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Making Things Liquid & Distorted in Adobe Illustrator CC

Lesson 26 from: Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

Making Things Liquid & Distorted in Adobe Illustrator CC

Lesson 26 from: Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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26. Making Things Liquid & Distorted in Adobe Illustrator CC


Class Trailer



Class Introduction to Adobe Illustrator CC for Beginners


Class Exercise Files for Adobe Illustrator CC Essentials


Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator CC




How to Draw in Adobe Illustrator CC with Shapes & Lines


How to Draw Using the Shape Builder Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Draw a Fox Using the Shape Builder Tool in Adobe Illustrator


Drawing - Quiz



How to Draw Custom Logo Shapes Easily in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Draw Anything Using the Curvature Tool in Adobe Illustrator


How to Draw Using the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC


Drawing with the Pencil Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Use Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Draw Lines with the Width Tool in Adobe Illustrator


Type & Fonts


How to Use Type & Fonts in Adobe Illustrator to Design a Postcard


How to Curve Type Around a Badge Using Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Break Apart & Destroy Text & Fonts Using Adobe Illustrator CC




What is RGB & CMYK Colors in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Steal Colors from an Image Using Eye Dropper in Illustrator


How to Find Amazing Colors in Illustrator Using Color Theme


How to Make Gradients in Adobe Illustrator CC


Color - Quiz



How to Mask an Image Inside Text in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Cut Holes in Shapes Using Compound Shapes in Illustrator CC


Masking - Quiz

CC Libraries


How to Use CC Libraries in Adobe Illustrator CC


Effects & Patterns


Making Things Liquid & Distorted in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Bend & Warp Shapes & Text in Adobe Illustrator CC


Drawing Amazing Repeating Shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Create Repeating Patterns in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Vectorize an Image in Adobe Illustrator CC


Effects & Patterns - Quiz

Capture App


How to Use Adobe Capture App with Adobe Illustrator CC


Free Templates


Using Free Templates in Adobe Illustrator CC




Exporting for Print


How to Save Your Illustrator Files as Jpegs for Websites


Exporting - Quiz

Real World Exercises


32. How to Redraw the MasterCard Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Redraw the Instagram Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Redraw the Kodak Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Redraw the eHarmony Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Redraw the Tinder Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC


How to Redraw the BP Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC


Next Steps


Cheat Sheet for Adobe Illustrator CC


Course Conclusion for Adobe Illustrator CC


Final Quiz


Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Making Things Liquid & Distorted in Adobe Illustrator CC

Hi there in this video, we're going to use a very exciting fun tool called liquefy. We're going to take this, I'm calling it an ice cream and then we're gonna smash it to bits using different techniques using the liquefy tool will also do it with text at the end as well. Let's get in there and learn the liquefy tools. Alright to get started. I've got a file ready for us. You don't need to open it because all it is is a blue background and it is called Liquefy. Can't even find it liquefy one. Ai Okay, so blue background, we're gonna draw our ice cream real quick. Okay or ice block. I'm gonna grab rectangle tool. I'm not sure. I'm not too worried about the fill and stroke at the moment. So that's gonna be my ice cream and this is going to be the stick. Okay. I wanted to make sure they're lined up next to each other. It's a black arrow. I'm going to use my line panel just to get them to lined up and then I want the top using the white arrow, just like these two top corners, drag these dow...

