SESSION 3 DEMO:
session 3 demo:
FLOW CHARTS AND SMALL MULTIPLES
flow charts and small multiples
PLAN601E VERBAL AND VISUAL...
TOOLS IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
REVIEW OF TOOLS, PANELS AND FUNCTIONS
object
tools

color
layers

stroke

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Palettes organize tools, colors, layers, type,
and ...
zoom / pan

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Move around the artboard with zoom, pan, or scrolling; the mouse
wheel can ...
select

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Shapes and lines are made up of “paths” and “anchors”; paths and
polygans can b...
direct
select

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Anchors are the handles on paths and polygons; they can be
moved with th...
color
fill / stroke

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Paths have a “fill” and “stroke,” which can be
assigned colors.
stroke
stroke

review of
adobe illustrator tools
direct
select

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Direct selection can move several anchors at the same time.
edit

review of
adobe illustrator tools
select

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Another way to copy polygons is to move them with the selection
tool + option.
layers

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Another way to copy polygons is to move them with the selection
tool + option.
arrange

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Polygons can also be arranged within the same layer by selecting
then right cl...
text
text
text

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Use the “text tool” to create text boxes; modify text in
the menu or ch...
select

group

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Select, right click, and “group” polygons and text to
move them together
select

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Dragging the “pivot” on a group of polygons while holding shift
scales them pro...
select
scale

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Select the group, right click, and select “scale” to scale
by percentage.
rotate

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Hold shift while rotating to “rotate” the group at
45 degree increments.
ruler

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Create “guides” by clicking on the vertical and horizontal rulers
and dragging i...
guides /
grids

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Right click anywhere and select “show / hide grid” to
show a background...
align

review of
adobe illustrator tools

The “align” palette has tools for aligning polygons by their centers
and edges.
align

review of
adobe illustrator tools

The “align” palette has tools for aligning polygons by their centers
and edges.
pathfinder

review of
adobe illustrator tools

The “pathfinder” palette has tools for combining polygons in
various ways i...
short
cut

review of
adobe illustrator tools

Hover the cursor over various tools
to see the “short-cut” command.
creating a flow chart with
adobe illustrator

Let’s make a chart that explains the process for reporting a
landlord compla...
CREATING A FLOW CHART
IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
creating a flow chart with
adobe illustrator

1) Find some interesting data.
creating a flow chart with
adobe illustrator

2) Look at precedents.
creating a flow chart with
adobe illustrator

3) Sketch out your ideas for the diagam and graphic conventions.
4

creating a pie chart
with adobe illustrator

4) Set up grapihc conventions in Illustrator.
text
5

creating a pie chart
with adobe illustrator

5

5) Make a layer for text, use text tool to write out steps, arrang...
ellipse

creating a pie chart
with adobe illustrator

6

6) Use rectangle / ellipse tools to make
polygons for text.
7
eyedrop

7

creating a pie chart
with adobe illustrator

7) Use eyedropper to select and coordinate
boxes with graphic c...
PEN

8

creating a pie chart
with adobe illustrator

8) Draw connecting lines using the Pen tool. Add arrowheads
using the...
10

10

creating a pie chart
with adobe illustrator

10) Adjust dash settings for lines.
11

11

creating a pie chart
with adobe illustrator

11) Use the grid and align tools to clean up diagram shapes and
lines...
creating a flow chart with
adobe illustrator

Give your diagram a descriptive title.
creating small multiples
IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
creating small multiples with
adobe illustrator

Let’s make a diagram displaying traffic accident data.
creating small multiples with

1) Find some interesting data that has a
temporal dimension.
2

creating small multiples with
adobe illustrator

2) “place” a screenshot of the stats map
in the artboard.
3

creating small multiples with
adobe illustrator

3) trace background elements for the diagram;
add annotation; create s...
4

creating small multiples with
adobe illustrator

4) Group the background elements and drag holding shift + option
to co...
5

creating small multiples with
adobe illustrator

5) Make a layer for dots and place dots on background to
represent ann...
6
6

creating small multiples with

6) Use type tool to add annotation and clean up with align palette.
stroke

creating small multiples with
adobe illustrator

Let’s try out a different convention for representing data values...
7

creating small multiples with
adobe illustrator

7) Use eyedropper tool to apply new vgraphic conventions.
creating small multiples with
adobe illustrator

Be sure to create a label for the data source.
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Plan601 e session 3 demo

