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Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS3: Advanced

Video Description

Unlock the secrets of Adobe Illustrator CS3 as you learn advanced tricks and techniques in this video series. Showcasing his sense of design and creativity, your host, Geoff Blake teaches you how to make eye-popping special effects, and how to use modern techniques to produce startling results. Learn about Illustrator's advanced path manipulation commands, and how to use blends and clipping masks for amazing visual effects. You'll also learn about Live Paint, 3D techniques, templates, and Illustrator CS3's new Flash animation and export options.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: ADVANCED SELECTION TECHNIQUES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:01:16
    2. Selecting with the Lasso Tool 00:04:29
    3. Selecting with the Magic Wand Tool 00:03:29
    4. Selecting Based on Attributes 00:07:51
    5. Saving & Retrieving Selections 00:02:35
  2. CHAPTER 2: ADVANCED PATH EDITING
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:37
    2. Working with Compound Paths 00:06:20
    3. Editing Compound Paths 00:04:31
    4. Fixing Problems with Compound Paths 00:05:20
    5. Expanding on Compound Paths 00:06:57
    6. Converting Paths to Filled Objects 00:04:49
    7. Working with Filled Objects 00:06:27
    8. Using the Offset Path Command 00:06:54
    9. Dividing Objects 00:04:56
  3. CHAPTER 3: BLENDS & CLIPPING MASKS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:31
    2. Creating Blends between Two Shapes 00:04:05
    3. Altering Customized Gradients 00:04:59
    4. Using the Pen Tool with Blends 00:08:47
    5. Creating 3D Effects Using Blends 00:07:46
    6. Converting Blends to Vector Objects 00:01:42
    7. Working with Clipping Masks 00:06:02
    8. Applying Clipping Masks & Blends 00:08:13
  4. CHAPTER 4: GRADIENTS & GRADIENT MESHES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:33
    2. Applying a Gradient 00:06:44
    3. Adjusting Gradients 00:08:54
    4. Using the Gradient Tool 00:07:02
    5. Using Gradients on Text 00:04:31
    6. Using Gradients on Strokes 00:02:39
    7. Creating 3D Effects with Gradients 00:04:54
    8. Using a Gradient Mesh 00:03:25
    9. Expanding on the Gradient Mesh 00:02:49
    10. Modifying Mesh Points 00:04:34
    11. Blending Objects into a Mesh 00:02:29
  5. CHAPTER 5: ARTISTIC EFFECTS & THE BRUSH TOOL
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:39
    2. Introducing the Brush Tool 00:03:52
    3. Using the Brush Tool to Trace a Sketch 00:06:55
    4. Apply Strokes to Vectors & Calligraphic Brush Options 00:05:25
    5. Experimenting with Artistic Brushes 00:03:35
    6. Stroke Options & Art Brush Options 00:03:17
    7. Making a Custom Art Brush 00:03:04
    8. Editing the Color of an Art Brush 00:04:46
    9. Working with Scatter Brushes 00:05:17
    10. Working with Pattern Brushes 00:02:35
  6. CHAPTER 6: WORKING WITH TRANSPARENCY
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:31
    2. Applying Transparency & Blending Modes to Objects 00:04:21
    3. Isolating the Stroke & Fill 00:06:22
    4. Manipulating the Stroke & Fill 00:05:33
    5. Working with Knockout Groups 00:03:52
    6. Filling an Opacity Mask with an Image 00:04:28
    7. Filling an Opacity Mask with a Gradient 00:06:30
    8. Using Text in an Opacity Mask 00:06:07
    9. Creative Tips for Using Opacity Masks 00:02:33
    10. Printing Objects with Transparency 00:05:30
  7. CHAPTER 7: USING DYNAMIC TYPE TREATMENTS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:30
    2. Using Dynamic Effects 00:08:04
    3. Manipulating Live Effects 00:05:07
    4. Applying Effects to Text 00:04:11
    5. Creating Geometric Shapes 00:03:35
    6. Applying Graphic Styles 00:02:17
    7. Applying Effects to an Entire Layer 00:03:28
    8. Applying Warp Effects 00:06:47
    9. Modifying Warp Effects 00:08:13
    10. Applying Graphic Styles to Text 00:01:44
    11. Creating Graphic Styles 00:03:50
    12. Creating Comic Book Bubbles 00:05:49
    13. Final Comments & Credits 00:01:55
  8. CHAPTER 8: WORKING WITH LIVE PAINT
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:37
    2. Creating a Live Paint Group 00:03:46
    3. Adding Additional Fills & Strokes 00:04:25
    4. Adding New Paths to a Live Paint Group 00:03:23
    5. Select an Entire Object or Isolate a Selected Group 00:02:12
    6. Using the Live Paint Selection Tool 00:01:31
    7. Applying Effects to Live Paint Objects 00:02:08
    8. Integrating Live Trace & Detecting Gaps 00:04:29
    9. Using Live Paint to Color an Illustration 00:02:08
    10. Sample Color & Expand a Live Paint Group 00:05:37
  9. CHAPTER 9: USING 3D EFFECTS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:26
    2. Introducing 3D Effects 00:06:29
    3. Creating an Embossed Effect Using Gradients 00:03:13
    4. Explaining the 3D Extrude & Bevel Options 00:03:51
    5. Using the 3D Extrude & Bevel Effect 00:05:35
    6. Setting 3D Lighting Options 00:02:03
    7. Creating Complex 3D Shapes 00:05:20
    8. Adding 3D Effects to Text 00:05:15
    9. Mapping Artwork to a 3D Object 00:09:02
    10. Applying the 3D Revolve Effect 00:05:36
    11. Applying the 3D Rotate Effect 00:08:35
  10. CHAPTER 10: CREATING GRAPHS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:32
    2. Creating a Basic Graph 00:04:06
    3. Adding Basic Formatting 00:04:00
    4. Formatting & Adding New Text to a Graph 00:01:43
    5. Importing Data into a Graph 00:01:35
    6. Create Graph Designs for a Stacked Column Graph 00:04:05
    7. Mapping the Graphics to Columns 00:03:15
  11. CHAPTER 11: WORKING WITH TEMPLATES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:22
    2. Template Project Overview 00:04:55
    3. Setting Text Wrap 00:06:30
    4. Organizing Layers 00:04:02
    5. Creating & Using Paragraph Styles 00:07:41
    6. Saving as a Template 00:01:50
    7. Creating New Files from Templates 00:07:24
    8. Editing Illustrator Templates 00:03:43
    9. Exploring Illustrator's Standard Templates 00:01:42
  12. CHAPTER 12: PRINTING & EXPORTING
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:28
    2. Preparing Illustrator Files for Print 00:08:05
    3. Setting Page Tiling & Crop Area 00:05:22
    4. Looking at the Printing Options 00:02:29
    5. Exploring Printing Categories 00:07:43
    6. Looking at the Saving Options 00:07:31
    7. Exporting Artwork 00:03:22
    8. Using a Smart Art Object 00:09:47
  13. CHAPTER 13: CREATING FLASH® ANIMATIONS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:27
    2. Exporting an Illustrator File as a SWF File 00:06:36
    3. Exporting Illustrator Layers as SWF Frames 00:06:13
    4. Exporting Illustrator Layers as SWF Symbols 00:02:40
    5. Import SWF Files & Convert Graphics to Symbols 00:05:20
    6. Creating & Editing Symbols 00:05:24
    7. Animating Symbols 00:03:57
    8. Animating Blends 00:07:09
    9. Animating a 3D Object 00:09:00
    10. Importing Content from Illustrator into Flash 00:05:17
    11. Importing Text into Flash 00:04:14
    12. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:03