illustrator essential training

January 04, 2017

  • Today I am starting illustrator and I am learning where every thing is.
    • Touring the illustrator interface
      • These are shortcut buttons.
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      • This is the zoom tool on the tool bar.
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      • This is the control panel for the zoom tool to edit the style of zoom.
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      • These are the options to have on the bar between shortcuts and tabs.
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    • Exploring the illustrators tool panel.
      • the top half of the panel is what ill mainly need to know first. first ill go to bride to open the image of the panel
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    • creating new documents
      • when i make a new document i will go up to the file menu and select new and it will take me to the new documents dialog box.then i will change the name to poster_rev1 and the i will make sur the profile is on front then i will change the size to legal and make sure the color mode is on cyme. next ill make a web ill change the name too phone app and then i will select devices and then i will select iPhone 5s and then ill change the color mode to RBM.
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          • Modifying and Saving your documents
            • first ill open the document beach party. next ill zoom in and select the white border and delete it then ill go to the file menu and select save as and then i will just add  _ rev2 at the end of beach party next i will then select ok and ok again and then save and exit.
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          • Setting up you illustrator preferences
            • first i will select the illustrator cc button and then go down to preferences then select general then i will check mark the scale strokes and effects box swell as the scale corners box
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Understanding screen modes

  • there are three screen modes
    • normal
    • full screen with menu
    • full screen
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creating using custom views

  • ill zoom in on the view i want and select the view menu and click the new view command and name them in a row Comp #1 #2 and #3  i don’t really remember what i did to get the lines ..Screen Shot 2017-02-14 at 9.49.09 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-14 at 9.49.44 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-14 at 9.50.59 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-14 at 9.51.05 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-14 at 9.51.27 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-14 at 9.51.50 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-14 at 9.51.56 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-14 at 9.53.57 AM.pngToday I’m finishing lesson 2 for real this time.Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 8.24.09 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-21 at 8.27.40 AM.pngcreating and using custom views
    • Ill Start by opening my image in illustrator. next ill zoom in on the top corner image and select the view menu and select the new view command and ill name it comp one ill do the same thing for the middle and the bottom. next i will make a new view for the whole image and ill do that by selecting the short cut command 0 and then ill go to the view menu and select new view command and then i will name that view fit to screen (normal). next i will use the shortcut command Y to show me the outline mode and then i will go to view menu select new view once again and ill name this view Outline fit to screen. I’m pretty sure i did this lesson last week not for sure at the moment so i just redid itScreen Shot 2017-02-21 at 8.50.00 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-21 at 8.45.44 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-21 at 8.46.16 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-21 at 8.46.20 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-21 at 8.46.31 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-21 at 8.47.26 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-21 at 8.48.24 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-21 at 8.50.00 AM.png

    Creating and using custom guides

    • ill open a new document then ill change the profile to print the units to inches the width to 3.5 the height to 2 in and the bleed to 0.125 all around then ill drag my guides where i want i will make them not move by going to view menu then guides then lock guides, or shortcut of option command semicolon now i will unlock then and delete the guides. i will now go along the ruler and double click to add guides
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    in Career center i almost finish a whole lesson of identity theft before i had to leave.i learned what to sherd before throwing away and when its  safe to give out your social security number.

    First Things First!!~ I Fixed my Pages!!!!

    Now Lynda Lessons!!

    Alright I am working on locking and hiding objects.

    • First ill open my image of a donut by browsing in bridge. Then I will select a spot in my donut then ill go to the option menu and select the un-group command then I will open my layers panel and lock everything.Screen Shot 2017-02-22 at 9.26.44 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 9.29.15 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 9.35.16 AM.png

    Lesson Three!!- Working with Artboards.

    1. Creating multi-dartboard document
      1. ill select new from the file menu and then name it Business ill change the profile to print then ill change the units to inches.change the width to 3.5 and the height 2 ill then change then number of dartboards to 6 the space to 1 in and 3 columns. now i have three fronts and three backs.Screen Shot 2017-02-22 at 9.44.02 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 9.44.57 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 9.47.42 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 9.50.35 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 9.53.11 AM.png
    2. Exploring the artboards panel
      1. alright so I’m going to change the profile to web not going to change anything and then select okay next ill open the artboards panel next i will add 3 more art boards then i will change the names in order to Home, About, Store, Contact then i will make a box of different sizes in each dartboard then i will color the first box red the second box green the third is blur and fourth is orange next i will center them by going to the drop down menu in the top right corner then i lil select art board options then ill check the box show center mark and ill do that to each on the ill delete store and contact and notice  that when i delete the art board the art work stays. now i will delete them.Screen Shot 2017-02-22 at 9.56.56 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.08.24 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.09.06 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.09.11 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.09.34 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.09.42 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.13.01 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.13.08 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.13.12 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.13.17 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.13.24 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.15.27 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.15.31 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.26.13 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.28.25 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.28.52 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.28.59 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.29.37 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-02-22 at 10.39.37 AM.png
    3. Adding Art boards on the fly
      1. ill one my mage farmers market