Illustrator: 2013 Creative Cloud Updates
Video: WelcomeAn exploration of the improvements to Illustrator CC.
The latest update to Illustrator CC is brimming with new features. Watch as Justin Seeley leads you through an exploration of the new artwork packaging workflow, controls for scaling and formatting text on touch-enabled devices, Brush tool enhancements, SVG and CSS export and extraction, and the other improvements that will impact graphic designers and illustrators the most.
Note: Adobe Creative Cloud is updated on a regular basis. We will add more tutorials as features are added or changed, so check back often.
- Placing multiple files at once
- Unembedding raster graphics
- Searching for fonts and swatches
- Loading images in brushes
- Working with Automated Corner Generation
- Using the updated Free Transform tool
(MUSIC). Hi there, my name is Justin Seeley and I'm a staff author here at lynda.com. I'd like to welcome you to the Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud Updates course. This course is going to be a little different from our normal courses here at lynda.com, because as Adobe continues to add things to Illustrator with its Creative Cloud subsciption service, we're going to continually update this course as well. So far Adobe has added some pretty nice new features to Illustrator via the Creative Cloud, and I'm excited to share some of those with you in this course. I'm going to start off by talking about enhancements to the graphics workflow inside of Illustrator.
This is where you learn how to use things like multiple file place, which enables you to instantly place multiple objects into your Illustrator document. We'll also explore the updated Links Panel to help better manage your linked files and you'll learn how to package your artwork for commercial print as well. Next up, we'll talk about working with text and I'll show you how to use the all new Touch Type Tools which allows users with a touch display to interact with text in a whole new way. You'll also learn some of the new Text Tool enhancements and how to search for fonts in the new Type Panels as well. From there we'll cover several more updates including the new Color Separations Panel, searching for swatches in your libraries, using raster graphics in your Illustrator brushes, working with Enhanced Pattern Brushes, and we'll also explore the new CSS and SVG toolset. Which should be a nice addition to your web design workflow. These are just the highlights really.
We'll cover all of these an more throughout the course. An as I said, if Adobe drops an update down the road, we'll be there to cover that to. It's an exciting time in the world of creative software, an we've got a lot to cover. So if you're ready, let's begin our look at the Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud updates.
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- Q: This course was updated on 01/16/2014. What changed?
- A: When Creative Cloud applications are updated, we refresh our training to make sure it covers the latest features and interface changes from Adobe. This update covers Illustrator's redesigned Pencil tool, reshaping with the Pen tool, and Live Corners.
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