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Adobe Illustrator on the iPad

Lesson 9 of 15



Adobe Illustrator on the iPad

Lesson 9 of 15



Lesson Info


Now let's talk about our basic paths here. So we have our path panel that comes up here. We've pretty much talked about this because when we do go in and we use our pencil or a pen tool or a blob brush tool, we go in and we draw something like this. We go back to our selection tool, you'll notice that our basic shape, our basic content, comes up here with our actual shape. OK, so this is a path and you can see that we have our capacity and our stroke and stuff like that. But where is our ability to go in and show everything that we have our path here that cut to convert to simplify everything? Well, that shows up when you have a path either open or closed and you go to your direct selection tool, you'll see how that contextual menu underneath will change. So if I go to my contextual menu or want that contextual menu, so I get my path editing specific content, I'm gonna get that when I go to my direct selection tool. Now, I can fly this path panel out here on. I could go with it and say...

, Okay, I want to convert this to a curve so that I could get my curve shapes here and have a curve. Here, do this. I'm gonna shut off my fill here by clicking on my fill wheel. Looking on the No. Phil, come back here and go back to that shape so you can see I can convert this to the curve. Aiken, join the path here. Or I could just simply go back in with my direct selection tool and have access to that here. Contextual. Okay. Again. The difference is selecting this as an overall object with the selection tool and being able to move and lock and adjust the stroke weight and the layer order or going in and actually with the direct selection tool going in and actually physically editing that path. So this is kind of a reproduction of this right there. OK, so there is our paths now. Oh, my gosh. One of the awesome features here I absolutely love. Okay, let's just take these right here. And I'm going to kind of reduce these down a little bit more. Get those out of the way. The new awesome feature. I'm going to zoom in here. And that's not something I've done yet. I haven't zoomed in and I haven't moved around. Well, shortcuts here, folks. If you go back here and you view your gestures here, okay, you can see how you can zoom in and zoom out. Alright, Super easy. And here's what you dio zooming out. You're gonna take your two fingers and you're gonna pull apart. Okay, Jim, And that's going to basically make everything picker zooming out. And if you want to move stuff around, take your two fingers and just simply move all around like this. If you want to zoom back in, you're gonna take a pinch your fingers so that you could go ahead and fit everything back to the screen. Get everything larger. If you're the type of person that likes to enter in a number, go to the top of your page where you have your zoom and scroll up or down here so you could get an exact zoom right here again, two fingers and move all around right there. Pinch out. Everything is going to get bigger. Pinch in. Everything's going to get smaller. Fitting to the page

Class Description


  • Navigate and understand the Illustrator interface
  • Draw shapes, lines, and freeform sketch
  • Add color and gradients to your creations
  • Work with the powerful type tools and an extensive list of fonts
  • Share and export your work and stream your creative process


Create, illustrate, and build your creative ideas, logos, and graphics on the iPad with your Apple pencil. This newly-released app is filled with features such as creating patterns with the Repeat feature, expansive type options, easy to navigate and use touch interface, and the ability to live-stream your creative process.

Use on the go, at your desk, or wherever creativity comes to you, the Illustrator on the iPad makes creating fun and portable.


  • Beginners
  • Creative people who want the simplicity and flexibility of the iPad
  • People who use Illustrator on the desktop


Adobe Illustrator for the iPad (V1.0)


An Adobe® Certified Expert and Adobe® Certified Instructor, Jason Hoppe has accrued more than 20 years’ experience in high-end production training, photo retouching, color correction, and creative workflow management. In fact, Jason has been performing high-end electronic production since the industry’s inception. Also during this time, Jason has taught prepress and electronic design to hundreds of Seattle-based creative professionals and aspiring designers in a variety of settings, including one-on-one tutoring, classroom instruction, live webcasting, and large group training. He currently teaches the Adobe® Creative Suite at The School of Visual Concepts, Luminous Works, and Seattle Central College, an Adobe MAX Master and was the founding Instructor at CreativeLive.


  1. Introduction to Illustrator on the iPad

    Launching Illustrator on the iPad, reviewing specs for the iPad and Apple pencil, help menu and resources.

  2. Create a New Document and Setting Preferences

    New document creation, setting Artboard sizes and specs, setting color modes

  3. Toolbar, Task Bar, Interface and Shortcuts

    Review the tools in the Toolbar, the Panels in the Task Bar, shortcuts and gestures and the Touch Wheel

  4. Basic Shapes, Touch Wheel, Contextual Menus

    Creating basic shapes with the shape tool, using the Selection tool to move, reshape and rotate the shape. Overview of the contextual menus that appear when working on the selected shapes and the Properties Panel introduction.

  5. Guides, Grids and Smart Guides

    Overview of the Precision panel where the guides, grids and smart guide features are. Snapping to the grid, using Smart guides to align and space objects with precision on the Artboard.

  6. Direct Selection Tool, Path Features, Editing Points and Joining Lines

    Using the Direct Selection Tool to move points, edit corners, convert corners from smooth to corner points, join open ends together and use the Smart Delete and Simplify path features.

  7. Pen Tool, Pencil Tool, Blob Brush Tool, Eraser Tool

    Drawing with the Pen Tool, editing points and handles. Setting the Pencil Tool smoothness and accuracy. Blob brush tool for different style brushes and the Eraser Tool to erase portions of lines and shapes.

  8. Align and Distribute

    Align shapes, distribute spacing and flip content in the Align Panel

  9. Paths

    Editing paths using the paths panel. Convert corners, outlines paths, smart delete and smooth lines.

  10. Repeat Feature

    New to Illustrator and currently only on the iPad, the Repeat panel allows for creation of patterns by rotation, grid or mirroring your creations

  11. Clipping Masks and Object Panel

    Create clipping masks, group and ungroup objects, convert paths to outlines in the Object Panel

  12. Paths, Lines, and Strokes

    Edit path features with end cap, change the stroke weight and create dashed or dotted lines

  13. Color and Gradients

    Choose colors using the Color picker. Sample existing colors from within the Color Picker, use color from your CC libraries and pick from color books for spot colors. Apply linear, radial and freeform gradients and change the opacity on objects and paths

  14. Type and Layers

    Explore the type functions and features of text and type on a path. Easily edit text and choose from a vast selection of fonts included with Illustrator. Understand layers, layer order, locking objects and turning on and off visibility of objects.

  15. Save, Export, Share, Import and Wrap Up

    Save your files as different file types to the Document cloud. Access files from the cloud, from other files or storage locations. Share your artwork and live stream your creative process. Import content from your camera, photos, layered Photoshop files or your CC libraries.


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