English Subtitles for Adobe Illustrator Basics: Part 06



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

teach me to design<font color="#E5E5E5"> calm</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> in today's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> video</font> we're going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to be wrapping</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> up the Adobe</font> Illustrator basics video series<font color="#E5E5E5"> in part</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">six</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> now over the last five videos I've</font> tried to<font color="#E5E5E5"> cover most if not all of the</font> basics<font color="#E5E5E5"> for you guys and today I wanted</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">to leave you with something a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> little bit</font> more<font color="#CCCCCC"> intermediate-to-advanced just to</font> build off<font color="#CCCCCC"> of that foundation that we've</font> now established<font color="#E5E5E5"> so I'm going to be</font> showing you<font color="#E5E5E5"> guys how to combine some of</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">these things such</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> as using</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the blend</font>

tool<font color="#E5E5E5"> with the envelope warp and distort</font> tools<font color="#E5E5E5"> I'm also going to show you how to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">use the gradient mesh</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> tool and in</font> addition<font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I will be showing</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you</font> how<font color="#E5E5E5"> you can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> combine text</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> with 3d in</font> Adobe<font color="#CCCCCC"> Illustrator</font>

[Music] [Music] so the first thing I'm<font color="#CCCCCC"> going to do is</font> open<font color="#E5E5E5"> up Adobe Illustrator and just</font> create this new document here<font color="#CCCCCC"> I have</font> mine set<font color="#CCCCCC"> to tabloid size 17 inches wide</font>

by<font color="#CCCCCC"> 11 inches high and let's just go</font> ahead<font color="#CCCCCC"> and change that to RGB</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> color mode</font> now I'm going to be<font color="#E5E5E5"> using a few</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of the</font> things<font color="#E5E5E5"> that we've covered already but</font> I'll start off<font color="#CCCCCC"> just</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> by grabbing my pen</font> tool<font color="#CCCCCC"> and down here I'm going to make</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">sure</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that I have no fill color I just</font> want to have a black stroke a black line like this<font color="#CCCCCC"> alright what I'm going to do</font> hopefully<font color="#E5E5E5"> by now you guys have</font> experimented with the pen<font color="#CCCCCC"> tool a little</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">bit on your own and you'll know how to</font>

kind<font color="#E5E5E5"> of use these anchor points</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font> handles in<font color="#E5E5E5"> order to create the kind of</font> shapes and curves that<font color="#E5E5E5"> you want and this</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">is just</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> something that will get</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> a little</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">bit easier the more</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that you do it</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so</font> definitely<font color="#CCCCCC"> get in there you know</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">experiment with it have some fun with</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it</font> and<font color="#CCCCCC"> just kind of</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> play around to see what</font> you can come<font color="#E5E5E5"> up with</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> alright so right</font> now<font color="#E5E5E5"> I just have two lines I'm</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> going to</font> select my top line and now I want to <font color="#CCCCCC">adjust the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> stroke so we're going to come</font>

over<font color="#E5E5E5"> here to our stroke option or you</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">could go</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> up to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> window stroke and I'm</font> just going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to increase the weight of</font> this line<font color="#E5E5E5"> to about</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> 4 points</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> okay from</font> here<font color="#E5E5E5"> I'm going to grab my direct</font> selection<font color="#CCCCCC"> tool which is also</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> a on the</font>

keyboard grab this point<font color="#E5E5E5"> just by clicking on it</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">once and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> then I'm just going</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to move</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> it</font> as close as<font color="#CCCCCC"> I can</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> other point</font> here<font color="#CCCCCC"> so that they kind of match up like</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> from here I'm going to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> select both</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">of</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> these lines come up to my object menu</font> and choose blend blend<font color="#CCCCCC"> options now we</font> did touch on the blend tool<font color="#CCCCCC"> a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> little bit</font> but this<font color="#E5E5E5"> is kind of a cool looking</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">effect that you can get</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> using the same</font> tool so instead<font color="#CCCCCC"> of</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> choosing smooth color</font>

or specified distance we're going to leave it on<font color="#CCCCCC"> specified steps</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and say</font> somewhere<font color="#CCCCCC"> between 8 and 10</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> hit</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> OK</font> now you can come<font color="#E5E5E5"> back</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> up to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> object</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">menu and choose blend make or you can</font> just<font color="#E5E5E5"> hit command option B and you'll get</font>

