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'Adobe Illustrator CC: Learn by Video'

Video Description

This critically acclaimed training program from Adobe Press offers high-definition video to teach the fundamentals of Illustrator CC. Experienced instructor Chad Chelius presents a comprehensive introduction to Illustrator, including best practices as well as fundamental illustration and vector artwork concepts. Covered topics include working with styles, paths, and objects, and how to work within the Creative Cloud. Crucial to the training are optimized teaching methods, practical tips, and the focus on learning by doing with project files. Download lesson files here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/storefronts/streaming-video/9780133462043/lesson_files.zip

Table of Contents

  1. About Adobe Illustrator
    1. Welcome 00:02:46
    2. What Is Illustrator? 00:01:06
    3. Raster vs. Vector 00:02:18
    4. Working with the Exercise Files (Graphics and Fonts) 00:02:25
  2. Getting Familiar with the Interface
    1. Illustrator Panels 00:05:11
    2. The Application Frame and Application Bar 00:05:17
    3. Utilizing Workspaces 00:05:58
    4. Working with Artboards 00:06:13
    5. Making the Most of Artboards 00:08:00
    6. Sync Settings 00:03:39
  3. Working with Documents
    1. Creating a New Illustrator Document 00:04:32
    2. Creating a New Document Profile 00:04:57
    3. Creating an Illustrator Template 00:07:09
    4. Saving an Illustrator File 00:06:56
    5. Saving for the Web 00:07:35
    6. Using Adobe Bridge 00:07:46
  4. Navigation and Viewing Artwork
    1. Document Navigation Techniques 00:07:46
    2. Illustrator Viewing Modes 00:04:42
    3. Screen Modes 00:03:35
    4. Creating Multiple Views of Artwork 00:08:36
  5. Working with Objects in Illustrator
    1. Selecting Objects Using the Basic Selection Tools 00:05:05
    2. Selecting Objects Using Advanced Selection Techniques 00:08:53
    3. Understanding Isolation Mode 00:04:13
    4. Creating Guides 00:08:14
    5. Understanding Stroke and Fill Properties 00:07:08
    6. Drawing with the Shape Tools 00:09:57
    7. Drawing with the Line Tools 00:10:47
    8. Drawing with the Pencil Tool 00:07:10
    9. Basics of Drawing with the Pen Tool 00:12:39
    10. Drawing with the Blob Brush Tool 00:07:26
    11. Understanding Stacking Order 00:05:18
    12. Understanding the Layers Panel 00:08:05
    13. Using Drawing Modes 00:07:05
    14. Creating Objects in Perspective 00:09:53
  6. Modifying Paths in Illustrator
    1. Using the Path Splitting Tools 00:06:30
    2. Modifying and Joining Paths 00:07:46
    3. Using the Pathfinder Panel 00:11:49
    4. Using the Shapebuilder Tool 00:07:22
    5. Creating a Compound Path 00:06:13
    6. Creating a Clipping Mask 00:04:42
    7. Creating an Opacity Mask 00:06:29
    8. Fun with the Blend Tool 00:08:29
    9. Using Offset Path 00:03:44
    10. Transforming Objects 00:08:41
    11. Using the Reshaping Tools 00:07:03
    12. The Width Tool 00:04:27
    13. Aligning Objects 00:10:41
  7. Working with Color
    1. The Color Panel and Color Picker 00:05:43
    2. The Swatches Panel 00:09:29
    3. Creating Spot Colors 00:07:27
    4. Creating a Gradient Swatch 00:11:12
    5. Creating a Pattern Swatch 00:10:59
    6. Recoloring Artwork 00:05:50
    7. Live Paint 00:04:46
  8. Working with Type
    1. Type Basics 00:09:44
    2. Getting to Know the Type Tools 00:09:29
    3. Formatting Type 00:09:59
    4. Threading Type 00:04:24
    5. Applying Text Wrap 00:02:29
    6. Using Character and Paragraph Styles 00:06:46
    7. Converting Text to Outlines 00:03:16
    8. Warping Text 00:06:10
  9. Working with Symbols
    1. Understanding How Symbols Work 00:06:09
    2. Creating a New Symbol 00:07:22
    3. The Symbolism Tools 00:09:40
  10. Drawing with Brushes
    1. Drawing with and Applying Brushes 00:05:47
    2. Creating a Calligraphic Brush 00:05:33
    3. Creating a Scatter Brush 00:08:30
    4. Creating an Art Brush 00:06:20
    5. Creating a Pattern Brush 00:10:02
    6. Drawing with the Bristle Brush 00:04:49
  11. Appearance and Effects
    1. Effects and the Appearance Panel 00:07:00
    2. Creating 3D Effects 00:09:48
    3. Creating Graphic Styles 00:05:27
  12. Creating Graphs
    1. Creating a Graph 00:08:56
    2. Editing a Graph 00:05:38
    3. Creating a 3D Graph 00:02:24
    4. Creating a Graph Design 00:05:02
  13. Working with Images
    1. Placing Images 00:06:49
    2. Working with Embedded Images 00:04:20
    3. Packaging Files 00:04:41
    4. Image Trace 00:07:02