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Reign Repeats: Learn Adobe Illustrator Basics to Create a Faux-Pattern

MaJo Bautista V, Owner and Designer at MaJoBV

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12 Lessons (1h 35m)
    • 1. Intro lesson

      3:10
    • 2. The Class Project

      2:13
    • 3. The Workspace

      10:00
    • 4. The Essentials

      8:02
    • 5. Shape tools

      10:03
    • 6. Line tools

      10:15
    • 7. Selection tools

      14:24
    • 8. Pen tools

      9:48
    • 9. Drawing tools

      17:44
    • 10. Erase, Cut & Divide tools

      7:31
    • 11. The Final Exercise

      1:21
    • 12. Hotkeys

      0:20

About This Class

Adobe Illustrator is a wonderful software that will certainly help you materialize your ideas. However, it can be very intimidating if you are new to it, or you might just not be using it to its full potential. In this 90-minute class, you'll learn the basics of using Illustrator through detailed video tutorials.

This class is the first one of the Reign Repeats series, and it is meant to help you learn the fundamental Illustrator skills you'll need later in the series to be able to use the software to create beautiful and seamless repeat patterns. It is perfect for those who have never ever even opened Illustrator, new designers, illustrators and everyone interested in Surface Pattern Design.

By the end of the class, you will have lost the fear of that grey workspace, and you will have acquired the skills to replicate a basic illustration, trace over some of my motifs, modify them to make them yours and finally, create a faux-pattern with them.

