Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Transforming objects, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
If there's something you want to change in your art, you're better off learning …how to transform it than deleting and then starting all over again. …It maybe something as simple as a rotate or scaling it or skewing it or maybe …duplicating it, or any number of other transformations. …Maybe you want these two moons to line up perfectly. …There's all sorts of buttons, drop down menus, tools, keyboard shortcuts, that …allow us to achieve that without having to delete our art and starting again.…
Or trying, omigod, can you imagine redrawing this same art over and over and …over again? We're not gonna do that. …We're gonna learn all sorts of neat tricks. …And then we're gonna learn how to organize them through groups and how to …arrange them with alignment. So, this is a busy chapter on …transforming those objects on our art. …
- 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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