Illustrator Asa

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Illustrator Asa

  1. 1. Illustrator By : Amesha Alexander
  2. 2. What is Illustrator? <ul><li>Brand of software used to create professional quality vector graphics. </li></ul><ul><li>First developed for Mac computers in 1976, now available for both Mac and Windows. </li></ul><ul><li>Companion of Photoshop </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Provides results in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design. </li></ul><ul><li>Released in 1988. </li></ul><ul><li>Available in more than 20 different languages. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples of typesetting and logo graphics done with Adobe Illustrator
  5. 5. <ul><li>Create web graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Create Posters </li></ul><ul><li>Import text </li></ul><ul><li>Format text </li></ul><ul><li>Create Backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Create Borders </li></ul>Used to:
  6. 6. Above: Poster created by Illustrator Top right: Typesetting created by Illustrator Bottom right: Graphics made in Illustrator
  7. 7. Tool Bar: Selection tool: Lets you select entire objects, resize delete, & move them. Text tool: Allows you to create and edit text. Pen tool: Lets you draw straight and curved lines.
  8. 8. Rectangle tool: Lets you create rectangles, which are good for borders and backgrounds. Hand tool: Lets you navigate around on the page. Zoom tool: Allows you to zoom in and out of the page.
  9. 9. Examples of toolboxes
  10. 10. Shortcuts <ul><li>Selecting and Moving: </li></ul><ul><li>Option - make a copy while dragging </li></ul><ul><li>Shift - add a selection </li></ul><ul><li>Path Editing: </li></ul><ul><li>Spacebar - moves anchor point while dragging with pen tool </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing and Guides: </li></ul><ul><li>Tab - hide/show all tools and palettes </li></ul><ul><li>Shift tab - hide/show all toolbox except palettes </li></ul><ul><li>Type: </li></ul><ul><li>Option arrow up/down - decrease/increase leading </li></ul><ul><li>Option arrow left/right - decrease/increase kerning/tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Shift option arrow down/up - decrease/increase baseline shift </li></ul>
  11. 11. References http://www.videosymphony.com/working.php?pg=fc_whatisadobeillustrator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Illustrator http://desktoppublishing.com/reviews/illustrator_8-2.html http://www.webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/adobe-illustrator-shortcuts/
  12. 12. <ul><li>The End </li></ul>

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