Transcripts

1. Intro lesson: rang. Repeats Illustrator One No one for beginners. Hi, everyone. My name is Maho. Short for my Jose in Spanish, the jays pronounced like the age in the verb hope in English. I'm a fashion and textile designer turned surface pattern designer. I'm from Colombia, South America. I leave nine years Soumillon where I studied and worked for the fashion industry. And a year ago, in most back home in 2000 and 10 I decided to go back to textile design, which has always been a passion of mine. In 2000 and 12 I discovered the wider world of surface pattern design, which actually includes textile design and decided to focus my career on creating seamless repeat patterns and illustrations to decorate a variety of surfaces. I've been using design software since I was about 12. I'm mostly self taught, although in design school, like did polish some of myself for skills. I started with CorelDraw, uh, move to free hand before micro media was bought by Adobe and ended up unfailingly off. Of course, with illustrator I've been using Illustrator for over 12 years now. Ah, usually Handra Oh, my designs and then color them and arrange them into patterns in Illustrator I love this suffer, and I know how much of a tool it can be for someone interested in creating repeat patterns . And I also know many of those interested have never, ever used illustrator or any other design software before and ever very much intimidated by the idea of using it. Back in June 2013 I launched the first skill shirt glass entirely dedicated to learning how to use Illustrator to make repeat patterns. It was called rang repeats create a perfect repeat pattern in Adobe Illustrator. But then we were supposed to create classes differently, and my original class was way too long compared to the classes offered. Now, that's why I decided to revamp my course and divided into a series of shorter classes dedicated to learning how to use illustrator from scratch. So you can acquire the necessary skills to later on be able to create beautiful and seamless potters in illustrator I for Don and improved all of the lessons so we can say these is ring repeats two point. Oh, during these first class, you will learn through detailed videos, the basic tools of illustrator I promise you. By the end of the class, you'll feel much more comfortable with it, and you'll actually be jurors about learning more and more. The stress is very taking, and although it is a beginner's class, it is packed with a lot of information. Ah, that's why I decided to include a meaning exercise at the end of each lesson. They be of these exercises is to allow you to immediately putting practice what you're learning so that your brain can absorb all the information it is receiving and also to build up your skills so that at the end of the class you can deliver the final project. I love surface pattern design because I believe decorated surfaces around us make our daily lives happier. I also love teaching and sharing my knowledge and experiences with others, and I really, really hope to infect you with my love for illustrator and patterns through my ring. Repeat. Siri's Thank you so much for enrolling, and I hope you enjoy the class and earn lots 2. The Class Project: class project. As I just told you during this class, you learn the basics of using illustrator. After each tools lesson, you'll be asked to do a meaning exercise that will help your practice what you have just learned and built after skills. The 1st 3 exercises are purely practical. The last three, instead are not only meant for you to practice the tools but also to develop the motives you used to complete the final project, which is to create a faux pattern. A foot pattern is anything that looks like a repeated pattern but isn't really fallible. What this means is that if I tried repeating the design, it won't be seamlessly repeated. Many patterns start this way. It is normal for a pattern designer to propose ideas with full patterns. It is a quick way to get the idea of how the design will look like without spending time on the technical stuff. You just also coming to create flow patterns to decorate surfaces of a limited size. For example, phone cases, laptop sleeves, T shirts, bags, etcetera. That final parted with Luke as if it was a real repeat pattern when it releasing. This is my spoken monsters designed. It was born as a faux pattern. I created it to submit it to the Delors Anonymous color coloring book. I knew it wasn't going to be repeated on a large surface, so I created an illusion of a pattern took over on entire page. Later on. Once my pattern was chosen for the book, I decided to work on its repeatable version to be printed on fabric well, paper and give up excited. It's time for you to start learning all the techie stuff. The meaning exercises will really help you feel more comfortable using this software. And by the end of the class you'll have the required tools and elements to build your very first faux pattern. Be sure to complete all the exercises and show your progress in the gallery publicly. Sharing them will help you feel more committing to finishing the glass. Remember to also show your fellow classmates some love and support with positive criticism . Feedback is essential to help us old grow on showing support to one another. Definitely help us build a stronger learning community. Once you finish the final exercise, you'll realize how far you've come 3. The Workspace: the workspace. In this first lesson, you will learn what the work Spacey's, what it is composed of, how to personalize it and how to create a new document. By the end of the lesson, he will be more formularies with illustrators layout, and you will be able to sit up in your document. For you to start working on the workspace is the area where all the elements of the software are arranged. When you first open illustrator, you'll find you're probably see something like this before I show you the elements in the workspace. Let's learn how to create a new document to create any document. Simply go to file new or comment, and once you've selected, then you file option on window like these. Will will open start by naming your new document before choosing the other settings. Then determine its size. You can choose from the given options in the drop down menu or set your own during the whole class. I'll work with a file size 1600 by 900 pixels, big to keep the same proportion I'm using for the videos. Choose a units to preferred working with There's no right or wrong It depends on where you'll use the final artwork. When I'm working for Web, I prefer using pixels, working on stuff out print in Colombia. I choose centimeters or millimeters because we use the metric system. But when I'm working on stuff to be produced in the US, I always working inches. Take a look at the advanced options. If you don't see them quick on the tiny triangle to the left off, Worried says, advanced to show them. Start re choosing the color mode. I want to work with either RGB or Sam White. Gay. Are you confused about this? I'm going to briefly explain the difference between them to you. RGB stands for red, green and blue. It uses the additive color mixing method. The creation of colors begin with black and insect with white, the more color you at the lighter it gets. It is based on lights that, when makes that different intensities create different colors when all three primary lights are mixed together at the same intensity white has created. On the other hand, Sam White case stands for science. Magenta, yellow, black. It uses as obstructive color mixing method. In this case, they're starting caller is white, the more color you at the darker it gets. It is based on pigments that one makes create different colors. And when all three primary colors are mixed together in equal proportions, black is created. So in practice, the main differences between the two coder modes are RGB. Colors are brighter, but once printed, they will never be as bright as you see them on screen. You can achieve neon colors with these mode. Sam wake A collars will look dollar on screen, but we'll look closer to what you'll see ones printed. It is possible to bring young colors, but to do so, a special coating is needed. So which one should you use to conclude? Just follow this rule of thumb. Use RGB color mode if the work is meant to be seen on screen and c m y que. If the work is meant to be printed, however, always double check with the company you'll be working with, because nowadays there are some companies that do. Digital printing I require are to be profiles. We're almost done. Just one more thing to decide, and that state selector documents were solution to screen. If you'll do work that's only meant to be used online like me right now. Or choose high rise for printed work. Once you're done, click OK and you'll have your first black dog blank document. Don't worry for not sure of any of the initial settings you've chosen. Just all. You can always edit them later. Okay, time to really start discovering this worst workspaces thing right now. So what's all this stuff? You see the took bar the light gray one on my computer is the menu bar, and it will be the same for Mac users. Here is where you'll find the main menu options below the menu bar. You'll find Application bar, which is also the menu bar on Windows. It contains the workspace switcher, which allows you to change the way you see multiple windows. When you have more than one file open below the application bar, you'll find a control final. It is here that the settings for the tool your using will show up the document window will appear below the control panel and show you the files you're working on. When working with multiple files, it will usually display them as different taps. One next to another to the left. You'll find the tools panel. It contains the tools for creating and editing to the right side. You'll find that panels with them, you'll be able to observe and adjust your work. The white page in the middle of your workspace is the art board. This is your paper. The bar to the bottom left corner is called the Status Bar. It shows you current some level and the number of the are born you're using. You can also choose for it to show the selected tool, the art, birth name or date on time, among others. The