Creating shape vectors in Adobe Illustrator – EP 8/19

Avatar Gareth David | February 8, 2018 4075 Views 7 Likes 4.86 On 7 Ratings

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In this video, we are going to be focusing on shape vectors. We are going to be creating a range of vector shapes then later look at how to manage multiple vectors in groups and then look at how to compound vectors.



00:02:55 - Rectangle shape tool
00:08:00 - Deleting anchor points
00:08:52 - Ellipse shape tool
00:10:49 - Free transform tool
00:11:57 - Star shape tool
00:14:10 - Free transform tool
00:15:36 - Polygon shape tool
00:17:08 - Rounded rectangle shape tool



V - Selection tool

A - Direct selection tool


cmd (Ctrl PC) + Z - Undo

cmd (Ctrl PC) + C - Copy

cmd (Ctrl PC) + V - Paste


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

Press & hold shift + click & drag - Snap rotate (with rotate tool active)

Press up or down - Toggle points (with star shape tool active)

Press & hold cmd (Ctrl PC) + click and drag - Toggle depth of points (with star shape tool active)

Press up or down - Toggle corners (with round rectangle shape tool active)





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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