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Adobe Illustrator CS5: Essentials

Video Description

Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS5 Essentials will teach you all you need to know to get up to speed quickly and easily with this powerful vector design tool. Join award-wining designer Steve Holmes as he shows you how to wield the sheer power of this incredible design and artwork program. Learn real-world techniques and solid processes for creating stunning artwork and layouts for print and digital media, utilizing the biggest and best tools Illustrator has to offer.

Table of Contents

  1. ILLUSTRATOR INTERFACE & SETUP
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Opening & Arranging Multiple Documents 00:06:02
    3. The Interface 00:02:39
    4. Customizing & Saving Workspaces 00:07:11
    5. Setting Preferences 00:06:27
    6. Navigation 00:01:51
    7. Zooming & Panning 00:04:32
    8. Editing Keyboard Shortcuts 00:02:59
  2. DOCUMENT SETUP, TEMPLATES & ARTBOARDS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Creating a New Document 00:02:59
    3. Editing Existing Documents 00:02:31
    4. Editing Document Size via Artboards 00:03:27
    5. Setting Up Multiple Artboards 00:03:30
    6. Editing Multiple Artboards 00:10:48
    7. Artboard Ruler Origins 00:02:49
    8. The Artboards Panel 00:04:06
    9. Creating & Saving Templates 00:06:32
  3. CREATING OBJECTS, GUIDES & LAYERS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Rulers, Guides & Grids 00:10:16
    3. Points, Paths, Fills & Strokes 00:03:39
    4. Outline & Preview Modes 00:01:33
    5. Default Fill & Stroke 00:04:40
    6. Creating Shapes of a Specific Size 00:02:01
    7. Creating Circles from the Center Point 00:03:21
    8. Drawing with the Star Tool 00:04:07
    9. Using the Split Into Grid Command 00:02:37
    10. Using the Paste Remembers Layers Command 00:02:42
  4. OBJECT EDITING ESSENTIALS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Utilizing the Selection Tools 00:10:11
    3. Free Transforming 00:02:38
    4. Stroke Scaling 00:02:50
    5. Using the Transform Panel & Nudging 00:03:15
    6. Grouping 00:01:47
    7. Working in Isolation Mode 00:02:01
    8. Changing Object Stacking Order 00:03:31
  5. TRANSFORMATION, DUPLICATION & ALIGNMENT
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Rotating 00:07:21
    3. Reflecting 00:04:00
    4. Scaling 00:02:01
    5. Progressive Scaling 00:03:28
    6. Alignment 00:05:56
    7. Power Duplication 00:06:22
  6. COLOR, GRADIENTS & PATTERNS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Creating Dense Black 00:06:04
    3. Creating & Using Global Swatches 00:03:57
    4. Applying Pantone® Spot Colors 00:02:51
    5. Creating Gradients & the Gradient Annotator 00:05:53
    6. Creating Basic Pattern Swatches 00:02:21
    7. Fine-Tuning & Scaling Patterns 00:02:23
    8. Updating & Replacing Patterns 00:05:21
  7. DIFFERENT STROKES
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Adding & Distributing Lines 00:03:00
    3. Adding Strokes 00:05:23
    4. Working with Stroke Alignment & Dashed Lines 00:05:03
    5. Applying Arcs & Arrowheads 00:04:05
  8. SHAPE BUILDER & PATHFINDER
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Exploring Drawing Modes 00:04:52
    3. Using Select Same & Pathfinder Options 00:04:07
    4. Combining with the Shape Builder Tool 00:03:51
    5. Trimming with the Shape Builder Tool 00:02:29
    6. Using Transform Each 00:05:12
  9. CUSTOM SHAPE CREATION & EDITING
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Cutting & Joining Paths 00:05:15
    3. Applying a Stroke Profile & Merging Swatches 00:02:37
    4. Using Pathfinder to Create a Custom Shape 00:03:43
    5. Utilizing Points & Segments to Create a Custom Shape 00:04:16
  10. DRAWING & REFINING PATHS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Freeform Drawing with the Pencil Tool 00:05:11
    3. Refining a Shape with the Warp Tool & Pathfinder 00:03:41
    4. Drawing Corners & Bezier Curves with the Pen Tool 00:05:52
    5. Constructing More Intricate Shapes 00:05:16
    6. Adding the Finished Shapes to the Main Artwork 00:03:15
  11. TYPE, STYLES & TYPOGRAPHY
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Creating Single-Line Type 00:03:35
    3. Kerning & Styling Type 00:03:25
    4. Grouping & Scaling the Logo Type 00:03:37
    5. Working with Area Type 00:04:41
    6. Placing Type 00:04:06
    7. Creating & Applying Paragraph Styles 00:04:57
    8. Flowing Text between Custom Frames 00:06:00
    9. Adding Type around a Circle 00:04:16
    10. Adding Baseline Shift to the Type around a Circle 00:02:41
  12. WORKING WITH IMAGES & MASKS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Placing Images & the Links Panel 00:06:53
    3. Using Edit Original 00:04:18
    4. Creating a Clipping Mask to Mask an Image 00:04:41
    5. Continuing with Clipping Masks to Mask Artwork 00:03:13
    6. Working with Layered Photoshop® Files 00:05:15
    7. Applying Effects & the Appearance Panel 00:04:57
  13. LIVE TRACE TIPS & TRICKS
    1. Head 00:00:07
    2. Live Tracing an Image 00:04:54
    3. Outputting Live Trace Spot Colors to Swatches 00:03:51
    4. Merging Live Swatches with Pantone® Swatches 00:05:20
  14. THE POWER OF APPEARANCE
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Using Transparency & Blend Modes 00:06:17
    3. Saving & Using Graphic Styles 00:02:59
    4. Editing & Auto-Updating Graphic Styles 00:03:20
    5. Creating Compound Paths 00:03:38
    6. Applying Strokes with the Appearance Panel 00:03:39
    7. Adding & Editing a Drop Shadow Effect 00:07:24
  15. ADDING SOME POLISH
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Designing an HD Interstitial Graphic 00:07:45
    3. Creating a Reflection 00:03:08
    4. Creating a Transparent Gradient 00:04:31
  16. PRINTING, EXPORTING & PDF FILES
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Setting the Print Area with the Print Tiling Tool 00:05:27
    3. Adjusting Basic Print Options 00:02:49
    4. Format Options for Exporting 00:03:00
    5. Exporting a PDF for Print 00:04:00
  17. WEB PREPARATION & EXPORT
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Using Pixel Preview & Align to Pixel Grid 00:05:32
    3. Adjusting Anti-Aliasing on Type 00:02:15
    4. Creating & Naming Slices 00:04:30
    5. Saving for the Web 00:04:13
    6. Credits 00:00:12