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Adobe Illustrator CS5 Essentials Online Course

Adobe Illustrator CS5 Essentials Online Course

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Course Overview


Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS5: Essentials will teach you all you need to know to get up to speed quickly and easily with this powerful vector design tool. Join award-wining designer Steve Holmes as he shows you how to wield the sheer power of this incredible design and artwork program.

Highlights

  •     Creating, Using & Updating Graphic Styles
  •     Building Intricate Logos with the new Shape Builder Tool
  •     Making Artwork Pixel-Perfect for Web Export
  •     Insanely Accurate Layout Techniques—no excuses!
  •     Live Trace & Pantone Colors for T-Shirt Design

Chapter 1: ILLUSTRATOR INTERFACE & SETUP (32 min)

Opening & Arranging Multiple Documents
The Interface
Customizing & Saving Workspaces
Setting Preferences
Navigation
Zooming & Panning
Editing Keyboard Shortcuts

Chapter 2: DOCUMENT SETUP, TEMPLATES & ARTBOARDS (37 min)

Creating a New Document
Editing Existing Documents
Editing Document Size via Artboards
Setting Up Multiple Artboards
Editing Multiple Artboards
Artboard Ruler Origins
The Artboards Panel
Creating & Saving Templates

Chapter 3: CREATING OBJECTS, GUIDES &LAYERS (35 min)

Rulers, Guides & Grids
Points, Paths, Fills & Strokes
Outline & Preview Modes
Default Fill & Stroke
Creating Shapes of a Specific Size
Creating Circles from the Center Point
Drawing with the Star Tool
Using the Split Into Grid Command
Using the Paste Remembers Layers Command

Chapter 4: OBJECT EDITING ESSENTIALS (26 min)

Utilizing the Selection Tools
Free Transforming
Stroke Scaling
Using the Transform Panel & Nudging
Grouping
Working in Isolation Mode
Changing Object Stacking Order

Chapter 5: TRANSFORMATION, DUPLICATION & ALIGNMENT (29 min)

Rotating
Reflecting
Scaling
Progressive Scaling
Alignment
Power Duplication

Chapter 6: COLOR, GRADIENTS & PATTERNS (29 min)

Creating Dense Black
Creating & Using Global Swatches
Applying Pantone® Spot Colors
Creating Gradients & the Gradient Annotator
Creating Basic Pattern Swatches
Fine-Tuning & Scaling Patterns
Updating & Replacing Patterns

Chapter 7: DIFFERENT STROKES (18 min)

Adding & Distributing Lines
Adding Strokes
Working with Stroke Alignment & Dashed Lines
Applying Arcs & Arrowheads

Chapter 8: SHAPE BUILDER & PATHFINDER (21 min)

Exploring Drawing Modes
Using Select Same & Pathfinder Options
Combining with the Shape Builder Tool
Trimming with the Shape Builder Tool
Using Transform Each

Chapter 9: CUSTOM SHAPE CREATION & EDITING (16 min)

Cutting & Joining Paths
Applying a Stroke Profile & Merging Swatches
Using Pathfinder to Create a Custom Shape
Utilizing Points & Segments to Create a Custom Shape

Chapter 10: DRAWING & REFINING PATHS (23 min)

Freeform Drawing with the Pencil Tool
Refining a Shape with the Warp Tool & Pathfinder
Drawing Corners & Bezier Curves with the Pen Tool
Constructing More Intricate Shapes
Adding the Finished Shapes to the Main Artwork

Chapter 11: TYPE, STYLES & TYPOGRAPHY (37 min)

Creating Single-Line Type
Kerning & Styling Type
Grouping & Scaling the Logo Type
Working with Area Type
Placing Type
Creating & Applying Paragraph Styles
Flowing Text between Custom Frames
Adding Type around a Circle
Adding Baseline Shift to the Type around a Circle

Chapter 12: WORKING WITH IMAGES & MASKS (29 min)

Placing Images & the Links Panel
Using Edit Original
Creating a Clipping Mask to Mask an Image
Continuing with Clipping Masks to Mask Artwork
Working with Layered Photoshop® Files
Applying Effects & the Appearance Panel

Chapter 13: LIVE TRACE TIPS & TRICKS (14 min)

Live Tracing an Image
Outputting Live Trace Spot Colors to Swatches
Merging Live Swatches with Pantone® Swatches

Chapter 14: THE POWER OF APPEARANCE (27 min)

Using Transparency & Blend Modes
Saving & Using Graphic Styles
Editing & Auto-Updating Graphic Styles
Creating Compound Paths
Applying Strokes with the Appearance Panel
Adding & Editing a Drop Shadow Effect

Chapter 15: ADDING SOME POLISH (15 min)

Designing an HD Interstitial Graphic
Creating a Reflection
Creating a Transparent Gradient

Chapter 16: PRINTING, EXPORTING & PDF FILES (15 min)

Setting the Print Area with the Print Tiling Tool
Adjusting Basic Print Options
Format Options for Exporting
Exporting a PDF for Print

Chapter 17: WEB PREPARATION & EXPORT (16 min)

Using Pixel Preview & Align to Pixel Grid
Adjusting Anti-Aliasing on Type
Creating & Naming Slices
Saving for the Web
Credits

Learn anytime, anywhere, at home or on the go.

  • Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access
  • Running Time: 7 Hours
  • Platform: Windows & MAC OS
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Project Files: Included

Presented by Adobe Certified Expert Martin Perhiniak.

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