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Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mirror Drawing - Symmetrical drawing

Helen Bradley, Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

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6 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mirror Drawing - Introduction

      1:14
    • 2. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 1 - Make the Shapes

      4:21
    • 3. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 2 - Create Layers and Clipping Masks

      4:31
    • 4. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 3 - Reflect and Test

      4:50
    • 5. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 4 - Draw the Skull

      6:08
    • 6. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 5 - Finishing Touches and Wrap up

      3:54

About This Class

Illustrator for Lunch™ is a series of short video courses you can study in bite size pieces such as at lunchtime. In this course you'll learn to set up a document so you can do mirror drawing in real time in Illustrator. You will make a document and then see how to draw a symmetrical skull which requires no individual reflection of shapes to create. 

More in this series:

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5 Hexagon Patterns in Illustrator - an Illustrator for Lunch? course

Create Color Schemes in Illustrator for Using, Sharing & Selling - An Illustrator for Lunch? Class

Create Patterns in Adobe Capture for Illustrator & Photoshop

Create Wreaths & Other Floral Designs - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Designing with Spirals - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Doodle Flower Design & Pattern in Illustrator - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Draw a Hot Air Balloon in Illustrator - Fun with 3D! 

Illustrator - Design in Black and White - Create Positive/negative images

Illustrator for Lunch? - 10 Interface and Setup tips too Speed your Workflow

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Align tips in 10 minutes or less 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Type Tips in 10 minutes (or less) 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - Ten Top Illustrator Tips in 10 Minutes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Layer Tips in 10 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pattern tips in 10 Minutes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pen tool and Path Tips in 10 Minutes or Less 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Appearance Panel Tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Color tips in 20 Minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Gradient tips in 20 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Pathfinder, Crop and Cutout tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Recolor Artwork tips in (around) 20 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Reflect and Rotate tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Things New Illustrator Users Need to Know

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 3D Extrusion Effects - Text, Shapes, 3D

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 3D Perspective Cube design and Bonus 3D star

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Exotic Patterns - Quatrefoils, Moroccan Trellis, and Layered Diamond 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Handy Patterns - Diagonals, Plaid, Colorful Dots, Chevron

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 5 Cool Text Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Abstract Ombre Background - Color Scheme, Blend, Transform 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - All you need to know about Brushes in Illustrator

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Backgrounds for your projects - Sunbursts, Halftone, Blends & Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Banner and Award Badges - Appearance Panel, Masks, Warp 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Blends and Gradients - Blends, Blend Modes, Gradients 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Braids, Rick Rack and More

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Circle Based Patterns - Rotate, Blend, Multi-Color Dots

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Clipping Masks, Opacity Masks & Layer Masks

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Complex Block and Half Drop Repeat patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Complex Rotated Repeating Patterns Made Easy - Using MadPattern templates 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Floral Alphabet character

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Nighttime Cityscape Image

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Plaid or Tartan Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Range of Triangle Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Retro Landscape Illustration

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Textured Dot Pattern - Transform, Vector Texture, Patterns 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Wave Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Whimsical Tree

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Ikat Inspired Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Isometric Cube Pattern - Shape Builder, Align, Pattern Make

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Complex Art in the Appearance Panel

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Diamond, Harlequin and Argyle Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Guilloche Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Hi-Tech HUD rings

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Perfectly Overlapped Rotated Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Seasonal Ornaments - Learn new skills while making seasonal art

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Stitches and Sewing Elements

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create with bends and blends - techniques for icons, logos and more

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Creative Half tone Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Custom Corner Tiles for Pattern Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Cute Furry Creatures

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Cutout Text Effects - Photos, Pathfinder & Text

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Designing with Symmetry

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Doodle-Style Heart - DIY Brushes and Nested Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Draw a Retro TV - Shapes, Texture & Sunburst

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Draw a Vintage Birdcage - Shapes, Transform, Texture

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Faux Tissue Paper Collage - Blending, Texture, Transparency 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Flat and Dimensional drawing techniques

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun Effects with Graphic Styles - Appearances, Brushes, Styles 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun with Scripts - Download, Install, Run

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Get Creative with Blends and Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Get Export File Sizes and Resolution Correct

