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Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 Masterclass - The Ultimate Adobe Illustrator master course

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Lessons in This Class

53 Lessons (9h 53m)
    • 1. PROMO VIDEO

      2:50
    • 2. Adobe Illustrator's Welcome Page

      5:41
    • 3. Creating and saving a new Illustrator document

      13:14
    • 4. Adobe Illustrator's interface: Illustrator CC 2020's Interface

      9:22
    • 5. Adobe Illustrator's interface: The Classic layout

      6:44
    • 6. Navigation: Zoom in, zoom out, pan and more

      6:07
    • 7. Illustrator artboards: What they are and how to use them

      8:09
    • 8. The Artboard tool

      8:08
    • 9. Illustrator rulers, guides and grids

      17:10
    • 10. Smart guides

      8:19
    • 11. Layers and the layers panel

      5:20
    • 12. Selecting layers and layer contents

      7:31
    • 13. Layer hierarchy

      3:22
    • 14. Layer visibility and the outline mode

      3:07
    • 15. Layer color

      3:45
    • 16. Locking layers in Adobe Illustrator

      1:59
    • 17. Deleating layers in Adobe Illustrator

      2:28
    • 18. Layer opacity

      8:10
    • 19. Layer blending modes

      6:46
    • 20. How to use the Locate Object command

      4:20
    • 21. Layer options

      6:37
    • 22. Layers panel options

      10:05
    • 23. Stroke and fill basics

      8:08
    • 24. Strokes explained

      15:49
    • 25. Fill explained

      14:58
    • 26. Working with groups

      12:43
    • 27. Working in isolation mode

      12:26
    • 28. How to arrange layers using shortcuts

      7:51
    • 29. Duplicating layers

      19:04
    • 30. The Pareto principle

      2:32
    • 31. Selection tools and commands

      25:12
    • 32. The rectangle and other shape tools

      19:59
    • 33. The live corners widget

      8:48
    • 34. The width tool

      26:15
    • 35. The pathfinder panel

      11:41
    • 36. The shape builder tool

      22:39
    • 37. The type tool

      16:56
    • 38. The character panel

      13:52
    • 39. Other type tools

      22:24
    • 40. Illustrating a character using only basic shapes: Outlining the face

      21:23
    • 41. Illustrating a character using only basic shapes: Outlining the upper body

      15:04
    • 42. Illustrating a character using only basic shapes: Adding color

      19:19
    • 43. Illustrating a character using only basic shapes: Aditional details

      7:45
    • 44. Making a cute Kawaii illustration: Outlining the hamburger character

      13:31
    • 45. Making a cute Kawaii illustration: Outlining the meat character

      9:31
    • 46. Making a cute Kawaii illustration: Outlining the ice-cream cat

      15:41
    • 47. Making a cute Kawaii illustration: Coloring the hamburger and meat characters

      10:39
    • 48. Making a cute Kawaii illustration: Coloring the ice-cream cat

      12:26
    • 49. Making a logo in Adobe Illustrator: Oulining the main shapes

      13:16
    • 50. Making a logo in Adobe Illustrator: Adding text and color

      10:57
    • 51. Making a flyer design in Adobe Illustrator: Creating the background

      8:38
    • 52. Making a flyer design in Adobe Illustrator: Adding pictures

      8:01
    • 53. Making a flyer design in Adobe Illustrator: Adding text

      16:19
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About This Class

Hello everybody and welcome to this fantastic Adobe Illustrator CC masterclass.
 
In this course you will learn all you need to know to master Adobe Illustrator CC in very little time and with very little effort.

This is a complete Adobe Illustrator course, and we are going to cover everything from the very basics, like Illustrator’s interface, basic navigation controls and file creation, to the more advanced stuff. You will learn how to use Adobe Illustrator’s tools in detail, with all of their options to help you become a top-level Adobe Illustrator user.

We will also cover different illustration and design workflows that will help you become a true master and get the upper hand in the illustration and design game.

In this course we will also create different projects where you’ll learn how to implement all your new knowledge and make sure you truly understand the concepts and techniques within this course. And you will have access to all the files I use, so you can follow along and practice everything you learn.

This course is packed with lots of valuable information that you’ll be able to apply in every single vector design project you work in the future.

This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator, whether you want to make a logo, a flyer, t-shirt designs, character designs, vector illustrations or anything in between. This course will benefit you greatly if you are a complete beginner and haven’t even opened Illustrator for the first time, but it will also help you a lot if you already know the basics of Illustrator and want to expand your knowledge and abilities with the software. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate student, this course will help you improve and take your Illustrator skills to the next level.

I made this course using Adobe Illustrator CC 2020, but you will be able to follow along with basically any version of Illustrator, including Illustrator CC 2021 and of course, older versions of Illustrator. So you will be able to learn and follow along regardless of your version of Illustrator.

So, if you want to become an Illustrator master in very little time and with very little effort, this is the perfect course for you.

By the end of this course you will have a clear understanding of how to use Adobe Illustrator to make any vector design project you work in the future.

So, get ready to learn a lot, and I’ll see you inside.

