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Learning Adobe Illustrator CC

Video Description

In this Adobe Illustrator CC training course, expert author Andy Anderson takes you through the the many tools and techniques that are available to you in this vector graphics software from Adobe. This tutorial is designed for beginners, and no previous Illustrator experience is required to get the most from this training.
Andy starts you off with a quick tour of the interface so that you are familiar with the location of the tools you will be shown in this video tutorial. You then jump right into using these tools, while learning how to control your interface and selecting and manipulating Illustrator objects. As you progress through the lessons, you will be taught how to work with shapes, fills and strokes, anchors and paths and how to manage vector shapes. You will work with type, add effects, learn to manage your design with layers, work with images and masks, and learn tips, tricks and techniques from the authors own experiences. Finally this video tutorial covers how to save and print your design depending on the intended final use of it.
Once you have completed this comprehensive overview of Adobe Illustrator CC, you will be comfortable with the tools available to you, and how you apply them to your own vector graphic projects. Working files are included in this computer based training course for Illustrator CC, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
    1. Introduction - Chapter 1 00:01:36
    2. About Andy 00:02:58
    3. How You Will Learn And Working Files 00:03:53
    4. Top Ten Hits From Andy 00:07:49
  2. The First Step
    1. Introduction - Chapter 2 00:01:20
    2. Illustrator Versus Photoshop 00:05:55
    3. Controlling Illustrator Through Preferences 00:11:03
    4. The Illustrator User Interface 00:05:28
    5. The Illustrator Control Panel 00:03:29
    6. Generating User-Defined Workspaces 00:05:55
  3. Controlling Adobe Illustrator
    1. Introduction - Chapter 3 00:01:08
    2. Working Toward Printing 00:04:42
    3. Working Toward The Web 00:03:08
    4. Controlling Multiple Documents 00:02:49
    5. Using View And Navigation Features 00:07:46
    6. Object Control With Grids And Guides 00:10:59
    7. Controlling What You See 00:04:49
    8. Defining Default Measuring Systems 00:04:10
    9. Creating Multiple Views 00:03:34
    10. Hiding And Locking Illustrator Objects 00:03:13
    11. Generating Multiple Illustrator Art-boards 00:05:31
    12. New Tricks With Guides 00:03:43
  4. Selecting And Manipulating Illustrator Objects
    1. Introduction To Selection 00:00:57
    2. Controlling Selection With Preferences 00:05:50
    3. Group And Direct Selection Tips 00:06:48
    4. Using The Lasso Tool 00:02:52
    5. Selection With The Magic Wand Tool 00:04:11
    6. Selection Via Attributes 00:03:57
    7. Working In Isolation Mode 00:04:32
    8. Resizing Tricks 00:05:52
    9. Object Rotation And Smart Guides 00:05:17
    10. Working With Distort Tools 00:07:05
    11. Creative Uses Of Duplicate Options 00:04:38
  5. Adobe Illustrator And Color Management
    1. Introduction - Chapter 5 00:01:09
    2. Designing With The End In Mind 00:06:10
    3. Managing ColorSync Settings 00:06:11
    4. Creating Process And Global Colors 00:06:59
    5. Defining Spot Colors 00:03:27
    6. Organizing Colors Using Groups 00:03:09
    7. Using Illustrator Color Libraries 00:03:30
    8. Saving Custom Color Libraries 00:04:25
    9. Getting Inspiration With Color Guide And Kuler 00:06:07
  6. Working With Shapes, Fills, And Strokes
    1. Introduction To Shapes, Fills, And Strokes 00:00:56
    2. Creating Basic Shapes 00:10:42
    3. More On Basic Shapes 00:08:16
    4. It Is All In The Math 00:03:57
    5. Working With Object Fills 00:06:07
    6. The Basics Of Object Strokes 00:08:18
