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.
Creating, Using & Updating Graphic Styles
Building Intricate Logos with the new Shape Builder Tool
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
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
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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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