English Subtitles for Adobe Illustrator Basics: Part 05



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what's up guys<font color="#E5E5E5"> Eric Vasco is here from</font>

teach me to design<font color="#CCCCCC"> comm and today is</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">lesson 5 in our Adobe Illustrator basics</font> video series and I'm<font color="#E5E5E5"> gonna be covering</font> even more new stuff for<font color="#CCCCCC"> you in</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> Adobe</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">Illustrator</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and in this video we're</font> gonna mostly focus<font color="#E5E5E5"> on using some</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of the</font>

art<font color="#E5E5E5"> tools that I</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> haven't touched on in</font> any of the<font color="#E5E5E5"> previous videos</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> so we'll take</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">a look at how you can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> use</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> some of the</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">built-in preset brushes in Illustrator</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">but I'll also be showing</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you how</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> can</font> create<font color="#E5E5E5"> custom art brushes of your own</font>

and<font color="#CCCCCC"> also how</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to load brushes that you</font> might<font color="#E5E5E5"> have downloaded from the internet</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">in addition to that we'll be taking a</font> look<font color="#CCCCCC"> at</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> some</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of the other useful</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> tools</font> in<font color="#E5E5E5"> illustrator such as the arc tool and</font> the spiral tool which can<font color="#CCCCCC"> be used to</font>

create some<font color="#E5E5E5"> interesting design</font> flourishes and embellishments<font color="#E5E5E5"> from there</font> I'll<font color="#CCCCCC"> show you a few other</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> things such</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> as</font> how to use<font color="#E5E5E5"> the eraser tool the knife</font> tool and the scissor tool in Adobe <font color="#CCCCCC">Illustrator</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">alright guys</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> welcome to part 5 in our</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">Adobe Illustrator basics video series</font> and today I'm gonna<font color="#E5E5E5"> be showing you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> a few</font> more cool things<font color="#CCCCCC"> that you can do in</font> Illustrator<font color="#CCCCCC"> I know we've been covering</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> a</font> lot in each of these videos<font color="#CCCCCC"> so feel free</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">to you know message me</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> or leave any</font> comments if you<font color="#E5E5E5"> guys have any questions</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">I will do my best</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to help you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> so all I'm</font> doing<font color="#E5E5E5"> here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> is creating a new document</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">and you know so far we've covered quite</font> a bit<font color="#CCCCCC"> as I mentioned like using</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the pen</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">tool</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> auto trace</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> things</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that you can do</font> with text<font color="#E5E5E5"> swatches arranging the</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">pathfinder offset pads a whole bunch</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font> stuff<font color="#E5E5E5"> but one thing we have not touched</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">on yet is using brushes and using you</font> know lines in different<font color="#CCCCCC"> ways so that's</font>

something<font color="#E5E5E5"> that I wanted</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to cover for you</font> guys today<font color="#CCCCCC"> now if I come over</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font> just<font color="#CCCCCC"> select my paintbrush tool you can</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">see I can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just kind of you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> know moving</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">around on the canvas</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and it's you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> know</font> it's fun right

one of the nice<font color="#E5E5E5"> things about illustrator</font> is that you can create<font color="#E5E5E5"> your own custom</font> art brushes<font color="#E5E5E5"> or download brushes there's</font> a few<font color="#CCCCCC"> over here and if you wanted</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to get</font> your<font color="#E5E5E5"> brushes palette if it's not already</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">showing for you you can come up</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font>

window<font color="#E5E5E5"> brushes and if you click on this</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">hamburger menu on the upper</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> right you'll</font> see<font color="#CCCCCC"> that you've got some brushes</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> here in</font> the library just<font color="#E5E5E5"> some presets some basic</font> brushes<font color="#E5E5E5"> here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I like to use the artistic</font> brushes sometimes you know you get<font color="#E5E5E5"> some</font>

