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Adobe illustrator cs5 full tutorials

  1. 1. For additional handouts, visit http://www.calstatela.edu/handouts. For video tutorials, visit http://www.youtube.com/mycsula. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES www.youtube.com/mycsula Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator Summer 2011, Version 1.0 Table of Contents Introduction....................................................................................................................................2 Downloading the Data Files ..........................................................................................................2 Starting the Program.....................................................................................................................2 Exploring the User Interface.........................................................................................................2 Application Bar...........................................................................................................................3 Menu Bar.....................................................................................................................................3 Workspace...................................................................................................................................3 Panels ..........................................................................................................................................4 Tools Panel..................................................................................................................................4 Hidden Tools..........................................................................................................................5 Control Panel...............................................................................................................................5 Opening a File ................................................................................................................................5 Using the Layers Panel ..................................................................................................................6 Vectors Graphics............................................................................................................................7 Creating a Cube...........................................................................................................................8 Tracing Using the Pen Tool.........................................................................................................10 Creating Complex Vector Graphics...........................................................................................14 Creating a Cartoon Character....................................................................................................19
  2. 2. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 2 Introduction Adobe Illustrator CS5 is used to create graphics and type in vector format. Vector graphics are made up of points, lines, and curves that are defined by mathematical equations. Vector graphics are resolution independent, which means that they can be resized to any size without losing quality. This handout provides an overview of the Illustrator CS5 user interface and vector graphics, and covers how to create different shapes using the Pen tool. Downloading the Data Files This handout includes sample data files that can be used for hands-on practice. The data files are stored in a self-extracting archive. The archive must be downloaded and executed in order to extract the data files.  The data files used with this handout are available for download at http://www.calstatela.edu/its/training/datafiles/illustratorcs5p1.exe.  Instructions on how to download and extract the data files are available at http://www.calstatela.edu/its/docs/download.php. Starting the Program The following steps are for starting Illustrator CS5 using the computers in the ITS Training Program computer labs. The steps for starting the program on other computers may vary. To start Illustrator CS5: 1. Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Adobe Design Premium CS5.5, and select Adobe Illustrator CS5.1. Exploring the User Interface The Illustrator interface offers many tools, menus, and panels that allow you to work in optimum productivity (see Figure 1Figure 1). Each element is explained in detail in the following sections. Figure 1 – Illustrator CS5 Program Window
  3. 3. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 3 Application Bar The Application bar is located at the top of the program window (see Figure 2Figure 2). It contains the Menu bar (depending on the size of the window), the Workspace Switcher menu, the Search box, and other controls. At the right end of the Application bar are the Minimize, Restore/Maximize, and Close buttons which are used to control the program window. Figure 2 – Application Bar Menu Bar Depending on the size of the program window, the Menu bar appears either below or at the left end of the Application bar (see Figure 3Figure 3). It provides access to many of Illustrator's powerful commands which are grouped according to function (see Table 1Table 1). Figure 3 – Menu Bar Table 1 – Menu Bar Menu Description File Includes the Open, Save, and Print commands. Edit Includes the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands. Object Includes command for controlling objects. Type Includes command related to typography. Select Includes selection commands such as All, Deselect, and Reselect. Effect Includes command for creating different types of effects. View Includes command for displaying the grid and rulers. Window Provides access to all the panels. Help Provides access to Illustrator Help. Workspace The Illustrator interface includes various elements such as panels, bars, and windows that you can use to create and manipulate your documents. Any arrangement of these elements is called a workspace. You can select from several preset workspaces or create one of your own. The default workspace is called Essentials. You can quickly switch to a different workspace using the Workspace Switcher menu on the Application bar (see Figure 4Figure 4). Figure 4 – Workspace Switcher Menu
  4. 4. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 4 Panels Panels, which are listed in the Window menu, provide quick access to many tools that make modifying artwork easier. By default, some panels are docked and appear as icons at the right side of the program window (see Figure 5Figure 5). Clicking a panel’s icon expands the panel (see Figure 6Figure 6). Clicking the double arrow at the top of the dock expands or collapses all panels. You can move panels by dragging the panel tab or panel title bar to the desired location. You can also resize panels by dragging any side of the panel. Most panels have a menu with additional options that can be accessed by clicking the menu button in the upper-right corner of the panel. Figure 5 – Collapsed Panels Figure 6 – Expanded Color Panel Tools Panel The Tools panel is located on the left side of the program window. It contains selection tools, drawing and painting tools, editing tools, viewing tools, type tools, the Fill and Stroke boxes, and screen mode options (see Figure 7Figure 7). You can display the tools in the Tools panel in one column or two columns by clicking the double arrow at the top of the panel. Positioning the mouse pointer over a tool displays the tool’s name and keyboard shortcut. Figure 7 – Tools Panel
  5. 5. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 5 Hidden Tools The Tools panel groups similar tools together, displaying only one tool from a group at a time while hiding the rest. A small black triangle at the lower-right corner of a tool icon indicates the presence of hidden tools (see Figure 8Figure 8). To select a hidden tool: 1. In the Tools panel, click and hold down the mouse button on a tool icon with a black triangle, and then drag to the desired tool and release the mouse button (see Figure 9Figure 9). NOTE: The selected tool replaces the default tool in that slot until another tool is selected. Figure 8 – Black Triangle on a Tool Icon Figure 9 – Hidden Tools Menu Control Panel By default, the Control panel appears below the Menu bar (see Figure 10Figure 10). It provides quick access to options related to the selected object or tool. The options displayed in the Control panel vary depending on the type of object or tool that is selected. When text in the Control panel is blue and underlined, clicking the text displays a related panel or dialog box. Figure 10 – Control Panel Opening a File You can open files that were created in Illustrator as well as compatible files that were created in other applications. Illustrator recognizes all common graphic file formats such as TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, and PSD. The native file format of Illustrator is AI. To open a file: 1. Click the File menu and select Open (see Figure 11Figure 11). The Open dialog box opens. Figure 11 – File Menu
  6. 6. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 6 2. Navigate to the folder that contains the sample data files, select the Layers.ai file, and then click the Open button. Using the Layers Panel The Layers panel is used to list, organize, and edit the objects in an Illustrator document (see Figure 12Figure 12). By default, every new document contains one layer. You can create new layers and rearrange items to best suit your needs. By creating multiple layers in your artwork, you can control how overlapping objects are displayed. The artwork at the top of the Layers panel is at the front of the stacking order, while artwork at the bottom is at the back of the stacking order. Figure 12 – Layers Panel To practice working with layers: 1. To display the Layers panel, click the Window menu and select Layers, or click the Layers panel icon on the right side of the workspace (see Figure 12Figure 12). 2. To hide or unhide a layer, click in the Visibility column to the left of the layer’s name. An eye icon indicates that the layer is visible; a blank space indicates that the layer is hidden. 3. To lock or unlock a layer, click in the Edit column to the left of the layer’s name. A lock icon indicates that the layer is locked and cannot be edited; a blank space indicates that the layer is unlocked and can be edited. 4. To create a new layer, click the Create New Layer button located at the bottom of the Layers panel. 5. To delete a layer, select the layer in the Layers panel, and then click the Delete Selection button located at the bottom of the panel. 6. To move a layer, drag the layer in the Layers panel to the desired location, and then release the mouse button (see Figure 13Figure 13).
  7. 7. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 7 Figure 13 – Moving Layers 7. To rename a layer, double-click the layer’s name in the Layers panel to open the Layer Options dialog box, type a new name in the Name box, and then click the OK button (see Figure 14Figure 14). Figure 14 – Layer Options Dialog Box 8. To display sublayers, click the triangle to the left of the layer’s name. To hide sublayers, click the triangle again (see Figure 12Figure 12). NOTE: If no triangle appears to the left of a layer’s name, the layer does not have sublayers. Vectors Graphics Illustrator is an ideal program to create vector graphics because it includes tools and features designed for vector use. Vector graphics are made up of points, lines, and curves defined by mathematical equations. Since vector graphics are resolution independent, you can freely modify them without losing detail or clarity. Raster images, on the other hand, use a rectangular grid of picture elements (pixels) to represent images. Raster images are resolution dependent. As a result, they can lose detail and appear jagged if they are scaled to high magnifications. In general, use Illustrator if you need to create art or type with clean lines that look good at any magnification; use Photoshop for images that need pixel editing, color correcting, painting, and other special effects. Figure 15Figure 15 is an example of an image created in Illustrator. The difference between a vector graphic and a raster image can be seen in Figure 16Figure 16 and Figure 17Figure 17 respectively. When magnified, the vector graphic maintains its quality, but the raster image looks pixelated. NOTE: Figure 16Figure 16 and Figure 17Figure 17 are the same image. One is converted to a raster.
