Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Outline stroke, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
In this video, I'm gonna show you one of my favorite tips. …It's one of my favorite tips, because, it's one of those things we need all the time. …And once we discover it, it literally change the way we work. …And I remember, when I discovered it, and I think it's still marked on a calendar somewhere. …It's just such a huge feature. Let's zoom in and look at this logo right here. …See those piano keys on the logo? How did I create that? …Well, human nature may have us do something like this. …I'm gonna go back to this original document before I did that.…
And let's take our line segment tool. And I'm just gonna draw a simple line. …There we go. And let's put a stroke on it. …Something like that, maybe too big. Let's go with like five points maybe. …Good enough. And let me make that just a little bit longer. …Okay, now I'm going to, with this line that I've created or this stroke, it's …got a black stroke on it, okay? I'm gonna go ahead and duplicate this. …Alright, so I'm gonna hold my Alt key down and my Shift key, and I'm just gonna …
- 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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