canvas is the area where the art boards air placed. We're working an illustrator. You don't necessarily need to place all of your objects on the artwork. You can also use the campus, but only what's on the art boards will be printed. So now that you know what's what on the workspace, you might want to learn how to make that works. Freeze yours when you first open illustrator. The essentials workspace. Presets will be that you fold one click on the tiny triangle next to it to see the other default presents. It comes with each of the different presets will display the panels that will best help you with the work you're about to do. For example, if you choose the painting workspace, it will automatically display the color swatches color guide Um brushes panel for you to start painting right away. It is also possible for you to get create your own workspace with the panels you use more often, and in Georgia you prefer to have them. In my workspace mojo, for example. I like having available older panels that usually use, and I've ordered them in a way that makes sense to me on my workflow, for example, I like having the layers and artwork spinal stuck together at the end of all the other ones . In order for you to personalize your own workspace, simply go to window and open up the battles you'd like your workspace to include. I noticed the essential essentials Preset doesn't come with the type panels to open them. I'll go to window type. Frankly, concurrent, the character panel comes together with the paragraph on open type panels. You can choose to keep them all or just one of them or two of them I'll keep only the character and paragraph ones. So to get rid of the open type panel, I'll just drag it out and close it. Once you've opened all the panels you want, it's time to organize them. You can keep them as floating windows or docked in with all the others. I personally prefer the latter to do so simply drug your panels, and whenever you see the blue light, you can release your mouse. You can also reorganize your doctor. Battles simply moved them around wherever you want them to go. I like having my appearance panels before my color panels. And as I told you before, I like having my layers on artworks panels at the end. Once you're done, you'll need to save your new workspace. Once you have finished personalizing your workspace, click on the tiny triangle next to the essentials again and click on new word space. Nader. New workspace. However you want and click OK, your new workspace will now be available for you to choose from the dark Deng Manu. You can save as many workspaces as you want, and you can manage them by selecting manage workspaces from the drop down menu. A small window will open with a list of all your safety workspaces. From there, you can duplicate or delete them. Sometimes it happens that you just organize your current workspace by tearing out a panel or moving them our own without even noticing. When that happens, don't panic. You don't have to reorganize it yourself. Just click on recent from the drop down menu, and the current workspace you're working on will be set back to its original estate. You can also access the workspace setting from window workspace. So you have set up your new document and realize you should have chosen a different color mode or resolution to change the resolution. Simply go to file documents set up or she'd come and be and choosing you one from the preset drop down menu to change the color mode. Click on file document caller mode, and she's whichever remote you need 4. The Essentials: the essentials on these lesson, you will learn how to use the artwork tool the artwork spinal the hand tool than the zoom tool. By the end of the lesson, you'll start feeling a little bit more at ease with the software. The more you learn about it, the closer you come to loving it. Before you start learning the tools that will allow you to create beautiful patterns, you need to dominate illustrators essentials. The art board tool is the tool that allows you to create, modify and rearrange your our ports. When you select the hardboard tool, a dashed line and abounding bugs appear around the art but you're currently working on or have selected. If you track the bounding box notes, you'll be able to resize your art board. If you press shift while driving your mouth, you'll be able to maintain the same proportions you were working with. You can also change your our first position by dragging it along around your canvas from the control panel. Choose one of the pretty fine art board sides sizes make your art Bert feed a specific object, so I'm gonna have these. I'm gonna draw square to show you so like the opted you won your heart board two feet and then click on the art board tool and go to the control panel over here and choose feet to selected art from the presets. Drop down menu. You can also change the orientation of your art board. You can create a new artwork. You can delete any given our port. You can name your art board however you want. You can also choose to move or copy your art. Bored with the elements that are only you can resize it to a specific values, and you can open the art bert options. You can also open them white by clicking. Enter on your R on your keyboard. Another way to duplicate on art board used Teoh Selector Tool and then click option on your keyboard while dragging the art. But you want to duplicate. If you have great on the move, copy artwork with art board icon in the control panel. You also duplicate all the objects in it seems we haven't clicked on it. Um, this time the this rectangle wasn't copied with my artwork, but let's see what happens when we do see it copied the art bored with the object it had. With this tool, you can also, um, draw a new art board by dragging your mouse on your campus. You can also create any artwork based on are not on an object or group of objects. So it's a We had thes rectangle on the can bus, but not on art board. And we wanted to become an art board too well. You have to do a select the object or group of objects. You want your art for two feet and create the art for tool. Frankly, God, those objects yardbird will be created behind them. Another way to rearrange, name and duplicate your art boards is from the art word spinal. To open it, go to window art boards. I usually have them docked below all of my other panels at the right side of my workspace. When you open it, you'll see a list of the art words do you have. You can also rearrange them by drugging them upward dollar like so when you do so, you'll rearrange the least, like the order that illustrator will take to print or savior images. But you won't actually rearrange them visually here on your campus. You can also rearrange them, using the arrows over here. Click on the art words. Number two. Quickly zoom on it. You can also open the artwork options window by clicking on the icon to the right of each of them to add any yard where you can just click. Then you art. But I can. If you drive an art board to the new art board, I can. You'll duplicated. So no, it is how I dropped this or it says Art Board one. And I duplicated it. And I know I did that because I have the same objects in both of them. You can delayed an artwork by dragging it to the trash, being over here or likely selecting their art board you want and then clicking on the lead art. You can also change the name of your art board from here by double clicking on the name. The hand tool allows you to move your canvas. The hand tool helps to get your way around the campus. It is very useful when you have many art. Birds are objects on it, and you need to quickly go from one two of the other one to see where your objects are. Let's say I'm drawn with my brush and I need to access the hand tool can access it without changing May brush tool. Well, I need to do is press the space bar on my keyboard on the white glove will appear, and with that, I can just drag my mouse and move from one other well from one place to the other one. Once I am where I want to be, I can just release my space bar and can be keep using the tool I was using before. The zoom tool allows you to view closer or further with your canvas. Just elect the assume tool and click, or where you want to zoom in on your canvas. You can also drug over the area that with your mouse, his army press option on your keyboard to toggle between zoo mean and so amount some out. So many you can also double click on the icon tool to automatically soon to 100%. If you're using other tools, let's pretend I'm using again the brush tool. Let's I needed to zooming over here to draw something specifically but I don't want to change tools. I can just use my space bar and then I'll press Micah Monkey again and I he will access my zooming tool. Now I consume mean release those keyboards and keep drawing. Now let's say one of them out. But again, I don't want to change my tools. When I'm going to do is press MySpace bar, then my command key, and then my option key and I will access this amount tool by releasing or present the option key. You're gonna toggle between assuming consume out tools. Once you're done with whatever you want to do with the zoom tool, you can just release the keys and go back to their original tool, your using. 