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Beginner's Course on Adobe Illustrator on the iPad with New Adobe 2022 Features

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Lessons in This Class

59 Lessons (2h 16m)
    • 1. Illustrator iPad Beginner Course Overview

      2:17
    • 2. Getting Started

      0:41
    • 3. Setting up a New Document

      3:18
    • 4. Getting to know the interface

      2:33
    • 5. Working with Artboards

      2:26
    • 6. Changing the Interface Settings

      1:47
    • 7. Working with Touch Shortcuts

      1:03
    • 8. Using Gestures

      1:44
    • 9. Keyboard Shortcuts

      0:37
    • 10. Create and Manipulate Shapes

      0:32
    • 11. Selection Tool

      2:55
    • 12. Working with Fill & Stroke

      6:10
    • 13. Creating Multi-Sided Polygons

      1:01
    • 14. Direct Selection Tool and Using Double Click

      1:07
    • 15. Working in Isolation Mode

      1:27
    • 16. Custom Shapes with the Pathfinder Tool

      5:05
    • 17. Shape Builder Tool - Creating Shapes

      3:56
    • 18. Working with Compound Paths

      1:54
    • 19. Outlining a Stroke to Create Unique Shapes

      2:35
    • 20. Transform Panel for Precision

      1:20
    • 21. Create Icons and Logos Project Overview

      0:28
    • 22. Project: Part 1 - Icons and Logos - The Tools

      0:26
    • 23. Project: Part 2 - Creating the Rocket

      4:09
    • 24. Project: Part 3 - Creating the Car

      3:24
    • 25. Project: Part 4 - Make a Whale from Circles

      3:59
    • 26. Project: Part 5 - Ellipses for Earphones Icon

      5:35
    • 27. Project: Part 6 - Make the Icon Background

      3:31
    • 28. Project: Part 7 - Align / Distribute and Group

      1:03
    • 29. Project: Part 8 - Stroke and Text on Logos

      4:04
    • 30. Drawing Custom Shapes

      0:51
    • 31. Pen Tool - Straight Lines

      2:05
    • 32. Pen Tool Curves

      3:13
    • 33. Click to Remove Handles

      1:46
    • 34. Touch to Modify Curves

      3:16
    • 35. Smoothing Your Pencil Lines

      1:45
    • 36. Touch to Modify Pencil Lines

      0:50
    • 37. Blob Brush

      1:53
    • 38. Blob Brush Settings

      2:52
    • 39. Eraser

      1:44
    • 40. Simplifying Your Paths

      1:06
    • 41. Cut, Join, Smart Delete and Convert

      3:18
    • 42. Stroke Options

      3:58
    • 43. Blob vs Paint Brushes (Adobe 2022)

      1:51
    • 44. Art Brushes (Adobe 2022)

      1:36
    • 45. Calligraphic Brushes (Adobe 2022)

      0:55
    • 46. Create Your Own Custom Brushes (Adobe 2022)

      2:52
    • 47. Transform Multiple Shapes (Adobe 2022)

      1:45
    • 48. Project: Draw a Jazz Poster Overview

      0:29
    • 49. Project: Part 1 - Jazz Poster Setup

      2:57
    • 50. Project: Part 2 - Drawing with the pen

      3:52
    • 51. Project: Part 3 - Smoothing pencil lines

      3:24
    • 52. Project: Part 4 - Adding the Details

      3:55
    • 53. Project: Part 5 - Drawing the Hands

      2:00
    • 54. Project: Part 6 - Adding a Bitmap Wall

      2:11
    • 55. Project: Part 7 - Palm Rejection

      0:55
    • 56. Project: Part 8 - Choose the Colors

      2:02
    • 57. Project: Part 9 - Adding the text

      1:20
    • 58. Project: Part 10 - Creating Variations

      3:20
    • 59. Course Conclusion for Illustrator on the iPad

      0:40
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About This Class

Hi - I'm Tim

I'm an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert and designer working in and around London.  

This course is an introduction to Adobe Illustrator on the iPad with tutorials and step-by-step projects, starting right from the beginning for complete beginners. You do not have to be able to draw to complete this Illustrator on the iPad course. 

Together we will look at a specific set of tools and techniques. Then I will give you some projects to complete to reinforce your knowledge. 

All the content can be adapted for both print or web.

You will learn the basics of Illustrator for the iPad and solidify your knowledge by creating icons, logos and posters.

This course is for anyone new to Illustrator on the iPad, whether you have used Illustrator on the Desktop or not. All you need is an iPad with an Apple Pencil and copy of Adobe Illustrator for the iPad.

During the videos there will also be key phrases that appear to help you remember tools, shortcuts and techniques.

At the end of this course you will have good understanding of the basics of Illustrator on the iPad and will be able to create simple yet eye-catching and exciting graphics.

List of marks used: Adobe Illustrator logo and Adobe Illustrator name are registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe in the United States and / or other counties.

All the exercise files come from the Royalty Free website Unsplash.com with thanks to the following photographers / artists: Sam Browne (Jazz), Augustine Wong (wall texture)

