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Beginners Adobe Illustrator CS5 Tutorial

Course Summary

Learn Adobe Illustrator CS5 at your own pace. Over 10 hours of tutorial videos from a leading Adobe Expert.


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    Course Syllabus

    • Living In A Resolution-Independent World
      • Working Files - Download These First
      • Introduction
      • Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Completion for this Infinite Skills course.
      • Illustrator CS5 Seeing Is Believing
      • The Anatomy Of A Vector Illustration
      • Vector Versus Raster
    • Working With Illustrator Workspaces And Preferences
      • Introduction
      • Creating A New Illustrator Document
      • Setting Up The Illustrator Workspace
      • Creating Custom Workspaces
      • Timesaving Shortcuts
      • Working Smart With Preferences
    • How Illustrator Selects And Aligns Objects
      • Introduction
      • Three Ways To Select - It's Black And White
      • Working With The Wand And Lasso Tools
      • Aligning Manually And With The Align Panel
      • Using Smart Guides
    • Back To The Basics: Generating Geometric Shapes
      • Introduction
      • Creating Rectangles
      • Working With Ellipses And Polygons
      • Tricks With Stars And Flares
      • Additional Geometric Shapes
      • Illustrator's Hidden Math Feature
      • QuickTip: Tricks With The Tilde Key
      • QuickTip: Creating Rounded Corners
    • Generating Fills, Strokes, Patterns, And Gradients
      • Introduction
      • Working With The Illustrator Swatches Panel
      • Adding Solid-Color Fills To An Object
      • Cool Color With Kuler
      • Working With Illustrator Patterns
      • Creating Custom Patterns
      • Modifying Existing Patterns
      • Fun With Illustrator Strokes
      • Tricks With Illustrator Gradients
      • Adding Custom Colors To The Swatches Panel
      • Using Global Colors
    • Transforming An Illustrator Object
      • Introduction
      • Transform With Rotate And Scale
      • Working With The Transform Panel
      • Understanding The Transform Each Command
      • Creating A Reflection
      • Using The Free Transform Tool
    • Working With The Layers Panel
      • Introduction
      • The Illustrator Layers Panel
      • Organizing A Complex Project
      • Layer Options
      • Layer Panel Options
      • Copying Using The Layers Panel
      • Opacity And Blending Modes
      • Merging And Flattening Layers
    • Working With Adobe Illustrator Text
      • Introduction
      • Creating A Type Container
      • Working With Point Type
      • Converting Objects To Type Containers
      • Creating Type On A Path
      • Utilizing The Character Panel
      • Formatting Text With The Paragraph Panel
      • Getting Efficient With With Styles
      • Working With Threaded Text
    • More On Text
      • Introduction
      • The Magical Eyedropper Tool And Type
      • Placing Text On A Circle
      • Working With Tabs And Glyphs
      • Converting Type To Outlines
    • Working With Pen And Point
      • Introduction
      • Pen Tool Fundamentals
      • Manipulating Pen Objects
      • Combining Paths To Create Objects
      • Creating A Mask
    • Working With Illustrators Pencil And Brush Tools
      • Introduction
      • The Illustrator Pencil Tool
      • Using A Calligraphic Brush
      • Creating A Calligraphic Brush
      • The Amazing Symbol Sprayer Tool
      • Illustrator's Scatter Brush
      • Tricks With Illustrator Brushes
    • Find Your Own Path With Pathfinder
      • Introduction
      • Unite And Minus Front
      • Intersect And Exclude
      • Divide And Trim
      • Merge And Crop
      • Outline And Minus Back
    • Getting Creative With Masks
      • Introduction
      • Basics Of Clipping Masks
      • Clipping Masks And Text
      • Clipping Masks And Compound Paths
      • Opacity Masks And Gradients
      • More On Opacity Masks
      • QuickTip: Adjusting An Opacity Mask
    • Working With Warps, Envelopes, And Meshes
      • Introduction
      • Working With The Width And Warp Tools
      • Twirl Pucker And Bloat Tools
      • Scallop Crystalize And Wrinkle Tools
      • The Envelope Distort Features
      • The Amazing Mesh Tool
      • Controlling A Mesh With Global Swatches
      • QuickTip: Fine Tuning The Width Tool
    • Getting Creative With Illustrator Effects
      • Introduction
      • Setting Effects Options
      • Controlling And Moving Effects
      • Controlling Effects With The Appearance Panel
      • Converting Effects To Pixels
      • Svg Effects, And The Effects Gallery
    • Working With Graphic Styles
      • Introduction
      • Graphic Styles 101
      • Applying Graphic Styles
      • Merging Graphic Styles
      • Creating Custom Graphic Styles
      • Saving Graphic Style Libraries
    • Moving Into The Third Dimension
      • Introduction
      • Working With Extrude And Bevel
      • Generating Chrome Text
      • Working With Revolve
      • Creating A Revolve Bottle
      • Generating A 3D Ribbon
      • Using The Rotate Option
    • Adobe Illustrator And Animation
      • Introduction
      • Frame-By-Frame Animation
      • Animation With The Blend Tool
      • Animations On A Path
      • Fading Text Animation
      • Pulsing Text Animation
      • Creating An Animated GIF
    • Working With Templates And Actions
      • Introduction
      • Working With Illustrator Templates
      • Creating An Action
      • Saving Time With Batch Processing
    • Heading Out To The World Wide Web
      • Introduction
      • Web Format Basics
      • Modifying Color For The Web
      • Slicing Images For Efficiency And Beyond
      • Creating A Navigation Bar
      • Moving From Illustrator To Flash
    • From Raster To Vector With The Amazing Live Trace
      • Introduction
      • Working With Livetrace
      • Livetrace Features
      • Editing Livetrace Objects
      • Creating Custom Presets
      • Generating Custom Swatch Libraries
      • A Peek Into The Future
    • Live Paint, And The Shape Builder Tool
      • Introduction
      • Working Through Live Paint
      • The Shape Builder Tool
      • Live Trace And Live Paint
      • Live Paint And Gap Detection
      • Working With Kuler Color
      • Modifying A Color Set Using Live Color
    • Illustrator Integration And Export Options
      • Introduction
      • Saving An Illustrator Document
      • Converting Illustrator To Photoshop
      • Working With InDesign And The TIF Format
      • The Universal Portable Document File
      • Moving Beyond Illustrator With EPS
    • Printing, Exporting, And Saving Your Illustrator Artwork
      • Introduction
      • Working With Bleeds
      • Text To Outlines, And Other Print Options
      • Working With Multiple Art Boards
      • Transparency Flattener Preset Options
      • Moving To Powerpoint And The WWW
      • Using Save And Save As
      • Goodbye


Course Fee:
USD 59

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Digital Media & Games Community

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