  1. 1. SESSION 3 DEMO: session 3 demo: FLOW CHARTS AND SMALL MULTIPLES flow charts and small multiples PLAN601E VERBAL AND VISUAL: INFORMATION GRAPHICS (SESSION 3) PLAN601E Verbal and visual: Information Graphics (session 3)
  2. 2. TOOLS IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR REVIEW OF TOOLS, PANELS AND FUNCTIONS
  3. 3. object tools color layers stroke review of adobe illustrator tools Palettes organize tools, colors, layers, type, and other settings.
  4. 4. zoom / pan review of adobe illustrator tools Move around the artboard with zoom, pan, or scrolling; the mouse wheel can also be used to scroll.
  5. 5. select review of adobe illustrator tools Shapes and lines are made up of “paths” and “anchors”; paths and polygans can be moved with the selection tool.
  6. 6. direct select review of adobe illustrator tools Anchors are the handles on paths and polygons; they can be moved with the direct selection tool.
  7. 7. color fill / stroke review of adobe illustrator tools Paths have a “fill” and “stroke,” which can be assigned colors.
  8. 8. stroke stroke review of adobe illustrator tools
  9. 9. direct select review of adobe illustrator tools Direct selection can move several anchors at the same time.
  10. 10. edit review of adobe illustrator tools
  11. 11. select review of adobe illustrator tools Another way to copy polygons is to move them with the selection tool + option.
  12. 12. layers review of adobe illustrator tools Another way to copy polygons is to move them with the selection tool + option.
  13. 13. arrange review of adobe illustrator tools Polygons can also be arranged within the same layer by selecting then right clicking and utilizing “arrange” tools.
  14. 14. text text text review of adobe illustrator tools Use the “text tool” to create text boxes; modify text in the menu or character palette.
  15. 15. select group review of adobe illustrator tools Select, right click, and “group” polygons and text to move them together
  16. 16. select review of adobe illustrator tools Dragging the “pivot” on a group of polygons while holding shift scales them propotionally.
  17. 17. select scale review of adobe illustrator tools Select the group, right click, and select “scale” to scale by percentage.
  18. 18. rotate review of adobe illustrator tools Hold shift while rotating to “rotate” the group at 45 degree increments.
  19. 19. ruler review of adobe illustrator tools Create “guides” by clicking on the vertical and horizontal rulers and dragging into the artboard.
  20. 20. guides / grids review of adobe illustrator tools Right click anywhere and select “show / hide grid” to show a background grid.
  21. 21. align review of adobe illustrator tools The “align” palette has tools for aligning polygons by their centers and edges.
  22. 22. align review of adobe illustrator tools The “align” palette has tools for aligning polygons by their centers and edges.
  23. 23. pathfinder review of adobe illustrator tools The “pathfinder” palette has tools for combining polygons in various ways into “compound shapes.”
  24. 24. short cut review of adobe illustrator tools Hover the cursor over various tools to see the “short-cut” command.
  25. 25. creating a flow chart with adobe illustrator Let’s make a chart that explains the process for reporting a landlord complaint to 311.
  26. 26. CREATING A FLOW CHART IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
  27. 27. creating a flow chart with adobe illustrator 1) Find some interesting data.
  28. 28. creating a flow chart with adobe illustrator 2) Look at precedents.
  29. 29. creating a flow chart with adobe illustrator 3) Sketch out your ideas for the diagam and graphic conventions.
  30. 30. 4 creating a pie chart with adobe illustrator 4) Set up grapihc conventions in Illustrator.
  31. 31. text 5 creating a pie chart with adobe illustrator 5 5) Make a layer for text, use text tool to write out steps, arrange with selection tool.
  32. 32. ellipse creating a pie chart with adobe illustrator 6 6) Use rectangle / ellipse tools to make polygons for text.
  33. 33. 7 eyedrop 7 creating a pie chart with adobe illustrator 7) Use eyedropper to select and coordinate boxes with graphic conventions.
  34. 34. PEN 8 creating a pie chart with adobe illustrator 8) Draw connecting lines using the Pen tool. Add arrowheads using the Stroke panel.
  35. 35. 10 10 creating a pie chart with adobe illustrator 10) Adjust dash settings for lines.
  36. 36. 11 11 creating a pie chart with adobe illustrator 11) Use the grid and align tools to clean up diagram shapes and lines.
  37. 37. creating a flow chart with adobe illustrator Give your diagram a descriptive title.
  38. 38. creating small multiples IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
  39. 39. creating small multiples with adobe illustrator Let’s make a diagram displaying traffic accident data.
  40. 40. creating small multiples with 1) Find some interesting data that has a temporal dimension.
  41. 41. 2 creating small multiples with adobe illustrator 2) “place” a screenshot of the stats map in the artboard.
  42. 42. 3 creating small multiples with adobe illustrator 3) trace background elements for the diagram; add annotation; create scaled elements.
  43. 43. 4 creating small multiples with adobe illustrator 4) Group the background elements and drag holding shift + option to copy.
  44. 44. 5 creating small multiples with adobe illustrator 5) Make a layer for dots and place dots on background to represent annual data.
  45. 45. 6 6 creating small multiples with 6) Use type tool to add annotation and clean up with align palette.
  46. 46. stroke creating small multiples with adobe illustrator Let’s try out a different convention for representing data values, such as line weight.
  47. 47. 7 creating small multiples with adobe illustrator 7) Use eyedropper tool to apply new vgraphic conventions.
  48. 48. creating small multiples with adobe illustrator Be sure to create a label for the data source.
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