Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Fun with text, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but my opinion, this picture needs …some words. So, let's look at where we're gonna go …during this chapter. We're gonna talk about type, fun with …type, and if you look at this piece of art in front of you, this is 100% text. …Yeah, even this artwork right here, its text. …And we're gonna talk about how to take glyps, or dingbats, like zav dingbats, …and other artfonts, and turn them into workable art. …We're also gonna learn how to take text, which wont allow you to apply a gradiant …to it. See, can't do it.…
Can't do it. Can't do it. …We're going to learn how to create outlines, so that now I can apply a …gradient to it, as well as do other things. …Like, notice the center of this O. Watch when I move the motorcycle, there's …not one. We can modify this text beyond what we …can do in the humble, character panel, and paragraph panel that maybe you're …familiar with from in design. We're gonna go beyond that. …And we're gonna create outlines on text for a whole list of things. …
- 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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