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1. Illustrator iPad Beginner Course Overview: Hi, my name is Tim Wilson from Red Rocket studio and Adobe certified Illustrator instructor. And I would really love to help you to learn illustrator for the iPad. With this course, you can learn to create amazing graphics. If you've got no knowledge of Illustrator, desktop, or iPad, not a problem. If you don't even know any design principles or you can't draw, or you can draw. Maybe this course is for you. We'll go through illustrator for the iPad from absolute scratch. And I'll explain all the concepts, tools, and techniques. During my 20 years of training, I've taught thousands of students, just like you, companies like Nisan Disney, Adobe, whether they were online courses or classroom courses. This course is designed for you in such a way that you'll first cover a section of lectures. And then at the end of each section, you'll have a project or two to work on. These projects will allow you to put the knowledge you have learned into practice in real-world examples, you'll get to practice what you've learned, ensuring that your new knowledge is cemented into your memory will work through everything in bite-size portions step-by-step. My goal is to help you have a productive, but of course, enjoyable course to help you to pursue your creative path. I can't wait to help you to learn Illustrator on the iPad. 2. Getting Started: So let's jump into the first set of lectures. Now, in this set, what we're going to look at are some of the basics like setting up document, working with Artboards. If you don't know what the outputs are, we going to cover those as well? And we'll also look at things like gestures, the touch control, it's in Illustrator on the iPad, what is primary and secondary touch, and then onto the keyboard. Now, if you don't have a keyboard, it's not a problem. I'll be demonstrating everything on here without a keyboard. But if you do, I'll show you where to find the illustrator shortcuts and they're very similar to the desktop versions if you're used to those. Anyway, let's get straight on. 3. Setting up a New Document: The page that you see in front of you might look different to mine, in fact, probably will, because I've got some of my work on here. But there's a few areas to look at. First of all, top left-hand corner it says home. And this is where we are at the moment with start something new at the top, new features on the right-hand side. And it's a recent documents that you might be working on. Below that. After that, we've got your work and shows you anything that you have been working on once. Can you on those these are the Cloud documents. And then the other important ones are down the bottom where it says create new, that's possible left-hand side, create new over here and open and import below that. We're going to start by making a new document. So I'm going to click on the Create New button. And that opens up a new area like this. Now, first thing is along the top, there are recent, this saved Print, Screen and illustration options. And those are just presets. What they do is they give you preset sizes and color modes. So for example, if you're creating something for print, you can click on Print and you've got the basic print sizes in there. Of course, you can create your own as well. Now, let's House creating something for print. And I chose a four in there. What we do is it would put those A4 settings onto the right-hand side. So over here, I get the right width and height in there. It also puts it in the correct color mode, CMYK for print. You're not sure about CMYK and RGB. We'll be talking about that later on. If I went to screen, screen, generally if I click on one of these here is RGB, so it changes it to RGB and chasing my units to pixels. To worry too much about that. We'll be looking into all these things later on. All I'm going to do is in screen, I'm going to go to Web 1920. And having chosen that, I'm going to click on Create File. And that then opens up my document directly for me and I can start working on that document. Now, you might notice that my screen is very, very dark. You might find that yours is very light with black icons and text and things on it. Now, that's a setting that you can change in Illustrator. And if you'd like to do that, you don't have to. But if you would like to click on the little COG, the top right-hand side, and go down to App Settings. And then in the interface in Canvas, you can change to change your color theme from dark to light through two, lightest in there. I'm going to keep mine on dark. Now, if you prefer to have your tools on the right-hand side rather than the left. Once again, you can change them in here as well and move things around. Just put your things where you feel comfortable with them. I'm going to keep the basic settings apartment dark background because it's easy for you to see the tools. I hope. 4. Getting to know the interface: So now that we've got a document open, Let's have a look at the interface. On the left-hand side, we've got the tools and some of the tools are hidden. So if for example, I go onto this pencil and click on that, you'll see there's a blob tool there. Likewise with some of these shapes, I can click it and we'll have a few other shapes which appear. Moving further down. We've got the fill and the stroke column where we're going to be looking at those in a lot of detail. When you click on one, once again, it opens up with a lot more than you see on screen initially. So at the top you'll see there's a color wheel, and I can show and hide the color wheel. Uh, so there's quite a few different dropdowns, right the way down to some color books down here. And moving further down, we can then look at libraries and things. Now, you also find that this little tabs in there, so we can go between gradients and colors that way. Now once you've opened up something in here and you can food, sometimes you might need to click to go back again. So for example, in the swatches, if I click and go back, I can see those little swatches in their color books and libraries, as I said at the very bottom and just click back to get back to them. Occasion you'll find, you're wondering where things are. If you just scroll up, the rest of the bits are in there, It's not always obvious that you need to scroll. Let's move over to the right-hand side. Now, on the right-hand side, we've got a whole number of panels from the layers panel all the way through to properties. And if we just keep going down, you see this multiple panels in here. Along the top, there are a few options, not that many, but we've got things like undo and redo in there. We've got some export options. We've got a help option, things like take a tour and look at your gestures. Then we've got this little cog and this takes us into the app settings, as well as some of the settings about the document, the information about the document that we're working on. And into the very, very top right over here. These are the two modes. So if you use the desktop version of Illustrator, you know that you are using the Command or Control. And y to flick between the previous outline mode will in here, we've just got that at the top and you can flick between the two. 5. Working with Artboards: So when you first go in and create a new document, the document that you create is called an art board. And you can kind of think of it like a page in Word or any other program. So I'm going to click the Create New button bottom left-hand corner. And it doesn't matter which of these I choose, but I'll go to print. I'm going to choose a four. And then you see on the right-hand side it says Artboards one. Now if I just choose one, I will get one artboard or page. If I click in there, I could then choose as many of these art boards. Like I'm going to go with three in there. And then I'll click on Create file. And you can see I've now got three artboards. So what are they come artboards rather than pages. Well, they are artboards, as in you creating different parts of your art on these different boards rather than pages for a multiple page document, me, show you what I mean. You see, I could be working on a job and the first first artboard could be my A4, which is going to be a letterhead. So I might work on that, but then I might want another art board which is maybe going to be the size of a business card. So if I go down to my Artboard tool, Mrs. specific tool for this, on the left-hand side, It's near the bottom, It's this little one over here. And if I click in there you see all we've got different artboards that we can use from. But I can also click on existing art board and just change the size of that output. You can see on the right-hand side of where my cursor is or my little circle. It's got the width and height in there. So we can change the size of our individual art boards. And I can move this up and maybe this one, I'd like this one over there. And that could be a comp slip. Once again, if I want to add more artboards, well, I can just go down here to the Artboard Tool and pick another output, the poster. So we'll have an A3 art board in there as well. Now, when I finished where I want to move around the page, I use two fingers. So two fingers click on the page and I can just move around. And then once again, I can use two fingers to zoom in and out the art board that I want to work on. 6. Changing the Interface Settings: Let's have a quick look at the settings before we start jumping into working with Illustrator. I'm going to go to the top right-hand corner and I'm going to click on the little cog. And in here I'm going to go down to the app settings. And the first thing we mentioned earlier was the interface. So the interface you could have left or right. You can change the color theme two different colors. After that though, is a very interesting little setting which says Scale, Strokes and Effects. I'm going to leave that switched on. What that does is when you scale up your work, go down. It keeps the lines that little strokes around the edge equivalent to the size of your artwork. Quite a useful one, which can switch it off if you need. Down to the input settings. Now, I'm using an Apple pencil and it doesn't matter whether it's first-generation, second-generation, or you want to use your finger, you can still work with in Illustrator. But what I've done because I'm using an Apple pencil, is I've made sure that don't draw when palm touches Canvas is scaled to be switched on because it's too easy to actually hit the canvas with your finger and start making points in there. So the other thing that I've got on juices, you can see it. I've got Show taps as a blue dot and I only put that on when I'm doing training so that you can see exactly where I've touched. Lastly, there are some units here. So if you want to work in any other units rather than points or pixels, inches, centimeters, millimeters in the, just choose the way that you like to work in there. 7. Working with Touch Shortcuts: In Illustrator, we have something called touch shortcuts. Now these are really cool because there's a little circle on your desktop and you put your finger on there. And then you find that it goes to a bigger circle. So there's actually two parts to this. If you click on the middle, it does something, and if you go to the outside edge, it does something else. Now to find out what the shortcuts do. And obviously we'll be going through them all in the course. But if you can't remember or you can jump the gun a bit. If you go right up to the top. I'm over here too, next to the settings, this little question mark. And in it says view touch shortcuts. And you can see there are two shortcuts, the latest primary shortcut, and it's the secondary shortcut. And these are all the things that we can do with it. So don't forget that as we go through the course, I'll talk about primary and secondary shortcuts and how we can actually use them to speed up our work. 8. Using Gestures: Now this being an iPad, of course, we're going to be using gestures. So where would we be without them? And most of them, you probably know already from other packages, but we just run through them very quickly. So we've got the two-finger gesture. And we can use that to pinch in, to zoom in and out, to zoom out. We can also use two fingers to put it on the artboard to just move it around. Like so. If you want to see your whole document, There's a really nice shortcut and that is just pinch in very quickly like that. And it will jump to filling the art vote on the screen. Now when it comes to using your pinch gestures, a lot of people will work with the left hand and the pencil in their right hand. And I tend to work with both on the same hand. So if I'm using two fingers now need to work a workaround or move around. And I've got my pencil in there, I would just use these two fingers here so that I can move around without actually having to move this hand up into position. The other shortcuts, of course, with two fingers to undo. So if I've zoomed in here, and once again, I was using this hand to just zoom in with finger and thumb. Once I've zoomed in and I start to make some changes is I'm just going to move that across to there. And then maybe I'll move it down here and I'll scale it up. I've got two fingers to undo. And if I want to go back again and redo it's three fingers, I tend to use those three there, but of course you can do it on the other hand as well. So three fingers will redo two fingers to undo. And you can of course, do exactly the same thing by going to the little buttons at the top. 9. Keyboard Shortcuts: Now the other thing that we can do with the iPad is we can use a keyboard with it. And there's a lot of shortcuts to do with the keyboard. Once again, if we go up to this little question mark, you can go down and you can view all your keyboard shortcuts. For those of you who are already using Illustrator on the desktop. All of these will make perfect sense because they pretty much exactly the same as the keyboard desktop version. But you don't have to use them at all. You can do everything without a keyboard. In Illustrator, I've had. 10. Create and Manipulate Shapes: During this next set of lectures, we're going to be looking at how to create some of the basic shapes and use the Pathfinder tool. Now, those of you who used to Illustrator and InDesign, okay? Oh yeah, Annabel, that there's also a shape on the top lead to not. And a number of other tools where we can mix and match shapes together. And by the end of it, the project, the very end, we'll be creating some logos and icons. And you'd be surprised what you can do with some very, very simple shapes. 11. Selection Tool: Let's have a look at creating some basic shapes. What I'm going to do is I'm going to create a new document. Now I can either click the Create New button, which is down the bottom here, or for a slightly faster getting into it, I can actually go to the top where it says start something new and I will just click on the A4 over there. And that'll just open up an A4 directly into Illustrator. So what I'd like to do now is to go along to my shapes over here. And I'm just going to choose a rectangle. And then I'm going to click and drag a rectangle out. Now the first thing that we need to be aware of when you dragging a shape is that if you want to make sure that that shape is absolutely square or circular, we hold down the touch control. And if you hold down the primary touch control, that will make sure that you constrain the proportions of that shape. So let me do it again. I'm going to press ON, delete this little heads up display that comes up whenever you got a shape selected. So I'll press Delete over there. Now I'm going to do it again. But this time, when I'm doing it, if I want to draw from the middle outwards, then if you go to your touch, but move over to the secondary, you'll find that you can then draw from the center out of a shape. So I've now got my basic shape in there. What I want to do is to move it around. I will use the arrow tool at the top. It's called the selection tool. And I can then click anywhere and move that shape around. I can also go to the top and click and rotate that shape around. Now when I'm rotating the shape, if I hold down my primary touch, you'll see I can rotate it in 45 degree increments. If I hold down my secondary touch, when I'm rotating it it's rotating in 10 degree increments. They're pretty much goes for the same with shaping anything or rotating any shape, shall I say? Nothing of course we can do is we can resize it. And same again, hold down your primary touch to resize from or keep the proportions and move out to the secondary touch to resize from the middle of your shape. Now, the last thing that we'll have looking at with this little tool is the arrow, as it's the circle in the corner. If I click on that circle and drag, I can then just change the shape and round off the corners. 