Well, here I am again. After being bedridden with a skin infection (Bedridden because of all of the medications I am on…I swear I now have an entire side dedicated to my prescriptions in the medicine cabinet ._. ) I finally feel a little better today. I decided to finish Chapter Five of Up and Running, and then do my third holiday card. That will be in the next post. Here is what I learned this morning.
- Scaling and Rotating are also known as transformations, and you can do transformation sequences
- When dealing with live text (text that you can alter) it is easier to see the bounding box so that you know what you are selecting. You can access this by going to View>Show Bounding Box
- To scale it you use the corner handles, and if you want it to be proportional, just press shift while dragging.
- To rotate you hover the cursor near one of the corner handles until you see the little rotate icon and then you can rotate it.
- An easier way to rotate the object is by going to the Rotate tool and setting the origin of where you want the object to rotate off of. The further you pull away when rotating, the more precise the rotation will be.
- You may also use the Scale tool. This is used the same way as the Rotate tool, basically.
- The Pathfinder tool is also introduced in this lesson. The Pathfinder tool is something I use in every design that I do, as it allows you to merge paths and the like.
- First, he had me duplicate an object to get a shape for a sticker. To duplicate an object make sure you have the Selection tool and then press the ALT key while you click and drag the object.
- To create one path out of many, you would go to the pathfinder tool and then press “unite”. I love the pathfinder tool.
Here are the images that I gathered from this lesson.