Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Placing Illustrator files, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
If you watched the previous movie on placing photos, you may think well I can …skip this chapter cuz how different can it be placing Illustrator files. …It is. It's a totally different animal and we …wanna really know what's going on with this. …So let's say that I've got an illustrator file that I've created externally here …that I wanna place right here. So let's go to File. …Place. I'm going to choose this Rome art AI …file, and I can link that and that's not different than working with photographs.…
I can crop this to the art, the crop box, the bleed. …There's all sorts of settings here. We're going to go ahead and crop this to …the art and hit OK. And there it is on my page. …And I'm going to hold the shift key down and shrink that down a bit. …Go ahead and bring that up here. Now at this point it's going to behave …much like just any other file. Its linked. …If I edit this in illustrator it will update here. …Let's go ahead and do that. If I Option or Alt double click on this, …it's gonna open this in Illustrator for me.…
- 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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