Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Point vs. area type, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
In working in Illustrator there are two ways of applying type. …In InDesign if you've ever used that, you know that you need to take the type tool …and actually drag the box before you can begin typing. …In Illustrator that's not the case. I'm actually gonna take this type tool …and I can actually just click and I can begin typing. …So I'll type. MOTO, there we go. …And I can highlight that type either with my mouse or by hitting Cmd+A at this point.…
And up here in the control panel you'll see I've got some controls like I can …change the font, change the size. Look right over here, see the word …character in blue, and if I click on that, it launches my character panel and …if I. Choose my fonts there, I could actually …get a preview of what I'm looking at. I'm gonna use basic fonts that I'm gonna …trust you have at home, like Ariel Black. And I can choose the size if I want, or …maybe I don't know, maybe I just wanna guess at it. …And I've got all the other controls that we're used to using, and other type applications.…
- 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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