Creating shape vectors in Adobe Illustrator Ep8/19 [Adobe Illustrator for Beginners]

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.

**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.

Topics Covered

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

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video:

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)

Enjoy

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This video is part of a 19 part course:

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Illustrator

SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION

Ep 1 – Interface Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Ep 2 – Panels & Workspaces in Adobe Illustrator

Ep 3 – Artboards in Adobe Illustrator

Ep 4 – Vector basics | Selection & Direct selection tool

Ep 5 – Fill & Stroke effects in Adobe Illustrator

Ep 6 – Using Colour | Swatches | Pantone’s | Gradients & more

Ep 7 – 10 Handy Tips | Things to know for beginners

SECTION 2 – ESSENTIAL PRACTISE

Ep 8 – Creating shape vectors

Ep 9 – Grouped vectors, Compounding vector shapes & Using the shape builder tool

Ep 10 – Drawing with the Pen tool | Brush tool | Pencil tool & more

Ep 11 – The Blob brush tool & Eraser tool

Ep 12 – Type tools in Adobe Illustrator

SECTION 3 – CREATE A PROJECT

CHAPTER 1 – SETUP & IMAGE TRACE
Ep 13 – Setting up a document | Placing in a drawing / Sketch

Ep 14 – Image trace tool for sketches in Adobe Illustrator

CHAPTER 2 – DRAWING

Ep 15 – Tracing a hand drawn sketch & converting to vector artwork

Ep 16 – Compounding vector shapes & strokes | Use the Pathfinder Tool & more

CHAPTER 3 – COLOURING & ADDING TYPE

Ep 17 – Colouring a vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator

Ep 18 – Adding type to a poster design in Adobe Illustrator

CHAPTER 4 – FINISHING & EXPORTING

Ep 19 – Prepare and export artwork ready for print in Adobe Illustrator

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