  8. 8. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 8 Figure 15 – Full Image in Illustrator
  9. 9. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 9 Figure 16 – Vector Graphic Zoomed at 1600% Figure 17 – Raster Image Zoomed at 1600% Creating a Cube Illustrator can be used to create basic shapes such as rectangles, ellipses, and polygons. The shape tools are organized under the Rectangle tool in the Tools panel. This lesson covers how to create a cube using the Rectangle tool. It consists of taking two-dimensional squares and transforming them to create a three-dimensional cube. To create a cube: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens (see Figure 18Figure 18). 2. Type Cube in the Name box. 3. Click the Units arrow and select Inches from the list. 4. Type 5 in the Width box and 5 in the Height box. 5. Click the OK button. Figure 18 – New Document Dialog Box
  10. 10. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 10 6. Select the Rectangle tool in the Tools panel. 7. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and drag the mouse pointer diagonally to draw a square (see Figure 19Figure 19). Release the mouse button and then the Shift key. Figure 19 – Square 8. In the Control panel, click the Fill box and select a fill color, and then click the Stroke box and select a stroke color. 9. Select the Selection tool in the Tools panel. 10. On the artboard, hold down the Alt key and drag the square to create a copy (see Figure 20Figure 20). Release the mouse button and then the Alt key. Figure 20 – Duplicating the Square 11. Repeat step 10 to create another copy of the square. 12. With the Selection tool , click to select one of the squares on the artboard. 13. Click the Effect menu, point to 3D, and select Rotate (see Figure 21Figure 21). The 3D Rotate Options dialog box opens (see Figure 22Figure 22). Figure 21 – Effect Menu
  11. 11. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 11 14. Click the Position arrow and select Isometric Left from the list. NOTE: To preview the effect on the artboard, select the Preview check box. Figure 22 – 3D Rotate Options Dialog Box and Preview 15. Click the OK button. 16. For the two remaining squares, repeat steps 12 through 15 to set the position of one square to Isometric Top and the other square to Isometric Right. 17. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and click to select the three squares. 18. Click the Object menu and select Expand Appearance. 19. Click the Select menu and select Deselect. 20. On the artboard, drag each square to construct the cube (see Figure 23Figure 23). Figure 23 – Cube Formation Tracing Using the Pen Tool The Pen tool is the most versatile tool in Illustrator. It can be used to draw straight lines, curves, and complex shapes. It can also be used to trace images. The following lesson consists of tracing a raster image and converting it to a vector graphic.
  12. 12. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 12 To trace an image: 1. Open the Leaf.ai file from the data files folder. 2. In the Layers panel, create a new layer and rename it to leaf1 (see Figure 24Figure 24). Figure 24 – Layers Panel with Leaf1 Layer 3. Select the Pen tool in the Tools panel. 4. On the artboard, click anywhere on the outline of the upper-left leaf to create the first anchor point (see point 1 on Figure 25Figure 25). 5. Click and hold down the mouse button at another point on the leaf’s outline to create the second anchor point (see point 2 on Figure 25Figure 25), drag outward to create a curved path over the outline of the leaf (see Figure 25Figure 25), and then release the mouse button. NOTE: As you drag, direction handles appear on both sides of the anchor point (see Figure 25Figure 25). The angle and length of the direction handles determine the shape and size of the curved segment. Figure 25 – Leaf with Anchor Points and Curved Path 6. Click the second anchor point to remove one of the direction handles (see point 2 on Figure 26Figure 26). This removes any influence on the next anchor point.
  13. 13. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 13 Figure 26 – Anchor Point with One Direction Handle 7. Continue creating anchor points on the outline of the first leaf until it is completely enclosed (see Figure 27Figure 27). NOTE: If you make a mistake while drawing with the Pen tool, click the Edit menu and select Undo Pen. Figure 27 – Enclosed Leaf NOTE: To adjust the shape of curved segments, select the Direct Selection tool in the Tools panel, click the outline of the curved segment to display the curve’s anchor points and direction handles, and then drag either the anchor points or the direction handles to make the necessary adjustments (see Figure 28Figure 28). Figure 28 – Adjusting the Shape of Curved Segments
  14. 14. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 14 8. In the Layers panel, create a new layer and rename it to leaf2. 9. Use the method described in steps 3 through 7 to trace the second leaf on the artboard. 10. In the Layers panel, create a new layer and rename it to leaf3. 11. Use the method described in steps 3 through 7 to trace the third leaf on the artboard. 12. In the Layers panel, click the eye icon to hide the leaf1, leaf2, and leaf3 layers, and then create a new layer and rename it to stem. 13. Use the method described in steps 3 through 7 to trace the stem on the artboard. 14. In the Layers panel, make all layers visible and position the stem layer below the leaf1 layer (see Figure 29Figure 29 and Figure 30Figure 30).
  15. 15. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 15 Figure 29 – Layers Panel with Three New Leaf Layers and Stem Layer Figure 30 – Traced Leaves and Stem 15. In the Layers panel, create a new layer, rename it to circle, and position it above the leaf3 layer. 16. In the Tools panel, select the Ellipse tool hidden under the Rectangle tool (see Figure 31Figure 31). Figure 31 – Ellipse Tool 17. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and drag the mouse pointer diagonally to draw a small circle at the center of the leaves. 18. Select the Selection tool in the Tools panel. 19. On the artboard, click to select the stem, and then hold down the Shift key and click to select the three leaves. 20. Click the Color panel icon on the right side of the workspace to display the Color panel (see Figure 32Figure 32). 21. Click the menu button in the upper-right corner of the Color panel and select the RGB color mode. 22. To fill in the traced shapes with a green color, select the Fill box, and then enter 110 in the R (red) box, 190 in the G (green) box, and 68 in the B (blue) box. Figure 32 – Color Panel
  16. 16. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 16 23. On the artboard, select the small circle at the center of the leaves. 24. In the Color panel, select the Fill box, and then enter the RGB values 173, 209, 54. 25. In the Layers panel, click the eye icon to hide the leaf layer (see Figure 33Figure 33). This hides the raster image of the clover and displays the vector-based clover (see Figure 34Figure 34). Figure 33 – Layers Panel with Hidden Leaf Layer Figure 34 – Clover Vector Graphic Creating Complex Vector Graphics A complex shape can be created by adding basic shapes together. The more shapes you add, the more elaborate and complex the design will be. The following three lessons focus on creating complex vector graphics. To create a swirl: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens. 2. Type Swirl in the Name box. 3. Click the Units arrow and select Inches from the list. 4. Type 4 in the Width box and 6 in the Height box. 5. Click the OK button. 6. Select the Ellipse tool in the Tools panel. 7. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and drag to draw a circle (see Figure 35Figure 35). 8. Select the Pen tool in the Tools panel. 9. On the artboard, click to add three anchor points to form a triangle overlapping the circle (see Figure 35Figure 35).
  17. 17. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 17 Figure 35 – Circle and Triangle 10. In the Tools panel, select the Covert Anchor Point tool hidden under the Pen tool (see Figure 36Figure 36). Figure 36 – Convert Anchor Point Tool 11. On the artboard, position the mouse pointer over each anchor point of the triangle and drag to curve the triangle (see Figure 37Figure 37). Figure 37 – Circle and Curved Triangle 12. Select the Selection tool in the Tools panel. 13. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and click to select both shapes. 14. Click the Window menu and select Pathfinder. 15. In the Pathfinder panel, click the Unite button to combine both shapes (see Figure 38Figure 38). Figure 38 – Pathfinder Panel
  18. 18. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 18 16. Double-click the Fill box in the Color panel (see Figure 39Figure 39). The Color Picker dialog box opens (see Figure 40Figure 40). Figure 39 – Color Panel 17. Click inside the color field or the color spectrum to select a fill color. Figure 40 – Color Picker Dialog Box 18. Click the OK button to apply the selected color to the swirl (see Figure 41Figure 41). Figure 41 – Swirl
  19. 19. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 19 To create circle patterns: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens. 2. Type Circle Pattern in the Name box. 3. Click the Units arrow and select Inches from the list. 4. Type 4 in the Width box and 4 in the Height box. 5. Click the OK button. 6. Select the Ellipse tool in the Tools panel. 7. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and drag to draw a circle. 8. Select the Selection tool in the Tools panel. 9. Click to select the circle on the artboard. 10. In the Color panel, select the Fill box, and then click inside the color spectrum bar or drag the color sliders to apply a fill color to the circle (see Figure 42Figure 42). Figure 42 – Color Panel 11. Click the Edit menu and select Copy, and then click the Edit menu and select Paste in Front to duplicate the circle. 12. On the artboard, hold down Shift+Alt and drag a corner of the circle’s bounding box toward the center to create the inner circle (see Figure 43Figure 43). NOTE: To show the bounding box, click the View menu and select Show Bounding Box. Figure 43 – Creating the Inner Circle 13. In the Control panel, click the Fill box and select a fill color to apply to the inner circle. 14. Repeat the process to create multiple circles (see Figure 44Figure 44).
  20. 20. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 20 Figure 44 – Final Circle Pattern To create blend patterns: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens. 2. Type Circle Blend in the Name box. 3. Click the Units arrow and select Inches from the list. 4. Type 6 in the Width box and 4 in the Height box. 5. Click the OK button. 6. Select the Ellipse tool in the Tools panel. 7. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and drag to draw a circle. 8. Select the Selection tool in the Tools panel. 9. Click to select the circle on the artboard. 10. In the Control panel, click the Fill box and select a fill color, and then click the Stroke box and select None to remove the stroke (see Figure 45Figure 45). Figure 45 – Swatches Panel 11. On the artboard, hold down the Alt key and drag the circle to create a copy (see Figure 46Figure 46). Figure 46 – Duplicating the Circle 12. In the Control panel, click the Fill box and select a different fill color for the new circle.
  21. 21. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 21 13. Click the Object menu, point to Blend, and select Blend Options. The Blend Options dialog box opens (see Figure 47Figure 47). 14. Click the Spacing arrow and select Specified Steps, and then type 2 in the text box for the number of steps. 15. Click the OK button. Figure 47 – Blend Options Dialog Box 16. Select the Blend tool in the Tools panel. 17. Click once on each circle (see Figure 48Figure 48). Figure 48 – Blend Tool Effect Creating a Cartoon Character This handout covers how to create basic shapes because they are the foundation of any type of artwork. Complex vector graphics are created by combining basic shapes. This lesson covers how to create a cartoon character using basic shapes. To create a cartoon character: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens. 2. Type Cartoon in the Name box. 3. Click the New Document Profile arrow and select Web from the list. 4. Click the Size arrow and select 640 x 480 from the list. 5. Next to Orientation, click the Portrait button . 6. Click the OK button. 7. Select the Ellipse tool in the Tools panel. 8. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and drag to draw a circle (see Figure 49Figure 49). 9. Select the Rectangle tool in the Tools panel. 10. On the artboard, drag to draw a rectangle overlapping the circle (see Figure 49Figure 49). NOTE: To display the grid, click the View menu and select Show Grid.
