Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting paths, part of Animated Character Design with Illustrator.
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Okay. In this exercise, we're going to have a look …at selecting paths in Illustrator. So, I've got the selectingpaths.ai file …open, and you can find that in the Working With Selections folder. …Now, I've got this file open here. I'm just going to toggle the spacebar to …move it down, so we can see it a little bit more clearly. …Now, you'll notice that as I roll over the different body parts with the …Selection tool, that they become highlighted. …And this is using the standard Selection tool. …Now, I'm sure that we all know that if you click on an object in Illustrator, …you select it. If you click on another object, you …deselect that last one, and select the next one.…
And it will select objects regardless of which layer they're on, and you'll see …that as I select them. This selection is indicated by the little …square to the right of this button here. this button here can also be used to …select objects on a layer per layer basis. …So, if I want to rather than select individual items from the left lower arm …
- 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
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