5. Shape tools: shape tools. In this lesson, you will learn how to use their tunggal tool, the run that rectangle tool, the lips, tool bowling one tool and the startle. By the end of the lists, and you'll be able to replicate a basic illustration made with basic shapes. You'll find the shape tools under the type tool in the tool spinal. The show Nikon, by default, is the one that belongs to the rectangle tool. When you click the tiny triangle on the bottom right corner, you unfold the other shape tools to keep them visible. That old time, you can turn them out from the panel to do so, symbolically going to Triangle Arrow to the right of the shapes. Window windows there are induct with a fun within a panel or a bar. Our cold floating windows. The rectangle tool allows it to create rectangles. Perfect squares. To use the rectangle tool, simply select the tool leak on the our port where you want your tunggal to be and drug your mouths. If you want to create a perfect square, just keep shaped Christ on your keyboard while drug in your mouths notice how the shape is created from the corner. You see if you want to greet the shape from its centre, keep option press. You want to create a perfect square that it from the centre justly shift on option at the same time while driving your mouth. If you know the specific size, you want your rectangle to be click ones in your art board, and there were Tunggal. Settings will appear. You put the size you want. So, for example, three peak to peak cells. My 3 50 excels and click OK if you want Teoh constrained the proportion self. Your, um, rectangle. You need to click on this icon here. It's like a look. Eso Let's I click it now since previously I've created a perfect square. You guys change these 2 500 It will change the change it to 500 to, but let's say I create Ah, 500 by 700 pixels rectangle, and I want to create another one. If I quicken the luck here and I changed just one, it would immediately change to the other value proportionally to the 1st 1 With the rounded rectangle tool, you can create both rectangles, perfect squares with rounded corners just like with the previous tool seem, please the like the tool you want to use these days, we're gonna use around it rectangle tool. Click on their report where you want your return, your shave to be and drag your mouths. If you want to create a perfect square with rounded corners, just clean. Just keep shaped pressed on your keywords. If you want your rectangle or square to be created from its center, keep auction price on if you want it to be created from its center. But to be a perfect square to just press shift an option together at the same time. While you're dragging your mouse, you know exactly what size you want it to be. Quick ones or your art board. On the rounded rectangle settings, windows will open again. Also here, there's the look I can that will constrain the proportions that you originally said you can put the value for with height and also the corner radius. So let's say you were going to create a 300 by 300 square with the 50 pixels radius. Here it is. Now let's say you don't know exactly how you want to shape those corners, so you don't know what value team put. Don't worry. Just click on your artwork and draw your shape on before releasing your your mouse. Use the our Okies on your keyboard, the up and down our keys to modify those corners. So here I'm using the down our wiki to make it a little less rounded. The lips tool allows you to create ellipses. I'm perfect circles to create. Create an ellipse. Just click of the tool, become the art board and drag your mouse to create a perfect circle click shift while dragging your mouse. If you want your ellipse to be created from its center click option while driving your mouths, we want to create a perfect circle that is created from its center. Just click shaped an option at the same time while driving your mouth. If you know exactly the size you want it to be. Just quick ones on your art board on the lips Settings window will open. You put the value you want and click OK with the policeman tool. You can create any kind of polling on from a triangle to a Pentagon to a polygon with X amount of sites. This one, for example, has 25 sides. Selector Polian Tool. Click on your art board and drag your mouse to create a polygon shape. To determine the number of sites of your polygon, click the APP and down our IRAs on your keyboard before releasing your most the minimum number of sides. No apology and can have is three. Of course. In that case, you will be drawing a triangle. There is no maximum amount of number of sites that you can define. However, bear in mind that the more the science, the more it will resemble a circle. Notice how polygons are always created from the center, and their proportions are always constrained without the need of pressing any keyboards. If you know the specific size honor number of sides, you want your pulling in to have click ones or your art board to open the polygon settings window input the values I'm going to do. Our 200 pixel radius and five sides. I'm gonna drop Integon and click OK. Notice how in these cases are not supposed to choose values for hot and with but for radius . That's because illustrator creates polygons based on how though they will fit in a circle off the radios you choose. I'm gonna draw circle. We've 400 diameter, which means it will have a 200 dick radius. And you, I'll show you how these Pentagon fits perfectly inside it. Authorities. With this star tool, you can create any kind of star from a triangle. Well, four pointed star to a common starr Pentagon or one with whatever amount of points you want . These one, for example, has 14 selector, star tool Quicken your art board and drag your mouse to create a star while creating a star before releasing your mouse, used the app and down keyboards to change the number of points of your star. The minimum number of points a stark and have is three, just like a polygon, which will just result in a triangle again. There is no maximum amount, just points. It can have notice how stars as well as polygons are always created from the center, and their proportions are always constrained without the need of present any keyboards. If you know the specific size and her number of points you want, your start to have quick was in your heart for to open the start siding windows. You put the ball easy one and click. OK, The first value is radius one, and it deter mines. The outer radius of your star. The second value, which she's named Radius to determines that either radios of her star and let's say I wanna 12 pointed star quick. Okay, and there it is from non remember to keep shift for us to create perfectly proportional shapes. Keep option price to drug her shape from its center. Keep option and shift pressed to draw a shape from its centre on constraints of proportions or orientation. Now that you know how to create some basic shapes, you can replicate the illustration below to help you out a little bit. I'll give you a couple of tips. There are four stars in the illustration. One of them has 20 points. The cloud looks like a complex object, but he's but it is actually made up of bars circles. The sun and stars are colored with the same yellow shape. I'm looking forward to seeing your first exercises in the gallery. Sharing your work with your classmates will keep you and the others motivated 6. Line tools: line tools. In this lesson, you will learn how to use the line segment Tool, the Arc Segment Tool or Artal on the Spiral Tuell by the end of the list, and you will be able to use the skills you've learned so far to create two new elements to up to the exercise illustration. Line tools are hidden under the line segment tool that which you confined to the left of the rectangle tool. Just click on the tiny triangle on the right bottom corner of the toe, like until unfold. The other tools also click on the triangle arrow to the right to tear it out the tool. Spinal and have them all available in a floating window. The first tool in the tool panel is the line segment tool. It allows you to drill single straight segments when using the line segment tool. Click where you want your lying to start and drag your mouse until you get the line. The 91 press shift while dragging to keep your lying horizontal on a 45 degree angle or vertical quick on your art port. Ones to open the line segment Tool options. In there you can input the length of your line and young we wanted to be. So let's say I wanted to be 500 pixels. I wanted to be at a 36 degree angle, and if you click and feel line, it will. Just feeling are lying with the current fill color. But I I have black on my stroke, so I don't need to do that. And there is a newly. The second tool you'll learn is the arc segment tool, with which you can create quarters of an ellipse to create a narc. Select there are tool click on your our port, where you want it to begin and drag your mouse until where you want it to end. With this tool, you can create 1/4 of an ellipse or 1/4 of a circle. To do so. Just press shift on your keyboard world, dragging your mouse to open the our excitement tool options simply quick ones and you're art board. If you want to be able to preview the kind of argue creating, just double, click the tool I can. The first value determines the week of the ark. The second volume determines the hide of your art type refers to whether your art will be an open path like this one or a closed path like this one. It will kind of look a piece of cake. The base along Ah determines the direction of the Ark space so x. What the X access means. The Ark The Ark space will be drawn along the horizontal axis well. The Y axis refers to the base being created along the vertical axis. The slope determines the direction of the art slope. Concave are negative values, and convicts are positive values. If you input zero, you'll create a straight line. Phil Arc. If you check Phil Arc, you will just create an art that is filled with the current fill color. I have non side one. Select that Now let's create on art that it's 100 pixels wide. 500 weeks. Those toll closed path, with its based drawn along the horizontal axis and Conkey. Sometimes I've noticed that illustrator has Ah, some kind of bug that doesn't plays your arc on your art board when gear using the preview tool options window. So once a week Okay, it may not not appear like in this case, But don't worry. You can perfectly use this preview window to be able to see what you're actually creating. And if you click, OK, and it doesn't appear just, like once or your art board to open the regular are except mental options that have, uh, that has no a preview, and then but your settings will be there already. So you don't have to worry about that again and just click, OK, and you're are cool be placed on your dartboard. The final toll you're learning these lessons is a spiral Tuell. When I first started using this spiral tool, it took me a while to understand how it actually works. Fortunately, I'm gonna explain you the boring bits so it will be easier and faster for you illustrators , spirals or made of curved segments that decrease in a percentage. These allows it to move inwards and create and create the spiral shape. Let's start with understanding what this spiral savings are all about. Once you have selected the tool, click