English Subtitles for Adobe Illustrator Basics: Part 02



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what's up guys<font color="#CCCCCC"> Eric class was here from</font>

teach me to design<font color="#E5E5E5"> calm and last week in</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">our first episode</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of the Adobe</font> Illustrator basics video series<font color="#CCCCCC"> I walked</font> you through some very basic<font color="#E5E5E5"> stuff such</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">as how to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> create</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> a new document</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> using</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">artboards to help arrange the workspace</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">differences between RGB and CMYK and</font> also how to work with basic<font color="#CCCCCC"> shapes in</font> Illustrator<font color="#E5E5E5"> now today in part</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> 2 we're</font> going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to be building on</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that and I'm</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">going to be</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> showing you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> guys how to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> use</font> and become<font color="#E5E5E5"> familiar with the pen</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> tool</font>

which is<font color="#CCCCCC"> crucial to understand if you</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">want to do any type of</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> illustration or</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">vector based work so I'll be giving</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">some tips</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and shortcuts on how to use</font> that<font color="#CCCCCC"> we'll</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> also be taking a look at</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">using things like gradients and blending</font>

modes<font color="#E5E5E5"> and also the Pathfinder which is</font> another<font color="#CCCCCC"> very important tool in Adobe</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">Illustrator so let's jump right into</font> part<font color="#CCCCCC"> 2</font> so I've got a file here already open it's basically just<font color="#CCCCCC"> a blank canvas but I</font>

used in<font color="#CCCCCC"> my first lesson and what I want</font> to do today<font color="#E5E5E5"> is show you guys the pen</font> tool<font color="#CCCCCC"> so press P on the keyboard or</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> just</font> come<font color="#CCCCCC"> over here</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and select your pen tool</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">and basically you know</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that the pen tool</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">is super important in Illustrator it</font>

allows you<font color="#E5E5E5"> to you know create curves</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">Bezier curves or any kind of custom</font> shape that you want<font color="#CCCCCC"> but what it's really</font> useful for<font color="#CCCCCC"> is if you are tracing</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">something so if I had you know a photo</font> or a drawing or an illustration<font color="#CCCCCC"> kind</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font>

like what I did<font color="#CCCCCC"> in my logo</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> my mascot</font> logo design a couple weeks<font color="#E5E5E5"> ago I</font> basically scanned a drawing in to <font color="#CCCCCC">Photoshop you know fixed it up</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> a little</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">bit and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> then traced it in Illustrator to</font> make a logo<font color="#E5E5E5"> so that's one</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> instance where</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">you know</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> illustrator is great because I</font> can<font color="#E5E5E5"> resize that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> artwork as large or</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> as</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">small as</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> want</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and that's one of the</font> major benefits<font color="#E5E5E5"> of working in a vector</font> based program like<font color="#E5E5E5"> Adobe Illustrator</font> going to start<font color="#CCCCCC"> off with my pen tool</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">create kind of a random looking shape</font> here<font color="#E5E5E5"> and the idea is</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that as</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I add</font> points<font color="#E5E5E5"> you know I'm just clicking and</font> I'm not<font color="#E5E5E5"> letting go in the mouse I'm</font> holding it down<font color="#E5E5E5"> and I'm</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just dragging</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">this</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> around and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you can see what it's</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">doing it's basically changing the the</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">curves</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> here using these anchor points</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">now if I were to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> add another point on to</font> this it's going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to look a little bit</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">crazy but if I want to see what I'm</font> doing<font color="#CCCCCC"> a little</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> bit easier I'm just going</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">to change this from a black fill color</font> to a stroke so I showed<font color="#E5E5E5"> you guys last</font> time how to do that<font color="#CCCCCC"> just hold down</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font> shift key<font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> press X on</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> keyboard</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> or</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">you can come down</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and just click</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">this black arrow to swap the fill and</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">Stroke</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> alright so for now I just want</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">this black line so I can see what's</font> going<font color="#E5E5E5"> on now</font> whenever you're working<font color="#E5E5E5"> with the pen</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">tool</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> again you'll have</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> these handles</font> that allow you to click<font color="#CCCCCC"> and drag</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> using</font>

your direct selection<font color="#CCCCCC"> tool</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> which</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> is a on</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">the keyboard</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> but</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you can drag</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> these</font> handles<font color="#CCCCCC"> to modify your curves</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> or your</font> points now at any point<font color="#CCCCCC"> in time if you</font> grab<font color="#E5E5E5"> your pen tool hold it down you'll</font> see you<font color="#CCCCCC"> have these options</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you can add</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">points delete anchor points or convert</font> anchor points<font color="#E5E5E5"> now if I wanted to add a</font> point<font color="#E5E5E5"> I could basically click anywhere</font> on<font color="#CCCCCC"> my path and just click and now it's</font> added a new point with two new handles so that I can you<font color="#E5E5E5"> know really get even</font>

