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How To Create An Editable Pie Chart In Adobe Illustrator

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Hi, everyone and welcome to how to create an editable pie chart in the Derby illustrator. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create one of these pie charts in Adobe Illustrator and how to easily stylize it, so let’s get started by going into Adobe Illustrator and clicking on the create new button and we want to create a new document, so let’s make sure that we’ve selected pixels in this menu here, and we want to enter 850 by a 980 height for our document size and then in the advanced or more settings here, we want to make sure that we’ve got a color mode of RGB and a screen resolution of 72 once you once you’ve done that, go ahead and click on the create document button and this will create our document, so the next thing we want to do is we want to enable the grid, so let’s go ahead and go to view and let’s click on show grid here, and then we want to snap to the grid, so go to view and snap to grid, and then we want to have the grid every 10 pixels apart, so let’s go to edit, and then we want to go to preferences and then let’s go to guides and grid here. We want to make sure that we’ve got a grid line of every 10 pixels and then click. OK, excellent now. We will also want to open the info panel, so let’s go to windows and select info here and this will enable us to look at how we are positioning our shapes and the size of our shapes, which will help in the creation of our pie charts awesome. Now that we’ve got our document, set up, lets. Go ahead and double. Click on the column graph tool here, which will bring up this pie type this graph type window and we want to select the pie chart here, and we also wanted to select first column in front and over here. We wanted to make sure that the legend is inside the wedges so that we can see our percentage points inside the graph itself. And that’s it so once you’ve done that click. OK, and then click anywhere on the canvas to bring up this window here, and we want to create a pie chart of 450 pixels by 450 pixels click. OK, and then this will bring up this window here where we can now enter the values for our pie chart. So for example, in this tutorial we’re going to enter 15 percent, followed by 20 percent, or 25 percent, followed by 20 percent, and then Lastly, 40 percent. And then we wanted to fill in the boxes at the bottom here following the percentage value, so 15 25 20 and 40 like so and then click on the apply button here, which will then apply these values to our pie chart, so lets. Close this window here. And if we zoom into our pie chart, you can actually see that we’ve got the percentage values inside our each of our pie chart segments. So the next thing we want to do. Is we want to start adjusting the look of our pie chart? So with the direct selection tool select that, and then we wanted to select this segment here and let’s focus on the appearance window, so let’s go to window and select appearance. Now we want to remove the existing stroke color, so let’s go ahead and move that here like so, and then we want to change the fill color here as well, so select the fill and let’s double click on this to create a new color, so the color we’re going to use is our 2 V 5 G 190 and B 1 2 3 and then click. Okay, and then the color will be applied to this segment here. Excellent now, make sure that the fill is selected and we want to apply a transformation to this, so go to effect distort and transform transform and let’s enter a value of minus one in the vertical move here, and we wanted to have 15 copies for this click. OK, and you’ll see our transform has been applied to this film. Excellent now, let’s go ahead and create a new fill by clicking on the add new fill button here and what to change the color for this one, so select this new film and let’s change the color here 2 to 5 5 2 to 3 and 1 5 3 to have this nice, brighter, yellow color and click. OK, and now we want to apply any transform to this one, so let’s go to effect, distort transform transform and let’s change the vertical value here to minus 15 and then click. OK, and now you’ll see. We’ve created this Nice 3d looking pie. Slice here excellent. Now, let’s go ahead and fill in the other segments of our pie chart with colors so using the direct selection tool, let’s select this one here, remove the stroke and let’s add a random color for this one, and we’re going to change this to 2 5 5 1 4 1 and 1 1 6 for this nice orange color. Let’s do the same for this segment here, so removing the stroke, choose a random color for this, and let’s change this color to 2/5 582 and 1 1 9 for this nice pink color, and then finally, the same for our final stroke for our final pie segment here, remove the stroke and let’s change the color to 1 7 8 71 1 6 like so next we’re going to change the look of the percentage values of our pie chart here, so let’s go ahead and use the direct selection tool, hold shift on the keyboard and then just select these values like so, and then over in the characters here we’re going to choose Alma mono heavy font, which you can download from the link in the description below now with that, we want to also change the color of our text, so let’s go ahead and change this to white like so excellent now let’s go ahead and stylize our pie chart, so let’s select the selection