Illustrator Fundamentals: Module 3 [Working in Illustrator]


Working with Panels

In this movie, the instructor walks us through the different ways of operating panels on Adobe Illustrator and how to edit their properties.

The Control Panel

In this movie, the instructor describes the control panel and its uses in Adobe Illustrator. The control panel is used to alter and change the properties of different objects on the page. (Ex: Color, Outline, size.)

Rulers and Guides

In this movie the instructor walks us through the processes of enabling rulers, zeroing in the rulers on different artboards, along with activating and locking guides.

Guides and the Grid

In this movie, the instructor walks us through how to enable and use the guide tool and grid tool in Adobe Illustrator. He also teaches us how to edit the colors and spacing of the guides and grids.

Smart Guides

In this lesson, the instructor teaches us how smart guides work inside of Adobe Illustrator. He also teaches us how to edit all of our preferences when it comes to how the smart guides act while working in AI.

Align Panel

In this lesson, the instructor walked us through how to use the align panel to evenly spread out objects and line them up with each-other on a vertical or horizontal plane.

Hide/Show Edges

In this movie, the instructor walks us through the process of hiding and showing the edges on items in adobe illustrator. He explains how the process can be helpful to those who find the edges distracting and think it would be easier to work without them, and how users who might’ve accidentally disabled the edges can turn them back on.

Preview and Outline Modes

In this movie, the instructor walks us through the process of hiding and showing the edges on items in adobe illustrator. He explains how the process can be helpful to those who find the edges distracting and think it would be easier to work without them, and how users who might’ve accidentally disabled the edges can turn them back on.

Bounding Box

In this lesson the instructor walks us through the bounding box of items on the artboard for Adobe Illustrator. The bounding box is the host for the scaling nodes (The small white squares on the lines) and rotating the item on the artboard. An important thing to remember when scaling item is that if you hold shift while moving any of the nodes on the bounding box, the item will only shrink/grow and will not warp.

Workspaces

In this movie, the instructor walks us through the process of switching through preset workspaces that have different layouts for different types of workers to have a more comfortable and easier to use setup.

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