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Adobe Illustrator CC Advanced

Video Description

Adobe Illustrator is the premier drawing program used by artists and graphic designers to create vector images. In this advanced course, students will learn advanced type options including converting text to outlines, using type styles, working with area type options, threading type and wrapping text. Students will also learn to create swatch groups, recolor artwork, create and use blends, apply the gradient mesh and use Live Paint. In addition, students will transform shapes using various methods, work with the Symbol tools, import and trace images, create clipping masks and opacity masks. Finally, students will learn to create Actions to automate repetitive steps.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction 00:02:06
  2. Advanced Type Options
    1. Converting Type to Outlines 00:02:52
    2. Using Type Styles 00:09:22
    3. Placing Type from Files 00:02:14
    4. Using Find and Replace 00:02:09
    5. Working with Area Type Options 00:02:54
    6. Threading Type 00:02:34
    7. Wrapping Text 00:02:31
  3. Advanced Color and Swatches
    1. Creating Swatch Groups 00:01:59
    2. Using the Color Guide Panel 00:01:40
    3. Recoloring Artwork 00:03:51
    4. Creating Patterns 00:05:29
    5. Working with the Gradient Tool 00:06:54
    6. Using Blends 00:06:05
    7. Applying a Gradient Mesh 00:05:56
    8. Using Live Paint 00:04:46
  4. Shape Building
    1. Using Advanced Pen Features 00:06:17
    2. Transforming Shapes 00:03:29
    3. Working with Effects and the Appearance Panel 00:05:07
    4. Adding 3D Effects 00:04:14
    5. Using Graphic Styles 00:04:42
    6. Working with the Advanced Pathfinder Operations 00:07:43
    7. Understanding the Shape Builder Tool 00:03:11
    8. Using an Envelope 00:04:10
    9. Working with Symbols 00:03:31
    10. Using the Symbol Tools 00:06:16
  5. Importing Graphics
    1. Placing Raster Images 00:03:09
    2. Tracing Over Raster Images 00:02:47
    3. Using Image Trace 00:04:59
  6. Understanding Masking
    1. Understanding Clipping Masks 00:02:39
    2. Using Opacity Masks 00:03:14
  7. Understanding the Perspective Tool
    1. Creating a Perspective Grid 00:01:46
    2. Adding Objects to the Grid 00:03:35
    3. Attaching Shapes and Images to the Grid 00:02:36
  8. Using Actions
    1. What is an Action 00:02:37
    2. Creating Your First Action 00:04:08
  9. Illustrator Productivity Tools
    1. Mastering the Align Panel 00:04:28
    2. Layer Tips and Tricks 00:04:29
    3. Saving and Sharing Sets 00:05:05
  10. Conclusion
    1. Course Recap 00:01:50