Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Offset paths, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
OK, so how do I get this look? How do I get this outline of the text there? …Make this starburst bigger like that, different levels? …How do I do that? You might think it's just scaling, but …let's go to this accordian nights offset paths document, and if I scroll over to …the paste board, I've given you an example of how it doesn't work. …I've got this c alright and it's a path you can see that and I am gonna copy this …and I am going to paste in front. So just put it exact replica on top of …itself, you can see that, okay. And I'll go ahead and change the color of …it cuz I wanna make this. Behind it with an outline like I showed …in the previous example. Try scaling it.…
Hold your shift key down and just make it a little bit bigger, and you'll see that …you can't. I'm going to go to object, arrange, send …it back. So, now you can see that c in front of …it, but use your arrow keys and nudge it around a little bit. …See, it doesn't work, scaling only grows it out or shrinks it in. …Notice it doesn't take the whole path and have it come outside like I really want …
- 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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