12. Working with Fill & Stroke: So we are going to shape up now. And all the shapes have a fill and a stroke. The fill color is the color in the middle. The stroke is the color around the outside. So to change them, There's a number of ways and that we can go about it. Firstly, if I've got a shape like this one, I'll just move it around every damn. I can go to the left-hand side to the toolbar and I can click on the Fill Color, and that opens up some options for changing the color of the fill. So I can just go around the outside to the hue that I want. And I can choose the shade or the lightness and darkness of that particular color. Now we've got some other options in here will be looking into the, the colors and the gradients later on in more detail. What about the line around the outside will, That's the stroke which is this one over here. If I click on the stroke, we still get the same color options up. And I'm going to pick a bright vivid green. Now when I look at my shape, you can barely see the line around the outside the stroke. So down in this little display at the bottom, if I click on the icon second from the left, this allows me to change the stroke weight. And it's probably different to anything else that you've been working on. Because instead of being an exact go to 20 pixels or go to 10 pixels, you just move it up a bit and it just jumps back into the middle and I can just keep pulling over to the right to increase the stroke weight. Or of course going to lift to decrease the stroke weight. And by doing that, I can see exactly what's happening with the stroke weight to the top. And when you use a pencil or would you use your finger to do it? It's exactly the same in there. That's one way of changing the fill and the stroke. Another way of changing the fill and the stroke. I'm going to do this on a separate shape. So I'm just gonna go in here and I'll use an ellipse this time. Draw a little elliptical shape. You can see it's remembered my fill and stroke colors. But this time I can go across to the Properties panel and I'm going to move my screen over a little bit so that you can see this better. I'm just using two fingers to drag. Go to the properties. That's the second icon down on the right-hand side. And you can see in there, I've got a fill option. So let's change the fill on that. And I've got a stroke option so I can change the stroke color in there. Not only can I do that, I can then go down and I can change some other things. For example, I can change the opacity there, which is the transparency on an item. And I can also go down further and change some of the options on the stroke. So rather than just having, scroll that up a little bit, rather than just having a solid line, I can go to dotted line if I want. And below that we've got the dash. So this is now the gap or the distances between o on the lines themselves. So if I click on the dash, now this is an interesting one. I can either type in the dash that I want, That's the color. Or I can go to this little slider here and I can just drag this wheel up and down to change the numbering. This is something that Illustrator on the iPad uses a lot of linkage, the gap, and that's the gap between those shapes. So I'll click on the gap and either type it straight in or click on little wheel. Every day for the gap. We do the same with the stroke width. To be honest, if I click on the number, there is little wheel and I can just increase or decrease the stroke weight. Let's go back to a straight line. In there. We do have some other options at the bottom. And what I'm going to do with those options is look at some different shapes. I'm going to get rid of these two shapes. Click with the arrow tool across both of them, click and drag, and then press the little bin in there. So click on that to delete me. Do a rectangle again, to go to the rectangle tool. Draw a rectangle once again, it's remembered my last settings. And down the bottom here, once again, we're in the properties option. I can go along and I can choose to have the stroke either on the center, which is where it is at the moment, or on the inside of the line, on the outside of the line 200, just below that, I can then choose to change the corners so I can either round them off, we're OK and cut them or chopped them black, sir. Now, what can we do with an open shape? Let's get rid of that. I have them. I'm just going to use the pen tool for the moment. We'll go into the Pen tool later and I'm going to make a little three-sided shape, sorry, three pointed shape like that. So first of all, if I don't want to fill, I can go to my fill and I can choose none. That's this little circle over here, the red line through it. So I'll just choose none to get rid of it. You can have none on the fill, none on the stroke. Let's go back again to the property. So I'll select the shape. Going down to the bottom. I can then choose ever here to either round off the corners or extend them. Or we can have them just cutting off exactly where the line goes. So round or extend in there. And once again, you can see I can change the opacity of the shape. So do have a little bit of a play with those to just get a feel for how Illustrator works. Come back and we'll take this on to the next step. 13. Creating Multi-Sided Polygons: So let's have a look at some of the other shapes. We've got the Rectangle and the Ellipse in there. You've got a triangle shape. Ever he asked her if I use the triangle and click and drag the triangle. I think that stroke is a bit too much, so I'll click on the Stroke option and just reduce it a bit down. Like so. Now, once again, we can do exactly the same things that we did with the other shapes, round off the corners, rotate and scale. But we've got an extra little tool over here. It's this little one in there. It's just select that again. And this allows us to change the number of sides shapes. So if I click on that and drag up, you can see I can increase the number of sides and I can drag down to decrease the number of sides. So it's just a matter of clicking and dragging up or down to change the number of sides on your triangle. 14. Direct Selection Tool and Using Double Click: Let's see what else we can do with the arrow tool, the selection tool. If you take your selection tool and you were to double-click, and I'll just double-click on this shape here. You can see it changes the points. So instead of having a big circles, they're small, little blue ones. Now, this is so that you can use the direct selection tool. The direct selection tool is the second tool down at the top. This allows me to select individual points. You can see I've clicked and dragged, and the top right-hand point is now blue. And the other ones, our white or empty. And it means now with the direct selection tool, I can then move that point around. I could select multiple points by clicking and dragging over two or three or more. And once again click and drag to move them about. You'll also find with this tool that you can select points and then just change the individual curve on those particular points. 15. Working in Isolation Mode: So what was actually happening there in double-clicking? Well, let's take a little shape over here. So if I've got a shape like that and I'm going to just give it a bit of a fill color. So I'll just choose a particular color. And let's have another shape over the top here. So another shape in there. And I'm going to once again choose a different color. For this one. It's packed with more interesting. Now, what you might have noticed is that you can go straight to the direct selection tool. And when you do that, you can click and drag to select points and move them exactly as I showed you a moment ago. So what's the difference between double-clicking and going directly to the direct selection tool? Well, when you double-click a shape and I'm going to do to this pink shape. You can see the shape below has been grayed out. What's happened is we've gone into what is called isolation mode. So only this shape here is now active. And it means that then when I'm using my Direct Selection Tool, I can select, move things around and I won't be affected by the shape underneath even if I clicked over those two points there, it's only this one here that will get selected. So how do you get out of isolation mode where you just double-click on the art board somewhere. 16. Custom Shapes with the Pathfinder Tool: Now, if we use the simple shapes, the squares, triangles, the stars, there's any so much that we can really do with our shape. So what I want to do now is to take these shapes and start to mix them together to create interesting logos and icons. Let's start over here with the rectangle. Now I'm going to draw a rectangle. Now, since it's easier to see, I'm going to go to my fill and just pick a different fill color for that rectangle. I'd like to then add a second shape to that. So I'm going to once again pick a different shape. I'll get another rectangle here. And I'm going to select both of those shapes. And then I'm going to go to something called the Pathfinder. Now, if you use to illustrate her or actually even InDesign on the desktop, you probably have come across the Pathfinder. If you've never used the pathfinder before, it's a brilliant, brilliant tool. So the Pathfinder is on the right-hand side. And if I click there you see it's, it shows as combined shapes. So I can just click this little button to combine those two shapes together. Doesn't look like it's done much, does it? But let me show you. If I go to my stroke and I'm going to increase the stroke weight, you can see the stroke only goes around the outside. Although technically this is still two shapes now that is different to the default version in Illustrator, you can get it to do this, but the default is, makes it into automatically one shape. So can we make this into just one shape? Well, yes, we can. If we go back to the combined shapes down the bottom, it says Convert to path, and that will force it to become a single object. Let's try that again with some other shapes. So I'm going to go over here and I think this time I'll use an ellipse. So I'm going to draw as a yen. And this time I would use an ellipse. And we draw the little elliptical shape in there. Now the stroke is a bit on the white side, so I'll click in there and reduce the stroke right down. And it's changed the shape around a little bit. I will make it maybe more of a circle every day. And I'm going to go and get my direct selection tool to select the point at the very bottom and pull it downwards a bit. So we've got the ellipse with a point at the bottom. I like to have those shapes. Now, there are two main ways you can also use copy and paste witches, so do I suppose, but there's two main ways that we copy things in Illustrator on the iPad. One way is to click this little button over here. And that just automatically makes a copy on top of the last one. Let me get rid of that for them. So the other way to do it is by using the touch gesture. If you click on the touch and go to the secondary circle, that's the outer circle, and then drag the shape. It will allow you to drag a copy. Once again, equivalent on the desktop is holding down the Alt key and dragging to make a copy. Now I've got these two shapes here. I'm going to select them both. I'm going to go up to my Pathfinder or combine shapes. And I'm just going to combine them into one shape and converted to a path. Let's carry on. I'm going to get another circle like this. I want this to be a perfect circle. So I'm going to hold down the primary touch to get a perfect circle, like so. And let's move that with the move tool over here. Select both of those, go to the pathfinder minus front and convert to path. And you can pretty much see the shape that I'm going for here. It's a fruit. Lastly, let me go and do another one over here. I'm going to hold down the primary touch. I wanted two of those, so I'll just do it by clicking on that little button there. It's duplicated it. So it's a little plus next to the bin. And then I can drag that across, like so. I'll select both of those. And this time when I go up to the combined shapes, I'm going to use intersect that'll just lead the overlapping area and convert to path. And there it is, we've got a little fruit over there, just made purely with circles. Now, we've also, and especially for those of you who are using Illustrator on the desktop, got another option called the shape builder. So if you don't like using the Pathfinder or you're used to the shape builder in Illustrator on the desktop. Next lecture, we'll cover that. 17. Shape Builder Tool - Creating Shapes: Let's have a look at another way of adding and subtracting shapes. So what I'm going to do this time is I'm going to take, I think, a little elliptical shape like that. And I want to cut in half. So I will take a rectangle and put a rectangle over the top of it. Now, if I select them both, I'm just going to change the color here just to make it a bit more obvious what I'm about to do. I'm going to go over to where we were looking at the pathfinder before. And I want to use the shape builder. Now, if I click on the Shape Builder, what this allows me to do is to click and drag over shapes if I want to add them together. So I didn't actually want to add that you get I want to subtract one from the other one. So let's try it again. Just get rid of that one. Let's start off with a rectangle. It doesn't matter which one you use here. First, let's do an ellipse over there. Select both of those. I'm going to go across to the shape builder. And this time, if I drag from the outside in black so you can see, well, it doesn't appear to have gotten rid of it. But if I move that shape, you can see it has cut in half, but it's still left the original shape there. Let's take this one step further because that might be a bit of a pain. And I'm going to make a very simple little car shape now. So I'll start off with a shape like this and another shape over the top. And with them. And this is going to be roughly my car. I'm going to select both of those. I'm going to go over to the Shape Builder Tool, and I'm just going to drag over both shapes to unite them into one more Spaceship. Ready? Let's go over here and find rectangle. I'm going to put a rectangle over the bottom. Select both of those, go over to my Shape Builder tool. But this time, if I click and drag once, it cuts it into two parts, if I click and drag a second time, it just removes that bottom section in there. Let me do that again. I'll do some bits for where the wheels are going to go. Square wheels. And the way we're going to actually take this a lot further in the project at the end of these lectures. And we're gonna do some cars and all sorts of shapes and make them into logos and icons. So I want a wheel arch here, so I'm going to hold down the primary touch. And we'll move that into the right position. I want two of those. So I'll hold down the primary touch again to move it. And you can see that didn't make a copy because I meant the secondary touch. Holden secondary touch. And make a copy. Let's select both of those. And I'm going to go across here to my shape builder and just drag twice on that one, drag twice on that particular rid of it. All I'm gonna do, it makes some wheels to go in there. Do that again, secondary touch and go. Find that one out. Some people prefer to work with the shape builder, some people prefer to work with the Pathfinder. It's the same as Illustrator on the desktop. And I find sometimes I work with one, sometimes with the other. It entirely depends on what I'm trying to do, but there's no right or wrong. 