ink brushes that can can give you some <font color="#E5E5E5">kind</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of cool results</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> but if you're tired</font> of just using<font color="#E5E5E5"> these you know</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> built-in</font> default brushes<font color="#E5E5E5"> and you can create some</font> of your<font color="#CCCCCC"> own</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so let's say I'm using my</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">brush I can apply any of these just by</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">selecting my my stroke here and then</font> applying it and you can get some pretty <font color="#E5E5E5">cool results right so these are</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font> artistic<font color="#E5E5E5"> ink brushes</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> let's see what</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> else</font> we have<font color="#E5E5E5"> you know you have paint brushes</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">a scroll pen and you know some</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> of these</font>

have some nice<font color="#E5E5E5"> texture</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to them which can</font> be you<font color="#CCCCCC"> know nice to just add some</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">organic free-flowing lines to any of</font> your<font color="#E5E5E5"> images or illustrations but let's</font> say we wanted<font color="#E5E5E5"> to make a brush of our own</font> let me demonstrate here<font color="#CCCCCC"> we're gonna</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> grab</font>

my line segment tool and just draw a regular line right but let's say I wanted to<font color="#E5E5E5"> make this a tapered line if I</font> wanted<font color="#E5E5E5"> to go from being fixed</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to pen</font> well the first thing<font color="#E5E5E5"> I would do is grab</font> my rectangle tool<font color="#CCCCCC"> by pressing M on the</font>

keyboard<font color="#CCCCCC"> just dragging out a rectangle</font> like<font color="#CCCCCC"> this</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and I'm</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> gonna fill it with</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">black so right now I have</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> a black stroke</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">but in order to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> change that to the fill</font> color I'm just<font color="#CCCCCC"> going to press shift and</font> X<font color="#CCCCCC"> okay and I'm gonna</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> zoom in press L to</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">get my ellipse tool</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and I'm gonna</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> move</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">my cursor just about to the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> top of this</font> rectangle<font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> then hold down shift and</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">drag it out until it clicks into place</font> like<font color="#E5E5E5"> so all right I'm just gonna slide</font> this over so<font color="#CCCCCC"> that it kind</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> of you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> know</font>

meshes and looks<font color="#CCCCCC"> like a round cap</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> like</font> we would do with our stroke like I showed<font color="#E5E5E5"> you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> guys in one of the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> previous</font> lessons<font color="#CCCCCC"> okay</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so now I'm going to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> select</font> both<font color="#CCCCCC"> of</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> these</font> and we're going<font color="#CCCCCC"> to use our pathfinder</font>

the good old<font color="#CCCCCC"> pathfinder alright and</font> we're just<font color="#E5E5E5"> gonna unite these</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> two</font> together<font color="#CCCCCC"> so one side</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> is rounded and this</font> side is not the side is just flush flat <font color="#E5E5E5">boring but we want it to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> be tapered so</font> what I'm gonna do is press a to get my

direct selection<font color="#E5E5E5"> tool and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> then click on</font> this<font color="#E5E5E5"> anchor</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> point</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and hold</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the shift key</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and just move it up until it kind of</font> clicks into the center here<font color="#CCCCCC"> and we'll</font> say intersect so you know you're in the middle<font color="#CCCCCC"> all right I'm gonna</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> do the same</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">thing on the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> top hold down shift move it</font> down<font color="#E5E5E5"> so that it comes to a nice point in</font> the middle<font color="#CCCCCC"> alright from here I'm going</font> to<font color="#CCCCCC"> select the whole</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> shape come up to the</font> hamburger menu once again in the brushes palette and choose<font color="#CCCCCC"> new brush</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and you'll</font>

see you have<font color="#CCCCCC"> a few</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> different brush types</font> which he can play around with you can<font color="#CCCCCC"> do</font> pattern<font color="#E5E5E5"> brushes bristle brushes art</font> brush scatter or calligraphy brush <font color="#CCCCCC">alright but for now we're just gonna</font> choose art brush and hit<font color="#CCCCCC"> OK and here's</font>