  22. 22. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 22 Figure 49 – Overlapping Circle and Rectangle 11. In the Tools panel, select the Add Anchor Point tool hidden under the Pen tool. 12. On the artboard, click to add three evenly spaced anchor points at the bottom of the rectangle (see Figure 50Figure 50). Figure 50 – Adding Anchor Points on the Rectangle 13. Select the Direct Selection tool in the Tools panel. 14. Drag the left and right anchor points up to create a jagged edge (see Figure 51Figure 51). Figure 51 – Dragging Anchor Points 15. Select the Selection tool in the Tools panel. 16. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and click to select both shapes. 17. Click the Window menu and select Pathfinder. 18. In the Pathfinder panel, click the Unite button to combine both shapes (see Figure 52Figure 52).
  23. 23. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 23 Figure 52 – Combining Two Shapes 19. To create the eyes, select the Ellipse tool in the Tools panel. 20. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and drag to draw a circle. 21. Select the Selection tool in the Tools panel. 22. Click to select the circle on the artboard. 23. Click the Edit menu and select Copy, and then click the Edit menu and select Paste in Front to duplicate the circle. 24. On the artboard, hold down Shift+Alt and drag a corner of the circle’s bounding box toward the center to create the inner circle (see Figure 53Figure 53). Figure 53 – Creating the Inner Circle 25. Drag the inner circle closer to the right side of the outer circle (see Figure 54Figure 54).
  24. 24. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 24 Figure 54 – Moving the Inner Circle 26. Click to select the outer circle on the artboard. 27. In the Control panel, click the Fill box and select White. 28. Click to select the inner circle on the artboard. 29. In the Control panel, click the Fill box and select Black. 30. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and click to select both shapes, and then hold down the Alt key and drag the shapes to create a copy (see Figure 55Figure 55). Figure 55 – Copying the Eye 31. Select both eyes and position them in the body of the character. 32. Click to select the body on the artboard. 33. In the Control panel, click the Fill box and select Red (see Figure 56Figure 56).
  25. 25. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 1: Introduction to Illustrator 25 Figure 56 – Final Cartoon Character
  26. 26. For additional handouts, visit http://www.calstatela.edu/handouts. For video tutorials, visit http://www.youtube.com/mycsula. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects Summer 2011, Version 1.0 Table of Contents Introduction....................................................................................................................................2 Downloading the Data Files ..........................................................................................................2 Starting the Program.....................................................................................................................2 Text Effects.....................................................................................................................................2 Creating Text with Effects ..........................................................................................................2 Adding Color to Text ..................................................................................................................5 Adding Effects to Text................................................................................................................6 Gradient Effects .............................................................................................................................8 Creating a Flower........................................................................................................................8 Applying Gradients to the Flower...............................................................................................9 Drawing a Flower Stem ............................................................................................................12 Gloss Effect...................................................................................................................................13 Creating a Ball...........................................................................................................................14 Applying a Gradient to the Ball ................................................................................................14 Adding Gloss to the Ball...........................................................................................................15 Icons ..............................................................................................................................................18 Creating an Icon ........................................................................................................................18 T-shirt Design...............................................................................................................................20 Creating the Back Side Design .................................................................................................21 Creating the Front Side Design.................................................................................................22
  27. 27. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 2 Introduction Adobe Illustrator CS5 is used to create graphics and type in vector format. Vector graphics are made up of points, lines, and curves that are defined by mathematical equations. Vector graphics are resolution independent, which means that they can be resized to any size without losing quality. This handout covers vector graphic effects which include text, color gradient, and gloss effects. The lessons include creating an icon and a customized t-shirt design. Downloading the Data Files This handout includes sample data files that can be used for hands-on practice. The data files are stored in a self-extracting archive. The archive must be downloaded and executed in order to extract the data files.  The data files used with this handout are available for download at http://www.calstatela.edu/its/training/datafiles/illustratorcs5p2.exe.  Instructions on how to download and extract the data files are available at http://www.calstatela.edu/its/docs/download.php. Starting the Program The following steps are for starting Illustrator CS5 using the computers in the ITS Training Program computer labs. The steps for starting the program on other computers may vary. To start Illustrator CS5: 1. Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Adobe Design Premium CS5.5, and select Adobe Illustrator CS5.1. Text Effects Illustrator can be used to create text in vector format. In addition, you can apply different text effects to fit any project. Creating Text with Effects The first step in creating text effects is to create a new Illustrator document and create the text using the Type tool. The finished product in this lesson is intended to be printed. For this reason, the New Document Profile will be set to Print which uses a default letter size artboard. To create text with effects: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens (see Figure 1Figure 1). 2. Type Text in the Name box. 3. Select Print from the New Document Profile list. 4. Select Letter from the Size list. 5. Next to Orientation, click the Landscape button . 6. Click the OK button.
  28. 28. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 3 Figure 1 – New Document Dialog Box 7. Select the Type tool in the Tools panel. 8. Click in the center of the artboard and type FRESH. 9. With the Selection tool , select the text on the artboard. 10. In the Control panel, select Poplar Std Black from the Font list, enter 250 pt in the Font Size box, and click the Stroke box and select None (see Figure 2Figure 2). Figure 2 – Color and Font Options in the Control panel 11. In the Control panel, click Align to display the Align panel (see Figure 3Figure 3). 12. Under Align To, select Align to Artboard. 13. Under Align Objects, select Horizontal Align Center and Vertical Align Center to center the text (see Figure 4Figure 4). Figure 3 – Align Panel Figure 4 – Centered Text 14. In the Layers panel, double-click the layer’s name to open the Layer Options dialog box, type 1 in the Name box, and then click the OK button to rename the layer (see Figure 5Figure 5).
  29. 29. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 4 Figure 5 – Layers Panel with Renamed Layer 15. Click the Layers panel menu located in the upper-right corner of the panel and select Duplicate to duplicate the layer. 16. Rename the 1 copy layer to 2. 17. With the Selection tool , select the text on the artboard. 18. Click the Effect menu, point to Path, and select Offset Path. The Offset Path dialog box opens (see Figure 6Figure 6). 19. Type 10 pt in the Offset box, and then click the OK button. Figure 6 – Offset Path Dialog Box 20. In the Layers panel, duplicate layer 2 and rename the new layer to 3. 21. With the Selection tool , select the text on the artboard. 22. Repeat step 18 to open the Offset Path dialog box, type 10 pt in the Offset box, and then click the OK button. 23. In the Layers panel, duplicate layer 3 and rename the new layer to 4. 24. With the Selection tool , select the text on the artboard. 25. Repeat step 18 to open the Offset Path dialog box, type 10 pt in the Offset box, and then click the OK button. 26. In the Layers panel, drag each layer to reposition layer 1 at the top, followed by layer 2, layer 3, and then layer 4 (see Figure 7Figure 7). Figure 7 – Layers Panel with Reordered Layers 27. Click the Target icon on layer 1 to target the layer (see Figure 8Figure 8). A double ring icon in the Target column indicates that the item is targeted; a single ring icon indicates that the item is not targeted. 28. Hold down the Alt key and click the Eye icon to the left of layer 1 to hide all other layers (see Figure 8Figure 8).
  30. 30. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 5 Figure 8 – Layers Panel with Layer 1 Targeted and Visible Adding Color to Text Once the text is created, the next step is to add color by creating outlines and filling them with a gradient. To add color to the text: 1. Click the Type menu and select Create Outlines. 2. In the Gradient panel, click the Gradient Fill box and enter 90 in the Angle box (see Figure 9Figure 9). Figure 9 – Gradient Panel with Black and White Gradient 3. Double-click the black Gradient Stop (see Figure 9Figure 9). The Color panel opens. 4. Click the Color panel menu in the upper-right corner of the panel and select RGB. 5. Enter the RGB values 63, 169, 245 (see Figure 10Figure 10). The Gradient Stop changes to blue (see Figure 11Figure 11). Figure 10 – Color Panel Figure 11 – Gradient Panel with Blue and White Gradient 6. In the Layers panel, make layer 2 visible, and then target the layer. 7. In the Control panel, change the Fill color to white.
  31. 31. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 6 8. In the Layers panel, make layer 3 visible, and then target the layer. 9. In the Color panel, change the Fill color to light blue by entering the RGB values 41, 171, 226. 10. In the Layers panel, make layer 4 visible, and then target the layer. 11. In the Color panel, change the Fill color to blue by entering the RGB values 0, 113, 188 (see Figure 12Figure 12). Figure 12 – Text with Color and Gradient Effects Adding Effects to Text Once the text has color and a gradient fill, the next step is to add effects. In this lesson, a shadow is applied to each layer to make the text pop out. To add effects to the text: 1. In the Layers panel, target layer 1. 2. In the Appearance panel, click the Add New Effect button , point to Stylize, and select Drop Shadow (see Figure 13Figure 13). The Drop Shadow dialog box opens (see Figure 14Figure 14). 3. Enter 2 pt in the X Offset box, 4 pt in the Y Offset box, and 5 pt in the Blur box. NOTE: To preview the effect on the artboard, select the Preview check box. 4. Click the OK button. Figure 13 – Appearance Panel Figure 14 – Drop Shadow Dialog Box 5. In the Layers panel, target layer 2. 6. Repeat step 2 to open the Drop Shadow dialog box, type 50 in the Opacity box, 1 pt in the X Offset and Y Offset boxes, 5 pt in the Blur box, and then click the OK button. 7. In the Layers panel, target layer 3. 8. Repeat step 2 to open the Drop Shadow dialog box, type 50 in the Opacity box, 1 pt in the X Offset and Y Offset boxes, 5 pt in the Blur box, and then click the OK button.