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1. PROMO VIDEO: Hello everybody and welcome to this fantastic Adobe Illustrator CC masterclass. In this course, you will learn all you need to know to master Adobe Illustrator CC in very little time and with very little effort. This is a complete Adobe Illustrator occurs. And we're going to cover everything from the very basics, like illustrators, interface, basic navigation controls, and file creation, to the more advanced stuff. You will learn how to use Adobe Illustrator stools in the tail with all of their different options. And that will help you to be a top-level Adobe Illustrator, a user. We will also cover different illustration and design workflows that will help you become a true master and get the upper hand in the illustration and design industry. In this course, we will also create different projects where you will learn how to implement all your new knowledge and make sure that you truly understand the concepts and techniques within this course. And you will also have access to all the files are used. So you can follow along and practice. Everything you learned in this course is for anyone who wants to learn how to use and master Adobe Illustrator. Whether you want to make a logo, a flyer, some t-shirt designs, some character designs, vector illustrations, or anything in between. This course will benefit you greatly if you are a complete beginner and haven't even opened Adobe Illustrator for the first time. But it will also help you a lot if you already know the basics of illustrator and want to expand your knowledge and abilities with the software. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate student, This course will help you improve and take your illustrator skills to the next level. I made this course using Adobe Illustrator CC 20-20. But you will be able to follow along with basically any other version of Illustrator, including Illustrator CC 2021. And of course, older versions of illustrator. That means that you will be able to learn and follow along regardless of your version of Adobe Illustrator. So if you want to become an illustrator master in very little time and with very little effort. The perfect chorus for you. So what are you waiting for it? And get ready to learn a lot. And I will see you inside. 2. Adobe Illustrator's Welcome Page: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to talk about Adobe Illustrator's welcome page. So let's start. Okay, So this is what Adobe Illustrator will look like when you open it up for the very first time. Now, as you can see, it is a very simple welcome page, but we have a few options. So on the left we have a button to create a new file. Below that, we have a button to open up a file that we already have in our computer. Now, at the bottom, we have more options to create files. But this time, each of the buttons will create a file of a different dimension. For example, you can see that we can create a file for a postcard, for a website or for the iPhone X, and a few others. Now, the welcome page has a few more options that we cannot see right now because we haven't worked in Illustrator yet. So to show you that, I'm going to open up a new file. So I'm going to go to Open. And here I'm going to select my folder, Illustrator CC project files. And I'm going to select the folder for section 2. And as you can see, I have two different files. So I'm going to select the first one, and I'm going to click open. And that's going to open up our file. And as you can see, sometimes you will get these pop-up windows. And these windows will show you some tips for Illustrator. And you can read the different tips or just close the window. So I'm going to close this one. And now as you can see, I have my file open. Now if I want to open up a different file, I can go to File and select the option Open. And now I'm going to select the second file. I'm going to click Open. And as you can see now, I have two different files open at the same time. But that's not what I want to show you. So I'm going to close them down like that. And as you can see, we're back to the welcome page. But now this section that we had at the bottom is now at the top. And you can see that we have a new section over here. And this section will show us the files that we have worked in, Illustrator, the latest. So as you can see, I have these two files that we just opened. And for each file, it's going to give us some information like the name of the file. When we open that file for the last time and the location of the file. So now I can access these files just by clicking on these different icons. So if I want to open up again, either of these files will have to do is click it and it's going to open it up again. If I close it down. And now I want to open up this other file, all I have to do is click on it and it is going to open it up again. I'm going to close this down. And you can see that over here we have two options. So this option is going to show me a preview of the different files that I have. But if I want to see a list of the files instead of a grid, I can select this option. And now I can see a list. I cannot see the icon or the preview of the file anymore, but I can see more information about this file. For example, the size of the file in megabytes or a kilobytes, the kind of the file. In this case, both our Illustrator files and the last time I opened these files. And we can also see the name, of course. And of course, you can always go back to the Grid view. Now, we can change some of the preferences for these are recent files list. And to do that, I'm going to go to Illustrator. And I'm going to go to Preferences. And I'm going to go to either general or File Handling and clipboard. So I'm going to go to general. And here I'm going to go to File Handling and clipboard. Now over here, I have different options so I can change the number of files that I want to be previewed over here. So if I change this to only one, I click. Okay. When I close Adobe Illustrator and open it up again, it is going to show me only one file. I can come back over here, preferences, file handling and clipboard. And I can change this back to the default number which was 20. And as you can see, I can use up to 30 files. And I have a few more options. But for now, I'm just going to leave it the way it is. I'm going to click okay. And whenever I open up, Adobe Illustrator is going to show me the welcome page with all of these options. All right, so that's all for this lesson. I hope you learned something useful and I will see you in the next lesson. 3. Creating and saving a new Illustrator document: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to create a new file in Adobe Illustrator. So let's start. Okay, So as you can see, we're back at the welcome page. Now, the way we create a new file in Illustrator is by either selecting the Create New button over here. Or we can go to File, select new. Or we can use the shortcut, which is Command N. Or we can select one of these different options that we have here, four different file sizes. For example, if we want to make a website, and the website is going to be 1920 by 1080 pixels. We can select this option. Now, if we're going to work on a user interface for an application for the iPhone X. We can select these Arjun and so on. You can see the different sizes for the different types of documents. But if we want to have a little bit more control on the size and the characteristics of our document. We can select this option, which is the Custom Size option. Now, this option and this option here, and also this other option here are going to be basically the same. If we select any of these options, we're going to get the same window. So let's start by going to File New. And as you can see, a new window appears. Now, this window is going to help us to create a new document. Now as you can see, we have different tabs. At the top. You can see all of these tabs. And each of the tabs has different options over here. So we have the Model tab. And you can see that we have different mobile devices, like the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, and many other devices. So if we are going to be working on a design for one of these devices, we can just come over here to the mobile tab and select the device that we are going to be making that designed for. And that's going to make it much easier because that way we will not have to worry about the dimensions of our document. So basically, Adobe Illustrator is making these easier for us. Now, if we want to create a website, we can come to the web tab and select the size for the website that we're going to be making, that the sign for. Now, if we go to the print tab, you can see different sizes that are standard for printed files, like the letter size, the A4 size, legal tabloid, and some others. The same. If we go to the Film and Video tab. Here we have a variety of presets that are the standard for film and video. And finally, if we go to the art and illustration tab, you can see that we also have a lot of different sizes that we can choose from. So again, these presets are there to make our job easier. So now let's say that I'm going to make an illustration. So the first thing that I'm going to do is to make sure that the tab that I'm at is the tab for art and illustration. This one. Now you can see that I have different options for different documents with different sizes. So I'm going to select the letter size. I'm going to select it. And now that I have it selected, you can see that I have different options here at the right. The first option is to name my document. So I'm going to name it illustration or one like that. Now, you can see now that we have the dimensions for this document. And as you can see, the dimensions are 792 points by 612. Now, if you want to change the units of measurement, you can do it by clicking here. And as you can see, we can use now inches if you want to work in inches. So you can see now the standard, 11 inches by 8.5 inches, which is the size for a larger document. You can change this one to pixels if you want, or you can change it to the metric system. But for now we're going to work with inches like that. Now, you can see that I can also change the orientation of my document. I can make it vertical or horizontal. And now you can see that when I change this option, these two values interchange. The 8.5 inches moves to the height, and the 11 inches move to the width, and vice-versa, depending on which object I have. You can see that. So we're not changing the dimensions of the document, we're just changing the orientation. So for now, I'm going to use horizontal. And here I can select how many artboards I want in my document. I can have only one airport or I can have multiple artboards. For now, I'm just going to select one. But in a future lesson, I'm going to show you how to create more artboards and how to use them. So for now, let's keep it on one. Now over here, we can specify the amount of bleed that we need. And bleed is basically additional space that goes beyond the edges of our document. Now, I'm going to explain all about bleed in detail in another lesson because this is a very important topic. But for now, all you need to know about bleed are two things. One, bleed is the additional space that goes beyond the edges of our document. And 2, you will use bleed only the design or illustration that you are making. Is it going to be printed, usually by a printing company. If your design is not going to be printed, you will not need to use any bleed. So for this document, we will not use any bleed. So I'm going to leave all of those values at 0. Okay, so now if we come down here, you can see that we have a button to bring some advanced options. So I'm going to click here. And here we can change the color mode. Usually we are going to work with RGB. But if you need, you can change it to CMYK. But usually RGB is the one that we're going to use. So I'm going to leave it in RGB. And for the raster effects, we can use the one that is optimized for screen, which is 72 ppi. But you can change it to medium or high. Now for the preview mode, we can change it from default to pixels or overprint. But again, we're going to leave it at default usually. So I'm just going to leave everything like it is. And at the very bottom we have a button for more settings. But we're going to get basically the same settings that we are getting here. So I'm going to show you, I'm just going to click here. And as you can see, these are basically the same settings that we have over here. We can add a name. We can select how many artboards we need. And basically the same settings that we are going to change over here are the same settings that we changed over here. So we're not going to use that button. I'm just going to cancel this. And everything is the way I want it. So if I want to create the document with these settings, only have to do now is to click on Create. And as you can see, now we have our document. Now, if I want to save this document or they have to do is to go to file and select save. Or I can use the shortcut Command S. Now in this window, I can select the destination for my file. So I'm going to open up this folder. I'm going to open up the folder for section 2. And as you can see, this file has a name I'll really assigned to it because this is the name that we assigned in the previous step. But you still can update it or change it if you need to. So I'm just going to add a 0 here, just like that. Or I can leave it the way it was. Alright, so now all you have to do is to select the format. And I'm going to click here, you can see we have different formats. Usually you want to save it as a Adobe Illustrator file, but you can use APS or any of these other formats. So I'm going to leave it as an Illustrator file. And now I'm going to click save. So now we have another window. And here we can select the version of Illustrator that we want our file to be saved in. So since I'm using Illustrator CC 2020, this is the day setting. But you can see that I can choose from other versions of illustrator. But as a rule of thumb, you want to save it as the latest version of Illustrator. So I'm going to click here and all of these other settings. I'm just going to leave them the way they are. We don't really need to change them. So I'm just going to click Okay. And now our file has been saved. Now to check that my file has been saved, I'm going to go to my desktop. I'm going to go inside of this folder and inside of this section two folder. And as you can see now we have these new file and it is the file that we just saved. Okay, now let me go back to Illustrator because I want to show you something else. I'm going to close this file. And now we're back at this window. And again, as you can see now, this new file shows our here because as I said, this is going to show us the files that we have most recently used. So now I'm going to create another document to show you something. So I'm just going to click on Create New. And now as you can see, we are back at the same window. But now this recent tab has a new item, and this is the file that we just created. So the recent tab is going to show us the templates that we have used most recently. Now in this other tab, we will see the custom templates that we have created and saved are the templates that we have downloaded from the internet. All right, now, let me show you something else. So let me go back to the art and illustration tab. And let's go back and select the letter size. And we can name these like so. We can change these back two inches. Now what I want to show you is that even if we have selected a preset or template, we can modify the dimensions of this document. So if instead of 11 inches, I want this document to be let's say 13 inches. I can just change this over here. And for this one, I'm going to use five like that. And for the other values, I'm going to leave them the way they are. And now I'm just going to click on Create. And as you can see, now we have a document with completely different dimensions from the other document that we created before. Even a, we used the exact same template. So let me close this down. Let me go back and create a new one. And as you can see now, these new document that we created is our hero. So every time we create a new document, a new template will be created. And it's going to show over here. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching. And I will see you in the next lesson. 4. Adobe Illustrator's interface: Illustrator CC 2020's Interface: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to talk about Adobe Illustrator's interface. So let's start. Okay, So as you can see, I have illustrator open. And to show you Illustrator's interface, I'm going to open up a document. So I'm going to open up this one. And I'm just going to click here. And as you can see now, it is open. And now we can see Illustrator's interface. Now, before we start, I want to mention that I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC 2020. If you're using an older version of Illustrator, the interface will look a little bit different. But don't worry, I will also cover the other elements of the previous interface. But for now, let's start with the interface that we can see right now. So on the left we have the tools panel. And as you can see here, we have some of the tools that we're going to use in Illustrator. And we're going to discuss all of these tools in detail. But one of the important things about this panel is that as you can see, if I hover over any of these tools and I let the cursor there. You can see that the name of the tool and the shortcut for this tool is going to appear. And that's going to appear for all of these different tools. So if you want to know the name or the shortcut of a specific tool, all you have to do is to hover over that tool. And that's going to show you the name and the shortcut. Okay? So within the same panel, you can see that we have two colors. One is for the field and the other one is for the stroke. And I'm going to explain this in detail in another lesson as well. So don't worry about that for now. Now, another important thing about the tools panel is that as you can see, some of these tools have a little triangle at the bottom right corner. And that means that this tool has some other tools that you can bring. So all you have to do is to click and hold. And as you can see, a sub-menu appears. And now you can select a different tool like that. And all of the tools that have that little triangle at the bottom have sub tools. So you can click here and you can see that we can select other shapes. And the same for the text tool. Now, if I click and hold on a tool that doesn't have that little triangle at the bottom. You can see that nothing happens. So that is going to apply only for the tours that have that little triangle. Alright, so that the tools panel, now hearing the middle, we have the canvas or the artboard. Now as you can see, I have two different artboards. And like I said before in a previous lesson, I'm going to explain all about artboards in a future lesson. But for now, just see that I have two different artboards. So I have this one here on the left, and I have another one on the right. Now remember when we create a new document, we have the option to select how many artboards we want. Now usually you will start with only one artboard. But for now, don't worry about how many artboards we have. So what I want to show you is that if I select one of these elements, I can move it outside of this artboard. So to do that, I'm going to go to my Layers panel. And as you can see, I have all of these locked. So I'm going to unlock this one. And if I turn off the view, you can see that it disappears. I'm going to turn on the view again to make it appear. And I'm going to use the selection tool. And I'm going to select all of those elements. Now, if I select these elements and I move him outside this artboard, these elements will still be in my document. But if I export this file, the elements that are outside the art board are not going to be exported. The same. If I select, again all of these elements. And I move him like that. When I export this document, let's say as a JPEG file, you will see that the green plane will be cutoff in half. So the bottom part of the plane will be in our final image, but the top part will not be. So whatever is outside the artboard is not going to be exported only what inside the artboard. So just keep that in mind. I'm going to select all of these elements again. I'm going to move him back into place. All right. So that is the canvas area, or also known as the Arbor area. Now here are the top. We can find the menu bar. And in these different menus, we're going to find lots of different elements, tools, and commands that we're going to use to create our designs and illustrations in Adobe Illustrator. And we're going to cover a lot of these different items in future lessons. So for now, just keep in mind that this is dumb anywhere. Now, over here on the right, as you can see, we have three different tabs. Now. This one is the tab for libraries. It is the library's panel. And we're going to cover this one in detail in a future lesson. This other one is the layers panel. And here it is where we are going to have all of the different layers that create our illustrations or designs in Adobe Illustrator. Now, at the very bottom, you can see that we have different buttons. And I'm going to explain all of those buttons in detail in a future lesson. Where I'm going to explain all about layers and the layers panel. And I know that it sounds like I'm saying that I'm going to explain everything in a future lesson. Bad when I say that is because the topic that I'm saying that I'm going to explain later is a bigger topic that deserves its own lesson. And in this case, libraries and layers deserve their own lesson. So for now the goal is for you to get familiar with Adobe Illustrator user interface. And then we can talk about the details about each of the different elements that make these interface. That being said, I'm going to go to the Properties panel. I'm just going to click there. And here we are going to be able to see the properties of the tools are elements that we have selected in our Canvas. Now, for example, now we can see a set of settings here, because I have the selection tool selected. But if I select the Type tool, you can see that the properties that I can see now are for the Type Tool. Now I can see the font that I'm using and a few other settings related to the type tool. And I can also see it is savings for the paragraph that I'm going to type. Now, if I select another tool, like the eraser tool, now we can see other properties. So let me go back to the selection tool. And now I'm going to select not a tool, but an element of my illustration like this one. And as you can see now, the information or the properties that I'm seeing right now are related to the element that I have selected. If I select another one, you can see that these properties change. You can see that. So like I said, the properties panel is going to show me the different properties of the tools are the elements within my design or illustration that I have selected. So those are the main elements of Adobe Illustrator's user interface. Now, if you have an older version of Illustrator, the user interface may look a little bit different. But don't worry, because in the next lesson, I'm going to cover the user interface for previous versions of Adobe Illustrator. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching. And I will see you in the following lesson. 