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Illustrator CS5 Fundamentals Training


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 •  Format: DVD or Instant Download
 •  Duration: 10 Hours (159 lessons)
 •  Instructor: Andy Anderson
 •  Platform: Windows PC or Mac

This Adobe Illustrator CS5 training video by instructor Andy Anderson teaches you to work confidently with vector graphics no matter what your focus is. You will get a thorough introduction to the individual tools Illustrator offers and also gain a better understanding of how the program can be used as a creative option in practically any workflow.

First, Andy covers the basics of the Illustrator interface, giving you a solid understanding of workspaces, shortcuts, and object alignment before moving into the program's core design tools. Starting with geometric shapes, you'll learn to work with elements that form the basis of almost any drawing project, and then learn how to use fills, strokes and gradients to incorporate more complexity into your projects. The Illustrator lessons show you how to work with text, transform objects, manipulate layers, utilize brush and pen tools, and modify your compositions through warping, meshes, masks and more. Andy covers 3D, animation, file conversion and printing, too.

By the completion of this computer software training course, you will be completely competent in the use of Illustrator, creating your own masterpieces of vector art. This course does include working files that allow you to work along side the author.

Benefits of this Software Training:
 •  Tuition by expert tutors.
 •  Narrated training videos demonstrate the key tools and professional techniques
        helping you to work faster and smarter.
 •  Learning is fast as the trainers guide you using simplistic terms and minimal jargon.
 •  Personal Tutoring - Step-by-step video training from your own desktop.
        Delivered via DVD/CD training or online tuition.
 •  The tutor transfers knowledge to you quickly and effectively.
 •  All the concepts of each application are explained clearly and precisely.
 •  Course works on PC and Mac.
 •  Alternative to a boring book or manual and expensive training courses,
        seminars and amp; classes.
 •  Jump to and from lessons - learn at your own pace.
 •  The visual and practical nature shortens the learning curve compared to standard
        training manuals.


The first 3 chapters are available for free viewing. Click on the links below to get started.

Living In A Resolution-Independent World Introduction Illustrator CS5 Seeing Is Believing The Anatomy Of A Vector Illustration Vector Versus Raster Working With Illustrator Workspaces And Preferences Introduction Creating A New Illustrator Document Setting Up The Illustrator Workspace Creating Custom Workspaces Timesaving Shortcuts Working Smart With Preferences How Illustrator Selects And Aligns Objects Introduction Three Ways To Select - It's Black And White Working With The Wand And Lasso Tools Aligning Manually And With The Align Panel Using Smart Guides

Back To The Basics: Generating Geometric Shapes
Creating Rectangles
Working With Ellipses And Polygons
Tricks With Stars And Flares
Additional Geometric Shapes
Illustrator's Hidden Math Feature
QuickTip: Tricks With The Tilde Key
QuickTip: Creating Rounded Corners

Generating Fills, Strokes, Patterns, And Gradients
Working With The Illustrator Swatches Panel
Adding Solid-Color Fills To An Object
Cool Color With Kuler
Working With Illustrator Patterns
Creating Custom Patterns
Modifying Existing Patterns
Fun With Illustrator Strokes
Tricks With Illustrator Gradients
Adding Custom Colors To The Swatches Panel
Using Global Colors

Transforming An Illustrator Object
Transform With Rotate And Scale
Working With The Transform Panel
Understanding The Transform Each Command
Creating A Reflection
Using The Free Transform Tool

Working With The Layers Panel
The Illustrator Layers Panel
Organizing A Complex Project
Layer Options
Layer Panel Options
Copying Using The Layers Panel
Opacity And Blending Modes
Merging And Flattening Layers

Working With Adobe Illustrator Text
Creating A Type Container
Working With Point Type
Converting Objects To Type Containers
Creating Type On A Path
Utilizing The Character Panel
Formatting Text With The Paragraph Panel
Getting Efficient With With Styles
Working With Threaded Text

More On Text
The Magical Eyedropper Tool And Type
Placing Text On A Circle
Working With Tabs And Glyphs
Converting Type To Outlines

Working With Pen And Point
Pen Tool Fundamentals
Manipulating Pen Objects
Combining Paths To Create Objects
Creating A Mask

Working With Illustrators Pencil And Brush Tools
The Illustrator Pencil Tool
Using A Calligraphic Brush
Creating A Calligraphic Brush
The Amazing Symbol Sprayer Tool
Illustrator's Scatter Brush
Tricks With Illustrator Brushes

Find Your Own Path With Pathfinder
Unite And Minus Front
Intersect And Exclude
Divide And Trim
Merge And Crop
Outline And Minus Back

Getting Creative With Masks
Basics Of Clipping Masks
Clipping Masks And Text
Clipping Masks And Compound Paths
Opacity Masks And Gradients
More On Opacity Masks
QuickTip: Adjusting An Opacity Mask

Working With Warps, Envelopes, And Meshes
Working With The Width And Warp Tools
Twirl Pucker And Bloat Tools
Scallop Crystalize And Wrinkle Tools
The Envelope Distort Features
The Amazing Mesh Tool
Controlling A Mesh With Global Swatches
QuickTip: Fine Tuning The Width Tool

Getting Creative With Illustrator Effects
Setting Effects Options
Controlling And Moving Effects
Controlling Effects With The Appearance Panel
Converting Effects To Pixels
Svg Effects, And The Effects Gallery

Working With Graphic Styles
Graphic Styles
Applying Graphic Styles
Merging Graphic Styles
Creating Custom Graphic Styles
Saving Graphic Style Libraries

Moving Into The Third Dimension
Working With Extrude And Bevel
Generating Chrome Text
Working With Revolve
Creating A Revolve Bottle
Generating A D Ribbon
Using The Rotate Option

Adobe Illustrator And Animation
Frame-By-Frame Animation
Animation With The Blend Tool
Animations On A Path
Fading Text Animation
Pulsing Text Animation
Creating An Animated GIF

Working With Templates And Actions
Working With Illustrator Templates
Creating An Action
Saving Time With Batch Processing

Heading Out To The World Wide Web
Web Format Basics
Modifying Color For The Web
Slicing Images For Efficiency And Beyond
Creating A Navigation Bar
Moving From Illustrator To Flash

From Raster To Vector With The Amazing Live Trace
Working With Livetrace
Livetrace Features
Editing Livetrace Objects
Creating Custom Presets
Generating Custom Swatch Libraries
A Peek Into The Future

Live Paint, And The Shape Builder Tool
Working Through Live Paint
The Shape Builder Tool
Live Trace And Live Paint
Live Paint And Gap Detection
Working With Kuler Color
Modifying A Color Set Using Live Color

Illustrator Integration And Export Options
Saving An Illustrator Document
Converting Illustrator To Photoshop
Working With InDesign And The TIF Format
The Universal Portable Document File
Moving Beyond Illustrator With EPS

Printing, Exporting, And Saving Your Illustrator Artwork
Working With Bleeds
Text To Outlines, And Other Print Options
Working With Multiple Art Boards
Transparency Flattener Preset Options
Moving To Powerpoint And The WWW
Using Save And Save As