  32. 32. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 7 9. In the Layers panel, target layer 4. 10. Repeat step 2 to open the Drop Shadow dialog box, type 50 in the Opacity box, 1 pt in the X Offset and Y Offset boxes, 5 pt in the Blur box, and then click the OK button (see Figure 15Figure 15). Figure 15 – Text with a Drop Shadow Effect 11. In the Layers panel, click the Create New Layer button to create a new layer, and then position it above layer 1. 12. Hold down the Alt key and click in the Edit column to the left of the new layer to lock all other layers (see Figure 16Figure 16). Figure 16 – Layers Panel with New Editable Layer 13. Select the Pen tool in the Tools panel. 14. On the artboard, create glare objects to fit the text (see Figure 17Figure 17). Figure 17 – Glare Objects Created with the Pen Tool 15. With the Selection tool , hold down the Shift key and click to select all of the glare objects on the artboard. 16. In the Control panel, change the Fill color to white, and lower the Opacity level. See Figure 18Figure 18 for the final result. Figure 18 – Final Text with Color, Gradient, and Glare Effects
  33. 33. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 8 Gradient Effects Objects with solid colors are said to be flat. Applying a gradient is a great way to create objects with a three-dimensional look. Gradient fills are graduated blends of two or more colors. This lesson consists of creating a flower and applying gradients to the petals to give the flower a natural look. Creating a Flower The first step in creating a flower is to create a petal. The rest of the flower is created by copying and rotating the petal. To create a flower: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens. 2. Type Flower in the Name box. 3. Select Print from the New Document Profile list. 4. Select Letter from the Size list. 5. Next to Orientation, click the Landscape button . 6. Click the OK button. 7. Select the Pen tool in the Tools panel. 8. On the artboard, create a petal (see Figure 19Figure 19). Figure 19 – Petal Created with the Pen Tool 9. With the Selection tool , select the petal on the artboard. 10. Select the Rotate tool in the Tools panel. 11. On the artboard, click below the tip of the petal to reposition the reference point (see Figure 20Figure 20). NOTE: Rotating an object turns it around a reference point. Figure 20 – Petal with Reference Point 12. To create another petal, hold down the Alt key and drag the petal in a circular motion to rotate a copy of the petal (see Figure 21Figure 21). Release the mouse button and then the Alt key.
  34. 34. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 9 Figure 21 – Copy of Petal 13. Continue copying and rotating each petal to create a flower (see Figure 22Figure 22). Figure 22 – Completed Flower Applying Gradients to the Flower The next step is to add color to the flower by applying gradients. To apply a gradient: 1. With the Selection tool , select one of the petals on the artboard. 2. Double-click the Gradient tool in the Tools panel. 3. Click the Gradient Fill box in the Gradient panel (see Figure 23Figure 23). A black and white gradient is applied to the selected petal. Figure 23 – Gradient Panel with Two Gradient Stops 4. Double-click the left Gradient Stop to open the Color panel, and enter the RGB values 241, 90, 36 (see Figure 24Figure 24). NOTE: To display the RGB color mode in the Color panel, click the Color panel menu and select RGB.
  35. 35. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 10 Figure 24 – Color Panel 5. Double-click the right Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 255, 255, 255. 6. Position the mouse pointer slightly below the bottom edge of the Gradient Slider, and when the pointer changes to a white arrow with a plus sign , click to add a Gradient Stop in the middle of the Gradient Slider. 7. Double-click the center Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 251, 176, 59 (see Figure 25Figure 25). Figure 25 – Gradient Panel Settings for the Petal 8. On the artboard, position the mouse pointer just off the small white square on the Gradient Annotator, and when the pointer changes to the rotation icon , drag to rotate the white side of the gradient toward the center of the flower (see Figure 26Figure 26). Figure 26 – Petal with Gradient Annotator 9. With the Selection tool , hold down the Shift key and click to select all the petals on the artboard. 10. With the Eyedropper tool , click the petal that has a gradient fill. The same gradient is applied to all the petals. 11. With the Gradient tool , rotate the gradient for all the petals to have the white side of the gradient toward the center of the flower (see Figure 27Figure 27).
  36. 36. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 11 Figure 27 – Petals with Rotated Gradients 12. In the Tools panel, select the Star tool hidden under the Rectangle tool. 13. On the artboard, drag to create a thin star in the center of the flower (see Figure 28Figure 28). Hold down the Ctrl key as you drag to modify the shape of the star. Figure 28 – Star 14. Double-click the Gradient tool in the Tools panel. 15. In the Gradient panel, click the Gradient Fill box, and select Radial from the Type list. 16. Double-click the left Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 255, 247, 169. 17. Double-click the center Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 255, 241, 0. 18. Double-click the right Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 255, 215, 0. 19. Drag to position the Gradient Stops as shown in Figure 29Figure 29. Figure 29 – Gradient Panel Settings for the Star 20. Select the Ellipse tool in the Tools panel. 21. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and drag to draw a circle in the center of the flower. 22. Double-click the Gradient tool in the Tools panel. 23. In the Gradient panel, click the Gradient Fill box, and select Radial from the Type list.
  37. 37. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 12 24. Double-click the left Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 221, 30, 71. 25. Double-click the center Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 237, 61, 87. 26. Double-click the right Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 243, 127, 123. 27. Drag to position the Gradient Stops as shown in Figure 30Figure 30. Figure 30 – Gradient Panel Settings for the Circle 28. In the Transparency panel, select Hard Light from the Blending Mode list, and type 65 in the Opacity box (see Figure 31Figure 31). Figure 31 – Transparency Panel Drawing a Flower Stem The next step is to create a stem for the flower by using the Pen tool and by applying a gradient. To draw a flower stem: 1. Select the Pen tool in the Tools panel, and draw a stem on the artboard (see Figure 32Figure 32). Figure 32 – Stem Created with the Pen Tool
  38. 38. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 13 2. Double-click the Gradient tool in the Tools panel. 3. In the Gradient panel, click the Gradient Fill box, and select Linear from the Type list. 4. Double-click the left Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 209, 228, 165. 5. Double-click the center Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 172, 212, 121. 6. Double-click the right Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 118, 184, 63. 7. Drag to position the Gradient Stops as shown in Figure 33Figure 33. See Figure 34Figure 34 for the final result. Figure 33 – Gradient Panel Settings for the Stem Figure 34 – Final Flower Gloss Effect Adding gloss to a graphic enhances the visual look. Gloss makes graphics pop out, which in a sense takes a flat object and coverts it to a three-dimensional object. Gloss can be added to any shape such as a button or an icon, or in this case, a ball.
  39. 39. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 14 Creating a Ball The first step in creating a glossy ball is to create a circle using the Ellipse tool. To create a ball: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens. 2. Type Glossy Ball in the Name box. 3. Select Web from the New Document Profile list. 4. Select 640 x 480 from the Size list. 5. Click the OK button. 6. Select the Ellipse tool in the Tools panel. 7. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and drag to draw a circle. Applying a Gradient to the Ball The next step in creating a glossy ball is to add color to the circle. A solid color will not work because it will just make the image look like a colored circle. Instead, a gradient will be applied to make the circle look like a sphere. To apply a gradient to the ball: 1. With the Selection tool , select the circle on the artboard. 2. Double-click the Gradient tool in the Tools panel. 3. In the Gradient panel, click the Gradient Fill box, and select Radial from the Type list. 4. Click below the bottom edge of the Gradient Slider to add a Gradient Stop between the center and the right edge of the Gradient Slider (see Figure 35Figure 35). 5. Double-click the left Gradient Stop to open the Color panel, and enter the RGB values 252, 228, 33. NOTE: To display the RGB color mode in the Color panel, click the Color panel menu and select RGB. 6. Double-click the center Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 255, 147, 30. 7. Double-click the right Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 250, 0, 0. Figure 35 – Gradient Panel Settings for the Ball 8. In the Color panel, click the Stroke box, and enter the RGB values 255, 255, 0 (see Figure 36Figure 36).
  40. 40. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 15 Figure 36 – Color Panel 9. In the Control panel, enter 3 pt in the Stroke Weight box to increase the stroke size (see Figure 37Figure 37). Figure 37 – Color Options in the Control Panel Adding Gloss to the Ball The last step in creating a glossy ball is to add gloss. Gloss is created by drawing an ellipse and adding a gradient to it. The trick to creating gloss is to change the Blending Mode. To add gloss to the ball: 1. Select the Ellipse tool in the Tools panel. 2. On the artboard, drag to draw an ellipse to represent the gloss (see Figure 38Figure 38). Figure 38 – Ellipse Created with the Ellipse Tool 3. To create the gloss effect, double-click the Gradient tool in the Tools panel. 4. In the Gradient panel, click the Gradient Fill box, and select Linear from the Type list (see Figure 39Figure 39). 5. Double-click the left Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 0, 0, 0 (black). 6. Double-click the right Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 255, 255, 255 (white). NOTE: If there are any other Gradient Stops on the Gradient Slider, remove them by selecting them and then clicking the Delete Stop button . Figure 39 – Gradient Panel Settings for the Gloss
  41. 41. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 16 7. On the artboard, position the mouse pointer just off the small white square on the Gradient Annotator, and when the pointer changes to the rotation icon , drag to position it vertically (see Figure 40Figure 40). Figure 40 – Rotating the Gradient Annotator 8. Position the mouse pointer directly over the Gradient Annotator to turn it into a slider, and then drag the arrow end of the Gradient Slider to resize it to fit within the ellipse (see Figure 41Figure 41). Figure 41 – Resizing the Gradient Annotator 9. In the Control panel, click the Stroke box and select None to remove the stroke from the ellipse. 10. With the Selection tool , position the ellipse near the top of the ball (see Figure 42Figure 42). Figure 42 – Ellipse Positioned on the Ball 11. In the Transparency panel, select Screen from the Blending Mode list, and lower the Opacity level (see Figure 43Figure 43). Figure 43 – Transparency Panel
  42. 42. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 17 12. To enhance the gloss effect, create two white ellipses with no stroke to add glare to the gloss (see Figure 44Figure 44). Figure 44 – Two White Ellipses Created with the Ellipse Tool 13. With the Selection tool , position the two white ellipses near the top of the ball (see Figure 45Figure 45). Figure 45 – Two White Ellipses Positioned on the Ball 14. With the Selection tool , select the ball on the artboard. 15. In the Appearance panel, click the Add New Effect button , point to Stylize, and select Drop Shadow (see Figure 46Figure 46). The Drop Shadow dialog box opens (see Figure 47Figure 47). Figure 46 – Appearance Panel Figure 47 – Drop Shadow Dialog Box 16. Enter 7 px in the X Offset and Y Offset boxes, and then click the OK button. See Figure 48Figure 48 for the final result.