5. Adobe Illustrator's interface: The Classic layout: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to continue talking about Adobe Illustrator's interface. But this time we're going to talk about the classic layout. So let's start. Okay, So in the previous lesson, we discussed Adobe Illustrator interface, but the version that I'm using is Adobe Illustrator CC 2020. Now, if you are using an older version of Illustrator, the interface will look different. Now, in Illustrator 2020, I have the option to change the layout to the way that it used to be in previous versions. So that's where I'm going to do. Now. I'm going to click here on essentials. And this is where we can change the layout. So as you can see, I'm using essentials now. But we can change the layout to painting, tracing, topography, and other layout depending on what you're going to be working. And each of this layout will help you to get an interface that is better for the kind of design that you are going to be working. However, this time we're going to select the essentials classic layout. So I'm going to click there. And that's going to bring back the layout the way that he used to be in previous versions of Illustrator. Now, right away, we can see the similarities. On the left, we still have the tools panel, and it is basically the same. The only difference is that this time it is displaying more tools, but the rest is the same. Now here in the center, we still have the canvas area, also known as the artboard area. Now over here at the top, we have the control panel. And the control panel has the same function as the Properties panel. But like I said before, the properties panel will not be available in previous versions of Illustrator. So this is what you're going to use if you have a previous version of Illustrator to know the properties of the tools or elements that you have selected in your document. So as you can see over here, Let's take a look at this control panel. You can see that I have different properties for the tool that I have selected. Now, if I change the tool, you can see that now we have additional properties for this tool. Now I'm going to use the selection tool, and I'm going to select one of these different shapes that I have here. And now we can see the properties of this shape right over here. So the control panel is going to be basically the same as the Properties panel in previous versions of Illustrator. Now let me go to the right here, because here we have something different as well. Now let me close the Properties panel because like I said, we don't have these in previous versions of Illustrator, so I'm just going to close it down. And I'm also going to close down the library's panel. And this is the way that previous versions of illustrator will look like. And what we have on the right are called the floating panels. And the reason these are called the flowing panels is the following. As you can see, if I and click on any of these different icons, a new panel appears, but it disappears as soon as I click on a different icon. So that's why these are called the floating panels. And this is the way that illustrator used to look in previous versions. Now, wherever recommend, if you are going to work with this version of Illustrator, is to have your layers separated because your layers are going to be one of the most important elements when you are creating your designs or illustrations in Illustrator. So you want to have them visible all the time. And the way to do that is by selecting this icon, dragging it over here. And you can click on it like that. So now as you can see, it is a separate window. And I'm going to select this whole panel, and I'm going to move it over here. Now. I can select these layers, moving all the way to the right. And now I can have my floating panels and I can move them. I can place them right here. So you will have your layers always visible. And you will also have your floating panels. Like so. Now if you don't see this floating panels, you can go to window. And here you can select the different panels. For example, if I want to bring the stroke panel, all they have to do is click on stroke and it will appear. So let me bring this over here. Let me close it down. As you can see, it is not here anymore. So I can go to Window and select stroke. And it is going to appear. And I can move it like that. And those are the main differences between the interface of Adobe Illustrator CC and previous versions. Now, for this course, we're going to work with the new layout. So I'm going to come over here to the different layouts. And I'm going to click on Essentials. And now I'm going to bring the control panel. So to do that, I'm going to go to window and I'm going to select control. And as you can see now, we have the control panel at the top. So we can change through the layers panel. And now we have our layers over here and our Control Panel or a here. And we can always come back to the properties panel if, when needed. But for now I'm just going to be on layers. So this is the layout that we are going to be using for this course. And this way, you can follow the course if you are using an older version of Illustrator. And also if you are using Illustrator CC 2020. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching. And I will see you in the next lesson. 6. Navigation: Zoom in, zoom out, pan and more: Hello glands and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to navigate in Adobe Illustrator. So let's start. Okay, So we're going to start by learning the basic shortcuts for our navigation in Illustrator. And the first one, and maybe the most important one is the spacebar. Now as you can see, I have the selection tool selected. But if I press and hold the space bar, you can see that this tool changes to the hand tool. When they released the spacebar. It is going to change back to the tool that I had previously selected. In this case, the Selection tool. So for this to work, you have to press and hold the space bar. Now, with the hand tool selected, you can click and drag. And this way you can navigate around your document. Like this. I'm going to release the space bar now, and now I'm back to the selection tool. Now, the second most important tool for navigation in Illustrator is the zoom tool. So let's go to their tools bar. And you can see that I have the zoom tool here. Select it. Now with this tool selected, I can click and I'm going to get closer to the area where I'm clicking like this. So it is very simple. All you have to do is click and you will get closer to the area. Now as you can see, this tool has a plus sign in the middle. But if I press the Alt key and hold it, you can see that that sign changes to the minus sign. Now, with the minus sign, I can click and I'm going to zoom out. Now, remember to have the minus sign. You have to press and hold the Alt key. When they released the Alt key, it changes back automatically to the plus sign. So I can get closer by clicking and I can zoom out by holding the Alt key and clicking like that. Now with this tool selected, you can also click and drag and you're going to get a smooth zoom in and zoom out. Now, just notice that this tool is going to zoom in and zoom out to the point where the tool is pointing. So if I want to zoom in to the eyes of the character on the right, I have to place the cursor over here on the eyes of this character. And I click and drag. And now as you can see, I am zooming in and out through the eyes of these other character. Like that. If I want to see my other canvas, I'm going to press and hold the space bar. So I get the hand tool. And now I can pan and see the other Canvas. And now with the Zoom tool selected, I can zoom in. Let's say for example, to these character like that. I can zoom out and zoom into these other character like this. So it is actually really simple. Once you learn the shortcuts, you can navigate very easily in Illustrator. Now to zoom in and zoom out. You can also use shortcuts. So the Zoom In, the shortcut is for Mac Command. And the plus sign. You can see I am using command and the plus sign. And I am zooming in. And if I want to zoom out, I'm going to use Command. And the minus sign. Now for Windows is basically the same. The only difference is that you have to use the control key instead of the command key. So you're going to use Control plus to zoom in and Control minus to zoom out. Now, there are a few more options that you can use to navigate in Illustrator. So we're going to go to View. And here you can see that we have the shortcut, zoom in and zoom out. But we have also our options. For example, fit our board in window and the command is Command 0. So if we click here, you can see that now it is going to fit our Canvas into the whole window. And we can do that also with a shortcut. So I'm going to zoom out and I'm going to use the shortcut Command 0. As you can see, it is going to assume the active Canvas into the whole window. So that's Command 0, and for Windows it's Control 0. Now if I want to see all of my different artboards at the same time, I'm going to go to View and I'm going to select these other objects, feed all in window. And you can see the shortcut here. And as you can see now, I'm looking at all of my canvases at the same time. And in this case I only have two canvases. So I'm going to zoom over here. I'm going to use the command, command Alt 0. And it's going to zoom to all of my canvases. So what I want you to do is to practice using these shortcuts and also the tools. So practice for a few minutes until you feel comfortable navigating in Adobe Illustrator. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the following lesson. 7. Illustrator artboards: What they are and how to use them: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we are going to talk about artboards. So let's start. Okay, so when we create a new file in Illustrator, we can decide how many artboards we want for that file. And our ports are just like pages. So we can have multiple pages or multiple artboards within the same document. And that way we can have multiple designs within the same file. Now, our boards are very flexible. As you can see right now, the file that I have open has two different artboards. On the first artboard, I have the two main elements of my illustration. And on the second artboard, I have the final illustration with a background. Now, if I want to add new artboards or edit the ones that I already have, all I have to do is to go to Window and select artboards. I'm going to click here. And as you can see, a new panel appears. So with this floating battles, if you click on this little icon here on the top right corner, they are going to collapse into icons like so. So I'm going to select those two icons, and I'm going to move him over here to the right so they don't get in the way of my illustrations. And now I can open up the artboards panel by clicking on this icon. And as you can see, I have two different artboards here. This one is this first Arbor, and this other one is these second artboard. Now I can create new artboards. If I click on this icon here, I'm just going to click here. And now you can see that I have a third art board. Now, if I create a new one, now, I have, for, now I can ask rename, these are boards. So I'm going to double-click on the first one, and I'm going to rename it. If I double-click on the name of the second artboard, I can also rename it. So that is how you rename your artboards. Now, if I want to rearrange these artboards, I can do that by clicking on this little icon here. And in this new window, I can tell Illustrator how I want these artboards to be rearranged. So the first option to rearrange them on a grid by row. The second one is to rearrange them on a grid by column. The third option is going to arrange them only in one single row. And the last option is going to rearrange them in only one column. Now let's say I'm going to rearrange them in only one row. Here. I can select if I want this row to go from left to right or from right to left. And you can see that the icon changes if I change this option here, like that. So I'm going to erase them from left to right. Now, I'm going to rearrange them on a grid by row. And I'm going to use two columns. So I'm going to have two columns. Then it's going to go down over here for the third Arbor. And the artboard is going to be on the right. So when you rearrange your artboards, you will usually want to have these checked. Move artwork with artboard. And here you can define how much space you want to have in-between our words. As you can see, right now, I have only 20 points and I can change this. Let's use 50. And now I'm just going to click, Okay. Now, as you can see, the art-boards where rearranged. The only thing that didn't change was these different illustrations. Now the reason for that is because as you can see over here, I have these different layers locked. I'm going to collapse this one, and I'm going to undo what I just did. I'm going to go Control Z. So I have what I had before. You can see I have only a rod of different artboards. But now I'm going to unlock these layers so they can move freely. And I'm going to the same thing again. I'm going to click here. I'm going to make sure that I have the grid by row selected. They have said two columns that the layout order is from left to right. That I have 50 points of spacing. And they have checked the move, our work with our board option. So now if I click Okay, you can see that now these works perfectly. So when you do this, always makes sure that the layers that you have here are unlocked. If you have one or more layers lived, they will not move. So just make sure that all of your layers are unlocked. Now, if you want to edit the hierarchy of the airports list, all you have to do is select one of the artboards, the one that you want to modify. And you can use these two icons here. So if I select the blades are bored and I click here, you can see that it is moving down. And I can move it even further down. Or I can move it up with this other icon. And notice that this is going to modify only the artboards list, not the art boards themselves. Now, to delete an arboreal, all you have to do is select it and click on this icon. You can see that now we have only three artboards. And if I select this other one, I'm going to click on this icon to delete the artboard. And that's how you can delete the artboard value don't need anymore. Now, another thing that I want to show you is that let me get closer here. As you can see, there is a very thin black line around these artboard, which is the artboard I have selected. So if I select this other one, you can see that now the outline is around these other airborne. So that's how you can tell which our board is active. It is a really, really thin line, but hopefully you can see it. Okay, so that's how you can tell which are bored you have currently selected. So what I want you to do now is to practice creating new files with different artboards. So just go to File New. And from this window, select any preset that you want. And just practice creating files with multiple Artboards. This time, I'm going to create a file with six artboards. I'm going to click on Create. And now that you have this file, you can practice renaming the artboards. You can also practice rearranging the Albert's list and the art boards themselves using this icon. And remember that practicing will help you to really learn the information in this course. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the next lesson. 8. The Artboard tool: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to use the Artboard tool. So let's start. Okay, So in the previous lesson, we learned how to create multiple artboards within one file using the artboards panel. Now, there is another way to create multiple artboards within one file. And this other way is a little bit more flexible. And it is going to give us more options for our artboards. So I'm going to go to my Tools panel. And here you can see that I have this tool. It's called the Artboard Tool. You can see the shortcut Shift O. So I'm going to click on this tool. And now if I come to my different artboards, you can see that I can select each of these different art boards that I have here. Now with the Artboard tool selected, you can see that I can move these artboards around just by clicking and dragging them to wherever I want them to be. I can click on this other one and I can move it as well. And I can do the same for any of the Arab boards that I have. Now, if I click on one artboard, I have the characteristics of this artboard over here at the top. So this, our board is 792 points by 612. Now if I want to modify the size or the dimensions of this artboard, or they have to do is to make sure that I have it selected using the RPA tool. And I can change the size of this art board. Let's try with 300. I'm going to click, Okay. As you can see now, these are board has a different size. I can do the same with this other value. So I'm going to use 400. And now as you can see, this, our board is 300 points by 400 points. So now I have not only multiple artboards, but some of these artboards have different dimensions. And I can do this for any of these are boards that I have here. So I'm just going to change the size for this one as well. I'm going to use 800 by 250. And now as you can see, this has a completely different size as these other ones. Now, I can also change the name of this artboard if I have it selected and I come over here, I can rename it like so. And I can also delete it if I don't need it anymore. So I need to have it selected and click on this icon to delete it. Like that. Now, if I want to duplicate this artboard, Let's say the size is a size that I'm going to use multiple times. Or they have to do is again, make sure you have the Artboard tool selected and you're going to click and drag it like before. But this time we are going to press the Alt key like that. And you can see I am making copies of this artboard. Now. I'm going to select this art board over here. I'm going to resize it. I'm going to move it around. We're going to place it here. And I'm going to move these artboards like that. Now with the Artboard tool selected, I can also create our boards by just clicking and dragging on the gray area. So I'm going to make sure that the artboard tool is selected. And I'm going to click and drag like this. And you can see that a new artboard is created. I can do it again. And this way, I can create as many artboards as I need. Now, once we have our artboards, we can also change their orientation very easily. So let's select this artboard. And as you can see, it is on portrait mode, but we can change it to landscape. So if I click here, you can see that now it is the same dimensions, but now it is a different orientation. I'm going to use board rate for this one. But just keep in mind that you can change the orientation of your artboards by using these two icons here. Now, you can also use the Properties panel to change the properties of your artboards. So let's have this one selected. And let's go to the Properties panel. And you can see that here we have. Basically the same information that we have already here. So we can do basically the same. We can rename the artboard. We can change the orientation, the dimensions, and also the position like that. Now, you can also use a preset to resize your artboards. So make sure that the artboard that you want to resize is selected. And you can either double-click on the artboard tool like this. And you can see that the artboard attributes options will appear. Now here on preset, you can change the current size to a preset that you need. For example, let's use letter. If you click Okay. Now it is going to be resized to D letter size. Now you can also do that by clicking here and change the layout. Let's say I'm going to use the iPhone X size, like so. And also I'm going to change the orientation. I'm going to move the artboard like that. And also you can do this by using the properties panel. So I'm going to go to the Properties panel. I'm going to change the preset right over here. So I'm going to use the iPad. And I'm going to move it back into place. And once you have your artboards, you can also modify their sizes by selecting them and dragging these little squares that we have here around the airport. You can just click and drag. And that way you can modify the artboard dimensions. You can also click and drag from the corners like this. And that's how you use artboard in Illustrator. Now keep in mind that usually you will need only one artboard or maybe two or three. So the fact that you can create as many artboards as you want doesn't mean that you have to have a 100 artboards on every project. So if you only need one artboard, only use one artboard. So what I'm going to do now is saved my file. So I'm going to go to File Save. I'm going to name it art board. And I'm going to save it inside of this section 2 folder. I'm going to make sure that the format is Adobe Illustrator. And I'm going to click on Save. Here. I'm just going to click Okay. And that's going to save my file. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the next lesson. 9. Illustrator rulers, guides and grids: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to talk about rulers, guides, and grids. So let's start. Okay, So I'm going to start with the rulers. And if you want to have a ruler showing you the dimensions of your document, you can do it by going to View Rulers and select Show Rulers. Or you can use the shortcut Command R for the Mac or Control R for the windows. So I'm just going to click on Show Rulers. And now we have a ruler at the top and a ruler on the left. Now, if I want to change the units of measurement for this ruler, I can do it by right-clicking on any part of this ruler. So I'm going to right-click. And you can see that I can change these from pixels to centimeters, millimeters, inches by cars, or are points. So let's change it to millimeters. And you can see that now it is showing me the dimensions of my document in millimeters. And I can right-click again. And I can change this to inches or to any of these other units. And for now I'm just going to use pixels. Now once I have these rulers, I can click and drag starting from the ruler. So I'm going to click and drag. And you can see that a new line appears. Now these lines are called guides. So I'm going to leave it here. I'm going to release. As you can see, I have a new guide. I can do it again. I can click and drag. And it is going to create another horizontal guide. Now, if I want to create a vertical guide, I can't do it by clicking on the left ruler and dragging to the right like that. And now I have a vertical guide. And this way I can create as many guides as I need. Now, these guides are there to help us to create more precise designs. And there is another way to create guides. So all you have to do is to double-click on any area of their ruler. Let's say over here, I'm going to double-click. And now we created another guide. I can do it here by double-clicking again. And as you can see, I have another guide here. And I can do that also on these other ruler. On the left one, I can double-click. And that's another very easy way to create guides. Okay, so now that I have all of these guides, if I go to view, I go to guides. Here you can see that I have more options. So I can either hide the guides, lock the guides, or clear the guides. So if we're now, I don't want to see my guides or they have to do is to hide them. So I'm going to use Hide Guides, or I can use the shortcut Command semicolon. So I'm going to click on Hide Guides. As you can see. Now, they disappear. And if we want to see them again, all we have to do is to go back to View Guides. And this time we're going to select Show Guides or use the shortcut like that. So that's an easy way to turn on and off the view for these guides. Now remember that you can edit these guides by selecting them and dragging them like this. You can just move them around, like so. But if you want to lock these guides, so you cannot modify them by accident, all you have to do is to go to view guides and select lock guides. I'm going to click here. And now if I tried to select and move these guides, I'm not going to be able to do it. You can see that. So this is an easy way to prevent us from modifying our guides by accident. Now if I have these guides locked, but I want to modify them, all you have to do is to unlock them. So I'm going to go to View Guides. And this time I'm going to click on Unlock Guides. And now I can edit again these guides if I need to. Now, if I don't need my guides anymore, I can delete them. And the best way to do it is to go to View Guides. And this time I'm going to use this option, Clear Guides. So I'm going to click here. And now I don't have any more guides. They got deleted. So make sure that you use the Clear Guides option only when you know that you are not going to need your guides any longer. If you use one to hide them for a moment, you can use the Hide Guides option. Now, another important thing about Guides is that when you create a new guide. It is going to be created as a layer. So let me show you what I mean. Now. Just make sure that you are on your layers panel so you can see your layers. And note that I have this layer selected, the one that has a blue color. So if I want to create a new guide, I'm going to double-click over here to create a new one like that. And if I go to my Layers panel and I open this layer up, you can see that I have a new item here called guide. Now, if I make another guide, let's say over here, you can see that now this guide is created also here in my layers