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    • Getting Started with Illustrator
    • Objectives
      • Create a new document
      • Explore the Illustrator window
      • Create basic shapes
      • Apply fill and stroke colors to objects
      • Select, move, and align objects
      • Transform objects
      • Make direct selections
    • Create a New Document
      • To create a new document in Illustrator, you begin in the New Document dialog box.
        • Choose document size, number of artboards, page orientation, and unit of measure for rulers
    • Creating a New Document
      • Choosing color modes and document size
        • CMYK Color is color mode used for print projects
        • RGB Color is used for projects going to screen such as TV or Web
    • Creating a New Document
      • Choosing color modes and document size
        • New Document Profile menu in New Document dialog box allows you to choose
          • Print
          • Web
          • Mobile and devices
          • Video and film
          • Basic CMYK
          • Basic RGB
    • Creating a New Document
      • Choosing a unit of measure
        • Many designers choose points and picas
          • Point is 1/72 inch
          • Pica is 12 points or 1/6 inch
    • Creating a New Document
      • To set preferences for units of measure
          • Click Edit on Application bar
          • Point to Preferences
          • Click Units and Display Performance
          • Click General, Stroke, and Type list arrows
    • Creating a New Document Document name Size list arrow Units list arrow Color Mode list arrow New Document dialog box (Windows) Landscape Portrait Expand/Collapse button Number of Artboards setting
    • Creating a New Document
      • QUICKTIP
      • If you are using a Macintosh, you will find the Preferences command on the Illustrator menu.
    • Exploring the Illustrator Window
      • The arrangement of windows and panels that you see on your monitor is called the workspace .
      • Illustrator CS4 offers a number of predefined workspaces that are customized for different types of tasks.
    • Exploring the Illustrator Window
      • The default workspace is called Essentials.
      • The workspace includes the
        • Application bar
        • Document tab
        • Artboard
        • Pasteboard
        • Panels
        • Tools panel
    • Exploring the Illustrator Window
      • The Application bar includes menus, the Go to Bridge button, the Arrange Documents list arrow, the workspace switcher, and the Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons.
      • The document tab contains the name of your document, magnification level, and color mode.
    • Exploring the Illustrator Window
      • The artboard is the area, bound by a solid line, in which you create your artwork; the size of the artboard can be set as large as 227" × 227".
      • The pasteboard is the area outside the artboard where you can store objects before placing them on the artboard.
    • Exploring the Illustrator Window
      • The Tools panel contains tools that let you create, select, and manipulate objects in Illustrator.
      • Panels are windows containing features for modifying and manipulating Illustrator objects.
      • Panels are arranged in groups on the right side of the workspace.
    • Exploring the Illustrator Window
      • Other areas of the workspace include the status bar and the zoom text box .
      • The status bar contains the zoom text box, the zoom menu, the Artboard Navigation menu, and Next and Previous buttons.
    • Exploring the Illustrator Window Panels Application bar Tools panel Pasteboard Artboard Status bar Document tab Zoom text box
    • Exploring the Illustrator Window
      • Quick keys are commands essential for performing basic and complex operations
        • When available, quick key is listed beside command in menu
        • Best place to start memorizing quick keys is with commands on File, Edit, and Object menus
    • Exploring the Illustrator Window
    • Exploring the Illustrator Window
    • Create Basic Shapes
      • Basic geometric shapes are the foundation of Illustrator
    • Create Basic Shapes
      • Bitmap Images – created using square or rectangle grid of colored squares called pixels .
          • All scanned images composed of pixels
          • All digital images composed of pixels
      • Number of pixels in a given inch referred to as image’s resolution .
    • Create Basic Shapes
      • Bitmap images termed resolution-dependent
        • Resizing larger means negative impact on image quality
    • Create Basic Shapes Bitmap image Pixels
    • Create Basic Shapes
      • Graphics created in Illustrator are vector graphics
          • Created with lines and curves
          • Defined by mathematical objects called vectors
    • Create Basic Shapes
      • Vector graphics consist of anchor points and line segments , together referred to as paths
        • Can be scaled to any size
          • Termed resolution-independent
    • Create Basic Shapes Vector graphic
    • Apply Fill and Stroke Colors to Objects
      • Click the Fill or Stroke button on the Tools panel
      Stroke button Swap Fill and Stroke button Fill button Default Fill and Stroke button
    • Apply Fill and Stroke Colors to Objects
      • Swatches panel is central to color management in application
          • Simple resource for applying fills and strokes to objects
    • Apply Fill and Stroke Colors to Objects
      • When object selected, click swatch in panel applies color as fill or stroke, depending on which is activated.
      • Dragging swatch to unselected object will change color of its fill or stroke, depending on which is activated.
    • Apply Fill and Stroke Colors to Objects 47 Pre-set colors, gradients, patterns, and shades of gray
    • Select, Move, and Align objects
      • To move or modify object, select it with a selection tool, menu item, or command key
        • Two basic ways to move objects
          • Click and drag
          • Use arrow keys
      • Pressing [Alt](Win) or [option](Mac) when dragging creates copy of object
    • Select, Move, and Align objects
      • Grouping objects allows them to be selected with one click of Selection tool
        • To group:
          • Click objects
          • Click Object on Application bar
          • Click Group
    • Select, Move, and Align objects
      • Marquee selection – dotted rectangle that is created when you drag the Selection tool around an object or objects
        • Any object marquee touches before mouse is released will be selected
        • Marquee selections very useful for quick and precise selections
    • Select, Move, and Align objects
      • Smart Guides are temporary guides turned on and off on the View menu
        • help move and align objects in relation to other objects
      • Smart Guides use words to identify visible or invisible objects, page boundaries, intersections, anchor points, paths, and center points
    • Transform Objects
      • Transforming objects
        • Fundamental transformation tools:
          • Scale tool: resize objects
          • Rotate tool: rotate objects
          • Reflect tool: flip objects over an imaginary axis
    • Transform Objects
      • Transform an object using desired tool or its dialog box
          • Enter precise numbers to execute transformation on selected object
    • Transform Objects
      • Repeating transformations
        • Powerful command is Transform Again, found on Object menu
          • When you transform an object, Transform Again repeats transformation
    • Transform Objects
      • Repeating transformations
        • Power comes in combination with copying transformations
          • Very handy for creating complex geometric shapes from basic objects
    • Transform Objects Scale dialog box Options for scaling an object Copy button
    • Transform Objects Reflected text examples
    • Make Direct Selections
      • Use the Direct Selection tool to select individual anchor points or single paths of an object
          • Use [Shift] to select multiple anchor points or multiple paths
          • Select multiple paths or anchor points by dragging a direct selection marquee
    • Make Direct Selections
      • Clicking center of object with Direct Selection tool selects entire object
          • Click edge to select path only
    • Make Direct Selections
      • Adding anchor points
        • Add Anchor Points command creates new anchor points without distorting object
        • To add anchor point:
          • Click Object on the Application bar
          • Point to Path
          • Click Add Anchor Points
    • Make Direct Selections Direct Selection tool selects single objects within groups Direct Selection tool selects anchor points and paths Using the Direct Selection tool
    • Make Direct Selections
      • Turning Objects into Guides
        • Any object you create can be turned into guide
          • Select object
          • Click View on the Application bar
          • Point to Guides, then click Make Guides
    • Make Direct Selections
      • When object becomes guide, it loses its attributes, such as fill, stroke, and stroke weight
          • Illustrator remembers original attributes
          • To transform guide back into object, click View on the Application bar, point to Guides, then click Release Guides