hi friends, In this basic illustrator tutorial i will show you how to use the illustrator shapes tools to draw our basic shape.First we should look at the how we should to select tool for shape so that you have no problems in selecting and editing shapes in Adobe Illustrator.
Selection Tools in Adobe illustrator;
Here are two types of selection tool in Adobe Illustrator used for selection objects.(in which one i most like )
Selection Tool: Selection tool Used for selecting and moving a shape. You can also be used to re size a shape.
Direct Selection Tool: Selects a single anchor point instead of the whole shape. Used for editing anchor point of a shape. Click once on a point to select and hold Shift to select multiple anchor points.(its great tool i like it)
In this picture you can see both of tools selection tool and Direct selection tool.
Shape Tools in Adobe illustrator;
So now, we will look to the Shape Tools. When you go to the Tool Palette and hold the Rectangle Tool, a list of shape tools will expand out for you to pick. We will start with the default Rectangle Tool.you can see in this picture.
Understanding Fill & Stroke in Adobe illustrator;
If you have use adobe(etc) another graphic program so you better now about Understanding Fill & Stroke. Click and drag out a Rectangle as shown. By default, it has a white fill and black stroke. (Stroke is the border of the shape)
Changing Fill Color in Adobe illustrator;
Now we going to looking for. start changing the fill color for the rectangle. Double click the Fill from the Tool Palette. It will pop up the Color Picker. Drag the slider to blue and select a deep blue color. Click Ok after that.You have done. you can see in this picture for better understanding.
Constrain Proportions in adobe illustrator basic ;
lets start, To draw a perfect square, we will select the Rectangle Tool. Hold Shift and drag to draw a square. Same for the circle, we will select the Ellipse Tool and hold Shift to drag out a circle.You have done.
Select the shape with the Selection Tool and a bounding box will appear. Move your cursor near the anchor corner and a rotation icon will icon, click and turn it to rotate the square. To snap at 45 degrees increment, hold Shift and turn.
More Options for Shape Tools in illustrator;
you can give more style with this tool . Select the Star Tool. Click once on the artboard and an option will pop up. Enter the same values below and click Ok. It will draw a star burst shape. This method can be used to bring out more options for shape tools.