  43. 43. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 18 Figure 48 – Final Ball with Gloss Effect Icons With mobile applications or apps becoming very popular and new ones coming out every day, the need for icons has increased. Icons can be set to represent a program, an app, or even a link to a website. Creating an Icon The first step in creating an icon is to create a new Illustrator document. The New Document Profile will be set to Web because the icon is intended to be viewed on the screen. The icon created in this lesson is a square shaped icon with a gradient fill. To create an icon: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens. 2. Type Icon in the Name box. 3. Select Web from the New Document Profile list. 4. Select 640 x 480 from the Size list. 5. Next to Orientation, click the Portrait button . 6. Click the OK button. 7. Select the Rounded Rectangle tool in the Tools panel. 8. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and drag to draw a rounded square (see Figure 49Figure 49). Figure 49 – Rounded Square 9. Double-click the Gradient tool in the Tools panel. 10. In the Gradient panel, click the Gradient Fill box, and select Radial from the Type list. 11. Double-click the left Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 63, 169, 245. 12. Double-click the right Gradient Stop, and enter the RGB values 0, 113, 188 (see Figure 50Figure 50 and Figure 51Figure 51).
  44. 44. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 19 NOTE: The Reverse Gradient button in the Gradient panel can be used to reverse the colors in the gradient. Figure 50 – Gradient Panel Settings for the Rounded Square Figure 51 – Rounded Square with a Blue Radial Gradient 13. Click the Edit menu and select Copy, and then click the Edit menu and select Paste in Front to duplicate the rounded square. 14. In the Control panel, click the Stroke box and select None to remove the stroke. 15. To add gloss, select the Eraser tool in the Tools panel. 16. On the artboard, drag over the rounded square to erase a portion in the shape of a wave. This divides the square into two sections (see Figure 52Figure 52). Figure 52 – Rounded Square Divided into Two Sections 17. Click the Select menu and select Deselect. 18. With the Selection tool , select the top portion of the rounded square and press the Delete key to delete it. 19. Select the bottom portion of the rounded square. 20. In the Color panel, click the Fill box, and then enter the RGB values 32, 100, 168.
  45. 45. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 20 21. Click the Stroke box, and then click the None box to remove the stroke (see Figure 53Figure 53). Figure 53 – Stroke Settings in the Color Panel 22. Select the original square on the artboard. 23. In the Color panel, click the Stroke box, and then enter the RGB values 59, 89, 151. 24. In the Control panel, enter 4 pt in the Stroke Weight box to increase the stroke size (see Figure 54Figure 54). Figure 54 – Color Options in the Control Panel 25. Select the Type tool in the Tools panel. 26. Click on the rounded square on the artboard and type f. 27. With the Selection tool , select the text on the artboard. 28. In the Control panel, select Lucida Sans from the Font list, and then click the Fill box and select white. 29. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and drag a corner of the bounding box to resize the letter to make it the size of the square (see Figure 55Figure 55). 30. Drag to position the letter near the right side of the rounded square. 31. Right-click the letter and select Create Outlines from the shortcut menu (see Figure 56Figure 56). Figure 55 – Resizing the Letter Figure 56 – Final Icon Design T-shirt Design Creating custom t-shirts is a form of expression. The first step is to come up with a design. This is the most important and probably the most time consuming step in the process. The second step is to create the design in a digital format using Illustrator. This lesson consists of creating graphics and text and using those objects to create the front and back side designs of a t-shirt. The data file used in this lesson includes a t-shirt outline that is used as the basis for the design.
  46. 46. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 21 Creating the Back Side Design This lesson consists of creating text and using the Golden Eagle graphic included in the data file to design the back side of the t-shirt. To create the back side design: 1. Click the File menu and select Open. The Open dialog box opens. 2. Navigate to the folder that contains the sample data file, select the T-shirt.ai file, and then click the Open button. NOTE: To hide the grid, click the View menu and select Hide Grid. To display the grid again, click the View menu and select Show Grid. 3. With the Selection tool , select the Golden Eagle graphic on the artboard and drag to position it in the center of the back side of the t-shirt (see Figure 57Figure 57). Figure 57 – Golden Eagle on the Back Side of the T-shirt 4. Select the Type tool in the Tools panel, click on the artboard, and type CSULA. 5. With the Selection tool , select the text on the artboard. 6. In the Control panel, select Bernard MT Condensed from the Font list, and enter 300 pt in the Font Size box (see Figure 58Figure 58). Figure 58 – Font Options in the Control Panel 7. With the Selection tool , drag to position the text above the Golden Eagle graphic on the back side of the t-shirt. 8. Hold down the Shift key and click to select both the text and the Golden Eagle graphic on the artboard. 9. In the Control panel, select Align to Artboard from the list, and then click the Horizontal Align Center button (see Figure 59Figure 59). See Figure 60Figure 60 for the final result. Figure 59 – Align Options in the Control Panel
  47. 47. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 22 Figure 60 – Final Back Side Design of T-shirt Creating the Front Side Design This lesson consists of creating text and a simple mouse graphic to design the front side of the t- shirt. To create the front side design: 1. Select the Type tool in the Tools panel, click on the artboard, and type ITS. 2. With the Selection tool , select the text on the artboard. 3. In the Control panel, enter 175 pt in the Font Size box. 4. With the Selection tool , drag to position the text at the upper-left corner of the white box on the front side of the t-shirt (see Figure 61Figure 61). Figure 61 – Text on the Front Side of the T-shirt 5. To draw a mouse, select the Ellipse tool in the Tools panel, and drag on the artboard to draw an ellipse (see Figure 62Figure 62). 6. In the Control panel, click the Fill box and select white, and then click the Stroke box and select black.
  48. 48. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 23 Figure 62 – Ellipse Created with the Ellipse Tool 7. To draw the mouse buttons, select the Pen tool in the Tools panel. 8. On the artboard, click to add two anchor points to form a horizontal line (see Figure 63Figure 63). Figure 63 – Line Created with the Pen Tool 9. Click to add another anchor point above the right anchor point to form the right side of the mouse button (see Figure 64Figure 64). Figure 64 – Bottom and Right Sides of the Mouse Button 10. Click and hold down the mouse button on the left anchor point and drag to create a curve (see Figure 65Figure 65). Figure 65 – Left Button of the Mouse 11. With the Selection tool , right-click the created shape, point to Transform, and select Reflect. The Reflect dialog box opens (see Figure 66Figure 66). 12. Under Axis, select the Vertical option, and then click the Copy button.
  49. 49. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 24 Figure 66 – Reflect Dialog Box 13. With the Selection tool , drag to position the two buttons side by side within the ellipse to create a mouse (see Figure 67Figure 67 and Figure 68Figure 68). Figure 67 – Positioning the Buttons Side by Side Figure 68 – Mouse with Two Buttons 14. To draw the mouse chord, select the Pen tool in the Tools panel. 15. On the artboard, click to add two anchor points to form a small horizontal line on top of the ellipse (see Figure 69Figure 69). Figure 69 – Small Line Created with the Pen Tool 16. Click and hold down the mouse button above and to the left of the small line and drag to create a curve (see Figure 70Figure 70). 17. Click the newly created anchor point to reset it (see Figure 71Figure 71). Figure 70 – Creating the Curve of the Mouse Chord Figure 71 – Resetting the Anchor Point
  50. 50. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 2: Vector Graphic Effects 25 18. Click and hold down the mouse button on the left anchor point of the small line and drag to create a curve to complete the cord (see Figure 72Figure 72). Figure 72 – Completed Mouse 19. With the Selection tool , drag to position the mouse next to the text. 20. Add color to the mouse and make any necessary adjustments. See Figure 73Figure 73 for the final result. Figure 73 – Final Front Side Design of T-shirt
  51. 51. For additional handouts, visit http://www.calstatela.edu/handouts. For video tutorials, visit http://www.youtube.com/mycsula. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator Summer 2011, Version 1.0 Table of Contents Introduction....................................................................................................................................2 Downloading the Data Files ..........................................................................................................2 Starting the Program.....................................................................................................................2 Logo.................................................................................................................................................2 Creating a Logo...........................................................................................................................2 Adding Color to the Logo ...........................................................................................................8 Adding Text to the Logo.............................................................................................................9 PowerPoint Template ..................................................................................................................10 Creating a Slide Background ....................................................................................................11 Exporting the File......................................................................................................................13 Creating a Customized PowerPoint Template ..........................................................................14 Invitation.......................................................................................................................................17 Creating the Invitation Background..........................................................................................17 Inserting a Graphic....................................................................................................................20 Adding Text to the Invitation....................................................................................................21 Adding Effects ..........................................................................................................................24 Letterhead.....................................................................................................................................26 Setting Up the Document..........................................................................................................26 Adding Graphics and Text to the Letterhead ............................................................................28 Exporting the File and Using It in Word...................................................................................30 Business Card...............................................................................................................................32 Setting Up the Document..........................................................................................................32 Adding Graphics to the Business Card .....................................................................................33 Adding Text to the Business Card ............................................................................................35 Saving the Business Card..........................................................................................................36
  52. 52. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 2 Introduction Adobe Illustrator CS5 is used to create graphics and type in vector format. Vector graphics are made up of points, lines, and curves that are defined by mathematical equations. Vector graphics are resolution independent, which means that they can be resized to any size without losing quality. This handout provides a practical approach to learning Illustrator CS5 by including real world examples. The lessons are centered around a fictitious flower shop and cover how to create a company logo, a customized PowerPoint template, a birthday party invitation for an employee, a company letterhead, and a business card. Downloading the Data Files This handout includes sample data files that can be used for hands-on practice. The data files are stored in a self-extracting archive. The archive must be downloaded and executed in order to extract the data files.  The data files used with this handout are available for download at http://www.calstatela.edu/its/training/datafiles/illustratorcs5p3.exe.  Instructions on how to download and extract the data files are available at http://www.calstatela.edu/its/docs/download.php. Starting the Program The following steps are for starting Illustrator CS5 using the computers in the ITS Training Program computer labs. The steps for starting the program on other computers may vary. To start Illustrator CS5: 1. Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Adobe Design Premium CS5.5, and select Adobe Illustrator CS5.1. Logo A company is easily recognized by its logo. When creating a logo, visualize the company, the clients, and the aim of the business. This will help in creating a logo which represents the company. This section consists of creating a logo for a flower shop. Creating a Logo This lesson consists of creating a flower that will be used in the logo of the flower shop. To create a logo: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens (see Figure 1). 2. Type Logo in the Name box. 3. Select Print from the New Document Profile list. 4. Select Letter from the Size list. 5. Next to Orientation, click the Landscape button . 6. Click the OK button.
