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Adobe Illustrator CS2

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Expand your creative vision by learning how to express your ideas in print and on the web with Total Training for Adobe® Illustrator CS2. The comprehensive videos provide you with valuable tips on essential design techniques and ways to improve workflow with other Adobe products.

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1: Introducing Illustrator
    1. Introduction 00:01:45
    2. Using he Welcome Screen & Cool Extras 00:04:25
    3. What is an Illustration? 00:04:16
    4. Working with Layers in Illustrator 00:02:05
    5. Learning How Paths Work 00:04:54
    6. Creating a New Document 00:07:10
    7. Setting Up the Document 00:04:53
    8. Saving the Document 00:03:15
    9. Utilizing Illustrator Startup Documents 00:05:44
  2. Chapter 2: The Bridge
    1. Introduction 00:01:39
    2. Introducing Adobe Bridge & Viewing Thumbnails 00:05:26
    3. Opening Files from Bridge 00:02:19
    4. Organizing Palettes & Files 00:03:01
    5. Using Preview Options in Bridge 00:02:53
    6. Filtering & Rating Files 00:02:52
    7. Setting Preferences 00:04:09
    8. Moving, Duplicating & Deleting Files in Bridge 00:02:30
    9. Renaming, Sorting & Batch Renaming Files 00:03:41
    10. Presenting a Slide Show from Bridge 00:01:32
  3. Chapter 3: Workspace and Navigation
    1. Introduction 00:01:13
    2. Setting Up General Preferences 00:05:30
    3. More Preference Settings 00:05:05
    4. Using Color Settings 00:06:17
    5. Configuring Palettes & Saving Workspaces 00:05:16
    6. Using Navigation 00:08:08
    7. Switching Between Screen View Modes 00:03:26
  4. Chapter 4: Drawing Simple Line Art
    1. Introduction 00:01:02
    2. Introducing Layers & Guides 00:06:26
    3. Creating & Deleting Guides 00:04:03
    4. Creating & Deleting Layers 00:02:50
    5. Creating a Tracing Template 00:02:48
    6. Drawing with the Line Tool 00:03:49
    7. Drawing with the Arc Tool 00:01:55
    8. Drawing a Spiral 00:05:33
    9. Joining Paths 00:02:25
    10. Using the Scissors Tool & Averaging Points 00:07:12
    11. Using the Polar Grid Tool 00:03:12
    12. Using the Group Selection Tool in Outline Mode 00:07:12
  5. Chapter 5: Symmetrical Shapes
    1. Introduction 00:00:46
    2. Setting Palette Options & Using Transparency 00:05:42
    3. Introducing the Shape Tools & Drawing a Circle 00:04:16
    4. Aligning Shapes 00:04:47
    5. Using the Polygon Tool & the Star Tool 00:04:44
    6. Creating Rectangles 00:03:32
    7. Using the Reflect Tool to Mirror Shapes 00:05:04
    8. Combining Shapes Using the Pathfinder Palette 00:05:18
    9. Joining Shapes 00:03:24
    10. Tilde Key Goofiness 00:02:32
  6. Chapter 6: Fill, Stroke, and Color
    1. Introduction 00:00:46
    2. Introducing Fill & Stroke 00:03:10
    3. Introducing the Color Palette 00:05:54
    4. Dialing in Colors in the Color Palette 00:05:18
    5. Black vs. Rich Black 00:03:06
    6. CMYK vs. RGB 00:03:38
    7. Working with Color Swatches 00:05:18
    8. Using the Same Command & the Global Setting 00:03:28
    9. Selecting & Arranging Objects 00:06:22
    10. Filling Multiple Objects at Once 00:03:22
    11. Changing Stacking Order & Stroke Weight 00:04:20
    12. Stroke Alignment, Cap Options & Display Artifacts 00:05:39
    13. Editing Strokes with the Stroke Palette 00:04:05
    14. Creating a Fill Pattern from a Selection 00:01:47
  7. Chapter 7: Transforming Paths
    1. Introduction 00:00:56
    2. Introducing Path Transformations 00:02:56
