Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Duplicating objects, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
Alright, I think this artwork need some stars. …The stars I put in the text here, it's just not enough. …We've gotta really, really, really make this night happen. …So let's draw some stars. Let's for now go to window, layers. …And in the layers panel, I've actually broken this art up. …And I'm gonna turn off the visibility of the top layer and select layer two. …And that's where we're gonna put our stars for this exercise. …Okay? Now, I'm gonna go to my star tool and I'm …just gonna draw a star. And let me just hold my command key down …and make that a little bit bigger. Okay? …Yeah, that works pretty well. And I'm gonna go to my Swatches panel …here and fill that with, let's say, yellow for right now.…
Okay, great, now I've got one star. Now I really don't want to draw another …star, an draw another star, an draw another star. …So how do we duplicate? Well I could go object, Hm, I don't see …any duplicate there. Hm, edit, no, hm, what would we do? …Well, I could copy it, and then I could paste it. …
- 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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