on your arbor to open the settings window. The rate is that determines the size of the first segment of your spiral. It will be exactly 1/4 of a circle of the Raiders you choose. The decay is the percentage in which the segments are decreased. The higher the percentage, the bigger and more round at your spiral will be. The segments are the number of segments that form your spiral. The higher the number, the more yours borrow will curl in the mural in the middle. And this style is the direction in which your spiral turns. No, now that we know what these settings are, let's create some examples for you to see how the input values affect the final spiral. All of these spirals, all dro will have a 300 pixel radius. The 1st 1 will have a 60% DK on five segments. Let me delete the first 2nd 1 So I'm gonna choose my tool again And click wants to open the tech team the sittings. We'll have the same decay. But this I'm gonna choose 10 segments and the 3rd 1 um, I'll keep the same radius and segments but will increase the decay to 80%. Notice how the 1st 2 are the same size but one. But the 2nd 1 curls more a little bit more. Then the other one in the middle. I'm gonna change the color of this one and then gonna put it behind the other one so you can see that. See how it'll they They both start at the same pace and they turn at the same pace and everything. But the 1st 1 that only has five segments, it stops here, and then the next one that has 10 segments keeps curling in the middle. The 3rd 1 in spite of being of having a 300 pixel radius to, is bigger than the than the 1st 2 That's because we chose a higher decay percentage, and that makes the segments decreased at a lower rate. I'm gonna show you with a circle of a 300 pixel radius. I'm going to create a circle with 300 pixel radius. I'm sorry to radio, so that means it has to be a 600 pixel diameter in a change. The color of it, and I'm gonna show you how, um the length of the first segment of our spirals is exactly 1/4 of a circle of the same radius. I'm gonna lying days to the great here, so you can see that. And I'm gonna lying my circle to that same regret too. And I'm going to send this to back, and you can see how my first segment that goes from these anchor point to these anchor point. This is exactly the same sighs those 1/4 of my 300 rate is circle. I'm gonna show you that same thing with the other two again. The first segment starts here, and it's here. And the first word. 1/4 of my circle starts here, and it's here on Let's do this with this one, its deicing. Now let's say you're happy with the radius and decay settings you have chosen. You have chosen but don't like how it turns. Um, well, you can use the up and down. I'm gonna sell it my tool again, And you can use your app and down keyboards. Ah, while drawing your spiral to change the number of segments without opening the segment windows. In this third exercise, you'll have to use some of the tools you learned in the previous two. Lessons on the tools learned in this one do not focus on creating something pretty at the moment. These exercises are meant to help you practice what you have seen in the video so far and also to help you to help the practical information remaining your brain. Please at your illustration. A tree as now and make this in smaller so that the trick and feet remember to share your exercises in the gallery to keep you and the others motivated. 7. Selection tools: selection tools. In this lesson, you will learn how to use this election tool that your ex election toe the group selection toe the magic one tool on the lasso tool. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to correctly you selection tools to modify simple objects. The selection tools are the first for Aikens under Tools panel. The first tool in the tool panel is the selection tool, or black arrow. With the selection tool, you can select objects or groups. When an object is selected, you can see the bound in books. If you don't see it, go to view. Show bounding box or keyboard Charcot Shift Command me. The bounding box is important because it is the one that will will allow you to resize your objects when using this election tool chooser selection tool and click on any object to select it. Once you have an object selected, you can move it around or you can use the bounding box to rece ice it. Notice how it used to be a perfect square and now I can modify it to a rectangle. If you wanted to keep the original proportions, just press achieved while re sizing it. If you want to resize it from its center press option. If you want to recites an object from its centre and you wanted to keep their original proportions, Chris shaved an option on your keyboard at the same time that you're dragging your mouse. You can select multiple objects by quaking on one, then press shift on your keyboard and select the other objects you want to group or move around at the same time I've select, Um, I've selected four objects right now, and that means I can move them around, and I can also modify them like resize them if I want, I'll keep shift price so that I resized them in a proportional way. You can also say like multiple objects, by clicking on your mouse on clicking on somewhere on your workspace and dragging your mouse. You see that invisible, temporary frame you're creating? Well, whatever the frame touches will be selected. Once you have selected the objects, you can group them all. Just go to object group or command G. And once they're group, when you touch one of them, all of them will be selected, and you can move them around and again. You can also resize them all together at the same time. Remember, whenever you see a tiny triangle on the right bottom corner of the two to liken like into their ex selection tool, it means it hides all their tools. No, you have to do to do to see them. It's Click on that triangle to make a tour with hidden tools of floating window so you can have the more visible at all times. Just click on the triangle arrow to the right to tear it out off the tools final. Stay there X selection tool or White arrow. With the direct selection tool, you can directly select paths or nuts of an object. When an up to be selected, you can see its edges. If you don't see them, go to view, show edges or keyboard shortcut coming. H. It just are important because they allow you to modify only beats of an object. I've group this two shapes together, and I'm gonna show you how you can just like one of them, even though they're a group just used her white arrow tool or that Eric Selection tool and click on the object that you want to move or resize as part of a group. So I flicked under circle and I can move it around if I want to rece ice it. I can press combined on my keyboard and the bounding box will appear, and in that case I can just resize more my circle. I need to keep shaved pressed so that it will resize in a proportional way. And I also want to keep option pressed so that eat it, I can modify it from its center. With the direct selection tool, you can also choose single nuts off a shape. For example, if I drag my mouse and touch just the point, the tip of the star, I will say, like these notes and I can move it around. I can also modify cures. So, for example, I'm gonna sue means that you see, I pressed a on my keyboard to go back to the direct selection tool I taught. I click once on my shape and I can see their knots and I can see that I've selected the's not, and I can move it to modify my original curvature. The group selection tool Select elements from within a group and moves them around. You might be wondering what the difference between the group selection tool in the Derrick selection to lease. Both allow you to select an object within a group, but only the group selection tool allows you to see, like the remaining objects off the group with just one quick let's say I want to change the color of the circle. It is currently group with the Blue Star. Once I've changed the color, I went to move the entire group somewhere else. What I do is, I said, like the group selection tool and click on the White Circle ones. Now I can change the color, so I'll turn you to pink. Once they've done dead, I click and the circle again and the start roll automatically be selected to now. I can move my objects all at once. I'll put them. This store is also very useful when you have many groups within groups, also known as nesting in illustrator nesting could come in handy when designing. I repeat pattern. You could group the elements of each motif together and then group older motives to easily move them around your art board. That's a 1,000,000. I'm using this group of motifs to create a pattern. I've each star separately, and then I've group the three dots together. Now I'm gonna group everything in one single word. Let's pretend I don't like this circle to be pink anymore, So I'm gonna change it back to what? But later on, I want to skill my star again. Like resize it. So I use my group selection tool to select the pink circle, changed the color back to white, then make Lee gun it again, just like my whole star. And if I press combined on my keyboard, uh, the bounding box will appear now I can scale it down or up whatever you want. And he can't even rotated, if that's what you want. Once you're Don just released your keys and you're done now, I'm gonna move it around because I don't like what it is. No. And let's say I want to choose everything so that I can skeleton everything up. So I'm going to click on it again and you see how everything he's selected at once. Now I'm going to use my command key again to skill. Mind what TIFs. The Magic one tool is very useful when you want to select objects with similar appearances by clicking on Lee one of them. Select the Magic one tool and click enter on your keyboard to open the Settings panel. You can feel her on which of the appearances you want your selection to be either failed color, stroke, color, stroke, weight capacity or blending mode. You can choose just one or many of them. The tolerance is the number that indicates how accurate this election is. The higher the number, the less precise this election will be. Won number coloring. I find this tool very, very useful because it allows me to change a particular colder or stroke on several objects at the same