Reflecting & Joining Paths in AI - #9 - University of Fashion

Reflecting & Joining Paths in AI – #9

Reflecting & Joining Paths in AI – #9

This lesson will teach you how to Reflect and Join paths in Adobe Illustrator. First you will learn how to use the Reflect Tool to copy and mirror your work. Then you will learn how to connect open paths with the Join Command.

 

Module Description Step
1 Reflecting Paths 1-18
2 Joining Paths 1-14
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MODULE 1 • Reflecting Paths

Step Description
1A Before we begin, note that complete Mac and Windows Commands, Keyboard Shortcuts & Mouse directions are written in the script, and mentioned only in the audio.
The video shows only Mac Commands, using a one-button mouse.Here are the Keyboard Shortcut abbreviations and differences:

  • Mac: Command (Cmd) =  Windows: Control (Ctrl)
  • Mac: Option (Opt) = Windows: (Alt)
  • Shortcut directions are written as follows:
    • Cmd/Ctrl + Keyboard Letter
    • Opt/Alt + click

This means press & hold the Command key if you have a Mac, or the Control Key if you have Windows, then press the letter, or perform the action, etc….

1B A note on Mouse actions:

  • Two Button Mouse: Right Click to open the Context Menu/ Right Click Menu
  • One Button Mouse: Press & Hold the Control (Ctrl) Key while you click on the Art Board, to open the Context Menu/ Right Click Menu.

If you have a one button mouse for your Mac, you might want to configure it to act like a two button mouse:

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Open up the Mouse options
  • On the “Point & Click” page, check the box to the left of “Secondary Click: Click on Right Side”.
  • Your Mouse will now work like a Two Button Mouse

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