  53. 53. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 3 Figure 1 – New Document Dialog Box 7. To draw a petal, select the Pen tool in the Tools panel. 8. Click anywhere on the artboard to create the first anchor point (see point 1 on Figure 2), click and hold down the mouse button to create the second anchor point (see point 2 on Figure 2), drag outward (see point 3 on Figure 2) to create a curved path, and then release the mouse button. 9. Click and hold down the mouse button on the first anchor point (see point 1 on Figure 2), drag outward (see point 4 on Figure 2) to create a curved path, and then release the mouse button to complete the petal. NOTE: As you drag, direction handles appear on both sides of the anchor point (see Figure 2). The angle and length of the direction handles determine the shape and size of the curved segment. Figure 2 – Creating a Petal with the Pen Tool 10. Click the Select menu and select Deselect. 11. Select the Selection tool in the Tools panel, and then select the petal on the artboard. 12. To copy the petal, select the Rotate tool in the Tools panel. 13. On the artboard, click below the petal to reposition the reference point (see Figure 3). NOTE: Rotating an object turns it around a reference point. Figure 3 – Petal with Reference Point
  54. 54. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 4 14. Hold down the Alt key and drag the petal in a circular motion to rotate a copy of the petal (see Figure 4). Release the mouse button and then the Alt key. 15. Repeat steps 12 through 14 to create two additional petals (see Figure 5). Figure 4 – Copying and Rotating the Petal with the Rotate Tool Figure 5 – Four Petals of the Flower NOTE: Use the Selection tool to move, rotate, or resize the petals as needed (see Figure 6). Figure 6 – Rotating a Petal 16. Select the Ellipse tool in the Tools panel. 17. On the artboard, hold down the Shift key and drag to draw a circle in the middle of the petals (see Figure 7). 18. Create three additional circles around and in between the petals. Leave the last space open for the stem (see Figure 8). Figure 7 – Circle Added in the Middle of the Petals Figure 8 – Circles Added Around the Petals
  55. 55. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 5 19. With the Pen tool, draw the stem of the flower (see Figure 9). NOTE: Clicking an anchor point removes one of the direction handles. This removes any influence on the next anchor point. Figure 9 – Stem Created with the Pen Tool NOTE: Use the Direct Selection tool to make any adjustments to the shape of the curved segments. 20. With the Pen tool, draw a branch for the flower (see Figure 10). Figure 10 – Branch Created with the Pen Tool 21. To create the second branch, with the Selection tool, select the branch on the artboard. 22. Right-click the branch, point to Transform, and select Reflect. The Reflect dialog box opens (see Figure 11). 23. Under Axis, select the Vertical option. NOTE: To preview the effect on the artboard, select the Preview check box. 24. Click the Copy button to duplicate the branch. Figure 11 – Reflect Dialog Box
  56. 56. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 6 25. With the Selection tool, select each branch to display a bounding box around it, and then drag a corner handle to resize it (see Figure 12). Make the left branch smaller than the right branch. 26. Drag to position the two branches on the stem (see Figure 13). Figure 12 – Resizing a Branch Figure 13 – Stem with Two Branches 27. Drag a marquee around the stem and two branches to select all three shapes (see Figure 14). Figure 14 – Selecting the Stem and Two Branches 28. Click the Window menu and select Pathfinder. 29. In the Pathfinder panel, click the Unite button to combine the selected shapes (see Figure 15). Figure 15 – Pathfinder Panel 30. Drag to position the stem and two branches below the flower (see Figure 16).
  57. 57. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 7 Figure 16 – Positioning the Stem and Two Branches 31. With the Pen tool, draw a leaf for the flower (see Figure 17). Figure 17 – Leaf Created with the Pen Tool 32. With the Selection tool, resize the leaf as necessary, and then drag to position it next to the left branch (see Figure 18). NOTE: When resizing the leaf, hold down the Shift key as you drag a corner handle to maintain the leaf’s proportions. 33. To copy the leaf, hold down the Alt key and drag the leaf to another location on the artboard (see Figure 18). 34. Right-click the new leaf, point to Transform, and select Reflect. The Reflect dialog box opens. 35. Under Axis, select the Vertical option, and then click the OK button (see Figure 19). Figure 18 – Copied Leaf Figure 19 – Reflected Leaf 36. With the Selection tool, resize the leaf to make it smaller than the first leaf, and then drag to position it next to the right branch (see Figure 20).
  58. 58. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 8 Figure 20 – Final Flower Adding Color to the Logo This lesson consists of applying color to the flower. You can use the colors provided in this lesson or select your preferred colors. To add color to the logo: 1. With the Selection tool , hold down the Shift key and click to select all of the petals on the artboard. 2. Double-click the Fill box in the Color panel (see Figure 21). The Color Picker dialog box opens (see Figure 22). Figure 21 – Color Panel Figure 22 – Color Picker Dialog Box
  59. 59. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 9 3. Enter EC008C in the Hexadecimal Color box (see Figure 22). NOTE: You can click inside the Color Field or the Color Spectrum to select a different color. 4. Click the OK button. 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 to apply color to the rest of the flower. The suggested colors are listed in Table 1. After applying all the colors, the flower should look like Figure 23. Table 1 – Suggested Colors for the Flower Object Hexadecimal Value Petals EC008C Center circle of the flower 27AAE1 Circles around the flower FFF200 Stem A97C50 Leaves 39B54A Figure 23 – Final Flower with Color 6. Press Ctrl+A to select all the objects on the artboard. 7. In the Control panel, click the Stroke box and select None to remove the stroke. Adding Text to the Logo This lesson consists of adding the word flowers to the logo and changing the color of the text. The flower graphic created in the previous two lessons will be used to represent the letter l in the word flowers. To add text to the logo: 1. Select the Type tool in the Tools panel, and then click on the artboard. 2. In the Control panel, select Nueva Std from the Font list, and then type F on the artboard. 3. With the Selection tool , select the letter, and then hold down the Shift key and drag a corner handle to increase its size. 4. Drag to position the letter on the left side of the flower (see Figure 24). Figure 24 – Letter Added Next to the Flower NOTE: Notice the size of the font in the Control panel for later use (see Figure 25).
  60. 60. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 10 Figure 25 – Font Options in the Control Panel 5. Select the Type tool, and then click on the artboard and type owers. 6. With the Selection tool, select the text. 7. In the Control panel, change the value in the Font Size box to match the size of the letter F (see Figure 25). 8. Drag to position the text on the right side of the flower (see Figure 26). Figure 26 – Word Added to the Logo 9. Hold down the Shift key and click to select both F and owers. 10. Double-click the Fill box in the Color panel. The Color Picker dialog box opens. 11. Enter 27AAE1 in the Hexadecimal Color box, and then click the OK button. 12. Click the Select menu and select All to select all the objects on the artboard. 13. Right-click the flower and select Group. 14. In the Control panel, click the Horizontal Align Center button and the Vertical Align Center button . 15. On the artboard, hold down Shift+Alt and drag a corner handle to decrease the size to fit the artboard. See Figure 27 for the final result. Figure 27 – Final Logo PowerPoint Template Graphics created in Illustrator can be used in other programs. This section consists of creating a background graphic in Illustrator, exporting the graphic, and using it to create a customized PowerPoint template for the flower shop.
  61. 61. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 11 Creating a Slide Background In this lesson, the flower graphic is used to create a background design for the title slide of the PowerPoint template. To create a background design: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens. 2. Type Slide in the Name box. 3. Select Web from the New Document Profile list. 4. Select Pixels from the Units list. 5. Type 1920 in the Width box and 1080 in the Height box. 6. Click the OK button. 7. Click the File menu and select Open. The Open dialog box opens. 8. Navigate to the folder that contains the sample data files, select the Flower.ai file, and then click the Open button. 9. With the Selection tool , select the flower on the artboard. 10. Click the Edit menu and select Copy to copy the flower. 11. Return to the Slide.ai document. 12. Click the Edit menu and select Paste to paste the flower. 13. Drag to position the flower in the lower-left corner of the artboard (see Figure 28). Figure 28 – Flower Positioned in the Lower-left Corner of the Artboard 14. Select the flower, and then hold down Shift+Alt and drag the flower to the right to create a copy in the lower-right corner of the artboard (see Figure 29). Figure 29 – Creating a Copy of the Flower 15. Hold down the Shift key and click to select both flowers. 16. Click the Object menu, point to Blend, and select Blend Options. The Blend Options dialog box opens (see Figure 30). 17. Click the Spacing arrow and select Specified Steps, type 6 in the text box for the number of steps, and then click the OK button.
