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Mastering Corners with Adobe Illustrator CC Corner Widget Effects

Lesson 7 from: Adobe Illustrator Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

Mastering Corners with Adobe Illustrator CC Corner Widget Effects

Lesson 7 from: Adobe Illustrator Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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7. Mastering Corners with Adobe Illustrator CC Corner Widget Effects

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

Mastering Corners with Adobe Illustrator CC Corner Widget Effects

Welcome to the corner extravaganza. Okay, we're going to turn corners into curves by using these weird little targets that appeared. Now that looked a little underwhelming, it gets a little bit more exciting but you should stick around because some of the tips are going to learn here are going to help us later on in the advanced course. So yeah, hang around, let's learn about corners. Alright, so corner options have been around a little while and a lot of people just ignore them. I'm going to grab my rectangle to, I just got a plane document open, nothing fancy dropbox and it's these guys, these little targets in the corners, if you can't see yours there under view and they call them corner widgets. Okay, so you can turn them on and off, they can get annoying a little bit if when you're using like the pen tool and stuff at or the direct selection tool but so what they do is all I do is drag them in and I get rounded corners, not particularly fancy, we can fancy them up a little bit by ...

grabbing the direct selection tool, The white arrow clicking on just one corner and you can kind of do one side on the side. Cool, that's kind of cooler and where it gets nice or more advanced Okay. Is holding down the option key on a mac or the key on a pc and just clicking one of these guys Okay, Whatever you've got selected and you can see I can change it from an Audi to a ninny to a flat E. Okay, but you get the idea Okay, so it works for rectangles, it works for anything, grab the curvature tool and we start doing weird corner stuff okay? And you'll see that if I have my white arrow here, whenever there's a corner you can see I can kind of flatten it out and that's gonna come in really handy later on when we start joining things with the shape builder tool, that was a pretty bad example, but let's look at the star real quick and we'll look at a couple of other options. Don't leave. Okay, so I've got a star, I'm gonna drag it out here, I'm gonna grab my white arrow okay? And you can see these corners everywhere and I can just kind of like yeah, tie them up or I can select just this one, hold shift and grab all of these guys and just do the outside ones. It does get better than this, I promise how much better. And there are some some extra options if you double click any of these guys. So double click any of the targets, you get kind of like corner options okay? And you can decide on how kind of like um how relative or absolute. Okay, just different kind of corners, it depends on how kind of the anchor points make it um you can obviously change your anchor points here as well and if I go back to the radius, you can kind of push it in and out instead of dragging it. Let's click. Ok. One thing you might run into is if you're drawing something say a random shape. Got the pen tool and just drawing randomness, right? And if I double click on any of these points, it gives me this kind of corner options panel. But you might get if you're dealing with say a regular shaped like a rectangle tool. Okay, it's still a primitive shape, illustrator still knows it's a rectangle. You can see it says I'm a rectangle, not random shape and if I use my black arrow and double click on of these guys, you get a slightly different window controls, the you know, get a bit more control here, but you can see these are the corners okay. And these are the corner options, so it's no real difference. Just gonna increase this up and you can see I'm working on the top right hand corner there, so just so you know, you might look at a different window than I got just a second ago. Now, the big thing to do in here though is if I make lots of a lot bigger scale corners, I can't remember if it's on by default or by default, I've played with it too many times, but the difference is if I grab my rectangle tool now and scale us down with scale corners, okay? And I'm holding shift so it scales proportionately, it gets smaller, okay? Whereas if I turn that off and I scale it down, you'll notice that eventually turns into kind of a weird circular egg thing because it's trying to maintain those corners. So turn those on and off as you need them. If you can't get this thing to open up, just go to window and go to transform, can you end up at the same place? One thing that might happen though you saw, I double clicked it and it might end up looking like this to start with. If you double click the word transform, okay, get smaller before it gets bigger. It's a big medium, a little bit tiny. I'm not sure why that one is useful, but anyway, you get the idea, you can keep double clicking that word to get the different options. I'm gonna click scale on, it seems like a better way of working now. What I want to do before we go is I'm just gonna go back to remember our whale from earlier. Okay. It really annoyed me this nose here, so I'm gonna click on it and I'm gonna remember, I'm using my white arrow if I use the black arrow um it's like the whole shape and I don't get those little targets so I'm gonna grab this, I'm gonna click on just this corner and that's what I wanted for my friend little stubby nose. Okay, I'm going to go and wreck a few other bits, but you are fine to carry on and now I'm going to grab you and just drag you down there. Actually, I just want to stop it, yep. Looks terrible. Looks a little bit more like water. My way was not like birthing flowers. Yeah. Yeah. All right. You get the idea right? So corner options useful. They're going to get more and more useful as we get through that course. So yeah, we need to introduce it now. All right. Let's get on to the next video. But before then I'm going to undo. I'd rather him look like he's ejecting flowers the other way. Look terrible. Okay, now we're going to the next video.

Class Materials

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Exercise Files
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