18. Working with Compound Paths: So one of the words you're going to come across when working with Pathfinder is something called a compound path. Now a compound path is a path which has got more than one stroke. So how does that happen? Well, if I put a shape like this and what I'm going to do is deselect it and then draw another shape on top of it. I'm going to select both of those. Now, let's go and have a look at the layers. So as you can see what they called, if I click down on this layer, on that little circle, triangle there, I've got two rectangles. So look what happens now when I go into the Pathfinder and I minus the front from the back and I convert to a path. Well, first of all, I get a group. So these two are grouped together. But of course, that's not a problem because we can ungroup things fairly easily. But if I open up the group, you'll see that it's actually called it now a compound path. So compound paths or one shape with more than one stroke. This is 1 shape, 1 shape over here, but it's got two strokes on there. You could have one with three cut-out and that would still be a compound path. So, is this compound path important? Well, if I go down over here to the Object menu, what I can do is I can actually release a compound path and it's come back to its two shapes. Now, I would like to actually also ungroup that. So in the Object menu, choose Ungroup. And you can see those are back to the original shapes once more. 19. Outlining a Stroke to Create Unique Shapes: Let's have a look at some other things that we can do with the shapes. I'm going to take a shape and I will get an ellipse. I'm going to draw an ellipse in here. And my lips has got a white fill and a black stroke. I'm going to go to my fill and I'm going to choose none. I know it's difficult to see because it's white on white paper. But if I choose none, that little button over there. So now there is no fill and a stroke and it's going to make that stroke a lot thicker. Nicer. Now I've got a thick stroke in there. And of course I can use my selection tool to change the overall shape. If I use the direct selection tool, I could even select some of these points and move things around a little bit like so. But the stroke width is always going to remain the same. So one of the things that we can do is on the right-hand side, if we go to the object panel, we can say Create Stroke, outline. And that will take what is a stroke and make it into a shape. In fact, it's making it into a compound path. And watch on the left-hand side of my screen where I've got the stroke. So when I click on Create Stroke Outline, now you can see that my shapes that I've got, he's got a fill and no stroke. So let's have a look. If I go over to the Direct Selection Tool, I can select individual points here and I can move those points around. It, select some more of these, pull them down like so I could take this point at the bottom and put it up like that. And there we go. If we just put in to the lives, we get a little ninja type character in there. So by taking a shape, you can make any shape, any stroke into an object. And that could be something that you've done with maybe the pencil tool you've used a stroke on, on their, on the pencil tool. You've increased the width on that. And then we can just go along over here to the Object menu, Create, Stroke, Outline. And there we go. We've got all the points so I can edit them independently. Try it out. 20. Transform Panel for Precision: Everything we've been doing so far has been a little bit done by hand. Whether we move it around or we rotate things, it's all pretty much by eye. But if you want to be a bit more accurate, you can actually go along to the Properties panel and change the transformation options. If I were to select this car and wheels and go up to the properties, you'll see I've got some transformations in there. Now my width and height have got a little padlock next to them which is unlocked. If I lock that, it means when I change one it will affect the other or you can do them independently. I'm going to click on the width now and go to this little wheel again. And I can just change that wheel and get my height or my width exactly as I wanted. You could do exactly the same thing with its x and y position. So I can move it left and right and up and down using this little spinning wheel in here. We can also finally go to rotation rather than clicking and dragging with the rotate tool. If I want to rotate something and exact degree I click in there and same again, I can put in my exact degrees in here. 21. Create Icons and Logos Project Overview: So we're onto our first project now, I loved the project that's there, my favorite. So with this, we're going to use a lot of the stuff that you've worked on already. I went the adding many new things told. And we're going to be creating logos and icons. We'll call with credits and ready, ready, ready, cool stuff. And if you don't like the ones that I've done, you'll be able to make your own using the same principle. Let's go. 22. Project: Part 1 - Icons and Logos - The Tools: This is the bit I enjoy the most during the projects because we can take everything that we've done and just put them into practice. And what we can to be doing here are these eight little shapes. So basically there's four of them. One shapes, surveys, ones are the ones below, we'll call a logos. And we're going to use the Pathfinder tool for a lot of that. So sit back, get ready and enjoy this. You'll love it. 23. Project: Part 2 - Creating the Rocket: So I'm going to start off with a rocket and I'm going to click on create new. That's the bottom left-hand corner. Create new in there. And I'm just going to choose one of these screen sizes. There's all sorts of web screen sizes. I'm going to choose the one that says 1024 width 1024. And that puts in 1024 pixels wide 768. Hi, doesn't sound like much, but remember all of this, he's fully scalable so we can always get it applies. And if we need more resolution, the color mode is RGB. So wicked as nice bright colors, which I'll be explaining about later. And I'm going to click Create file in there. Now to make my rocket, I'm going to use circles and Pathfinder. So I'm going to start off with the elliptical tool. And I'm going to find a color for the ISA. So I'm going to go with the red. I think it's already as bright red. For that's for the fill for the stroke. I'm going to choose none. So now we're not going to draw my shape. I get who has more pink than red? I get little circle like that. Now I'm going to use two of these circles and then keep the overlapping area tsunami in a second. But to make a copy of the circle, I'm going to hold down the secondary touch, that's the outer circle. And I'm just going to click and drag that across like Sir. You can see if I select both of those, I've got a shape between the turtle nanos, difficult to see at the moment. But if I went up to the top right-hand corner to view mode, then I can click outlines and you can see exactly how it looks. I will stamp preview mode because I want you to see how these things are working. Now the next thing I'm going to do is I'm going to use the Pathfinder to get rid of the outer areas. I just want that overlapping area lift. So I'll go to the Pathfinder here. And I'm going to use the intersect, that's the third one down in there. And to get rid of the lines around the outside, I'll just say convert to path. So there is the body of my rocket. If you don't like the shape, you can still pull it around when you make a little bit wider in there if you wish. Now for the legs and the bottom section, I'm gonna do something very similar. I'm going to use an ellipse. And with this ellipse, I'm going to make a copy by dragging downward. So I've got two of them, one below the other. I'm going to select both of them. And then I'm going back to the Pathfinder. And this time with Pathfinder, I'm going to use Minus Front. So minus front to get rid of front one and then convert to path at the bottom to keep that shape in there. I'll pop that right over there. Now I'm going to select both of those and use the Pathfinder to then unite them to get us, I'll just say combine all and make sure it's combined and convert to path as well. I'd like a window in the middle. So I'm going to go back to my ellipse, draw another perfect circle. Now when I'm drawing the circle, I'm going to hold down my primary touch with my left hand. Get the circle the right size. I'm going to put this on top of that. And you can see I know exactly when I'm in the middle because there's little smart guides appear, select both of them. And it's the Pathfinder again. So over to the Pathfinder. And here, and I'm going to use Minus Front. Once again, we'll convert to path. And this is my rocket done. I'm going to hold down the primary touch. So in a scale, the scale is perfectly, leave it up to the corner. And I'm ready for the next one. 24. Project: Part 3 - Creating the Car: Let's go and have a go with one of my favorite shapes, which is a car. So I'm going to go over here, I'm going to use the elliptical tool. But first of all, let me pick a color and I'm going to go to purple and see some purples down here in my swatches. I'm going to pick that purple brighter. And then I'm going to go across to my stroke and remove my stroke. So I'm going to draw an ellipse in here. And this is going to be for the top of the car. So I want to cut the bottom off with a straight line. So I'm going to use rectangle and just click and drag a little line like that, worst shape like that. Let's select them both. And I'm going to go to the Pathfinder. And I'm going to use Minus Front. Then I'm going to go to convert to path. And there's the body of the car. Now to make the roof, I'm going to do something slightly different. I'm going to use a rectangle and let's zoom in. So you can see this clearly. I'm going to take my direct selection tool. I'm going to select just one of those points and pull them across like that. And then while I'm here, because that point is selected, I'm also going to click on that little circle in there and just put it into round-off ever so slightly. The back of the Connie's be rounded bit more so I'm gonna select that and just pull that right in like that. Now back to my normal selection tool and move them to the right position. But the select, both of those, go back to my Pathfinder. And I'm going to use combined all and convert to path. So for my wheels I'm going to cut out some we'll arches first. This is going to be really simple. But I've got a technique in here that I want to mention. I'm going to make a perfect circle. So I'm holding down the little middle primary touch. And I'm going to pop one of those over there. Then I'm going to hold down the secondary touch and drag that to make a copy. So I've got two shapes on there. And if I select all three of those shapes, when I go to the Pathfinder and I choose Minus Front. Minus Front will minus as many objects as you've got selected from the one writes the back. So if you had 50 objects in the new Select and all, it would minus 0, 49 from the 50th, which is right on the bottom. So I'm going to say minus front converted path is, it is really simple now. All I've got to do is make two wheels and I'll just make one of the wheel like that. And we'll pop that up there. And then hold down secondary touch to make another copy over there. Right? It's coming up nicely. I'm going to select those. Just make this a little bit smaller whilst hold down my primary touch and move that up into the right position. Have got into a car, The whole bunch of cars, lorries, trucks, planes, and he thinks you like. But enjoy it. 25. Project: Part 4 - Make a Whale from Circles: So onto my whale. Now the well is going to be done purely out of circles with one exception that's just going to be to catch one the circles in half. So I'm going to take my ellipse. And for my whale, I'm going to choose a blue. I think I'm quite nice blue over there. Once again, I'm doing fill no stroke. And I'm going to draw my elliptical shape in here, holding down primary touched, get a perfect circle. Now I want to cut that in half because the bottom half will be the body of the whale. So I'm going to go over here to my rectangle. Draw my rectangle in up to the halfway 0 thereabouts where whatever works for you. Let's select both of those. And then I'm going to go up to the Pathfinder. We do without the pathfinder minus front convert path. So there's the body of the whale. Now I want to do the tail. And this can be interesting because what I'm going to do is I'm going to do the same sort of shape that we created for the rocket and make that into a tail. Watch this. So I'm going to go with an ellipse, draw a perfect ellipse in there. And I'm going to make a copy of that. So I'm going to hold down the secondary, touch, pull that down until I've got the overlapping shape. In here. You see if I click up here to the outlines, you can see that's the shape that I'm kind of looking for. Maybe something which goes a little bit like that. Let's go back over here to View mode and back to preview mode. So if I select those, then I can use my Pathfinder. I can use my intersect and converted path. And this gives me the first part of the tail. Now I want another one of those going the other way. This is really easy because if I select that, then what I need to do is to go once again to the right-hand side of the software, to the panels. And I'm going to choose the align panel because the line panels going to flip option in there. I don't want to flip that one. I want to flip a copy, so I'll just click on the Copy button first and then duplicates it. Then I can go over here. Try that again. And I can flip that one over, and I can just move that into the correct position over there. I mean, that's what I'm after. Maybe move it over a little bit more. Perfect. It needs a bit of a fin on the side. So I'm going to select this. I'm going to make a copy again. And then I'll pull this one down and there is its little side thing, whatever you call them. And it really should have an I. So I'm going to take a circle. I'll use the same blue actually. Make little circle there. It placed that in there. So let's select those two and go once again to the Pathfinder. And I'm going to go down to minus front for the eye. And we go there, they are all ready to go. I could take that and decide fin and just united together with the other shape. It doesn't really have to be done. And get hold down the primary touch and just scale this down to the size that I want. So once again, have a go with another shape like that. 26. Project: Part 5 - Ellipses for Earphones Icon: So for the last one we're going to do a little person with earphones on and it's going to be some symbol. So we don't need to do is I'm going to start off with the body first. So I'm going to use an ellipse. And I'm good to go with green for this one, so we get a totally different color. And I'm going to make a little elliptical shape like that. Hold down the primary touch to get a perfect circle. Let's zoom in a bit to make it easy to see. And then what I want to do is I want to cut this over here where his head's going to be. So I'm going to use another ellipse. And once again, a perfect circle there. It's smaller than the first one. Megabyte need to make that a bit bigger. Ones