Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing tools, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
We have a really busy chapter ahead of us. …We're gonna focus on these drawing tools and the three specific areas here are the …pencil tool and what's underneath that. The eraser tool and what's underneath that. …And the blob tool, we're gonna deal with these three. …In fact, I'm just gonna grab the little tear-off here and bring them out as …floating panels. So we have right here handy when we're …ready to use them. Alright? …This one, we can't do that with, cuz there's only a single tool. …Alright, let's start with the most basic, and that's the pencil tool.…
How hard can this be, huh? We're gonna draw a single path. …So, let's just draw. Well, nothing happened really because I …didn't have a stroke color applied when I started drawing. …So I'm gonna hit delete, and if you had the same result, let's hit D on our keyboard. …And you'll notice that it makes the fill white, and the black stroke there so that …now when I draw you can see that I've got a black line on that area that I drew …
- Creating shapes and lines
- Modifying paths
- Transforming objects
- Using Illustrator's brushes
- Creating your own brushes
- Fun with text
- Understanding layers, groups, and sublayers
- Working with photos and other art
- Placing Illustrator files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Vector Data
2. What Is Illustrator?
3. Fun with Shapes
Creating shapes12m 18s
4. The Humble Line Tool: It's Not as Simple as It Sounds
5. Illustrator Kindergarten
Drawing tools16m 56s
6. Modifying Your Paths
7. You've Made a Path, Now What?
8. This Isn't Your Average Brush Tool
9. Time for Some Words
10. Working with Your Art Gets Easier with Layers
11. Bringing in Photos and Other Graphics for More Fun
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