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Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

Course Summary

Knowing the fundamentals of drawing and reshaping paths is only part of the story. In Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced, the second of the popular One-on-One series, computer graphics expert Deke McClelland covers some of Illustrator's most powerful and least understood features. He shows how to merge simple shapes to create complex ones with the Pathfinder palette, as well as align paths to create schematic illustrations. Deke explains how to paint fluid, multicolor fills with blends, and the new and improved gradient tool. He explores seamlessly repeating tile patterns, blobs and brushes, and imported images. He also dives into one of the deepest features in all of Illustrator, transparency. Exercise files accompany the tutorial.Recommended prerequisite: Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals.Download Deke's customized keyboard layouts and color settings for Illustrator from the Exercise Files tab.

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    Course Syllabus

    13. Pathfinder Operations
    14. Align and Distribute
    15. Gradients and the Gradient Tool
    16. Gradient Mesh
    17. Blends and Masks
    18. Seamlessly Repeating Tile Patterns
    19. Calligraphy, Blobs, and Art Brushes
    20. Importing and Linking Images
    21. Using Transparency

Course Fee:
USD 19.99

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Digital Media & Games Community

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