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Using Live Shape Effects in Adobe Illustrator CC

Lesson 10 from: Adobe Illustrator Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

Using Live Shape Effects in Adobe Illustrator CC

Lesson 10 from: Adobe Illustrator Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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Lesson Info

10. Using Live Shape Effects in Adobe Illustrator CC

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

Class Introduction to Advanced Adobe Illustrator CC

02:35
2

Getting Started with Your Adobe Illustrator Advanced Tutorial

01:19

Drawing

3

Trick for Redrawing Hand Drawn Images in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:17
4

Curvature Tool vs Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

10:27
5

Advanced Pen Tool Tricks Using Adobe Illustrator CC

08:47
6

How to Draw Flowing Curves in Adobe Illustrator with the Width Tool

13:14
7

Mastering Corners with Adobe Illustrator CC Corner Widget Effects

05:27
8

The Best Creation Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC the Shape Builder Tool

23:01
9

More Shape Builder Goodness

11:02
10

Using Live Shape Effects in Adobe Illustrator CC

06:03
11

Class Project - Drawing Exercise Using Width, Curvature & Corner Widgets

01:38
12

Drawing - Quiz

Keyboard Shortcuts

13

Advanced Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Illustrator CC

11:05
14

Keyboard Shortcuts - Quiz

Color & Patterns

15

Advanced Color Tips & Tricks for Adobe Illustrator CC

15:44
16

Using Color Themes in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:02
17

How to Color a Real Hand Drawing Using Adobe Illustrator CC

07:07
18

How to Use the Color Guide in Adobe Illustrator

02:47
19

How to Change All the Colors at Once in Adobe Illustrator Recolour Artwork

04:19
20

How to Make Gradients Bend in Adobe Illustrator CC Using Gradient Mesh

13:36
21

How to Make Long Shadows in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:15
22

How to Blend Images with the Background Colors in Adobe Illustrator Blend Modes

03:26
23

How to Make Images Black & White in Illustrator & Mix with Color

07:44
24

How Do You Make Anaglyphic Text Using Adobe Illustrator CC

06:12
25

How to Make Gradient Stroke Overlap & Mix Colors in Adobe Illustrator

06:39
26

How to Create a Duotone Image Effect in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:23
27

Advanced Repeating Pattern Swatches in Adobe Illustrator CC

14:16
28

Color & Patterns - Quiz

Workflow Speed

29

How to Change The Default Font & Swatches in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:36
30

Advanced Workflow Tricks for Adobe Illustrator CC

10:52
31

Shortcuts for Aligning & Distributing in Illustrator CC Using Actions

04:28
32

How to Proof Colors in Adobe Illustrator CC

01:25
33

Adobe Illustrator is Running Slow, How Do I Speed Up Illustrator

09:40
34

How Best to Use Illustrator With Other Adobe CC Software

08:13
35

Workflow Speed - Quiz

Typography

36

Advanced Fonts Tricks & Tips in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:52
37

How to Put Text Type into the Shape of a Letter in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:40
38

How to Use the Touch Type Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

02:27
39

Typography - Quiz

Strokes & Lines

40

How to Multiply Strokes to a Path in Adobe Illustrator CC

06:24
41

How to Add a Stroke Line Around the Outside of Text or Shapes in Illustrator

03:45
42

How to Make Multiple Lines Using Offset Path in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:33

Depth, Perspective & 3D

43

Introduction to 3D in Adobe Illustrator CC

11:10
44

How to Make Semi Flat 3D Icons & UI Design Using Adobe Illustrator CC

15:22
45

How to Make the Paper Cut Effect in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:35

Charts & Graphs

46

How to Make a Pie Chart Line Graph & Bar Graph in Adobe Illustrator CC

17:38

Artboards & Pages

47

Advanced Artboard & Pages Tricks in Adobe Illustrator CC

05:42

Creative Cloud

48

Advanced CC Libraries Adobe Stock and Adobe Market

09:12

Images

49

Advanced Image Tricks & Tips in Adobe Illustrator CC

07:22

Transform, Distort & Blend

50

How to Distort Bend Shapes & Type in Adobe Illustrator CC

03:39
51

How to Make a 3D Ribbon in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:58
52

How to Create Lots of Lines that Blend Together in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:24
53

How to Make 3D Gradient Lettering Blends in Adobe Illustrator CC

11:25
54

49. How to Make a Linocut Effect in Adobe Illustrator CC

08:26
55

How to Use the Puppet Warp Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC

09:33
56

Transform, Distort & Blend Quiz

Web UI design

57

How to Use Adobe Illustrator for Web & UI Design

15:17

Animating

58

How to Make an Animated GIF Using Adobe Illustrator CC

14:52

Conclusion

59

What Next After Your Illustrator Advanced Course

01:07

Final Quiz

60

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Using Live Shape Effects in Adobe Illustrator CC