more detailed and specific with how I want to<font color="#CCCCCC"> manipulate those points</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> all</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">right but if I decide I don't really</font> want that<font color="#E5E5E5"> sure I can cut it or I</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> can use</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">the remove Anchor Point option there</font> with my pen tool<font color="#CCCCCC"> now if I just go back</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">to my</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> default pen tool I can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> click on</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">the last</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> point that I made and that will</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">get</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> rid of</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that handle so you know if I</font> were<font color="#E5E5E5"> to just click whoops if I click</font> this point<font color="#E5E5E5"> now I can just drag this</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">wherever I want now if I didn't do that</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">this handle right</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> here is going</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">basically influence the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> direction and</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">the length of my subsequent</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> or next</font> point that<font color="#CCCCCC"> I make right so if I click</font> somewhere over<font color="#CCCCCC"> here you'll see the shape</font> is<font color="#E5E5E5"> kind of going up</font>

and then curving but if I<font color="#E5E5E5"> just click</font> here first<font color="#CCCCCC"> I can pretty much tell it to</font> go wherever I want it to<font color="#CCCCCC"> okay</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so that's</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">kind of the benefit of</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> doing</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that also</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">if I hold down</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the alt/option key you'll</font> see that it<font color="#E5E5E5"> kind of toggles between my</font>

pen tool and this this option<font color="#CCCCCC"> that lets</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">me</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> basically dictate the direction or</font> length<font color="#E5E5E5"> of this handle and this actually</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">works the same way in Photoshop you can</font> do this to say you know maybe I want the line<font color="#CCCCCC"> to be</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> longer all the way up here to</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">influence the next point or you know you</font> can<font color="#E5E5E5"> just make it be really short right</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">then I click over here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> oops</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and I can</font> just continue drawing so you<font color="#CCCCCC"> know</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> just</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">try to experiment with the the handles</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">let's say again</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I want</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to drag this in</font>

here<font color="#E5E5E5"> so it's shorter</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you can do that or</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">if I hold down alt option and drag the</font> handle all<font color="#E5E5E5"> the way down here basically</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">my next line is now</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> going to follow that</font> handle<font color="#CCCCCC"> all right so it's kind of telling</font> me which direction<font color="#CCCCCC"> and how far I want it</font>

to go but if I want<font color="#E5E5E5"> to have complete</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">control over that I'm just going to</font> click on<font color="#E5E5E5"> this point</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> before I create my</font> next shape here<font color="#E5E5E5"> my next point okay so I</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">don't know what the hell I'm drawing</font> right<font color="#CCCCCC"> now</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> but this is basically like</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">just</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> a random organic shape I'm just</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">showing you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> guys the pen tool</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> so that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">you can hopefully begin to get</font> comfortable<font color="#E5E5E5"> with</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it because it is such a</font> huge<font color="#E5E5E5"> part of working in Illustrator</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">right so</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> again just</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> click and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> drag to</font>

make each point<font color="#CCCCCC"> you can use shift</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> + X to</font> basically toggle between a fill color <font color="#E5E5E5">and a stroke and I'm</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> going to</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">delete that well actually no let's let's</font> keep it for now just<font color="#E5E5E5"> so we can do</font> something<font color="#CCCCCC"> else here so let's say you</font>

have a shape and you want to build<font color="#E5E5E5"> on it</font> right<font color="#E5E5E5"> not that I have any idea</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> what this</font> is<font color="#E5E5E5"> it could be some kind</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> weird tree</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">table or something like that</font> but if I wanted<font color="#E5E5E5"> to add a shape inside of</font> this or<font color="#E5E5E5"> even combine another shape with</font>

it how would<font color="#CCCCCC"> I do that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> well we could do</font> what we<font color="#E5E5E5"> did</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> last</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> time and use the shape</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">builder tool</font> right if<font color="#E5E5E5"> I create this shape close the</font> shape and now let's say I want<font color="#E5E5E5"> to move</font> this around here something<font color="#CCCCCC"> like</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> or</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">over here again I can move my cursor</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">over one of the four corners and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just</font> rotate it all right let's<font color="#CCCCCC"> see we had</font> something<font color="#E5E5E5"> like this going on and I</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> want</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">it to merge these two shapes together</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">well I can hold down the shift key</font>

select my first shape and then the second shape<font color="#E5E5E5"> come back to my shape</font> builder tool click and<font color="#E5E5E5"> drag to join</font> those two<font color="#E5E5E5"> together but another way that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">I could do this is to use what is called</font> the<font color="#E5E5E5"> Pathfinder</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> now the Pathfinder in</font>

