Join Shane Snow for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a pen tool to draw relationship lines, part of Infographics: Visualizing Relationships.
Here we are with the final version of a radial relationship diagrams that we've…been recreating in Photoshop.…We've got 24 characters in three groups around our circle, with these colored…lines indicating the relationships between everybody.…Now let switch back to our work in progress that we've been building over a…wireframe. We've got our labels for our characters, a legend telling us how…we're going to color-code things, we've even created a few of our character…platforms here, connected to their labels.…So now we're going to connect these characters and visualize there relationships…using color-coded, elastic-looking lines.…
In this video we'll draw the lines, and in the next video we'll tweak them.…First let's figure out who we want to connect to whom. We'll zoom in. We'll start…with Peter Thiel. He is an angel investor.…In Excel we'll take a look at Peter's connections. So we'll scroll down. Right…now it's sorted by character alphabetically.…So we can see here Peter Thiel has two connections. He is an angel investor.…
- Setting the stage for a circle relationship visualization
- Using space to organize the infographic
- Drawing relationship lines with the Pen tool
- Adjusting the curvature and transparency of lines
- Adding directional arrows