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Importing a Sketch and Embedding Images2:59 with Ashley Burke
Import a sketch and embed it, then use that as the basis for drawing your shapes.
In this video, we're going to be importing our sketch and embedding images. 0:00 We're gonna be starting our logo design. 0:06 Our logo is going to be for a fictitious company called Pencil and Co. 0:09 So let's go ahead and create a new document. 0:14 File, New. 0:17 And make sure that your profile is set to Web. 0:19 I'm going to make my width 1080 and 1920. 0:23 It can be anything you want basically, I mean whatever the dimensions of your icon. 0:28 I just like to have a little bit of space. 0:35 Now hit OK. 0:39 Very good. 0:41 So now we're ready to go here. 0:42 Let's go ahead and save this. 0:45 Even though it's blank, save it as Pencil_Logo. 0:47 I'll hit Save. 0:51 OK. 0:53 And now What I want to do is import my sketch. 0:54 And this is a raster graphic. 0:58 It's a jpg image. 1:01 And those are treated a little bit differently than vector. 1:03 Though, you can bring raster images into Illustrator. 1:05 So we'll go up here. 1:09 File, Place, here it is. 1:10 Or, Shift+Cmd+P. 1:13 Here is my pencil sketch. 1:17 Place. 1:20 Okay. 1:22 And actually, I mean, I could draw over this, 1:24 but I'm not going to be using this directly as my reference. 1:27 It's more like just something I'm gonna be looking at. 1:32 So, I accidentally double-clicked and 1:37 went into isolation mode, I'm just gonna back out, okay. 1:38 I'm going to drag my image onto my canvas area, 1:42 because it's just going to be a reference. 1:46 I'll be drawing here in the art board area, in vector. 1:48 Right now when you import or place an image, it links that file. 1:55 So if I were to send this to a client somewhere else, just this file, 2:00 they would have a missing pencilsketch.jpeg. 2:05 So what I want to do is embed this image into the file so 2:10 wherever it goes I know that this raster image will also be inside of it. 2:14 The way you do that, go to Window, Links. 2:18 You can see we have our pencil sketch here, it's linked. 2:26 And then you go up and let me turn this off. 2:29 Up here in the top right, we have a little flyaway menu. 2:33 Here we want to choose Embed Images. 2:36 And if you had multiple images, you could select them all at once. 2:41 Embed. 2:43 And there you go. 2:44 And now, when I hit Save, no matter where I open this, 2:47 this image will be part of this Illustrator file. 2:52 Moving on, we will be drawing the logo. 2:56
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