Illustrator is incredibly useful<font color="#E5E5E5"> you can</font> use it to combine<font color="#E5E5E5"> shapes not shapes out</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">of each other and kind of like subtract</font> shapes<font color="#E5E5E5"> from each other but you can get</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">to it coming up to the window menu and</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">choosing Pathfinder which I already</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> have</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">so if you just look over in</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> your toolbar</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">here</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you can see that we have the</font> Pathfinder tool it<font color="#E5E5E5"> basically looks</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> like</font> these<font color="#CCCCCC"> two squares overlapping so I'm</font> just<font color="#E5E5E5"> going to click</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and drag that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> over</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">here</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">and that's kind of a handy thing too</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font> can remove<font color="#E5E5E5"> some of these you know tools</font> from<font color="#CCCCCC"> your toolbar</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> menu just by clicking</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> dragging them you can open it up</font> then if I<font color="#CCCCCC"> click on</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that you'll see</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">I've got a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> whole bunch of</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> options here</font>

you've got shape modes which allow you to unite<font color="#E5E5E5"> you can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> also Coop's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you've also</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">got a few others here called - front</font> intersect<font color="#E5E5E5"> exclude and then you've got</font> these<font color="#E5E5E5"> other options as</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> well</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> let's</font> take a look<font color="#E5E5E5"> at some of these</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> alright if</font>

I<font color="#E5E5E5"> have my shape here that I want to keep</font> I'm just going to<font color="#E5E5E5"> make a copy</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of it so</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">that I</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> don't mess it</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> up and again if</font> you'll remember from last time<font color="#CCCCCC"> I can</font> just<font color="#CCCCCC"> hold down the Alt key</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and click</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font> drag<font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> create a copy of the shape I</font>

just want to save<font color="#CCCCCC"> that off</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the side</font> for<font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> next part but let's say I</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> want</font> to<font color="#E5E5E5"> join these</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> two I'm just</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> going to</font> click and<font color="#CCCCCC"> drag around them and click on</font> my first option<font color="#CCCCCC"> here</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> called unite and</font> that's basically<font color="#E5E5E5"> going</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to do the same</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">thing as the shape builder tool</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> alright</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">so now that kind</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of merges everything</font> into one shape but let's say I had this <font color="#E5E5E5">other shape off to the side here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> create</font> a copy of it select my main shape<font color="#CCCCCC"> and now what</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">happens if I choose minus front what's</font> basically going<font color="#CCCCCC"> to knock that shape out</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">of my other shape</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> right so what</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> kind of</font> just you<font color="#CCCCCC"> know took</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> this part that's</font> overlapping and subtracted it<font color="#CCCCCC"> from that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">shape so it's a really</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> good way to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> kind</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">of add on to or build on to your shapes</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">is by using the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> Pathfinder</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> right so I'm</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">creating a shape</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> here</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that I want to cut</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">out of my main shape so click here hold</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">down shift and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> select your</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> main shape</font> and then again we're going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> minus</font>

front so<font color="#E5E5E5"> that's a kind of a handy way to</font> modify an existing shape that you have <font color="#CCCCCC">in Illustrator to either add</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> on to it</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> or</font> remove a piece<font color="#E5E5E5"> from</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> okay</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> if I make</font> another<font color="#E5E5E5"> copy of this over here now let's</font> take a look<font color="#CCCCCC"> at our third option to</font>

intersect<font color="#CCCCCC"> it's basically going to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> remove</font> everything except these<font color="#E5E5E5"> two this area</font> where the two shapes overlap right so <font color="#CCCCCC">that's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> pretty self-explanatory</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">you've got this</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> exclude option which</font> just knocks<font color="#E5E5E5"> the piece that overlaps out</font>

of<font color="#E5E5E5"> everything else</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">okay so again if you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just want to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> keep</font> the peace that's overlapping<font color="#E5E5E5"> or if you</font> want everything<font color="#CCCCCC"> but that you would</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> use</font> either the exclude or the intersect <font color="#E5E5E5">options now as far as these other ones</font>

go sometimes they can<font color="#CCCCCC"> be a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> little bit</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">unpredictable sometimes they don't</font> really produce<font color="#CCCCCC"> any results at all but</font> the one<font color="#E5E5E5"> that I tend to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> use the most is</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">merge and you know I use that a lot for</font> logos let's say you have you know a

