Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing Behind and Draw Inside Drawing modes, part of Illustrator CS5 New Features.
Illustrator CS5 introduces two new drawing modes that help us draw more efficiently.…One of them is called Draw Behind, which allows you to draw artwork…beneath other objects.…The other one is called Draw Inside, which allows you to draw artwork inside of other artwork.…Let's take a closer look at how both these drawing modes work and how they can work for you.…First, let's talk about the Draw Behind mode.…Ordinarily, inside of Illustrator, we have something called the stacking order.…That means that some objects are above or beneath others.…When you're working inside of Illustrator, many times when you have a piece of…art selected, you may want to adjust where that artwork appears in the…stacking order, by going to the Object menu and choosing one of these options…from the Arrange submenu.…
However, Illustrator's default behavior is that it always draws new objects on…top of the stacking order.…That means if you know a piece of art needs to go beneath something else, it's a…two-step process for you.…
- Creating complex art from basic shapes with the Shape Builder tool
- Transforming flat artwork using perspective grids and vanishing points
- Creating variable-width strokes
- Controlling dashed line length, corners, and gaps
- Creating original brushes using the Brushes panel
- Adding arrowheads to strokes
- Creating web-ready graphics, text, and slices
- Integrating with Flash Catalyst
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the “Mapping flat artwork to perspective grids” video, directions for moving a box in a perpendicular direction say to use the Tilde key. However, upon attempting to move the box using this method, the box continues to move in the same plane, not in a perpendicular fashion. Is the technique in the video incorrect?
A: Adobe changed this keyboard shortcut just before the final release. The shortcut is the "5" key. The video tutorial has been updated to reflect this.