Video: Illustrator for sign design – Ellipse tool

By signcraft

Posted on Sunday, April 10th, 2022

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The ellipse (usually called an oval in sign design) and the circle are versatile shapes that come in handy in sign layouts. They can be sign shapes or helpful panels that contain copy while adding interest to the sign. Adobe Illustrator has an Ellipse/Circle tool that makes short work of creating and manipulating the shapes, and in this video—the second in a series of four—Mike Jackson shows how to do that.

You’ll see how to work with these essential shapes, create corners and borders, convert to outlines and more—plus learn plenty of shortcuts. Upcoming videos show how to get the most out of the polygon and star tools to create shapes and panels that you can use in your work every day, quickly and easily.

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