Welcome friends in this video. We are going to look at live shape effects basically. It makes pac man and it allows you to kind of add and remove sides to polygons quite easily like that. We'll go a little bit further and make a little pie chart d donut thing. Alright, let's go and learn live shape effects in illustrator. Okay, so live shapes are only on a couple of objects. So there's the ellipse and the polygon tool at the moment. Okay, so let's look at the ellipse first. I'm just going to drag out lips. I've got a fill and no stroke. Now, what we're looking for is see this little target on the side. That's our little guy. Okay. It doesn't really matter what tool you're using. But look, I can drag up and drag down pac man, but probably better use for maybe a bar graph. Okay, now there's a couple of options you can do. Okay, so obviously I can drag these around randomly. Just pick kind of a customer shape or you can type them in the transform panel wants to open up by itself or up the...

top here. If you've got the control panel open, there's one called shape. They end up with the same kind of options. Cool, what we can do over here, probably the most important is that you can invert the pipe and type in specific degrees. Okay, you can decide exactly what you want to do and the other thing, let's have a look at the polygon tool. Okay, is the other one that works and it's the same kind of thing. This one here has got like this little targets on the outside, they decided to style it slightly differently. See this random tile. Okay. There's ones in all the corners and they went, let's randomly put this guy here. Okay, you can see plus and minus. Basically it allows you to kind of drag it left and drag it right, add more sites, remove more sites. I use this mainly just to make triangles. Okay, drawing triangles with the pen tool, surprisingly heard. Okay, foresighted. Okay. Alright, so you can see what we're doing there. Any other options for the polygon? You might decide over here. It's easier just actually pick the size. Okay. And that's about it. You can play around with the corners. This here is the corner options, you can say I want rounded corners or in Grease them up. Okay. You can see the corners kind of getting around, but you could just use this tool as well. We've used this corner options in an earlier video. Okay. It's probably quicker way of doing it. Now. What we'll do is we'll make a little pie graph like this or at the beginning because that's kind of cool. There's a full on graphing section in this advanced course. So go check that out if you want to do. You know if you're doing lots of graphs. You just want a quick pie graph. This is gonna work. Perfect. So what we're going to do one of the things as well is so you want to get rid of it, Go away. You just double click these guys. Okay. And it kind of turns it back to a regular old circle, then you can pull them out again, double click them to go back. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna start with that, that's gonna be the base of my pie, I'm gonna copy and paste it. So I've got another version and then I'm going to work out some percentages and If your your math might be a lot better than mine, I don't know why math, I find quite hard, but I've got some tricks, right? And you might be the same as me. Like tricks are good. Okay. Like I find if I need to make a slice maybe that's 15%. Okay, so I've got given some data and it says I need a slice, that's 15%. I find this really handy. So um we know that the full degrees is 3 60 right? But a few times it, so do a little bit of math on these guys. The times is the little asterix key okay on your keyboard and then you times it by point, whatever the measurement is. So 15. Okay, so asterix point or put a period, whatever you call it, and it just makes it just converts that to the right? So 54° is 15% of 3 60 man. I'm getting everybody lost. Let's try one more time. Let's say I want one more slice that's 30. Okay so all I do is go 360 times .3 which is 30%. And there you go, there's our slices so I'm gonna color them. Here we go, lovely. Okay I'm gonna stack them on top of each other. So I put this guy and they snap into place. It's pretty cool, pretty easy. I find the building separately is easier than trying to do them on top of it. And one thing is I need to rotate this one around so I'm just gonna rotate it around and it should snap into place. Um I wanna say it snaps easily. There we go. Cool 15 30 or whatever is left. Um So another thing I did do in the intro bit there is um I kind of made it into a donut. So what we're gonna do is grab the. Actually what I'll do is I'll grab this guy copy it, remember what's the shortcut to paste directly on top. Because if I go command V just puts it in the middle of my stage or control V. On a pc. You remember what it is? It's command F. Okay on a Mac. Or command um Or control F. On a pc. So I've got two of them now right on top of each other. I'm gonna make this one a bit smaller now I'm going to grab the top corner and I'm gonna hold down two keys. I'm gonna hold down shift to make sure it stays the height and width, but also the option key on a Mac or the old key on a Pc. So we've got this guy. Nothing much is I'm gonna change the color just so you can see it, but it doesn't really matter what color it is or whether you change it. I select it all back to our with tool which is shift not with tool. I say that a lot right? It's the shape builder tool. So shift em and I'm just going to delete these guys on the side here. Cool. And that kind of gives me that kind of cool donut shape and because they're all separate, I can maybe do pull out like that actually, I'm gonna slip that all shift them and I'm gonna click on this guy once and all that really does is kind of just slices them out from the guy behind him. Okay, so we're going to do something like that. Goodbye polygon. And I'm going to add some text but yeah, I'll do that by myself. You can add text. Alright, that is for live shape effects. I hope it starts applying to things like the star. That would be a cool new edition might do. And the version that you're using in the future. But for now it works for ellipses and it works for polygons. All right, let's get on to the next video.

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