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Going in Circles - Brushes, Blends & Transformations

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Gradient Background Effects - Find, Adapt, Create & Use

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Houndstooth & Rose - Vector Halftone Tracing & Houndstooth Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Illustrating Cacti with Custom Made Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - I'm Seeing Stars - Fill, Warp, Clip & Crop Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Frame - Shapes, Fills, Strokes & Color

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Kitchen - Cartoon Art with Live Paint 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In Your Face - Pen Tool Practice 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Layered Paper Style Collage - Gradients, Graphic Styles, Transform 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Let's Go Steampunk! - Shapes, Rotation, Textures 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 2017 Calendar from Scratch - Grids, Layouts, Text, Patterns & More 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 3D Y Shape Pattern - from paper illustration to digital design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a Lace Pattern Brush - Stroke, Blends, Pattern Tiles, Rotation 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make an Organic Spiral Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Art Brushes - Configure, Color & Scale

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Art Using Other People's Art 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Custom Organic Patterns - Transform, Scissors, Align, Pattern Swatch 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Retro Shapes - Pathfinder, Scripts, Rotation

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Scrapbook Papers to Sell - Patterns, File Formats, Marketing Materials 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to Sell Printables - Stripes, Grid, Lines & Isometric Grid

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Mastering Live Trace - Turn Bitmaps to Vectors

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Meandering Hexagon Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - More fun with Scripts - Text to code, more scripts, more fun (trees too!)

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Multi-Color Faux Pattern - Patterns, Transform, Expand 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Neon Effect - Appearances, Graphic Styles, Fonts

Illustrator for Lunch™ - On (a pattern making) Safari - Repeating Patterns 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - One Design Concept - Many Variations 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern in a Pattern - Achieving the Impossible in Illustrator 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern in Pattern & Irregular Repeating Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern Know-how - Install, Transform, Recolor

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern of Lines and Dots

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pop Art Style Star Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mandala Design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mirror Drawing - Symmetrical drawing

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Road Trip - Custom Brushes and Live Paint

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Roaming Square Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Seamless Repeating Texture Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Season's Greetings - Shapes, Brushes, Texture 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Semi Transparent Flowers - Scatter Brushes, Opacity, Blend Modes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sharing and archiving files - troubleshooting the pitfalls

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sketchy Image Effect - Image Trace, Swatches, Sketchy Effect

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Something's Fishy - Appearance Panel Tips & Tricks 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Stipple Texture Effect - Grain, Gradients, Blends 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - String Art Inspired Designs

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Stylish Doodles to Make and Sell

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Type on a Path - Type, Paths, Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Using & Troubleshooting Bounding Boxes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Using Photoshop Objects in Illustrator - Images, Shapes, Patterns and more

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Vector Textures - Vectors, Clipping Masks, Pathfinder

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Warp Shapes & Text - Envelope Distort, Warp, Gradients 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Watercolor Magic - Type, Downloaded Patterns & Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Watercolor stripe seamless repeating pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical diagonal line patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Scrapbook Paper Designs to Sell or Share

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Text Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Textured Drawings Using Hand Drawn Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Zentangle® Inspired Pattern Brushes - Shapes, Effects, Brushes