time. So let's say I want to change everything that's field with pink for another color. So what I usually I like. The default tolerance is 32 but I usually always change it to zero. So I make it very, very for size because sometimes when you work with colors that are, maybe you've chosen this being and then make a lighter shade of that pink. If your tolerance isn't low enough, it might sell it All of the colors that are where created from a from the first color you had So I always go back to zero I'm gonna click on the pink and you see how everything that's filled with being gets elected. I can change the color to whatever color I want and, uh, go with orange so it's more visible and that's it. Now I'm working with some strokes here to you See the middle star here. It's filled with white, but it has a blues troop as well as thes dot And these outer start here so I would not change the star the I went out and they will have the same feel color to that. It's why I'm gonna choose stroke caller to I'm gonna go back to zero and I'm gonna click on the dot with the white dot with the blue stroke so that I can select the other two shapes that are the same as this one that have the same appearance. So I'm going back to my magic one tool or why in your keyboard. And once you have them, you can go to stroke and I want to change not one apply a brush, so I'm gonna ply these brush so you can see it. The last tool is like a direct selection tool on Lee. You can select dragging enough for emotion while in the direct selection toe you can Onley select by dragging in a rectangular emotion. Let's say I want to select Onley Ah, part of my star to money fired. Well, I use the to do that. I use the lasso tool or Q on my cue board, and I draw the shape off the selection. I wanted me. Whatever pulls inside thes, um, frame imaginary frame that I've just you're a drawn with my mouth. That's what's going to be selected. I'm going to get closer so you can see all these little tiny knots that are red inside are the ones that are selected when they're white inside. That means they're not selected. So now that I've made my selection, I can choose my direct selection tool or a on my keyboard. Andi, drag my selection wherever I wanted to go or I could delete Delete it. So if I president laid on my keyboard, I would delete those notes that I had selected the second exercise of these lesson will allow you to practice the tools you've just learned. Use the proper selection tools to nasty objects in your illustration in the following way. First group The Sun in its race, then the club, then the sun and the quote together. Then the son Claude and Days Guy and the group, then group them, losing them ones craters, then the moon with its graders and the stars, then the whole Morningstar's. Then the moon stars and nights guy and the windows than the windows and the door in the house with the windows and door. Then group the grass, then the cows with the grass, and finally select everything and group it all together. On the second part of this exercise, you will have to modify some of the objects in the illustration. Using the correct selection tools. Use the magic one tool to change the yellow color for fusion use the group selection told to resize and reposition than ones. Craters use the direct selection tool to modify some of the grass use, the last tool on their ex selection tool. To make some of the sun rays shine on the house, use the group selection tool to move the house to the right onto representation. The stars Looking forward to seeing your exercises in the gallery, Sharing your work with your classmates will keep you and the others motivated. 8. Pen tools: rentals. This lesson. You will learn how to use the pen tool, the anchor point to the dilate anchor point toe, and they convert anchor point. By the end of the lesson, you'll be able to trace one of my motives and edited to make it yours. The pencils are here and under the panto, which you confined under the magic wand. Just click on the tiny triangle on the right bottom corner of the to liken to unfold. The other tools also click in the triangle Arrow to the right to tear out the tools panel and have them all available in a floating window. Before I start showing you how to use these tools, let's learn more about the anatomy of a but Victor Beth. Apologies. A group of line segments connected by nuts are anchor points. These segments can be straight or curved. Not so nuts and a curved segment have handles that helped shape the curve. The past occur is the part of a curved segment to the left of a nut, and the future curve is the part of a curve to the right of a nut. With the pen tools you can create and modify vector pats. Okay, now that that's clear, let's start with the first tool. The mental is one of the most wonderful tools to draw trace over an image or create type in illustrator. If you learn how to properly use it, it will become one of your best illustrator friends. To start using the pen tool simples elected tool and clean ones where you're our board to draw, not keep clicking to draw different knots connected by straight segments, notice how you can draw the second NC, whichever whichever direction you want. If you want to close your path, simply get closer to the original, not you. Create it the 1st 1 and you'll see a tiny circle up here next to your cursor. That means you'll close your about to close the past. Just click on the first nod and your path is closed. When you close a path, you create a shape that can be filled with a color. If you're working with your pen tool and create different paths, but don't close them and you want to create a new one, you'll need to de select the path you were working on first to do so you can either press V on your keyboard to go to this election tool. Click anywhere on your art board to de select the previews path you were working on and then press P on your keyboard again to select the pinto the pencil. I'm to start a new pet, or once you're finished with the path you're working on, you can go to select de select or shift. Commend A to do select the path you were working on and start all over again. Two great curves. Great. Ah, first nod. Then when creating the 2nd 1 do not release your mouth immediately, but drug it to create a desire curved you want if you press shift while doing so, handles of your not of your curved not will be parallel to the first not you created. If I don't press shift, I can move them to wherever the direction I want at me. Draw another couple of curves. Okay, now, once you've drawn your curves, you can use the direct selection tool or a on your keyboard, the white arrow and let me some in first as a as you learn when you learn this tool with this tool. You can select individual knots. So I'm gonna select this one, and you can move the handles of that, not on any of the direction you want. So by doing so, you'll change the direction of the original curve you created. They handled to the left, modifies the past Kerr, while the handle to the right modifies the future curse. Let's see it here again. With this one, I'm gonna modify the past curve, this one, and with the right handle, I'm gonna modify the future curve. So I'm going to make this one like this, and I'm gonna turn Desmond this way. Yet Anchor Point tool allows you to add new notes to an existing path working on this path . Anyone Teoh at some other anchor points or not to the two in. Select your path within it with either the selection tool or the derrick Selection tool and then go to your at anchor point tool and click anywhere on your path to add anchor points. Or you can also do that well, So with your path selected and with your pen tool. If you get closer to your path, you'll see a plus sign pure next year cursor. That means you get at anchor points. The delayed anchor point tool allows you to delete notes from an existing path, not, let's say, um, you've decided that these were way too many anchor points, and you want to do it them. You can either used a delayed anchor point tool. Get closer to the not to the anchor point you want to delete and click on it and the tool immediately. Delete that not or having your path selected on your pen. Tool selected. You can get closer to that to the notes you don't want, and you'll see a minus sighing up your next year. Coarser. If you click on the not, you'll do it it. The Convert Anchor Point Tool allows it to directly modify nuts. Now let's see how they convert Anchor Point Tool works. With this tool you can turn occurred into a very ticks or uncle quick on the nut ones, and you'll see how it turns into a vertex. You can also convert a curve note into a mixed point. I'm X Point is one that is healthy for ticks. Health Nut two occurred, so there will only be one Kirk handle to do so. You just have to click on the handle on drug it towards its not to eliminate one of its curved parts. You know, we have to straight segments and then occurred. And if I use my Derek selection tool, you'll see that he's not only has one handle, and this one has not, because we had we converted it to Alberto's before. Remember, if you wanna make a mix not into a curve, not again. You will have to go back to your comfort and corporate tool and then click on the nod. But before placing your mouse, you'll drag it until you see the handles appear again. So you can see here that usually handles are aligned. Both of them go to the same direction. Also here if I choose this one Opps sorry with vendor exception to leave, but you should choose this one. You'll see how they always they both go to the same direction. Also here Do you want to create handles that go to different directions, like in a heart shape? Ah, in the heart you have to do the following thing so I'm gonna use my pen tool P to draw a teardrop shape. Then I'm going to select the middle. Not with my Derek selection tool that I'm gonna use my convert comport anchor point tool to move this handle upwards. Then I'm going back to my Derek selection tool. And so, like that same nod to show the handles again, both handles again. Then going back to my dad convert on import anchor point tool and moved the other handle upwards to. But you see how now the two and the two handles form a vertex in the middle and my curves actually go in different directions. Now that you're illustrator