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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Learn by Video

Video Description

This innovative product from Adobe Press and video2brain combines exceptional quality interactive video and a full-color printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Illustrator CS6. Experienced instructors present 10 hours of high quality HD video, complete with project files so viewers can practice what they’ve learned, as well as a printed book that provides supplemental material to enhance the video training.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Illustrator CS6
    1. What Is Adobe Illustrator? 00:04:58
    2. About This Course 00:08:43
  2. What's New in Illustrator CS6
    1. Modernization 00:04:40
    2. Pattern Editing 00:06:35
    3. Gradient Strokes 00:03:37
    4. Image Trace 00:05:58
    5. Gaussian Blur 00:01:50
  3. Illustrator Fundamentals
    1. Bitmap vs. Vector 00:04:46
    2. Understanding Paths 00:06:11
  4. Exploring the Illustrator Interface
    1. Illustrator's Panels 00:05:33
    2. The Application Bar and Frame 00:05:31
    3. Working with Artboards 00:08:14
    4. Using Workspaces 00:04:47
  5. Navigating and Using Views in Illustrator
    1. Navigating Documents 00:07:34
    2. Viewing Modes 00:04:10
    3. Screen Modes 00:02:51
    4. Working with Multiple Views 00:08:35
    5. Hiding Artwork 00:05:18
  6. Working with Documents
    1. Creating Documents, Templates, and Document Profiles 00:09:43
    2. Using Template Layers 00:06:03
    3. Working with Grids and Guides 00:07:05
    4. Rectangular and Polar Grids 00:01:56
    5. Saving Illustrator Files 00:05:41
    6. Using Adobe Bridge 00:10:52
  7. Creating and Working with Shapes
    1. Using the Shape Tools 00:11:32
    2. Using Line Tools 00:09:18
    3. Width Tool Basics 00:07:45
    4. Using the Width Tool on Artwork 00:10:31
    5. The Pathfinder and Shape Builder Tools 00:11:42
    6. The Scissors and Knife Tools 00:05:04
    7. Joining Paths 00:03:01
    8. Blob Brush Basics 00:08:32
    9. Blob Brush Sculpture 00:06:56
    10. Blob Brush with Calligraphic Brushes 00:04:02
    11. The Eraser Tool 00:08:01
    12. Converting Text to Outlines 00:03:43
    13. Reshape Tools 00:06:38
    14. Creating Compound Paths and Shapes 00:06:53
    15. Blending Shapes 00:08:21
  8. Transformations
    1. Transformation Tools 00:14:30
    2. The Transform Panel 00:07:01
    3. Aligning and Distributing 00:10:40
  9. Understanding Objects and Layers
    1. Using the Selection Tools 00:07:29
    2. Making and Saving Selections 00:08:56
    3. Understanding Layers and Stacking Order 00:05:12
    4. Working with Groups and Collections 00:09:29
    5. Using Isolation Mode 00:04:35
  10. Drawing Paths
    1. Drawing with the Pen Tool 00:12:54
    2. Working with Fill and Stroke Properties 00:13:04
    3. Understanding Drawing Modes 00:06:00
    4. Using the Outline Strokes Function 00:05:11
    5. Offsetting Paths 00:07:01
  11. Drawing with Other Tools
    1. Drawing with the Pencil Tool 00:08:49
    2. Drawing with the Smooth and Path Eraser Tools 00:03:34
  12. Drawing with the Brush Tools
    1. Applying Brushes 00:09:45
    2. Drawing with the Paintbrush Tool 00:06:23
    3. Creating and Editing Art Brushes 00:10:30
    4. Using the Bristle Brush Tool 00:05:23
    5. Pattern Brushes and Scatter Brushes 00:05:35
  13. Perspective Drawing
    1. Perspective Overview 00:09:14
    2. Drawing in Perspective 00:04:42
    3. Placing Artwork into Perspective Grid 00:10:21
  14. Using Symbols
    1. Using Symbols 00:07:06
    2. Creating Custom Symbols 00:02:28
    3. The Symbol Tools 00:07:55
  15. Color
    1. The Color Panel 00:09:09
    2. Using Spot and Pantone Colors 00:09:05
    3. Working with Swatches 00:08:18
    4. Understanding Gradients 00:08:43
    5. Live Paint 00:13:04
    6. Recoloring Artwork 00:09:39
    7. Using the Color Guide Panel 00:05:49
  16. Typography
    1. Point vs. Area Type 00:05:46
    2. Threading Text 00:05:57
    3. Formatting Text 00:09:47
    4. Using Character and Paragraph Styles 00:09:58
    5. Putting Type on a Path 00:06:11
    6. Using Text Wrap 00:04:22
    7. Warping Text with Envelope Distort 00:08:52
  17. Working with Images
    1. Importing Bitmaps 00:04:45
    2. Converting Art to Vector with Image Trace 00:09:33
    3. Rasterizing Objects 00:10:31
    4. Using Clipping Masks 00:04:52
    5. Opacity Masks 00:06:03
    6. Expanding Appearances 00:04:16
  18. Working with Effects
    1. Applying Illustrator Live Effects 00:06:59
    2. The Appearance Panel 00:06:39
    3. Saving Graphic Styles 00:07:29
    4. Warp Effects 00:07:32
    5. Distort and Transform Effects 00:10:37
    6. 3D Effects: Extrude and Bevel 00:08:58
    7. 3D Effects: Revolve 00:09:43
    8. Expanding Appearances 00:11:03
    9. Working with Transparency 00:09:43
    10. Photoshop Effects 00:06:47
  19. Graphs
    1. Creating a New Graph 00:08:05
    2. Updating and Modifying a Graph 00:06:00
    3. Adding a Design to a Graph 00:06:30
  20. Beyond Illustrator
    1. Saving as PDF 00:08:13
    2. Saving for the Web 00:09:04
    3. Outputting Files for Animation 00:04:22
  21. Project Explorations
    1. Creating Skin Tones Using Blends 00:03:14
    2. Drawing a Superhero 00:17:28
    3. Filling Text with Graphics 00:11:03
    4. Making a Photo into Art 00:06:17
  22. Closing Thoughts
    1. Closing Thoughts 00:00:43