tool here and we’re going to select the whole pie chart like so, and we’re going to focus on the appearance panel over here and let’s go ahead and add a new fill and we wanted to select it and we want to make sure that it lies below the contents section here like so, so we can see our pie chart now selecting our fill again, We wanted to set the color 2 to 5 5 to 4 2 to 3 6 and then click. OK, and then, with that selected, let’s go to effect and we want to convert to shape and then select ellipse like so. Now check the absolute box here, and then we want to set the width and height to 500 pixels like so and then click OK, and from here, we wanted to go to effect and then let’s go to distort and transform and then select transform here and we want to use the Move vertical slider again and select a value of 7 pixels and then click OK, and then now we want to go to effect and then select stylize and then select drop shadow. Now from here, we want to go ahead and enter these values here, so make sure that the mode is set to normal and the opacity is set to 100% with a 0 in the X offset and one in the Y offset with zero blur like so, and we want to make sure the color is set to pure black like so click, OK, and then click OK again and now make sure that the IMP of the entire chart is still selected and then over in the appearance panel again, let’s go ahead and create a new fill like so and this time when we want to drag it underneath our first fill and with this new fill selected, let’s go ahead and set the color here, so let’s select a new color, which is going to be 255 by 82 and 1 1 9 like so click. OK, and then over here, we want to click on opacity, and we want to lower this to 30% and then over here once we’ve done that selects the fill again and then let’s go to effect and let’s select convert to shape select ellipse, check the absolute box again and then set the width and height to 440 pixels like so and then click. OK, then go to effect, distort, transform and select transform and we want to drag the move vertical slider here to something like 45 pixels and then click OK, and then, Lastly, we want to go to effect, then go to blur select Gaussian blur, and we want to enter 15 pixels here and then click. OK excellent now just having a look at our pie chart here. The drop shadow at the bottom. It was just a little bit too harsh, so let’s go back to our fill our first fill and let’s open it up. Select the drop shadow here, And instead of a black drop shadow. Let’s change this to white click. OK, and then click OK again. And now you’ll see. We’ve got this nice shape behind our pie chart next. We want to add a third fill to our appearance, so lets. Close this one down, making sure that our pie chart is still selected, lets. Go ahead and click on the add new fill button here, and we wanted to make sure that this is dragged below the content and above our last two fills now with this fill selected. Let’s adjust the color for this one. So this one’s going to be 2 5 5 82 and 1 1 9 then click. OK, and for this one, let’s open this up And let’s go to opacity and lower its opacity to about 50% like so and with this selected, let’s go to effect and then convert to shape and select ellipse. Check the absolute box here and then set the width and the height to 350 like so then click. OK, and with this steel selector to go to effect and then go to distort transform and then transform and over in the move vertical slider, Let’s slide this to 35 so let’s try and go to 35 like so and then click. OK, and then next, we want to go to effect and then let’s find blur Gaussian blur, and here we want to enter 15 pixels for the radius and then click. OK, and now you’ll see, we’ve got this nice sort of blur shadow effect underneath our pie charts. Excellent now that we have our pie chart completed. The next thing we want to do is create a simple legend for our pie charts now to do this lets. Go ahead and select the rectangle tool here. Click anywhere on our canvas, and we want to make a rectangle, which is a width of 5 10 and a height of 80 then click. OK, and then over here. We wanted to change the color, so let’s change the color to 2 5 5 2 4 2 & 2 3 6 and click. OK, and then making sure that this is selected. Let’s go to the appearance panel here, and then we want to go ahead and go to effect and let’s go to stylize and let’s select round corners, enter a radius of 40 pixels and then click. OK, like so, and then you’ll see here. If we zoom in, we’ve now rounded the corners of this rectangle, excellent now with this selected, let’s go to effect and let’s go to stylize and then drop shadow and from here, let’s go ahead and enter some new values so pasty of a hundred percent zero pixels and the X offset one pixels in the Y zero for the blur and then a white color. Here, OK, excellent, now, just keeping our attention on the appearance panel. Let’s go ahead and add a new fill, so click on the new fill button here, and then with this selected, let’s create a new color, so this color is going to be two, five five, 82 and 1 1 9 click. OK, and then we want to open this up and then lower it’s opacity to. Let’s say 30% so that’s either use the scroll bar or type in 30 here and then click out of that, and then now with this fill color selected, let’s go to effect and we want to go to distort and transform, so that’s transform and over here. We wanted to enter 85 in the horizontal scale 85 in the vertical scale 