Graph Tool Illustrator | Column Graph Tool (illustrator Tutorial) How-to

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Column Graph Tool (illustrator Tutorial) How-to


How to use the column graph tool in Illustrator? Now, as an example of a column graph now, I’ve actually added various effects and strokes, etc. You can actually use a very basic. If you want, you don’t have to add all those sort of things. These create a very, very simple and by the column graph tool and you can find that in tool bar. Now you can define the actual size of the column. Gan graph just by just dragging and release him. Now you can actually see the data set up here as well now. I don’t want at this point, so I’m just going to remove that. Don’t say that you can also make a very small column graph just by dragging and then releasing very tiny one there. Now you can, of course, manipulate it later as well. Once you’ve actually crazy what you can do, you can just drag it and use the scale tool to actually resize it. It’s up to you now you can see. I’m just using the artboard. You can also change the font by the typeface. So if you’re not happy with the font on me for the values on the side on the left side, what you can do and just run through your typefaces and just say, decide on one. Once you happy with that, you can see the topic and you can change that at any point. See if you’re unhappy with that, you can change it later now. Once you’ve actually got the column graph up, you get this data set peer and I’m just going to enter along the the top. I’m not going to make anything very sophisticated in terms of graph, so I’m just gonna rent a couple of values. Click on each of the cells. That’s the key thing. Just click on the cell and row value. Click on an Excel, Click on that next cell and enter a value. And then once you’re happy with all that, you can just click, OK? Click that a little tick mark at the end there just there, but you can also change various settings as well. So if you want change Versing transpose things, you can also use change settings. I’m just going to change settings and that’s like for the visual for the data set itself, so you can actually say number of decimals appear and you can see that it’s not particular, Of course, if you’re entering data, that’s ten point three point three, you know, etc, etc. It might be better and it also you can modify the actual widths as those today says as well. It’s not trackable, right, Click, OK and click the tick mark to apply the data. That’s the key thing, so you’ve got the data there, and now it will apply. You actually see the graph, you engine or as values for and you can click there and remove the actual dataset entry there. I say you can go back there. Condo craft. I, sir, and you can also change the data set any point, quick, easy way of doing that object and graph and data, just like that that’s selected what you can do. Then is you can just re-enter the values you can enter two five six, click on the actual cell. You want to edit and then once you’re happy, click the there at the end and again click on other one into another value. Click on the apply. It’s a bit of a slow word in it’s pity. It’s not interactive, but somewhere reason it’s not, you can remove it. Obviously the data set again. Once you’re happy with that, you can also use the scale tool. You can also use, rotate and share and all those sort of things to transform the design, so you can just say scale the actual basis, so go for shear tool now so you can see you can share that you can also rotate it as well. I know you do that by I. Say that the object menu as well, so you go to object transform and rotate, enter a value like 45 click. OK, and you can see the design. There just rotated okay now. You can also add appearances to that column graph, so you don’t have to keep it Just very basic gray. What you can do just go to window and appearance and then you can actually change the the actual color, so you can and add strokes as well so. I’m just adding a stroke there and you can change that. Say, light for whatever you can see the stroke around the actual. Also, unfortunately around the actual data values there, you can also have beautiful strokes. You can also add brushstrokes as well and you can change those at any point so you could decide. You don’t want that brush stroke? You can change it. Also, brush strokes can be made up of many different things. You can actually add all kinds of different brush strokes there. You can also add a new fill. You can see there and you feel it’s black. You can change it to green, and you can make the obviously the Colin graph now is green, but you can also change the opacity as we’ll see as well as the blending mode by the opacity field there, so you can actually change that say to 50 so you can actually see the different. Browns as well and of course, you can add multiple fields, you know, add multiple strokes as well. Some make very complex design. You can also add effects to the fills and strikes. So just go to now in this case. I’m scared of warp by the effect when you and I was actually selecting in the appearance panel, you can actually see I was actually selecting the fill and that warp is applied to the fill only it’s not added to stroke, so it makes quite a nice little weird sort of shadowy effect If you select the stroke and then I go to effect and again down to warp and arc, then what happens is the actual arc plot is applied to the stroke, And you actually see that lovely outline of the column graph applied the rest of its remaining. As before now, you can actually go and edit the data so you can just go going object graph and in data enter the values and it’s still live so you can just change the values. Go through it, click there. Change the values all the time. If you want to add it to the whole thing now best way to do that just quickly. I’m just gonna remove that. Now it’s go and click the graph in the appearance, select that and then go to effect walk an arc and again you can see that then the whole thing has been changed stroke and the fill. Now you can modify the values You can bend vertical etc up to you. What you want is the course number of other warp available as well. So you’ve seen just yeah, you can also apply other effects, so you can add, maybe? Gaussian blur, maybe 3d etc, etc. You can also change the type, so you can do that by the object and then graph and then type. Now there’s other settings as well, which I’m actually gonna shown this, but there’s also various things. You maybe make the whole thing like full of stars or dots, etc. Now, in this case. I’ve just turned it into a pie chart. Don’t particular that, especially with the warp. It doesn’t look very good, but you can change it quickly back to the column as well and you can see the column graph there again. You can change of type, just go, but not only that you can also change the column widths. You can also change the cluster widths as well column width is the actual column, so you can actually make that survey or whatever you can make it like forward to. You’ll make it very thin by entering it down to like 20% etc. What also you can do is the cluster. Wiz, now see, you can also add a drop shadow as well. That’s another thing. You’ve got a drop shadow. You could add to change the cluster weight. So what that does it clusters them all. Put some all together, so you can make reduce that down, so maybe make that forward to your 20 or something, and it will crunch them all into that. Center click, OK? You can see, then you’ve got the design. Oh, which is quite a nice of fate as well so you can change the graph in that way. I’m putting the values a bit higher than that. I don’t so you can change the first things for the value axis as well. So you can modify the the range that you’ve got here 0 to 10 You can enter like 20 or something. It’s like 20 or 30 enter a larger value once you do that, click. OK, and what happens then you can see. Obviously the chart goes off up to 30 and you can see. Obviously, values is still down low at 10 It’s up to you what you want to do fully for that feedback down to 10 again. You can also change first things such as tick marks as well as well as the label. So you can, you know, add prefix as well to the labels. So if you want to put some some word in front of those labels, no prefix, you can actually see type is in front of it. And then spice key thing is always out of space at the end of otherwise, what happens, it will be like type and then for Type 2 it’s up to you, of course, but you might want to space between those. You can also change the category axis again. You can add tick marks, you see the tick marks there, maybe not in this case, but there tick marks appear or not right again. There’s a live so you can actually change the type very quickly and run for all the different types mirrored. If you want to go with that, you’d also change. The color varies. It’s all still live, so you can actually go and change it any point. So you maybe make it one blue and that’s it. I hope you found this of interest. Actually, there’s a lot more to do with the con graph, but I might do that in another video. I hope find this of interest. Please subscribe, always adding new tutorials and also please put a comment or suggestion. That’d be really quite as well. Thank you much!