    3. Outlining a Stroke & Duplicating Objects 00:04:00
    4. Moving Objects in Increments 00:03:36
    5. Using the Reshape Tool 00:05:14
    6. Modifying Paths in Outline Mode 00:05:59
    7. Combining, Expanding & Offsetting Paths 00:05:22
    8. Working with Swatches & Hiding Selection Edges 00:03:37
    9. Applying a Drop Shadow & Working with Groups 00:06:19
    10. Using the Scale Tool 00:08:34
    11. Using the Rotate Tool 00:04:04
    12. Rotating & Duplicating Two Groups at Once 00:04:27
    13. Using the Rotate Dialog Box 00:05:03
  8. Chapter 8: Using the Pen Tool
    1. Introduction 00:00:30
    2. Opening a File from Bridge 00:02:35
    3. Creating a Tracing Template 00:05:17
    4. Drawing a Path with the Pen Tool 00:06:39
    5. Modifying a Path 00:04:09
    6. Creating & Modifying Round Corners 00:06:55
    7. Working with Bezier Curves 00:04:56
    8. Creating a Cusp Point 00:02:35
    9. Modifying Bezier Points & Curves 00:03:34
    10. Converting Points 00:03:25
    11. Cutting, Extending & Closing Paths 00:04:51
    12. Filling Paths 00:03:01
  9. Chapter 9: Selecting Points and Paths
    1. Introduction 00:01:08
    2. Introducing Uzz & Exploring the Appearance Palette 00:06:01
    3. Duplicating an Object 00:04:57
    4. Selecting Endpoints & Joining Paths 00:02:12
    5. Adding a Center Point & Drawing an Ellipse 00:03:26
    6. Selecting Intersecting Shape Areas in Pathfinder 00:02:43
    7. Filling Shapes with the Eyedropper Tool 00:01:41
    8. Grouping Layers 00:03:03
    9. Selecting Same Stroke Color & Saving a Selection 00:02:59
    10. Selecting with the Lasso Tool 00:02:09
    11. Using Rotate, Clone & Reflect to Create Eyelashes 00:04:32
    12. Select All on Same Layers & Transform Each 00:04:37
    13. Creating More Shapes & Selecting Backwards 00:05:32
    14. Merging Strokes & Fills with a Compound Path 00:04:25
    15. Scaling Using Direction Handles for a Lace Effect 00:06:41
    16. Using Pucker & Bloat 00:02:45
  10. Chapter 10: Pathfinder Operations
    1. Introduction 00:00:58
    2. Touring the Project 00:03:25
    3. Introducing the Pathfinder Operations 00:08:04
    4. Uniting & Subtracting Objects 00:03:04
    5. Combining the Divide & Add to Shape Area Options 00:02:46
    6. Compound Shapes vs. Compound Paths 00:03:17
    7. Joining Paths & Setting the Miter Limit 00:05:15
    8. Converting Strokes to Fills, Cropping, Dividing & Uniting 00:05:15
    9. Selecting & Deselecting Paths 00:02:40
    10. Changing the Fill Opacity & Subtracting 00:04:18
    11. Using the Exclude Command to Join Chain Links 00:02:26
  11. Chapter 11: Liquify and Envelope
    1. Introduction 00:00:52
    2. Touring the Project 00:05:59
    3. Using the Warp Tool & Changing the Tool Options 00:06:48
    4. A Brief Look at Some of the Other Liquify Tools 00:02:35
    5. Applying Liquify to Live Type 00:01:49
    6. Using the Make with Warp Envelope Function 00:06:02
    7. Editing Enveloped Content 00:03:23
    8. Using Liquify with Live Trace 00:06:24
  12. Chapter 12: Creating and Formatting Type
    1. Introduction 00:00:46
    2. Importing Text into Illustrator 00:03:10
    3. Selecting Text for Reformatting 00:02:33
    4. Moving Text to a New Text Container 00:02:42
    5. Reformatting Text with the Paragraph Palette 00:02:25
    6. Changing Font & Point Size 00:05:56
    7. Moving Text & Adjusting Leading & Tracking 00:02:55
    8. Copying Text Formats & Optical Kerning 00:02:38
    9. Flowing Text from One Frame to Another 00:01:41
    10. Applying Graphic Styles to Text 00:02:36
    11. Setting Area Type Options 00:03:49