can, if you're not sure about what you're doing here, just go over to outlines and that way you can see perfectly where it is. So back to preview, I'm going to select both of those. And I'm going to use my Pathfinder cos minus the front and convert. I want to cut the bottom off of this, so Scott rounded at the moment, I'm going to use a rectangle. Put the rectangle up not quite to the middle, maybe just a little bit below us. We get that roundedness. On the outside. Select both of those. Same again, Pathfinder. And we'll go down to the Minus Front converter path. Okay, let's have a look now at doing the head and the earphones. I'm gonna do something slightly different this time. I'm going to make the headfirst of all. So I'll use an ellipse and drama elliptical shape in. And then I'm going to draw in my earphones also as ellipses. So gosh, my elliptical tool, hold down the primary touch and drawing the shape that I want. Now that's gonna go on this side here. And I'm going to make a copy of that by holding down the secondary touch on this side. And look at that. We got Princess Leah who knew anyway. And I'm going to select all of those areas. And then I'm going to go up to my Pathfinder, but this time I'm not going to use what you expect. I'm going to go down and we'd use something called divide all. Now when I use the VAT, again, when I use divide all, it divides all of those into individual parts. But they're grouped together if you try and move them with seasons one shape. So the next thing I have to do is to ungroup them. And there's a little ungrouping icon in this display of a heads, this one here. So if I just click on Ungroup to get them all ungrouped. Now you'll see that when I move this one out, I can just put it out a little bit like that. I could pull this one out a little bit like that. Now this is still actually made up of three shapes. So I'm just gonna go back to the Pathfinder and combine them all and convert it to a path again. Let's move those into the right position down here. And then I want to put the band across the top of the EFN answer does look more like EGFR Northern subdue its just very large type of years. So I'm going to do, once again something we did with the rocket. I'm going to make an elliptical shape like that. I'm going to hold down the secondary touch and make a copy which is down here. So once again you can see that's what I've done there. Just move them around. And we're going to select them both. And Pathfinder, I'm going to then go in and I get a minus the front object and convert to a path. And that's a little bit, it's going to go on the offense itself to make it look more like it is actually an earphone. And I think that's looking pretty good. I might make this a little bit smaller and just put it in a little bit light like that. Now, when I start to move these around, I don't mess the whole thing up. I'm going to select all of them and I'm going to go to group. So it's the little Group icon down here. That's a third one in from the right. We're just going to click it to group them all together. So now when I click on, Try that again, group them all together. So when I click on one, the OH, groups, and I can scale them all very quickly as well. Happen if a go and don't forget to try out that option, which is the divide in here, It's near the bottom and it can be quite useful using divide all to just divide up your object in that way, you can just pull them apart as you need them. Give it a go. 27. Project: Part 6 - Make the Icon Background: So before we start to go any further, I'm going to make copies of all of these icons and Merton down to the bottom. So we've got something else we can work on when we're doing the logos. If I select all of them, I'm going to hold down my secondary touch and just move them all down like that. Now what I want to do is I want to give them a certain app type of feel to them. So I'm going to put a little box around the outside of the rounded corners. So I'm going to go to my rectangular tool and I'm going to draw the box. And let's move in here a bit. And drawing that buck shape, holding down the primary touch target, a perfect square. Then I can go to the corner and I can pull the corner into round off the corners to taste. Now, all I've gotta do is send that to the back. So to move that to the back, I'm going to be using this little option here which allows me to drag will change the stacking order. And as you can see, I can just stack it that way. Might take a while because a lot of objects there, but it will eventually move it down, down, down in the order of the objects and triggers right to the back. So this one is going to be the same pink as that when in fact it's going to be red, I think. And then I'm going to take the shape itself and make that white. We could subtract one from the other, but we're just going to keep it as a white shape. And I'm going to work my way through the rest of these doing exactly the same thing, but because I've already got the rectangle, I can just click on it. Hold down the secondary touch drag to make a copy in there. Made smaller. Let's do another one over here and another one for the last one of them. And then I can just work my way through this is going to be purple. And the car with its wheels. And you can see I've just multiple selecting by hold down the primary touch in there is going to be white. My YL. This way sometimes it's useful to kind of group things together. So let's have a look at how else we could select that. Well, I could click and drag to select everything including the square root of back. And I could hold down my primary touch and click on the backscatter de-selected. So the whale is all selected. Now I can make that white. One of them also actually going to group it together. It'll just make it easy and long run. And that I can give that color. So we'll go back and choose the blue that I was using ethic was everything over. They're not the same, but that's fine for the moment. And let's move finally onto our little person with the earphones. So I can click on that because it's grouped together. Choose white for that one. Go to my background and find the green. Now, if I want the same green as I used earlier on down the bottom, well, I could use my little eyedropper and just move the eye dropper over to select that green from the right. These will need to be moved around a little bit like that, getting right in the middle, some, Oops, I thought I'd grip that one together. Some of them you'll find you might need to actually rescale and Judenrat, but have a go and get some icons going. 28. Project: Part 7 - Align / Distribute and Group: So I've got my little shapes here. And what I'm going to do is I'm going to select the icon and the shape around it. And I'm just going to group it together. I'm going to work through all four of these very quickly selecting grouping, selecting grouping. And I want to even these all out and line them all up. Now the first thing is, you see if I'm living needs around the little Smart Guides kick in. And when the distances are the same, it shows me with a little guides in there. And the other thing that I want to do is I want to make sure they're all aligned vertically. Now we've got an alignment and distribution option in here. And I can just go along here and I can just align tops or with the middles or with the bottoms. I can also distribute items evenly as well, so they're all perfectly distributed at the same time. Have you go neaten them up, and then we'll get on to the next section of making the logos. 29. Project: Part 8 - Stroke and Text on Logos: So let's do the last row of icons. I'm going to put some text and some of them, and some of them I'm going to do as strokes. So let's start off with a striped ones first, quintile, move into the car. I'm going to select it. And then I'm just going to flick the fill to the stroke. And I do that with that little double arrow over there. Now remember if you want to change the width, you can do that down here by clicking on, then I can then just drag to change the width of that stroke. I'm kinda keep quite narrow and quite delicate. Now something similar with the fish or the whale going to select it. And I'm going to go over here and I'm going to make it into strokes. Now, this is a bit of a problem because the fin on the side looks a bit weird. I'm just noticed that this one up here as well isn't quite in the right position to have to fix the other one at the top too. So what I'm going to do is first of all, I'm going to ungroup it because this shape is grouped together. So I'm going to click on ungrouped, ungroup it. And this will then allow you to fix this doctor, just drag it into the right position over there. Then I can take these two shapes here and just use my Pathfinder, unite them together into one. So I'll just use combine all converted path, like so. It's a little bit line here, but all over the Schar need somebody to keep it together. So I'm going to do another circle in there. So I'm going to take a little ellipse like this. I'm going to hold down my primary touch and I'm going to draw an elliptical shape. Let's move that into the right position for them. And I'm going to make it slightly thicker as well just to get some sort of difference between it and the icon. Now, the next thing I need to do is I need to actually get the financed overlap that circle. So the so-called oxides at the back. So we don't get to do here is I'm going to go to my layers. I'm going to move that ellipse right the way to the back in the salami selected and just drag it down to the very bottom. Now, of course, because these are empty objects, you're not going to see that that's actually behind it. So I'm now going to select the body of the fish and fill it with white. I'm going to select this tail fin here and fill that with white as well. So those are looking, okay. Let's do some text in here. So I'm going to start off over here with the rocket. Now with the rocket, I just want the word go underneath there. So I'm going to click on the Type Tool. One little click in here and type in the word go. Now to type, I need to select the text. I double-click it, it opens up my keyboard and I can then type in anything I need. So then we've got it, I've got all my text and now, and of course an outline's going on. Now. Have a bit of a go, not just with these shapes, but try some other shapes as well. Have a look at existing logos and seeing what other people are doing. You find that so many logos are purely just squares and circles when you start to write them down. But look around you as well and see what you can create and just simplified into circles and squares. Have so much fun with it. It's such a cool tool. 30. Drawing Custom Shapes: Now, in this set of lectures, we're going to look at creating our own shapes. So in the last set, we were looking at using pre-made shapes, squares, circles, stars, et cetera. But here we're going to make how we're going to use the pen tool and the pencil tool in Illustrator on the iPad. Now, the pen tool can be a little bit complex when you first get into it, but don't worry, if you do it step-by-step and go through these lessons, you'll find it will be ready, ready, simple to work with. The pencil tool is also slightly different. And it's ever so slightly different from the one on the desktop. So bear with me. At the end of this, we have got a really cool project. We're going to create a record poster. So look out for that. 31. Pen Tool - Straight Lines: So starting with the pen tool, Let's start right at the beginning by just doing some basic shapes with it. I'm going to use the pen and I'm just going to click point-to-point. But I'm going to get rid of my fill. So I'm just working with a stroke of you can use the stroke or the fill as well, but it's just a bit easier when you're first starting out. So I'm going to click point-to-point with a pen. And honestly it is just as easy as that to make a shape. You don't have to complete your shape. You can leave it open as I've done and you'll see if I do now fill it, that the stroke only goes well most of the way round. In fact, if I select it now and increase the stroke weight, you'll see it's only on that side there. So what can we do once we've created a shape like that? Well then I can go over to my direct selection tool. And I can select any of the points that I like. And I can move them around. And I can also round them off using the little dot in the middle. But we can also change points from these corner points into curve points. And to do that, There's two ways. You can either click on the point you want to change. And then down here in the little heads up display, there's an option which allows you to just convert to smooth. Likewise, you can then convert back from that. If I select this point here, Let's do it again. Make it into a curve. I can still move it around. And I can pull the handles out and adjust the curvature. So what's the second method? Well, all you do is you've got your point and you double-click it. So if I just double-click on there, it'll change it into a curved shape or smooth point. If I double-click again, we go back to a corner. 32. Pen Tool Curves: So the problem with doing or using the pen tool to do point. The point is that it's quite long process. For example, if I was going to draw one of my favorite shapes is a fish, I might start at the beginning and it just click point-to-point all the way through. Now you can see this is why I tend to switch off the fill because otherwise it gets a bit complicated. When you're drawing. Let's get rid of the fill there. And so I could just keep going with this little fish shape very quickly around here, just pointer points. We're making robot fish. And then I go into these points with the direct selection tool and double-click to make them into curves. And then I've gotta go to each curve in turn and start to pull it out to make it nice and smooth until I get the final fish shape. As you can see, a long process. So let's speed that process up a little bit. I'll get rid of this with the pen tool. If you click once and then you click and drag a second time, you can drag out the handles straight away. Now, at this stage, how would you then click and drag again? I'd be dragging out another handle and click and drag to drag out another handle. And I can make these smooth shapes like that. If I just click at that point, the next one that I do will be a straight line from there. So click and drag for a curve. But remember that the line is now going to follow that had that second handler long. So I'll get another curve going on there. This time it'll just be a straight line. Let's get rid of that. So what about the fish? Well, if I started it again, click ones, went to the top of the head, clicked and drag to make a curve. And then I can go up to the top thin and just click ones. I would click and drag to make the fin right up here and click, click and drag to get a curve. Click, click and drag to get a curve. Click the tail up here, click and drag and click. And I can just keep working all way around until I finished the shape. Keep going over here. It doesn't matter if things aren't quite in the right position because you can always come back with your direct selection tool and change them later. So now I can get my direct selection tool, come over here, select this point and move it around if the handles aren't quite right. Like I'll be here for example, I can select that point and I can just drag the handles around until I get the shape correct. So practice that method because it's a really nice quick method and see how you can earn trust and fish plasma the shapes. Fish are great because you can do any shape you like, call it a fish. 33. Click to Remove Handles: If I start again, click, and then click and drag. The reason that the line follows and does a weird S-shape is because of that second handle, which is trying to force the line to go, to follow it and go round. So if I go back to my last point and click it once, and that gets rid of the second handle. So now I can go to the top here, click and drag. Get rid of that second handle. Down to here, click and drag. And you can see how much smoother those curves are that have to worry too much about sorting them out later. So it's click and drag back to the start. Click and drag back over there. Click and drag all the way round. I can still of course go in here and adjusted. And it'll actually be even easier than before because I've got a less points to deal with. So I'm made my fish, although the front of it seems to be cut off. And if you do have a problem like that, once again, you can go and you can change the handles. So you can go into a curve and you can double-click to make things into smooth handles. And I can just pull them around like so. If you want to add more points to your curve, will be looking at that later on, we'll be looking at deleting points as well. But for now, have a bit of a go with that and don't forget, you can always go back to your direct selection tool, select any points, move them around, change the handles, and if you need, you can even go and adjust the corners on there. 