Vector basics / Selection & Direct selection tool & more – EP 4/19

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Vector basics / Selection & Direct selection tool & more – EP 4/19

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In this tutorial I am going to talk about how creative elements work and how we can begin to operate in illustrator. In this video you will get a good understand of the basics so we can move on later and start building our own creative elements.

 

TOPICS COVERED:

00:00:00 - Vector Overview
00:02:05 - The Selection tool
00:06:23 - The Scale tool
00:07:47 - The Rotate tool
00:09:05 - Multiplying
00:10:35 - The Direct selection tool
00:12:20 - Anchor points
00:15:00 - Anchor handles

 

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS USED IN THIS VIDEO:

V - Selection tool

S - Scale tool

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

R - Rotate tool

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

cmd (Ctrl PC) + V - Paste

A - Direct selection tool

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

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

 

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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