this cool kind of I<font color="#E5E5E5"> don't know it kind</font> of<font color="#E5E5E5"> looks like a</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> a wave of sorts from</font> from going<font color="#CCCCCC"> from a thick line to a</font> thinner line and what's nice<font color="#E5E5E5"> about this</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">is that you can come</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> back to your blend</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">options</font>

and you can<font color="#CCCCCC"> always you know check off</font> the preview box<font color="#E5E5E5"> and you can change this</font> number<font color="#E5E5E5"> let's say you want</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to make it 14</font> instead then you'll get<font color="#CCCCCC"> more lines</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> in</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">between this transition and once you're</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">happy with that you can leave it here or</font>

if you wanted<font color="#E5E5E5"> to you can come to expand</font> and that will<font color="#E5E5E5"> basically change this into</font> a it'll change everything<font color="#E5E5E5"> into points</font> just like<font color="#E5E5E5"> we had done</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> previously with</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">our text that's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> basically like changing</font> this<font color="#CCCCCC"> to outlines</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so here you see</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> we have</font>

this wave<font color="#CCCCCC"> shape I'm just going to make</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">it a little bit smaller just</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> by holding</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> shift key</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and dragging</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> inwards from</font> the bottom<font color="#E5E5E5"> right corner</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and now I want</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">to make a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> copy of this so</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I'm going to</font> hold down if in case<font color="#E5E5E5"> you guys remember</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">you hold down alt option</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and the shift</font> key and drag straight down and now what I<font color="#E5E5E5"> want to do is come up</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to object</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font> we're going to combine this with<font color="#E5E5E5"> our</font> envelope distort now you saw me do this with the text where I just<font color="#CCCCCC"> you know</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">chose make with warp and you can get</font> these kind of effects<font color="#E5E5E5"> they're all kind</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">of you know presets if you will that</font> will allow you to<font color="#E5E5E5"> you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> know mess around</font> with and configure<font color="#CCCCCC"> these parameters</font> which<font color="#CCCCCC"> is pretty cool you can get some</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">interesting looking elements or you know</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">you can get some interesting looking</font> results by messing around with<font color="#E5E5E5"> these but</font> let's say instead<font color="#E5E5E5"> of that you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> want to</font> come up<font color="#CCCCCC"> to envelope distort and maybe do</font> something<font color="#E5E5E5"> a little bit more customized</font>

so I'm going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to choose make with mesh</font> and this<font color="#E5E5E5"> is something that we haven't</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">really looked at yet but envelope mesh</font> basically allows you to<font color="#CCCCCC"> take this shape</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and determine you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> know inside of this</font> box inside<font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> this</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> area how many</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> rows</font>

and columns<font color="#E5E5E5"> you want to have alright so</font> for now I'm going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to leave this set</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">four rows and four columns but you can</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">always come back and modify this and</font> you'll<font color="#E5E5E5"> see what it does is it's adding</font> these exactly<font color="#E5E5E5"> like it said four columns</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">and four rows now what you can do from</font> here is<font color="#E5E5E5"> come back to your direct</font> selection tool<font color="#E5E5E5"> and you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> can literally</font> grab any of<font color="#E5E5E5"> these points</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> or you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> can hold</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">down shift</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and grab multiple points like</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">this and you see as I do this you're</font>

getting handles in here let me<font color="#CCCCCC"> just zoom</font> in I'm getting<font color="#CCCCCC"> these handles right so</font> now I can<font color="#E5E5E5"> just kind of move these around</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">independently</font> and you have much more<font color="#CCCCCC"> control</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> over the</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">way</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that you will be distorting your</font>

shape let's say<font color="#E5E5E5"> I want to grab this entire row</font> here and<font color="#E5E5E5"> just move</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it up like that or</font> you<font color="#E5E5E5"> can do it with individual points as</font> well<font color="#E5E5E5"> or maybe you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just want to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> grab two</font> and you'll see what kind of<font color="#E5E5E5"> you know</font>

results you can get that way<font color="#CCCCCC"> all</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> right</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">so this</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> is</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just another</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> cool way to kind</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">of customize some</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of these shapes</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font> you want<font color="#CCCCCC"> to warp and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> blend together but</font> something<font color="#E5E5E5"> like that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> is</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> kind of cool and</font> then of course<font color="#CCCCCC"> you can always</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> apply the</font>