34. Touch to Modify Curves: So for those of you who feel confident with the pen, try taking this on to the next level. I'm going to use my pen. And if I were to click and then click and drag, you can see I can just control that line with one handle. So we've got this handle here which controls that line. But it's only controlling the right-hand side of that line. The left-hand side over here doesn't have a handle at all. So what we can do is if we start off and we click and drag, we can drag out a handle to start off with, and then click and drag a second time. Now I've got a curve with two handles. So this handle here controls the left-hand side of the curve. This handle here controls the right. Let's get rid of that and take it on a little bit further. So if I was drawing a shape and I clicked and dragged and then clicked and drag again here to get a really nice curve. Of course, for the next curve that I want to do, if I got rid of that second handle, I'm back to the same problem again of not being able to have a really good curve. So we need two handles on each curve to have absolute full control. Let's remove those. So using the pen, if I were to click and drag the app, and then over here, click and drag again. What I can do is I can go to my primary touch, which will allow me to break that handle and pull it up. So now when I do this, I've in fact got two handles over here. This one is for that side of the curve, that one is for that side of that curve in there. Now this is written as features in the touch control when it comes to the pen. And we'll do the same thing again. Click and drag, click and drag. Hold down the primary touch, which allows me to break that handle. Let's move on to my next one over here. Click and drag. Now at this stage I think, oh, you know what? I haven't got that point right in the right position. If I go into my secondary touch, I can move that point around. Now for those of you who work on Illustrator on the desktop, you might have discovered you could do that with the shift, sorry, with the space bar key. Move that around. I'll go now into my primary touch and I can break that handle. So click and drag. Primary touch will break, but secondary touch will allow me to move. Primary touch to break that handle. Click and drag primary touch, break that handle, institute this way here. Click and drag primary touch, break that handle. So do have a bit of a go with it and don't forget that primary and secondary touch as well. They do some really cool things. 35. Smoothing Your Pencil Lines: Now, the next tool that we're going to look at is the pencil tool. And that's more of a free hand tool. So I'm going to start with a pencil tool, but I'm going to remove the fill, so I'll choose none from the fill. So I've just got a stroke in there. Now, initially what we have in the pencil tool down here is an option for smoothing. Let's start off with smoothing set to 0. So if I were to draw with the smoothing set to 0 and add a little bit of a curve like that. You can see it's not too bad. It's not great. But when I released the pencil, all those little points come up. There's a lot of points in there. We can adjust those points individually, but they are close together and it's not terribly smooth. So let's get rid of that. The smoothing option, I'm going to go right away to the top over here, puts on a lot less points. So this time when I do the same thing, you can see as I'm drawing, I'm actually getting a very, very smooth curve with a limited number of points. Once again, I'll just go around there like that. And it's a beautiful curve. We can do all sorts of shapes with that. Once again, still having the points that we can move around and the handles and we can change. Now, you can also do straight lines with this tool. Now at the moment, if I just do a line like that, sometimes it's straight, sometimes not so much. But you'll see in the next lecture, we'll have a look at using the touch control combined with the pencil tool. 36. Touch to Modify Pencil Lines: So let's have a look at the touch controls. If I'm drawing a straight line, usually you can do a straight line quite quickly without the touch. If you fast enough, it will go straight. But if you want to make sure that it is a straight line, when you drawing, just go to the secondary touch. So if I do secondary touch and then I'm drawing, you can see I'm getting a straight line, but I can move that line around wherever I want. If either to the primary touch, then it's a straight line. But you can see, I can angle it around at 45 degrees. So the secondary touch, let's do a straight line. The primary touch will angle a straight line. 37. Blob Brush: So the blob brush, the blood rushes in with a pencil tools and the same set. Strange know him. I know that. I don't know why they called it that. Well, it makes blobs but it doesn't sound brilliant. But it is actually a really great tool. I'm going to go into the pencil, click and hold on the pencil and you'll find the blob brush in there. When you click it, you have some different brushes from around two basic flat to chiseled. And we'll look at the settings for these in a moment. Let's just start with the basic round. The way this works is if I'm drawing with the blob brush, what it's actually doing is it's making a filled shape. You'll see if I were to click on that with my direct selection tools made a filled shape as opposed to the pencil. And the pencil is making a stroke. So the blob brush does fills paints, fills, the pencil tool draws strokes. So the first thing that I want to mention here is the settings, the basic setting down the bottom, which is smoothing. And that's exactly the same as the smoothing that you get for the pencil. It just smooths out your line really nicely. So if I'm drawing a shape over here, I can do these beautiful curves. And it will just smooth them out perfectly for me, this is very nice if you tried to do any calligraphic style of writing. So I could take a brush, for example, like this one here, the chisel at the bottom or the basic terminal as it's called. And in here, I can then do really nice areas. You can see my line looks a bit rough at the moment when I release, it, smooths the whole thing out. 38. Blob Brush Settings: Now let's have a look at some of the settings on the blob brush. I'll go across to my blob brush over here. And the first thing is when it comes to the color. So you'd expect me to actually go to the fill color because as I said, what blob brush does, it makes fills shapes. But have a look at this. If I choose a color in here as the fill, and I now paint with the blob brush. When I'm painting, it automatically jumps to the stroke. So fully for the blob brush, you change the stroke color. In there. However, when you select your shape, you'll see it then changes over to the fill. Not entirely sure why they've done that, but that's the way that it works. So let's get rid of those two. So moving down to the bottom, once again, I'm on my blob brush. And I'm going to just go down to the bottom here. And you'll see I've got things alike, the brush roundness now, it's difficult to see what I'm doing with the brush settings. So I'm actually going to pick a different color in here for my brushes. Go to the bright, bright orange in there, back to my Settings. Now you can see that brush a bit better. So you've got things like the roundness of the brush through toes, more calligraphic shape. We've got the angle in there. We've got pressure dynamics. Now, if I take my pressure dynamics all the way down, when I'm drawing with a brush. Doesn't matter how hard I'm pressing. It's going to pretty much be the same width. If I took it up to a 100 percent, then I can go from sort of thinner lines to really press hard and get some thicker lines in there as well. Once again, let's get rid of those. So the last one, the last option that we have in here, and I'm going to just go back again, is merge brush strokes. So this means that if I'm actually painting an area and I lift up my pencil and then I go back and carry on painting. When I select that, this is all going to be one shape. If you don't, that would actually be two shapes in there. Now, of course, what we can do then is to mix this with other shapes. So if I took, for example, an ellipse like that which was filled. And I then went over to my blob brush. If I paint with my blob brush now, it makes it into one shape. You can see it's just combine the two of them together. You want to separate shapes to switch off the Merge option at the bottom of the settings. 39. Eraser: Let's have a look at the erase tool now, because the erase tool is very much like the blob tool. What I'm going to do though, is I'm going to draw something using the blob tool and then erase it and show you the settings. So I would just get a simple shape. And I'm going to make it red. And I'm going to draw myself a very stylized tomato. Now what I'd like to do is put the little green bits at the top. So I'm going to change over to green. And I'm going to draw some shapes up here, so it's have one there. And so now if we look at all of these shapes, all these shapes here are one. And the red shape is a different shape. So if I were to go along and get my Erase tool because I want to erase some of that green away. When I raise, you'll see what happens is it erases both the red and the green shapes. It's undo that. But if I use my selection tool to select the green shapes, then when I erase, it will only erase the green shape. Now when you look at this, you might be thinking, oh, no, it's actually doing the rate as well. But it's not because when I release the mouse, you see it's only erased from the selected shapes. Otherwise, the rest of the settings, if you go to the bottom, are exactly the same as you'd find in the blob tool. 40. Simplifying Your Paths: Now, if you drawing a path and it really doesn't matter whether using the pen tool or the pencil tool. Sometimes you might want to smooth it out a bit, especially if you're doing it freehand with the pencil. Now, what I'm going to do is I'm going to use the pencil and I'm going to draw a shape over here. And as I'm drawing my shape, my hand is not that smooth and I haven't actually got that much smoothing setup. But you can separate that a lot of points in there. Now, I'd like to smooth out some of these. So I'm going to use my direct selection tool and select the ones that I want to smooth out. And then I can do one of two things. I can either click on second icon up on the right-hand side and choose simplify path that way. Or I can go along and I can use the little heads up display at the bottom. Over here you'll see this the same icon. Click on that, and that's simplified path as well. So it's just click on there and you can see how it's simplified. Some of those points. 41. Cut, Join, Smart Delete and Convert: Now, if I have some lines and I'm going to have a line like that, and I'm going to have another line that kind of comes around there. And I want to join those two up. I can use my direct selection tool to select the two end points. And then once again in the heads-up display or going up to the path options. I can then choose to join this path and will just join those directly across. Works the same on an open, open curve. If you draw an open curve, you want to just join it up, select last two points, and join. Now with those points there, what I'd like to do is to smooth this out a bit. So I could of course, go in here, select those points, and go down to the option here, which allows me to choose to convert to smooth points. So I'm just going to click on that. And you can see now I've got points with handles. So we've got two options here. One, to make things into smooth curves and want to make them into corner curves. So if I chose that one, for example, I can make that into a corner point or back to a smooth point. And once again, you can go in here and you could choose the same convert to corner, convert to curve. You'll also notice there's a cut path in there. So if I choose Cut path, now what's happened is it's broken my path up into two parts like sir. Okay. So I still need to do something about this area here. So if I were to select those two points, another thing I could try is to delete those points. Now using smart delete, this is really cool. It allows you to delete points, but the software tries to get your curved go roughly where it was going in the first place. You'll see what happens. So over here, I've got a point, the handle. Over there, I'm going to point to the handle. And if I select these two, choose Smart Delete, Let's go to the side over here. You can see it tries to keep that curve going. Reality doesn't just delete those points and leave us with nothing. And then take this one here, for example, that point there, and choose Smart Delete from the boss who you didn't even see movement on there. We have one more go. This one here. Smart delete what's moved a little bit. But honestly I've gone from princess how many points down to fall it see if we can get to three. Now it's going all over the place now. But it's a really, really nice feature. So you can do a number of things. You can join lines, I can select those points of them, and I can choose to join them up. I can select individual points. I can make them either the curves will corners. I can cut them if I want. So that will now cut that into two shapes. It's just grab that one and move it out like so. And finally, if there is a curve which have don't want or a pointer I don't want. I can choose Smart Delete to delete it. Well, there was the only point that was there. 