Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Keyboard shortcuts and recording actions, part of Drawing Vector Graphics (2012).
Using keyboard shortcuts and recording actions will help make routine tasks…easier in Illustrator.…It'll allow you to work faster, because you won't have to memorize complex key…commands or pulldown menus as you build.…But the absolute best part of customizing your keyboard shortcuts and using…recorded actions is the ability to create your own personal workflow …of functions that Adobe Illustrator doesn't provide.…Here the nine custom keyboard commands I use everyday to make vector building easier.…
The F1 key which I used to make Clipping Mask.…The F2 key which releases Clipping Mask.…It will allow us to turn a multi-step process into a one-button push, …all the while avoiding any pulldown menus.…I use the F3 key to Clone Shapes.…Adobe Illustrator doesn't have a Clone command.…So I created my own using recorded action and assign it to a keyboard shortcut.…The F4 key sends vector objects to back of my design.…
I use the F5 key to bring vector objects to the front of my designs.…I use F6 key to Ungroup vector shapes.…
- What is illustrative design?
- Establishing a creative brief
- Defining client expectations
- Exploring creative thinking exercises
- Art directing your drawing
- Selecting an appropriate style for each project
- Drawing and thumbnail sketching
- Discerning anchor point placement
- Building vector drawings with shapes
- Presenting your illustrations
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 12/01/2015. What changed?
A: We updated 17 movies to reflect changes to the vector drawing workflow in Illustrator CC 2015.
Illustrator: Drawing without the Pen Toolwith Mordy Golding4h 39m Intermediate
Illustrator CS6 Essential Trainingwith Justin Seeley8h 48m Beginner
Insights on Illustrative Designwith Von Glitschka31m 2s Beginner
1. The Process
2. Creative Preparation
3. Drawing Your Design
4. Workflow Enhancements
5. Building Vector Shapes
6. Presenting Your Designs
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