Chapter 9
Creating Graphs in Illustrator
Objectives
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Create a graph
Edit a graph using the Graph Data window
Use the Group Selection tool
Use the G...
Create a Graph
• A graph is a diagram of data that shows
relationship among a set of numbers.
• Data can be represented by...
Create a Graph
Illustrator offers nine types of graphs:
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Column
Stacked Column
Bar
Stacked Bar
Line
Area...
Create a Graph
• In Illustrator you can convert one type of
graph into another type and create custom
designs.
Create a Graph
• Enter category labels in the first column of the
Graph Data window.
– Describes non-numeric data

• First...
Create a Graph
Create a Graph
Legend
labels

Category labels
Edit a Graph Using
the Graph Data Window
• Data used to plot a graph is stored in the
Graph Data window.
• When you make c...
Edit a Graph Using
the Graph Data Window
• When text and data are created in another
program, document must be saved as a ...
Use the Group Selection Tool
• Graphs are grouped objects, consisting of
many individual groups, grouped together.
• The G...
Use the Group Selection Tool
Grouped objects
Use the Graph Type Dialog Box
• The Graph Type dialog box provides a variety
of ways to change the look of your graph:
– D...
Use the Graph Type Dialog Box
• Tick marks – short lines that extend out from
the value axis.
• They help interpret the me...
Use the Graph Type Dialog Box
Graph options
list arrow
Graph types
Add Drop
Shadow
check box
Create a Combination Graph
• A Combination graph uses two graph styles to
plot numeric data.
• Useful to emphasize one set...
Create a Combination Graph
Combination
graph is
composed of a
column and a
line graph
Create a Custom Graph Design
• A custom graph design is a picture used to
replace columns, bars, or markers in Illustrator...
Create a Custom Graph Design
• Illustrator contains predefined column,
marker, and graph designs.
Create a Custom Graph Design
To use designs:
• Open one of the sample files
• Create a new graph
• Select the graph
• Clic...
Create a Custom Graph Design
Graph Design dialog box

Pencil design
Apply a Custom Design to a Graph
• Illustrator provides four options for displaying
custom designs:
– Uniformly scaled – r...
Apply a Custom Design to a Graph

Uniformly Scaled

Vertically Scaled
Create and Apply a Sliding-scale Design
• When you apply a vertically scaled design
style to a column graph, the entire de...
Create and Apply a Sliding-scale Design
Graph
before
sliding-scale
design is
created and
applied.
Create and Apply a Sliding-scale Design
Graph
after
sliding-scale
design is
created and
applied.

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  1. 1. Chapter 9 Creating Graphs in Illustrator
  2. 2. Objectives • • • • • • • • Create a graph Edit a graph using the Graph Data window Use the Group Selection tool Use the Graph Type dialog box Create a combination graph Create a custom graph design Apply a custom design to a graph Create and apply a sliding-scale design
  3. 3. Create a Graph • A graph is a diagram of data that shows relationship among a set of numbers. • Data can be represented by a graphic element such as a: – Bar – Line – Point
  4. 4. Create a Graph Illustrator offers nine types of graphs: • • • • • • • • • Column Stacked Column Bar Stacked Bar Line Area Scatter Pie Radar
  5. 5. Create a Graph • In Illustrator you can convert one type of graph into another type and create custom designs.
  6. 6. Create a Graph • Enter category labels in the first column of the Graph Data window. – Describes non-numeric data • First row reserved for legend labels. – Describes numeric data that may change
  7. 7. Create a Graph
  8. 8. Create a Graph Legend labels Category labels
  9. 9. Edit a Graph Using the Graph Data Window • Data used to plot a graph is stored in the Graph Data window. • When you make changes to data, click the Apply button in Graph Data window to preview changes.
  10. 10. Edit a Graph Using the Graph Data Window • When text and data are created in another program, document must be saved as a textonly file with commas separating each number from text. • If importing Excel worksheet, it must be saved as a text file.
  11. 11. Use the Group Selection Tool • Graphs are grouped objects, consisting of many individual groups, grouped together. • The Group Selection tool allows you to select entire groups within the larger group for the purpose of editing.
  12. 12. Use the Group Selection Tool Grouped objects
  13. 13. Use the Graph Type Dialog Box • The Graph Type dialog box provides a variety of ways to change the look of your graph: – Drop shadow behind columns – Change appearance of tick marks
  14. 14. Use the Graph Type Dialog Box • Tick marks – short lines that extend out from the value axis. • They help interpret the meaning of column height. • You can move the value axis from left to right or show from both sides of graph.
  15. 15. Use the Graph Type Dialog Box Graph options list arrow Graph types Add Drop Shadow check box
  16. 16. Create a Combination Graph • A Combination graph uses two graph styles to plot numeric data. • Useful to emphasize one set of numbers in comparison to others.
  17. 17. Create a Combination Graph Combination graph is composed of a column and a line graph
  18. 18. Create a Custom Graph Design • A custom graph design is a picture used to replace columns, bars, or markers in Illustrator graphs. • Only vector-based objects can be used for custom designs.
  19. 19. Create a Custom Graph Design • Illustrator contains predefined column, marker, and graph designs.
  20. 20. Create a Custom Graph Design To use designs: • Open one of the sample files • Create a new graph • Select the graph • Click Object on the Application bar • Point to Graph, then click Column
  21. 21. Create a Custom Graph Design Graph Design dialog box Pencil design
  22. 22. Apply a Custom Design to a Graph • Illustrator provides four options for displaying custom designs: – Uniformly scaled – resized vertically and horizontally – Vertically scaled – resized only vertically – Repeating – assigns value to custom design and repeats as much as necessary – Sliding – defines a point on custom design from which design will stretch
  23. 23. Apply a Custom Design to a Graph Uniformly Scaled Vertically Scaled
  24. 24. Create and Apply a Sliding-scale Design • When you apply a vertically scaled design style to a column graph, the entire design stretches to accommodate the value assigned. – Vertically scaled design can sometimes be unsatisfactory
  25. 25. Create and Apply a Sliding-scale Design Graph before sliding-scale design is created and applied.
  26. 26. Create and Apply a Sliding-scale Design Graph after sliding-scale design is created and applied. This part of the graphic is no longer stretched
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