n cool and bottom ones I'm just going to do, I was doing a little bit and I'm going to do a little ones down the bottom here, awesome. Cool. So next thing I want to do is cut it in half to have that kind of like harvey harvey look. Um so I've got a line straight up and down. Okay. I've used my line segment tool and I held shift while I dragged it down to get it to go straight again. I want to line them all up center and now with them all selected, I'm going to grab my pathfinder. Where are your pathfinder? You add that one there? Okay, shape builder. I don't know why I called it the pathfinder. Okay. And so I'm going to do a couple things first minus diesel ends off you go. And then I'm going to fill in these bits with a color. So I'm gonna go fill or go um what color do I want? I'm going to go to my color mixer down here. Just pick a chocolatey looking color. Mm hmm. It's a tough one to do. Ok, and click on this one and now I'm going to go back here to pick a slightly darker color. Now by default you're either at C M Y K or RGB depending on what you decided for the document actually I decided. So it's going to be RGB. RGB has another way of working H S B. I think I've used it before in this course, I like it because it has this like brightness slider. It's not, it's the same as RGB. It's just a different way of interacting with it. So I'm going to make it a little bit darker and click it over here. Okay, And I'm gonna pick a stick color stick color. Okay, and look at them and I'm gonna not like that. So I'm gonna go back and dig into the wind. I like to stretch out these tutorials and I'm going to pick a slightly darker color for the other side of the stick. Cool. We're practicing right in terms of strokes, I'm going to go to none. Okay. Um actually to do the strokes, you can't be on the shape, builder tool. Black arrow, everything selected and then go to stroke. Go to none. Okay. That's going to be my popsicle E thing, cola flavored or chocolate flavor whatever you like. So I'm going to make a few versions of this. I'm going to have it about that sort of size. I'll have one. Gonna rotate it. Okay. Alright it around a bit more. So I have one there to their I'm holding all while I'm dragging. Okay, so I got my black hour, I've got everything selected. Start dragging, hold old, you get a duplicate. So I want six of these in total. Any which way you can do. You can just copy and paste them if you like. So let's actually get started in the liquefying. So the liquefied tools are all hidden underneath this width tool. Okay. And there's a bunch of them in here. So they were gonna start with the warp tool. Okay, click on that one Now by default, I'm not sure if your brush is gonna be the exact same as mine. It's probably not. Let's double click the warp tool and you can just kind of copy what I have here. There's the brush size. Okay that's the main ones. And so brush size I'm gonna make mine to say 50 points by 50 points. Intensity is quite important. We're going to leave it at at the moment, but some of the other tools will need some intensity. Now I'm going to do is click hold and drag. I'm doing this kind of like droopy droopy, the thing, that's what I'm trying to do at least. Okay, alright, so that is the liquefy tool. Okay let's have a look at some of the other ones. Let's use the twirl tool. It's quite cool. Now twirl tool by default is way too strong. Okay actually that came out. All right, you can double click it if you're finding it a bit too strong and turn the intensity down to say like 20%. Okay, what I like doing with this is I like clicking it and it's going a bit slow but click and drag slowly you get this kind of cool like little things going on, experiment with it. Okay I'm going to the top up here, I'm going to click hold and as it's going I'm dragging to get this kind of like cool thing going on. That is my 12 months, I'm just gonna go through these. Okay, you can obviously stop the video just go through them yourself. Okay I'm gonna go to pucker um This one probably needs a bigger brush. Okay if I double click it and I'm gonna probably need like 100 and 5150. Um And what it does is that once I'm really strong even at 20% goes and It shrinks down so you can kind of see what it does, but you have to play around with the sizes and intensity quite a bit. This one here probably just needs 2%. Okay, that might be a bit low but No 2% is fine. Okay just kind of wiggle it down. Um yeah undo that. Um let's have a look at one of the other tools bloat. Okay so uh let's have a look at this one. Alright yeah. Cool, let's have a look. Another one. Not double clicking on it, hold them down, scallop, crystallizing wrinkle all have very similar, they they work slightly different, but just practice with, I've only given you six even though there's um seven to go through, so you might have to make a duplicate of the last one. But scallop, kind of does that kind of pushes it in crystallized is the same thing but kind of like pushes it out rather than in on itself And we'll double use the last one. Wrinkle Wrinkle. Just kind of wrinkles the edges. This one's a bit weird. You gotta kind of like you probably have to turn the intensity up on wrinkle because we're at like 2% right, let's go up to 50% and zoom in to have a little look at what it's doing. So watch this if I click on it, it kind of wrinkles the outside. Okay, so that's far too much intensity. But you're getting the feel for these liquefied tools, right? Pretty cool. You can do some fun stuff where let's do some type. Okay, so I'm gonna open up file open is liquefied too. Okay, this is a part of our exercise or your project. We're gonna do one together. We'll do this top thing and then you'll do your own. Okay, so too do the liquefied tool with text. It won't work. Okay if the text is uh still editable text. So what I need to do is I need to go to type and go to this one that says create outlines, we looked at it earlier, click on that. And then you can go through your tools and I want you to go through and kind of, I don't know, do something liquidy gassy and solid. E for all of these ones. It's kind of like the water and they're different constitution. So we'll do maybe 12 for liquid. And remember you're gonna have to go and change some of these intensities because that's probably real quick double click play around, brush sizes. Play around. I can't help myself. I want to play with this one too. Okay, I'm gonna get a 10%. Okay, I'll do liquid with you. And do you have to have it selected? I don't think so. Okay. Um, I've selected off in the background with a black arrow and now I can do it. What I might do is kind of through it and then here we go. I can't even read it anymore. You might do something nicer. Okay, so do liquid gas to solid. And then down here I'd like to type out your name. Okay. Not my name. And make a font. Okay. Pick a color, make it nice and big and then start playing around with it. We're outlining it first and then send me a copy. Okay. Post in the projects and the comments. I'd love to see a screenshot of what you're up to. Alright. That is going to be it my friends for the liquid fetal

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Ratings and Reviews

Roz Fruchtman

BIG COMPLAINT... I'm just starting this course. I have Illustrator CS6. My BIG/HUGE Complaint and I only watched 2 1/2 brief lessons... Is that the FiVRR LOGO (top right) is RIGHT ON TOP of the Illustrator Panels and YOU CANNOT SEE what is under it. IF one is just learning, they need to see what everything looks like in Illustrator (or any class). I STRONGLY suggest that FIVRR and CreativeLive find a better place to put the FIVRR Logo instead of putting it where it BLOCKS ESSENTIAL course visuals! Not sure I can get through this, but I'm not giving up quite yet. I like the course previews and IF I can learn how to get around Illustrator I will be thrilled... I am a Photoshop person, and Illustrator makes me feel like an incompetent! ;) Perhaps IF I can learn Illustrator I can use it for some of the visuals I create! Thanks in advance. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE find a better place and size for the Fivrr Logo. ~Roz Fruchtman aka @RozSpirations

Christi Peace

This class is AMAZING!! Daniel is a very thorough, entertaining and easy to follow instructor. You DO NOT need to take any college course on Illustrator because this is the whole thing right here!! You will be a pro once you complete it. I only wish that Creative Live could send me a diploma for it once I complete it! BUY THIS CLASS! IT’S WORTH EVERY PENNY!!


Such a great course! Daniel made learning easy and fun. Can't wait to go on to the Illustrator Mastery course next!

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