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Illustrator CS2 Essential Training

Illustrator CS2 Essential Training

with Jeff Van West
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  1. 22m 35s
    1. Welcome
      2m 7s
    2. What's New in CS2
      6m 20s
    3. Using Help
      2m 9s
    4. Vectors vs. Rasters
      11m 59s
  2. 28m 59s
    1. Creating New Files
      7m 58s
    2. Opening Files
      7m 48s
    3. Working with Palettes
      4m 49s
    4. Workspaces
      2m 55s
    5. Key Preferences
      5m 29s
  3. 54m 8s
    1. Selecting Objects
      10m 45s
    2. Grouping
      9m 3s
    3. The Bounding Box
      7m 55s
    4. Rulers and Guides
      7m 7s
    5. Arranging and Distributing
      9m 55s
    6. Stacking and Arranging
      5m 27s
    7. Outline View
      3m 56s
  4. 1h 21m
    1. Rectangles
      12m 44s
    2. Ellipses and Rounded Rectangles
      11m 37s
    3. Polygons and Stars
      9m 37s
    4. Editing Points
      10m 57s
    5. Editing Direction Handles
      12m 33s
    6. Lines and Arcs
      10m 28s
    7. Spirals
      6m 50s
    8. Grids
      7m 0s
  5. 1h 54m
    1. Adding Color
      16m 58s
    2. Color Picker
      5m 27s
    3. Using Swatches
      7m 2s
    4. Spot Colors
      5m 0s
    5. Strokes
      14m 36s
    6. Patterns
      10m 29s
    7. Linear Gradients
      10m 21s
    8. Radial Gradients
      3m 44s
    9. Transparency
      6m 18s
    10. Blending Modes
      7m 44s
    11. Multiple Strokes and Fills
      8m 17s
    12. Live Paint
      14m 58s
    13. Live Paint Tips
      3m 27s
  6. 48m 39s
    1. Layers and Groups
      7m 23s
    2. Isolating Groups
      2m 23s
    3. Hiding and Locking
      1m 45s
    4. Organizing Layers
      8m 18s
    5. Merging and Flattening
      4m 18s
    6. Pasting between Layers
      4m 57s
    7. Eyedropper and Appearances
      7m 47s
    8. Magic Wand and Appearances
      6m 50s
    9. Template Layers
      4m 58s
  7. 35m 27s
    1. Rotating and Scaling
      9m 35s
    2. Reflection
      4m 14s
    3. Shearing
      2m 39s
    4. Transforming Patterns and Strokes
      8m 59s
    5. Transforming Each
      4m 36s
    6. Free Transform
      5m 24s
  8. 1h 7m
    1. Type Containers
      6m 44s
    2. Point Type
      6m 45s
    3. Path Type
      7m 24s
    4. Area Type and Threading
      7m 18s
    5. Paragraph Control
      6m 55s
    6. Character Control
      18m 28s
    7. Kerning and Tracking
      14m 8s
  9. 46m 29s
    1. Paragraph Styles
      10m 43s
    2. Character Styles
      7m 4s
    3. Open Type and Glyphs
      8m 18s
    4. Missing Fonts
      2m 47s
    5. Legacy Files
      5m 50s
    6. Type and Appearances
      8m 57s
    7. Creating Outlines
      2m 50s
  10. 50m 54s
    1. Drawing with the Pen
      10m 26s
    2. Converting Points
      8m 23s
    3. Tracing with the Pen
      13m 12s
    4. Drawing with the Pencil
      11m 20s
    5. Smoothing and Erasing
      4m 18s
    6. Tracing Trick
      3m 15s
  11. 58m 33s
    1. Calligraphic Brushes
      9m 3s
    2. Art Brushes
      11m 13s
    3. Scatter Brushes
      6m 57s
    4. Pattern Brushes
      5m 44s
    5. Custom Patterns
      15m 40s
    6. Colorization
      9m 56s
  12. 1h 18m
    1. Cutting and Joining Paths
      11m 52s
    2. Compound Paths
      7m 57s
    3. Shape Modes
      11m 35s
    4. Pathfinders
      7m 5s
    5. Comparing Shape Modes and Pathfinders
      8m 15s
    6. Winding Rule
      12m 31s
    7. Live Trace
      9m 36s
    8. Better Tracing
      9m 53s
  13. 23m 18s
    1. Clipping Masks
      7m 48s
    2. Opacity Masks
      6m 32s
    3. Clipping with Type
      6m 37s
    4. Crop Marks
      2m 21s
  14. 44m 1s
    1. Warp Distortion
      7m 18s
    2. Top Object Distortion
      4m 20s
    3. Envelope Trick
      3m 43s
    4. Mesh Distortion
      6m 42s
    5. Gradient Mesh
      12m 24s
    6. Blends
      9m 34s
  15. 34m 3s
    1. Using Symbols
      7m 52s
    2. Creating Symbols
      5m 27s
    3. Symbol Sets
      20m 44s
  16. 56m 26s
    1. Filters vs. Effects
      14m 18s
    2. Illustrator Filters
      3m 35s
    3. Illustrator Effects
      8m 28s
    4. Photoshop Effects
      14m 36s
    5. Transform Effect
      8m 5s
    6. Dynamic Art
      7m 24s
  17. 21m 40s
    1. Graphic Styles
      9m 23s
    2. Creating Graphic Styles
      4m 6s
    3. Merging Graphic Styles
      3m 11s
    4. Editing Graphic Styles
      5m 0s
  18. 51m 55s
    1. Extruding
      13m 56s
    2. Beveling
      7m 39s
    3. Light and Shading
      6m 47s
    4. Rotating
      2m 37s
    5. Revolving
      6m 38s
    6. Partial Revolve
      4m 16s
    7. Mapped Art
      8m 32s
    8. Custom Bevels
      1m 30s
  19. 37m 27s
    1. Using Templates
      4m 7s
    2. Custom Templates
      4m 40s
    3. Dynamic Content
      11m 35s
    4. Dynamic Visibility
      4m 17s
    5. Actions
      7m 32s
    6. Batch Processing
      5m 16s
  20. 27m 50s
    1. Saving for the Web
      4m 52s
    2. Slices
      8m 3s
    3. Image Maps
      4m 33s
    4. SVG
      2m 10s
    5. Flash
      5m 14s
    6. Scale Trick
      2m 58s
  21. 43m 28s
    1. Photoshop CS2
      15m 17s
    2. GoLive CS2
      6m 38s
    3. Acrobat 7.0
      5m 49s
    4. InDesign CS2
      8m 4s
    5. Quark 6.5
      5m 43s
    6. Flash
      1m 57s
  22. 14m 53s
    1. Printing
      4m 51s
    2. Libraries
      6m 40s
    3. Startup
      2m 55s
    4. Goodbye
      27s