regular envelope<font color="#E5E5E5"> warp presets</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that I</font> showed<font color="#E5E5E5"> you guys before as well but this</font> is<font color="#E5E5E5"> kind of a nice way to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just create</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">some you know background elements for</font> your artwork or<font color="#E5E5E5"> just kind of play around</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">with it and see what</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> kind of things</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font>

can come<font color="#CCCCCC"> up with but</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> these kind of lines</font> really can look cool sometimes<font color="#E5E5E5"> as</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">background elements</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> in art</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> alright so</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">that's one thing</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that I wanted to show</font> you<font color="#CCCCCC"> guys</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the next thing is the gradient</font> mesh<font color="#CCCCCC"> tool now</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> without going too deep</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">into this I just wanted to touch on it</font> briefly<font color="#CCCCCC"> so all I'm going</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to do here is</font> press<font color="#E5E5E5"> L on the keyboard to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> get this</font> ellipse tool hold<font color="#CCCCCC"> down shift and drag</font> out a perfect circle like this<font color="#E5E5E5"> and now</font> we're going to come<font color="#CCCCCC"> over</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> here to the</font>

gradient mesh tool<font color="#E5E5E5"> I haven't really</font> shown you guys<font color="#E5E5E5"> this too much but</font> basically<font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> way it</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> works</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that you</font> click and it's going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to add a point</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">right just like anything else but the</font> cool thing<font color="#CCCCCC"> is that you can</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> then start</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font>

add<font color="#E5E5E5"> other points right so I'm kind of</font> adding one in each of<font color="#CCCCCC"> these four</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">quadrants like this and now if I select</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> entire thing I can come down here</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and change</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> my fill color</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and I'll select</font> kind of like a medium grayish blue

something like that<font color="#CCCCCC"> alright but now</font> what's cool<font color="#CCCCCC"> is that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I can select these</font> points with my direct selection<font color="#CCCCCC"> tool</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">come back over here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and I can actually</font> change<font color="#CCCCCC"> the color of these points so</font> let's say I wanted to<font color="#E5E5E5"> copy that color</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">that's slightly darker greyish blue I'm</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">going to click on this point hold down</font> shift and<font color="#E5E5E5"> click here double click</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> again</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> change the color so that these are</font> all that<font color="#E5E5E5"> slightly darker shade of</font> greyish blue now I can come<font color="#CCCCCC"> up to this</font>

point on<font color="#E5E5E5"> the upper left area and make</font> kind of<font color="#E5E5E5"> a brighter</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> more saturated</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> blue</font> like that<font color="#E5E5E5"> okay and then maybe somewhere</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">in the middle will make it slightly</font> darker and this is actually going to hell

<font color="#CCCCCC">bus</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> get some depth in our so you can</font> kind of create<font color="#E5E5E5"> a more realistic looking</font> object<font color="#E5E5E5"> by adding more points and</font> changing the colors and everything<font color="#E5E5E5"> like</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> so I'm going to select a few more</font> of these points come<font color="#E5E5E5"> over here and maybe</font>

we'll<font color="#E5E5E5"> make it</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> just like a white like</font> there's a strong<font color="#CCCCCC"> bottom light coming in</font> and we can also select some<font color="#CCCCCC"> of these</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">points to go even darker</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> on these</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> other</font> parts of the shape all right you can see how<font color="#E5E5E5"> quickly</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you can start to add some</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">detail and depth to these kinds of</font> shapes when using<font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> gradient</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> mesh tool</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">I've seen some people who are able to</font> create<font color="#E5E5E5"> you know full-on realistic</font> looking portraits with this which<font color="#CCCCCC"> is</font> amazing but<font color="#E5E5E5"> for me I haven't</font>

experimented too much with this<font color="#E5E5E5"> but it's</font> something<font color="#CCCCCC"> that I wanted to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> at</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> least</font> touch on to introduce<font color="#CCCCCC"> you guys to the</font> concept but maybe it's<font color="#E5E5E5"> something that we</font> can revisit<font color="#E5E5E5"> at a later time</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">all right and the next thing that I want</font>

to<font color="#E5E5E5"> show you guys is doing 3d with text</font> now<font color="#E5E5E5"> I've shown you some cool things that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">we</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> can do with text</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> already in one of</font> the previous<font color="#E5E5E5"> lessons</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> but this is</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">something that I haven't really touched</font> on again<font color="#CCCCCC"> so I'm just going to type out a</font>