42. Stroke Options: So last lecture in this section before we start on a project, let's have a look at some of the stroke options. What I'm going to do is just draw a little shape. I will use a triangle. You can use any shape you like. And over here I'm going to just change some of those points. I've used my direct selection tool to select the bottom two points, and I'll just pull them into two, round them off. So let's have a look now at what I can do. Well, first of all, in the little heads up display, I can go in there and I can click on this little icon. And that's my stroke width in there. And then I can just flip it over to the right, afflicted over to the left to increase or decrease the stroke weight. I can also do it by going up to the properties. So on the right-hand side, the second icon down in that set is the properties for the shape. We could add a stroke color in there. But I'm going to go down to the bottom to the stroke options. And you can see we've either got the stroke solid line or the stroke as a dotted line or a dashed line. Now, if I click on the right of that, I can then use this little wheel here to also increase or decrease the value there. Now, I'm going to take that back to a solid line for the moment. I'll come back to that one shortly. But along the top, I've got a point then I've got some rounded corners at the bottom. I can then go to the very bottom and I can choose to round or cutoff that top point of view. Look the one which is right at the top over there. So once again, cutoff, rounded or pointed above that, I've got the ability to have the line on the middle, on the inside or the outside of the stroke. If we have an open shape and I'll just draw a little pencil line here. I can then choose to either round off the corners or choose to extend them. You can see the difference that sort of normal and that's extended out the same distance as half the width of your stroke. So let's go back to the little stroke options here and just have a look at a few more of them. So we've got a dash and a gap. I'm going to choose my to have a dotted line. Let's try that again. Choose to have a dotted line. And then I'm going to go into my dash over here. And I'll just increase the gaps or the dashes. So let me go back to this last line here. Why didn't this one work when I tried it out? Well, this is something that can go wrong quite easily. So I'm just going to go back to a normal stroke on there. Remember when I went down to the bottom here and I changed how the end was affected. So little ends over here. I could change it from Normal to round it to extend it. Now, look what happens if I leave this on normal and I go into my stroke and apply the dotted line. You see it's worked perfectly this time. But if I went to the rounded version and I increased maybe the gap over there, you can see that's what it's doing on the line. So if the gap is too close together, you actually see the gap at all. And it's exactly the same. If I use this extended cap. If you're gap is too small on the extended cab, you won't see the line. It just looks a bit rough around the edges. 43. Blob vs Paint Brushes (Adobe 2022): Let's have a look at one of the other new 2020 to tools. And this is the paintbrush. Now, I'd like to show you the difference between the blob brush and the paint brush before I show you the options for the paintbrush so that you understand why you'd use one or the other and white so great that they've added it in. If I took the blob brush over here and I draw a shape there. And we can get the shape, which then changes the width as it goes along. Now let me go and do the same thing with a paintbrush. And with a paintbrush, I'll go down to my settings over here. I'll just make sure the brush is roughly the same size. And I'll draw in the shape of the, they look very, very similar, but have a look at this. If I use my selection tool, the direct selection tool, and I click on the blob brush. You can see that the blob brush is a filled shape. If I click on the paintbrush, the paintbrush is a stroke with a brush shape applied to it. Now what this actually means is that if I want to adjust the shape of a paintbrush, It's a lot easier because I can just change the brush. Easier if I do it on a blob brush while I'm pulling out those individual points. And you can see it makes a bit of a mess of the whole thing. There is room in your life for both of these tools, but do check them out and tried the difference between them. And then come back for the next lesson. And we'll have a look at how we can actually change the paintbrush a little bit more. 44. Art Brushes (Adobe 2022): Now the Paintbrush has got two main types of brushes that it works with. One is the Art Brush and one is the calligraphic brush. So when you open up the Art Brush option here, you'll see we can select the art brushes and we'll get some really interesting ones in there. Or the calligraphic brushes in there. Let's start off with the art brushes. And I can go down here. You'll see there's all sorts of weird and wonderful types of brushes. I'm going to go and use this watercolor brush over here. And by the way, you can add that into your favorites as well by clicking on the little favorites button in their back again to all of those. So I went to art and I chose watercolor by just scrolling down. And then pick a color for, for this, we'll start with the blue. So when I'm drawing now, it comes up with a watercolor looking brush. What happens if I select that brush and change my stroke color? Well, it just updates automatically on that brush. If I use my selection tool, I can go and select those points, move them around. I could select multiple points and maybe smooth them out a little bit. I needed to as well. So there's a whole number of different brushes in there, try them out, and then come back and we'll have a look at the calligraphic brush. 45. Calligraphic Brushes (Adobe 2022): So let's have a look at the calligraphic brush. Now. If I go down to my calligraphic brushes, you'll see we've got a whole bunch of brushes in here that we can use. If you click on one of the brushes, it will give you a calligraphic effect where the brush grows thicker and thinner. If you go down to the settings down the bottom here, you can then open up an option which allows you to change the roundness of the brush, the angle of the brush, and the size of the brush as well. Remember, you can also change the brush size just above that in those settings. Click on save the brush. And once again, I can then just go and redraw that slightly rounded brush. Try it out. 46. Create Your Own Custom Brushes (Adobe 2022): Let's make her own brush. Now. What I'm going to do is I'm going to use my pen. Now you could use a pencil to do this or any shape you like. And I'm going to create a little brush, which is going to be maybe a triangle like that. And I'm going to fill that with black. And this is what I want for my brush. Now, if not quite right, remember you can always move it around. I'm just going to pull that around a little bit, like so there we go, That's looking better. Now I want this to become a brush. So I'm going to go up to my brushes and once again click in there. I'm going to just click on that little back arrow there to go back to all of the brushes. And there's a plus right at the bottom. I'm going to click the Plus and make that into a new art brush. You can see you can choose from calligraphic brush at calligraphic brushes or art brushes. I'm going to make that a new art brush. And in here I can choose which way I want the brush to go. I'm going to go in the direction that I drew it. And how it's actually going to work. Is it going to scale proportionately or to the stroke length? I'm going to have to the stroke length on here. Then we have a colorization option. In there. We've got tense tints and shades or the hue shift. Now for now, I'm going to choose the tints and shades and I'll come back and show you what the other one does shortly. But I'm just going to choose Save brush. So now if I want to work with that brush and just delete that line there. And let's say that I go over here, find the brush. There it is, my brushes. So I'm going to select that. And then when I draw with that brush, Let's go and get a different shape with a slightly different color. There's my brush, but you can see that I use tints and shades. And although I've picked orange, It's still is black. Let's go back in there again. So I'm just going to go back to my settings and change the colorization to tints. And then click on Save brush. And now you can see my brushes updated and it's orange, it's going to change color. So if I go in here, I can just adjust the color of the new brush, like so. Now, these don't look too exciting unless you think you're doing hair. But if you create the right brush shape, it's absolutely perfect for doing any form of cartooning or illustration work where you want something that looks a little bit like an inked line. 47. Transform Multiple Shapes (Adobe 2022): I have four little shapes here. And what I want to do is to adjust the shape. Now these are all individual shapes you can see in my layers. Over here, they're all absolutely individual. So if i just one, I can't then automatically adjust the rest of them. But that's where one of these little tools comes into play. I'm going to select all my shapes and I'm going to group them together. Now over here I'm going to go to the direct selection tool. And what's happened is that adobe of added in a new feature in 2022. And it's down the bottom here, it's this little S shape. And this is called the transform as shape option. The moment I click it, you can see it's found all the shapes that make up the shapes that I've created there. And it's sort of recognize them as ellipses. Now I can go into one of those shapes and click it. And then I get some handles. So I can then just adjust my shape. And you can see how it's adjusting all of those shapes. Even though they are independent shapes. Really nice, neat little feature and you just use it by going along, selecting your shape. First of all, grouping it together, and then go onto your direct selection tool down to the transformers shape button. When you see your shapes, you can then go to the line, click one of them, and you can then adjust. And they'll all adjust at the same time because they're all selected within that group. 48. Project: Draw a Jazz Poster Overview: So onto our poster, we're going to make a jazz poster now. Know that relaxed Jazz. I mean, I'm not that fast ready, but it's really, looks really cool. So if you want to do the same thing, feel free. If you're a metal head user, electric solve some description. But I have a picture that we will be drawing rounds if you want to do your own fun join picture for that. Anyway, it can be good. Let's have a look. 49. Project: Part 1 - Jazz Poster Setup: So let's start on our poster. What we're gonna do is we're gonna do an A3 poster. And the top has tried to do is something for a, an event. So I've chosen a jazz festival. You can do whatever you like. I've put the image that I'm going to be using in here, the asset. But if you want to do something different, that's absolutely fine. Just choose a photograph with something works for you when you do a new document. So I'm going to click on create new at the bottom. And we're going to do this footprint. So I'm going to go to the print tab at the top, I'm going to click A3. And on the right-hand side, that gives me my units in there, which are in points. Just to check the design three, it will be, I'm going to go into millimeters in there. I'm going to do this portrait. And I got one art board in there and Oglesby using CMYK color for this. I'm going to click Create File and he has my document. What we're going to do is we're going to use a photograph and again to draw from the photograph and basically trace the photograph using whatever tools you like. So let's print the fight graphene. I'm going to go across to my input options and I'm going to choose files in there. Now in the assets that you've got with this course, there's going to be a jazz poster photograph in there. And this is something from Unsplash, the Unsplash free, copyright free site. And I just want to use the double bass that's in there in my image. So the first thing we're going to do is to just make it a bit bigger. Now, it honestly doesn't matter what size you make it, because you can always resize it later on. If you want to adjust it and rotated round, feel free to do that if you think it looks better in a slightly different way. I think I'll leave mine back at 0 for now. Now, as you can see, this is going to be quantified. Could copy because it's such a dark image. So the next thing we're going to use, we're going to go to the layers. And I can see the image on the layer there. So I want to lock it and I want to reduce its opacity. Let's do the capacity first. I'll click down here. I'm going to go into my pasty and just reduce the opacity right down so I can just about make it out. But then I want to lock it and we can do that it fuller picture at the bottom of the image itself with that contextual little display layer appears as a padlock, their own layers. I can click on the padlock and that's locked it right down. So did you picture in, get ready? And then in the next lecture we'll start drawing the instruments in. 50. Project: Part 2 - Drawing with the pen: So you could you picture in it's all locked so you can't do anything else to it. And we can start drawing it now, you can draw with whatever you like, whichever method you prefer. I'm going to be using the pen tool. And I'd suggest trying the same as well. And what I'm going to do is I'm going to go to my stroke. So I'm just going to have a stroke on this. So that'll be white or black depending on how dark or light your pictures. I'm going to go with black and the fill. I'm going to choose none. Now to draw the shape, I'm just going to draw the body of the instrument. I will do the neck as a separate piece. And I can do that by zooming right in. And in one of two ways, I can either just click point-to-point like this on the curves. Are not going to go all the way round just to show you. And then when I finished, I can then go in and I can just use my direct selection tool to select those points and either round them off with that or that doesn't work so well. Going down to the bottom and clicking on the option that gives you handles. Now let me just undo that again. So I'll go back to a point and let's have handles there. And then I can pull those handles out until it matches. And we can just work through all of these points, selecting them, putting some handles in and pulling up. So the thing is, if you click twice it doubled, it deletes the point. So I've just undo that. The thing about this is that you don't have to be able to draw, only have to be able to do is to use the pen tool and trace around the shape. Now this does take a little while if you do it with straight lines. So what I'm going to suggest is if you feel comfortable with it, use the click and drag method with your pen. So I'm going to start IV Hello, going to click, click. Then over here I'm going to click and drag. I'm going to go up to here, click and drag, and around there and just one-click. Now, that doesn't look quite so good because of that the line, but I wanted one clicks. I can change the angle. How can we fix that? Well, let's undo this. So if I were to click and drag can nice curve in there. My next point is going to try and follow that route. Remember, you can just come back to that last point. Click it to get rid of that second handle. So now I can click and drag around here, click and drag, click and drag. Now I don't want that light go out. So I click on the last point to get rid of it using two fingers to just move my my page around. If like that, you you've clicked and it's showing you some points. You might need to change some settings. So moving on, I'm just going to speed this up a bit. So I'm going to click and drag, click and drag around here. I'll try and match with the points are roughly on the side here. Remember, it doesn't matter if you don't get it right, because you can always go back in and adjusted later. Also, this whole thing that we're doing here is going to be very much a stylized instrument. It doesn't have to be perfect. As you can see, my left-hand side looks nothing like my my right-hand side. But I will use my direct selection tool, go in and adjust some of these points until it looks slightly improved. It's not perfect, but it's fine for this particular illustration, right? I'm stopping there. Have a go, draw your instrument or wherever you've chosen to do, and use whatever method is good for you. 51. Project: Part 3 - Smoothing pencil lines: So we've drawn the shape. I'm going to select it now with my main arrow tool, the selection tool. And I'm going to fill it with a color, not honestly, doesn't matter what color you choose. I'll just pick an orange from the, we'll use some different colors later on. And I'm going to go and get rid of my stroke in there. Remember with the fill and the stroke, there's a little arrow between the two of them going