Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Using adjustment tools, part of Animated Character Design with Illustrator.
Okay, so here we are in the adjustment tools dot ai file, which you can find in …the creating complex shapes folder. And I'm just going to toggle to the space …bar tool. Just clicking on spacebar will toggle to …the hand tool, which allows me to move the view down so that we can see what …we're dealing with. And we're going to focus on the right upper arm. …Create a new arm, focusing on the adjustment tools in order to do so. …Now the first thing I'm going to do is select this shape here, and you'll notice …a bounding box appears around it. If you don't see the bounding box just …make sure in the view menu that you don't have hide banding box deselected.…
If you do it will say show banding box. So you need to make sure that this is …active and you'll see that if I toggle between them it changes from show banding …box to hide banding box. So make sure you can see your banding box …before we proceed. Now, Illustrator offers so many tools for …different purposes, and when you first encounter some of these tools, some of …
- Setting up the work area
- Bringing artwork into Illustrator
- Tracing artwork manually
- Creating complex shapes
- Working with paths
- Using Live Trace
- Coloring artwork
- Applying 3D effects
- Exporting artboards
- Options for saving files
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1. Setting Up the Work Area
2. Bringing Artwork into Illustrator
3. Tracing Artwork Manually
4. Creating Complex Shapes
5. Working with Paths
6. Using Live Trace
7. Coloring Artwork
8. Applying 3D Effects
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9. Finishing Touches
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