Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Line tools, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
For this lesson I'm gonna break the line tools up into two sections. …The actual line tools, and the grid tool. In this lesson, we'll focus on the top …three here. And I'm gonna go to the tear-off and …bring that out so it's actually floating as a panel. …The first tool is so simple to use, you probably wondering why are you even …covering this. Well, I think it's worth doing. …If I drag with that tool, I create a line segment, simple enough. …Now if I want it to be at a right angle I can draw and as I'm drawing, if I hold my …Shift key down, it will snap it to be orthogonal, 45 degree angle or 90 degree …angle as I draw. So now I can have some controls with that …Shift key. All right.…
So, you're thinking, well, that was a pretty easy lesson, Russell. …Yes, it was. Now, if I go to my white arrow though, …just remember that if I click on at one end, not the other, I can then go ahead …and rotate that however I want. All right, so, pretty simple to work with …the line segment. Now, the next one, the arc tool gets a …
- 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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