Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding anchors and lines, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
All right. For this lesson, we're going to create a …New Document. So, let's go to File > New, and under New …Document Profile, just choose Print, for now, and under size choose Letter, and …let's make it horizontal, or landscape like that. …Okay? Simple enough. …Let's hit Okay. And there's our document. …This is the playground, which we're going to use today as we work. …Now when we create this art, that we're going to do, we're probably with paint …programs, but when we start talking about anchors and lines in this vector world.…
Wow, this is a whole new thing. So, I just want to demonstrate the hard …way to do it. Don't get freaked out when you see this …and run away and say, I'm never going to touch this, because we're going to use …this tool very little today. But I want us to go to the pen tool. …This third tool down on the left. Okay? …The pen tool. Hit p on your keyboard, and I want you to …just move it over your page. But don't click the mouse or anything. …Just put it there. All right. …
- 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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