Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Placing photos, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
When you look at all the products in the Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, …InDesign, there's a lot of crossover where you're able to do the same thing in …any of those products. And so, sometimes it just comes down to a …personal preference. Well I prefer Photoshop or I prefer InDesign. …No matter which is your favorite though, there are times when working in …Illustrator placing graphics, placing photos, is the best way to do it. …So, it's important that you know how to place a photo and how to work with them …in Illustrator. It's actually very simple.…
File > Place. There you go. …File > Place, just like InDesign. And you look in the folder for the file …you wanna place. In this case, the Fiat photograph there. …And I hit Place. But, but wait. …Before I do that, we have a really important decision right over here. …Do I wanna link to an external file, or do I want to embed that? …Well, let's go ahead and link for now. And when I place this, this is gonna be …much like working in other applications, Pagemaker, Quark, InDesign.…
- 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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