Teach yourself Illustrator 7 in 24 hours by Mordy Golding

By Mordy Golding

This instructional takes the person step by step via Illustrator 7.0. The e-book divides the teachings into days and goals to provide the person performance with the appliance after 21 days. The CD-ROM presents a demo of Illustrator, in addition to documents during which the newbie can perform the strategies.

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Or whatever the Constrain Angle is set to in Preferences), press the Shift key. 7. Press the Spacebar, and the polygon "freezes," enabling you to move the mouse and position the polygon on the page. 8. The tilde key (~) creates duplicates of the polygon as you drag and move it. 9. Release the mouse button. You can use any combination of the modifier keys simultaneously as you create your polygon. A polygon can also be created numerically by selecting the Polygon tool, clicking the mouse button, and entering the radius size and the number of sides in the dialog box.

3. Click the mouse button, but don't let go. Drag down and to the right, and release the mouse button. HOUR 3 TIP: Holding the Shift key while dragging forces your box, or constrains it, to be a perfect square, even on all sides. Throughout Illustrator, the Shift key is almost always the constrain key. Using it often takes the guesswork out of creating and manipulating your illustrations, as Illustrator does the work for you. Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool A rounded rectangle is one where the corners don't come to a point but are rounded.

Click any blank area onscreen or press (Command-Shift-A) to make sure that nothing is selected. 2. Position your mouse to the upper left of the object(s) you want to select. 3. Press and drag the mouse down and to the right. 5). Any object that falls within this "bounding box" is selected. If there are multiple objects, you do not need to hold down the Shift key. 4. 6). 6 Sometimes, using the marquee method saves a lot of time, too, as in the case we presented earlier, when trying to select all rectangles except for the middle one.

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