Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with photos and other art, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
Sometimes when you're working in Illustrator, you need to bring in photos, …or maybe you need to bring in art you've created in Illustrator in other files. …There are several ways to do that. And in this chapter, we're gonna focus …on, how to place pictures properly, and when to use embedding versus linking, and …we're gonna place some graphics. For example, file, place. …Seems just like in design, if you've used that or cork or anything else. …We need to know that when I choose this art right here, for example, do I link it? …Or embed it? And how do I know the difference? …Well, we're gonna learn how to look at it the link panels to digest what's exactly …going on in our file. And when I go to file place.…
And I need another vector graphic, perhaps something created in Illustrator, …and go to place that, whether I link or enbed it. …The question is, do I really wanna place it, or would it be better for me to open …it in Illustrator, copy it, and paste it in here? …All those are questions that we're gonna answer in this chapter, working with photos. …
- Creating shapes and lines
- Modifying paths
- Transforming objects
- Using Illustrator's brushes
- Creating your own brushes
- Fun with text
- Understanding layers, groups, and sublayers
- Working with photos and other art
- Placing Illustrator files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Vector Data
2. What Is Illustrator?
3. Fun with Shapes
Creating shapes12m 18s
4. The Humble Line Tool: It's Not as Simple as It Sounds
5. Illustrator Kindergarten
Drawing tools16m 56s
6. Modifying Your Paths
7. You've Made a Path, Now What?
8. This Isn't Your Average Brush Tool
9. Time for Some Words
10. Working with Your Art Gets Easier with Layers
11. Bringing in Photos and Other Graphics for More Fun
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