Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Making unique borders, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
If I want a border around this, I can click on this and, yes, I could, you …know, put a stroke. Could do that, nice big stroke. …Yeah. I go to Stroke panel and I can put dashes …on it. We start running out of options pretty quickly. …So once again, we're gonna turn to our Brushes. …And if I enlarge this, you'll see that there is one border tool there in the …Brushes panel. And, alright, maybe, but I want something …more exciting, so I'm gonna go to the Library, and you'll notice there's an …option for Borders. Dash, decorative, frames, geometric …lines, novelty and primitive. Alright, that's fun.…
Lets see what they have for decorative borders. …Alrighty. Hm, how about that one? …Or that one? Or that one? …Or that one? Alright, so you can see that we're a …click of a button away from applying some rather horrid looking borders. …Alright, some of them are as bad as others, but in the end, the opportunities …to use exactly these borders are probably limited. …There's gonna come a day when you are going to say, I'm going to make my own border.…
- 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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