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Adobe Illustrator CS4 Advanced

Video Description

With Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS4: Advanced you'll learn all the secrets illustrators use to create vector artwork faster and more accurately. You'll explore the new features inside of Illustrator CS4 as well as techniques to help you master tasks such as creating patterns, clipping paths, 3D objects and much more.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: NAVIGATING ILLUSTRATOR
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Using Adobe Bridge 00:05:35
    3. Exploring Built-in Templates & Libraries 00:05:11
    4. Locating Existing New Document Profiles & Creating Your Own 00:08:29
    5. Advanced Guide Features 00:05:19
    6. Using Artboards 00:02:58
    7. Setting Up Workspaces & Panels 00:05:44
  2. CHAPTER 2: ADVANCED PATH TECHNIQUES
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool 00:12:24
    3. Using the Reflect Tool 00:06:21
    4. Making Joins 00:04:25
    5. Outlining a Stroke 00:05:36
    6. Using the Transform Again Command 00:02:35
    7. Using the Arrange Commands & Clipping Masks 00:02:29
  3. CHAPTER 3: DRAWING & REDRAWING
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Using Layers & Guides to Redraw a Logo 00:11:24
    3. Using Outline Mode to Redraw a Hand-Drawn Image 00:15:50
  4. CHAPTER 4: BLENDS & MESHES
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Blending Paths with the Specified Steps Option 00:06:31
    3. Blending Paths with the Smooth Color Option 00:05:42
    4. Designing Web Buttons with the Blend Tool & Gradients 00:05:16
    5. Colorizing with Gradients 00:05:16
    6. Working with Gradient Meshes 00:10:20
  5. CHAPTER 5: TRANSPARENCY
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Colorize an Image with the Color Blend Mode 00:01:55
    3. Using the Color Guide, Transform & Transparency Panels 00:08:55
    4. Creating an Opactity Mask with a Radial Gradient 00:04:23
    5. Using the Multiply Blend Mode 00:04:49
  6. CHAPTER 6: CREATING PATTERNS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Defining a Pattern 00:03:37
    3. Scaling & Replacing a Pattern 00:03:03
    4. Redefining an Existing Illustrator Pattern 00:03:07
    5. Making a Pattern from an Illustration 00:05:03
  7. CHAPTER 7: WORKING WITH TYPE
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Adding Point & Area Type 00:03:41
    3. Placing Type from Other Documents 00:01:47
    4. Using the Glyphs Panel 00:02:14
    5. Setting Tabs 00:03:06
    6. Creating Paragraph & Character Styles 00:06:02
    7. Coverting Text to Outlines 00:02:08
    8. Putting an Image inside of Text 00:02:59
  8. CHAPTER 8: WORKING WITH IMAGES
    1. Head 00:00:06
    2. Linking vs. Embedding Images 00:02:04
    3. Using a Clipping Mask to Make a Cutout 00:04:10
    4. Creating a Clipping Mask between Two Layers 00:01:49
    5. Importing an Adobe Photoshop® Path 00:04:17
  9. CHAPTER 9: COLOR MANAGEMENT
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. The Swatches Panel vs. the Color Panel 00:03:14
    3. Adding & Deleting Colors from the Swatches Panel 00:01:09
    4. Making Selections Based on Same Attributes 00:01:23
    5. Creating a Global Color 00:02:41
    6. Making & Saving a Gradient 00:02:28
    7. Creating, Applying & Modifying a Gradient Graphic Style 00:03:47
  10. CHAPTER 10: USING THE LIQUIFY & ENVELOPE TOOLS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Using the Liquify Tools to Distort Vectors 00:04:08
    3. Warping Text Using the Envelope Distort Command 00:02:53
    4. Conforming Text to the Shape of an Object Using Evelope Distort 00:04:56
  11. CHAPTER 11: CREATING SYMBOLS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Defining & Redefining a Symbol 00:03:07
    3. Using the Symbol Tools 00:05:27
    4. Saving Symbol Sets 00:02:22
  12. CHAPTER 12: CREATING & USING BRUSHES
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Defining a Custom Scatter Brush 00:05:29
    3. Defining an Art Brush 00:05:09
    4. Using the Transform Panel & Defining a Pattern Brush 00:06:51
    5. Defining a Pattern Brush to Make a Border 00:07:22
    6. Using the Blob Brush Tool 00:02:42
  13. CHAPTER 13: 3D EFFECTS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Using 3D Revolve 00:06:41
    3. Making & Editing 3D Type 00:03:57
    4. Mapping a Symbol to a Sphere Using 3D Revolve 00:06:16
    5. Mapping Objects to a Cube Using 3D Extrude & Bevel 00:05:56
  14. CHAPTER 14: USING LIVE TRACE
    1. Head 00:00:06
    2. Adjusting Tracing Options 00:07:33
    3. Exploring Live Trace Presets 00:02:43
  15. CHAPTER 15: USING LIVE PAINT
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Painting a Traced Object 00:02:50
    3. Using Gap Detection 00:02:54
    4. Using Live Paint Instead of Pathfinder 00:04:26
  16. CHAPTER 16: LIVE EFFECTS & GRAPHIC STYLES
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Using Transform Effects 00:05:22
    3. Saving & Applying a Graphic Style 00:01:32
  17. CHAPTER 17: LIVE COLOR
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Using Adobe® Kuler™ to Colorize an Object 00:05:27
    3. Recoloring Artwork 00:02:20
  18. CHAPTER 18: CREATING & FORMATTING GRAPHS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Creating a 3D Pie Chart 00:03:27
    3. Defining a Column Graph 00:02:27
    4. Placing Designs into the Columns 00:03:17
  19. CHAPTER 19: ILLUSTRATOR ACTIONS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Defining a New Illustrator Action 00:02:21
    3. Running an Action Using the Batch Command 00:02:50
  20. CHAPTER 20: EXPLORING EXPORT OPTIONS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Exporting to QuarkXPress® 00:04:57
    3. Smart Objects & Photoshop 00:05:07
    4. Exporting to Adobe InDesign® 00:02:51
    5. Exporting a Layered PDF File 00:03:47
    6. Using the Flattner Preview 00:02:07
    7. Color Blindness Preview Modes 00:01:37
    8. Using Separations Preview 00:02:15
    9. Using the Document Bleed 00:02:58
  21. CHAPTER 21: CREATING FLASH ANIMATIONS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Animating with Layers 00:03:44
    3. Animating with Blends 00:06:50
    4. Credits 00:00:12