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Illustrator CS2 Creative Techniques

with Ted LoCascio

Video: Illustrator CS2 Creative Techniques: 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 32s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Project files and workspace
      3m 39s
  2. 2h 2m
    1. Glows and shadows
      14m 21s
    2. Text that follows the contour of a sphere
      9m 38s
    3. Skewed text on a path
      12m 5s
    4. Text in text
      9m 55s
    5. Fading text
      10m 56s
    6. Brushed text
      11m 47s
    7. Warped comic book text
      8m 43s
    8. Subtracting shapes from text
      6m 6s
    9. Grunge text
      6m 44s
    10. Beveled text
      10m 27s
    11. Reflective type shadow
      8m 37s
    12. Placing a photo inside text
      12m 57s
  3. 1h 31m
    1. Simple realism
      23m 26s
    2. Opacity mask highlights and shadows
      20m 9s
    3. Simple gel buttons
      9m 50s
    4. Interlocking objects
      3m 1s
    5. Polar grid dartboard
      12m 9s
    6. Creating depth with an embossed style
      13m 44s
    7. Drawing flowers
      8m 42s
  4. 2h 9m
    1. Creating a sketch effect
      23m 7s
    2. Creating a watercolor painting effect
      22m 58s
    3. Creating a scratchboard effect
      21m 15s
    4. Symbol Sprayer techniques
      15m 24s
    5. Masking brushwork
      11m 15s
    6. Hand tracing placed images
      16m 5s
    7. Creating vector art using Live Trace and Paint
      19m 51s
  5. 1h 20m
    1. Transparent bubbles
      16m 4s
    2. Bottle illustration
      16m 1s
    3. Water drops
      13m 23s
    4. Glass and chrome reflections
      16m 37s
    5. Smoke
      18m 6s
  6. 57m 24s
    1. Extrusion: From curve to bell
      11m 3s
    2. Spiral type
      12m 26s
    3. Beach ball
      13m 21s
    4. Mocking up a product and label
      20m 34s
  7. 46m 14s
    1. Dynamic bar charts
      11m 59s
    2. Creating a page or cover design template
      15m 47s
    3. Using Illustrator for page or cover design
      13m 44s
    4. Creating your own Layer Comps
      4m 44s
  8. 23s
    1. Goodbye
      23s

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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
Subject:
Design
Software:
Illustrator
Author:
Ted LoCascio

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