Learn about using clipping and opacity masks.
- [Instructor] Using clipping masks…and opacity masks is something you will have to do…quite often when you're making simple maps…because when we draw these fab roads like this…to avoid their just abruptly ending…before the end of the map…we have to draw them beyond the boundaries.…In this movie we're going to make…an opacity mask and a clipping mask…so we can confirm that we know the difference…and have a little practice at the same time.…In the exercise file that I'm using here…I have the Roads layer active…and what we're going to do is get the rectangle tool…by tapping M on the keyboard,…it's the quickest way to get it…and drawing a rectangle…that covers the entire R board,…so going from corner to corner like so.…
Now, don't worry about the stroke…that you can see around it…because that will of course be being applied…by the appearance of the layer.…We can fix all of that in just a moment anyway.…Before I do,…what I want to do is copy this…to the clipboard so we can it again…in a moment.…Now we can fix what we need to…
- Understanding where your map will be used
- Finding reference material
- Using symbols and masks
- Drawing roads, rivers, buildings, and other landmarks
- Adding type
- Enhancing your map
- Adding interactivity and animation
Skill Level Intermediate
Illustrator CC 2013 One-on-One: Intermediatewith Deke McClelland11h 37m Intermediate
Creating a Map with Illustratorwith William Everhart2h 48m Intermediate
Draw Better and Faster with Illustrator CCwith Deke McClelland1h 52m Intermediate
1. Designing a Simplified Map
2. Basic Skills
3. Creating a Simplified Map
4. Enhancing Your Map
5. Interactive Maps
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