Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Mastering layers, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
In this chapter, we're not just going to get a demo of layers, we're gonna master …layers, because this is a really important component to being able to work …in illustrator. A lot of you might be thinking, isn't …layers kind of an advanced topic? You know, I'm a beginner here. …I'm just getting started. Maybe. …I think it's one of the core tools that you need to understand to be able to work …well in Illustrator. So we're going to cover it now so you …know this and it's amazing what you'll be able to do with your documents after you …see how this works. Plus, I'm guessing that most of you have …had some experience with layers in Photoshop.…
And even though it's different, there is enough similarity there that I think …you'll be able to grab this very quickly. So in this chapter we're going to learn …how to manage all that. Now let's open the document, Los chickens …end, and go to window layers. When you open this panel you're gonna …see, that this art is actually broken down into a bunch of layers, you can't …
- 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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