10 Handy Tips / Things to know for Beginners – EP 7/19

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10 Handy Tips / Things to know for Beginners – EP 7/19

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In this video I am going to cover 10 details in Adobe illustrator that you should know and be up to speed with before starting a project. The things I am going to cover in the next few minutes are things that are going to improve your workflow and help you create your artwork.

 

TOPICS COVERED:

Tip 1 - Zooming 00:01:22
Tip 2 - Manoeuvring 00:02:36
Tip 3 - Duplicating Objects 00:03:06
Tip 4 - Select Multiple Objects 00:03:33
Tip 5 - Aligning 00:04:15
Tip 6 - Rulers & guides 00:05:10
Tip 7 - Smart Guides 00:06:53
Tip 8 - Scale Strokes & Effects 00:08:33
Tip 9 - Shift & Full screen 00:09:45
Tip 10 - Grids 00:10:16

 

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS USED IN THIS VIDEO:

Z - Zoom tool

F - Full screen mode

Tab - Toggle visibility of interface panels

 

Press & hold spacebar - Maneuver around document

Press & hold alt + click & drag - Quick duplicate object (with selection tool active)

Press & hold shift + click - Select multiple objects (with selection tool active)

Press & hold shift + click - Deselect objects (with selection tool active)

Press & hold shift + click & drag - Scale object (with scale tool active)

 

Press & hold alt + Click - Zoom out (with zoom tool active)

 

cmd (Ctrl PC) + 0 - Zoom to fit document to workspace area

cmd (Ctrl PC) + 1 - Zoom to 100%

cmd (Ctrl PC) + R - Show rulers

cmd (Ctrl PC) + ; - Show guides

cmd (Ctrl PC) + ‘ - Show Grid

 

Enjoy.

 


 

**FYI**
In this video tutorial, I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

 


 

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