0 for horizontal move and for vertical move, we want 10 pixels and then click. OK, like, so cool. Now let’s select this fill and then move this below our first fill and this will create a shadow here now with this fill selected. Let’s go ahead and go to effect and let’s go to blur Gaussian blur and let’s set the radius to 15 pixels and click OK to create our shadow. Excellent, lets. Go out of this now! You’ll notice that we’ve got this strange white border around our shadow, and that’s because our drop Shadow is actually outside of our fill, so let’s go ahead and click and drag our drop shadow into a fill like so, and now you’ll see that we’ve got this nice shadow underneath this color here. Excellent now for the next step, we’re going to need a grid of every 5 pixels, so let’s go to edit preferences and then go to guys and grids and instead of a grid line, every 10 pixels Let’s change this to 5 and then click. OK, cool now. Let’s go ahead and click on the rectangle tool hold and then select the ellipse tool here and then click anywhere on our canvas to create a 60 by 60 circle And then press OK here now. We’ve got a circle here that we can adjust. Let’s zoom in here to focus on that, and now let’s go ahead and click on the rectangle tool over here and let’s create a square of 30 by 30 like so, and then what we want to do here if you want to place this square in one corner of our circle, so I’m just going to recolor these quickly, just so that you can see what we’re doing like, so so now we’ve got a square placed on one corner of the circle and the grid line. The gridlines snapping will help you with this and now we’re going to fill this color, so let’s fill the square color here with a color of 255 one ninety and one two three like so select both of these shapes and then over here with the Pathfinder. Let’s go ahead and select – not – front. We want the Intersect button here, and now that will leave you with one corner of a circle like so cool. Now, let’s select this quarter and place this just over here. Where our where our rectangle was. Our rounded rectangle was. I mean, what to make three more copies of this so press ctrl C to copy this, and then Ctrl shift V to paste this into place, and we can sort of move this across and then select both of these again. Press control, C control shift V and then now we’ve got four copies of this circled corner. Excellent, now, let’s go ahead and recolor these, so let’s select this one, and we’re going to recolor this to one seven, eight, seventy and one one six like so, alternatively, we can zoom out here and we can use the eyedropper tool for this, so that selects this use the eyedropper tool and then select the corresponding segment like so select the next segment use the eyedropper tool and then select the next color like so, and the last color will remain the same as that, which corresponds to that corner over there. Excellent, now, let’s go ahead and select the type tool and then on our artboard here, let’s go ahead and click over here and lets type in what we want for the corresponding shapes. So for this one, we’re going to name lemon and just move this here like so, and we’re going to change the color of the text, so let’s go ahead and change this to one seven eight, seventy one six like so, and then just going to move this segment along and then we’re going to select this text again. Press control. C control shift V to duplicate that. We’re just going to move this long here, and this one is going to be called Orange and just move this a little bit closer and then for this one, we’re going to move over here and we’re going to do exactly the same. Just duplicate the text there, and this one’s going to be called raspberry like so, and then the same for our last color. So let’s move that over here, duplicate the text, and this one will be called great like so excellent, So now we have a nice little legend here. The next thing that we’re going to do is we’re going to create a simple background so first of all, let’s zoom out here, and we want to select our our legend here and press ctrl-g to group that and let’s go ahead and Center everything else, so let’s select everything and using our alignment tool here. In fact, let’s go over here to our alignment panel and make sure that it’s set to align to artboard. Select everything here and then lets. Center this to the artboard like so and the same for our pie chart. And then once we’ve done that, let’s go ahead and select the rectangle tool. Click anywhere on the artboard and we want to create a width of 870 by 1000 pixels And then let’s fill this rectangle with the new color. So this one’s going to be 255 255 256 Go to arrange and then center back and then we can place this just above our artboard and we can also use the alignment tool here, so center align this horizontally and vertically, and then the next thing you want to do here is if we zoom into our pie chart, you might want to change the size of our text of our values here, so let’s go ahead and select the direct selection tool select all of our values here percentage values and over here we want to increase the size of them, just increase the size to whichever size. You want so say something like 20% zoom out here just to see if it looks correct and there, we have it. A cool, modern looking pie chart in Adobe Illustrator Feel free to use these techniques to adjust your final design and Ill. See you next time on Tuts plus you?