adobe illustrator (for photoshop-heads)

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Paul Furman, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. Paul Furman

    Paul Furman Guest

    I haven't touched Illustrator in years and I'm so clueless navigating.
    Any tips on basic orientation, coming from a photoshop mindset? No
    layers??? How the hell do I select things if it's all the same stuff?
    I've got a bitmap & some text that's converted to vectors & some real
    text and it all selects wierd like the bitmap has become a vector entity
    & the box of color fill selects in angular slices while I try to select
    other things...

    ....this is a pdf business card with a rectangle of color with white text
    entities on that and and a logo above with bitmap & vectorized text. I
    can't even figure out how to group things, copy & move around. Ugh.

    Illustrator for idiots?
    Paul Furman, Mar 29, 2006
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  2. Paul Furman

    Paul Furman Guest

    Where is history? How do I know what I've undone?
    Paul Furman, Mar 29, 2006
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    toby Guest

    Yes, layers.

    You select things by clicking on them, or dragging a marquee.

    Chainsaws for idiots? :) It's a very powerful program, it takes time
    to master, like any tool...
    Illustrator has multilevel undo (unlike PS).
    toby, Mar 29, 2006
  4. Paul Furman

    Paul Furman Guest

    Has my bitmap really turned into vector? Is it linked? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

    I would be happy if I could get the .ai into photoshop with editable
    text. I'm not sure I'm up to this right now.
    Paul Furman, Mar 29, 2006
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    Kingdom Guest

    It's a huge learning curve, fastest route is using video traing try TOTAL
    TRAINING FOR ILLUSTRATOR, much quicker than books.
    Kingdom, Mar 29, 2006
  6. Paul Furman

    Paul Furman Guest

    Paul Furman, Mar 29, 2006
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    edjh Guest

    No! Life just isn't that easy.

    Is it linked? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...
    edjh, Mar 30, 2006
  8. Paul Furman

    Paul Furman Guest

    I don't know how but the bitmap was indeed converted to vector, see this
    zoomed max screen grab of a chunk selected & dragged off to the side:

    Paul Furman, Mar 30, 2006
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    Larry Linson Guest

    There are a few programs that will trace a bit map image and convert it to
    vector. That looks like what was done to that image.
    Larry Linson, Apr 1, 2006
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