Setting up angular construction guides


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Setting up angular construction guides

In this movie, I'll show you how to work with construction guides, which are a variety of smart guides which allow you to create lines at very specific angles. So inside of this artwork we have these diagonal lines that are running at 60 degree angles. And then we have the vertical lines which are 90 degrees. And both 60 and 90 are multiples of 30 degrees. So sometimes you have to use a little bit of math, I don't think it's that hard, but you do have to think it through. I'll go ahead switch over to this starterguides.ai file which contains a few horizontal guidelines as well this big guide structure in the center here. But it'll just help us to better keep track of what's going on. Then you want to press Ctrl+K or Cmd+K on the Mac to bring up the preferences dialog box.

And click on Smart Guides here inside the left hand list. And now notice this option right there, Construction Guides. By default, it's set to 90 and 45 degree angles. I'm ...

Setting up angular construction guides
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Setting up angular construction guides provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design
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