    12. Applying Paragraph Formatting Attributes 00:03:18
    13. Using OpenType® Fonts & Ligatures 00:04:59
    14. Working with Fractions & Numerals 00:03:06
    15. Adding Swashes & Converting Text to Small Caps 00:02:53
    16. Viewing Character Variations in the Glyphs Palette 00:04:55
    17. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:41
  13. Chapter 13: Gradients and Gradient Mesh
    1. Introduction 00:01:15
    2. Applying a Gradient 00:02:59
    3. Using Color Swatches 00:01:28
    4. Using the Gradient Palette 00:01:40
    5. Using the Gradient Slider Bar 00:01:23
    6. Adding Color Stops 00:02:02
    7. Applying a Gradient Across Multiple Objects 00:02:06
    8. Creating a Radial Gradient 00:02:40
    9. Lightening a Color 00:01:55
    10. Using the Eye Dropper to Replace a Color Stop 00:01:32
    11. Filling a Thin Stroked Path with a Gradient 00:05:21
    12. Creating a Gradient Mesh 00:04:28
    13. Expanding a Gradient to a Gradient Mesh 00:05:31
    14. Modifying Gradient Mesh Rows, Points & Colors 00:05:01
    15. Additional Techniques for Applying Color to a Mesh 00:03:32
    16. Adjusting a Gradient with the Mesh Hidden 00:02:09
    17. Blending Objects into a Gradient Mesh 00:01:34
  14. Chapter 14: Blends and Masks
    1. Introduction 00:00:39
    2. Using the Gradient Tool 00:02:48
    3. Making a Blend 00:05:10
    4. Modifying a Blend 00:04:51
    5. Using the Blend Tool & Blend Options 00:03:58
    6. Changing the Path of a Blend 00:04:50
    7. Using Clipping Masks 00:03:00
    8. Masking with a Compound Path 00:02:39
    9. Nesting Clipping Masks 00:04:11
    10. Working with Opacity & Masks 00:03:18
  15. Chapter 15: Brushing with Vectors
    1. Introduction 00:00:23
    2. Introducing the Paintbrush Tool 00:03:47
    3. Adjusting the Calligraphic Brush Options 00:06:36
    4. Extending Paths & Modifying Paintbrush Preferences 00:04:28
    5. Introducing the Illustrator Art Brushes 00:07:09
    6. Applying & Adjusting the Watercolor Stroke 00:02:21
    7. Fading a Stroke & Modifying the Path 00:04:18
    8. Creating a Custom Art Brush 00:03:49
    9. Applying a New Custom Brush 00:02:55
    10. Typing on a Path 00:05:56
    11. Converting Text to an Art Brush 00:08:16
  16. Chapter 16: Using Transparency
    1. Introduction 00:01:13
    2. Introducing Transparency 00:03:51
    3. Using the Transparency & Appearance Palettes Together 00:05:17
    4. Creating an Opacity Mask 00:04:02
    5. Adjusting an Opacity Mask 00:06:13
    6. Working with Blend Modes 00:06:39
    7. Creating Translucent Gradients & Clipping Masks 00:04:23
    8. Working with the Flattener Preview 00:06:31
  17. Chapter 17: Applying Live Effects
    1. Introduction 00:00:54
    2. Introducing Live Effects 00:05:40
    3. Working with Fills & Strokes 00:03:12
    4. Adjusting Scribble Options 00:03:46
    5. Touring the Scribe n Scribble Project 00:04:52
    6. Using the Transform Command 00:06:18
    7. Reapplying the Transform Command 00:03:36
    8. Modifying Stroke Attributes 00:05:40
    9. Copying & Rotating 00:04:23
    10. Changing the Transform Origin 00:07:35
    11. Saving & Loading Graphic Styles 00:04:30
  18. Chapter 18: Dynamic Type Treatments
    1. Introduction 00:01:01
    2. Creating Dynamic Effects for Objects 00:06:03
    3. Using Transform Effects & Stacking Order 00:03:27
    4. Using Type Effects & Selection Settings 00:05:16
    5. Applying the Warp Effect & Editing Type 00:04:49
    6. Applying a Stroke & Transforming Type 00:05:34
    7. Thickening Type Using Path Options 00:03:56
    8. Creating Drop Shadows & More Effects 00:06:11