up and down. If you flick on that, that will ally to flick between fill and stroke. So I don't want this in a way anymore. I'm going to go over to my layers. If you can't see them, just click on the little button at the top. And I'm going to lock it down and hide it so I can't touch it by mistake. Let's draw in these F holes. Now to do that, I'm going to use my pencil. So you can use the pen if you prefer. I'm going to go to the pencil, I'm going to flick oversight, just going to stroke on there. And I'm going to go down to my smoothing. And I do want some smoothing on the Pareto wanted so that it will make the shape totally different to what I've drawn. So I'm going to try eight and we just zoom into the FO and we're going to just start try that again. I'm just going to start drawing it by hand. You can see it's a little bit wonky, but as I'm going to list smoothing out that line for me nicely. As I said. If you want to use the pen, that's absolutely fine. So the line doesn't look quite as good as I'd like. So I can use my direct selection tool up there, and I can select any of these points in here. Packages, move them around into the right position or delete them. Didn't want to delete that out to move the handle on there until I feel happy with the way that it looks. A little bit. Doesn't have to be right. It's close enough. So I want two of these now. We don't have to draw the second one. All I need to do is to make a copy of this one. And I'm going to click on the Copy button, that's the plus at the bottom over there. And that duplicates it. But if you hold it down too long, like I did, all it does is it copies to the keyboards are, I will just click that again. So one-click like that and it's copied. You can see my lays second one has appeared. And then I'm going to take my copy, move my copy across, and I want to flip it over. Now. We have a Flip option in our panels on the right-hand side. So I'm just going to go down. And in the align panel, we've got flip so I can flip it around and now just rotated roughly into the right position. So same as before. I'm going to select them both using the arrow tool. I'm going to fill them. Let's use a different color because I've already used that color on something else. And I'm going to go into my layers and I'm going to hide them in there. You're going to see what you've done so far. Just go in and unhide the items in there. So have a go with some of the detail on the object in the book Comeback module. Few more details with some different tools. 52. Project: Part 4 - Adding the Details: So let's draw in some more details. What I'm going to do is I'm going to join up the fret board AND gates. Use my pen for that. And once again, I'll just flick over so that I'm honest on the stroke. Now, this as before doesn't have to be too accurate. I'm just going to do for little points like that. I'm going to change that to fill. And I'm going to go to my layers and I'm going to lock and hide. You don't have to lock and hide. It can doubling up on the process. If you lock them, you can then still keep them viewing. For the let's see what's that called Bridge. I'm going to draw the region. So I will use the pen tool again. Although maybe not, Let's try something else. Let's just do it very simply by using a little rectangle. So I'll draw in the rectangle in there and I'm going to rotate it. So get back to my arrow tool and just rotate it to the correct angle in the here's a quick tip. When you're rotating something. If you keep holding down but you move your cursor away from what you're rotating, it gives you a bigger OK to work with and you can be more accurate in the pathway. The same thing works in Illustrator on the desktop as well. So let's choose a different color for that one here. Once again, color's not a thing at the moment. We'll fix that later. And the bit with the strings go to the bottom. I'm sure there's a technical name for that, but I don't know it. And the string thing, pen or pencil, which ever you prefer. So I'm going to start with today, click and drag click. I've got a stroke on. The film. Doesn't really matter for the second probability wave thousand, but it really should have switched off first. Let's get over to there and back there again. But I'm happy with that. Switch that off. And finally the strings, I'm going to do the strings using the pen, just clicking point-to-point, um, but I'm going to do it with a stroke and I'll make them white. Should be reasonably easy to see. So let's start with one on the outside. Oh, I seem to have touched the screen some ways. I'll use two fingers to just undo. I still seem to have a partner. You need to delete something, just slide it over to the left so we can see that. To know where it is, it seems to be a little bit buggy, will ignore that. So I'm going to o and show that's hidden. Right? So what do we need to do now is do my strings again. So I will go in here, choose quite, get my pen. And I'm going to click at the top here. Click over there. I clicked the button. That's it. That's the first string. But I would like to change the weight on that string. So I'm going to cut my stroke or you can do on the object pillow and just increase the stroke weight a little bit. So it's a bit more obvious. De-select that. Alright, next string in the opposite side, one here, where I am. That's fine. Third one, worry too much about the top because that's going to get cut off. And the last string in there. Remember if the nodes in the right place just use your direct selection tool to move them around until they are. Get some more details in there. And then we're gonna come back and I'm going to use the pencil tool hands. 53. Project: Part 5 - Drawing the Hands: So the last part on here of the drawing is going to be the hands and sleeves. And I'm going to use the pencil tool for that. They don't have to be perfect. Remember? Just realized, I need to hide my strings. So I'm going to zoom into this hand over here and use my pencil. Now, before I use the pencil, I'm going to just check my smoothing. Maybe have less smoothing on this active little bit more accurate. But I'm going to just start go roughly around, something like that. All the way over to there and back again to the beginning. That's absolutely fine. And after the other hand, something similar in there. Remember this is not about drawing, this is just purely about tracing because it's all stylized. It doesn't have to be perfect. Let's see if we can get around that one there. Maybe that finger, little finger there. I'll do another finger over there and into the repeats more like a claw from a creature, but it'll be fine. Okay, and for the sleeves, I'll use the pencil once again. And I'm just going to go up around town to the end, roughly along the side of the base and same over here. From here. Just go in a bit over there, over there. And up. Perfect. All of my bits and pieces on now, ready to be put together. Finish up yours, whatever you are doing, and then come back and we'll start to look at all the details here. 54. Project: Part 6 - Adding a Bitmap Wall: The next thing I'm going to do is start sorting out some of these bits and pieces. So I'm going to start off by just showing them again and maybe having a look at what the whole thing looks like. And another colors are all over the place at the moment, but everything is looking okay. I do want to go to a few of these parts, like like the sleeve and just select that and maybe fill that with a color rather than just having the outline that I had before. So I'm going to fill that with black now click over there to flip it around. Same with this one over here. Fill that with black and flip it like that. The hands once again, I'm going to fill them with color. I don't know what color I'm going to go for here, so I'm going to choose a purple for, for the moment and sing begin. Let's pick a purple in there. Now that I've got all those bits and pieces ready, I'm going to get rid of the picture in the background. So I'm going to go to the image and I'm going to unlock it over here so we can actually see that, that image there and ready, I just want to delete it because this is what I'm after, just this bit of artwork in here. Now, we'll come back and we'll fix the color shortly. But we'll also be putting in some text. But I do want a more interesting background behind this. So what do we need to do is I'm going to bring a picture in, a photograph for the background. I'm gonna do that by going across to my Import. And I'm going to import from files. And you see this a wall texture picture in there. So I'm going to place that in there and we'd move it right below everything else. So just drag it all the way to the back and lock it in position. So habit of putting a background picture in there. Change your fill and your stroke into you got something. And in the next lecture we'll look at the colors and resizing it and then bringing some texts in as well. 55. Project: Part 7 - Palm Rejection: Now, you might have noticed when I was drawing that as I drew, I would by mistake, draw little lines or click on points. Net can be really, really annoying. So what I wanted to show you is how to get rid of that. What we've got in Illustrator on the iPad is palm rejection. So if you're using an Apple pencil, just go up to the little cog, got your app settings. And in the input settings under Apple Pencil, There's palm rejection. Switch that on. And that will stop the problem of touching things and getting these extra little shapes all the way around. I've got a few on my screen over here, you can see there's a little one of their only to go and get rid of that and I can just click on it and then delete it from there. But if you've done that, just remove them like that really easily. 56. Project: Part 8 - Choose the Colors: So I want to find some colors. So what I've done is I've gone into Adobe Capture to go and find some interesting colors that work together. And I found some fabric, and I just took a picture and then use Adobe Capture to find some reds in the feta. Think I've used another one that's got a bit more orange in it as well. But once you click on Save, then what happens is it goes to the Cloud. And then when you go along to your colors, Let's try that again. Good, your colors. Click on swatches. And in here I can go down to my Swatch Library and hero my themes. So as you can see, I've got a number of colors and some of those are ones that have proved through from my phone. So we're going to find the one that I chose now really light, which I think with these reds and oranges over here. And then what I'm going to do is I'm just going to cover up some of my document using those colors there. So just make sure that I've unlocked lots of the items in here. Now, pathway, as this keeps on disappearing it, it can be a bit annoying when this disappears, just pull it out and that'll stop it from jumping back when you click on the desktop. So I'm going to start off over here. Let's go and find the colors with the double bass. And I'm going to go with a sort of a darkish color in there. Now I'm very steeply on the fill and stroke not fill. Let's just change it around so we're actually on the, on the Fill now on the stroke, I don't want anything, I'll just choose none. Let's make sure I'm on the fill. And then I'll work my way through here, finding all the different colors for the different areas. I'm not It's really easy stuffs are not going to ask you to watch me while I put I do it, I'll just choose the colors and you have a goods at the same time. And then we'll come back in a second. I'll show you what I've done with my with my colors and we'll keep going from there. 57. Project: Part 9 - Adding the text: So I've scaled up my artwork now and I've got it to sort of extend over the edges, will clean it up later on. But I want to put in some text now. So I'm going to go over to my type tool. And I'm just going to click once along the top there. And then I can just double-click to get into my keyboard and put in the text. So let's have jazz in the park. And then exactly as we've done before, we can then just select the text. Go along to the type options in here. We can change the size of their, adjust the point size. And then we can go in and we can choose a different typeface in there as well. Once again, have a play with the text. See what you like. Remember, it doesn't always have to be black. Maybe we could reverse the text white on black or something like that. Gets different text in there, whatever you like. And then we'll come back and I'll show you how we can then do some variations on this really easily. But it looks so impressive when you present three or four different colored versions. It only takes a few minutes to do. 58. Project: Part 10 - Creating Variations: So I've got my text in there now. And what I want to do is I want to clean this up a bit. So I'm going to go over to my layers. I'm going to make sure everything is unlocked including that background. And I'm going to take a shape, I'm going to put a shape over the top and this is where I want to crop it to. So I'm going to be cropping it down to about that size. That was interesting, white border around the outside. I'm going to select everything. And then I'm going to go over onto my panels over here. The object I'm going to choose make clipping mask, and that will just clip that right down. Now, I would like to make some copies with different colors on them, a different color schemes. And we can do that really, really quickly. What I'll do is to make a copy of this. I'm going to go across to my art boards. And with my Artboard tool selected. If I copy this now make sure that nothing is selected is locked in your layers. What I can do is I can click on the little plus at the bottom that makes a copy of that entire artboard. Let's do it again. We'll copy it again. And then I'm going to just change the color schemes on them. And I'm going to do that by using a blend. I'm going to put a color of the top of that. Excel doesn't have to be too accurate. I will go over here to my blends. And I'm going to change this blend into color mode. And you can see now that we've got the sort of more old vintage feel. And of course I could just make that overlay a little bit smaller if I wanted a bigger board, but I kind of quite like that with the old style border on it, leads to a different color. Over here, something with more groovy. So once again, I will take a shape, put it over the top there. And what we could do it with a solid color. Or we can even go into our gradients, find a gradient that we want to use. And this is going to be really, really totally over the top, some colors like that. And then in here I'm going to change my blend mode into color. And you can see how the color blends true. And of course, I can always go back to my gradient in there and say, well, let's try on this side here, what would happen if that was read and if the side here was pink or green or green, just keep going with us. But the great thing here is you can just make up some really interesting variations on your artwork really quickly. And it looks like you've actually take lot more time to do them. Then you really have anyway, doing, enjoy that the techniques that I've used here, you can adapt to all sorts of things by just taking a photograph and then take that photograph, copying it, doing using some of the basic tools you'd have to be too accurate. And bringing some texts. Have fun with that. That's the most important thing about Illustrator. Have lots of fun. 59. Course Conclusion for Illustrator on the iPad: Well, we've come to the end of this Illustrator on the iPad beginners course. I hope you've really enjoyed it, but most importantly, keep illustrating and share your work with me in the class. I love seeing what you've done. Now that you've got the basics. Look at my illustrator for the iPad, intermediate cost to get to the next level. There are some fantastic projects in there as well. See you on the next one.