How to Use Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 for E-ÃnkormÃnyzat
Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 is a powerful vector graphics software that can help you create stunning logos, icons, graphics, and illustrations for your e-government portal. Whether you need to design a logo for your municipality, a banner for your website, or a map for your citizens, Illustrator can help you achieve your goals with professional-level precision and ease.
In this article, we will show you how to use some of the basic and advanced features of Illustrator CC 2017 for e-government purposes. You will learn how to:
Create and edit shapes and paths
Use the Repeat feature to create patterns
Use the Global Edit feature to make changes across multiple artboards
Export your graphics in different formats and sizes
By the end of this article, you will be able to use Illustrator CC 2017 to design and customize graphics for your e-government portal.
Create and Edit Shapes and Paths
One of the most fundamental skills in Illustrator is creating and editing shapes and paths. Shapes are closed objects that can be filled with color or gradients, while paths are open or closed lines that can have strokes or effects applied to them. You can use shapes and paths to create any kind of graphic you can imagine.
To create a shape, you can use one of the shape tools in the toolbar, such as the Rectangle Tool, the Ellipse Tool, or the Polygon Tool. You can also use the Pen Tool to draw custom shapes by clicking and dragging on the artboard. To edit a shape or a path, you can use the Direct Selection Tool or the Anchor Point Tool to manipulate the anchor points and handles that define the shape or path. You can also use the Pathfinder Panel or the Shape Builder Tool to combine or subtract shapes from each other.
For example, if you want to create a logo for your municipality that consists of a circle with a star inside it, you can follow these steps:
Select the Ellipse Tool and draw a circle on the artboard by holding down Shift and dragging.
Select the Polygon Tool and draw a star on top of the circle by clicking on the artboard and entering 5 for Sides in the dialog box that appears.
Select both shapes and go to Window > Pathfinder. Click on the Minus Front button to subtract the star from the circle.
Select the resulting shape and fill it with a color of your choice.
Use the Repeat Feature to Create Patterns
A new feature in Illustrator CC 2017 is the Repeat feature, which allows you to create patterns by repeating an object along a path, around a point, or within a grid. You can use this feature to create backgrounds, borders, or decorative elements for your graphics.
To use the Repeat feature, you need to select an object and go to Object > Repeat > Radial, Grid, or Mirror. You can then adjust the parameters of the repeat in the Properties Panel or by using the widgets that appear on the artboard. You can also edit the original object and see how it affects the repeat pattern.
For example, if you want to create a banner for your website that has a circular pattern of stars around your logo, you can follow these steps:
Create your logo using shapes and paths as described above.
Create a star using the Polygon Tool as described above.
Select the star and go to Object > Repeat > Radial. A radial repeat pattern of stars will appear around your logo.
In the Properties Panel, adjust the Radius, Copies, Angle Offset, Spacing, Rotation Per Copy, Scale Per Copy, and Color Per Copy parameters until you get the desired effect.
Select both your logo and the repeat pattern and group them together by pressing Ctrl+G (Windows) or Command+G (Mac).
Use the Global Edit Feature to Make Changes Across Multiple Artboards
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