bunch of shapes<font color="#E5E5E5"> overlapping and you want</font> to<font color="#CCCCCC"> select</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> all the you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> know all</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font> shapes<font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> are the same</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> color</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> in your</font> document what you would you know select everything<font color="#E5E5E5"> and then merge them together</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">and you might not</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> be able to really see</font> what I'm talking about<font color="#E5E5E5"> right</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> now in this</font> example<font color="#E5E5E5"> but as we do some more advanced</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">stuff I will</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> show you guys how that</font> works<font color="#CCCCCC"> so now we've got this funky</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">balloon-animal</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> looking thing I'm just</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">going to merge</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> these shapes</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> together</font> unite them using the<font color="#E5E5E5"> Pathfinder once</font> again so that's a little<font color="#E5E5E5"> bit of an</font> overview<font color="#E5E5E5"> on</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> how to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> use the pen tool as</font> well<font color="#E5E5E5"> as the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> Pathfinder</font> now I'm going to<font color="#E5E5E5"> select this shape and I</font>

want to add some shapes on top of it<font color="#E5E5E5"> so</font> I'm<font color="#E5E5E5"> going to select it and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> then I want</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">to lock this so that I can't</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> modify it</font> so one way I could<font color="#E5E5E5"> do that is come</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> up to</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">the object menu and choose lock</font> selection but you'll see as I do<font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font>

it<font color="#E5E5E5"> also shows me the keyboard shortcut</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">which is</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> just command</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> two or control</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> two</font> I<font color="#E5E5E5"> think if you're on a PC</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> alright and</font> once it's<font color="#E5E5E5"> locked you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> can just come back</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">up</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and do unlock all or press command</font> option<font color="#CCCCCC"> two ok so lock</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and now I'm going</font>

to grab<font color="#E5E5E5"> my pen tool</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> again and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> this</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> time</font> I'm going<font color="#CCCCCC"> to select</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> a solid white but if</font> I just<font color="#CCCCCC"> want to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> get back to my default</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">colors I can press D on</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the keyboard</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">just like in</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> Photoshop and you'll see</font> now<font color="#CCCCCC"> I</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> have a white fill with a black</font>

stroke so if I<font color="#CCCCCC"> tap X it's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> going to</font> toggle between my fill and<font color="#CCCCCC"> stroke colors</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and I'm going to select none for</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font> stroke<font color="#E5E5E5"> okay</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and then I'm going</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to press</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">shift and X to have white for the stroke</font> now all I'm going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to do is kind of</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">follow the inside of this shape here a</font> little<font color="#E5E5E5"> bit</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">I clicked and drag to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> create that first</font> point<font color="#E5E5E5"> then I'm going to click and drag</font> again to<font color="#E5E5E5"> continue this shape click on</font> that last<font color="#CCCCCC"> anchor</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> point drag until it</font>

kind<font color="#E5E5E5"> of lines up and I'm going to come</font> all the way<font color="#CCCCCC"> down here</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> click and drag</font> until I can get<font color="#E5E5E5"> that curve to follow the</font> shape as closely as<font color="#E5E5E5"> I can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> all</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> right now</font> I'm going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to click on this last anchor</font> point here<font color="#E5E5E5"> and I'm going to bring the</font>

shape back up okay so I'm just<font color="#E5E5E5"> clicking</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and dragging trying to get that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">follow as closely as I can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and as</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I</font> showed you<font color="#CCCCCC"> before</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> right</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> now we have this</font> handle<font color="#E5E5E5"> that comes over here so if I try</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">to close or continue</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to follow this</font>

shape here you'll see it's all<font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> way</font> out<font color="#CCCCCC"> here which we don't</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> want it's kind</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">of messing up our curve so instead</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> what</font> I'm<font color="#CCCCCC"> going to do is click on that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> point</font> and then<font color="#E5E5E5"> click and drag</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> on</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the inside</font> here all right I'm gonna do the<font color="#E5E5E5"> same</font>

thing click there<font color="#CCCCCC"> click and drag and</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">then come up</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to the very</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> first</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> point</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> we created and close the shape</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> okay</font> and now now<font color="#E5E5E5"> that I've created the shape</font> I left it as an outline<font color="#CCCCCC"> so that I could</font> see what I was<font color="#CCCCCC"> doing</font>

but once the shape is closed<font color="#CCCCCC"> I can press</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">shift and X to make it a fill color</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> okay</font> so now we've<font color="#E5E5E5"> got this white shape inside</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">of our main black shape and we can</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">continue to do that if we just wanted to</font> say<font color="#E5E5E5"> add highlights to something or add</font>