where you<font color="#E5E5E5"> can name your</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> brush we'll just</font> call it<font color="#E5E5E5"> tapered brush</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> one we want</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font> leave the width fixed<font color="#E5E5E5"> but you can also</font> change it<font color="#E5E5E5"> so that if you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> are for example</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">using a stylus or</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> a tablet you can make</font> it<font color="#E5E5E5"> pressure sensitive and you can do a</font>

few<font color="#CCCCCC"> other things</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> there as well and we</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">also want to change</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> this to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> scale</font> proportionately<font color="#CCCCCC"> okay</font> most of these<font color="#CCCCCC"> other settings</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> are</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> okay to</font> leave<font color="#E5E5E5"> as is you might want</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to play</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">around</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> with</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> some of them just to see</font>

what they do if<font color="#CCCCCC"> you had a more</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you know</font> complex<font color="#CCCCCC"> or involved brush but for now</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> we</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">just</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> want to do something</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> pretty basic</font> so this will be fine<font color="#E5E5E5"> I'm just gonna hit</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">OK and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you'll see it has been added to</font> the<font color="#CCCCCC"> bottom of my brushes</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> palette so now</font>

I can delete<font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and if I come back to</font> my<font color="#E5E5E5"> line segment tool and drag out a line</font> and<font color="#E5E5E5"> now I'm going</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> select that custom</font> brush we<font color="#E5E5E5"> have our new tapered brush</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">alright but how else</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> can we</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> use this you</font> know we could use<font color="#CCCCCC"> our brush tool and</font>

just<font color="#E5E5E5"> make some</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> free-flowing lines like</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> but some of</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the other cool options</font> that you<font color="#CCCCCC"> have over here under the line</font> segment tool is the arc tool<font color="#CCCCCC"> and the</font> spiral tool<font color="#E5E5E5"> as well as these</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> two</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> other</font> grid tools<font color="#CCCCCC"> all right but</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> let's see let's</font>

take<font color="#E5E5E5"> for example the arc tool now</font> if<font color="#CCCCCC"> I select it and just draw an arc like</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">this</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I can apply</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that brush and get</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> kind</font> of a nice curved<font color="#E5E5E5"> looking taper right</font> there but if I did<font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> again and I'm</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">holding down shift while I do this you</font>

can see<font color="#E5E5E5"> that it's kind of allowing me to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">go in any direction but if I hold down</font> shift<font color="#CCCCCC"> and option</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> at the same time it's</font> making a larger or smaller arc <font color="#CCCCCC">all right so without</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> holding down option</font> it's just kind<font color="#E5E5E5"> of changing the height</font>

and the direction<font color="#E5E5E5"> but when I hold it</font> down it's actually<font color="#E5E5E5"> changing the entire</font> you<font color="#CCCCCC"> know the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> scale of the entire shape</font> okay and then of<font color="#CCCCCC"> course you know you can</font> rotate it<font color="#CCCCCC"> you can flip it you can put</font> them together<font color="#E5E5E5"> however</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you like alright</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">but one of these other</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> options that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> we</font> have<font color="#E5E5E5"> here the spiral tool can also</font> produce some pretty<font color="#CCCCCC"> cool results now</font> just like with the<font color="#CCCCCC"> other tool if I hold</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">down</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> shift</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> it's just gonna allow me to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">make it larger or</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> smaller</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> but if I hold</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">down</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> Shift + command</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> while I do this</font> you'll see<font color="#E5E5E5"> it'll create either a very</font> you know<font color="#E5E5E5"> spiral II kind of like you know</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">adding more detail and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> more</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> curves to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">or you can just have</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it be a very basic</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">spiral like that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> alright</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so again</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> if I</font>

grab my spiral tool you can see here <font color="#CCCCCC">that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I'm able to alter the spiral just</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">by doing that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and then if I apply our</font> custom brush you get that<font color="#E5E5E5"> same nice</font> tapered effect but what's cool about <font color="#CCCCCC">that is from</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> here if I wanted to make a</font>

