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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    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
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  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
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    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
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  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:
    http://www.edgehill.net/vectorized.jpg

     
    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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