skills have grown a little bit more, we can work on something more advanced. Please use the pen tool to trace over the leaves below. You can tell Oh, they're down. Though the original file toe work with from the Class Project page also used the other pen tools and direct selection tool to modify at least one of the leaves. In this example, the top leave is the original More motive. I traced using the pento on the bottom leave. I dilated some knots to obtain a different shape. I'm really looking forward to seeing your leaves up in the gallery. Gen Your progress is a great way to keep you and the others motivated 9. Drawing tools: drawing tools This lesson. You will learn how to use the papers. Tool the pencil tool, the blood burst tool this month tour and about the eraser tool. By the end of the lesson, you'll be able to give a hand drawn look toe one of my motives and edit it to make it yours . The drawing tools are my favorite. I like them because they allow me to draw an illustrator in a more spontaneous and natural way with the mental have to be more precise and exact. If you prefer a more 100 style, these air the perfect tools. To achieve that, you can use them with the mouse and or truck, but or with a welcome tablet. That's what I usually use. I have an old Wacom bamboo fun. It is tiny, but it works fine. But one day I'll love to own one of these favorite fabulous touchscreens antics. If you're just starting out, get yourself up, Bumble. Welcome to test how you like it. It isn't that expensive. I think it is around $100. It takes a bit of time in practice to get used to a drawing tablet, but once you do it can really make a difference in your creative process. Under the line segment tool, you'll find the same brush tool. If you select the tool and it doesn't allow you to draw, it means you need to choose a brush first. Simply go to window brushes to open the brush. Aspinall. Once you've opened it, you'll see some brushes in there. If you don't, you may need to open a brush library. Click on the panels menu on the top right corner, go to the open brush library and then choose one of the libraries in there. I usually use the brushes in their artistic library. Now let's see how the brush tool works. Selector tool. And if you haven't already select a brush when you're from the brush panel with the brush tool, you can draw whatever you want. Whatever motion you prefer. Remember, it allows you to be spontaneous with your movements. Gonna draw circle here and then I'm gonna try drawing something very close to it. Make it see how my new path merged with the 2nd 1 That's because when see, I'm not drawing any more, but my previous path is still selected. So when you draw something very close to the original path you were working on, it might merge or be deleted by the new path. So to avoid that, you'll want to click. Enter on your art board on your keyboard on and check that keep selected option. That will owe you to draw whatever you want. But whenever you release your mouse, the path you were working on will be de selected. And then you can keep drawing without fearing or risking your new path to be merged or deleted with the other one. If you want to draw and then close the path you're working on, just get closer to the original to where you started your path and click option on your keyboard. When you see that little circle appearing next year cursor, you can release your mouth your mouth. Sorry, and your path will be closed when using the brush. Just draw as if you were using a real brush. You can be very free with their movements, so be natural and draw as if you were drawing on paper. I know it doesn't feel the same because you're using a mouse, but you will get very Han drone Lukes with these tool. Let's change the brush of one of these bets we just created to do so. Just go back to your brush library and choose one of them. You'll find the pencil tool next to the paint brush tool. The pencil tool hides other two tools, but we'll learn about them later. In this lesson. The pencil tool is very similar to the bank brush tool. It also allows you to draw FREEHAND. If you want to close a path you're working on, simply get closer to what you started and press option when you do so and when you see that little tiny circle appearing really is your mouse. In that moment, your path will be closed to open the pencil till options click. Enter on your keyboard and you'd like to keep the keep selected box and checked to, just like with the brush tool to avoid the same problems. And in here you can, um, just fidelity and smoothness. The fidelity value did determines how many pixels there will be between 1.1 not and the other one when drawing with a pencil to. And the smoothness, of course, will determine determine um, how smooth your path will look like the pencil to also uses strokes so you can easily apply a broad a brush if you want it to. The blood brush tool is my absolute favorite tool. You'll find it below the pain for stool. Before I start showing you the blood brush tool, I want you to notice how I'm working with a stroke color on no field color. Just keep that in mind for later. So I'm gonna select the tool and press enter on my keyboard to adjust the settings so you can choose the size of your brush. And you can also choose the shape of it with the Angolan remoteness values. You can either adjusted with the lighters or you can do it from the preview here. So have you keep on 100% roundness? Your brush will be round it like, uh, gel bull pen. But if you make it a little bit of lips and angled ID, you'll create kind of a color graphic. Um, pen. If you're using a welcome, um, tablet, you can also us illustrator to read the pressure you put into your into the stylus you're using. I'm not using what right now, so it doesn't allow me to do that. But when you do so, um, it's illustrator will kind of read the pressure you put into your stylist. And the more pressure you put, the thicker the line will be just like when you're drawing with the rial pen. I like also keeping these two boxes and checked, and just for us. Okay. I love the blood, the blood brush tool. And it is my favorite tool because it creates even smoother lines than the other two tools we just learned. So just drove with it. Also, just feel free with their movements, be natural. And now I'm going to show you something, going to go with my I'm choose my selection tool, and I'm gonna still liked one of the path. So I just created and I want you to look at what? What's gonna happen here. So I'm gonna select one, and now I actually have a feel color, but I have no struck stroke cooler. That's because we're using the blood brush tool. You're not creating a now outline made off a stroke, but you're creating a kind of us like you're simulating an outline, but that outline is made of a shape. So if I get closer here, you'll see that my outline has to invisible strokes and its field with color inside. I also like using these tools to colorings shapes. So let's say I have a circle here and they have I'm gonna draw start to let's say I want a color in those shapes, but I don't want it. I could simply use the feel color, of course, but I I wanna have a little more of 100 effect. So what I'll do is and gonna use my blood brush tool, I'm gonna change the color, and I'm gonna make it bigger. And now I can just coloring whatever shapes I like. Remember, you can easily close a path when using the paintbrush or pencil tools by pressing option on your keyboard were near the starting up. We're not. Tiny circle appears on your cursor. You can release your mouth and the path will be closed. Now let's talk about the two hidden tools under the pencil tool click of the tiny triangle on the right bottom corner off the two likened to unfold. The other tools also click on the triangle arrow to the right to tear out the tools final and have them all available in a floating window. The smooth tool is the first toll you'll find under the pencil toe. As its name says, it helps moving back paths to show you how this month tool works and gonna use thes three flowers I've drawn before. The 1st 1 I drew with the blood that with the brush tool, the 2nd 1 with the pencil tool and the last one with the blood brush tool. If you want to simplify their parents if a path or a smooth it out first, use one of the selection tools to select the object. I'm gonna use the black, the derricks at best, Election tool or Black arrow gonna see like this flower here. Once you have your object selected, you can select this move tool and drive your mouse along the desired path. You want to modify. So I want to see how these one here is a wonky. I want to smooth that out. So I'm gonna troll along that part there and look how nice and Kerr beauties. Now I can do the same here. And you can just repeat this process until you get the results you want Can also do it over and over again on the same part. So, uh, there year in here, it's okay. Going to show you, Um what? How it looks on the brush path tool to So I don't want to go and change back my tools. So to go back to the previous tool I use that was it this election tool And I press come out of my keyboard and you'll see the black, our up, the appearing And I can just select my new object. And if I release my my keyboard, I'll go back to the smooth tool. And I'm gonna smoke this one too. When all of my pedals to be nice and rounded. Uh, that way. Yes. Okay. Okay. I'm gonna do the same thing. So I'm gonna press command on my keyboard to select my blood brush flower. When I released it, I'm going back to my smoke tool and notice how when I go along one of the pets, it's going to de select the harder path because I started eyes moving the inside the inner path. Remember? with the blood brush. You're working with shapes and not with strokes. Do this and you can actually use this moth tool when creating shapes with your blood brush tool to give it up more to give your shapes more of, um, oven in perfect Ah, style off a more hand drawn style. Something that you did with an actual panic or marker. I'm gonna select my flower again But this time I'm gonna pass my smooth tool along the order path I'm gonna now see how my how the ardor path is the one that it's been selected and modified and that the inner path that I did before Okay, perfect. Now way I've showed you