Published on 17 Feb 2014 | over 2 years ago

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.

**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.

Tips 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


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DOWNLOAD LINKS:

PROJECT FOLDER:

Download the project folder for free from the overview video here:
youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ


TUTORIAL COURSE PDF WORKSHEET:

Download the PDF from the overview video here:
youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ


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EPISODE LIST WITH LINKS:


Dia De Los Muertos | Speed Art | Sugar Skull Artwork | Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/Nz0s5GFHOIk


This video is part of a 19 part course:


COURSE OVERVIEW

The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/IBouhf4seWQ


SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION

Ep 1 - Interface Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/QKWnkIPur2Q

Ep 2 - Panels & Workspaces in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/2E9oGKd0Ayg

Ep 3 - Artboards in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/9GbLm_WXWwk

Ep 4 - Vector basics | Selection & Direct selection tool
youtu.be/GFY0_EMVYDw

Ep 5 - Fill & Stroke effects in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/xhATZA88zC4

Ep 6 - Using Colour | Swatches | Pantone's | Gradients & more
youtu.be/MX67tVC8f3s

Ep 7 - 10 Handy Tips | Things to know for beginners
youtu.be/wRL9rPO2SYk


SECTION 2 - ESSENTIAL PRACTISE

Ep 8 - Creating shape vectors
youtu.be/FH4-WIkHnd4

Ep 9 - Grouped vectors, Compounding vector shapes & Using the shape builder tool
youtu.be/aGFWmYHUQOU

Ep 10 - Drawing with the Pen tool | Brush tool | Pencil tool & more
youtu.be/mApJiURbBAg

Ep 11 - The Blob brush tool & Eraser tool
youtu.be/wnXDboK7FH8

Ep 12 - Type tools in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/9mj57YnpJPk


SECTION 3 - CREATE A PROJECT

CHAPTER 1 - SETUP & IMAGE TRACE
Ep 13 - Setting up a document | Placing in a drawing / Sketch
youtu.be/1QLJmHxQqVA

Ep 14 - Image trace tool for sketches in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/4X1uc4dUoC0


CHAPTER 2 - DRAWING

Ep 15 - Tracing a hand drawn sketch & converting to vector artwork
youtu.be/_PDgoisoCwo


Ep 16 - Compounding vector shapes & strokes | Use the Pathfinder Tool & more
youtu.be/-gXH5G2vD-k


CHAPTER 3 - COLOURING & ADDING TYPE

Ep 17 - Colouring a vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/0MDns4AP4Qw

Ep 18 - Adding type to a poster design in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/ppGdjmpuqBc

CHAPTER 4 - FINISHING & EXPORTING

Ep 19 - Prepare and export artwork ready for print in Adobe Illustrator
youtu.be/TM-Blz_Mnqc


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