Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Placing files via import, part of Animated Character Design with Illustrator.
If you've gone through the trouble of setting up a document, you don't really …want to use the Open command because that's going to open up a separate document …and you're going to lose the template features that you've already set up. …For example, the Video Action Safe guides the Transparency Grid multiple views. …So, the best thing to do then, is to place a file. …Now, the file I got open is placingfiles.ai, which is in Bringing Art …Work Into Illustrator folder. And into there, I am going to place a …file by going to File > Place. Okay, that's going to open up the Place …dialog box where I can choose the file that I want to place, which here I've …called File to Place funnily enough. Now, this is a multilayered Photoshop file.…
Now, the difference between opening the file and placing the file is, when you …place the file, you don't get the options to bring in multiple layers. …It just brings in as a flattened Photoshop file and you can see here I …only have one single layer. But that's still the, probably the …
- 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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