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Adobe Illustrator CS5: Learn by Video

Video Description

Experienced instructors present 10 hours of high quality video, wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic. Project files used in the lessons are included so viewers can practice what they've learned

Table of Contents

  1. How Illustrator Works
    1. Vector vs. Raster 00:12:07
    2. Creating Basic Paths 00:04:36
    3. Keeping Your Art Editable 00:05:44
  2. Illustrator Jumpstart
    1. Creating a Logo 00:03:27
    2. Using Transformations 00:04:19
    3. Adding Text and Effects 00:05:52
    4. Working with Blends 00:04:30
    5. Creating Artwork 00:07:34
    6. Putting the Texture in Text 00:05:34
    7. Making a Banner 00:06:25
    8. Making a Photo into Art 00:06:16
  3. Exploring the Illustrator Interface
    1. What Is Adobe Illustrator? 00:06:23
    2. The Welcome Screen 00:04:21
    3. Panels 00:10:28
    4. Application Bar and Frame 00:03:33
    5. The Artboard 00:09:44
    6. Workspaces 00:05:27
  4. The Interactive Tools Panel
    1. The Selection Tool 00:12:01
    2. The Direct Selection Tool 00:13:29
    3. The Magic Wand Tool 00:09:16
    4. The Lasso Tool 00:06:52
    5. The Pen Tool 00:24:24
    6. The Type Tools 00:15:57
    7. The Line Segment Tools 00:17:32
    8. The Shape Tools 00:15:51
    9. The Paintbrush Tool and Brushes Panel 00:13:07
    10. The Pencil Tool 00:07:08
    11. The Blob Brush Tool 00:08:57
    12. The Eraser, Scissors, and Knife Tools 00:07:53
    13. The Rotate and Reflect Tools 00:13:52
    14. The Scale, Shear, and Reshape Tools 00:09:56
    15. The Width and Distortion Tools 00:19:59
    16. The Free Transform Tool 00:04:16
    17. The Shape Builder and Live Paint Tools 00:15:14
    18. The Perspective Grid Tool 00:13:41
    19. The Gradient Mesh Tool 00:06:39
    20. The Gradient Tool 00:09:00
    21. The Eyedropper Tool 00:07:18
    22. The Blend Tool 00:11:24
    23. The Symbolism Tools 00:18:31
    24. The Graph Tools 00:17:46
    25. The Artboard Tool 00:13:54
    26. The Slice Tools 00:10:18
    27. Hand and Print Tiling Tools 00:04:30
    28. The Zoom Tool 00:03:21
    29. Stroke and Fill Indicators 00:04:31
    30. Last Color Assigned 00:02:43
    31. Drawing Modes 00:06:15
    32. Screen Modes 00:04:09
  5. Navigating and Viewing in Illustrator
    1. Navigating and Zooming 00:07:42
    2. Viewing Modes 00:06:37
    3. Views 00:02:28
  6. Working with Documents
    1. Creating New Documents and New Document Profiles 00:09:16
    2. Using Templates 00:06:09
    3. Working with Guides and Grids 00:08:33
    4. Saving Illustrator Files 00:12:54
    5. Saving to Web and Other Formats 00:07:47
    6. Using Adobe Bridge 00:08:10
  7. Working with Objects
    1. Using the Selection Tools 00:08:37
    2. Making and Saving Selections 00:09:07
    3. Working with Groups and Isolation Mode 00:05:58
    4. Understanding Stacking Order and the Layers Panel 00:11:33
    5. Using Blends 00:10:20
    6. The Pathfinder and Shape Builder Tools 00:07:16
    7. Creating Compound Paths 00:09:02
  8. Drawing Paths
    1. Fill and Stroke Properties 00:03:19
    2. Drawing with the Pen Tool 00:06:07
    3. Joining Paths 00:04:19
    4. Understanding Drawing Modes 00:07:48
    5. Using the Outline Strokes Function 00:03:45
    6. Offsetting Paths 00:07:40
  9. Transformations
    1. Transformations 00:17:01
    2. The Transform Panel 00:05:16
    3. Aligning and Distributing 00:08:55
  10. Color
    1. The Color Panel 00:05:09
    2. Using Spot and Pantone Colors 00:08:37
    3. Working with Swatches 00:13:03
    4. Understanding Gradients 00:10:11
    5. Creating and Editing Patterns 00:12:45
    6. Using the Color Guide 00:05:44
    7. Choosing Colors with the Kuler Panel 00:08:17
    8. Recoloring Artwork 00:11:15
    9. Using Live Paint 00:08:31
    10. Working with Gradient Mesh 00:09:45
  11. Typography
    1. Point vs. Area Type 00:07:24
    2. Threading Text 00:04:12
    3. Formatting Text 00:04:35
    4. Using Character and Paragraph Styles 00:08:14
    5. Converting Text to Outlines 00:11:28
    6. Typing on a Path 00:11:11
    7. Using Text Wrap 00:02:59
    8. Finding Symbols with the Glyphs Panel 00:07:33
    9. Warping Text with Envelope Distort 00:07:25
  12. Working with Images
    1. Importing Bitmaps 00:11:17
    2. Converting Photos to Vector with Live Trace 00:11:08
    3. Vectorizing Line Drawings 00:06:24
    4. Rasterizing Objects 00:06:36
    5. Using Clipping Masks 00:05:58
    6. Opacity Masks 00:06:12
  13. Effects
    1. Using Symbols 00:10:52
    2. Creating Symbol Sets 00:12:08
    3. The Appearance Panel 00:17:52
    4. Applying Effects 00:10:36
    5. Creating a Graphic Style 00:07:35
    6. Working with Transparency 00:08:38
    7. 3D Effects: Extrude & Bevel 00:12:31
    8. 3D Effects: Revolve 00:08:58
    9. 3D Effects: Rotate 00:03:22
  14. Brushes
    1. Applying Brushes 00:04:51
    2. Creating and Editing Brushes 00:14:25
    3. Using the Bristle Brush Tool 00:06:38
  15. Graphs
    1. Creating a New Graph 00:05:55
    2. Modifying a Graph's Design 00:06:26
    3. Updating a Graph 00:04:48
  16. Beyond Illustrator
    1. Saving as PDF 00:06:45
    2. Saving for Web and Devices 00:10:11
    3. Preparing a File for Use with Flash 00:05:50