I've posted this earlier but unfortunately I dint got any solutions. So I ask here again.
Task: I want to design letter S like following image with sharp edges and in vector, So that I will not loose quality if it made into any big size.
Please note that I'm a newbie and I need a step by step procedure so that it will be helpful...and I'll be glad for ur time.
Edit: My OS : Windows 8
Illustrator Version: CS6
Draw 3 straight, horizontal rectangles.
Space them accordingly.
Select the Free Transform Tool.
Select the top rectangle, click the left side handle, THEN hold down the Ctrl key and drag downward.
Select the bottom rectnagle, click the right side handle, THEN hold down the Ctrl key and drag upward.
Select the middle rectangle, click either side handle, THEN hold down the Ctrl AND Alt keys and drag up or down.
Once you have them lined up like you want, select all Pathfinder > Unite.
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If you able to do it please let us know.
After 2nd step , If I use pentool , I get expanded lines, How to get out of it ??
You don’t want to get out of it. Why do you think I told you to expand the stroke?
Your destination is a filled path, not a stroked one.
thnx steve, but can u do me a favour nd plzzz do a clear video tutorial of all 5 steps...
Coz I'm trying but after step 2 Object > Expand. , I'm increasing the stroke size and thn if I continue to step 3, I dont get pentool lines like u got in ur middle S, but the increased stroke size.
I think I'm messing up somewhere, sry...so will u plz post a video and I wud be glad...
Obviously you must start off with the correct stroke width.
I did this by tracing your original with the Pen tool and adjusting the stroke width until it was right.
I trashed my drawing but I seem to remember that the stroke weight was 12 pt.
Once you’ve done that the rest is plain sailing.
The cutting line might just as well have been a clipping mask except that for creating a letter form you need a simple closed path.
This is why I chose the more destructive ‘Divide Objects Below’ method.
Maybe for your purpose you might like to use a clipping mask until you’ve got things right and then use the masking path for dividing.
I’m not sure why you have trouble expanding the original stroke.
Object > Expand... Stroke or Object > Path > Outline Stroke will both get you there.
You're simply being silly now.
No, not at all.
It can be quite troublesome adjusting things afterwards if the lines come in from different directions.
Simply dragging multiple points will result in varying stroke widths.
Thanks, I dit it, But as I said earlier I'm messing up somewhere , the same is happening again, I'm unable to cut edges as you have shown me, so tht"s the reason I asked you for a video tutorial.
But I did it in some other method, I used rectangle tool with color of art board. and draw each rectangle on either side cutting the part I dont need.
Is this ok , or it gives me any problems? If tis is wrong can u plzz post a tutorial.
or, draw three red rectangles:
use the white arrow (direct select tool) and click on the two left corners of the top rectangle:
press the down arrow on your keyboard or click and drag with your mouse to bring those two corners down to the second line:
do the same to the right side of the second rectangle. then do the same to the left side of the bottom rectangle:
Then press ctrl+A and then ctrl+G to group them as one object.
EDIT: sorry Scott, i didn't watch your clip until after i posted....