You apply strokes and fills to objects constantly in Illustrator. Take advantage of these shortcuts to make the process faster and easier.
- [Instructor] Applying a stroke and/or fill to art work…in Illustrator is something you do all the time.…And often you may find that you mistakenly apply…the wrong property to an object and need to change it.…So let's take a look at some great shortcuts you can use…when working with stroke and fill on objects.…Now I'm gonna in and start by selecting this sunburst,…this star shape in the background here.…You'll notice this object has a fill…and then no stroke applied to it.…Now one of the things I wanna show you is,…that on your keyboard if you simply tap the X key,…this allows you to easily change the focus…between the fill and the stroke on an object,…without ever having to actually go over there…and click on those icons.…
So this is pretty powerful.…Now the other thing you can do,…and I run into this all the time where I draw an object…and it has the stroke applied instead of the fill,…or vice versa.…So this arrow right here will swap your stroke and fill.…But a way that you can do that using a shortcut,…is by pressing the Shift key and the letter X.…
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Duplicating objects
- Using custom views
- Saving selections
- Creating global swatches, styles, and libraries
- Building objects more efficiently
- Working with type
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