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Adobe Illustrator CC: Learn by Video

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-93963-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-93963-0

This critically acclaimed interactive training program from Adobe Press offers exceptional quality high-definition video to teach the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator CC.
Experienced instructor Chad Chelius presents close to 8 hours of high-quality HD video, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes and review materials. Chad presents a comprehensive introduction to Illustrator, including best practices as well as fundamental illustration and vector artwork concepts. Topics covered include working with styles, paths, and objects, and how to work within the Creative Cloud.
The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows you to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique “Watch and Work” mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside in Illustrator. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so you can practice what you’ve learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge.

Duration:9hrs 8min
User Level: Beginning/Intermediate

System Requirements:
Mac: OS X 10.7.5+ and Safari 6.0+
PC: Windows Vista+ and Firefox 22+
Hardware: DVD-ROM drive

Please Note:
* This DVD-ROM can be viewed on your computer, but it will NOT play in a DVD movie player.

* The course uses pop-ups; please enable them in your browser. For more information on how to enable Pop-ups please see our Learn By Video FAQ page

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Introduction Welcome Movie
Ch 1 About Adobe Illustrator

What is Illustrator?

Raster vs. Vector

Working with the exercise files (graphics and fonts)
Ch 2 Getting familiar with the interface

Illustrator panels

The Application frame and Application bar

Utilizing Workspaces

Working with Artboards

Making the most of Artboards

Sync Settings
ch 3 Working with documents

Creating a new Illustrator document

Creating a new document profile

Creating an Illustrator Template

Saving an Illustrator file

Saving for the Web

Using Adobe Bridge
ch 4 Navigation and viewing artwork

Document Navigation techniques

Illustrator Viewing Modes

Screen Modes

Creating multiple views of artwork
ch 5 Working with objects in Illustrator

Selecting objects using the basic Selection tools

Selecting objects using advanced selection techniques

Understanding isolation mode

Creating Guides

Understanding stroke and fill properties

Drawing with the Shape tools

Drawing with the Line tools

Drawing with the Pencil tool

Basics of drawing with the Pen tool

Drawing with the Blob brush tool

Understanding Stacking Order

Understanding the Layers panel

Using drawing modes

Creating objects in perspective
Ch 6 Modifying paths in Illustrator

Using the path splitting tools

Modifying and Joining paths

Using the Pathfinder panel

Using the Shapebuilder tool

Creating a compound path

Creating a Clipping Mask

Creating an Opacity Mask

Fun with the Blend tool

Using Offset Path

Transforming objects

Using the Reshaping tools

The Width tool

Aligning Objects
Ch 7 Working with Color

The Color panel and Color picker

The Swatches panel

Creating Spot Colors

Creating a Gradient swatch

Creating a Pattern Swatch

Recoloring Artwork

Live Paint
Ch 8 Working with Type

Type basics

Getting to know the Type tools

Formatting type

Threading type

Applying text wrap

Using Character and Paragraph Styles

Converting text to outlines

Warping text
Ch 9 Working with Symbols

Understanding how symbols work

Creating a new symbol

The symbolism tools
Ch 10 Drawing with brushes

Drawing with and  applying brushes

Creating a Calligraphic brush

Creating a Scatter brush

Creating an Art brush

Creating a Pattern brush

Drawing with the Bristle brush
Ch 11 Appearance and Effects

Effects and the Appearance panel

Creating 3D Effects

Creating Graphic Styles
Ch 12 Creating Graphs

Creating a Graph

Editing a Graph

Creating a 3D Graph

Creating a graph design
Ch 13 Working with Images

Placing images

Working with Embedded images

Packaging files

Image Trace


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