    9. Filling Type with Color & Gradients 00:06:08
  19. Chapter 19: Live Trace
    1. Introduction 00:00:54
    2. Introducing Live Trace 00:02:58
    3. Using the Live Trace Tool 00:03:24
    4. Applying Threshold & Setting the Minimum Area 00:04:06
    5. Making Trace Adjustments 00:05:51
    6. Changing Trace Settings 00:06:25
    7. Expanding Traced Items to Paths 00:01:54
    8. Using Live Trace on a Colored Image 00:04:19
    9. Modifying Colors in a Live Trace Image 00:03:33
  20. Chapter 20: Live Paint
    1. Introduction 00:00:40
    2. Applying Blend Modes 00:02:49
    3. Using the Live Paint Bucket 00:04:59
    4. Adjusting Stroke Color & Adding Paths to an Object 00:05:18
    5. Drawing & Cloning inside a Live Paint Object 00:05:31
    6. Using the Live Paint Selection Tool 00:04:04
    7. Adding Stroke Effects to Live Objects 00:03:23
    8. Integrating Live Trace with Live Paint 00:05:08
    9. Fixing Mistakes & Detecting Gaps 00:04:52
    10. Filling Gaps Manually 00:05:34
  21. Chapter 21: Using Symbols
    1. Introduction 00:00:53
    2. Introducing Symbols 00:02:22
    3. Accessing Symbol Libraries 00:02:21
    4. Manipulating & Duplicating Symbols 00:03:15
    5. Altering All Instances of a Symbol 00:05:09
    6. Replacing All Instances of a Symbol 00:02:19
    7. Creating Symbols 00:02:59
    8. Using the Symbol Sprayer Tool 00:02:31
    9. Modifying Symbol Sets with the Symbol Tools 00:04:09
  22. Chapter 22: 3D Effects
    1. Introduction 00:01:10
    2. Introducing 3D 00:05:10
    3. Using the Extrude & Bevel Effect 00:08:41
    4. Adjusting Lighting, Shading & Gradation 00:05:22
    5. Mapping Artwork onto an Extruded Object 00:05:14
    6. Modifying Mapped Artwork 00:06:14
    7. Applying & Adjusting the Revolve Effect 00:07:28
    8. Using Photoshop® to Help with 3D Effects 00:05:33
  23. Chapter 23: Printing and Exporting
    1. Introduction 00:00:38
    2. Setting Document Trim Size 00:03:06
    3. Creating a Page Bleed 00:02:41
    4. Setting the Imageable Area of an Output Page 00:02:10
    5. Choosing General & Setup Output Settings 00:05:11
    6. Choosing Marks & Bleed Settings 00:02:10
    7. Setting Options for Separations & Overprinting 00:01:42
    8. Choosing Graphics Settings 00:02:23
    9. Choosing Color Management Settings 00:01:24
    10. Choosing Advanced Settings & Viewing the Summary 00:02:51
    11. Choosing Document Raster Effects Settings 00:01:11
    12. Saving Print Preset Settings 00:01:38
    13. Selecting an Export Format 00:02:42
    14. Saving for Microsoft® Office 00:01:52
  24. Chapter 24: Flash™ Animation
    1. Introduction 00:00:44
    2. Introducing SWF Animation 00:03:57
    3. Animating Live Effects 00:04:19
    4. Setting Blend Options 00:02:03
    5. Exporting to SWF 00:05:21
    6. Adding Extra Frames to Animations 00:04:17
    7. Creating a Symbol 00:03:47
    8. Animating a Symbol 00:07:00
    9. Creating a 3D Animation 00:07:28
    10. Closing Comments 00:01:19
  25. Chapter 25: Tips, Tricks, and Real-World Files
    1. Introduction 00:01:16
    2. Working with Perspective Guides 00:05:54
    3. Utilizing the Appearance Palette 00:04:58
    4. Applying & Editing Live Effects 00:05:18
    5. Using the Raster Effect 00:04:25
    6. Using Symbols, Glyphs & Graphic Styles 00:04:57
    7. Using Envelope Distort, Scribble & 3D 00:05:06
    8. Saving Slices for the Web 00:03:13
    9. Drawing with the Pencil Tool & Adjusting Opacity 00:07:34
    10. Introducing a Live Paint Workflow 00:04:26
    11. Using Live Paint to Save Time 00:04:04
    12. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:30