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Illustrator CS3 Essential Training

with Mordy Golding

Video: Welcome

All the basics of Illustrator for new and experienced users, including the interface, drawing tools, editing, filters, and Live Effects.
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  1. 1m 11s
    1. Welcome
      1m 11s
  2. 25m 2s
    1. Why use Illustrator?
      4m 43s
    2. What are vector graphics?
      4m 39s
    3. Understanding paths
      4m 4s
    4. Fill and stroke attributes
      6m 46s
    5. Selections and stacking order
      4m 50s
  3. 12m 23s
    1. The Welcome screen
      3m 5s
    2. Important document settings
      9m 18s
  4. 56m 58s
    1. Exploring panels and workspaces
      9m 20s
    2. Using the control panel
      6m 26s
    3. Navigating within a document
      7m 29s
    4. Using guides and grids
      9m 10s
    5. Utilizing the bounding box
      5m 58s
    6. Using smart guides
      5m 54s
    7. Choosing preview options
      12m 41s
  5. 45m 30s
    1. The importance of modifier keys
      3m 41s
    2. Using the basic shapes tools
      16m 35s
    3. Drawing with the Pen tool
      14m 2s
    4. Drawing with the Pencil tool
      6m 47s
    5. Painting with the Paintbrush tool
      4m 25s
  6. 51m 24s
    1. Editing anchor points
      9m 34s
    2. Creating compound shapes
      8m 23s
    3. Utilizing pathfinder functions
      8m 47s
    4. Using the Eraser tool
      7m 5s
    5. Joining and averaging paths
      7m 29s
    6. Outlining strokes
      5m 25s
    7. Simplifying paths
      4m 41s
  7. 41m 3s
    1. Creating point text
      4m 29s
    2. Creating area text
      5m 54s
    3. Applying basic character settings
      5m 26s
    4. Applying basic paragraph settings
      7m 7s
    5. Creating text threads
      5m 4s
    6. Creating text on a path
      9m 14s
    7. Converting text to outlines
      3m 49s
  8. 19m 3s
    1. Using the basic selection tools
      6m 14s
    2. Using the Magic Wand and the Lasso tool
      5m 59s
    3. Selecting objects by attribute
      2m 33s
    4. Saving and reusing selections
      4m 17s
  9. 45m 43s
    1. Using the Appearance panel
      7m 9s
    2. Targeting object attributes
      4m 37s
    3. Adding multiple attributes
      7m 51s
    4. Applying live effects
      7m 18s
    5. Expanding appearances
      2m 56s
    6. Creating graphic styles
      2m 51s
    7. Modifying graphic styles
      5m 28s
    8. Appearance palette settings
      3m 51s
    9. Copying appearance
      3m 42s
  10. 52m 17s
    1. Defining groups
      10m 39s
    2. Editing groups
      7m 52s
    3. Working with layers
      10m 5s
    4. Layers and object hierarchy
      10m 24s
    5. Creating template layers
      3m 30s
    6. Object, group, and layer attributes
      9m 47s
  11. 29m 6s
    1. Creating Live Paint groups
      9m 12s
    2. Detecting gaps in Live Paint groups
      6m 46s
    3. Path editing with Live Paint
      5m 49s
    4. Using Offset Path
      3m 31s
    5. Dividing an object into a grid
      1m 35s
    6. Cleaning up errant paths
      2m 13s
  12. 51m 56s
    1. Defining swatches
      9m 12s
    2. Creating swatch groups and libraries
      5m 6s
    3. Working with gradients
      7m 22s
    4. Working with patterns
      6m 39s
    5. Using the Color Guide
      6m 1s
    6. Experimenting with color
      5m 58s
    7. Finding colors with kuler
      8m 4s
    8. Modifying color in artwork
      3m 34s
  13. 42m 0s
    1. Moving and copying objects
      3m 35s
    2. Rotating and scaling objects
      8m 8s
    3. Reflecting and skewing objects
      4m 11s
    4. Using the Free Transform tool
      2m 42s
    5. Using the Transform panel
      5m 1s
    6. Repeating transformations
      4m 18s
    7. Using the Transform Each function
      4m 15s
    8. Aligning objects