panel. So if I hide this whole layer, the one that contains this plane. If I turn off the view of this layer by clicking on this icon, you can see that the plane disappears, but also the guides disappear. So let me turn on again the view for this layer. And as you can see now, the guides appear again. So if you are going to work with guides, you may want to create a new layer for your guides. To do that. All you have to do is to go to your Layers panel, go all the way to the bottom, and select this icon to create a new layer. So I'm going to click here, and as you can see, I have a new layer. So I'm going to call these guides. And now I can select these two guides and I can move them inside of this layer like that. So now if I turn off the view for this layer, you can see that the guides do not disappear anymore because they are on their own layer. On the other hand, if I turn off the view for the layer with my guides, you can see that they disappear, but nothing else is going to disappear on your document. And I'm going to turn on the view for the layer again. Now, if I want to create new guides, I'm going to make sure that I have the guide layer selected. So I'm going to open it up. So you can see that when I create new guides, now, the guides are going to appear inside of these new layer. So if I double-click here, I'm going to create a new guide. You can see we have a new guide over here as well. I'm going to do it again. And as you can see now, our guides are being created inside of these guides layer. So when you create a layer for your guides, you can do two things. The first one is like I showed you, you can click this icon here to turn on and off the view for these guides. So I can hide them and make them visible again. So that is going to be similar to what we did before, going to the menu, View Guides and Hide Guides. So I'm going to turn them on again. But this time I'm going to click on Show Guides. So this way we are going to be able to do the same by just clicking here, like that. And I can also lock my guides. So right now I can click and modify these guides. But if I go to my layers and I lock this layer by clicking here, you can see that a new icon appears. And that means that this layer is locked. So now I cannot modify these guys in more. And that is basically the same that if we go to view guides and lock guides. So that's one of the advantages of working with guides in a separate layer. You can hide them and lock him from the layers panel. Now, before we continue, I'm going to show you how we can use these guides that we created. So first, I'm going to turn off the view for these two planes. So I'm going to go to my layers, and I'm going to turn off the view by clicking on this icon and also these other one. So now we have an empty canvas and I'm going to create a new layer. I'm going to go to my Layers panel all the way to the bottom. And I'm going to click the Create New Layer icon. So I'm going to name these shapes. And I'm going to make sure that it is selected. Now, I'm going to go to my Tools panel and I'm going to select the rectangle shape tool. I'm going to click there. And I'm going to create a rectangle by clicking and dragging. Like so. I'm going to double-click on the fill option. And I'm going to select a color. It doesn't matter which color you select. Just make sure that you have a color active like that. Now I'm going to select the Selection Tool. And now if I move this rectangle, you can see that it is going to snap to these guides that we created. You can see that as we get closer to these different guides, the shape that we have is going to snap to those guides. So that's how we can use these guides. So if I want to have different shapes all align, I can use these guide over here to place this shape. Like so. And if I create another shape, let's say a circle. I can just create a circle. And now with the selection tool, I can place this circle. And these two shapes are going to be aligned. So it is going to be much easier for us to know where we have to place our different shapes so they are aligned because we have our guides to help us. I'm going to create another shape. I'm going to click on Hall here. And I'm going to use the Star Tool. And I'm going to create a simple star like that. I'm going to use the selection tool to move this star like that. Now if I turn off the visibility for my different guides, you can see that all of these different shapes are aligned. Now so far, all of the guides that we have created our straight lines, but we can also create guides with custom shapes. So now that I have all of these different shapes, I'm going to use the selection tool. I'm going to select this rectangle. And I'm going to right-click. And you can see that over here, I have an option to make this shape a guide. So if I click on the Make Guides option and I de-selected, you can see that now it is a guide. If we hover over this shape, you can see that it says that it is now a guide. And I can do the same with any shape that I want. All I have to do is to right-click on it and select Make guides. As you can see, it is now a guide as well. And they can do the same with these circle like that. And it is going to work with any shape that we want. So for example, if I use the bend tool, I'm going to select it. And I'm going to make a custom shape like that. I'm going to right-click on it and I'm going to select the option Make Guides. So I'm going to deselect it. And as you can see, now, all of these different shapes, our guides. So this way, you can create guides of any shape that you can possibly imagine. Now, if what I want is a grid, instead of creating multiple guides, I can bring a grid by going to View and selecting Show grid. As you can see, now we have a grid that we can use for our designs. If I don't want to see the grid anymore, I can go to View and select hide grid. Like so. Now we can also change the preferences for this grid. So I'm going to go back to View, select Show grid. And if I want to change the distance between the different lines, I can go to Illustrator preferences and select guides and grid. Now over here, on the grid section, I can select how many pixels I want these lines to be apart from each other. By default, it is set to 72 pixels. But if I change this to, let's say 200 pixels and I click, Okay. You can see that now the grid lines are more separated. Let me go back to Illustrator, preferences, guides and grid. And this time let's use a much bigger number, like 1, 0, 0, 0, 0. And I'm going to click, Okay. And now the guise of this grid are even more separated. I'm just going to bring these back to the default settings. So I'm going to go back to guides and grid on preferences. And I'm going to type down 72 pixels again. And you can also change the color of the lines of this grid by selecting a different color. Let's use green. Let's click Okay. And now you can see that the different lines of the grid are green. Let me go back. And let me change these to the default color. I'm going to click, Okay. And that's how you can create a custom grid for your document. For now, I'm just going to go back to view and hide this grid because I don't really need it for now. So I'm just going to hide it. And that's all for this lesson. I hope that you learned something useful. And I will see you in the next lesson. 10. Smart guides: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to talk about smart guides. So let's start. Smart Guides. So are they really that smart? Well, let's find out. So to start, I'm going to collapse this layer. I'm going to close it down. And I'm going to turn off the visibility for the different shapes that contain these layer. Well, actually they are not shapes, they are guides. So I'm going to click here to turn off the visibility for these different guides. And I'm going to create a new layer. So I'm going to click the Create New Layer button, and I'm going to rename these to Smart Guides. So in the previous lesson, we talked about Guides. Now, the difference between guides and Smart Guides is that for smart guides, you don't have to create any guides. So let me show you what I mean. I'm going to start by creating a rectangle. I'm going to click and drag. But first I'm going to change the color. So I'm going to double-click. And I'm going to use a blue color like that. Let me get closer. Okay. Now I'm going to create a rectangle. I'm just going to click and drag like so. And now, if I create another rectangle, you will see that sometimes a purple line appears. And that purple line is going to connect from the shape that I'm creating, 2D shape or shapes that I already have. And it is not going to connect to just any part of the shape. But two very specific areas. For example, here it is connecting at the very bottom of the rectangle on the left. If I continue dragging, you will see that over here it is going to connect at the very center of this shape on the left. If I continue, it is going to connect to the very top of the shape on the left. So that is what Smart Guides are. So basically, smart guides. Our guides are lines that are going to tell me whenever the shape that I'm creating or moving aligns with the bottom, center on top of other shapes that I already have in my document. Now, if you don't see the smart guides, just go to View and make sure that the Smart Guides option is an make sure that it has a check mark on the left. Or you can use the shortcut. Now, I already have them on, but if I want to turn them off, I can click here. And now if I go back to View, you can see that the check mark is not there anymore. So my smart guides are off for now. I'm just going to go back over here and I'm going to create a new rectangle. I'm going to click and drag. And you can see that now the smart guides are not showing. You can see that it doesn't matter. If I get really close to the top of these other rectangle. The smart guides are not going to appear the same at the center and at the bottom. So if you don't see them now, just go to View and make sure that they are on. Just click on Smart Guides. And now the smart guides will appear whenever you create a new shape. And you don't even need to create a new shape for them to appear. All you have to do is to move the cursor and you will see that they will appear. For example, here, they appear connecting to the top of this rectangle here. If I move it down, now they will connect to the top of these other rectangle, and so on. Now, smart guides also work whenever you move an element within your file. So I'm going to use the selection tool. And I'm going to move this rectangle in the middle. You can see that these is showing some smart guides. And now I know that these two rectangles are a line. If I move it a little bit more, you can see that now it is going to align to the rectangle on the left. If I release. Now, these two rectangles are aligned. So I'm going to align the three rectangles very easily, like that. And like that. And now all of these rectangles are aligned. Now, just make sure that you note that these smart guides are going to work both horizontally and vertically. So, so far we have seen how this aligned horizontally, but it also aligns vertically. You can see that now this is aligning with the rectangle at the top. So these two lines are absolutely aligned and also this way. So smart guides are going to work both horizontally and vertically. And they will align your elements from the top, center, and bottom. So to know where it is aligning, just pay attention to where the purple line is connecting. For example, right now, it is connecting the top of the object that I'm moving to the tab of the object on the left. If I move it down. Now, it is going to connect the top of the object that I'm moving to the center of the object on the left. If I want to connect the bottom of the object that I'm moving to the center of the object on the left. I can do it like that. So just pay attention to where the line is connecting. Now, smart guides can also help us to spread objects evenly. So if I want to have the exact same space between these two different objects and these two different objects. I can do it very easily. So all I have to do is to select the object that I want to move. And I can drag it. And when you see those lands with the arrows, that indicates that those objects have the exact same space in between them. And the number in the gray box indicates the distance between those two objects. So I'm going to release there. I'm going to do it again. I'm going to select the Rectangle tool. I'm going to create a rectangle. I'm going to use the selection tool. And I'm going to move this rectangle. And now right there you can see the lines with the arrows. So that means that if I release here, these two different rectangles are going to have the exact same space in-between than these other rectangles. Now, smart guides are also very important to know which elements we are selecting. So let me turn off the visibility for this layer and I'm going to bring back the visibility for planes. Now make sure that you have the selection tool, select it. And now you can see that when I hover over this illustration, it is going to highlight the different elements of the illustration. So this way I know exactly what I'm going to select if I click. And those are the main users that we're going to give to Smart Guides. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching. And I will see you in the next lesson. 11. Layers and the layers panel: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to talk about layers and the layers panel in Adobe Illustrator. So let's start. Okay, So I'm going to start by creating a new document. So remember we can do that by selecting the Create New button. Or we can go to File New, or we can use the shortcut. So I'm going to click here. And I'm going to go to art and illustration. I'm going to select letter. It doesn't really matter the size. I'm just going to show you how layers work. And I'm going to click on Create. So we are going to be working on our Layers panel. So if you don't see this right now, make sure to go to Window and select layers. Okay? So this is the Layers panel. And this is where most of the work that we're going to do with layers is going to be. So you can see that by default, when we create a new document, we have a layer assigned. And now whatever we create in our document is going to recreate it inside of this layer. So let me select the rectangle tool. I'm going to change the color. I'm going to use red for now. I'm going to click Okay. And I'm going to click and drag. Make sure that this layer is selected. I'm just going to click and drag. And as you can see, now, there is an object inside of this layer, a new shape. So if I create another one, it is going to be created also inside of these layer. Now, I can create as many shapes as I want, and they all will be created inside of the layer that I have currently selected. So for now we have only one layer. But if we want to create another layer, all we have to do is here in our layers panel, we have to go all the way down. And you can see that we have different icons. And this one here is to create new layers. So I'm going to click there. And as you can see, there is a new layer now. So if I click and drag, since this layer is selected, the new shape is going to be created inside of layer 2 and layer 1 because layer 1 is no longer selected. So I'm going to do that. Just make sure that you see that Layer 2 is selected. I'm going to click and drag. And as you can see, if I click on this arrow, it's going to open up the layer. You can see that these new rectangle was created inside of these other layer. Now if I click on Layer 1 again and I click and drag to create a new shape. You can see that that shape is going to be created inside of layer one. So the new elements that you create are going to be created inside of the layer that you have currently selected. Now as you can see, each layer has a little icon which shows you the contents of your layer. And to the left of that icon, you can see that there is a little arrow. For now it is pointing down because the layer is open. But if we click here on this arrow, it is going to point to the right. And that means that this layer has items inside of it. And you can click to open it up. So we can click here to open up this layer and reveal the items within that layer. Or you can click again to close it down. The same with this other layer or any other layer that you have. Let me create another layer. So I'm going to go to the bottom, click on the Create New Layer button. And as you can see, this layer doesn't have that little arrow. And that means that this layer is empty. It doesn't have anything inside. Yep. So if I select this layer and I create a new shape, you can see that now the icon of the layer changes. It shows me a preview of the contents of this layer. And now also it has these little arrow. So we can click on the little arrow to reveal the contents of this layer or any other layer. Now, you can also rename your layers. And to do that, all you have to do is to double-click on the name of the layer. And that way you can change the name. Like that. I'm going to collapse all of these layers for now. And I'm going to rename all of these layers like that. So remember to edit the name. All you have to do is double-click on the name of the layer so you can edit it. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the next lesson. 12. Selecting layers and layer contents: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to properly select the contents of a layer using the layers panel. So let's start. Okay, So as you can see, if I go to my Layers panel, I can select the different layers by clicking on them like this. But as you can see, if I select this layer on the Layers panel, that doesn't change what is selected in the Canvas. So if I want to select the contents of a layer, I can do it in different ways. The first one is using the selection tool. So I can click on any shape and that shape is going to be selected. Or using the selection tool again, I can click and drag. And the shapes within the selection area are going to get selected. But that is not what I'm trying to do here. What I'm trying to do is selecting all of the elements within one single layer. And I can do that in two different ways. I'm going to click over here just to deselect all of these elements. And now, if we go to the Layers panel, you can see that to the right of each layer, there is a little circle. So if we click on that circle, you can see that the contents of that layer are going to get selected in the canvas. As you can see, this shape gets elected. And if I click on this other layer, on the little silicone of this other layer, you can see that now the contents of this other layer gets elected in the Canvas. And the same. If I click on this circle, on this other layer that contains multiple shapes, I'm going to click. And as you can see, all of the shapes within that layer GAD selected. So that's one of the ways to do it by clicking on the little circle to the right of the layer. Now, there is another way to do it. And it is actually very similar. As you can see to the right of the circle, there is a little square, but that's where it's going to appear only when one or more elements within a layer are selected. As you can see, the little square appears only when the contents of that layer are selected. And I can do it manually, true? You can see that right now the little square is on this layer because this shape is selected. But if I select a shape within another layer like this one, you can see that now the little square appears on these other layer, because this shape belongs to this other layer. And you can see that whenever I click on a different shape, the layer that contains that shape is going to get that little square to the right of the layer. So let's go back for a bit. Just remember that I can select all of the contents of a layer by clicking on this little circle like this. But I can also do it by clicking on the empty area to the right of the circle. So if I want to select all of the contents within this layer, instead of clicking on the cynical, I can click on the empty area that is to the right on the circle. Like this. You can see that the contents of this layer are selected now. And if I click to the right of this circle of this other layer, you will see that the contents of that layer are going to be selected in the Canvas. So I'm going to click here. And you can see that the contents of that layer are selected now in the Canvas. Now these two options are similar. Clicking on the little circle and clicking on the empty space to the right of the circle. They look similar, but they are actually a little bit different. And I'm going to show you why. For that, I'm going to click on the eyeball icon to the left of this layer to turn off the view. And I'm going to do the same with these other layer. And that way we're seeing only the shapes within this layer. Now, I'm going to open this layer by clicking on this little arrow here. And as you can see, this layer contains four different shapes. Now I'm going to lag 2 of shapes. I'm going to click on the empty area to the right of the eye icon. And you can see that a luck appears and that is going to prevent us from selecting this shapes. You can see that if I use the selection tool and I click and drag, I cannot select these two shapes anymore because they are loved. I cannot modify them either. So if I tried to move them using the selection tool, I cannot move him any longer. You can see that. On the other hand, if I try to move this other shape that is unlocked, you can see that I can move it easily. Also this other one, because these two shapes are not locked. So when our shape is locked, you cannot select it or move it. And if I tried to select all of the elements within these layer by clicking on this circle here. I'm going to close it down for a second. And I'm going to click on this circle. As you remember, clicking on this circle would normally select all of the shapes within that layer. But as you can see, the shapes that are locked, which are, these two shapes, are not selected. So I cannot modify them. Now, if instead of clicking on this circle, I click on the square. You can see that they get selected. I'm going to open up the layer again. And you can see that these shapes are still loved. Bad. I can select them now. And if I try to move them, you can see that I can move them as well, even if these shapes are locked. So that is the main difference between using the circle and using the empty area to the right of the circle. With a circle, the elements that are locked are not going to be selected. And we won't be able to modify them by clicking on the empty area to the right of the circle. We will be able to select all of the elements within the layer, including the elements that are locked. And we will be able to modify them as well. As you can see here. I can move them if I want to. Like so. So those are the two main ways in which you can select the different elements within a layer using the layers panel. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the following lesson. 13. Layer hierarchy: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we are going to talk about layer hierarchy. So let's start. Now when it comes to layers, the heirarchy within the layers panel is very important. Now to show you that I'm going to change the color of some of these shapes. And to make it easier, I'm going to select all of these elements. You can click, press Shift and hold it, and click on a different element so you can select all of them at once. And now with these elements selected, I can click and drag him all the way to the bottom to these little trash can like that. And that's going to delete them. Now. I'm going to select this shape. And once it is selected, I'm going to double-click here. And I'm going to change the color. Let's use blue. For this one. I'm going to click, Okay. And now I'm going to use the selection tool. I'm going to select this other layer. I'm going to double-click on the color. And for this one I'm going to use hello like that. So now I'm going to move all of these shapes. And you can see that I can also do that by using the selection tool. I can click and drag and move it into place. So like I said before, here are key is a very important thing when working with layers in Illustrator. So you can see that the topmost layer is the one with the red shape. So if we stack all of these layers together like that, you can see that the red shape is going to be on top of all of the other shapes. And that is because this shape at the very top on the layer hierarchy. Now, if I want the blue shape to be on top of all of these different elements, all I have to do is to click and drag this layer to the very top. So you can see that when I click and drag it, I can rearrange the heirarchy of these layers. So I'm going to release here. And now you can see that the blue shape is on top of these other shapes. So if I click here and move it like this, you can see that now it is on top of these other two shapes. And again, that is because these blue shape is now at the very top on the layer hierarchy. Now let's do it again. This time, I'm going to bring the layer with the yellow shape to the very top of the layer hierarchy. Again, I'm just going to click and drag like that. And now the yellow shape is on top of the other shapes. So again, layer here I get is very important when working in Adobe Illustrator. