Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Isolation mode, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
Let's open the image, Los Chickens in CSAI. …And let's go to window, layers. And if you want to, you can enlarge the …preview by going to the panel options and choosing large. …Now we can see those layers a little bit better. …I want to talk about something in this chapter that you've probably done by accident. …Whenever I'm in front of a live audience and I'm teaching illustrator and I show …them this they go oh, that's what that is. …I've been there by accident a million times and I didn't know what to do. …We're gonna learn this because once you master isolation mode you're really going …to be able to work a lot faster. You're gonna love this, I promise, you're …gonna love this. If you've ever done this by accident, …just double-clicked on a piece of art, you'll notice that we get this gray bar …runs across the top and what we selected is editable.…
Right? You can see that. …I'm going to undo that by hitting Command z, but everything else is grayed out. …And you're thinking, Now, how did I get here? …
- 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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