Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Opening files, part of Illustrator: Animated Character Design.
When you open a file in Illustrator, you get different options presented to you, …depending on the file selected. And if I go to file, Open, or hit command …O, or control O on the PC, to set up the open file dialog box, you'll see that I …get access to the files, as you would expect. …Now I'm going to select this multi-layered PSD file called open layers …PSD, and that's in the bringing artwork in folder. …As I open it, I'm presented then with a dialog box, which is the Photoshop …import options dialog box. Now in here I have got various features …that I can show you. First of all, I can have a preview of the …file and you can see that as showing me the top most visible layer there.…
I can also convert the Photoshop layers to objects an Illustrator meaning that …each layer in Photoshop will be an object placed on its own layer in illustrates or so. …Its kind of like converting the layers from Photoshop to straighter layer. …You can also choose to flatten the layers if you want to, I'm going to convert it to …
- Setting up the work area
- Bringing artwork into Illustrator
- Tracing artwork manually
- Creating complex shapes
- Working with paths
- Using Live Trace
- Coloring artwork
- Applying 3D effects
- Exporting artboards
- Options for saving files
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1. Setting Up the Work Area
2. Bringing Artwork into Illustrator
3. Tracing Artwork Manually
4. Creating Complex Shapes
5. Working with Paths
6. Using Live Trace
7. Coloring Artwork
8. Applying 3D Effects
Creating live 3D effects11m 31s
9. Finishing Touches
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