shadows or even just some you<font color="#E5E5E5"> know</font> random organic shapes it doesn't<font color="#E5E5E5"> really</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">matter</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> but</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> this is kind of a one way</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">that you can do that okay so I'm just</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">going to add a few more</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> of these really</font> quick<font color="#E5E5E5"> so that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I can show you guys</font>

something <font color="#E5E5E5">all right let's say I want</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to modify</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">this this curve here that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I just</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> made</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">well</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I can hold</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> down alt come to my</font> handle<font color="#E5E5E5"> and just</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> click and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> drag</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">until I get it nice and lined up and I'm</font>

going to click on<font color="#E5E5E5"> my last point and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just</font> continue<font color="#E5E5E5"> moving the shape and again if</font> you<font color="#E5E5E5"> get messed up by seeing this as a</font> fill color instead<font color="#E5E5E5"> of an outline</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just</font> press shift<font color="#E5E5E5"> and X and then I'll bring</font> you<font color="#E5E5E5"> right back</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to a stroke</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> then close</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it</font>

when you're done all right<font color="#E5E5E5"> so now</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> let's</font> say you have<font color="#CCCCCC"> these four white shapes</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">okay there are four separate shapes</font> they're not touching<font color="#E5E5E5"> or intersecting in</font> any way and we<font color="#CCCCCC"> have our black shape in</font> the<font color="#E5E5E5"> back which is still locked okay but</font>

I'm going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to unlock it again</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> command</font> option<font color="#E5E5E5"> two and now I've got my black</font> shape in the background<font color="#E5E5E5"> and these four</font> white shapes<font color="#E5E5E5"> okay so let me</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> show you</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">guys how the merge option works that I</font> was trying<font color="#CCCCCC"> to show you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> before if I</font>

select<font color="#E5E5E5"> all which</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you can do</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> just by</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">pressing command or control a it's the</font> same<font color="#CCCCCC"> thing as basically</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> clicking and</font> dragging over<font color="#E5E5E5"> everything</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> so command</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> a</font> select all or<font color="#E5E5E5"> you can come up here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font> the Select menu<font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> choose select all</font>

and<font color="#E5E5E5"> it'll show you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that the shortcut</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> for</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">that as well</font> okay so select all and now if I do merge from my Pathfinder it's basically merged <font color="#CCCCCC">all of these together</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> into one shape now</font> why is that useful<font color="#CCCCCC"> well first of all</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you</font>

could basically group things like this <font color="#E5E5E5">but I could also have</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> done that by</font> pressing<font color="#CCCCCC"> command G to group</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> things but</font> this<font color="#CCCCCC"> is where you know it gets</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to be a</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">little bit more useful</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> let's say I had</font> all of<font color="#CCCCCC"> these white shapes</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">I wanted to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> knock them out or basically</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">change the color of them what I can do</font> is press a to get<font color="#E5E5E5"> my direct selection</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">tool click on</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you know this white shape</font> here<font color="#CCCCCC"> and then I can</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> come up to the</font> Select menu<font color="#CCCCCC"> and choose same fill color</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">okay so you can select everything that</font> has<font color="#E5E5E5"> the same color the same opacity the</font> same color weight you can<font color="#CCCCCC"> select things</font> all together<font color="#E5E5E5"> simultaneously so I'm going</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">to choose select same fill</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> color and</font> that's now selected everything<font color="#E5E5E5"> that's</font>

white that we just<font color="#E5E5E5"> merged in our shape</font> now I didn't<font color="#CCCCCC"> have to merge the shape to</font> do that but I would have<font color="#E5E5E5"> had to select</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">each you know piece individually while</font> holding<font color="#E5E5E5"> down</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the shift key to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> get them</font> all<font color="#CCCCCC"> selected together</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> but now that I've</font>

done that<font color="#E5E5E5"> I can just come in here change</font> the color get rid<font color="#CCCCCC"> of a stroke</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I can</font> just<font color="#CCCCCC"> change</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the fill color for</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> all</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> okay but if I try to change the</font> color while this<font color="#E5E5E5"> whole thing is selected</font> it's just going<font color="#CCCCCC"> to make everything the</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">same color because we</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> merged it so if I</font> back up<font color="#E5E5E5"> here before I merge these shapes</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">together so you guys one more time so</font> now if I didn't merge<font color="#E5E5E5"> this and I just</font> went<font color="#E5E5E5"> up to select same fill in fill</font> color<font color="#CCCCCC"> I</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> could change the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> color of all</font>