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the next lesson. 14. Layer visibility and the outline mode: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to turn on and off the visibility of a layer and also how to turn on and off the outline mode. So let's start. All right. So as you can see on the left of each layer, there is an eyeball icon. So these little icon here is to turn on and off the visibility of the layer and it's different content. So if I click here, you can see that the contents of this layer are going to disappear from the canvas. If I click and then the contents are going to appear again. And that is going to work for every of these different layers. Now, this little icon has another function. If I hold Alt and click on the eye, you can see that it is going to turn off the view of all of the other layers except for the one that I clicked on. I'm going to do it again. I'm going to press and hold the Alt key and click again on the icon. And now the view for all of the layers is going to be back on. And there is also another function for this icon. It is by pressing either the Control key or the Command key. Depending on the computer you're using, a Mac or a PC. So press the Control or Command key and click on the eyeball icon. And that's going to change the view mode for this layer to the outline mode. I'm going to do that for the rest of the layers. So I'm going to press the command key, and I'm going to click on this other table. And I'm going to do the same with this other layer. And as you can see, now, we are seeing only the outline of the different shapes that we have in our document. Now to change the view mode, again, I can do it by pressing the Control or Command key and clicking on the eyeball icon. And I can do that for every single one of these layers. Now, there is another way to go into the outline mode. So I'm going to go to View and I'm going to select Outline. You can see the shortcut over here. And I'm just going to click here. And as you can see, that's going to bring us back to the outline mode. If I want to go back to the color mode, I can go back to View and select Preview. Now, just notice that this is going to change the view mode for all of my layers at once. And if I do it from the layers panel, I can do it for specific layers. And that's the main difference between doing it from the window menu and doing it from the layers panel. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the next lesson. 15. Layer color: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to talk about layer color. So let's start. Okay, So as you can notice, each of these different layers has a color assigned to it. For example, this one has the red color assigned to it. This one has the blue color assigned to it, and this one has the green color assigned to it. Now if I create a new layer, I can go all the way down to the bottom. Click on the Create New Layer button. You can see that these new layer also has a new and different color assigned to it. And for every single layer that we create, you can see that there is a new and different color assigned to that particular layer. Now, these colors have a function. And to show you, I'm going to select a shape. And as you can see, when I select this shape, it has an outline that has the exact same color of the color that this layer has been assigned to it. In this case, it is green. Now, to be able to see this better, I'm going to select this shape. I'm going to come over here and I'm going to select this stroke. And I'm going to click on this icon. So we don't have any stroke like that. I'm going to close this window and I'm going to do the same for these other shapes. So I'm going to select this shape. I'm going to go to the stroke. And I'm going to click here. So we don't have any stroke. And the same for this one. I'm going to select the stroke and I'm going to click on known. Like so. Now if we don't have anything selected, you can see that we only have the different shapes. But if I hover over any of these shapes, it is now easier to see the outline that I'm talking about, like these, you can see that this rectangle has a red outline. This one has a blue outline, and this one has a green outline. Now, the color of the outline and doesn't depend on the color of the shape. In this case, we have a red shape and a red outlined. But it is a red outline only because the red color has been assigned to this layer. If I double-click on this layer, we can see now the layer properties or the layer options. And you can see that here we have selected light red. But if we click here, we can change this to, for example, dark green. If I click Okay. And I deselect it, and I hover over it, you can see that now the outline is not red anymore. It is a dark green. And the same is going to happen to this layer. You can see that right now the outline is blue. But if I double-click to bring the layer options, I can change this to a different color. Let's use orange. I'm going to click Okay. And now if I hover over this shape, you can see that now the outline is orange. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the following lesson. 16. Locking layers in Adobe Illustrator: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to lock layers in Adobe Illustrator. So let's start. Now. Sometimes when working in Adobe Illustrator, you will want to lock your layers. And to do that, all you have to do is go to your Layers panel. And you can see that there is an empty area here, this little box in between the icon and the arrow. And if you click here, you can see that a new icon appears. So this lock icon indicates that this layer is locked. So we cannot modify that layer are the contents of that layer anymore. As you can see, I have the selection tool selected and the layer that contains the blue shape is locked. So with the selection tool selected, you can see that I can select this yellow shape, also this one. But this one, that is luck. I cannot select it and longer. If I try to select it by clicking and dragging, selecting all of those shapes, you can see that I cannot select that shape any longer. That is because this layer is locked. So if I lock this other two layers, I will not be able to select any of these shapes. Even if I try like that, you can't see that I cannot select them any longer. And if I unlock them, I can select them again. And that's how you can lock your layers when you don't want to modify them anymore. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the next lesson. 17. Deleating layers in Adobe Illustrator: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, I'm going to show you how to delete layers in Adobe Illustrator. So let's start. If you want to delete a layer, all you have to do is make sure that the layer that you want to delete is selected in your Layers panel. So I'm going to delete layer 8. I'm going to select it. And I'm going to go all the way to the bottom of the Layers panel. And as you can see, we have different buttons here. I'm going to select the one with the trashcan. I'm going to click on it. And that's going to delete my layer. As you can see now, it got deleted. Now I can select more than one layer. I'm going to click here, press Shift, and click over here. As you can see now I have three layer selected. I'm going to the same. I'm going to click on this icon. As you can see, now, those layers got deleted. Now I'm going to deselect all of these different shapes by clicking here. And now I'm going to select one of these layers that contain the shapes. I'm going to select that one, and I'm going to click on the trashcan icon to delete it. And as you can see, a new warning message appears. And it is asking me if I want to delete that layer that already contains our work in it. And this message is just there to prevent you from the living layers that already have our work by accident. In this case, we want to delete it so I'm going to click Yes. And as you can see, now, that layer got deleted. Now another easy way to the little layers is by selecting them and dragging them into that trashcan icon. So I'm going to click and drag, and I'm going to put it inside of this trashcan icon. I'm going to release. And as you can see, that layer is no longer there. I can do that again by clicking and dragging that layer and moving it to the trashcan icon. And that's how you delete layers in Adobe Illustrator. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching. And I will see you in the following lesson. 18. Layer opacity: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to talk about layer opacity. So let's start. Okay, I'm going to start by opening up a new document. So I'm going to click on Open. And here I'm going to navigate inside of this project files. And I'm going to go to section 3. And here I'm going to open up this file layer or bacilli circles. So let me open it up. And you can see this is a very simple file. All I have here are three different circles, and each of the circles has a different color. Now, as you can see, the circles have a color with a 100% opacity. And we can see that if we click and select one of the circles, if we come over here, you can see that the opacity for this circle is 100%. If I click on this one, the capacity is 100% as well. And if I click on this one, the capacity is 100% as well. Now, we can visualize or change the opacity of a layer by going over here. If you have the control panel here, or it will go to the Properties panel. You will also see here the capacity of each layer or a shape that we select. Let me go back to my layers panel. And there is another way in which we can visualize or modify the opacity of a layer. So we have to go to Window and we're going to select transparency. I'm going to click here. And you can see that we have a new panel over here. Now, this panel comes with another panel with these strokes panel. But the one that we are interested in is the transparency panel. Now in the transparency panel, we can see also the opacity of each shape that we select. Okay? I'm going to move this over here. And I'm going to open up the transparency panel again. And now using any of the options that I showed you, we can modify the capacity of our layers. So I'm going to start with the green one, which is on top of these other shapes. So I'm going to select it and I'm going to reduce the opacity. I'm going to start by doing it from the control panel. I'm going to reduce it to around 50 percent, like so. And now we can see what's behind these layer. Because now the feel of this layer, it's still the same color, but now it has an opacity of only 50 percent. So it is semi-transparent. We can do the same with our other shapes. So I'm going to select it. And like I said, we can do it from here from the control panel or we can do from the transparency panel. I'm going to click here and I'm going to reduce the opacity, also 250 percent. Now, you can see that now this is also semi-transparent. Now let's do the same with this one. I'm going to select it. And now let's do it from the Properties panel. So let's go to the Properties panel. And let's reduce the transparency. You can do it by moving this handle here, like so, or by clicking on this area here and typing the number that you want. In this case, let's use 50 percent. And now you can see that all of these layers have a capacity of 50 percent. And of course, we can change the opacity to the percentage that we want. So it doesn't have to be 50 percent only. Let's use 80 percent for this one. And now you can see that if I click here, it shows me that this has an opacity of 80 percent. If I click here, it has an opacity of 15 percent and this one has an opacity of 50 percent. And like I said, you can change the opacity of a layer from the control panel, from the transparency panel or from Properties panel. Okay, so now we have seen how to change the opacity. But the question is, why would we need to change the opacity of a layer or an element, or a shape within our document? And the answer is very simple. Sometimes when you create an illustration or a design within Adobe Illustrator, you want some of the elements to be semi-transparent. For example, when you are creating shadows or highlights in an illustration, or when you want one of the elements to be semi-transparent. Now, let me go back to the Layers panel. And I'm going to collapse this layer by clicking here. And I'm going to turn off the visibility for this layer by clicking on this icon. And now I'm going to create a new layer. And I'm going to rename these two blueprint. Now, I'm going to show you another instance in which you want to have a different capacity for your layer. And it is when you are going to trace an image or an illustration or design in Illustrator. So as you can see, I have a new layer, which is called blueprint. And if I go to my Finder and I go inside of this section three folder, you will see that I have a big image. Let's preview this image. And this is an image that we can use to trace this illustration. So it is going to serve as a blueprint. I'm going to close down the preview. And now I'm going to click and drag this image, and I'm going to change to Adobe Illustrator. And now I'm going to release this image over here. Like so. Now I'm going to reduce the size and I'm going to press Shift. So it reduces the size the right way. Because if we don't press Shift, It's going to deform the image. You can see that I'm going to undo that. I'm going to go Control Z and I'm going to reduce the size wild pressing shift. Okay? Now, as you can see, I have now this image that I can use as a reference to trace this illustration. But the image is a little bit too strong. So I'm going to reduce the opacity of this image. So I'm going to make sure that this image is selected by clicking on it. And I'm going to reduce the opacity. Let's use 15 percent like that. And now it's going to be easier to trace this image. So whenever you are going to use an image as a reference for a design or an illustration. In Adobe Illustrator, it is usually a good idea to reduce the opacity of that image. And those are only a few examples of the times when you want to change the opacity of a layer, shape or element in Adobe Illustrator. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the next lesson. 19. Layer blending modes: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to talk about layer blending modes. So let's start. Okay, I'm going to start by opening up a new file. So I'm going to click open. And inside of this section three folder, I'm going to select and open this file layer blending modes, circles. I'm going to click Open. Now, blending modes work similarly to a passively. Remember in the previous lesson we talked about layer opacity, but blending modes are much more powerful. And I'm going to show you now to see the blending mode of our shapes. All we have to do is to come over here to the transparency panel. And I'm going to use the selection tool. And I'm going to select a shape like this one. Now you can see that whenever I select a shape, we have information about the shape. In this case, we have a capacity of 100% and the blending mode is set to normal. If I click on this little arrow here, you can see that I have other options. I have darken, multiply, Color, Burn, Lighten, a few more others, all the way to Luminosity. Now, all of these are different blending modes. Now, like I said, by default, the blending mode is going to be set to normal. And usually you will work with normal. Now, if I change this blending mode to, let's say darken, look what happens. Now. This is similar to when we change the transparency in the previous lesson. The difference is that with blending modes, the colors are going to be mixed in different ways according to the blending mode that we're using. In this case, you can see that when this yellow color mixes with the red color, you get a darker red. On the other hand, when it mixes with the blue color, you get a green color. Now, if I change the blending mode, so instead of using darken, I use Multiply. You can see that the colors are mixed in a different way. And the same is going to happen with every single one of these blending modes. So each of these blending modes is going to give me a different effect. And this effect is going to depend on the colors that are being mixed. So now I'm just going to go over all of these different blending modes. So you can see the difference. You can see that this time using overlay, this yellow color mixed with this red color gave us orange. And this yellow color mixed with this blue color give us a lighter blue. Now, as I said, each of these different blending modes is going to give us a different result. And it will all depend on the colors that are being mixed. And here you can see the different results that we get with each different blending mode. Now, a very important thing about blending modes is that for this to work, you have to have something behind the shape that you're going to apply the blending mode to. So for example, if I select this circle here, you can see that if I move it, there is nothing behind this circle. I'm going to move it back. So this eagle has nothing behind it. So it doesn't matter which blending mode I'm going to use. This is not going to change at all. So you can see that right now it's set to normal with an opacity of 100%. But if I change to darken, you can see that nothing happens. If I change to multiply, nothing happens. And if I change to everyone of these different blending modes, you will see that nothing happens. And this is because, like I said, you have to have something behind your shape in order for these blending modes to affect the color of that shape. So blending modes will work only when you have something behind this shape. So always keep that in mind because all of the elements behind your shape will affect its color. Now, let me show you what I mean. I'm going to turn on the visibility for this layer. You can see that it is a rectangle, a simple rectangle. And I'm going to turn on the visibility for this other layer as well, which is a black rectangle. So at the beginning, we had only the background that comes with Illustrator, which is white. But if we add another background, in this case, these skin color background and these black background, you can see that these colors are affecting the way that these yellow color mixes. So now I'm going to select this yellow shape. And I'm going to change it back to normal. And you can see that if this is set to normal, it doesn't matter what we have in the background. It is not going to affect the colors of our shape. But once I select it and change the blending mode, Let's use Multiply. You can see that now this black color in the background is affecting these yellow color. The same as this color here is affecting these yellow shape. So you have to be careful with what you have behind your objects when you use blending modes. Now, like I showed you before, you can change the blending mode using the transparency panel, but you can also do it using the properties panel. So let's go to the Properties panel. And here you can see that we have different options. But if you click on Opacity, you will get these panel, which is the same one as the transparency panel that we have over here. So once you have this panel, you will have access to all of these different blending modes. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the next lesson. 20. How to use the Locate Object command: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to use the located. 21. Layer options: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to talk about layer options. So let's start. Okay, as you can see, I have this file open, and it is the same file that we used in the previous lesson. Now, if we want to access different options for our layers, we can do it very easily. Now, I'm going to go to my Layers panel, and I'm going to click here on this arrow to expand this layer. As you can see, I have different sublayers inside. Now, if I want to access different options for these layers, all I have to do is double-click on the empty area between the name of the layer and the circle on the right. So anywhere in between the name and the circle, I can double-click. And as you can see, a new window appears. Now, this window is going to show me different options for my layer. The first option is to rename this layer. So I'm going to rename it like so. And if I click Okay, the changes that I made here are going to be applied to this layer. So I'm going to click Okay. And as you can see now, these has a different name. And if I want to access again the layer options, I'm going to double-click in-between the name of the layer and the circle. I'm going to double-click here. And you can see that I go back to this window. Now here we can change as well the color of this layer. And we have talked about this in another lesson. So I have explained why and how to use different colors. And here is where we can change these colors. I'm going to use a gold color for this one. I'm going to click Okay. And as you can see now, this has a different color. So let me go back to the layer options. But this time I'm going to do it from the Layers panel menu. So you can see that I have the layers panel here. And on the top right corner there is a small icon. If I click on this icon, you can see that I gave different options. Now one of the options that I get here is this one, options for controller or one, which is the name of the layer that I have selected. So if I click here on Options, I'm going to get the same window. So that is just another way to access these window. Now, I can also lock this layer from this menu here. I can click here. Click Okay. And now as you can see, this layer is locked. I'm going to go back by double-clicking on the empty area. And I'm going to uncheck the luck option. I can also turn off the view for this layer by clicking here. You can click Okay. And as you can see now, this option is off. Let me go back to the layer options. I'm going to turn it on again. And I'm going to click, Okay. So again, you can access these options by double-clicking on the empty area between the name of the layer and the circle. Or by going to this menu here and selecting options. I'm just going to close this window for now because I want to show you something else. I'm going to collapse this layer. And I'm going to create a new layer by clicking on the new layer button. And I'm going to rename these two blueprint. Now, I'm going to go to my Finder. And inside of this section three folder, remember that I have this image, which is the image that we used in the previous lesson. Now I'm going to load this image in Illustrator. So I'm just going to click and drag it. And I'm going to switch to Adobe Illustrator. And I'm going to release here. Now, I'm going to turn off the view for this layer here, which has the illustration like so. And now I'm going to select this image that we imported. And I'm going to resize it. Remember, press Shift and resize it. Like so. Okay, so what I'm going to show you now is how we can use this as a template. If you remember in another lesson, I showed you how to reduce the opacity. So we can come to the transparency panel and reduce the opacity of a layer. But there is another way to do it. So I'm going to bring this back to 100%. And I'm going to close this panel. And I'm going to access the layer options. So I'm going to double-click here. And as you can see, there is an option to use this layer as a template. So I'm going to click on this option. And here it is going to give me an option to select how I want this image to be. So if I leave it at 50 percent and I click Okay, you will see that the opacity of this layer is going to be reduced to 50 percent. And another important thing that it does is that as you can see, these layer is locked. So now we cannot modify it by accident. Now, let me go back to the layer options. I'm going to double-click here. And I can change the percentage here to only 20 percent. And I can click Okay. And as you can see, now, this is even more transparent. And now I can create a new layer and start making this illustration. And those are some of the options that we can modify using the layer options panel in Adobe Illustrator. