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Illustrator CS3 for the Web
Illustration by Don Barnett

Illustrator CS3 for the Web

with Mordy Golding

Video: Welcome

Hello there. My name is Mordy Golding and welcome to Illustrator CS3 for the Web. In this title we'll focus primarily on creating graphics inside of Adobe Illustrator for use on the web or in reality, any graphic at all that's destined to be displayed on digital screen. So that can include mobile devices or even video for that matter. And we'll cover important concepts such as understanding what web color or slicing optimization mean. We'll take into consideration things like layout and design. Most importantly we'll talk about using Illustrator in combination with other important tools inside of your web design workflow, such as Flash and Dreamweaver, even Photoshop and Acrobat for that matter. So sit back, grab a beverage and let's get right into using Illustrator for creating Web graphics.
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  1. 14m 44s
    1. Welcome
      42s
    2. Illustrator for web design...really?
      11m 4s
    3. What this title covers (and what it doesn’t)
      2m 58s
  2. 26m 27s
    1. Using the Web New Document Profile
      5m 49s
    2. Basic web preferences
      9m 12s
    3. Anti-aliasing and Pixel Preview
      11m 26s
  3. 26m 29s
    1. Color management settings
      8m 45s
    2. Web-safe colors and hexadecimal values
      6m 38s
    3. Pulling colors from kuler
      4m 52s
    4. Using the Color Guide with web-safe colors
      2m 32s
    5. Converting art to web-safe or limited colors
      3m 42s
  4. 33m 20s
    1. Grid is good grid is great
      9m 26s
    2. Working with multiple crop areas
      8m 6s
    3. Making life easier with custom views
      3m 47s
    4. Making text look good on the web
      5m 19s
    5. Adding reflections
      6m 42s
  5. 20m 34s
    1. Understanding web slicing
      2m 42s
    2. Object-based slicing
      4m 44s
    3. Manual slicing
      2m 57s
    4. User slices vs. auto slices
      2m 52s
    5. Applying settings to slices
      5m 20s
    6. Defining an image map
      1m 59s
  6. 34m 31s
    1. Optimizing web graphics
      3m 50s
    2. GIF JPG PNG and WBMP files
      11m 0s
    3. SWF and SVG files
      4m 11s
    4. The Color Table Image Size and Layers options
      6m 0s
    5. Optimizing to a specific file size
      2m 16s
    6. Editing output settings
      4m 51s
    7. Automating export with Actions
      2m 23s
  7. 13m 30s
    1. Creating and editing symbols
      5m 40s
    2. Specifying Flash text
      2m 3s
    3. Creating a simple animation
      2m 26s
    4. Exporting a SWF file
      3m 21s
  8. 14m 52s
    1. Sending layers to Photoshop
      4m 9s
    2. Creating interactive PDF files with Acrobat
      2m 52s
    3. Moving content to Flash CS3
      2m 54s
    4. Moving images and layouts to Dreamweaver
      4m 57s
  9. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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Illustrator CS3 for the Web
3h 4m Intermediate May 06, 2008

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It might seem counterintuitive to consider using Illustrator, the preeminent vector-based print design tool, for creating pixel-based graphics, but that's exactly what Mordy Golding does in Illustrator CS3 for the Web. He focuses on Illustrator's strengths alongside other tools in the web design workflow, exploring unique features such as object-based editing, and the ease of repurposing art for print and Flash use. This course requires familiarity with Illustrator CS3, and while it provides an introduction to Flash integration, the focus is on effectively turning vectors into pixels, whether for the web, mobile devices, or video. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Managing anti-aliasing and color
  • Working with the layout grid, text, and reflections
  • Slicing images and defining image maps
  • Optimizing graphics for the web and devices
  • Creating simple animations and exporting to SWF
  • Moving content to Photoshop, Acrobat, Flash, and Dreamweaver
Subjects:
Web Web Graphics Prototyping Web Design
Software:
Illustrator
Author:
Mordy Golding

Welcome

Hello there. My name is Mordy Golding and welcome to Illustrator CS3 for the Web. In this title we'll focus primarily on creating graphics inside of Adobe Illustrator for use on the web or in reality, any graphic at all that's destined to be displayed on digital screen. So that can include mobile devices or even video for that matter. And we'll cover important concepts such as understanding what web color or slicing optimization mean. We'll take into consideration things like layout and design. Most importantly we'll talk about using Illustrator in combination with other important tools inside of your web design workflow, such as Flash and Dreamweaver, even Photoshop and Acrobat for that matter. So sit back, grab a beverage and let's get right into using Illustrator for creating Web graphics.

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