Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Grouping objects, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
There's nothing more frustrated when your art starts getting really complicated …than trying to grab something and move it and you realize you're only grabbing a …part of that. And what's really bad is when you notice …it until it's too late. You're well down the road and you go oh, great. …Now your choices are either moving it back ot just undoing until it gets back …to where you wanted it to be. So one of the things we want to learn in …this episode is grouping, so I don't grab that and then, oh now I've got to move …that and there's a lot going on there. It's really quite simple.…
I select that, hold my Shift key down, select additional objects that I want in …that group and object group. There you go. …Yep, that was pretty simple. So, this is pretty complicated art. …I'm not gonna shift-click around. What I may want to do is, select, then …deselect the objects that I don't want included in that. …And, looks like I have them all, and now I can object-group that. …You want to ungroup. You can ungroup them as well. …
- 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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