Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Live Rectangles, part of Illustrator: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates.
…Rectangles are one of the most basic shapes…that you can work with inside of Illustrator.…And it's one of the first things you probably learned how to…do when you first started using Illustrator, draw out a simple rectangle.…And the work flow for rectangles really has not changed all that…much over the years except for a few minor updates along the way.…However, in this version of Illustrator CC, we now have the ability…to completely change the way we work with both rectangles and rounded rectangles.…In this movie, I'll show you the new live rectangle feature…and I'll show you how to convert your existing artwork over to…this new format, so that you can use all of the new…powers of this feature on all of your existing artwork as well.…
So first thing's first, before I get to…converting this piece of artwork, I'm going to go…to the file menu and choose new just to…create a brand new blank document to draw with.…Then I'm going to choose the web preset and just hit…OK that way I have a nice blank canvas to work from.…
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 10/06/2014. What changed?
A: We added a new chapter covering the October 2014 changes to Illustrator CC, which includes the new Curvature and Join tools, auto-sizing text, and Design Libraries.