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Illustrator CC 2015

Video Description

In this Illustrator CC 2015 training course, expert author Andy Anderson will teach you about the tools and techniques in this vector graphics software from Adobe. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with Adobe Illustrator is required.

You will start by learning how to manage Adobe Illustrator, then jump into learning about the layers panel. From there, Andy will teach you about Illustrator drawing techniques, object transformation, and how to add life to vector images. This video tutorial also covers creative Illustrator considerations, such as creating a clipping mask, generating a transparency mask, working with type, and understanding Adobe Typekit. Finally, you will learn how to save, print, and export your artwork.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will have learned everything you need to know to create your own vector graphics with Adobe Illustrator. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction 00:01:00
    2. About Andy 00:04:16
    3. Andys Top Ten 00:06:12
    4. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. First Things First
    1. Introduction 00:00:49
    2. Illustrator Versus Photoshop 00:03:35
    3. The Illustrator Workspace 00:04:40
    4. Controlling Illustrator Tools 00:01:51
    5. Setting Up Your Illustrator Preferences 00:04:59
    6. Designing Custom Workspaces 00:05:19
  3. Managing Adobe Illustrator
    1. Introduction 00:00:54
    2. The Start Screen 00:05:18
    3. Managing Multiple Documents 00:06:06
    4. Getting The Big Picture With The Navigation Panel 00:04:08
    5. Working With Screen Modes 00:03:17
    6. Changing The Screen View 00:04:06
    7. Editing Tricks Using Custom Views 00:02:45
    8. Image Control With Grids And Guides 00:07:26
    9. Artboards 101 00:04:12
  4. The Layers Panel
    1. Introduction 00:00:41
    2. The Illustrator Layers Panel 00:06:39
    3. Creating Layers And Moving Objects 00:05:15
    4. Layer Panel Options 00:04:22
    5. Layer And Sublayer Stacking Order 00:03:10
    6. Bonus Lesson: Opacity And Blending Modes 00:03:17
  5. Illustrator Drawing Techniques
    1. Introduction 00:00:41
    2. Drawing Basic Paths 00:05:50
    3. Illustrator Drawing Tools Part - 1 00:05:55
    4. Illustrator Drawing Tools Part - 2 00:06:30
    5. Drawing Freehand With The Pencil Tool 00:05:42
    6. Bonus Lesson: Its All In The Math 00:02:53
  6. Object Transformation
    1. Introduction 00:00:49
    2. A Look At Illustrator Selection Tools 00:07:39
    3. Working In Group And Isolation Mode 00:09:18
    4. Copying And Duplicating Objects 00:04:51
    5. Scale, Rotate, And Reflect Tools 00:06:24
    6. Distortion Tools 00:08:22
    7. The Appearance Panel 00:05:39
    8. Saving Graphic Styles 00:02:03
    9. Bonus Lesson: Creating A Flower 00:05:12
  7. Adding Life To Vector Images
    1. Introduction 00:00:33
    2. Working With Color In Adobe Illustrator 00:07:39
    3. Working With Solid Colors 00:07:11
    4. Color Swatch Types 00:06:44
    5. Applying Gradients In Illustrator 00:09:23
    6. The Strokes Panel 00:10:03
    7. Bonus Lesson: Fun With Gradients 00:07:47
  8. Creative Illustrator Considerations
    1. Introduction 00:00:46
    2. Creating A Clipping Mask 00:06:21
    3. Generating A Transparency Mask 00:03:17
    4. Working With Compound Paths 00:03:42
    5. Using Pathfinder Tools 00:06:40
    6. Painting With The Illustrator Brush Tool 00:05:01
    7. Working With Type 00:07:16
    8. Understanding Adobe Type Kit 00:02:33
    9. Bonus Lesson: Tricks With Type 00:06:33
  9. Additional Creative Considerations
    1. Introduction 00:00:41
    2. Linking Versus Embedding Images 00:08:50
    3. Working With The Shape Builder Tool 00:03:32
    4. Using Live Trace And Live Paint 00:05:39
    5. Bonus Lesson: The New Shaper Tool 00:04:31
  10. Saving, Printing And Exporting Artwork
    1. Introduction 00:00:44
    2. Saving An Illustrator Document 00:04:12
    3. Exporting Options And The PDF Format 00:04:31
    4. Performing A Basic Print Operation 00:05:27
    5. Creating A Document Package 00:01:23
    6. Saving Documents For The Web 00:05:49
    7. Connecting Documents Through The Library 00:02:27
    8. Final Thoughts 00:00:52