Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing using shapes, part of Animated Character Design with Illustrator.
Now there are times when the easiest way to draw something is just to use a …primitive shape. And there are lot's of primitive shapes …available to you in illustrator, including the rectangle tool, rendered …rectangle tool, ellipse, polygon, star, and flare. …We're going to use the ellipse tool and all I'm going to do is just move to the …center where I want the eye hold down the Alt key to draw from the center and then …hold down Shift to constrain it so that it becomes a perfect circle. …Okay, and that places it over the eye, I can just nudge it into position using the …arrow keys on the keyboard. Now it's a little bit too perfect for my liking.…
So what I'm going to do is apply this nice artistic dry brush stroke to it. …It's a little bit too big now I could double-click the brush and edit it that …way just that with just the with commander, but really the quickest way is …to just go into my strokes settings and to bring that down to about 0.2 should do it. …And once I have that, go back to the selection tool, hold down the Alt key and …
- Setting up the work area
- Bringing artwork into Illustrator
- Tracing artwork manually
- Creating complex shapes
- Working with paths
- Using Live Trace
- Coloring artwork
- Applying 3D effects
- Exporting artboards
- Options for saving files
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1. Setting Up the Work Area
2. Bringing Artwork into Illustrator
3. Tracing Artwork Manually
4. Creating Complex Shapes
5. Working with Paths
6. Using Live Trace
7. Coloring Artwork
8. Applying 3D Effects
Creating live 3D effects11m 31s
9. Finishing Touches
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