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Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS4: Essentials

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Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS4: Essentials

Uncover a world of amazing tools and commands within the industry standard vector drawing application, Illustrator. You'll learn tricks, techniques, and go-arounds to achieve brilliant results, artistic effects, and stunning visuals. Whether you're preparing work for print, the web, or beyond, you'll gain the skills necessary to stay competitive in today's marketplace.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS4
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Setting Up a New Document 00:04:09
    3. The Toolbox & Menus 00:04:40
    4. The Application Bar & Panels 00:02:40
    5. Customizing Workspaces & Keyboard Shortcuts 00:05:45
    6. Setting Preferences 00:03:02
    7. Navigating a Document 00:04:28
    8. Using Rulers, Guides & Grids 00:03:09
    9. Document Color Modes, Setup & the New Artboard Tool 00:04:30
  2. CHAPTER 2: DRAWING & TRANSFORMING OBJECTS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Drawing Rectangles & Squares 00:07:24
    3. Drawing Ovals & Circles 00:05:26
    4. Drawing Polygons & Stars 00:05:00
    5. Drawing Lines, Arcs & Grids 00:04:54
    6. Tracing a Placed Image 00:06:19
  3. CHAPTER 3: MAKING & SAVING SELECTIONS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Using the Selection Tool 00:03:43
    3. Using the Direct Selection Tool 00:04:23
    4. Using the Lasso Tool 00:03:55
    5. Using the Magic Wand Tool 00:04:22
    6. Using Advanced Selection Techniques 00:05:11
    7. Saving & Reloading Selections 00:02:33
  4. CHAPTER 4: MANAGING SHAPES
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Moving & Copying Shapes 00:05:48
    3. Aligning & Distributing 00:07:53
    4. Grouping 00:07:28
    5. Locking & Hiding 00:03:04
    6. Transforming Shapes 00:07:48
  5. CHAPTER 5: WORKING WITH COLOR
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Applying Fill & Stroke 00:09:22
    3. Loading Swatch Libraries 00:05:22
    4. Copying Fill & Stroke Attributes with the Eyedropper 00:04:18
    5. Mixing & Saving Custom Colors 00:06:57
    6. Working with Pantone® & Web-Safe Swatches 00:04:46
    7. Using Gradients 00:09:32
    8. Working with Symbols 00:05:37
  6. CHAPTER 6: CREATING & MANIPULATING PATHS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Using the Pencil, Eraser & Smooth Tools 00:10:53
    3. Creating Straight Paths with the Pen Tool 00:03:32
    4. Creating Curved Paths with the Pen Tool 00:03:18
    5. Creating Combo Paths 00:04:56
    6. Inking a Pencil Drawing 00:06:12
    7. Manipulating Paths & Anchor Points 00:04:09
    8. Creating Artistic Brush Effects 00:04:23
  7. CHAPTER 7: ORGANIZING YOUR ARTWORK WITH LAYERS
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Setting Up a Layer 00:05:13
    3. Understanding Layers, Sublayers & Isolation Mode 00:07:22
    4. Creating Multiple Versions of a Layout 00:03:42
    5. Moving Content between Layers 00:03:10
    6. Duplicating Layers 00:03:22
    7. Applying Transparency & Blending Modes 00:07:10
  8. CHAPTER 8: WORKING WITH TYPE
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Creating Artistic & Paragraph Type 00:06:12
    3. Importing Text 00:03:41
    4. Formatting Text 00:06:49
    5. Creating & Editing Paragraph Styles 00:06:24
    6. Creating a Bulleted List & Inserting Special Characters 00:06:57
    7. Wrapping Text around Objects 00:04:17
    8. Creating Type on a Path 00:06:16
    9. Type Effects 00:12:01
  9. CHAPTER 9: OUTPUTTING YOUR WORK
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Saving Your Work 00:07:12
    3. Exporting Your Work 00:08:01
    4. Save for Web & Devices 00:07:58
    5. Printing & Saving to Adobe PDF 00:11:48
    6. Credits 00:00:12