Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the interface, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
If you've used any Adobe product before this is probably familiar territory to …you, so we'll just do a quick overview of this interface to make sure you know …where to look for everything. First of all, tools, okay, that's simple. …And if you're looking at the single toolbar you can make it a double toolbar …by clicking that little icon right there. I kinda prefer that at times, I don't …know maybe I'm nostalgic, if you look at any of the tools, or the little triangle …in the bottom right corner of it, that means, hold down. …And there are other tools buried or nested underneath there.…
All the way to the right is this little icon here. …This little feature that allows us to tear that off, and make a floating panel …out of it. So now, all my type is right here instead …of having to go down here every time I want it. …I love that feature. It's not new, and I've wished Photoshop …and Indesign would add that for years. Up along the top we have our drop-down menus. …You could pretty much expect the same thing in other applications. …
- 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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