Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Live Paint, part of Illustrator CS4 Getting Started.
In this exercise, I will get you started with the Live Paint feature in…Illustrator which allows you to fill and stroke objects according to how they…intersect and overlap. You can see that I have got these Olympic rings set up,…but they are not truly Olympic rings because they do not interact with each…other, they do not actually intersect the way the Olympic rings do.…Which means that the yellow ring needs to be simultaneously in front of and in…back of its neighbors, which is impossible and I was relating this problem to a…friend of mine, Mordy Golding, who also happens to be a fellow trainer at…lynda.com and he came up with this solution which I've since come to regard is the…best demonstration of Live Paint that there is.…
I am working inside of a document called Almost Olympic.ai and I am going to go…ahead and select all the objects in this illustration by pressing Ctrl+A or…Command+A on the Mac, and I want to convert these shapes to a Live Paint group.…First, I am going to zoom in on a portion of the illustration that I want to…
- Working with point and path text
- Selecting, isolating, and combining paths
- Reshaping paths and working with control handles
- Rounding corners
- Using Live Paint
Skill Level Beginner
Q: I'm using a pressure brush with a graphics tablet while following along with this course. But when the author clicks and holds in the "Brushes and blobs" movie, he gets an expanding oval, where I get nothing or just a sharp-edged line. My brush doesn't seem to be responding to pressure. What should I do?
A: When you first install a Wacom (or other brand of) tablet, the pressure
options may not at first take hold.
After installing the tablet, try this:
- Confirm that the pressure is working in the Wacom (or other) control
- Quit Illustrator and the other programs.
- Restart your computer.
- Then relaunch Illustrator and try again.