word here we'll just<font color="#E5E5E5"> go</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> with depth</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> for</font> now and I'm<font color="#E5E5E5"> just going</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to make a copy</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">grab this and convert it to outlines now</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">hopefully you know if you guys have</font> watched the<font color="#E5E5E5"> previous lessons you've seen</font>

me do<font color="#CCCCCC"> this before but it's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> just going to</font> convert<font color="#E5E5E5"> our live text into a shape now</font> from here I'm<font color="#E5E5E5"> just going</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> hold</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> down</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">shift and alt</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to make it a little bit</font> bigger<font color="#E5E5E5"> and what I want to do first is</font> warp it a<font color="#E5E5E5"> little bit so just like we did</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">before come up to envelope distort</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> make</font> warp<font color="#E5E5E5"> and let's go with flag for this one</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">okay nothing</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> too crazy I just want to</font> add a<font color="#E5E5E5"> little</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> bit</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> of interest to it here</font> so<font color="#E5E5E5"> maybe something like that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and then</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">hit OK</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">alright so now that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> we</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> have</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> this</font> envelope warp I'm going to come<font color="#E5E5E5"> up</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> here</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">to the effect menu and choose 3d extrude</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">and bevel</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and you'll see that I</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> get this</font> whole new dialog box<font color="#E5E5E5"> so from here we can</font> check<font color="#E5E5E5"> off preview and right now you</font>

can't<font color="#CCCCCC"> really tell what's happening</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">because it's all just</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> black but if I</font> come<font color="#CCCCCC"> down to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> shading color click on that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">menu and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> choose custom</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> actually</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">change the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> color</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> in</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> here</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to anything you</font> want

<font color="#CCCCCC">alright you also have this little</font> preview<font color="#E5E5E5"> area here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that allows you to</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">change</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the direction of your</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> light or</font> your light source so you<font color="#E5E5E5"> can modify that</font> as well <font color="#CCCCCC">alright you can move it to the back of</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">the object you can move it</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> in front</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font> choose where you want<font color="#E5E5E5"> to place that</font> light<font color="#E5E5E5"> all right and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it's in addition to</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> you have control over things like</font> the<font color="#CCCCCC"> surface if you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> wanted to do a</font> wireframe<font color="#E5E5E5"> diffuse shading plastic</font>

shading or no shading<font color="#E5E5E5"> at all</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> alright</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so</font> for now I'm just<font color="#E5E5E5"> going to leave this on</font> plastic shading and you know<font color="#E5E5E5"> another</font> thing<font color="#E5E5E5"> that's cool about this is that you</font> can<font color="#E5E5E5"> change the extrude depth so let's</font> say instead<font color="#E5E5E5"> of 50 I want to make it 120</font>

and I can<font color="#E5E5E5"> just preview that as well and</font> you'll also have<font color="#CCCCCC"> this cool option up</font> here<font color="#E5E5E5"> which allows you to rotate this and</font> pretty much any way that you want<font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font> preview<font color="#CCCCCC"> it in</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> real time so once you're</font> happy<font color="#CCCCCC"> with your 3d</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> text go ahead and hit</font>

OK <font color="#CCCCCC">okay and there you go</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> so what can I do</font> with this now I<font color="#E5E5E5"> can make a copy of it I'm going to</font> select<font color="#E5E5E5"> it and come</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> up here to object</font> expand appearance<font color="#CCCCCC"> and what</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> this is going</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">to allow me</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to do just like before</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> is</font> have more<font color="#E5E5E5"> control</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> over this by breaking</font> it up into<font color="#E5E5E5"> shapes and points so now I</font> can<font color="#E5E5E5"> grab my direct</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> selection tool and</font> say I want to<font color="#E5E5E5"> hold down</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> shift and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> grab</font> the face of each of these letters<font color="#E5E5E5"> I can</font>

come down<font color="#CCCCCC"> here and change the color so I</font> want<font color="#CCCCCC"> to make it brighter so that you can</font> really<font color="#E5E5E5"> see the text there I can do that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and another cool thing is</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that I could</font> further warp this if I wanted<font color="#CCCCCC"> to so I'm</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">going to grab the face of these letters</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">actually let's do it on this</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> one</font> expand appearance<font color="#CCCCCC"> alright grab a face of</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">each of these</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> letters and just to leave</font> them<font color="#CCCCCC"> alright so now you basically</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> have</font> your extrusion without the face of the letters okay<font color="#E5E5E5"> I'm just going</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to move</font>