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Transcripts

1. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mirror Drawing - Introduction: Hello, I'm Helen Bradley. Welcome to this episode of Illustrator for Lunch: Real Time Mirror Drawing. Illustrator for Lunch is a series of Illustrator classes each of which teaches a small range of Illustrator techniques. You'll get an opportunity to practice your new skills in your class project. Today, we're looking at setting up a document so that we can do real time mirror drawing. As we draw in one part of the document, everything is reflected automatically in the other side of the document. You're going to see how to set up a document and then use the document to create a mirror drawing. As you're watching these videos, you'll see a prompt which lets you recommend this class to others. Please, if you're enjoying the class, do two things for me. Firstly, give it a thumbs up and secondly, write in just a few words why you're enjoying this class. These recommendations help other students to see that this is a class that they too might enjoy. If you'd like to leave a comment or a question, please do so. I read and respond to all of your comments and questions, and I look at and respond to all of your class project. If you are ready now, let's get started setting up a document for real time mirror drawing. 2. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 1 - Make the Shapes: We're going to start by creating a brand new document in Illustrator. Now, if you're familiar with watching my tutorials you know that I am really reluctant about telling you what size to make things, what colors to use and so on. I usually suggest what I'm using and say do whatever size you like, well, today is different. Today you're really going to want to set things up the same size as I'm using because we've got a lot of layers and shapes and things to be working with here and they need to be correct. So I'm setting my document to a 1000 pixels wide, 600 pixels tall, I'm using RGB color mode. That doesn't matter, the rest of the size does, I'll click "Okay". You're going to need your layers palette, so I'm going to bring my layers palette all the way out here. To help you see what's going on, I'm just going to make my row sizes just a little bit larger. So I'm going to create a rectangle, I'm going to a rectangle tool, I'm going to click once in the document, this first rectangle is going to be the size of 1000 by 600. I wanted to be no fill, no stroke. That's pretty important. So now, I'm going to the align panel and you can get to that by choosing window and then align, and make sure that align to is set to align to artboard. Now I'm just going to center this object on the artboard. It's also going to be valuable to you if you name these shapes. Again, very seldom do I bother naming shapes, this time, it's really important for understanding what's going on and for sorting out problems when they occur. So I've just called this shape artboard clipping shape. The next shape we're going to make again is a rectangle. This time it's going to be double the width and double the height. So that makes it 2000 by 1200 pixels. Click "Okay", and again we want it centered. Now this one, I like to give it a stroke, so I'm just going to give it a red stroke. We're not going to save that right now because it's way outside everything, but it can be helpful to give it a stroke. This is going to be called don't paint outside me. I'm trying to give them names that are going to be indicative of their place in this process. The next shape is again going to be a rectangle. This time it's going to be 500 pixels wide, so it's half the dimensions or half the width of this document but it's going to be the same height, so it's 600 tall, I'll click "Okay". Now this one here is going to be placed over this side of the artboard. You're going to click here on "Horizontal Align Left", and then "Vertical Align Top". It inherited the red board or the red stroke from the previous shapes. We're just going to turn the stroke off on this, and we're going to call this work area clip. We're going to need another shape the size of the artboard, so again a rectangle, 1000 pixels wide, 600 tall, we'll click "Okay". Again, we're going to center it on the artboard. This one's going to have a white fill, or you could give it a color fill if you wish because this is going to be your background. With this object selected in the last palette double-click on it and call it Background. We also need a guide. So to add our guide, we're going to choose view and then rulers, show rulers. You're going to drag a guide out of the ruler here on the left-hand side of the page, and you're just going to drop it in the middle. Up here, you want to make sure that its x value is set to 500. That means that it's in the very middle of the document. It doesn't matter what its y value is, it does matter what its x value is. It's just called guide in the last palette that's just fine. Now that we've got all the shapes that we need to prepare our document, we're going to go ahead in the next video and we're going to set this up. 3. