DUSPviz 2012 Illustrator

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DUSPviz 2012 Illustrator

  1. 1. Adobe Creative Suite Crash Course: Illustrator 1 2 3 Illustrator InDesign PhotoshopFriday, October 5, 12
  2. 2. Illustrator’s primary purpose is to draw and manipulate vector-based shapes. In a vector-based program, In a raster-based program, this circle is made up of a center point this circle is made up of and four outer points connected by edge thousands of pixels. lines. Illustrator InterfaceFriday, October 5, 12
  3. 3. Illustrator’s primary purpose is to draw and manipulate vector-based shapes. Illustrator Illustrator is also great for creating Interface illustrations, diagrams, and charts.Friday, October 5, 12
  4. 4. Illustrator’s primary purpose is to draw and manipulate vector-based shapes. Illustrator For example, you can easily enhance a Interface drawing with different fills and strokes.Friday, October 5, 12
  5. 5. basic properties artboard of currently selected objects (current print 3 7 page size) 4 menus for object properties 1 tools that cover most Illustrator capabilities 6 5 2 drawing area layers panel object fill color & stroke color Illustrator InterfaceFriday, October 5, 12
  6. 6. To Zoom To Zoom To Move In Out Around Hold down the CTRL + CTRL - Spacebar. (PC) (PC) ⌘+ ⌘- Click & Drag. (MAC) (MAC) Illustrator InterfaceFriday, October 5, 12
  7. 7. Selection Tool 1 2 3 1. Use the Selection 2. In the Layers panel, 3. Right click on the Illustrator Tool (V) to select find the buildings layer buildings in the objects in the and delete the drawing area and Selecting Objects drawing area. Clipping Mask. Ungroup.Friday, October 5, 12
  8. 8. Direct Selection Tool 2 1. Use the Direct 2. Click on the corner or Illustrator Selection Tool (A) to side of a building to Selecting Objects select parts of objects adjust the shape. (Anchors / Paths).Friday, October 5, 12
  9. 9. 1 Stroke 2Menu 3 1. Click on a building. Select > 2. In the Stroke Menu, 3. Align Stroke Illustrator Same > Fill & Stroke to select all adjust the line Weight to to Inside of the Styling Objects the same type of object. 1 pt. objects.Friday, October 5, 12
  10. 10. Rectangle Tool 2 1 1. Using the Rectangle 2. Double-click on the 3. Select Color in the Illustrator Tool, draw a few shapes on object Fill to bring up the gradient field to change Drawing Objects top of a building. Color Picker. the object fill.Friday, October 5, 12
  11. 11. Ellipse Tool 3 2 3 1 1. In the 2. Double-click on the 3. Using the Ellipse TIP: Hold Shift while Illustrator Layers Menu, layer to bring up Layer Tool, draw several drawing to create Create New Options. Rename the layer circles by the park. objects with equal Drawing Objects to “trees.” Layer. aspect ratios.Friday, October 5, 12
  12. 12. Eyedropper Tool 1 3 2 1. Select all your trees 2. Using the Eyedropper 3. In the Transparency Illustrator by clicking on the Tool, click on the green Menu, change the object radio button on that space to make your trees transparency to Multiply. Transparency layer. the same color.Friday, October 5, 12
  13. 13. Rotate Tool 1 2/3 1. Copy (CTRL+C) and Paste 2. Scale the new trees down 3. Using the Rotate Tool Illustrator (CTRL+V) to create more trees, by holding Shift and (R), click and drag around Duplication or by clicking and dragging dragging in / out the corners the axis point to rotate while holding Alt. of the bounding box. the new trees.Friday, October 5, 12
  14. 14. Pen Tool 1 1 2 3 1. Using the Pen Tool, create a 2. Remove Fill by clicking 3. In the Stroke Menu, Illustrator line: click once to create the first None on the Tool Panel. add Arrowheads and Anchor Point. Click again to Change the Stroke color click the Dashed Line Drawing Lines create a second Anchor Point. to red. box.Friday, October 5, 12
  15. 15. Add Anchor Point 1 2 3 2 1. Using the Pen Tool, create another 2. You can manipulate 3. Create more anchor Illustrator line. BUT, this time, when you draw the curve by playing with points on an existing line the second Anchor point, click-hold- the Handles of the using the Add Anchor Drawing Lines drag to create a curve. Anchor point. Point Tool.Friday, October 5, 12
  16. 16. Rulers Scissors Tool 3 2 1. CTRL+R 2. Click and drag down from 3. Using the Scissors Illustrator (Command+R in the top Ruler to the new Tool, cut the first line Mac) adds the Rulers Anchor point on the line to where it intersects with Using Guides to your window. the Guide. create a horizontal Guide.Friday, October 5, 12
  17. 17. 4 4 Text Tool Line Tool 2 1 3 1. Lock all other layers by 2. Use the Line Tool 3. Using the Text 4. Using the options Illustrator click-dragging down the to create a short line Tool, draw a on the Properties Toggles Lock boxes in textbox. Inside, bar, change text Adding Text the Layer Menu. pointing up. Add an Size and Font. Arrowhead. type “N” for north.Friday, October 5, 12
  18. 18. 2. Checking Preserve Illustrator Illustrator 1. File > Save As... > Format Capabilities will allow you to reopen Saving the file in Illustrator.Friday, October 5, 12

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