Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Transform tools, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
When we get right down to it and we're ready to make a few changes to this art, …just some final tweaking. There are a few tools that can help us …transform as well. Now, in the more recent versions of …Illustrator, the black arrow has taken on more power. …There was a day when it couldn't even rotate. …It was frustrating. Yeah, believe it or not. …That was like wow, hey that's nice improvement. …Okay there's things it will do now. But we go down here and we actually have …a rotate tool. Now why would I have a rotate tool if I …can just go with a black arrow. Well, notice that when I change the …rotate tool, there's that little axis that shows up in the middle.…
Let's look at it again. This is the bounding box, okay. …So just kind of visualize the middle, and when I go to the rotate tool, it puts …that right there. Well I can actually hold my alt key down …and move this right up there to that point, and now when I rotate either …numerically, or if I just drag, that's the axis on which I'm rotating. …
- 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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