Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud is the world’s best drawing program, and the best way to get up to speed and use it like an expert is with Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CC.
Bob Flisser will take you step-by-step through the program, showing you how to draw basic shapes, custom curves, text effects and color gradients, as well as techniques for combining shapes, creating re-usable styles, modifying existing artwork, working with color, printing and creating PDFs, and a lot more.
After completing this course, you will know how to draw and format a wide variety of shapes and objects, how to bend, stretch, warp, combine and split objects, how to apply colors, patterns and gradients to fills and strokes, how to create special effects, how to use the new cloud-based features, as well as tips and shortcuts to streamline your work.
CIGETTING ACQUAINTED WITH ILLUSTRATOR1:08:40
L1What is Illustrator’s Place in the World
L2The Essentials Workspace & Opening a File
L3Tools, Panels & Rulers
L4Zooming In & Out
L6Rulers, Grids & Guides
L7Outline & Preview Modes
CIIBASIC DOCUMENTS & SHAPES52:43
L1Creating a New Document
L2Drawing & Modifying a Simple Shape
L3Drawing Rounded Rectangles & Ellipses
L4Drawing Polygons, Stars & Lens Flares
L5Special Shapes: Lines, Arches, Spirals & More
CIIIDRAWING & MODIFYING SHAPES1:30:21
L1Understanding Bezier Paths
L2Draw & Edit with the Pencil, Smooth & Path Eraser Tools
L3Direct Selection Tool for Bezier Paths
L4Pen Tool Basics: Drawing Straight Lines
L5Drawing Curves with the Pen Tool
L6Using the Convert Anchor Point Tool
L7Splitting, Joining & Converting Paths
L8Making Sense of the Pen Tool’s Mouse Pointers
L9Tracing an Image Using the Pen Tool
L10Painting with the Brush & Blob Brush Tools
L11The Eraser, Scissors & Knife Tools
CIVCOLOR MODES & COLOR SPACES46:24
L1Color Modes: RGB vs. CMYK
L2The Color Panel
L3The Swatches Panel
L5Creating a Style
L6Appearance of Black
L1Applying Strokes with the Control Panel
L2Applying Strokes with the Stroke Panel
L3Variable Width Tool
L4Using the Offset Path Tool
L5Applying a Gradient to a Stroke
L2Creating a Cool Effect with the Transform Each Command
L3The Free Transform Tool
L4Grouping Objects & Creating Compound Paths
L5Editing Objects Using Isolation Mode
L7Shape Builder Tool
L8Blending Shapes with the Blend Tool
L9Using the Blend Tool with Symbols
CVII ORGANIZING OBJECTS29:56
L1Aligning & Distributing Objects
L2Changing the Stacking Order
L3Using the Layers Panel
CVIII USING TYPE IN ILLUSTRATOR55:18
L1Creating, Editing & Formatting Type
L2Fitting a Paragraph of Text into an Area or Shape
Bob Flisser has been providing computer training since the early 1980s. Since 1990, he has been engaged in consulting, technical writing, and creating multimedia presentations and print material. In 1995, when the web was new, Bob added web development to his skills. He has had several video courses published, and is the co-author of a dozen books of computer tips and shortcuts. Bob also has written courseware and magazine articles and has created and run training centers for several companies.
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