Video: Welcome

>>Hi. I'm Jeff Van West, and thanks for your interest in Adobe Illustrator CS2. Illustrator is an amazing application capable of taking images from your mind's eye and bringing them to life on the page or on the screen, but it is also huge. We couldn't cover every single feature in depth, in even a dozen hour's of movies. So instead, what we'll do is we'll look at every major feature, how it operates, and make sure you understand both the how and the why. With that logic in hand, you can then go on to figure out quite a few of the details on your own, or with the help of other Illustrator professionals in the incredible Adobe Illustrator online community- definitely a resource worth checking out.

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Illustrator CS2 Essential Training
17h 23m Beginner Jun 10, 2005

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Illustrator artwork appears everywhere. Magazine ads, cereal boxes, maps, scientific diagrams, children's book illustrations, and even fine art are often created using Illustrator. And yet, for all its power and complexity, anyone can master Illustrator by learning a few key concepts. Illustrator CS2 Essential Training with Jeff Van West shows new and intermediate users how these simple concepts work together and relate to the complete suite of Illustrator tools. Training begins with basic drawing, coloring, and editing, then advances to transparency, type, advanced path tools, special effects, and much more. Tips and specific examples that teach users how to improve workflows and maximize productivity are also included. This training is flexible, so experienced Illustrator artists can go directly to the movies on features new to CS2, while beginning students can watch all of the movies in progression. Exercise files accompany the training, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Subject:
Design
Software:
Illustrator
Author:
Jeff Van West

Welcome

>>Hi. I'm Jeff Van West, and thanks for your interest in Adobe Illustrator CS2. Illustrator is an amazing application capable of taking images from your mind's eye and bringing them to life on the page or on the screen, but it is also huge. We couldn't cover every single feature in depth, in even a dozen hour's of movies. So instead, what we'll do is we'll look at every major feature, how it operates, and make sure you understand both the how and the why. With that logic in hand, you can then go on to figure out quite a few of the details on your own, or with the help of other Illustrator professionals in the incredible Adobe Illustrator online community- definitely a resource worth checking out.

A couple tidbits to help you get the most out of these movies as you're viewing them and working with them- they are individual movies, so you can skip around and go directly to a movie that has the content you're interested in, but be aware, they do build concepts from the beginning of the chapter towards the end. So if there's something that's unclear, go back and see whether it was covered in an earlier movie. If you do choose to work with the exercise files, they are divided into chapters as well, but some of the files are used in subsequent movies.

So you may start a movie and see something on the screen that doesn't match exactly what you have in your exercise file. It might have happened in an earlier movie. To help with the exercise files, there are labels at the beginning of each movie, telling you the directory, the path to where that exercise file is found. It is possible that some of those files won't have exactly the same file name that you see in the movie. If you follow the label, though, you should do just fine, and then finally, remember that they're movies.

So if you want to, you can stop, pause, rewind, and play it again any time something isn't clear right off the bat. Go back, listen to it a second time at your own pace, and it'll probably make sense. All right, that's enough preamble. Let's get going and see what's new in Illustrator CS2.

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Q: While following the exercises in Illustrator CS2 Essential Training, the arrow keys are not functioning as the instructor describes for spirals and grids in Chapter 4, "Basic Shapes." Why is Illustrator CS2 not responding like it should?
A: If the steps are being followed correctly, the arrow keys should respond as shown. Make sure to use the keys exactly as instructed in the video. With the Spiral tool selected, click and hold where you want to place the spiral and press the up arrow to create more curves, down arrow to create less. With the Grid tool selected, click and hold where you want to place the grid and use the left and right arrow keys to create increase or reduce the number of columns and the up and down arrows to change the numbers of rows.
Another possible explanation is a known issue with CS2 and Snow Leopard. Adobe CS2 is not fully functional when used in the Snow Leopard operating system on a Mac.
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