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Illustrator CS2 Power Shortcuts

with Brian Wood

Video: Introduction

Learn general program shortcuts and time-saving text editing and image transformation secrets.
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  1. 50s
    1. Introduction
  2. 37m 47s
    1. Resetting Illustrator CS2 preferences on open
      5m 42s
    2. Viewing Illustrator CS2 information and document history
      2m 51s
    3. Creating a custom startup file
      6m 6s
    4. Changing application preferences
      8m 27s
    5. Modifying keyboard shortcuts
      4m 3s
    6. Sharing keyboard shortcuts
      2m 56s
    7. Guide tricks
      4m 1s
    8. Reducing file size
      3m 41s
  3. 16m 28s
    1. Customizing the control palette
      4m 14s
    2. Toggling palettes and toolbars
      2m 47s
    3. Collapsing palette groups
      2m 31s
    4. Toolbox shortcuts
      3m 14s
    5. Viewing file information easily
      3m 42s
  4. 5m 1s
    1. Zooming shortcuts
      2m 40s
    2. Working with multiple document windows
      2m 21s
  5. 28m 48s
    1. Selection modifiers
      5m 31s
    2. Group isolation
      4m 38s
    3. Selecting with the layers palette
      3m 14s
    4. Magic wand selections
      4m 48s
    5. Select same attributes
      3m 43s
    6. Saving selections
      4m 26s
    7. Selecting stray points and clean up
      2m 28s
  6. 18m 34s
    1. Shape drawing shortcuts
      8m 47s
    2. Using the flare tool
      9m 47s
  7. 1h 2m
    1. Point selection shortcuts
      5m 6s
    2. Transform palette shortcuts
      3m 54s
    3. Reflect made easy
      4m 9s
    4. Transforming pattern fills
      4m 24s
    5. Transform each command
      2m 46s
    6. Smart guide snapping
      2m 39s
    7. Selecting objects by characteristics
      3m 48s
    8. Snapping objects
      3m 25s
    9. Scaling objects
      2m 41s
    10. Using defined arrow movements
      2m 40s
    11. Cutting straight lines with the knife tool
      2m 51s
    12. Aligning and distributing
      6m 49s
    13. Converting strokes to shapes
      1m 58s
    14. Adding arrowheads to lines
      3m 28s
    15. Aligning points with Average
      2m 19s
    16. Average and Join together
      1m 46s
    17. Simplifying shapes
      4m 3s
    18. Line segments
      3m 30s
  8. 16m 46s
    1. Swatch shortcuts
      3m 44s
    2. Gradient color swapping and duplicating
      4m 40s
    3. Applying sample color to a gradient stop
      1m 14s
    4. Applying color and swatches
      1m 48s
    5. Applying gradients across multiple objects
      1m 59s
    6. Sharing swatches with other Adobe applications
      3m 21s
  9. 15m 33s
    1. Layer shortcuts
      4m 18s
    2. Layers and outline mode
      1m 50s
    3. Layers and opacity
      2m 25s
    4. Quick find in the layers palette
      1m 22s
    5. Getting the layers palette to run faster
      2m 39s
    6. Layers and appearance
      2m 59s
  10. 16m 46s
    1. Working with multiple strokes and fills on text
      5m 21s
    2. Appearance and graphic styles
      4m 10s
    3. Copy appearances between objects
      3m 20s
    4. Web buttons made easy
      3m 55s
  11. 7m 30s
    1. Moving points as you draw (pen tool)
      2m 4s
    2. Disable auto add/delete
      2m 18s
    3. Close a shape automatically with the pencil or brush
      1m 16s
    4. Combine two open paths with the pencil tool
      1m 52s
  12. 21m 43s
    1. Start a mesh quickly
      8m 18s
    2. Editing a mesh grid
      7m 7s
    3. Changing mesh colors quickly
      3m 1s
    4. Mesh creation tip
      3m 17s
  13. 18m 22s
    1. Creating brush shortcuts
      4m 32s
    2. Symbol sprayer shortcuts
      3m 39s
    3. Nested symbols
      5m 17s
    4. Symbol and brush library persistence
      1m 28s
    5. Brushes and masks
      3m 26s
  14. 5m 16s
    1. Blending tips
      5m 16s
  15. 6m 5s
    1. Converting area to point type
      1m 45s
    2. Type formatting shortcuts
      4m 20s
  16. 29m 21s
    1. Creating graphs
      9m 15s
    2. Formatting graphs
      3m 1s
    3. Adding pictures or symbols to graphs
      9m 52s
    4. Importing graph data
      4m 38s
    5. Combining graph types
      2m 35s
  17. 6m 6s
    1. Converting to other shapes
      3m 40s
    2. Drawing the other half
      2m 26s
  18. 25s
    1. Goodbye

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Illustrator CS2 Power Shortcuts
Video duration: 0s 5h 13m Intermediate


A pro must know an application inside and out, and be able to take advantage of its many features in the most efficient and effective way possible. In Illustrator CS2 Power Shortcuts, artist Brian Wood will help you get there by teaching you Adobe Illustrator's intricacies and shortcuts. You will learn everything from general program shortcuts to time-saving text editing and image transformation secrets. Brian also covers working with graphs, live effects, printing, and even hidden Illustrator Easter Eggs. Exercise files accompany the training, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Topics include:
  • Program and palette shortcuts Navigation shortcuts Selection shortcuts Working with shapes and shape tools Editing and transformation shortcuts Tips for working with gradients and swatches Layer, type, graph, and pattern shortcuts Working with the Appearance palette Rasterizing images in Illustrator Brushes and symbols Illustrator Easter Eggs


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