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Illustrator CS6 Training
DVD Edition with Andy Anderson

Illustrator CS6 Training -- DVD Edition with Andy Anderson

Concise, informative and broadcast-quality training for Illustrator

In Illustrator CS6 Training DVD Edition with Andy Anderson, expert author and trainer Andy Anderson guides you through the tools and techniques that are available to you in this vector graphics editor from Adobe Systems. Used by professionals around the world, Illustrator can be a mystifying program, but Andy breaks it down into easy-to-understand sections that even an absolute beginner with Illustrator can understand.
This tutorial starts out with a tour of the Illustrator interface, and an explanation of vector art. Once you have a grounding in the basic navigation, Andy quickly takes you into applying Illustrator tools for selections, color management, shapes, fills, strokes, as well as anchors and paths. You will learn about creating and managing vector based shapes, using the pen tool, working with effects and layers, working with masks and images, and much, much more.
By the completion of this video based tutorial for Adobe Illustrator CS6, you will fully understand the difference between vector and raster art, and how to create high-quality vector images using the variety of tools provided to you in Illustrator CS6. Working files are included to allow you to work with the same files that the author uses throughout this video training course.

Table of Contents

1. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Introduction
  • Introduction To Adobe Illustrator
  • Working With The Exercise Files
2. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - The First Step
  • Introduction
  • Vector Versus Raster
  • Working Smart With Illustrator Preferences
  • A Peek At The Illustrator Interface
  • Working With Illustrator Panels
  • The Amazing Control Panel
  • Creating and Saving Workspaces
3. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Controlling What You Do
  • Introduction
  • Intent To Print
  • Intent To Web
  • Working With Multiple Documents
  • Working With View And Navigation
  • Creative Uses Of Grids And Guides
  • You Are What You Measure
  • Preview Modes
  • Controlling The Illustrator Views
  • Hiding And Locking Illustrator Objects
  • Illustrator Artboards
4. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Selecting And Working With Illustrator Objects
  • Introduction
  • Fine-Tuning Selection
  • Group and Direct Selection Techniques
  • The Magical Magic Wand
  • The Lasso Tool
  • Attribute Selection Techniques
  • Isolation Mode and Group Selection
  • Size Matters
  • Rotating Illustrator Objects
  • Using The Distort Tools
  • Making A Kansas Sun Flower
5. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Illustrator CS6 And Color Management
  • Introduction
  • Designing With Intent
  • Colorsync Management
  • The Global Color Swatch Option
  • The World Of Spot Colors
  • Gaining Control With Color Groups
  • Finding Inspiration With Color Libraries
  • Working With ASE And AI Color Files
  • Maintaining Harmony With Color Guide, And Kuler
6. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Working With Shapes, Fills, And Strokes
  • Introduction
  • Basic Shapes - Part 1
  • Basic Shapes - Part 2
  • It's All In The Math
  • Working With Fills
  • Strokes 101
  • Adding Dash Lines abd Arrows
  • Varying The Width Of A Stroke
  • Converting Strokes To Illustrator Objects
  • The World Of Illustrator Gradients
  • Working With The New Patterns Panel
7. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Understand Anchors And Paths
  • Introduction
  • Paths 101
  • Anchors 101
  • Working With Open and Closed Paths
  • Utilizing The Join and Average Commands
  • The Scissors and Knife Tools
8. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Creating And Managing Vector-Based Shapes
  • Introduction
  • Controlling Object Stacking Order
  • The Pathfinder Panel - Part 1
  • The Pathfinder Panel - Part 2
  • Going Beyond The Pathfinder Panel
  • The Symbol Sprayer Tool
  • Creating Custom Symbols
  • Painting In A Vector Application
9. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - The Ubiquitous Pen Tool
  • Introduction
  • Pen Tool 101
  • Generating Paths With The Pen Tool
  • Adding, Deleting and Converting Anchor Points
  • It's All About Control
  • Working With Smart Guides and The Pen Tool
10. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - The Illustrator Type Connection
  • Introduction
  • Point Type Vs. Container Type
  • Converting Objects To Type Containers
  • Adding Type To A Straight Or Curved Path
  • Working With The Character And Paragraph Panels
  • Working With Character And Paragraph Styles
  • Threading Text Between Paths And Containers
  • Controlling Text With The Eyedropper
  • Adding Complex Text To A Circle
  • Converting Text Into An Outline
11. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Working With Effects Options And The Appearance Panel
  • Introduction
  • Setting Effects Options
  • Effects Manipulation
  • The Amazing Appearance Panel
  • Converting Vector To Raster
  • Working With 3D Effects
  • Creating Faux Neon With The Appearance Panel
12. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Working With The Illustrator Panel
  • Introduction
  • Layers 101
  • Creating Layers And Moving Objects
  • Controlling Layer Options
  • Managing Layer Panel Options
  • Opacity And Blending Modes
13. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Working With Images And Masks
  • Introduction
  • Importing Images Into Adobe Illustrator
  • Modifying Images In Adobe Illustrator
  • Defining A Clipping Path
  • Importing A Clipping Path
  • Creating A Clipping Path From Text
  • Generating An Opacity Mask
  • Creating Masks With Compound Paths
14. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Down And Dirty Illustrator Tricks
  • Introduction
  • Using Illustrators Improved Tracing Features
  • Working With Live Paint
  • Understanding Envelope Distort
  • Illustrator And Flash Animation
  • Creating Custom Illustrator Brushes
  • Cool Blending Option Tricks
  • The Amazing Mesh Tool
15. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Beginning With The End In Mind
  • Introduction
  • From Adobe Illustrator To The Web
  • The World Of Portable Document Files
  • From Computer To Paper
  • Tips And Tricks On Saving

About The Author

Andy Anderson is a graphic designer, marketer, motivator, university professor, and has been in the industry for over twenty-five years. A sought-after trainer, he has been listed in the top forty designer/trainers in the United States for the four years running. He has authored over 17 major titles in creative design (including one science-fiction novel), written numerous articles for magazine and newspaper, appeared on NBC news as a computer consultant, and produced over 50 training CDs and DVDs focusing on applications, such as: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Premiere and other creative applications. Andy uses his unique talents to work with and train designers from Fortune 500 & 100 companies, to Hollywood studios.
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