In Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Mastery, the third and final part of the comprehensive One-on-One series, author and industry expert Deke McClelland teaches how to take advantage of the wide array of dynamic effects in Illustrator CS4. Deke explores Live Trace, which converts imported images into vectors, and Live Paint, which defines interlocking shapes. Deke also covers the liquify tools, envelope-style distortions, Kuler and Live Color, symbols, and 3D effects. And for the first time, Deke addresses two of Illustrator's least-known features, pictographs and actions. Exercise files accompany the course.
Recommended prerequisites: Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals and Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced.
Download Deke's customized keyboard layouts and color settings for Illustrator from the Exercise Files tab.
Re-coloring traced details in Live Paint
Liquifying outlined type
Creating custom color harmony rules
Warping, re-coloring, and updating symbols
Building graphs in Illustrator
Mapping symbols onto a 3D object
Recording and deploying actions