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#10 How To Use The Liquify Tools in Adobe Illustrator

Dawid Tuminski, www.dawidtuminski.com

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5 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. How To Use The Liquify Tools Promo Video

      1:04
    • 2. 1How To Use The Width Tool

      2:18
    • 3. 2How To Save Width Profiles

      3:16
    • 4. 3How To Use the Liquify Tools

      2:35
    • 5. 4How To Use the Liquify Tools Continued

      3:48

About This Class

Welcome to another episode of the Every Illustrator Tool Explained series. In this particular class you will learn how to use the Liquify tools in Illustrator

So if you want to know how to use tools like

  • The Width Tool
  • The Warp and the Twirl Tool
  • The Pucker and the Bloat Tool
  • The Scallop, Crystalize and the Wrinkle Tools

Enroll in the class, because it is a concise source of thorough Illustrator knowledge great for newbies and everyone who feels that learning a piece of software like Illustrator can only be efficient when you get to know the tools it offers.

But you don’t have to watch all the videos to gain real-life knowledge: each lecture is standalone, so you can just select the tool that you want to learn today, watch that particular video and watch your skillset grow.

So enroll in the class now and I will see you inside!

Transcripts

1. How To Use The Liquify Tools Promo Video: Hi there. My name is David Tyminski, and I wanted to thank you for choosing this course. I know that there's a lot, of course, is out there. That is why I am so grateful that you chose this one. Welcome to another episode of the average Illustrated to explain Siris in this particular class, you will learn how to use the liquefied tools in illustrator. So if you want to know how to use tools like with two very handy tool, I must say the warp and twirled to the Parker and the blow toe and the scallop crystallized and the wrinkle told in a row in the class because it is a concise source off thorough illustrator knowledge, great for newbies and everyone who feels that learning a piece of software like illustrator and Onley efficient when you get to know the tools it offers. But you don't have to watch all the videos to get real life knowledge. Each lecture is stand alone, so you could just like the toll that you want to learn today. Watch that particular video and watch your skill set growth. So in rolling the class now and I'll see you inside 2. 1How To Use The Width Tool: in the next few videos, we will talk about using the liquid filed tools and let me tell you, there's quite a handful of them, as you can see in the tools panel. But I promised to keep the videos short and share with you on Lee. The important stuff, the first we're going to explore is one of my favorite told an illustrator, which is called the Worth Tool. And you might have seen me using it in my other classes, especially those on logo and flat design. The withdrawal has a default shortcut, which is the shift plus W combination. What this tool does is it allows you to create strokes worth of variable withs. So what do I mean by that? I got an illustration of a can't right here, and what I would like to change about it is the cat's whispers. I want to make them thicker on one end and thinner on the other. I think it will be a great example off them the with still primary function. I'm going to make sure that the with tool is selected and maybe let me bring the whiskers a bit in front so you can see everything better now. I will click on the right and of the whisker and drag a bit up. As you can see by doing so, I am changing the with off the whisker, but only on one and the other, and stays intact and know that the result is still a life effect. So if I change my mind, I can go back to the stroke and drank by one of the ends of the thicker part of the whisker , too. It's just it's with, and to make it thicker or thinner, we can also adjust only one side of the stroke he made wider. And we can do it by holding down the old G or option if you're on a Mac and clicking on one and off the whisker like so and I could make cool one side thicker or I can make it thinner . And if you don't to use the old key or option on AC, you can simply double click on the with point to get this dialog box. And in here you can adjust signs of the stroke separately or simultaneously. If it more precision with the with off the part of a certain stroke. This method would be a better way to go. So in the next video we'll talk about saving your with profile for later, so keep watching. 3. 2How To Save Width Profiles: So what before you like the overlook of the stroke we created and would like to save it for later. Well, if that's the case, you can always say of the stroke as a profile. All we have to do is to select the stroke. In this case, it is the whisker. Go to the control panel up here. Or alternatively, if you have the stroke panel up, you can use it as well, which ever way you choose. Just make sure to expand the profiles list and click this safe bottle right here. Now give the profile your name and just click, OK, now, every time you want to apply your new profile to a stroke just selected from the profiles list. But notice that the overlooks of the second whisker is a bit different. I mean, the whisker is a bit thinner, one and thicker on the other, but it is thinner overrule than their first whisker. However, as soon as we start to increase the stroke with value, we're going to make the second whisker look as the original. There is, however, even a quicker way to add the same profile toe other strokes. All we need to do is to grab the eyedropper tool, and the quickest way to do it is by pressing the I key on the keyboard. And we just need to start sampling the with profile from the previous whisker, just like so. But notice that we are only picking up the stroke with not there with profile. So why is it happening? What? There's an easy solution to this problem. All we got to do is to double click on the eyedropper icon in the Tools panel and make sure that to the eyedropper picks up and applies. Appearance options are checked. Not when we sampled the profile from a previously created whisker. Everything looks just the way we