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 2 - Create Layers and Clipping Masks: Now that we've got our shapes, we're going to need some more layers. I'm going to click here on Layer 1 and I'm going to click here on the "Create New Layer Icon", and I'm going to press that twice because I want Layer 2 and Layer 3. I'm going to bring Layer 2 down and drop it inside Layer 1 so it's a sub-layer of Layer 1. Then I'm going to bring Layer 3 down and I'm going to drop it right on top of Layer 2. Layer 3 becomes a sub-layer of Layer 2. We've got this stepping stone thing happening with Layer 1, then Layer 2, then Layer 3. Into Layer 3, you're going to pick up this Work Area Clips. You're going to drag and drop it onto Layer 3 so that when we open up Layer 3 using this little disclosure triangle, work area clip should be inside it. The guide is going there too. You're going to drag and drop the guide onto Layer 3 and it will appear in there as well. "Don't paint outside me" is going into Layer 2. You're going to pick it up and drop it right on top of Layer 2 so it appears above Layer 3 in the stack. You have an art board clipping shape here. It's going above Layer 2. We're just going to pick it up here and we're going to drop it onto Layer 1, which will place it immediately under Layer 1, but well outside of Layer 2. The background is going to stay where it is. It needs to be at the bottom of the stack because we're going to build our image on top of it, but it's just in Layer 1, it's not in Layer 2 and 3. We can prove that by closing up Layer 3. You can see that the background is still visible. If it were in Layer 3 by accident, it would've disappeared. In detail, when we close up Layer 2, background is still hanging around outside. It's in Layer 1 but not in any of these nested layers. Now, we're going to focus our attention on Layer 3, and I'm going to take the work area clip and put it immediately under Layer 3. It has to be the top-most thing inside Layer 3 and it also can't be selected. I'm going to the Selection tool. I'm just going to click away so that nothing here is selected at all. None of these little dots are selected. I'm going to just click on Layer 3. I'm not selecting Layer 3, I'm just clicking on it to target it. From this drop-down menu here, I'm going to choose "Make Clipping Mask." You know that your clipping mask is working because work area clip now has an underline underneath it. That tells you that there is a layer clipping mask. Now, a lot of people don't know that you can have layer clipping masks in Illustrator. Well, this is a layer clipping mask. I actually have a class on clipping masks that you might want to watch if you want to learn a little bit more about layer clipping masks. But for now, this is what we need. We need another one up here, so I'm going to target Layer 1. This art board clipping shape is going to become a clipping mask for Layer 1. Again, I'm going to click the drop down menu and choose "Make Clipping Mask." The result of that is that art board clipping shape now has an underline underneath it telling us that it is a clipping mask for the whole of Layer 1. The good thing is, that if you've got this far and if your layer palette looks like mine, you're pretty near done with the organization. The last thing that we need to do is to put in our reflection. I'm going here into Layer 3. I'm going to target Layer 3. I'm just going to put a shape in the document. I'm going to fill my shape with a color and I'm making sure that it is somewhere inside Layer 3. The way that layer clipping masks work is that when you create them, they have to be the top-most thing in a layer. But once you've created them, they can appear anywhere in the layer, so it doesn't matter that we've pushed the work area clip out of the way. Once it's been used as a layer clipping mask, it can be pushed out of the way. Now, we've got a shape, and this is going to be the area in which we're going to draw our reflected drawing. But right now, the reflections aren't happening. The last thing that we have to do is to make the reflections work and we're going to do that in the next video. 4. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 3 - Reflect and Test: To set up the reflection, first of all, I'm going to just zoom out of my documents so I can see things more clearly on the screen. I'm going to target layer 2 here, that's the one that has don't paint outside me and layer 3 in it. In this case, unlike when I was making my clipping masks, I'm going to select all the contents of this layer, and because layer 3 is inside layer 2, we're selecting all of layer 2 which includes these layer 3 objects. So you should have something lit up just like this. We're going to choose Effect, Distort and Transform, and then Transform. To create our reflection, we're first of all going to turn Preview on so we can see what's happening. We're going to set one copy because we want the original here plus 1 copy over here, and we're going to click "Reflect X". When you do that, you can see that this shape here is reflected over here, and the distance between the left-hand side of the document and this shape is the exact same distance as the right-hand side of the document to this shape, and you'll just click "Okay". At this point, you can now lock things down. So I suggest to lock your background so it doesn't move. I suggest that you lock your guide so it doesn't move. The guide is just telling you where the center of this document is and where the reflection is going to take place. You can also lock down don't paint outside me. I'm going to explain in just a second what that means. You can lock down your art board clipping shape. Now it's time to test and make sure that everything is working, so I suggest that you make sure that nothing is selected. You could do that by clicking on the "Selection Tool", just make sure you click away so nothing is selected here. I'm going to the Blob Brush, I'm going to select it, and I'm going to select a color for the blob brush. So I'm going to use a blue color. I'm going to make sure that layer 3 is selected because that's the layer that