copy<font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that you can change</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the stroke</font> width to get a larger or smaller looking spiral right so this<font color="#E5E5E5"> is a weight of</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">about 1 you know if you go too too big</font> it's<font color="#CCCCCC"> not gonna</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> look</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> like anything but a</font> circle but you know you can<font color="#E5E5E5"> get these</font>

other<font color="#E5E5E5"> nice looking spiral effects that</font> way too and it'll<font color="#E5E5E5"> save you some time</font> instead<font color="#E5E5E5"> of having</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to do that by hand</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so</font> you know you could merge these shapes together<font color="#CCCCCC"> using the Pathfinder or just</font> add them as nice flourishes or

<font color="#E5E5E5">decorative elements to a typography</font> piece or an illustration<font color="#E5E5E5"> alright and</font> then under there you have these<font color="#E5E5E5"> other</font> tools<font color="#E5E5E5"> the rectangular</font> tool which is pretty<font color="#E5E5E5"> self-explanatory if</font> you ever needed<font color="#CCCCCC"> to create</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> a grid</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> or</font>

anything like<font color="#E5E5E5"> that for</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> like a retro</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">design and you also have this type of</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">grid the polar grid tool so that could</font> come in<font color="#E5E5E5"> handy maybe if you were doing</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">some kind</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of interface design or</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">something like</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> all right</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> but that's</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">basically how you can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> create</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you know a</font> custom brush<font color="#E5E5E5"> very quickly and easily and</font> actually apply it to some<font color="#E5E5E5"> of these line</font> tools that you have<font color="#E5E5E5"> available to you in</font> Illustrator now the pencil tool<font color="#E5E5E5"> is pretty much the</font>

same thing it works<font color="#E5E5E5"> you know very</font> similarly to<font color="#CCCCCC"> the brush and from what I</font> have<font color="#E5E5E5"> found</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and seen you know there's not</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">a huge</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> difference between</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> these two</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">except one of the nice things</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> is</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">with the pencil if you click and hold on</font>

it<font color="#CCCCCC"> you have</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> something called the smooth</font> tool<font color="#CCCCCC"> and what this lets</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you do is</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> kind</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">of smooth out your paths just</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> by kind of</font> clicking<font color="#CCCCCC"> and working around the path</font> that lets you kind<font color="#CCCCCC"> of alter it and</font> smooth it<font color="#E5E5E5"> out right so let's say I had</font>

um<font color="#E5E5E5"> you know grab my pencil tool and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I'll</font> just make this kind of you<font color="#E5E5E5"> know jagged</font> line like that<font color="#E5E5E5"> now if I</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> select my</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> smooth</font> tool<font color="#E5E5E5"> I can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> begin to try and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> smooth it</font> out a<font color="#E5E5E5"> little bit alright but this would</font> be<font color="#E5E5E5"> more useful</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> for</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> let's say if I had my</font>

pen tool<font color="#CCCCCC"> I have a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> triangle or something</font> right<font color="#E5E5E5"> and then I wanted to maybe smooth</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> out you can kind of you know create</font> it create a rounded<font color="#CCCCCC"> corner</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> or some</font> rounded edges<font color="#E5E5E5"> instead</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of a hard edge so</font> it kind of allows<font color="#E5E5E5"> you to go in there and</font>

manipulate the<font color="#CCCCCC"> pass a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> little bit more</font> but it's<font color="#E5E5E5"> just another option that you</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">have available</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">all right and then moving along from</font> there we have the blob<font color="#E5E5E5"> brush tool which</font> is just<font color="#E5E5E5"> kind of a thicker brush that you</font>