those together but I have<font color="#CCCCCC"> to have them</font> all selected first<font color="#E5E5E5"> but basically when</font> you're getting<font color="#E5E5E5"> ready</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to output something</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">safe for printing you want to have</font> everything merged<font color="#E5E5E5"> just</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> so you can get</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">rid</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of it really quickly</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and easily</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">another way that that is useful</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> is let's</font> move<font color="#E5E5E5"> it</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> over here</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so you can see if I</font> select the shape<font color="#E5E5E5"> of my direct selection</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">tool</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and press the lead well now</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I've</font> just<font color="#CCCCCC"> not</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> closed areas out of our main</font> shape so by<font color="#E5E5E5"> merging it it's basically</font>

flattening all of the overlapping shapes <font color="#CCCCCC">together into one shape all right so</font> hopefully<font color="#E5E5E5"> that kind of makes</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> sense</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">you guys can see where that might</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> be</font> kind<font color="#CCCCCC"> of useful</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> all right so that's the</font> basics of<font color="#E5E5E5"> using the pen</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> tool along with</font>

the Pathfinder<font color="#CCCCCC"> overlapping some shapes</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and also the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> ability to select things</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">that are the same color</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> so</font> we just try this one<font color="#E5E5E5"> other thing here</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">I'm going to create</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> a couple</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> of shapes</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">make it different colors make an outline</font>

something like this<font color="#E5E5E5"> okay make a copy of</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">that actually let's make a square over</font> here<font color="#CCCCCC"> okay so if I select my</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> blue square</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">came</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> up</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to be select same fill color</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> now</font> I would have both of<font color="#E5E5E5"> these blue shape</font> selected<font color="#E5E5E5"> okay so I can manipulate</font>

everything<font color="#CCCCCC"> in my document that has the</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">same fill color or I can manipulate</font> everything<font color="#E5E5E5"> that has the same stroke</font> color or stroke<font color="#E5E5E5"> weight</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> all right if</font> these were two different<font color="#E5E5E5"> two</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> different</font> colors but the<font color="#CCCCCC"> same weight that is</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> when</font>

I<font color="#E5E5E5"> would want to say select the same</font> stroke weight right because these two <font color="#CCCCCC">are obviously</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> not the same color the</font> purple<font color="#E5E5E5"> and the green however they do</font> have<font color="#CCCCCC"> the same thickness</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> for the stroke</font> okay<font color="#CCCCCC"> but if they were the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> same color</font>

then I would<font color="#CCCCCC"> just say</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> select same stroke</font> color okay so how else could<font color="#E5E5E5"> I select</font> all of<font color="#E5E5E5"> the you know shapes that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> are</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font> same or<font color="#E5E5E5"> the same color well I could use</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">my magic wand</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> tool in Adobe Illustrator</font> which<font color="#E5E5E5"> is just under my direct</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> selection</font>

tool<font color="#E5E5E5"> so if I select</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> or press Y on</font> the keyboard I can<font color="#CCCCCC"> basically</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> just</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> click</font> on<font color="#CCCCCC"> one of these blue shapes and it will</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">select</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> everything that is the same color</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">okay so I can do that with the green as</font> well and you'll see that it's selected

<font color="#E5E5E5">both of my green shapes right so it</font> works in<font color="#E5E5E5"> a</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> very similar way</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and that's</font> one of<font color="#E5E5E5"> the key takeaways is</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that whether</font> you're using<font color="#E5E5E5"> Photoshop or you're using</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">illustrator there's always a bunch of</font> different<font color="#E5E5E5"> ways to usually achieve the</font>

same thing so it's just a matter<font color="#CCCCCC"> of</font> trying<font color="#CCCCCC"> to familiarize yourself with as</font> many<font color="#CCCCCC"> of these</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> different</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> options as</font> possible<font color="#CCCCCC"> just so you know what you have</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">available to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> okay so let's take a</font> look at some<font color="#E5E5E5"> of these other</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> options that</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">we have let's say we wanted to make this</font> a gradient fill instead of a solid<font color="#CCCCCC"> color</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">well if you come</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> down</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> here click on your</font> fill color you can click on this<font color="#E5E5E5"> middle option here at the</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">very bottom which will give you a</font>

gradient<font color="#E5E5E5"> and you'll also see</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> in your</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">toolbar</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> over here you have this gradient</font> box<font color="#E5E5E5"> now from here you can either choose</font> a<font color="#E5E5E5"> linear gradient</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> a radial gradient and</font> you also have the ability<font color="#E5E5E5"> to reverse the</font> gradient<font color="#E5E5E5"> so if I wanted it to go the</font>