  62. 62. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 12 Figure 30 – Blend Options Dialog Box 18. Select the Blend tool in the Tools panel, and then click once on each flower. This creates a row of flowers (see Figure 31). Figure 31 – Multiple Flowers Created with the Blend Tool 19. Select the Pen tool in the Tools panel. 20. On the artboard, click to add three anchor points to form a triangle (see Figure 32). Figure 32 – Triangle Created with the Pen Tool 21. With the Selection tool, select the triangle on the artboard. 22. In the Color panel, change the Fill color to green by entering the RGB values 57, 181, 74 (see Figure 33). Figure 33 – Color Panel 23. Drag to position the triangle in the lower-left corner of the artboard (see Figure 34). Figure 34 – Triangle Positioned in the Lower-left Corner of the Artboard 24. Select the triangle, and then hold down Shift+Alt and drag the triangle to the right to create a copy in the lower-right corner of the artboard (see Figure 35).
  63. 63. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 13 Figure 35 – Creating a Copy of the Triangle 25. Click the Object menu, point to Blend, and select Blend Options. The Blend Options dialog box opens. 26. Click the Spacing arrow and select Specified Steps, type 16 in the text box for the number of steps, and then click the OK button. 27. Select the Blend tool, and then click once on each triangle. This creates a row of triangles (see Figure 36). Figure 36 – Multiple Triangles Created with the Blend Tool 28. With the Selection tool, select the triangles on the artboard, hold down the Alt key and drag to the right to create a copy (see Figure 37). Figure 37 – Creating a Copy of the Triangles 29. In the Color panel, change the Fill color to a lighter green by entering the RGB values 79, 255, 0. 30. Right-click the light green triangles, point to Arrange, and select Send Backward (see Figure 38). Figure 38 – Two Rows of Overlapping Triangles Exporting the File This lesson consists of exporting the background design created in the previous lesson to a PNG format so that it can be used in the PowerPoint template. To export the file: 1. Click the File menu and select Export. The Export dialog box opens. 2. Select PNG (*.PNG) from the Save as type list, and then click the Save button (see Figure 39). The PNG Options dialog box opens.
  64. 64. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 14 Figure 39 – Export Dialog Box 3. Under Resolution, select the Medium (150 ppi) option, and then click the OK button. Creating a Customized PowerPoint Template This lesson consists of using the graphics created in the previous lessons to create a customized PowerPoint template. To create a PowerPoint template: 1. Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Microsoft Office, and select Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. NOTE: You can also perform these steps using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. 2. On the View tab, in the Master Views group, click the Slide Master button (see Figure 40). Figure 40 – Master Views Group on the View Tab NOTE: In Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, the Slide Master button is located in the Presentation Views group. 3. On the Insert tab, in the Images group, click the Picture button (see Figure 41). The Insert Picture dialog box opens. Figure 41 – Images Group on the Insert Tab 4. Locate and select the Slide.png file, and then click the Insert button. 5. Drag to position the background image at the bottom of the slide (see Figure 42).
  65. 65. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 15 Figure 42 – Background Image Positioned at the Bottom of the Slide 6. On the Insert tab, in the Images group, click the Picture button. The Insert Picture dialog box opens. 7. Locate and select the Logo.png file, and then click the Insert button. 8. Drag to position the logo in the upper-left corner of the slide (see Figure 43). Figure 43 – Logo Positioned in the Upper-left Corner of the Slide 9. On the Slide Master tab, in the Edit Master group, click the Insert Slide Master button. 10. On the Insert tab, in the Images group, click the Picture button. The Insert Picture dialog box opens. 11. Locate and select the Flower.png file, and then click the Insert button. 12. Drag to position the flower on the left side of the slide (see Figure 44). Figure 44 – Flower Positioned on the Left Side of the Slide
  66. 66. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 16 13. On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click the Normal button (see Figure 45). Figure 45 – Presentation Views Group on the View Tab 14. To insert the new slides, on the Home tab, in the Slides group, click the New Slide arrow (see Figure 46) and select Title Slide under Office Theme (see Figure 47). Figure 46 – Slides Group on the Home Tab Figure 47 – Office Theme Slides 15. Click the New Slide arrow and select Title and Content under Custom Design (see Figure 48). Figure 48 – Custom Design Slides 16. Begin typing your content (see Figure 49).
  67. 67. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 17 Figure 49 – Final PowerPoint Slides Invitation Illustrator can be used to create personalized invitations for different occasions. In this section, a birthday party invitation is created for an employee of the flower shop. Creating the Invitation Background This lesson consists of creating a background design for the birthday party invitation. To create the invitation background: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens. 2. Type Invitation in the Name box. 3. Select Print from the New Document Profile list. 4. Select Letter from the Size list. 5. Click the OK button. 6. Select the Rectangle tool in the Tools panel. 7. In the Color panel, change the Fill color to RGB (142, 188, 229), and the Stroke color to None (see Figure 50). Figure 50 – Color Panel Settings for the Rectangle 8. Drag to draw a rectangle at the top of the artboard to represent the header (see Figure 51).
  68. 68. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 18 Figure 51 – Adding a Header 9. Drag to draw a rectangle at the bottom of the artboard to represent the footer. 10. In the Color panel, change the Fill color to RGB (244, 152, 192), and the Stroke color to None (see Figure 52). Figure 52 – Adding a Footer 11. In the Layers panel, click the Create New Layer button to create a new layer, double-click the layer’s name and rename it to Background, and then drag to position it below Layer 1 (see Figure 53). Figure 53 – Layers Panel with the Background Layer 12. With the Rectangle tool, create six rectangles of various widths between the header and the footer (see Figure 54).
  69. 69. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 19 Figure 54 – Creating a Background with Rectangles 13. With the Selection tool , select each rectangle and change the Fill color using the Color panel. See Figure 55 and Table 2 for the RGB values for each rectangle. Figure 55 – RGB Values for the Rectangles Table 2 – RGB Values for the Rectangles Rectangle RGB Value First 149, 204, 139 Second 143, 108, 86 Third 244, 217, 188 Fourth 243, 152, 192 Fifth 149, 204, 139 Sixth 143, 188, 229
  70. 70. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 20 14. In the Tools panel, select the Rounded Rectangle tool hidden under the Rectangle tool. 15. In the Color panel, change the Fill color to white, and the Stroke color to RGB (236, 245, 228 (see Figure 56). Figure 56 – Color Panel Settings for the Rounded Rectangle 16. In the Control panel, enter 14 pt in the Stroke Weight box to increase the stroke size. 17. Drag to draw a rounded rectangle in the center of the artboard (see Figure 57). Figure 57 – Invitation Background Inserting a Graphic Since this invitation is for a flower shop employee, the flower graphic from the flower shop’s logo is incorporated into the design. To insert the flower graphic: 1. Open the Flower.ai file from the data files folder. 2. With the Selection tool , select the flower on the artboard. 3. Click the Edit menu and select Copy to copy the flower. 4. Return to the Invitation.ai document. 5. Click the Edit menu and select Paste to paste the flower. 6. Drag to position the flower in the lower-left corner of the rounded rectangle (see Figure 58).
  71. 71. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 21 Figure 58 – Flower Positioned in the Lower-left Corner of the Rounded Rectangle 7. Hold down the Shift key and drag the upper-right corner handle to increase the size of the flower (see Figure 59). Figure 59 – Increasing the Size of the Flower Adding Text to the Invitation This lesson consists of adding the details of the invitation. The text is formatted with different fonts, font sizes, and colors to fit with the overall design of the invitation. To add text to the invitation: 1. In the Layers panel, create a new layer and rename it to Text. 2. Select the Type tool in the Tools panel, click on the artboard, and type Come celebrate the birthday party for.... 3. With the Selection tool , select the text on the artboard. 4. In the Control panel, select Pristina from the Font list, and enter 30 pt in the Font Size box. 5. Select the Eyedropper tool in the Tools panel, and then click the tan rectangle on the artboard (see Figure 60). This applies the tan color to the selected text. NOTE: The Eyedropper tool is used to sample a color from a placed object and apply the color to another object.
  72. 72. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 22 Figure 60 – Sampling the Tan Color with the Eyedropper Tool 6. With the Selection tool, drag to position the text at the top of the rounded rectangle (see Figure 61). Figure 61 – Text Positioned at the Top of the Rounded Rectangle 7. In the Control panel, click Align to display the Align panel, and then select Horizontal Align Center to center the text (see Figure 62). Figure 62 – Align Panel 8. Select the Type tool, click below the first line of text on the artboard, and type Flora Sacate. 9. With the Selection tool, select the new text. 10. In the Control panel, select Baskerville Old Face from the Font list, and enter 50 pt in the Font Size box (see Figure 63). Figure 63 – Font Options in the Control Panel 11. Select the Eyedropper tool, and then click the pink rectangle on the artboard (see Figure 64). This applies the pink color to the selected text.
  73. 73. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 23 Figure 64 – Sampling the Pink Color with the Eyedropper Tool 12. With the Selection tool, select the text. 13. In the Control panel, click Align to display the Align panel, and then select Horizontal Align Center to center the text. 14. Select the Type tool, click on the artboard, and type the following text: Monday, March 28th, 2011 12:00 P.M. Student Union 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032 15. With the Selection tool, select the new text. 16. In the Control panel, select Pristina from the Font list, and enter 25 pt in the Font Size box. 17. Select the Eyedropper tool, and then click the brown rectangle on the artboard (see Figure 65). This applies the brown color to the selected text. Figure 65 – Sampling the Brown Color with the Eyedropper Tool 18. With the Selection tool, drag to position the text next to the flower (see Figure 66).