can<font color="#CCCCCC"> use here in Illustrator and you know</font> these three<font color="#E5E5E5"> tools are kind of similar</font> the pencil the brush<font color="#E5E5E5"> the blob brush</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> but</font> let's say you've<font color="#CCCCCC"> made some</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> marks here</font> that you wanted to erase or cut<font color="#E5E5E5"> all</font> right underneath the blob<font color="#E5E5E5"> brush tool you</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">have</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the eraser tool and you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> can</font> literally just<font color="#E5E5E5"> come in here and erase</font> pieces of a stroke or a fill which is you know<font color="#E5E5E5"> pretty convenient</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> but it can be</font> a little bit labor-intensive if you're trying to<font color="#CCCCCC"> erase large areas you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> might</font>

just be better off you know clicking and dragging around a shape<font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you want</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">get rid of aside from the eraser tool</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">another very useful tool</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that you have</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">here is the scissor tool and the knife</font> tool<font color="#E5E5E5"> so with</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the knife you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> can literally</font>

come in and create slices through any<font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">your shapes and once you do that though</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">in order</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to separate them you will have</font> to ungroup<font color="#E5E5E5"> it so you can come up to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">object</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and choose oops</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> sorry</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">command shift G to ungroup</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and now I can</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">just pull these pieces apart alright so</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">that's a quick and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> easy way to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> kind of</font> like separate<font color="#E5E5E5"> these let's say</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I wanted</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">to do that with this shape</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I'm just</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">gonna grab my</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> knife tool put a couple of</font> you know<font color="#E5E5E5"> slices in it and ungroup it and</font>

now I<font color="#E5E5E5"> can just</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> pull it apart like</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">right</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> so there might be</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> some instances</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">where</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that can be</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you know</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> useful for</font> you if you you know have<font color="#CCCCCC"> a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> little tail</font> or<font color="#CCCCCC"> something that you just want to chop</font> off let's say for<font color="#CCCCCC"> example I wanted to</font>

make this look like<font color="#E5E5E5"> an a right</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and I</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">don't need this shape</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> on the side here I</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">just like this</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> main shape that looks</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">like an A well I can just grab my knife</font> cut through it right<font color="#E5E5E5"> there and then just</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">remove</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that piece</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and I can do the same</font>

thing on<font color="#E5E5E5"> this</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> side as well</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> all right</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">like</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that now I basically</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> have what</font> looks pretty much<font color="#E5E5E5"> like an A</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> Okay</font> so there's a few more useful tools<font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font> you<font color="#CCCCCC"> have the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> pencil tool</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to smooth tool</font> the brush<font color="#E5E5E5"> the line segments</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and also how</font>

to go about creating<font color="#CCCCCC"> a custom brush or</font> using any<font color="#E5E5E5"> of the built-in brushes here</font> in<font color="#E5E5E5"> Illustrator</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">let's see you have some</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> other</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">interesting ones here too and you can</font> load brushes<font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you can download or</font>

create from from the<font color="#E5E5E5"> Internet</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> so</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I'll</font> see I have some that I downloaded<font color="#E5E5E5"> here</font> just so I could<font color="#E5E5E5"> demonstrate for you guys</font> a few more of these cool brushes you know that adds some<font color="#E5E5E5"> nice texture</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> but</font> you'll notice<font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> it's</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> kind of</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> doing</font>

something<font color="#CCCCCC"> weird and that's just because</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">I have a fill so if I just leave it</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to a</font> stroke<font color="#E5E5E5"> then you know you can really see</font> the the brush and<font color="#E5E5E5"> it's all of its glory</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">all of its beauty alright so these are</font> pretty cool<font color="#CCCCCC"> but let's say that I wanted</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">to you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> know remove just a couple of</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">pieces from here well I could do that by</font> converting<font color="#CCCCCC"> this or expanding it</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I'm</font> gonna<font color="#E5E5E5"> select the stroke come up to</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">object</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and choose expand appearance okay</font> so now if I grab my direct<font color="#E5E5E5"> selection</font>