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the next lesson. 22. Layers panel options: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to talk about the layers panel options. So let's start. Okay, So as you can see, I have this document open and it is the same document that we have been using for the last two lessons. So there's nothing really new here. But I want to talk about the layers panel options. So as you can see, we have our layers panel here. And we have talked about the different elements of these layers panel, but we haven't really covered the layers panel options here. So if you go to the top right corner of the layers panel, you will see that there is a small button. So if we click on that button, you can see that we get different options. Now, some of these options are the same as other options that we have covered. So for example, we can create a new layer from here. If I click here, you can see that we have a new layer. Now the difference is that let me cancel this first. Now, the main difference between creating a new layer from this menu here and creating a new layer using the icon here at the bottom, is that when we create a new layer using the icon, the layer just gets created and we can continue working. But when we create a layer from here, you can see that we get the layer options window, and we covered this in the previous lesson. But one of the most important things that we can change right away is the name of the layer and the color of the layer. Let me cancel this. So that's the main difference between creating a layer, using the Create New Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel, and creating a new layer using the New Layer command on these menu. Now, you can see that we have more options. The second option is to create a new sub layer. So let me click here. As you can see, we are creating a new layer inside of these layer that we had. And again, we get these layer options so we can change the title. You can also change the color and modify some of the different options of this layer. I'm just going to click OK here. And this is the same as using the create new sub layer button here at the bottom of the Layers panel. And like I said, some of these options that we have in this menu here are options that we have already covered. So this is just another way to access those options. Now, another thing that we can do is to duplicate a layer. So let me select this layer here so we can duplicate the layer and the sub layer. So layer 13 is selected. And I'm going to click here, and I'm going to select Duplicate Layer 13. And now you can see that we have a copy of this layer with all of its contents. In this case, while we have here is a sub layer. So we can also duplicate layers. Now I'm going to select this layer, and I'm going to click here. And as you can see, we can also delete layers. So if I click on the little layer, it is going to delete the layer and all of its contents. So in this case it's going to delete this layer here and these sub layer. So I'm going to select it. I'm going to click here, and I'm going to select Delete layer 13 copy. And as you can see, now that layer get deleted. If I select a sub layer, it is going to delete only the sub layer and that layer or the contents of the layer. So I'm going to click here and I'm going to select the lead layer. And as you can see, now we have only layer 13. Okay, let me select this layer and let's go back to the different options here. Now we can also create or release clipping masks. And we're going to cover these in another lesson because this is a very important topic. But we can also use this menu to create a release clipping masks. We can also enter isolation mode or exit isolation mode. And we can also locate objects. Remember I showed you how to locate objects using the locate object button at the bottom of the Layers panel. And we can access the app command also from here. And we have a few other options that we're going to be covering in future lessons. And some others that we already covered, like this option to convert a layer into a template and a few others. Now, the following options are very similar. So to show you, first, I'm going to come over here. I'm going to expand this layer. And I'm going to take all of these sub-layers, and I'm going to take them out of this layer. I'm going to move them like this. Okay. That's not what I wanted to do. I'm going to take him outside like this. And now I'm going to select these layers that have nothing inside. And I'm going to delete them. I'm going to come over here. And select the lid selection. Okay, So as you can see now, I have all of these layers separate. And if I turn off the view for this layers, you can see what each of these layers have inside. Okay? Now, the following commands are very similar. I'm going to select this layer, which is the layer for this curve. You can see that. And I'm going to come over here. I'm going to click and I'm going to select, Hide others. Now, what this is going to do, I'm going to come back here. You remember that if I click on this icon, this is going to hide that layer and all of its contents. Like so bad. If I click here on hide others. Well, it's going to do is the opposite. It is going to hide the other layers except for the one that I have selected. I'm going to click here and I'm going to hide others. I'm going to click here. And as you can see, now, all of the other layers are hidden and only these layer is visible. Now, I'm going to click again. And now I can click on, show our layers. Like so. And I'm going to come back over here. And I'm going to do the same, but this time with these other command, outline others. So remember, we can Command click here. And this is going to outline these layers and all of its contents. But that's not what I want to do. I'm going to come over here and I'm going to select Outline others. So what is going to do is outline the rest of the layers except for the one that I have selected. So let's do that. Let's select, Outline others. And as you can see now, all of these layers are in outline mode, except for the one that I have selected. I'm going to go back over here. And I'm going to select Preview all layers so I can get the preview back for all of these layers, like so. And finally, I'm going to go back and I'm going to select luck others. The same is going to happen. Remember, I can come over here, click on this empty area. And that is going to lock these layers and all of its contents. But that's not what I want to do. I want to lock all of the other layers except for the one that I have selected. So I'm going to select this one. I'm going to come over here and select Lock others. And as you can see it now, all of these layers are locked except for the one that I have selected. I'm going to go back over here and select, Unlock all layers. So that's how we can use these three commands. Now, the following command is very important and I'm going to cover it in another lesson because this is a bigger topic and it deserves its own lesson. And finally, we have the panel options. So if we click here, we're going to get some options for the Layers panel. Here we can select the size of the row. So right now it's set to medium. But I can use large, for example. And I can click OK. And you can see that now my layers are much bigger. I can come back over here, select Panel Options. And I can select small. I'm going to click Okay. And you can see that now the layers are very small. And now I cannot even see the preview of the layer. I'm going to go back over here, go to panel options. And I'm going to select Medium. And I'm just going to click Okay. And now we're back to the way we were. And those are some of the options and commands that you can access from the layers panel options. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the next lesson. 23. Stroke and fill basics: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to talk about fill and stroke. So let's start. Okay, I'm going to start by opening up a new file. I'm going to click Open. And I'm going to go to the section 4 folder. And I'm going to open up this file, fill and stroke. I'm going to click Open. And remember that you can have free access to these files just by downloading them from the resources section of this course. All right, So fill and stroke are kind of the foundation for everything that we're going to do in Adobe Illustrator. So anything that we create here is going to have either a field or a stroke, or it could have both. Now let me show you what is feel and what is stroke. So as you can see in this file, I have three different columns. The first column is with elements that are made of only strokes. The second column is with elements that are made of only fails. And the last column is with elements that are made with both fields and strokes. So let's go back to the ones that are made with only strokes. You can see that we have a rectangle here, some texts and two different spaceships. And these are only made with strokes. And strokes are like the outline of any shape or text that we have in Adobe Illustrator. So these are only the outlines of those different shapes. You can see here that we have the outline of the text. And here we have the outline of the spaceship. Now you can see that this is only the outline because it will go to the Layers panel. Here. I have a background. I'm going to turn this background on. And now you can see more clearly that these elements are made of only strokes or outlines. And we can see the background through these different objects. Now, if we go to the fields column, you can see that these are solid elements. We have a field and we cannot see what is behind these elements because they have a field. So this is the exact same rectangle, but the difference is that this one is made of a stroke and this one is made of a field. The same with the text. And these spaceships. Now on the third column, we have elements with both a fill and a stroke. So we can have a combination of both. You can see that this is the exact same rectangle, but this time it has a fill and a stroke. The same with the text and these other elements. Now the question is, which one is better, a stroke or a fill? And the answer for that is that neither of them is better and neither of them is wars. They have their own purpose. So when we create an illustration, a design in Adobe Illustrator, we can decide if we want to use a field or a stroke according to the needs of that illustration or design. And most of the times you will use within the same illustration elements with only a stroke, elements with only a field, and elements with both a fill and a stroke. Now I'm going to show you how to set the color for your strokes and your fields, and how to tell Illustrator when you don't want to have either a stroke or a field. Okay, so I'm going to start by turning off the visibility for this background because I don't need it anymore. And now I'm going to create a new layer and I'm going to rename it. And now I'm going to turn off the visibility for all of these elements. So I'm going to click on the icon for all of these layers. And I'm going to make sure that this layer is selected. Now, if we go to our tools panel, you can see that at the bottom we have two squares. The square over here is the square that is going to define which color the fill of the shape that we create is going to be. And this other one is the one that's going to define the color of the stroke. So if I click on this icon here, going to reset the corners to the default settings. So I'm going to click here. And now you can see that we have a black stroke and a white fill. So that means that if I create a new shape, like a rectangle, if I click and drag and I am the selected, you will see that this shape has a white fill and a black stroke. Now let me deselect this shape and I'm going to change the colors. I'm going to double-click on the color for the fill. And I'm going to use a blue color like this. Then I'm going to double-click on the color for the stroke. And I'm going to use a red color. I'm going to click, Okay. And now if I create a new shape, Let's use a rectangle again. You will see that this shape is going to have a blue field and a red stroke because that's what we have said over here. So I'm going to click and drag. And I'm going to deselect these shapes so we can see it better. And now you can see that this shape in fact has a blue field and a red stroke around it. Now, if we want to create a shape with only a feel, all I have to do is to go and select the stroke. And then I'm going to click on this button here to set it to none. So now that this is set to none, this shape is not going to have a stroke. It is going to have only a field. And I can double-click on it to select the color by one this field to be like so. So now if I create a new rectangle, this rectangle is going to have a Greenfield and will have no stroke. So let's do that. Let's click and drag. And let's deselect it using the selection tool, like so. Now you can see that this shape doesn't have a stroke around and it has a green field. Now if I want to do the opposite to create a shape with only a stroke and no fill, I have to select the field and I have to set it to none. Then I'm going to select this stroke. I'm going to double-click on it. And I'm going to select the color for that stroke. Let's use red. I'm going to click, Okay. I'm going to click and drag using the rectangle tool to create a new rectangle. I'm going to deselect it. And you can see that now this shape has only a stroke and no fill. So that's how easy it is to tell Illustrator what color you want the fill and the stroke to be. Or if you don't want to have a stroke or a field. Okay, so those are the basics of fill and stroke in Adobe Illustrator. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the following lesson. 24. Strokes explained: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to talk about strokes in detail. And we're also going to cover some advanced stroke techniques. So let's start. Okay, So before we start, I'm going to come over here and I'm going to double-click on the Stroke option. Now as you can see, I have two new different panels, the color panel and the color guide panel. So from these panels, I'm going to be able to select the color that I want, my shapes within my Canvas to V. Now if I click here, this balance are going to collapse. And now we get only the two icons. And I can also click over here to close these panels. Now, another way to bring these panels is by going to window. And here I can select Color. And we're going to get those two panels again. So I'm going to click here. You can see that they expand or I can click over here again and they are going to collapse. So I'm going to select them and I'm going to drag him to the right, like so. And now we can continue. And now I'm going to turn back on the visibility for these layer. And I'm going to turn off the visibility for this other one. Okay? Now, as you can see here, we have different elements. And all of these elements are made of only strokes. So we have a rectangle, we have some text. We have two spaceships and a line at the bottom. So as I said, all of these elements are made of only strokes. Now we're going to get into the details of strokes. And to be able to see the details of a stroke, you have to have the control panel open. Remember you can do it by going to Window and select control. Or you can also see the details a stroke by going to the Properties panel. And once you select an object that has a stroke, you will see the details of this element over here. If you click on stroke right here, you will see that some details appear. And all of those details are going to be related to the stroke that you have selected. Let me close this down and let me go back to my layers panel. And there is another way to see the details of a stroke. And it is by using the stroke panel. So to use the stroke panel, you have to go to Window and you have to select stroke. So I'm going to click here. And as you can see now, a new panel appears. Now, if you see this Stroke panel and only see this option, you want to go to the top right corner of this panel. Click on this little icon here, and select Show Options. So now we can see the different options of the stroke that we have selected. So as you can see, you can visualize or modify the different elements that make a stroke using the control panel, the properties panel, or the Stroke panel. Now for this, I'm going to use the control panel and the Stroke panel. But like I said, you can do it also from the Properties panel. Now, you will notice that whenever I select a different element, the values of these settings are going to change. So right now I have this rectangle selected. And you can see that this has a stroke of four points. The stroke is uniform and we have some other details. Now, if I select this text which is also made of strokes, you will see that these values will change. So I'm going to select it. And now you can see that this text has a stroke of two points. The stroke is also uniform. And we have some other information here. Now, if we select this other object, this spaceship, you will see that it has a stroke or four points and a uniform kind of stroke. If I select this other one, you will see that the stroke is also four points. But this time the profile or the kind of stroke is different. Now, this is what I wanted to show you. You can see that these two different spaceships are the same. The only thing that changes is the profile of the stroke. Now I'm going to select this spaceship and I'm going to come over here. And you will see that I can change the thickness of the stroke by modifying these value. You can see that now the stroke is thicker, but I can also make it thinner. I'm going to bring it back to four. And now I'm going to click here. And this is where we can change the profile or style of stroke. Now we're using. And I want you to see how this is going to change depending on which of these and profiles I'm going to choose. So right now I have a uniform profile, but I can use these other profile. I'm going to deselect it. And now you can see that the stroke starts very thin, goes thicker, and end very thin. Again. I'm going to select it again. And I'm going to change the profile. And you can see that now this looks completely different. I'm going to select it. And I'm going to choose a different profile. And you will see that these profiles are going to get me a different result. Alright? I'm going to bring this back to uniform. And just like we change the profile and the thickness of the stroke for this object, we can do it with any shape or text that we have in Illustrator. So I'm going to select this rectangle here, and I'm going to change the profile. You can see that now this looks completely different. I'm going to select it again and try with a different profile. Now you can see that this looks different and we can do it with any of these profiles. I'm going to bring this back to uniform. And I'm going to deselect it. Now we can try the same with the text. I'm going to select it. And here I can change the thickness of the stroke. Like so. Now, for text, right now, I cannot change the profile. You can see that I cannot select a different profile. But we can change the thickness. Alright, I'm going to deselect this text. And now I'm going to show you other options that we have when we use strokes. I'm going to select this stroke at the bottom. I'm going to copy it and paste it. And I'm going to move it up here. I'm going to increase the thickness because I want you to see it very well. Like so. Now I'm going to make a few copies. I'm going to go Control C, Control V, and I'm going to move it. I'm going to copy these two. And I'm going to move them down. Okay? Now I'm going to select it. And as you can see over here, we have other options. So the first options are for the calves of the stroke. Now as you can see, the stroke has no caps. But if I select this other one and I want to apply a new cap, I can select a round cap. And now you can see that the ends of the stroke are rounded. I can select this other one, and I can select this option to add a flat cap. So with this option, we are also going to have a cap, but the cap is not going to be rounded. Okay, I'm going to delete this one and I'm going to create a new rectangle. So I'm going to use the rectangle tool and make sure that the fill is set to none and the stroke is set to the color that you want. In this case, I'm going to use orange. And I'm going to click and drag to create a new rectangle. Like so. Okay, I'm going to go back to the selection tool. And now let's talk about corners. I'm going to make sure that this shape is selected. And as you can see, the corners of the square are really sharp. But we can have round corners if we want to. So to have round corners, we have to go to the stroke settings. And here on corner we have to select this second option. I'm going to click there. And as you can see now, the corners are rounded. I'm going to go back to the previous option. So you can see how this changes. As you can see now we have really sharp corners. And if I click on this second option, we have rounded corners. Now we have a third option, and it is to have a beveled corner. So I'm going to click here. And as you can see, this has now beveled corners. So you can select the style of corner that you like the most. Now, we can also change the stroke alignment. And let me explain what I mean. Now, if you pay close attention here, you can see that there is a purple line that connects those little white squares. Now that purple line there is our shape and the orange line is the stroke. And as you can see, the purple line is right in the middle of the orange line. So that means that our stroke is right in the middle of our shape. Now we can change the alignment of the stroke. So right now it is in the middle, but we can have it either outside of the shape or inside of this shape. So I'm just going to make sure that this shape is selected. I'm going to click and drag. And now I'm going to change the stroke alignment. Like I said, right now, it is aligned to the center. But if I click on this other option, you can see that now it is aligned to the inside of our shape. So now the purple line is on the outside and the stroke is on the inside. Now, we can do the opposite by clicking on this other option. And now you can see that the stroke is on the outside of our shape. So with these options, we can align the stroke to the center, to the inside, or to the outside of our shapes. Now we also have the option to use dashed lines. And so far we have only used continuous lines. But I'm going to show you how to use dashed lines. And for that, I'm going to select this spaceship. I'm going to duplicate it. And I'm going to move it to this other side. I'm going to scale it out so we can see this better. And I'm going to increase the thickness of the stroke. Okay? Now as you can see, this has a continuous line all the way around. But if I turn on this option, you can see that now this is converted into a dashed line. And here I can decide the length of the dashes and also the length of the gaps. So right now you can see that this is set to 12 points. So each of these dashes is 12 points lung, and each of the gaps is also 12 points. Now I'm going to change this one. Let's use 25. And now you can see that the length has changed. So now each of the vertices is 25 points long, and each of the gaps is also 25 points lung. Now if I want to have a different length for the dashes and the gaps, I can do it by selecting a different number for the gap. So I'm going to keep the dashes are 25 points, but now I'm going to change the gap to only five points. So I'm going to type down five. And now you can see that the dashes are still 25 points long, but the gaps are now on the five points long. So this way, I can define the length of the dashes and also the length of the gaps. And I can also create some kind of patterns. So if I want to have a dash of 25 points, a gap, or five points, and then a dash of only five points. I can do it as well. So I'm going to type down five here, and I'm also going to add another gap of 5. So now you can see that I have a dash of 25 points, a space or a gap of 50 points, another dash of five points, and another gap of 50 points. And then it continues with the same pattern. I'm going to deselect it so you can see how it looks. So as you can see, adding dashed lines, controlling the length of the dashes and the gaps is very easy. And you can get really good results with very little effort. Okay, so those are some of the advanced options when working with strokes. Now, there are other options that are, let's say, more advanced. But we're not going to cover them in this lesson because I think that we have already covered a lot of information. And I really don't want to overwhelm you with a lot of information. So I would like you to process and practice all of this information. And then in future lessons, I'm going to show you more advanced techniques related to working with strokes in Adobe Illustrator. For example, we're going to learn how to apply multiple strokes to the same shape and many other advanced techniques. But like I said, for now, I just want you to practice. What did you learn in this lesson? And that's all for this lesson. I hope that you learn something useful. And I will see you in the next lesson. Thanks for watching. 