Learn how to use the drawing modes, Draw Inside and Draw Behind, to easily and quickly add interest to your artwork.

What you learned: How to easily create artwork behind other content and inside of shapes

Using the drawing modes, you can create, paste, or place content behind other content or within a vector shape.

Add content behind all other content

To create, paste, or place content behind other content on a layer, select the Draw Behind mode towards the bottom of the Tools panel. Then, with nothing selected, create, paste, or place content in the document and it will be behind all other content on the currently selected layer.

Add content directly behind selected content

With content selected while Draw Behind mode is active, you can create, paste, or place content directly behind the selected content.

Add content inside of the vector shape

Select the shape you want to put content into, and then select the Draw Inside mode located toward the bottom of the Tools panel. Then create, paste, or place content and it will appear inside the selected shape—essentially, it is masked by the selected shape.

Edit content inside of the shape

Double-click the shape to enter Isolation mode. You can then add more content or edit the existing content. To exit Isolation mode, press the Escape key.

Deselect the Draw Inside mode located toward the bottom of the Tools panel to continue working on other content.

 

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07/18/2018

Presenter: Brian Wood

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