tool by pressing<font color="#E5E5E5"> a on the keyboard it</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">will allow</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> me to actually select some of</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">these individual points and anchor</font> points so let's say I want to<font color="#E5E5E5"> get rid of</font> this little<font color="#E5E5E5"> trail</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> in the end I can</font> literally<font color="#E5E5E5"> just click and drag</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> around it</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">and then cut it or delete it</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> alright so</font> you can<font color="#CCCCCC"> really</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> modify</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> these however</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you</font> like<font color="#E5E5E5"> and the great thing is that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> because</font> it is vector<font color="#E5E5E5"> you know you can size</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it up</font> however you<font color="#E5E5E5"> want</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and you have you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> know a</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">little more control over you know the</font>

it's<font color="#CCCCCC"> just more flexible in terms of</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">working without worrying about losing</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">any quality or anything like that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> so</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">again you know you have the knife tool</font> the eraser tool<font color="#CCCCCC"> and we also have the</font> scissor tool which works a little bit

differently<font color="#CCCCCC"> the scissor</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I think</font> generally only<font color="#E5E5E5"> works on</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> stroke</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> as</font> opposed to a fill or<font color="#E5E5E5"> an expanded shape</font> like this<font color="#E5E5E5"> so let me just show you what I</font> mean<font color="#E5E5E5"> if I</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just quickly make a line like</font> this<font color="#CCCCCC"> I can grab my scissor and cut it</font>

anywhere along this path that I want<font color="#E5E5E5"> all</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">right</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> so I'll click down here and now I</font> can<font color="#CCCCCC"> scrub</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> my direct selection tool and</font> kind of<font color="#E5E5E5"> separate the line that way</font> so whereas<font color="#CCCCCC"> the knife will just pretty</font> much let let you slice through any shape

<font color="#CCCCCC">the scissors have to be used along a</font> path<font color="#E5E5E5"> and can't really</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> be used on a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> fill</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">so if I were to try to use the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> scissors</font> here it wouldn't work<font color="#CCCCCC"> all right so</font> that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> just one other way that you can</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">kind of split or separate your objects</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">in this lesson we've covered you know</font> creating a custom art brush<font color="#CCCCCC"> tapered</font> brush using some of these line segment tools such as<font color="#E5E5E5"> the arc tool the spiral</font> tool and also<font color="#E5E5E5"> creating grids we've</font> looked at custom brushes<font color="#E5E5E5"> and by the way</font>

if you<font color="#E5E5E5"> guys do you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> know download brushes</font> or anything<font color="#E5E5E5"> like that you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> can install</font> them very easily in Illustrator just by coming to<font color="#E5E5E5"> illustrator in your</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">Applications folder</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> going to presets</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">brushes and dropping them in here now</font>

once you do that you<font color="#CCCCCC"> should be able to</font> load them<font color="#CCCCCC"> up</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> through the brush library</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">all</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> right so if you guys have any</font> questions<font color="#CCCCCC"> please</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> feel free to ask I will</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">do my</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> best</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to help you and I hope you</font> guys have been enjoying<font color="#CCCCCC"> the Adobe</font>

Illustrator basics video series so far <font color="#E5E5E5">if so please go ahead</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> give us a</font> thumbs<font color="#E5E5E5"> up comment and subscribe to the</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">YouTube channel and also sign</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> up</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> for the</font> email list guys and be the first<font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> know</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">any time some new content drops as</font>

always thank you<font color="#CCCCCC"> for your support thank</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">you for watching and we'll see you next</font> time<font color="#CCCCCC"> in episode</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> 6</font>



Video Description

In part 5 of Adobe Illustrator Basics we will be taking a look at some of the art tools - specifically the brush, pencil, eraser, knife, and scissor tools. I will be showing you how to create your own brushes as well as how to load brushes that you have downloaded from an external source. Then, I will cover a few other useful tools such as the spiral and arc tools to show you how you can add some decorative flourishes and elements to your design work.

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