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How to create Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator? (Part 2)


Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

In previous tutorial you had learned to create Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator and today you will learn to edit the Line Graph.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

We will use the same graph which we had created in the previous tutorial.

Open the Line Graph document created in previous tutorial and follow the below steps:

Step 1

The create Line Graph is a grouped object so we will use Group Selection Tool for formatting the graph.

But before that we will create a background for the graph with the help of Rectangle Tool.
Select Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle same as the size of the artboard. Turn off the Strokes and Fill the rectangle.

After drawing the rectangle, press Shift + Ctrl + [ to send the rectangle at the back.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

Press Ctrl + 2 to lock the layer.

Step 2

Now select the Group Selection Tool from the Tool Panel.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

Now select the text and numbers with help of Group Selection Tool and Shift key. After selecting all the text and numbers we will change the fill color as due to the dark background color they are not properly visible.

We can also change the font style.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now select the horizontal and vertical axis line with the help of Group Selection Tool and Shift Key and turn off the Stroke to hide them.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

After hiding the horizontal axis and vertical axis line, select the lines separators and change their color.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Select the line separators again and open the Strokes Panel. Now increase the Stroke Width and make the caps Round.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

With the help of Group Selection Tool select the line showing the consumption of Fast Food and change its color.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

In the same way, you can change color of other lines also.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

So this is how you can create and edit Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator.

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How to create Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator? (Part 1)


Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

There are several types of Graph Tool in Adobe Illustrator. In today’s tutorial, we will explore one of the Graph Tool; i.e.; Line Graph Tool.

In this tutorial you will learn to create Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the below steps:

Step 1

Right click on Column Graph Tool in the Tool Bar and select Line Graph Tool.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

After selecting the Line Graph Tool, click, hold and drag the cursor on the artboard forming a square or rectangle shape. (See the image below)

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

When you will release the left click on the mouse, the graph axis and graph data panel will appear on the artboard.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

In the Graph Data Panel, you can either import the data or manually enter the data.
I have manually entered the data (as an example) and clicked on Apply. You can see the result in the below image.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

In the Graph Data Panel, you can see that I have entered years in the first row but they have been taken as data. Now to make the years as label, we have to add double quotes at the beginning and end. (See the below image)

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can create Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator.

Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator

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In the next tutorial, you will learn to edit the Line Graph in Adobe Illustrator.


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How to create Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator?


Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator, we can create an abstract background with the help of shape tools and effects. We have selected the Polygon Shape today to create a background in Adobe Illustrator.

So, in today’s tutorial you will learn to create Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator.

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Now follow the below steps-

Step 1

Select the Rectangle Tool from the Tool Panel and draw a rectangle same as the size of the artboard.
Turn off the Stroke color and Fill the rectangle with any gradient.

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

Select the rectangle drawn and press Ctrl +2 to lock the layer.

Step 2

Now select the Polygon Tool from the Tool Panel and change the Fill color to white.
Draw a small Polygon shape at the corner of the rectangle. (See the image below)

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

Select the Polygon shape drawn and press and hold Alt key. Drag the shape to create a duplicate copy of it.

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

Similarly, create more duplicate copies and fill the whole artboard with Polygon shape.

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Let all the Polygon shapes be selected and press Ctrl + G to group them. Then press Shift + Ctrl + F10 to open the Transparency Panel.

In the Transparency Panel, reduce the Opacity of the Polygon shapes to 60%.

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Select the Group Selection Tool from the Tool Panel.

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

Now press and hold Shift Key and select few random Polygon shapes and increase their Opacity to 80%.

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

Similarly, select Polygon shapes randomly then either increase or decrease their Opacity.

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Select the group of Polygon shapes and press Ctrl + C to copy it and then press Ctrl + F to paste it in the Front.

Increases the sizes of the shapes pasted in front and rotate them to give an effect.

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

Step 6

Now select both the layers of the group of Polygon shapes and change the blend mode to Soft Light.

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

Now unlock the layer which we had locked in Step 1. Press Ctrl + A and select the Shape Builder Tool from the Tool Panel.

Press and hold Alt key and remove all the shapes which are outside the artboard.

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can create Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator.

Polygon Background in Adobe Illustrator

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How to make Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator?


Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

We will make Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool, Gradient Panel and few other tools of Adobe Illustrator.

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document of size 841.89 pt X 595.28 pt with RGB color mode.

Step 1

Select the Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle same as the size of artboard.

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select the rectangle drawn and turn off the strokes. Now double click on the Gradient Tool in the Tool Panel to open the Gradient Panel.

In Gradient Panel, select the white and black gradient to activate it. (See the image below)

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now change the color in the Gradient Slider and change the Gradient Type to Radial.

Fill the Gradient Slider with #621e2d and # 000019 color code.

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Press Ctrl + 2 to lock the background layer.

Step 3

Now select the Ellipse Tool and draw an oval shape.

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now open the Gradient Panel and add two more colors # fff394 & #fbb040 in the gradient slider.

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Select the oval shape and place it on the artboard.

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now open the Transparency Panel and change the blend mode to Screen and reduce the Opacity.

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Now select the oval shape and press (shortcut key) to select the Rotate Tool. Then click on the bottom anchor point of the oval shape to select it as a reference point.

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Now press and hold Alt key and make a duplicate copy of this shape by rotating it towards left.

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Similarly make few more duplicate copies.

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can create Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator.

Stage Light Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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