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Adobe Illustrator CS4 Advanced Online Course

Adobe Illustrator CS4 Advanced Online Course

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Course Overview


Learn professional techniques that will help you to design and develop an impressive web site using Dreamweaver CS4. This training walks through advanced concepts in Dreamweaver CS4 including creating pure CSS layouts, working with reusable assets such as Snippets, Library Items and Templates.

In addition, this Illustrator CS4: Advanced series will give you the chance to work with Adobe’s Spry Framework to create AJAX-enabled web pages. This series is just what you need to take your Dreamweaver skills one step further and give your site a professional polish.

Chapter 1: NAVIGATING ILLUSTRATOR (33 min)

    Using Adobe Bridge
    Exploring Built-in Templates & Libraries
    Locating Existing New Document Profiles & Creating Your Own
    Advanced Guide Features
    Using Artboards
    Setting Up Workspaces & Panels

Chapter 2: ADVANCED PATH TECHNIQUES (34 min)

    Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool
    Using the Refect Tool
    Making Joins
    Outlining a Stroke
    Using the Transform Again Command
    Using the Arrange Commands & Clipping Masks

Chapter 3: DRAWING & REDRAWING (27 min)

    Using Layers & Guides to Redraw a Logo
    Using Outline Mode to Redraw a Hand-Drawn Image

Chapter 4: BLENDS & MESHES (33 min)

    Blending Paths with the Specified Steps Option
    Blending Paths with the Smooth Color Option
    Designing Web Buttons with the Blend Tool & Gradients
    Colorizing with Gradients
    Working with Gradient Meshes

Chapter 5: TRANSPARENCY (20 min)

    Colorize an Image with the Color Blend Mode
    Using the Color Guide, Transform & Transparency Panels
    Creating an Opacity Mask with a Radial Gradient
    Using the Multiply Blend Mode

Chapter 6: CREATING PATTERNS (15 min)

    Defining a Pattern
    Scaling & Replacing a Pattern
    Redefining an Existing Illustrator Pattern
    Making a Pattern from an Illustration

Chapter 7: WORKING WITH TYPE (22 min)

    Adding Point & Area Type
    Placing Type from Other Documents
    Using the Glyphs Panel
    Setting Tabs
    Creating Paragraph & Character Styles
    Converting Text to Outlines
    Putting an Image inside of Text

Chapter 8: WORKING WITH IMAGES (12 min)

    Linking vs. Embedding Images
    Using a Clipping Mask to Make a Cutout
    Creating a Clipping Mask between Two Layers
    Importing an Adobe Photoshop® Path

Chapter 9: COLOR MANAGEMENT (15 min)

    The Swatches Panel vs. the Color Panel
    Adding & Deleting Colors from the Swatches Panel
    Making Selections Based on Same Attributes
    Creating a Global Color
    Making & Saving a Gradient
    Creating, Applying & Modifying a Gradient Graphic Style

Chapter 10: USING THE LIQUIFY & ENVELOPE TOOLS (12 min)

    Using the Liquify Tools to Distort Vectors
    Warping Text Using the Envelope Distort Command
    Conforming Text to the Shape of an Object Using Envelope Distort

Chapter 11: CREATING SYMBOLS (11 min)

    Defining & Redefining a Symbol
    Using the Symbol Tools
    Saving Symbol Sets

Chapter 12: CREATING & USING BRUSHES (28 min)

    Defining a Custom Scatter Brush
    Defining an Art Brush
    Using the Transform Panel & Defining a Pattern Brush
    Defining a Pattern Brush to Make a Border
    Using the Blob Brush Tool

Chapter 13: 3D EFFECTS (23 min)

    Using 3D Revolve
    Making & Editing 3D Type
    Mapping a Symbol to a Sphere Using 3D Revolve
    Mapping Objects to a Cube Using 3D Extrude & Bevel

Chapter 14: USING LIVE TRACE (10 min)

    Adjusting Tracing Options
    Exploring Live Trace Presets

Chapter 15: USING LIVE PAINT (10 min)

    Painting a Traced Object
    Using Gap Detection
    Using Live Paint Instead of Pathnder

Chapter 16: LIVE EFFECTS & GRAPHIC STYLES (7 min)

    Using Transform Eects
    Saving & Applying a Graphic Style

Chapter 17: LIVE COLOR (8 min)

    Using Adobe Kuler to Colorize an Object
    Recoloring Artwork

Chapter 18: CREATING & FORMATTING GRAPHS (9 min)

    Creating a 3D Pie Chart
    Defining a Column Graph
    Placing Designs into the Columns

Chapter 19: ILLUSTRATOR ACTIONS (5 min)

    Defining a New Illustrator Action
    Running an Action Using the Batch Command

Chapter 20: EXPLORING EXPORT OPTIONS (26 min)

    Exporting to QuarkXPress®
    Smart Objects & Photoshop
    Exporting to Adobe InDesign®
    Exporting a Layered PDF File
    Using the Flattener Preview
    Color Blindness Preview Modes
    Using Separations Preview
    Using the Document Bleed

Chapter 21: CREATING FLASH ANIMATIONS (11 min)

    Animating with Layers
    Animating with Blends
    Credits

  •     Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access
  •     Running Time: 6 Hours
  •     Platform: Windows & MAC OS
  •     Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  •     Project Files: Included

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