How to Use Adobe Illustrator CS5 Drawing Tools


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Using Offset Path

When you scale artwork you want to make sure that you get the results that you expect. In fact, sometimes if you want to create like an outline around an object, scaling artwork itself is the wrong method to use. Let me demonstrate by focusing on this icon here in the middle of this document. I'm going to zoom in a little bit closer here and say I want to create some kind of an outline around just the perimeter of this artwork. You'll notice that when I select it, I can scale it by double-clicking on the Scale tool here inside of the Tools panel. Let me move it over here just to this side so we could see the artwork and I'll click on the Preview button.

Now that's way too big, but let's say I scale it for about 125%. I'll click Copy and then I'll press D for Default and I'll also set my fill here to None. This is where you could compare the new shape that I just created to the shape that was there before. Notice that while the artwork itself is 125% larger...

Using Offset Path
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Using Offset Path provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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