Illustrator CS6 Essentials: Use Rulers, Guides, and Grids


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Using rulers, guides, and grids

Setup and preparation are very important with any type of project. After all you wouldn't expect an architect to start building a house without blueprints now would you? In this movie, I'll walk you through creating your own set of blueprints utilizing rulers, guides and grids inside of Illustrator. But first of all let's take a look at what these features actually are by looking at this document here. I've got the Grids and Guides document open and as you can see there are already some guides out on screen. These guides indicate exactly where the artwork is supposed to be in my document.

Think of these in terms of boundaries that you want to constrain your art work within. Creating these guides is actually very easy. You simply find the rulers, which you can turn on by going to View and selecting Rulers and then saying Hide or Show Rulers or you can simply use Ctrl+R or Command+R on your keyboard, and once you have the Rulers open, you simply click and drag out a new guide...

Using rulers, guides, and grids
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Using rulers, guides, and grids provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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