we're going to paint on. Now I can just paint with the blob brush and just see what happens. Now, if you've set this up correctly, what you should see is a mirroring of your object. You can experiment with a few shapes and just make sure that they're going to mirror. You can see that when they mirror across the center line, whatever was dumped into this area of the image is just disappearing. So when I draw a line like this that crosses the center line, whatever is on the right-hand side of the document is just disappearing. The mirroring effect is only mirroring what's on the left of the document and the clipping mask, this work area clip that we created, is ensuring that nothing that is outside the left-hand side of this document is being seen. It's just being hidden, it's being clipped away. Now I'm going to zoom back out a little bit more because I want to show you the reason why we had this path. This path here is the don't paint outside me path, and it's there for a really good reason. I'm just going to go back in here and I'm going to paint with the blob brush again outside the art board. You can see that nothing's happening. Nothing is disturbing our document. But let's see what happens when I paint outside the art board and outside the shape that's called don't paint outside me. Well, this is what happens and that's why that shape is there. It's a warning for you, even though that path didn't go in the right place. It's a warning to you that by placing something outside the area that's called don't paint outside me that you're going to break the document, so it's just not going to work. Since we made don't paint outside me so much larger, it's double the width and double the height of the document, it would be unusual if you did actually paint outside that area, but you know what the problem is if that happens to you. So if you go and paint something and if your document fractures as soon as you've painted something or as soon as you pasted something into the document, you will know that the very last thing that you did was outside this don't paint outside me area and you just need to undo it and everything will be re-established to what it was originally. Once you've set up your document like this, we can go to layer 3. We're just going to isolate all the shapes that are in layer 3 and we're just going to send them to the trash can. The document is now set up and ready for us to create our mirror art. 5. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 4 - Draw the Skull: Before you get started actually using this document, you may want to save a copy of it so that you could use this fresh copy anytime that you wanted to create a mirror drawing, and then go ahead and work on a duplicate of that just so that you're protecting the original that you spent so much time making. We're just going to make a skull shape. I'm going start with the pen tool. I'm going to start just on the opposite side of the drawing. I'm going to come around here and create my skull. One of the nice things about this mirror drawing is because it is a mirror drawing, you can see exactly what's happening as you're going and so you can make adjustments pretty quickly. Now something like this happens to you and you say that you're just not getting your mirroring. It's time to have a look in your labs palette. What's happened is that these two shapes that I just created haven't gone into layer 3, they've gone into layer 2. Well, it's an easy enough process to just drop them into where they should be. As soon as they're inside layer 3, you can say that the mirroring has worked. Now that's going to happen to you every soft and something's going to appear where they shouldn't appear. But it's easy enough to solve it if you know what the problem is and you can recognize that quickly enough. I'm just building my skull up from a series of shapes. It's all very simple stuff at this stage. Once I've got the basic shapes in place, I can select either this and increase the stroke weight. So I'm going to make them quite a bit thicker. I'm now going to add some additional features and I'm going to use the paintbrush tool here. I'm going to the brush tool palette. I'm just going to click here on this round paintbrush. That means that every time I click now, I'm actually creating a paintbrush dot. As I'm going along painting, I'm hitting the open square bracket K a few times between H paint stroke, just to get a smaller brush stroke each time I click on the brush. Now I'm again going to use my brush. This time I'm going to open a brush library. I'm going to the brush fly out menu here. I'm going to click on open brush library. I'm going to decorative and I'm going to Elegant Curl & Floral Brush Set. There are some brushes here that you can get an interesting effect with. I'm just going to test them out on this side of the document. So you can see when I draw from left to right, this as what I get, but what if I draw from right to left, I get a different look to that brush. I'm going to draw a line for my brush and I'm just going to set it up just above the skull so I can move it down once I've got it in position. I'm just going to draw it. Then with a line selected, I'm going to apply the brush to the line. Now if I go to the appearance for this particular line and open up stroke, I can increase the weight of the line and that's going to give me a different effect. Then I can just pull the shape into position. I actually think I just wanted on top of the head here, so I'm just going to bring it down here. There are other elements that you can use that are brushes that we'll have interesting effects. Actually going to