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Illustrator CS2 Creative Techniques
Illustration by Bruce Heavin

Illustrator CS2 Creative Techniques

with Ted LoCascio

Video: Welcome

In Illustrator CS2 Creative Techniques, instructor and graphic designer Ted LoCascio shares his tricks and techniques for creating imaginative and inventive effects and projects. Ted walks you through creating special effects on text, adding depth and texture to your illustrations, and creating buttons and professional bar charts. This training title also features tutorials that reveal strategies behind challenging projects, such as drawing clear items (water drops and glass), 3D objects, smoke, chrome, and reflections.
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  1. 4m 33s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Project files and workspace
      3m 39s
  2. 2h 2m
    1. Glows and shadows
      14m 22s
    2. Text that follows the contour of a sphere
      9m 39s
    3. Skewed text on a path
      12m 5s
    4. Text in text
      9m 56s
    5. Fading text
      10m 57s
    6. Brushed text
      11m 48s
    7. Warped comic book text
      8m 44s
    8. Subtracting shapes from text
      6m 7s
    9. Grunge text
      6m 45s
    10. Beveled text
      10m 28s
    11. Reflective type shadow
      8m 38s
    12. Placing a photo inside text
      12m 58s
  3. 1h 31m
    1. Simple realism
      23m 27s
    2. Opacity mask highlights and shadows
      20m 10s
    3. Simple gel buttons
      9m 51s
    4. Interlocking objects
      3m 1s
    5. Polar grid dartboard
      12m 10s
    6. Creating depth with an embossed style
      13m 45s
    7. Drawing flowers
      8m 43s
  4. 2h 10m
    1. Creating a sketch effect
      23m 8s
    2. Creating a watercolor painting effect
      22m 59s
    3. Creating a scratchboard effect
      21m 16s
    4. Symbol Sprayer techniques
      15m 25s
    5. Masking brushwork
      11m 16s
    6. Hand tracing placed images
      16m 6s
    7. Creating vector art using Live Trace and Paint
      19m 52s
  5. 1h 20m
    1. Transparent bubbles
      16m 5s
    2. Bottle illustration
      16m 2s
    3. Water drops
      13m 24s
    4. Glass and chrome reflections
      16m 39s
    5. Smoke
      18m 7s
  6. 57m 28s
    1. Extrusion: From curve to bell
      11m 4s
    2. Spiral type
      12m 27s
    3. Beach ball
      13m 22s
    4. Mocking up a product and label
      20m 35s
  7. 46m 18s
    1. Dynamic bar charts
      12m 0s
    2. Creating a page or cover design template
      15m 48s
    3. Using Illustrator for page or cover design
      13m 45s
    4. Creating your own Layer Comps
      4m 45s
  8. 24s
    1. Goodbye
      24s

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Illustrator CS2 Creative Techniques
8h 52m Intermediate Jul 07, 2006

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In Illustrator CS2 Creative Techniques, instructor and graphic designer Ted LoCascio shares his tricks and techniques for creating imaginative and inventive effects and projects. Ted walks you through creating special effects on text, adding depth and texture to your illustrations, and creating buttons and professional bar charts. This training title also features tutorials that reveal strategies behind challenging projects, such as drawing clear items (water drops and glass), 3D objects, smoke, chrome, and reflections.

Topics include:
  • Creative text effects Placing a photo inside text Creating highlights and shadows with Opacity Masks Creating depth with an embossed style Creating a sketch, watercolor, or scratchboard effect Creating vector art using Live Trace and Live Paint How to make bubbles, bottles, water and smoke Extrusion: From curve to bell Mocking up a product and label design Using Illustrator for page or cover design
Subjects:
Design Design Techniques
Software:
Illustrator
Author:
Ted LoCascio

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