these<font color="#CCCCCC"> guys off to the side</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> here and now</font> what's cool<font color="#CCCCCC"> is I can take</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> this and I can</font> warp it<font color="#E5E5E5"> so that it'll basically become</font> you know<font color="#E5E5E5"> something that we can't even</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">really recognize it's not</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> going to look</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">like</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> our text</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that we had</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> before alright</font>

we're<font color="#CCCCCC"> just going to mess around with it</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and just create some crazy shapes here</font> based on<font color="#CCCCCC"> our 3d text</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> something like this</font> is kind of cool<font color="#E5E5E5"> go ahead</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and hit</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> OK</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font> this is<font color="#E5E5E5"> just going to be kind of an</font> abstract<font color="#CCCCCC"> shape so what we're</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> going to do</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">again is come up to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> object expand</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> hit</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> OK</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> now I'm going</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to hold down alt</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font> shift to<font color="#E5E5E5"> make a copy of it move it up</font> and<font color="#E5E5E5"> we'll</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> come up</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> object transform</font> reflect and choose horizontal<font color="#E5E5E5"> so now</font> we'll<font color="#E5E5E5"> get kind of a a perfectly</font>

symmetrical<font color="#CCCCCC"> copy of this now I'm going</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">to select both of these</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> hold down the</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">shift key and just rotate this like so</font> make it<font color="#E5E5E5"> a little bit smaller by holding</font> the shift<font color="#CCCCCC"> key</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and dragging inwards and</font> you have a pretty<font color="#E5E5E5"> cool looking shape so</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">let's take it one step further I'll</font> select both<font color="#CCCCCC"> of these shapes</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and we're</font> going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to now combine this with our blend</font> tool so I'm going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to come back to object</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">blend make and you get this crazy kind</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">of kaleidoscope effect</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> or</font>

geometric shape effect and you<font color="#E5E5E5"> can still</font> come<font color="#E5E5E5"> back up here</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> your blend</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> options</font> and modify these settings<font color="#CCCCCC"> as well</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and as</font> long<font color="#CCCCCC"> as</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you have preview checked off it</font> will show you what<font color="#CCCCCC"> that looks like</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> in</font> real time<font color="#CCCCCC"> all right so even something</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">two copies or you can go</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> up to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you know</font> 25 copies<font color="#CCCCCC"> it's entirely up to you but</font> just<font color="#CCCCCC"> have</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> some fun with it</font> and experiment and<font color="#E5E5E5"> play around now if I</font> wanted<font color="#E5E5E5"> to I could select this blue color</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">here</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> come up to select same fill and</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">stroke and now I can change the color of</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">everything that was that blue color</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font> something<font color="#E5E5E5"> else right and you start</font> seeing how you<font color="#CCCCCC"> can</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> really kind of</font> customize<font color="#E5E5E5"> this a little bit more</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> by</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">changing the colors of that and you know</font>

I don't<font color="#CCCCCC"> really</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> have anything specific in</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">mind I just kind of wanted to show you</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">guys a few</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> cool things that you can do</font> with some<font color="#E5E5E5"> of the stuff that we've</font> covered already<font color="#E5E5E5"> as well as a few</font> additional tools that<font color="#CCCCCC"> we hadn't touched</font>

on yet in<font color="#E5E5E5"> this video series</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> so I hope</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">that you guys have enjoyed the Adobe</font> Illustrator basics videos if so please you know<font color="#E5E5E5"> give</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> us a thumbs up</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> comment and</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">subscribe to the YouTube channel if you</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">haven't already and feel free to drop us</font>

a note<font color="#E5E5E5"> and let</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> us know</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> if there's any</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">other things</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that you would like</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to see</font> covered<font color="#E5E5E5"> in future videos so</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> as always</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> I</font> want to<font color="#E5E5E5"> thank</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you guys for your support</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">thank you for watching and we'll see you</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">next time</font>



Video Description

In part 6 we will be wrapping up and concluding the Adobe Illustrator Basics Video Series. We have covered most, if not all of the basics in the previous 5 videos, and in this lesson I will leave you with a look at a few intermediate/advanced techniques that you will now be ready to try out. We can now begin putting it all together and combining some of the different things we have covered such as combining the Envelope Distort with the Pen and Blend Tools, along with a quick look at the Gradient Mesh Tool. Then, to wrap things up I will show you how to create some 3D text and how to break it apart to create some cool and abstract shapes that can be used in your artwork.

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