      5m 16s
    9. Distributing objects
      4m 34s
  14. 24m 15s
    1. Creating a calligraphic brush
      7m 22s
    2. Creating a scatter brush
      5m 39s
    3. Creating an art brush
      4m 44s
    4. Creating a pattern brush
      6m 30s
  15. 20m 10s
    1. Understanding clipping masks
      5m 42s
    2. Using layer clipping masks
      7m 18s
    3. Creating opacity masks
      7m 10s
  16. 25m 29s
    1. Defining symbols
      8m 19s
    2. Editing symbols
      3m 34s
    3. Using the Symbolism toolset
      13m 36s
  17. 1h 6m
    1. Minding your resolution settings
      8m 49s
    2. Applying the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect
      9m 53s
    3. Applying the 3D Revolve effects
      9m 36s
    4. Mapping artwork to 3D objects
      10m 59s
    5. Using the Transform effects
      3m 10s
    6. Using the Pathfinder effects
      4m 3s
    7. Using the Stylize effects
      8m 47s
    8. Using the Scribble effect
      8m 31s
    9. Using the Warp effect
      2m 44s
  18. 35m 52s
    1. Creating and using paragraph styles
      8m 5s
    2. Creating and using character styles
      2m 58s
    3. Taking advantage of OpenType fonts
      6m 55s
    4. Using the Glyphs panel
      2m 29s
    5. Wrapping text around objects
      3m 9s
    6. Checking spelling
      1m 59s
    7. Using the Change Case function
      1m 14s
    8. Setting tabs and leaders
      2m 8s
    9. Managing fonts
      3m 11s
    10. Dealing with legacy text
      3m 44s
  19. 26m 23s
    1. Using Pixel Preview
      6m 37s
    2. Specifying web slicing
      6m 55s
    3. Optimizing web graphics
      7m 41s
    4. Creating simple animations
      5m 10s
  20. 13m 59s
    1. Creating a basic blend
      5m 36s
    2. Using a blend to create an airbrush effect
      2m 18s
    3. Using a blend to create an animation
      3m 15s
    4. Using a blend to evenly distribute objects
      2m 50s
  21. 34m 24s
    1. Placing images
      5m 33s
    2. Using the Links panel
      5m 49s
    3. The Edit Original workflow
      2m 42s
    4. Live Trace
      13m 30s
    5. Rasterizing artwork
      2m 41s
    6. Object mosaic
      4m 9s
  22. 31m 43s
    1. Creating graphs
      10m 10s
    2. Creating a lens flare
      4m 56s
    3. Using Gradient Mesh
      6m 3s
    4. Using Envelope Warps
      6m 28s
    5. Using the Liquify Distortion tools
      4m 6s
  23. 31m 42s
    1. Saving your Illustrator document
      9m 20s
    2. Printing your Illustrator document
      6m 35s
    3. Using the Crop Area tool
      5m 31s
    4. Setting up page tiling
      4m 22s
    5. Adding XMP metadata
      5m 54s
  24. 19m 19s
    1. Exporting files for use in QuarkXPress
      2m 36s
    2. Exporting files for use in InDesign
      2m 28s
    3. Exporting files for use in Word/Excel/PowerPoint
      3m 2s
    4. Exporting files for use in Photoshop
      3m 42s
    5. Exporting files for use in Flash
      3m 8s
    6. Exporting files for use in After Effects
      2m 12s
    7. Migrating from FreeHand
      2m 11s
  25. 6m 9s
    1. Finding additional help
      5m 42s
    2. Goodbye

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Illustrator CS3 Essential Training
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In Illustrator CS3 Essential Training, instructor Mordy Golding teaches the basics of this application to new and experienced users alike. He then delves into Illustrator CS3's new features, demonstrating how to use each of the tools to its full potential. From the interface to the intricacies of the drawing tools, from transforming, editing, and positioning objects to applying filters and live effects, Illustrator CS3 Essential Training covers each aspect of this popular vector graphics application. Exercise files accompany the training.



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