brush this one on. So I'm going to go and get my floral stem and I'm just going to create a line for it. Now if you don't like the way that the brush has gone on, you can just select the brush line with the selection tool and then just select a different brush stroke to go on it. If you decrease the stroke value on the brush, you're going to get a different effect as well. So thinking I like this one, I'm going to use that. I'm also going to put some pen lines around here. I'm just going to create some little loops with the pen tool, just using the Alter option K to swing the pen line back. Now I'm going to run into a riskier. I really want to put the end of this line over this point, but if I start clicking on that point, the line is going to join up. So I'm just going above that point. I'm going to zoom in here a little bit closer. Now I'm going with the direct selection tool. I'm going to grab this and just put it into position, but not in such a way that it's actually going to end up joining up with the line around the face. Now with this line, the stroke settings have meant that I've got pointy ends on my stroke. I'm going to select the line, I'm going into the stroke and I'm going to select one of these join options that's going to give me a softer join and not a spiky join. For the eyes I want to add a sort of loop around the eyes. So I'm going to select the eye, I'm going to the stroke. I'm going select dashed line. I'm going to set the gap to about 20. I'm going to set the dash to zero. I'm going to increase the weight here to about 20. I'm going to make the caps round. The upshot of that is that I get the circles around the eye. I just want to scale those up until they're pretty much what I want them to be in terms of size. When I've done that, I'm going to the fill and I'm going to set the fill here to white. I have my fancy strike and behind and underneath it is a filled circular shape. Well, if I reverse the stroke and fill and moves the stroke underneath the fill, then I get this effect. That was what I was looking for the eye. 6. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 5 - Finishing Touches and Wrap up: I'm going to draw a heart-shape and I'm going to do it from an ellipse. I've got my ellipse here. I'm just going to press the letter D to default to the default settings. Going to target this topmost point here, and just drag it down, and then use the Alt or Option key to just break these handles apart so that I can create more of a heart shape. Down the bottom here, I'm going to the Pen tool, I'm going to click on the Anchor Point tool, which shares a toolbar position, so I end up with a nice little heart shape. I don't want my heart to have a fill, but I do want it to have a stroke. I'm just going to wind up the weight on this heart and size that down a little bit. I'm going to place that right in the middle of the skull. Again, make sure it's in the middle by checking its x-value here. Its x-value for the middle of the heart is 500 pixels, so making sure that it's centered exactly in the middle of the skull. I'm going to select it, choose Effect Distort and Transform, and then Transform. I can use a Transform effect to rotate it. Let me click Preview on. I'm going to rotate it around its base. I'm going to add two copies of it. I want to rotate it, something like this, but I also want to move it at the same time, so I'm going to move it in a negative horizontal direction and I'm going to scale it to about 75 percent width and height. it gets smaller on every single one of its iterations, and I'll click "OK". Now, I want to finish off my skull with a flower, and I'm going to get one from the symbols collections. I'm going to choose Window and then Symbols. From the Symbols collection, there is a Gerbera daisy that I can use and probably will use, but I'm just going to show you where you can find additional symbols. Click the fly-out menu, choose Open Symbol Library, and you've got a whole series of symbols that you can use. If you go to flowers, there are plenty of flower symbols that you could use. I was just looking for something that was nice and round that would work in the eyes. I'm just dragging and dropping a symbol into the left eye. Of course, it's just going to appear in the right eye as well. I want to break the link, so I'm just going to click Break Link, the symbol. That means that any changes that I make to this flower are not going to be reflected in the symbols panel itself. Now, there's obviously plenty of other things that you can do in creating a skull, I just wanted to give you a project that you could enjoy using this mirror technique in Illustrator. Your project is to go and create a skull illustration of your own using the template that you will have created for this mirror drawing. Post an image of your completed project in the class project area. I hope that you've enjoyed this class and that you've learned something that you didn't know about working in Illustrator. If you did enjoy the class and when you see a prompt to recommend it to others, please give it a thumbs up, and if you would write a few words about why you enjoyed the class. Recommendations like this help other students to say that this is a class that they too might enjoy. If you'd like to leave a comment or a question for me, please do so. I read and respond to all of your comments and questions, and look at and respond to all of your class projects. My name's Helen Bradley. Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of Illustrator for Lunch, Create Real-time Mirror Drawings. I look forward to seeing you in an upcoming episode of Illustrator for Lunch soon.