Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Fun with paths, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
You've seen posters like this in print or magazine ads or anything else. …It gets pretty complicated and you're thinking, now how did they do that? …You know maybe you don't even want to worry about. …But maybe you really want to create something like this and you're thinking …well that's a font. Well that's just a logo; they created that. …Yeah, they created that, but what did they create that in? …And the starburst with the three levels, and this guy here, and the moon. …Can you imagine taking the pencil tool and trying to draw a moon and, forget it. …Not interested. How do we create this stuff? …Well, there are a few basic tools, techniques and rules that you need to …learn when working with vector art and once you learn those, you can very …quickly and easily create that. And that's what we're going to do in this chapter.…
Fun with paths. We're just gonna take simple shapes, …simple text, all sorts of things. And with a few simple, very easy to learn …techniques, we're gonna create this type of stuff. …
- 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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