other way<font color="#CCCCCC"> I can just do that all right</font> or<font color="#CCCCCC"> you can set in a specific angle if</font> you want it to be you<font color="#E5E5E5"> know 45 degrees or</font> 135 degrees you can type<font color="#E5E5E5"> that in</font> manually that way<font color="#CCCCCC"> too now if I want</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font> put some<font color="#E5E5E5"> color in</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> here well there's a</font>

few<font color="#CCCCCC"> ways that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I could do that I</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">basically would want to come back to my</font> gradient option over<font color="#CCCCCC"> here and I can</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">double click</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> on this white color here at</font> the bottom<font color="#E5E5E5"> and you know you can use this</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">slider to keep it grayscale but what if</font>

I wanted color<font color="#E5E5E5"> well I can choose from my</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">swatches</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and I can pick any colors</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font> I want<font color="#E5E5E5"> from here</font> or<font color="#CCCCCC"> you can click on</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the color and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">basically</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> have your</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> RGB sliders</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and that</font> will allow you to<font color="#CCCCCC"> modify</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the colors that</font>

way as well alright<font color="#E5E5E5"> so again for</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> when my</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">swatches or I can put in a specific RGB</font> value or a<font color="#E5E5E5"> hexadecimal value on the</font> bottom<font color="#CCCCCC"> all right so it's a quick</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> way</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font> kind<font color="#CCCCCC"> of</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> get my change</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the fill from a</font> solid color to a gradient now I'm

curious<font color="#E5E5E5"> if I were to use my</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> magic wand</font> tool and now I click<font color="#CCCCCC"> on the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> circle it's</font> not going to select<font color="#E5E5E5"> my blue box because</font> now it's a blue gradient<font color="#E5E5E5"> and not a blue</font> fill all right but it'll still work<font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">same for</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> anything else that has</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the same</font>

stroke<font color="#CCCCCC"> ok so I can</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> let's say I want to</font> add<font color="#E5E5E5"> a gradient or</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I want</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to copy the</font> same gradient that<font color="#E5E5E5"> I have in my circle</font> over here<font color="#E5E5E5"> well I could</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just come</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> back</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">over here</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and click</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> on my</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> gradient fill</font> from<font color="#E5E5E5"> the bottom or another way</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that I</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">could do it is to press I on the</font> keyboard<font color="#CCCCCC"> and that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> will give me my</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">eyedropper tool which will allow me to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">just click and sample so that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I have the</font> gradient<font color="#E5E5E5"> right I can click and sample</font> the gradient from here I can sample<font color="#E5E5E5"> from</font>

the<font color="#E5E5E5"> box I can sample</font> from our main shape<font color="#E5E5E5"> pretty much anywhere</font> you<font color="#E5E5E5"> want it's basically just sampling a</font> color picker<font color="#E5E5E5"> again very similar to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">photoshop but it will quickly and easily</font> allow me to apply that<font color="#CCCCCC"> same gradient to</font>

multiple shapes in the same document<font color="#CCCCCC"> so</font> there's a few different<font color="#CCCCCC"> options</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that you</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">can use here for this</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> whenever</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you're</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">working with the the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> pen tool or</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> shapes</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">let's say I want</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> add this gradient</font> tool my main shape I'm just<font color="#CCCCCC"> going to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> use</font>

a color picker<font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you can really</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> add as</font> many<font color="#CCCCCC"> of</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> these colors as you want</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> so if I</font> wanted to add a<font color="#CCCCCC"> 3rd 4th or 5th color</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I</font> can just click just below<font color="#E5E5E5"> the gradient</font> box here it'll<font color="#E5E5E5"> allow</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> me to add another</font> color<font color="#CCCCCC"> all right so let's say I add like</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">a pink color</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you make</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> it more saturated</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">something like</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that all right I can play</font> with the positioning<font color="#E5E5E5"> of it just by</font> sliding<font color="#E5E5E5"> it around here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> or if I want this</font> to<font color="#CCCCCC"> be the end color I'm</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> simply just</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">going to click and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> drag this all that</font>

other darker blue<font color="#E5E5E5"> towards the middle now</font> let's say I<font color="#E5E5E5"> just actually wanted</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> basic</font> black to white<font color="#CCCCCC"> gradient I'm just going</font> to set black as my end color set white as the middle<font color="#E5E5E5"> color and I can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> remove</font> colors from<font color="#E5E5E5"> a gradient by clicking and</font>

dragging<font color="#E5E5E5"> down and now I'm</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just using</font> black<font color="#CCCCCC"> and white and let's say I want the</font> white to actually fade out to transparent so let me show you I'm going <font color="#E5E5E5">to select my circle make it a little bit</font> bigger<font color="#E5E5E5"> and to do that I'm just clicking</font>

