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Can someone illustrate my cp for me? (example inside)
« on: April 09, 2003, 05:06:14 pm »
I am learning illustrator, and I have a buddy that can help me with it in a few days, but I was wondering if someone could make this in Illustrator for me real quick (it shouldnt take that long) so that I can poke around and play?


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Re:Can someone illustrate my cp for me? (example inside)
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2003, 05:39:32 pm »
I'm assuming the problem is creating lines the correct length? Because that design is just a simple polygon.

Here's an easy solution (and will help you learn illustrator quicker):
Open up a new document that is roughly the same size as the finished piece - and then go to VIEW...Show Grid.  You can mess with the grid spacing/segmenting under EDIT...Preferences....Guides and Grids.  It's pretty self explanatory.

Then click on the line tool and just click once on the artboard - you can then type in the direct measurement and even angle.  I'd suggest making all the horizontal and vertical lines first - place them exactly where they should go - and then make the angled lines.  When in doubt - use guides by dragging the mouse from the ruler to the artboard.
Hope this helps - and heres a ShamelessPlug for an illustrator tutorial I made :)

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Re:Can someone illustrate my cp for me? (example inside)
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2003, 05:51:44 pm »
actually I just found your tutorial, and I am drawing my smooth curvy shape right now.. Excellent work thanks!

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Re:Can someone illustrate my cp for me? (example inside)
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2003, 06:19:32 pm »
heheh man I am rockin now.. thanks for the doc again

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Re:Can someone illustrate my cp for me? (example inside)
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2003, 07:48:22 pm »
Ok here is what I did.. I took this graphic, and then using the pen tool I held down shift and clicked on each corner.  I then copied that and pasted it into a new file, Now how do I re-size each segment? (because the above pic is just a rough MS-Paint image, not to scale or anything)

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Re:Can someone illustrate my cp for me? (example inside)
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2003, 08:23:58 pm »
It sounds as though you've created a polygon with a continuous path. You should be able to select a control point (at a joint on the path) with the hollow (white) select tool (an arrow-top right of your tool palette). You should then be able to pull the point around. The lines attached to it will move/scale. Selected points are solid. Non selected points are hollow. If the whole shape moves when you grab it, it's because all control points are selected.
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Re:Can someone illustrate my cp for me? (example inside)
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2003, 08:24:57 pm »
Yes, if I use the white pointer, the whole thing moves..  

I also updated measurements, each side should mirror the other
« Last Edit: April 09, 2003, 08:26:45 pm by hevnsnt »

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Re:Can someone illustrate my cp for me? (example inside)
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2003, 12:49:05 am »
I hope things are going well - the white pointer is the direct selection tool - you should be able to select just pieces of your polygon with that and manipulate each one - like pixelhugger said.   let's see a finished pic when you get it :) and i'm glad the doc helped you out.

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Re:Can someone illustrate my cp for me? (example inside)
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2003, 01:41:43 pm »
Ok, I understand what you all are telling me, but for some reason when I use the white mouse, it always selects the entire polygon  >:( >:(

I can't figure this out, can anyone assist me?  What am I doing wrong?

here is how the document was created (Illustrator 10)
1) I drew a rough drawing in ms paint (posted above)
2) I opened it in Illustrator, and held down shift and had the pen tool selected and then clicked on each of the joints until it was entirely highlighted.
3. I copied what I had done, and pasted it into a new document (now I have just a polygon)
4. Now if I try to do anything, it selects the entire thing.

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Re:Can someone illustrate my cp for me? (example inside)
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2003, 02:04:16 pm »
nevermind, I just redid it with the line tool and it works perfect thanks