    7. Converting Strokes To Objects 00:03:45
    8. Working With Gradient Fills 00:07:02
    9. Modifying And Creating Patterns 00:06:44
  7. Working With Anchors And Paths
    1. Introduction - Chapter 7 00:00:53
    2. Paths Versus Strokes 00:05:03
    3. Controlling Paths With Anchors 00:06:26
    4. Open Versus Closed Paths 00:04:18
    5. Using Join And Average On Open Paths 00:05:58
    6. Getting Creative With The Scissors And Knife Tools 00:08:39
  8. Creating And Managing Vector Shapes
    1. Introduction - Chapter 8 00:00:54
    2. Switching Drawing Modes 00:08:46
    3. Working With Pathfinder Tools 00:10:05
    4. Using Shape Mode Tools 00:05:20
    5. Understanding The Shape Builder Tool 00:03:13
    6. Using The Symbol Sprayer 00:07:37
    7. Creating Custom Symbols 00:05:08
    8. Using The Paintbrush And Pencil Tool 00:05:35
    9. Touch Type And Free Transform 00:05:16
  9. The Illustrator Pen Tool
    1. Introduction To The Pen Tool 00:01:43
    2. Pen Tool Basics 00:06:27
    3. Generating Simple Paths 00:07:24
    4. Adding, Deleting, And Converting Anchor Points 00:04:49
    5. Gaining Control 00:05:33
    6. Smart Guides And The Pen Tool 00:05:23
    7. Project: Creating A Telephone From Basic Shapes 00:11:30
  10. Adobe Illustrator And Type
    1. Introduction - Chapter 10 00:01:09
    2. Container And Point Type 00:11:10
    3. Creating Custom Type Containers 00:07:14
    4. Working With Straight And Curved Text 00:04:22
    5. The Character And Paragraph Panels 00:09:03
    6. Creating Character And Paragraph Styles 00:07:42
    7. Text Threading 00:03:20
    8. Text And The Eyedropper Tool 00:05:19
    9. Adding Text To A Circle 00:06:52
    10. Converting Type To Outlines 00:06:29
  11. Effects And The Appearance Panel
    1. Introduction - Chapter 11 00:01:01
    2. Controlling Effects With Options 00:06:38
    3. Transferring Effects To Multiple Objects 00:07:02
    4. The Appearance Panel 00:05:09
    5. Rasterizing Vector Objects 00:05:52
    6. Moving Into The World Of 3D 00:09:03
    7. Project: Creating Faux Neon 00:05:59
  12. Layers 101
    1. Introduction - Chapter 12 00:00:51
    2. Layer Basics 00:04:31
    3. Generating Layers And Moving Objects 00:05:34
    4. Layer Panel Options 00:04:26
    5. Managing Layer Panel Options 00:10:24
    6. Project: Working With Opacity And Blending Modes 00:04:05
  13. Working With Images And Masks
    1. Introduction - Chapter 13 00:00:59
    2. Linking And Embedding Placed Images 00:04:51
    3. The Links Panel 00:05:57
    4. Non-Destructive Photoshop Editing In Illustrator 00:04:16
    5. Generating A Basic Clipping Mask 00:03:47
    6. Creating A Clipping Mask From A Raster Image 00:06:34
    7. Working With Opacity Masks 00:07:47
    8. Project: Creating A Complex Clipping Mask 00:04:10
  14. Tips, Tricks And Techniques
    1. Introduction - Chapter 14 00:00:54
    2. Working With Envelope Distort 00:09:06
    3. Creating An Animation In Illustrator 00:06:12
    4. Generating Customized Brushes 00:10:58
    5. Creative Blending Options 00:04:20
    6. Project: Growing A Gradient Mesh Tomato 00:09:09
    7. Using Auto Generated Corners 00:02:09
  15. Moving From Raster To Vector
    1. Introduction To Raster And Vector 00:01:28
    2. Understanding Image Trace 00:07:49
    3. Tracing Line Art 00:03:14
    4. Working Through Image Trace Options 00:07:30
    5. Understanding Live Paint 00:07:50
    6. Colorizing Artwork With Live Paint 00:04:21
    7. Working With Live Paint Gap Detection 00:04:38
  16. Saving And Printing Based On Intent
    1. Introduction To Saving And Printing 00:01:10
    2. Saving For The Web And Beyond 00:10:14
    3. Tweaking The Final Product 00:10:49
    4. Saving An Illustrator Document 00:04:30
    5. Outputting Directly To Print 00:07:57
    6. Generating A Document Package 00:02:40
    7. Final Thoughts 00:02:52