over the corner holding<font color="#E5E5E5"> down the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> Alt +</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">Shift</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> keys and making this larger from</font> the middle if I just hold<font color="#CCCCCC"> down shift and</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">drag out it's going to make it larger</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">basically from the bottom left to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">upper right but if I hold</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> down alt and</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">shift</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> it's going to expand it from the</font> center<font color="#CCCCCC"> okay so I've made my circle</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">larger and I want it to go behind</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> my</font> main shape so I'm going to<font color="#E5E5E5"> come up to</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">the object menu</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and choose</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> arrange send</font> to back and now this way you'll be<font color="#E5E5E5"> able</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">to see the transparency</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> in our main</font> shape here<font color="#E5E5E5"> so I'm going to select the</font> shape<font color="#E5E5E5"> come back to my gradient click on</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">the white</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and this time I'm going to</font> change the<font color="#E5E5E5"> opacity from 100 to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> zero and</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">now you can see how you have a gradient</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">that fades from solid to transparent</font> and it allows you to<font color="#E5E5E5"> see the shape below</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">okay so if I did</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just want</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> it to be a</font> solid<font color="#CCCCCC"> white</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I'd leave the opacity at 100</font> but instead if I want it to<font color="#CCCCCC"> be opaque</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and I'm just going</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to choose zero or any</font>

other<font color="#E5E5E5"> number here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you don't</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> have</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to you</font> know<font color="#E5E5E5"> go</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> by multiples of ten you could</font> put in 1527 doesn't<font color="#E5E5E5"> really matter okay just know</font> that that<font color="#CCCCCC"> option is available</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to you</font> okay<font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> if I want to bring the circle</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the front I'm</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> going to press command</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">shift</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and the right bracket</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that is</font> the<font color="#E5E5E5"> shortcut to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> bring this shape all the</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">way to the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> front and I can do the same</font> thing with<font color="#E5E5E5"> this I can make the entire</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">shape opaque as well just</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> by coming to</font>

the<font color="#E5E5E5"> transparency</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the lowering the</font> opacity<font color="#E5E5E5"> of the entire shape or I can do</font> what I just<font color="#E5E5E5"> did before</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and just change</font> the<font color="#E5E5E5"> opacity of one of the colors</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> in my</font> gradient<font color="#E5E5E5"> okay so there's a few</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> useful</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">things there</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you guys can</font>

experiment with if I come back<font color="#E5E5E5"> here to</font> the transparency tab again<font color="#CCCCCC"> I can change</font> the opacity<font color="#CCCCCC"> of the entire shape</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> but I</font> can also change the<font color="#E5E5E5"> blending mode so</font> just like in<font color="#E5E5E5"> Photoshop</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you know you've</font> got multiply color burn all of<font color="#CCCCCC"> these</font>

things should<font color="#E5E5E5"> look very</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> similar to you</font> if you've used Photoshop you can use overlay soft light<font color="#E5E5E5"> and kind of see how</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">these blending modes affect the shapes</font> how they interact with<font color="#E5E5E5"> each other right</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">if I have that one on soft light this</font>

one on<font color="#E5E5E5"> exclusion overlapping you know</font> you can see<font color="#E5E5E5"> how you can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> create some very</font> interesting<font color="#CCCCCC"> results very quickly</font> okay so there's just<font color="#E5E5E5"> a couple of things</font> that<font color="#CCCCCC"> I</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> wanted to show you guys to build</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">on what we did last week by you know</font>

creating some shapes<font color="#E5E5E5"> using the pen</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> tool</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">I'm showing you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> how the Pathfinder works</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">as well</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> as gradients transparency and</font> blending modes so I know we seems like we're covering a lot you know<font color="#E5E5E5"> in each of</font> these but I want to cover a good<font color="#E5E5E5"> amount</font>

of information<font color="#E5E5E5"> in each of these lessons</font> so<font color="#CCCCCC"> that I can help</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> guys get up to</font> speed with<font color="#CCCCCC"> illustrator</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so I hope that</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">you're enjoying</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the series so far this</font> is<font color="#E5E5E5"> episode 2 of our</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> Illustrator basics</font> video series if<font color="#E5E5E5"> you did like the video</font>

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Video Description

In part 2 we will pick up where we left off as I continue to show you some of the Illustrator basics. This video will focus primarily on the Pen Tool, the Pathfinder, Blending Modes, Transparency, Gradients and more while also giving you some handy shortcuts and tricks along the way.

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