Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Using new paste commands, part of Illustrator CS5 New Features.
Sometimes, simple commands like Copy and Paste can have a huge impact on the way they do work.…Illustrator CS5 adds a few new options for copying and pasting. Let's take a look.…I have a few artboards here on my document, and I want to add some information.…So, I am going to zoom in on, let's say this artboard right here, and I have a…symbol that I have already created here.…It's basically a little symbol that says that this is a…confidential information.…Let me close my Symbols panel here, and I will drop this just into position,…let's say right above over here. Great!…Let me go ahead and move over a little bit.…Now I want to put that exact same symbol on this artboard as well.…
Well, what I can do is that I can actually take this piece of art and select it.…I am going to copy it, go to the Edit menu and basically hit Copy.…Then I will click on this artboard here, just simply click on it to now turn it…into the active artboard. And instead of choosing Paste, from the Edit menu, I am…going to choose Paste in Place.…
- Creating complex art from basic shapes with the Shape Builder tool
- Transforming flat artwork using perspective grids and vanishing points
- Creating variable-width strokes
- Controlling dashed line length, corners, and gaps
- Creating original brushes using the Brushes panel
- Adding arrowheads to strokes
- Creating web-ready graphics, text, and slices
- Integrating with Flash Catalyst
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the “Mapping flat artwork to perspective grids” video, directions for moving a box in a perpendicular direction say to use the Tilde key. However, upon attempting to move the box using this method, the box continues to move in the same plane, not in a perpendicular fashion. Is the technique in the video incorrect?
A: Adobe changed this keyboard shortcut just before the final release. The shortcut is the "5" key. The video tutorial has been updated to reflect this.