So you drew one straight line?
Switched to the Selection tool?
Held Alt and Shift as you pulled a duplicate line off of the original?
Alt duplicates. Shift maintains the alignment so the the new line is directly below the original and does not shift left or right as you drag.
As for the even spacing, the narrator refers casually to using Smart Guides to get evenly spaced lines. I didn't watch the preceding videos, but did he cover what they do?
They need to be checked in the View menu:
And as you Alt+Sh drag down the third line (and later lines) you will see green guides on the far right side indicating even spacing. I can't get a screen shot with them showing. If it works, great, but here is another technique:
- Draw one line.
- Alt+Sh drag out 3 more
- Select all 4 of them with by dragging around them with the Selection tool
- Window > Object & Layout > Align. Change Align to: Selection and then click the 2nd button under distribution.
Turning on Lock Column Guides did it. Thanks!
They are on as a default, so they must have been unlocked along the way. Glad you are back on track.