25. Fill explained: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to cover feel in detail. So let's start. Okay, So as you can see, I still have the same file open from the previous lesson. And I'm going to start by turning off the visibility for this layer. So I'm going to come over here on my layers panel and click here to turn off the visibility. Now I'm going to select this outer layer and I'm going to turn on the visibility. Now, as you can see in this layer, I have different elements. And all of these elements have a field applied to them. So if I select one of these elements, you can see that the field is set to orange and the stroke is set to none. And we covered this in a previous lesson when we cover the basics of fill and stroke. But now I'm going to show you some advanced techniques when it comes to fields in Illustrator. And for that, I'm going to make a copy of this spaceship. I'm going to Control C and Control V. I'm going to move it over here and scale it out. Okay? Now I'm going to select This ship. And if you remember, we can change the color of the field by double-clicking on the fill option and selecting the color that we want. Like so. Or we can come over here to our control panel. Click here and select the color on the field that we want. Okay? Now so far we have only covered solid colors, but we can also add a gradient to our shapes. And I can do that in different ways. So if I come over here and you can see that below the fill and stroke options, I have three smaller icons. Now the first one is when we want to add a solid color to our fields. And the second one is when we want to add a gradient. So if I have selected the field and I click on this second icon, you can see that a gradient is applied to the feel of this object. Now, I can control the different characteristics of this gradient by using the gradient panel. And these gradient panel is going to appear as soon as you apply a gradient to a shape. But if you don't see it, all you have to do is go to Window and select gradient. Alright? Now I'm going to move this gradient panel. I'm going to place it here. I'm going to open it up. And here I can change the colors of these gradient. So now you can see that this gradient goes from white to black. And you can see that the direction of this gradient is vertical. Now, if I don't click on this white dot here, I can select a different color. And now you can see that the color goes from yellow to black. I can change this color by selecting any color that I want from the swatches panel. Or if I want to have more options for the color, I can come over here, select the Color tab. And here I can be more specific with the color that I want. Like, so I'm going to make it a little bit brighter like that. Now if I double-click on this other that you can't see that now I have the option to change these other color. Like so. I'm going to click outside of the shape so I can deselect it. And now you can see that a new gradient has been applied to this shape. Now, we can also change the direction of the gradient. So I'm going to select it again. And for that, I'm going to use the gradient tool. So I'm going to go to my Tools panel and I'm going to use the gradient tool. And you can see that as soon as I select the gradient tool, a new handle appears on my shape. So I can take this handle and move it. And you can see that as I move it, this is going to affect the gradient on my shape. I'm going to move it back up like this. And if I want to change the direction of this gradient, again, I'm going to make sure that the gradient tool is selected. And now I'm just going to click and drag. So I can click here and drag to the other side. And you can see that now the gradient goes from left to right. And I can drag it in any direction that I want. So in this way, I can control the direction of the colors of these gradient. And I can control the colors of the gradient using the gradient panel. Now if I want to have more than two colors. I can click on this area here and a new circle is going to appear. So I can double-click on this circle and I can select a different color. Now you can see that the grading goes from pink to orange to green. And again, using the gradient tool, I can select the direction of this gradient. Like so. You can see that now it goes from pink at the bottom, orange in the middle, and green at the top. Now, if I want to delete one of these colors, all I have to do is select it and press Delete on my keyboard, like so. And as you can see now we have only two colors again and again. We can change the direction of the gradient. Now, I'm going to select the Selection Tool. And I'm going to make a copy of this layer. So I'm going to go Control C, Control V. I'm going to move it down because I want to show you something else. If you remember, in a previous lesson, I showed you how to modify the transparency of a layer or a shape in Illustrator. And to do that, we have to go to the transparency panel. And here we have to change the opacity. And this way, this layer is going to be semi-transparent. Now, there is a different way to do this. And in that other way we have more control over the transparency or opacity of a layer or a shape. And I'm going to show you how. So I'm going to select this layer and I'm going to change the opacity back to 100%. And now I'm going to go back to the gradient panel. And here, if I select one of these circles, you can see that here we have an option to modify the capacity. So if I click here, I can change the opacity to, let's say 50 percent. And now if we come back to our shape, you can see that this area is going to have an opacity of only 50 percent. And this other area is going to have an opacity of 100% because we only changed the opacity for one of these circles. If I click on this other circle here, you can see that this one has an opacity of 100%. Now, to make it easier to see, I'm going to go back here, select the circle, and I'm going to change the opacity to 0%. And now I'm going to go to the Gradient Tool. And I'm going to click and drag like this. And I'm going to deselect the shape. So as you can see right over here, the opacity of this shape is 0%. And right over here, the capacity is 100%. And this way we can have shapes that are transparent or semi-transparent in some areas, while on other areas, they have an opacity of 100%. Now to make it even easier to see, I'm going to double-click on this circle. And I'm going to come to the swatches panel. And I'm going to select this red color. Then I'm going to listen. I'm going to double-click here. And I'm going to select the exact same color. But as you see, nothing is changing because this shape is not selected. So I'm going to select it by clicking here. And I'm going to do it again. I'm going to double-click here, select the red color. And I'm going to come over here, double-click and select the red color. Now as you can see, this is not a gradient anymore because it has the same color on both ends. So if I select this circle and I turned back the opacity to 100%, you can see that this has a solid color even though we're using a gradient. But what I want to show you is that I can change the opacity for one of these different circles. So I'm going to reduce it to 0% and I'm going to deselect it. And this way, it is much easier to see how this shape is semi-transparent and some areas and has an opacity of 100% in other areas. Now, I'm going to select this shape. Again. I'm going to select the circle. And I'm going to move it to the center. If I want to make it to the exact center, I can select it and come over here to occasion and change this to 50 percent. And that way it is going to be right in the center. Then I'm going to create another circle here. And I'm going to make sure that it is the same color. And I'm going to reduce your opacity to 0%. And I'm going to use the gradient tool. I'm going to create a gradient. I'm going to go from left to right. Maybe even smaller, like this. And now I'm going to deselect the shape. And as you can see in this way, we can create as many areas with transparency as we want. Now, when it comes to gradients, there are other options that we can use. For example, we can create a radial gradient or we can even create a free form gradient. Now, we're going to cover all of these options in depth in a future lesson that is going to be focused on gradients. For now, I just wanted to show you that we can use a gradient as a feel for a shape or a text in Illustrator. Now, before I said that there are different ways in which we can add gradients to our shapes in Illustrator. And I only showed you one, which is Bye coming over here and clicking on this button here, which is to make a gradient. But we can also do it from the control panel. So if I have a shape with a solid color selected, I can come over here. And I can select the gradient from here. So I can click here. And as you can see, now, we have our gradient and we can change the different colors of this gradient using the gradient panel like I showed you in the previous example. Now I'm just going to use the eyedropper tool. And I'm going to click here. So this goes back to the color that we had before. Now, we can also add patterns to our shapes or objects in Illustrator. And I'm going to select my selection tool again. And I'm going to duplicate this spaceship. I'm going to go Control C, Control V. And I'm going to move it right over here. And I'm going to come over here and use a solid color. Like so. Now to be able to see our patterns, all they have to do is to go to window. And I'm going to select the swatches panel. And here in the swatches panel, I'm going to click on this button here on the top right corner. I'm going to go to Open Swatch Library. Here. I'm going to go to patterns. And I can select any of these options. I'm going to go to Basic Graphics, and I'm going to select that. And now as you can see, we have a new panel are open. I'm just going to move this over here so they don't get in our way. And I'm going to close these down. I'm also going to move these ones over here. Okay? So now I'm going to select this shape. And now I can apply a pattern to this shape. You can see that I can apply any of these parents that I have here. So this is another option of field that you can apply to your shapes objects in Adobe Illustrator. Now, if I want to try with different patterns, or they have to do is to come down here, click on this button here. And I'm going to go to patterns, basic graphics. And I can select these other ones. Like the lines are textures. Let's try with textures. And you can see that here I have other patterns that I can apply to my shapes or objects in Illustrator. And again, if you want to try other patterns, all you have to do again is click here on this button. Go down to patterns. And this time I'm going to try this button here. And I can click here. And as you can see, these patterns are a little bit more complex than the other parents that we had before. And they even have colors. And like I showed you before, you can load different patterns from the patterns library. Okay, so those are some of the options that we have when working with fields in Adobe Illustrator. And that's all for this lesson. I hope that you learned something useful. And I will see you in the next lesson. 26. Working with groups: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to learn all about groups in Illustrator. So let's start. All right, so for this lesson, I'm going to open up a different document. So I'm going to click on Open. And here inside of the section 4 folder, I'm going to select this document, follow your dreams. And I'm going to open it up. Now as you can see here, we have a simple illustration. And if we go to the Layers panel and I click here to collapse this layer, you can see that this document has only one layer. It is this one. And if we open up this layer, you can see that all of the elements that create this illustration are inside of this layer. And this is usually not a good idea because that means that your document is not properly organized. And you want to have your documents properly organized because that's going to help you to work faster and more efficiently. And one of the problems that we could have when we don't have our projects organized properly, is that when we want to move, there are different elements that create our design or illustration is going to be really, really hard to do it. And I'm going to show you what I mean. And I'm going to start by selecting the background. And I'm going to use the locate object button here at the bottom of the Layers panel to locate this layer. And it is this one. And I'm going to lock it so we don't select it or modified by accident. And now with the selection tool, you can see that if I want to move this character here in the middle, if I tried to select it and move it, you can see that I cannot move the whole character. I can only move the different elements that create this character. So I'm going to undo that. So if I want to move the heart character, I would need to select all of the elements of this character and then move them. So if I try to do it with the selection tool, you can see that I can click and drag to select all of the elements of this character, like so. And if I try to move these elements, you can see that now I can move the whole character. But I also moved some of the elements that do not belong to this character, like this part of the spaceship and these letter. So I'm going to undo that. So this is one of the problems that we're going to have a, we don't have our files properly organized. Now, I can use the lasso tool to make a free hand selection. So I can come over here to the direct selection tool. Click and hold, and select the Lasso tool. You can see the shortcut here, it's the letter Q. And now with this lasso tool, I can create a free hand selection like this. And then I can switch to the selection tool. And then I can move these elements all at the same time, which is what we wanted to do. But whenever I want to select the whole character and modify it or move it, I'm going to have to select these Lasso Tool, select the character, and then modify these character. And the problem is going to be when our character or our element is on top of another one, like this. If I have my character, Let's say this way. Now it's going to be hard to select the elements of this character because now these elements are overlapping with the elements of the spaceship. So if I go to the lasso tool, I tried to select this character. You can see that it is not going to be possible without selecting other elements. I'm going to undo that. I'm going to go back to the selection tool and deselect this character. Now we can solve this problem very easily. And the way to do it is by creating groups. So I'm going to select the lasso tool again. I'm going to again make the selection of these character like this. And then I'm going to right-click and I'm going to select group. Like so. Now if we go to our Layers panel, we can come over here and we can see that we have a new group right over here. And we can tell that this is a group because now it has an arrow. Now if we click on this arrow, this group is going to expand and it's going to reveal the contents of this group. Now you can see that we have this group. I'm going to collapse it and I'm going to rename it. And then I'm going to go to the selection tool. And I'm going to deselect this character. And now if I try to select any part of this character, you can see that when I click it, it's going to select the whole character because all of the elements that make this character are inside of a group. And now I can click and drag, and it's going to drag the whole character. So now if I have the same situation that I had before, where these two different elements are overlapping. I can click on any part of this character. And it is going to select all of the elements. And I can move it very easily like so. So I'm going to use the lasso tool again. I'm going to select all of the elements of these spaceship and the caterpillar. And I'm going to group them together. So remember we can right-click and select the group option. Or we can go to object. And here we can select group. And we can see the shortcut here, Command G or Control G. I'm going to click here. And if we go to our Layers panel, you can see that we have a new group here. I can turn off the view to show you that all of these elements are inside of this group. Like so. And I can rename this group. Now. I'm going to do the same with the sun. So using the lasso tool again, I'm going to select all of these different elements. And I'm going to go to object and select Group. And then I'm going to select all of these different letters. And I'm going to do the same, go to Object and select group. Or you can use the shortcut. Now, I'm going to go back to the Layers panel and I'm going to rename this group. And also this one, which is the one for the sun. And now if I go back to the Selection tool, now you can see that I can select these different elements as a group and I can move him or modify them like so. And if we go to the Layers panel, you can see that this looks very clean. And like I said, it is going to help you to work faster and more efficiently. Now, if I want to select a specific element of a group, I can do it in different ways. So let's say that I want to change the color of the letter o here. And if I use the selection tool, you can see that if I click here, it's going to select everything. But I only want to select this layer 0. So I can do it by right-clicking here again. And I'm going to select the direct selection tool. And then I'm going to make sure that this is the selected. And I'm going to click on the letter O. As you can see now, it is going to select only this letter. And I can double-click here. And I can modify the color. Like so. Now, like I said, we can do it in different ways. So another way to do it is by going to our Layers panel. I'm going to expand this layer that contains the text. Here. I can select this shape. I can turn off the view to make sure that this is the set that I want. And I can click either on this circle here or to the right of the circle. And now that this shape is selected, I can again come over here, double-click and select the color that I want. Like so. So we have those two options. Now the easiest one is of course, using the direct selection tool, but you can use the one that you prefer. Okay, So now the question is, how do I undo a group? And it is simple. So I'll have to do is I'm going to use the selection tool. I'm going to select this group here. I'm going to right-click on it. And now you can see that I have an option to ungroup this group. So I'm going to click here. And now, if I use the selection tool again, you can see that now these different elements are not a part of a group anymore. I can select them one by one if I want to. And if we were to the layers panel, I'm going to collapse this group here. If we go to the Layers panel, you can see that all of these different elements, I'm going to select them here. You can see that all of these elements are not a part of a group anymore. Now, I'm going to group them together again because I'm going to show you another way to ungroup them. So I'm going to use the selection tool and I'm going to make sure that all of these elements are selected. And I'm going to go to object and select group. Or I can use the shortcut like so. So now you can see that these are a group again, because if I select one of these elements, Hello group is going to be selected. So another way to ungroup a group is by going to Object. And here you can see that we have an option to ungroup these group. And we can see here the shortcut. So we can use the shortcut if we want to. I'm just going to click here. And now you can see that all of these elements are separated. Again. They are not a part of the group anymore. And we can select them all again. And if we go to the Layers panel, you can see that they don't belong to any group anymore. And now I'm going to show you another way to ungroup these elements. So I'm going to group and together again, I'm going to go to object and select Group. Okay, so again, these objects are a group again. And another way to ungroup these objects is by going to the Layers panel, selecting the group that they belong to, expanding this group and selecting all of these elements. I'm going to select the first element. I'm going to press and hold Shift. And I'm going to select the last element. And now that I have all of these elements selected, I can just click and drag these elements outside of this group and release. And now you can see that they don't belong to anymore. And if I use the selection tool, you can see that again, I can select all of these different elements one by one because they don't belong to a group. I'm going to select them again. And I'm going to use the shortcut Command G to group them together again. And I'm going to rename this group. And now as you can see, our file looks better. It looks cleaner, and it is going to be easier for us to work with the different elements of this file because now they are grouped. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the next lesson. 