Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Strokes and fills, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
Now if you only wanted to do black lines and white fills your art is going to …probably get pretty boring pretty fat, so let's take this shape that we just …created using our pen tool and let's give it color, let's give it a border, and all …sorts of fun stuff that really takes this to a new level. …For us to do that we need to understand two important terms stroke and fill, …okay, so lets look over here at the tool bar down towards the bottom you will see …this fill and this stroke icon, notice the stroke icon is an outline and the …fill is solid, if the fill is in front and you go to your swatches panel, lets …say, and you choose a color, it will fill that shape with that color.…
But I want to put a different color stroke, or border on that. …Lets zoom in and see what that's gonna look like. …See the black stroke right there, I'm gonna bring that to the front go to my …swatches panel and I'll choose a totally different color. …Let's just choose green there, and you can see that we've done that. …
- 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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