intended. Now, before we move on to the liquid vitals and illustrator, there's just one more piece off the withdrawal knowledge I'd like to share with you. So let me clone one of the whiskers first. Now, with the with tool, we can create more than one with point on a path simply by hovered over it and notice that assumes I do that a little plus symbols being displayed next to the cursor. And if I know, just click and drag I will add another with point and another and another, and we could really get some interesting with profiles just by experimented. And again, if I just click on any of the with points, I'll be able to adjust the withs manually and notice that if I check the just joined with points option, I will adjust the with off not just one worth points, but all the points is joining it. So this is how the with tool works. I'd really encourage you to give it a try and try to make friends with it, because in many situations it will save you from spending hours on getting the path. Write with the pen tal. In the next video, we will briefly talk about the liquid filed tools, so stay tuned. 4. 3How To Use the Liquify Tools: the liquid Found tools is a group thing for all these tools that you can see here. And they are the warp tool that twirled tool, the pocket tool, the blow to the scallop tool, the crystallized toe and the wrinkle toe. That's quite a lot of tools, So let's talk about them one by one. And I think that it would be easier for us if we just detached this box from the tools panel to keep it handy. So first up is the work to which has a default short cut off shift, plus our key combination. The warp tool molds objects with the movement off the cursor, just like molding clay. For example, I got to tell you that the results you can get with this tool are far from being predictable. The way you work with this tool is your simply click and drag to get this kind of a melt in effect. And by the way, you can control the options of a particular liquid file tool by simply double clicking on the tool in the tools panel. First, we have the global brush dimensions, and I think that you already have an idea off of these Duke, the width and the height will control the size of the brush tip, and if they are not the same, the angle value will tilt the brush tip. The intensity specifies how strong the distortion is going to be, and we can go all the way up to 100% which would make the effect to pretty strong. This bottom section is going to look different for different tools for the warp tool weaken , set the detail and the simplify values. The detail option specifies the space in between points introduced into the objects outline . So higher values space points closer together, and the simplify option specifies how much you want to reduce the ankle points there are not necessary for the given distortion. Before I move on to the next tool, let me just share with you one little tip. Whenever you want to change the brush tip. All you need to do is to present hold on the old or option key and start dragon up or down to change the size and angle off the brush tip. And if we added the shift key, we will constrain the brushes. Tip size, like so So in the next video, we will take a look at the other liquefied tools. But this time I will try to keep it shorter because I really think that you can't avoid practice with these tools. They are really unpredictable. So all we really need is the basic understanding off what they do, and the rest is just experimentation. 5. 4How To Use the Liquify Tools Continued: Next up, we got the twirled tool, which creates swirls within an object. So, for instance, if I click on this star right here, you can see it swirl, and the higher the intensity value, the stronger the swirl. And as far as the options for this to go, we got one that is unique, which is the twirl rate. Here we can enter a value between minus 181 180 degrees. Negative values twirled the object clockwise, and positive values twirled the object counterclockwise. So the object also twirls faster with values that are closer to either miners 180 degrees, or 180 degrees. So to twirl slowly, we have to specify a right close to zero. So if you want to quickly create a starfish, just create a star first, and then just grab the total tool with a slow twirl right, and make sure that the brush tip is bigger than the star and just click once or more times . If you want to make her the star twiddle a bit more. Next up is the popular it'll which deflates and object by moving control points towards the cursor like so then we got the bloat tool, which inflates an object by moving control points away from the cursor, so it works in the opposite direction from the pocket tool. The scallop tool adds random, curved details to the outline of an object. It is great for creating badges. All we have to do is to position the cursor over an ellipse in this case and just click. And, of course, we can click again to strengthen that distortion. By the way, we can change the complexity of value here, which, especially in conjunction with the detail value, will produce more complex distortions. Next is the crystallized tool, which adds random spiked details to the outline of an object, and with this tool could also said the complexity value if you want the distortion to be stronger. Remember, though, that the more complex the distortion, the more time it will take to render the effect. The last. The liquefied tools is the wrinkle tool, which adds a wrinkle like details to the outline of an object. And if you want to strengthen or lightening the effect again, you can play around with the complexity option of right here. So these are the liquid filed tolls, and I deliberately didn't want to go into every aspect off every little setting. You can change about them. These tools are for those of you who want to experiment with more FREEHAND effects and who like to click for hours to notice the subtle differences. But I hope by now you understand the basic functions off the liquid file tools. I also hope that you won't forget about the with tool and that it will become one of your favorite tools. In the next part of this series, we will talk about the shape builder to and the life painted toe, so it's going to be an exciting class, so I'll see you soon.