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Illustrator CC Training
DVD Edition with Andy Anderson

Illustrator CC Training -- DVD Edition with Andy Anderson

Real skills for real-world applications

In this Illustrator CC Training DVD Edition with Andy Anderson, expert author Andy Anderson takes you through the many tools and techniques that are available to you in this vector graphics software from Adobe. This tutorial is designed for beginners, and no previous Illustrator experience is required to get the most from this training.
Andy starts you off with a quick tour of the interface so that you are familiar with the location of the tools you will be shown in this video tutorial.You then jump right into using these tools, while learning how to control your interface and selecting and manipulating Illustrator objects. As you progress through the lessons, you will be taught how to work with shapes, fills and strokes, anchors and paths and how to manage vector shapes. You will work with type, add effects, learn to manage your design with layers, work with images and masks, and learn tips, tricks and techniques from the authors own experiences. Finally this video tutorial covers how to save and print your design depending on the intended final use of it.
Once you have completed this comprehensive overview of Adobe Illustrator CC, you will be comfortable with the tools available to you, and how you apply them to your own vector graphic projects. Working files are included in this computer based training course for Illustrator CC, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started
  • Introduction
  • About Andy
  • How You Will Learn And Working Files
  • Top Ten Hits From Andy
2. The First Step
  • Introduction
  • Illustrator Versus Photoshop
  • Controlling Illustrator Through Preferences
  • The Illustrator User Interface
  • The Illustrator Control Panel
  • Generating User-Defined Workspaces
3. Controlling Adobe Illustrator
  • Introduction
  • Working Toward Printing
  • Working Toward The Web
  • Controlling Multiple Documents
  • Using View And Navigation Features
  • Object Control With Grids And Guides
  • Controlling What You See
  • Defining Default Measuring Systems
  • Creating Multiple Views
  • Hiding And Locking Illustrator Objects
  • Generating Multiple Illustrator Art-boards
  • New Tricks With Guides
4. Selecting And Manipulating Illustrator Objects
  • Introduction To Selection
  • Controlling Selection With Preferences
  • Group And Direct Selection Tips
  • Using The Lasso Tool
  • Selection With The Magic Wand Tool
  • Selection Via Attributes
  • Working In Isolation Mode
  • Resizing Tricks
  • Object Rotation And Smart Guides
  • Working With Distort Tools
  • Creative Uses Of Duplicate Options
5. Adobe Illustrator And Color Management
  • Introduction
  • Designing With The End In Mind
  • Managing ColorSync Settings
  • Creating Process And Global Colors
  • Defining Spot Colors
  • Organizing Colors Using Groups
  • Using Illustrator Color Libraries
  • Saving Custom Color Libraries
  • Getting Inspiration With Color Guide And Kuler
6. Working With Shapes, Fills, And Strokes
  • Introduction To Shapes, Fills, And Strokes
  • Creating Basic Shapes
  • More On Basic Shapes
  • It Is All In The Math
  • Working With Object Fills
  • The Basics Of Object Strokes
  • Converting Strokes To Objects
  • Working With Gradient Fills
  • Modifying And Creating Patterns
7. Working With Anchors And Paths
  • Introduction
  • Paths Versus Strokes
  • Controlling Paths With Anchors
  • Open Versus Closed Paths
  • Using Join And Average On Open Paths
  • Getting Creative With The Scissors And Knife Tools
8. Creating And Managing Vector Shapes
  • Introduction
  • Switching Drawing Modes
  • Working With Pathfinder Tools
  • Using Shape Mode Tools
  • Understanding The Shape Builder Tool
  • Using The Symbol Sprayer
  • Creating Custom Symbols
  • Using The Paintbrush And Pencil Tool
  • Touch Type And Free Transform
9. The Illustrator Pen Tool
  • Introduction To The Pen Tool
  • Pen Tool Basics
  • Generating Simple Paths
  • Adding, Deleting, And Converting Anchor Points
  • Gaining Control
  • Smart Guides And The Pen Tool
  • Project: Creating A Telephone From Basic Shapes
10. Adobe Illustrator And Type
  • Introduction
  • Container And Point Type
  • Creating Custom Type Containers
  • Working With Straight And Curved Text
  • The Character And Paragraph Panels
  • Creating Character And Paragraph Styles
  • Text Threading
  • Text And The Eyedropper Tool
  • Adding Text To A Circle
  • Converting Type To Outlines
11. Effects And The Appearance Panel
  • Introduction
  • Controlling Effects With Options
  • Transferring Effects To Multiple Objects
  • The Appearance Panel
  • Rasterizing Vector Objects
  • Moving Into The World Of 3D
  • Project: Creating Faux Neon
12. Layers 101
  • Introduction
  • Layer Basics
  • Generating Layers And Moving Objects
  • Layer Panel Options
  • Managing Layer Panel Options
  • Project: Working With Opacity And Blending Modes
13. Working With Images And Masks
  • Introduction
  • Linking And Embedding Placed Images
  • The Links Panel
  • Non-Destructive Photoshop Editing In Illustrator
  • Generating A Basic Clipping Mask
  • Creating A Clipping Mask From A Raster Image
  • Working With Opacity Masks
  • Project: Creating A Complex Clipping Mask
14. Tips, Tricks And Techniques
  • Introduction
  • Working With Envelope Distort
  • Creating An Animation In Illustrator
  • Generating Customized Brushes
  • Creative Blending Options
  • Project: Growing A Gradient Mesh Tomato
  • Using Auto Generated Corners
15. Moving From Raster To Vector
  • Introduction To Raster And Vector
  • Understanding Image Trace
  • Tracing Line Art
  • Working Through Image Trace Options
  • Understanding Live Paint
  • Colorizing Artwork With Live Paint
  • Working With Live Paint Gap Detection
16. Saving And Printing Based On Intent
  • Introduction To Saving And Printing
  • Tweaking The Final Product
  • Saving An Illustrator Document
  • Outputting Directly To Print
  • Generating A Document Package
  • Final Thoughts

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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