I've shown you how the tool works But it also had comes with some settings So you can access those settings by double clicking the icon too. The tool. I can't Sorry. The fidelity determines how far you have to move. Your mouse or style is before illustrator ATS and you're not to the selected path. You can input a value from 0.5 2 20 pixels. The higher the number, this mother and Sinkler the path will be. It's could 50 was added to 15 pixels. So, illustrator, we're only at a new anchor point. Every temple, every 15 pixels and this muteness determines determines the amount of smoothing Illustrator applies when using the tool. So, um, you can put a value from 0 to 100% and the higher the value, this mother of the best. So let's put here, Katie person on, Let's go back, Teoh this flower here and let's see what happens. It's smoothing my flower, but it's getting rid of a lot of anchor points since we could 10 pixels. So you have to play with those settings to be sure that you actually modify the path the way you want another create something like this. The Beth Eraser tool allows you to erase pieces of pets were gonna keep using our three flowers to learn how to use the path Eraser tool SIMPLEs elected Patty want to modify and then select the bath eraser tool. Gonna get closer so you can see what I'm doing. So use the path eraser tool. Um, just drag it along the part, you off the path you want to raise just iffy, as if you were erasing with any eraser from tiny a razor more, then a big rubber. So let's say I'm gonna raise only bits of my flower. I'm gonna do this and you'll see that I'm erasing only signing bits of the past. You could also erase a big chunk of it. No, let's do the same with our pencil flower. So I'm gonna press come on my keyboard to go buck to my dirt into my selection tool and be able to select that path. When I released that keyboard, I'm going back to my pat, a razor tool. And also here I'm gonna clean and have a little bit. Okay, Now let's see what happens with our blood brush tool. Remember, here we're working with two strokes to Pat's that formed the shape. So I'm gonna go inside, and when I do so, going to see how it starts feeling like connecting the them two spaces so that my shape actually changes inside. And that's what let's see what happens if you read something from the outside. So I see. If I do so, I'm simply dividing the shape. But these lesson I want you to redraw three leaves using the three drawing tools you've just learned. They used the smoke toe and the happy razor tool to modify them. You can also play with brushes to see the different effects you can get when completing the exercise. Notice how these tools help you give that your motives a handwritten look. Even though you've directly drowned them on the computer. Remember to share your exercises in the gallery to keep you and the others motivated. 10. Erase, Cut & Divide tools: you race cut and divide tools. These lesson you will learn how to use the eraser tool, the Caesar stool and the knife door. By the end of the lesson, you'll be able to create three new motifs from one. You'll find the eraser tool next to the blood. For stool, click on the tiny triangle on the right bottom corner of the two likened to unfold the other tools if you want, you could also click in the triangle are oh to the right to tear out the tools panel and have them all available in a floating window. They raised her tool, works like a regular rubber on a piece of paper. It will erase anything it touches to show you how they raised her tool works. I prepared these elements on my art board. Once you've selected your eraser tool, click and turn your keyboard to open the eraser tool options, just like with the blood brush off a tool. Here you can define the shape of your eraser on its size, so I'm gonna use one that it's not that big, and around it quick, okay? And just drag your mouse where you want to do it something and the razor will do its job. So for example, here I want to raise that game memories that bit. And then when I raise that big, I can also do the ace with shapes that airfield and notice how When I do that, what happens is when my eraser is smaller than the object that I'm erasing. It divides the object. If you want to do it something out of a specific object, you have to select it first. So, Prez, I'm gonna use the direct selection tool because my flowers are grouped together with the circles in the middle. So I'm going to use the direct selection tool to choose just one of the flowers, the blue one. And, um, I'm gonna use the eraser tool to delete something like pieces out of it. If I do the same on the pink flower but don't select it first. Look what happens. It dilates part of my blue. Forward to ABS. You've noticed the eraser tool works on paths like this one. This is a path. You can see that it is a path because it works with strokes. It has no feels from shapes like this one here or the pink one. It is a shake up a path, but it's a closed path. So if I delete a part of the path, it will reconstruct it again because it is closed so it will remain closed. You cannot open a path with their razor tool. You can just, like deform it or divided. This is her stool cuts paths. So let's say you have a path and you want to really a specific section of it. You could do that with the path eraser tool we learned on the in the previous lesson, but it won't be very precise. I'll show you I have this path here on. I want to delete the part, the section between these anchor point and this one. If I selected and used the path eraser tool to do so, I can get us close, as I want to those anchor points. But I'm not gonna actually get to the rial anchor point and want it, and I'm showing you these with assume here. So instead of and raising until that anchor point I originally wanted to, I ended up creating another anchor point, and that happened from both sides and that's not what I wanted. So to be able to cut something out of a path in a very precise way, you need to use the Caesar's tool. Just select the path you want to work on and then select your tool. You can quick c on your keyboard to select it and click on the anchor points or on the parts you want. Teoh on the part of the path e 12 delayed. I'm I want to do it from one group into the other one, but you can actually do it from here to here. It doesn't matter. And then, with a direct selection tool, you can select that PC, cut and delete it, or I'm gonna use the selection tool, the black tool to be able to move it from one place to another one. Using the Caesar stool is very time consuming, but it is very exact. So if you want to do something for size, you need to cut something that it it needs to be on a specific point. I really recommend using the Caesar stool. The knife tool works like a kitchen knife cutting cake. It divides closed bats and shapes and automatically closest the remaining pieces to use the knife tool simplicity like the tool and drag it across the object or objects you want to cut. The knife will automatically divide the shapes or close pats that it touches and close them into independent pieces. These flowers are grouped together, so I'm going to use the group selection tool to show you how the knife divided that pink flower. If you want to avoid me steaks and cutting shapes you didn't originally wanted to cut. Simply select that the shape you want to cut or shapes you want to cut first gonna select the blue flower and its center and then I'm gonna with the group selection tool. And then I'm gonna use the knife tool to divide it. Now that I have divided it, I'm gonna use the group selection tool again to show you how it'll team out. This is the last immunity exercise. Once completed, you'll have the needed elements to finish the final project. Just one of them achieves you. Modified in the previous exercise. They like great teams. Below are the original motives they drew using the drawing tools. The black ones are the ones with the slight modifications I did using this month tool and applying some brushes once you've chosen them. But if you want to work with in this exercise, I've chosen the one in the middle. Go ahead and further modify it with the tools you've learned in this lesson. In the example below, I modified the 1st 1 with a razor tool, the 2nd 1 with the Caesar stool and the last one with the knife tool idea of these exercises for you to use the tools in this lesson, however, feel free to use the other tools you've learned so far to complete your final boutiques. By the end of the exercise, you should have at least three motifs derived from the original. You're very close to completing the class. Please share with your fellow classmates their final motifs. Remember when your share not only you but also the others feel more motivated 11. The Final Exercise: final exercise, we've come to the end of the class. By now you've learned the basic tools to start creating an illustrator. You've also completed six many exercises. For the final exercise, you'll need the three new Leave Latif's you created in the previous one. Use them to create a faux pattern. To do it. Simply fill the artwork with your motifs. The secret to a foe pattern is to make the motives full outside the art board that helps give the illusion of a continues design. Apply color. If you feel like experimenting, play with your motives scale. Create a background with the rectangle tool. You can even try the hand color defect with the blood brush. You can position your motives however you want. You can be neat and organized, like in this pattern person relate a test pattern like this one. I used the same three motives for both folk patterns below, but got to very different results. Cool, right? It's the final exercise. It is time for you to show off all you've learned with your cause. Mates. Upload your images to the gallery to show your progress and get some feedback. As I've told you all along, sharing not only keeps you but also the others motivated 12. Hotkeys: Haughey's I'm using a Mac, so it comes natural to me to mention the shortcuts I use every day. There are two keys that change when using a Windows computer. If you're using a Windows computer, please keep in mind that whenever I use the command key on my keyboard, you should use the control key and use the bulky whenever used the option key.