Now, that was supposed to be a catchy headline. I hope it was catchy enough to get you start reading this. If you are a beginner willing to learn about Adobe Illustrator, this short video might be kinda revealing for you.
So, as always in my video tutorials, make sure your Adobe Illustrator is open and your mouse is always close to “Pause” button on the video as you’ll have to press “Pause” a lot and do what I do on your screen simultaneously.
Ok. I this is probably the fastest possible way to make a flower in Illustrator enthusiasts. So, 2 minutes and 36 seconds tutorial for a flower is, IMHO – not bad.
Captions on the bottom of the video should give you all additional info on what’s being done.
Use shortcuts whenever it is possible! This is very important! It will speed you up tremendously. Keep your left hand fingers on:
- “V“, Selection tool, important when selecting objects for rotation and transformations and for moving objects
- “A“, Direct Selection tool, important for manipulation with points (in this tutorial to join endpoints and create a petal shape)
- “Alt (PC)”/”Option (Mac)” important when duplicating objects (in this tutorial when duplicating and rotating at the same time)
So, if you try and do your best to use the shortcuts and learn to work using shortcuts whenever it is possible it will really make your work in Illustrator (and any other software) much much faster and easier.
OK. Let’s get to work now. As I said, make sure your mouse always close to “Pause” button as you will need to Pause a lot.
Let me know what you think or if you have any questions!
nite owl says
I have Illustrator as part of the CS3 suite, but have never used it. I mess around with Photoshop most of the time and am in no way a designer — so thanks for the tips. It will give me a starting point that won’t scare the hell out of me.
Awesome! I’m going to open Illustrator for the 1st time and try this out! Thanks so much!
Wonderfull, u re the best Silvia.
Very Cool!!! I love the flower! Beautiful…….
wow, that’s so great! it’s so easy to do and the instructions are very precise.
thank you. (:
I love your site and all it has to offer, Thanks so much. But, how the heck do you unzipp a file? I know I should know this but I dont. Please help. Thanks
hey! i really appreciated this tutorial in AI! it’s my first real exposure to illustrator and you are truly a gifted teacher! i’m looking forward to step 2! thanks for sharing your talent with us!
Thank you so much! I have used Illustrator, but not for this type of thing. This is awesome!
Thanks a million , the flower was great. How do I get to watch ‘PART TWO?’
When I set the rotate point and I click it and press alt, the petal rotates the right way but it does not make a new petal when I release. It just moves the current petal around the mark instead of making a new one. How do I get it to make a new petal instead of moving the original one?
This was a very good – informative tutorial. Very easy to follow! Thank you!
Dolly =) says
This was GREAT!!!
Great tutorial…I’m just starting out with and I was able to folllow it with easy. Thanks!
Christine Pinney Karkow says
I love how you did this-really easy to follow and nice to watch!