So this is all about adding color. You see Video Voice Lady opening a new document & using the shape tool to create a star.
She goes to Window > Appearance & these 2 boxes pop out. She shows how you could change the color of the stroke or fill (which I already know how to do from high school). I may only put things I didn’t learn from technical school.
OMG I completely forgot about drop shadow! You go to Add New Effect…
Then you go to Stylize > Drop Shadow. This box thingy will show up and when your done with that, you click ok you get the drop shadow.
To change the stroke of a different item go to Select > Deselect. So now when you go into the stroke & change the color, it doesn’t effect the current object but when you create a new one.
To duplicate a shape, use your selection tool, hold down your alt/option key, & drag.
Here’s something new; select all them circles, hold down on the shape builder tool, select Live Paine Bucket, then click once on the whole group. You can color a select of the circles like so.
You can also choose the other color displayed on your own mouse by using the left or right arrow keys.
Review Things to Remember:
- If a swatch has a dot in the lower right corner, it’s defined as a spot color.
- In Illustrator, you can locate the attributes of selected object in the Appearance pannel.
- You can share swatches that you created in Illustrator with other programs
- A global color is 1 that’s dynamically linked to all instances in the Illustration. Use 1 if you want color updates to be less time-consuming.
- The Live Paint feature allows you to individually paint faces of an illustration without defining new shapes.