Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting and isolating paths, part of Illustrator CS4 Getting Started.
In this exercise, I am going to show you how to select, group and isolate…objects inside of Illustrator. I am working inside this document Type And…Stickers.ai, which is found inside the Exercise Files folder. I am going to…zoom in on this sign that says woody underneath the drawing of a car and I want…to introduce you to two tools that you are going to be using a lot inside Illustrator.…These arrow tools up here at the top of the toolbox. There is the black arrow…tool or the Selection tool if you prefer then there is the white arrow tool or…the Direct Selection tool. You can get to the black arrow tool by pressing the…V key which is the last consonant in the word move because it lets you move…objects inside of Illustrator. The white arrow tool, you can get to by pressing…the A key for arrow. The purpose of these tools is to select large objects in…the case of the black arrow tool and then select small objects inside of…objects with the Direct Selection tool and I will show you how that works.…
- Working with point and path text
- Selecting, isolating, and combining paths
- Reshaping paths and working with control handles
- Rounding corners
- Using Live Paint
Skill Level Beginner
Q: I'm using a pressure brush with a graphics tablet while following along with this course. But when the author clicks and holds in the "Brushes and blobs" movie, he gets an expanding oval, where I get nothing or just a sharp-edged line. My brush doesn't seem to be responding to pressure. What should I do?
A: When you first install a Wacom (or other brand of) tablet, the pressure
options may not at first take hold.
After installing the tablet, try this:
- Confirm that the pressure is working in the Wacom (or other) control
- Quit Illustrator and the other programs.
- Restart your computer.
- Then relaunch Illustrator and try again.