27. Working in isolation mode: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to learn how and why to use the isolation mode in Adobe Illustrator. So let's start. Okay, So as you can see, I still have the same file that I had opened for the previous lesson. And I'm going to use the same illustration to show you how the isolation mode works in Illustrator. Now, sometimes when we work in Illustrator, you will notice that when you want to select a shape or part of a shape, you will also select by accident, another shape or part of another shape. And let me show you what I mean. So I'm going to get closer here to the area of this character. I'm going to zoom in. Now for these, I'm going to use the direct selection tool. I'm going to select this shape. And as you can see, this shape has multiple anchor points. So I can select each of these anchor points and modify it. And that's going to modify this shape. I'm going to undo that. So let's say that I want to select all of these different anchor points that I have here, starting from this two and all the way to these other two. And for that I'm going to use the direct selection tool. And I'm just going to click and drag to select all of these anchor points. But you can notice that when I select these anchor points, I also selected by accident a part of another shape, this one over here, and also these other shape here. So if I wanted to move these elements like this, you will see that these other elements are also going to be affected because I had them selected. Now I'm going to undo that. And I'm going to move them again like this. And you can see that also the shape is going to be affected when I move these other anchor points. I'm going to undo it. So we can solve this problem in different ways. There is the highway and the easy way. I'm going to show you the Haraway for us. And again, I'm going to use the direct selection tool. I'm going to click here to deselect everything. And I'm going to select this shape here. Now that I have this shape selected, I'm going to go and use the locate object option here at the bottom of the Layers panel. And that's going to show me where the shape is in my layers panel. So it is this one that is highlighted. I'm going to turn it off just to make sure that this is the shape that I want. So I can select this shape and lock it. And now that it's locked, I'm not going to be able to select it. And I'm going to also select this other one. And I'm going to use the locate object command. And here you can see that this is the shape that we have here. So I'm going to lock it as well. And now you will notice that when I use the direct selection tool and I tried to select the same anchor points that I was trying to select before. You can see that I can do it. And nothing else is going to be selected because these other shapes are now locked. So I can move this anchor points in the way I want. And it is not going to affect any other shapes. I'm going to undo that. So like I said, this is the hard way. So I'm going to unlock these other shapes. I'm going to click here to unlock it, makes sure that I can select it again. And I'm going to unlock the other shape that I had loved, which is this one here that has the lacked on it. I'm going to unlock it and make sure that I can select it again. So I'm going to select this shape again. I'm just going to test that I can select these differentiates again. So I'm going to click and drag. And as you can see, we have the same problem again. And now I'm going to show you the easier way to work with a shape that is overlapping with other shapes. And for that I'm going to use the selection tool with the black arrow. Like so. I'm going to zoom out for a second. And as you can see here, we have our illustration. Now if you remember in the previous lesson, we placed all of these different objects inside of a group. So this whole character is going to act as a group. Now again, with the selection tool selected, I'm going to click outside and I'm going to double-click on any of the parts of these character. And that's going to get me into isolation mode. I'm going to double-click, like I said, on any area of this character, like this year. And now you can see that the opacity of the illustration goes down. And only the opacity of the element where I double-clicked is going to remain at 100%. In this case, the element that I clicked in was the era of the character. But since this character is inside of a group, now, these acts as a group. So now this is in isolation mode. And if I use the selection tool, you will notice that I cannot select any of these other elements anymore. They are acting like they are locked. But they are not loved. We just entered isolation mode. And with this character, I can still modify it or move it if I want to. Now, if we go to the Layers panel, you can see that now here in the layers panel, we also only have these character. Now, we cannot see the other groups are layers that we have in this file. Now, if I double-click outside of this character, this is going to turn off the isolation mode. So I'm going to double-click here. And you will notice that I can see again the other layers or groups in my layers panel. And now the rest of these elements are not grayed out anymore. So now I can select them again and modify them if I need to. But I'm going to get into isolation mode again. And again. We can get into isolation mode by double-clicking on any part of this character. I'm going to double-click here on the mouse. And again, we are in isolation mode. Now you will notice that when we get into isolation mode, there is a new set of information over here. So you can see that here we have our file which is called follow your dreams. And over here we have this group called bear. So that means that we are inside of this file, of course, and we are inside of. Now, if I want to modify a shape, I can also get into isolation mode for that shape in particular. So I'm going to zoom in and let's continue with the example of these shape here. So I'm going to double-click on this shape. And now you can see that everything else is grayed out, including the rest of the elements that create these character. And over here we can see that we are again inside of the follow your dreams file, inside of these bare group. And now inside of this path, which is this one we have over here. And now, if I tried to select a different object that creates this character or any other part of the illustration. You will notice that I cannot select anything else. If I come over here and I click on this shape and I use the direct selection tool. You will notice that I can select these different anchor points as I want. And if I want, I can move them. And that's not going to affect anything else in my illustration because I am in isolation mode and I can only add it what isolated? In this case, the shape here. I'm going to undo this. And like I showed you, we can double-click outside of the object that is in isolation mode. And that's going to get us outside of isolation mode. Now, I'm going to get inside of isolation mode again for this character. And I'm going to isolate this shape again by double-clicking on it. Like so. Now as you can see, this is the only shape active and it's the only shape that we can modify it. I'm going to get closer. And now if I want to go from having only the shape isolated to having their whole character isolated. I can come over here and you can see that I am inside of this path. And if I select this option, you can see that I went back to isolation mode and the whole character is now in isolation mode. Now if I want to isolate the nose, I can double-click here. And now the nose is in isolation mode. And again, if I want to go back to having their whole character in isolation mode, I can come back over here and click on bare. Now there's something that I want to show you and I want you to notice for that I'm going to get this I in isolation mode. Now, just notice that we have two different highlights here on this eye. And if I double-click here, now this I is in isolation mode. But as you can see, the highlights that we had over here and over here, RNR bear anymore at that is because when we enter isolation mode, we're going to see the shape that we have in isolation mode at the very top. So if it has other shapes on top of it, we are not going to see them because we're going to see the whole shape that we had in isolation mode. I'm going to go back to bear. And as you can see, the shapes come back. I'm going to zoom out and I'm going to get outside of isolation mode. And we can do it by double-clicking on any part of the canvas. Or we can do it by coming over here and clicking on our document. Like so. If I click on this arrow, this is going to get rid of these tab here. So I can click here. And as you can see, we don't have that tap anymore. Now. Right now we have this character as a group. If you remember in the previous lesson, we place this character in a group and all of these elements in other groups. But we can also get into isolation mode if the elements are not in a group. And I'm going to show you how. So. I'm going to select all of the elements that create this group. And I can do it by clicking on any part of this character. And I'm going to right-click. And I'm going to select ungroup. As you can see, all of the elements that create this character are not part of a group anymore. They are just inside of this layer. So if I click on any part of this character, you will notice that the whole character is not selected anymore. And I can select again the different parts of the character one by one. So if I want to get into isolation mode for this shape here, I can do it by double-clicking on it. And this is going to take me into isolation mode for this shape right away. If I want to get outside of isolation mode, I can just double-click outside. And if I want to get into isolation mode for another shape, I can double-click on that shape. And now it's going to get into isolation mode for this other shape. So when your shapes are not in a group, all you have to do is double-click on it. And when your shapes are inside of a group, you have to double-click on the group and then select the specific shape that you want to get into isolation mode 2 and double-click on it. And that's how we use the isolation mode in Adobe Illustrator. And that's all for this lesson. Thanks a lot for watching, and I will see you in the following lesson. 28. How to arrange layers using shortcuts: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to arrange the letters in Illustrator using shortcuts. So let's start. Okay, I'm going to start by opening up a new file. So I'm going to click on Open. And here inside of this section 4 folder, I'm going to select this file called how to arrange layers. And I'm going to open it up. Now in our previous lesson, we discussed the importance of labor hierarchy in Illustrator. So if you miss that lesson, make sure that you go back and watch it because what we're going to cover is related to that lesson. Now I'm going to explain really quickly how layer hierarchy works. Now you can see that here on the left, I have a stack of shapes. Now, if I select this shape here, you can see that this shape is at the very bottom of the stack of shapes. And if I go to the Layers panel, you can see that this shape that I have selected corresponds to this shape here. And as you can see in the layers panel, it is at the very bottom of the layer hierarchy. That's why this is at the very bottom in the Canvas. Now you can see that this shape is behind these green shape. But if I go to the Layers panel and I move it up, now you can see that it is going to be on top of these green shape. And here in the layers panel, it is also on top of the green shape. So that is how layer hierarchy works. And I can keep doing it. I can move it one step at a time. And you can see that this is going to keep moving to the tab. And now that this shape is at the very top and the layer hierarchy, it is going to be also on the very top in the Canvas. And I'm going to take these back all the way down in the layer hierarchy. And you can see that now it is going to be at the very bottom in the Canvas as well. Now, since layer hierarchy is very important in Illustrator, we will often need to rearrange layers in the layer panel. And we're going to do that. So we can have a specific layer, either on top or other bottom of other layers depending on what we need. Now, like I said, we are going to have to do this very often in Illustrator. Now the good news is that we can do it very quickly by right-clicking on the shape that we want to move. So I'm going to right-click on this shape. And I'm going to go to arrange. And here you can see that we have different options. So I can select Bring to Front, bring forward, Send backward, and Send to Back. Now if I select the Bring to Front option, this is going to take this shape and bring it all the way to the front. And you can see the shortcut here. So I'm going to select this option. And you can see that it moved the shape all the way to the top of this layer stack. Now let's right-click again on it. And let's go to arrange. And now we're going to send it to the back. So what I'm going to select this option. And as you can see, it sent it all the way to the back. Now, if I right-click on it again, I go to arrange and I select, bring forward. You can see that it moved it only one step up. I can do it again. Right-click, go to arrange and select, bring forward. And again, it moved it one step to the top. And I can also do it the opposite way. So I can right-click, go to arrange, select, Send backward. And it's going to move it back. And I can do it again. Right-click, select, arrange, and send backward. So this way we can do it faster, especially if we use the shortcuts. So I'm going to use the shortcut. I'm going to select this shape. And I'm going to use the shortcut Command close bracket or control closed bracket. Like so. And I'm going to send it to the back. And the shortcut for that is Command open bracket or Control open bracket. I'm going to do it again. And I'm going to send it to the back. Okay? Now I'm going to use the other shortcut to bring it all the way to the front. And I'm going to use the shortcut to send it all the way to the back. Once again and now to the back. And as you can see in this way, it is much faster to rearrange the hierarchy of these layers. Now, I don't know if you noticed, but you can see that here in the layers hierarchy, this is going to change as well. So I'm going to select this shape here. And you will see that this layer is going to move up in the layer hierarchy and then it's going to move down. So I'm going to move it up. You can see how this is moving up in the layer hierarchy. And now I'm going to move it down. Now, the same way that this is working with shapes. It is going to work with groups as well. Now, let me collapse this group here. And as you can see here, I have different groups inside of these layer. And I also have a shape. Now if I want to move, I can do it the same way. So I'm going to select the Selection Tool, and I'm going to select these wing. Now this is a group, so it is going to select all of the elements of the wing. And I'm going to use the shortcut to bring these forward. And now I'm going to send these group backwards. And I can do it with any other group. So I can select these other wing and I can do the same. Now, when I have a group, I can also rearrange parts of this group. And to do that, I have to open up the group here in the layers panel. And I need to select the shape that I want to move. So I can select this shape here. And I can use the shortcut like so. Or I can use the direct selection tool. And I can select the shape and directly on the canvas. For example, this one. And I can use the shortcut to ring it forward or to send it backwards. And that's how we arrange layers or groups in Illustrator using shortcuts. Now, I really recommend you to learn the shortcuts because you are going to use them a lot in Illustrator. And that's all for this lesson. I hope that you learned something useful. And I will see you in the next lesson. 29. Duplicating layers: Hello class and welcome back. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to duplicate layers in Illustrator. So let's start on right. I'm going to start by opening up a file. So I'm going to click on Open. And here inside of this section 4 folder, I'm going to select this file called duplicating layers. And I'm going to open it up. Now as you can see, this is a very simple file. All I have here are two different shapes, a red heart and a blue circle. Now, if I want to duplicate one of these shapes, I can do it in different ways. Now the easiest one is to use the selection tool. I'm going to select the shape that I want to duplicate, in this case, this heart. And then I'm going to press the Alt key on my keyboard. And you can see that when I press it, the icon of the tool changes. You can see that if I press it, it is going to turn into two arrows. If I release it, it is going to go back to the one single arrow. So I'm going to press out. And then I can click and drag and release. And you can see that I have a copy of this shape. I'm going to do it with this other shape. I'm going to select it, press Alt and click and drag. Like so. And I can do it with multiple shapes. So I can select these two shapes. I can press Alt, click and drag. And you can see that I have these additional shapes. So this is maybe the easiest way to duplicate shapes in. Now I'm going to select the shapes and I'm going to delete them using the Delete key on my keyboard. And now I'm going to show you another way to do it. So again, I'm going to use the selection tool. I'm going to select the shape that I want to duplicate. And then I have to go to the Edit menu. And here I can select Copy. You can see here the shortcut Control C or Command C. So I'm going to copy these shape by clicking here. And now I have to go back again to the Edit menu. And this time I'm going to select Paste. You can see the shortcut here, Command V or Control V. So I'm going to click here. And as you can see, now we have a new copy of the shape. But as you can see, these copycat placed in the middle of the canvas. Now, I'm going to do the same again. But this time I'm going to select the circle. And this time I'm going to use only the shortcuts. So I'm going to go Control C or Command C. And then I'm going to go Control V or Command V. And you can see that now we have a new copy of this shape, but it also got placed in the middle of the canvas. So whenever we copy and paste a shape in Illustrator, the new shape is going to be placed in the middle of the canvas. Now, I can select this shape and move it like so. And also this one if I want to. Now, what if I want to copy and paste a shape, but I want to paste it in the exact same place as the original shape. Well, I can also do that. And Ali, how to do is select the shape that I want to copy. In this case, I'm going to copy this heart. I'm going to go back to Edit. And I'm going to select Copy. And then I'm going to go back to edit. But this time, instead of selecting paste, I'm going to select Paste in Place. And you can see the shortcut here, Shift Control V or shift Command V. So I'm going to click Paste in Place. And now we have a new copy of this shape. But we cannot see right now because it is at the exact same place as the original shape. So if I select the selection tool and I move this shape, you can see that we have two different shapes. Now I'm going to do it again, but this time I'm going to use shortcuts. So I'm going to select the circle. I'm going to go Control C or Command C, and then Shift Control V, or shift Command V. And we have a new copy of this circle, but it is at the exact same place as the original shape. Now, if I take this shape and I move it, we can see that we in fact have two different circles here. Now, I'm going to select these two shapes, and I'm going to delete them by pressing the Delete key on my keyboard. And now I'm going to show you another way to duplicate layers or shapes in Illustrator. And it is by selecting the shapes directly from the layers panel. So I'm going to select this hard here, and I'm going to click here to select it on the canvas. You can see that this shape here corresponds to this shape over here. So now I'm going to select this layer and I'm going to drag it down all the way at the bottom of the Layers panel. And I'm going to drop it on the Create New Layer button. So if I drop it on the Create New Layer button, it is going to make a copy of this layer. So I'm going to drop it here. And as you can see, now we have an additional shape right over here. And if I come over here to the canvas, I can click and drag. And as you can see here, we have the two different shapes. Now we can ask our duplicate multiple shapes, our layers at the same time. And I'm going to show you how I can come to the Layers panel. And I'm going to select this shape. I'm going to press and hold Shift. And I'm going to select this other one. So all of these shapes are selected. And now I'm just going to click and drag all of these shapes to the Create New Layer button here at the bottom of the Layers panel. So I'm going to release here. And you can see that now we have more shapes. I can do it again. I'm just going to click here, press Shift, and hold. Click here. Now that all of these layers are selected, I'm going to click and drag him to the create new layers button at the bottom of the Layers panel. I'm going to release. And you can see that now we have a lot of different shapes. And that's another way in which we can duplicate layers in Illustrator. And if you noticed, when we duplicate layers by selecting them and dragging them to the create new layers button in the layers panel. These new layers are going to be placed in the exact same place as the original layers or shapes in the Canvas. Now, let me go back to the previous method for a second because I want to show you something important. So I'm going to select this hard here, and I'm going to copy and paste it using the command. So I'm going to go Control C or Command C to copy it. And then Control V or Command V to paste it in the middle of the artboard, like so. And here we have our copy. And to make things easier, I'm going to create a new layer. So I'm going to go to my Layers panel and I'm going to click on the Create New Layer button. I'm going to select this heart. And I'm going to move it to this layer. And I'm going to collapse this other layer, and I'm going to turn off the view. So now we have only these heart. Now what I want to show you is that you have to be careful when you use the copy paste method because you can copy only a part of a shape if you are not careful. I'm going to select this and move it over here. And if you remember, I told you to use the selection tool, then we can Command C and then Command V to make a copy. And that's the way we do it. I'm going to move this here. Now the problem is when you use the direct selection tool, which is the one with the white arrow. If you're not careful and you're using this tool. And you select a shape like this one. And you go Control C and Control V. You can see that I copied and pasted only a portion of the shape. And that is because with the direct selection tool, we can select the different components of a shape or object in Illustrator. While with the selection tool, we select the object at once. It doesn't matter where I click. I'm going to select Always the whole object. If I use the selection tool with the black arrow. Now if I use the direct selection tool, the one with the white arrow, you can see that I can select only portions of this object. So if I select a portion of an object and I go Control-C, Control-V. You will see that I'm going to copy and paste only a portion of that object or shape. The same if I click and drag, I can select only a portion of the shape. Now, if I go Control C, control V, You can see that I copied and pasted only a portion of the shape. So whenever you use this method, makes sure that you use the selection tool with the black arrow. So I'm going to go back to the black arrow. And I'm going to turn off the visibility for this layer. And I'm going to turn back on the visibility for this other one. I'm going to expand this layer because I want you to pay attention to what happens in the layer hierarchy when we make a copy of a layer in Illustrator. Now I'm going to select any shape that is in the middle of the layer hierarchy, like this one here. And to make it easier to see, I'm going to rename it. I'm going to call it red heart. Okay? Now I'm going to click on the circle to the right of the layer to select it in the Canvas. Now I'm going to go to Edit and I'm going to select Copy. Then I'm going to go to Edit again and select Paste. Now, if we go to the Layers panel, you can see that we have a new layer here called red heart. So this is the copy that we just made. And as you can see, these new layer is at the very top of the layer hierarchy and the original one was in the middle. So this is the way illustrated works. When you copy and paste a shape, it is going to paste it at the very top of the layer hierarchy. Now I'm going to select again this layer, the red heart layer. And I'm going to click on the circle to select it in the Canvas. Now, I'm going to go back to Edit and I'm going to select Copy again. And then I'm going to go back to Edit. And this time, instead of selecting paste, I'm going to select based in front. You can see that here we have two more options that we haven't talked about, based in front and based in back. Now if I select based in front, the new car B is not going to go to the very top of the layer hierarchy. It is going to go only one layer above our original layer. So I'm going to make sure that this is selected here. And I'm going to go to Edit and select paste in front. Now, if we go to the Layers panel, you can see that here we have our new copy and here we have the original layer. So as you can see, it didn't paste it at the top of the layer hierarchy. It pasted it one layer above our original layer. Now I'm going to select this layer again, the original layer. And I'm going to go back to Edit. And this time I'm going to select based in back. Now, what this is going to do is the opposite. It is going to paste it one layer below the oriental layer. So I'm going to go to Edit. And first I'm going to select Copy, and then I'm going to select based in back. Now if we go to the Layers panel again, you can see that this is the original shape and the new shape that we created is one layer below the original shape. So that's how we use these two different options based in front and based in back. Now, these two options are very important because as you remember in our previous lesson, we discussed how important layer here I get is when we work in Illustrator. So that's