  74. 74. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 24 Figure 66 – Date and Location Text Positioned Next to the Flower 19. Select the Type tool, click on the artboard, and type the following text: R.S.V.P. Bogo Bonanza, (323) 343-3000 20. With the Selection tool, select the new text. 21. In the Control panel, select Pristina from the Font list, and enter 20 pt in the Font Size box. 22. Select the Eyedropper tool, and then click the green rectangle on the artboard (see Figure 67). This applies the green color to the selected text. Figure 67 – Sampling the Green Color with the Eyedropper Tool 23. With the Selection tool, drag to position the text next to the flower (see Figure 68). Figure 68 – Contact Information Text Positioned Next to the Flower Adding Effects Effects can be used to enhance the appearance of the invitation. In this lesson, a drop shadow is applied to give the invitation a three-dimensional look. To add a drop shadow: 1. With the Selection tool , select the rounded rectangle on the artboard. 2. In the Appearance panel, click the Add New Effect button, point to Stylize, and select Drop Shadow (see Figure 69). The Drop Shadow dialog box opens (see Figure 70).
  75. 75. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 25 Figure 69 – Appearance Panel 3. Enter 5 pt in the X Offset and Y Offset boxes, and 10 pt in the Blur box. Figure 70 – Drop Shadow Dialog Box 4. Click the OK button. See Figure 71 for the final result. Figure 71 – Final Invitation
  76. 76. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 26 Letterhead A letterhead usually consists of the name and contact information of a company, a logo, and sometimes a background pattern. This section consists of creating a letterhead for the flower shop. Setting Up the Document The finished product in this lesson is intended to be printed. For this reason, the New Document Profile will be set to Print which uses a default letter size artboard. After creating a new document, guides are placed on the artboard to help align text and graphic objects that will be added in the next lesson. To set up the document: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens (see Figure 72). 2. Type Letterhead in the Name box. 3. Select Print from the New Document Profile list. 4. Select Letter from the Size list. 5. Select Inches from Units list. 6. Click the up arrow to change the Bleed for all sides to 0.125 in. NOTE: Bleed is the amount of artwork that falls outside of the artboard. You can include bleed in your artwork as a margin of error, to ensure that the ink is still printed to the edge of the page after the page is trimmed. Figure 72 – New Document Dialog Box 7. Click the OK button. NOTE: The red line around the artboard indicates the bleed area. 8. Click the View menu, point to Rulers, and select Show Rulers to display the horizontal and vertical rulers (see Figure 73).
  77. 77. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 27 Figure 73 – Displaying the Rulers 9. To create a horizontal guide at the top of the artboard, position the mouse pointer on the horizontal ruler and drag down until you reach the 1 inch mark on the vertical ruler, and then release the mouse button (see Figure 74). 10. Repeat step 9 to create a 1 inch horizontal guide at the bottom of the artboard. Figure 74 – Creating a Horizontal Guide on the Artboard 11. To create a vertical guide on the left side of the artboard, position the mouse pointer on the vertical ruler and drag to the right until you reach the 1 inch mark on the horizontal ruler, and then release the mouse button. 12. Repeat step 11 to create a 1 inch vertical guide on the right side of the artboard. See Figure 75 for the final result. Figure 75 – Four Guides Placed on the Artboard
  78. 78. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 28 Adding Graphics and Text to the Letterhead This lesson consists of adding the flower shop’s logo and contact information to the letterhead. To add graphics and text: 1. Open the Logo.ai file from the data files folder. 2. With the Selection tool , select the logo on the artboard. 3. Click the Edit menu and select Copy to copy the logo. 4. Return to the Letterhead.ai document. 5. Click the Edit menu and select Paste to paste the logo (see Figure 76). Figure 76 – Adding the Logo to the Letterhead 6. Hold down the Shift key and drag a corner handle to decrease the size of the logo (see Figure 77). Figure 77 – Decreasing the Size of the Logo 7. In the Control panel, click the Horizontal Align Center button and the Vertical Align Top button to center the logo and position it at the top of the letterhead (see Figure 78). Figure 78 – Logo Positioned at the Top of the Letterhead
  79. 79. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 29 8. Select the Type tool in the Tools panel, click on the artboard, and type Library Palmer Wing, Room 4056 (LIB PW 4056). 9. With the Selection tool, select the text on the artboard. 10. In the Control panel, select Nueva Std from the Font list, and enter 12 pt in the Font Size box. 11. In the Color panel, change the Fill color to RGB (96, 58, 23). 12. Select the Type tool, click on the artboard, and type itstraining@calstatela.edu. 13. With the Selection tool, select the new text on the artboard. 14. Select the Eyedropper tool in the Tools panel, and then click the brown text on the artboard (see Figure 79). This applies the brown color to the selected text. Figure 79 – Sampling the Brown Color with the Eyedropper Tool 15. Select the Type tool, click on the artboard, and type (323) 343-5369. 16. Select the Eyedropper tool and click the brown text on the artboard, and then hold down the Alt key and click the black text to apply the sampled color. 17. Select the Type tool, click on the artboard, and type www.calstatela.edu/training. 18. Select the Eyedropper tool and click the brown text on the artboard, and then hold down the Alt key and click the black text. 19. With the Selection tool, drag to position the text below the logo and above the blue guide line (see Figure 80). Figure 80 – Text Positioned at the Top of the Letterhead 20. Select the Rectangle tool in the Tools panel. 21. Drag to draw a rectangle at the bottom of the artboard to represent the footer (see Figure 81). NOTE: The rectangle may pass the artboard and the bleed area. 22. In the Color panel, change the Fill color to RGB (37, 170, 225).
  80. 80. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 30 Figure 81 – Footer Added to the Letterhead Exporting the File and Using It in Word This lesson consists of exporting the letterhead created in the previous lessons to a PNG format, and then inserting it as a watermark into a Word document. To export the file: 1. Click the File menu and select Export. The Export dialog box opens. 2. Select the Desktop as the location to save the file. 3. Select PNG (*.PNG) from the Save as type list, and then click the Save button. The PNG Options dialog box opens (see Figure 82). 4. Under Resolution, select the Other option and type 96 in the ppi box. 5. Click the OK button. Figure 82 – PNG Options Dialog Box
  81. 81. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 31 To insert the file into a Word document: 1. Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Microsoft Office, and select Microsoft Word 2010. 2. On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Background group, click the Watermark button, and select Custom Watermark. The Printed Watermark dialog box opens (see Figure 83). Figure 83 – Printed Watermark Dialog Box 3. Select the Picture watermark option, and then click the Select Picture button. The Insert Picture dialog box opens. 4. Locate and select the Letterhead.png file saved on the Desktop, and then the click Insert button. 5. Select 100% from the Scale list, and deselect the Washout check box. 6. Click the OK button. See Figure 84 for the final result. Figure 84 – Final Letterhead
  82. 82. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 32 Business Card A business card typically includes the giver's name, company logo, and contact information such as street address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, and website. This section consists of creating a business card for the flower shop. Setting Up the Document Business cards come in various sizes, but the most common size is 3.25 by 2 inches. To set up the document: 1. Click the File menu and select New. The New Document dialog box opens. 2. Type Business Card in the Name box. 3. Select Inches from Units list. 4. Type 3.25 in the Width box and 2 in the Height box. 5. Click the up arrow to change the Bleed for all sides to 0.125 in. 6. Click the OK button. 7. Select the Rectangle tool , and then drag to draw a rectangle to cover the artboard (see Figure 85). Figure 85 – Rectangle Drawn Over the Artboard 8. Click the Effect menu, point to Path, and select Offset Path. The Offset Path dialog box opens. 9. Type -0.125 in the Offset box, and then click the OK button (see Figure 86). Figure 86 – Offset Path Dialog Box 10. Click the Object menu and select Expand Appearance. 11. Click the View menu, point to Guides, and select Make Guides (see Figure 87).
  83. 83. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 33 Figure 87 – Guides Placed on the Rectangle Adding Graphics to the Business Card This lesson consists of adding the flower shop’s logo and a flower to the business card. To add graphics to the business card: 1. Open the Flower.ai and Logo.ai files from the data files folder. 2. On the Application bar, click the Arrange Documents button and select Tile All In Grid (see Figure 88). Figure 88 – Tile All In Grid in the Arrange Documents Panel 3. With the Selection tool , drag the flower and the logo to the business card (see Figure 89). Figure 89 – Adding the Flower and the Logo to the Business Card
  84. 84. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 34 4. On the Application bar, click the Arrange Documents button and select Consolidate All (see Figure 90). Figure 90 – Consolidate All in the Arrange Documents Panel 5. Click the Close button on the Flower.ai and Logo.ai document tabs to close the files (see Figure 91). Figure 91 – Document Tabs 6. With the Selection tool, select the logo on the artboard, and then hold down the Shift key and drag a corner handle to decrease the size of the logo (see Figure 92). Figure 92 – Resizing the Logo 7. Drag to position the logo in the upper-left corner of the business card. Make sure the logo stays within the blue guide lines (see Figure 93). Figure 93 – Positioning the Logo on the Business Card
  85. 85. Adobe Illustrator CS5 Part 3: Real World Illustrator 35 8. With the Selection tool, select the flower, and then hold down the Shift key and drag a corner handle to decrease the size of the flower. 9. Drag to position the flower in the lower-right corner of the business card and let the flower bleed out at the bottom (see Figure 94). Figure 94 – Positioning the Flower on the Business Card Adding Text to the Business Card This lesson consists of adding the flower shop’s contact information to the business card. To add text to the business card: 1. Select the Type tool in the Tools panel, click on the artboard, and type the following text: Library Palmer Wing, Room 4056 (LIB PW 4056) itstraining@calstatela.edu (323) 343-5369 www.calstatela.edu/training 2. With the Selection tool , select the text on the artboard. 3. In the Control panel, select Nueva Std from the Font list, and enter 12 pt in the Font Size box. 4. In the Color panel, change the Fill color to RGB (96, 58, 23). 5. Drag to position the text below the logo and to the right of the blue guide line (see Figure 95). Figure 95 – Business Card with Contact Information

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