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You can accomplish a wide variety of design tasks with Adobe Illustrator. This course focuses on core concepts and techniques you can apply to workflows for print, the web, and many other destinations.
First, author Justin Seeley explains the basic elements that make up vector graphics—paths, strokes, and fills—and shows how to use each of the program's powerful drawing tools. Then he shows how to create documents and liven up a project with color, plus build complex shapes from simple paths and trace bitmap images and line art. The course also explores the benefits of using layers and symbols, and shows how to edit text, draw in perspective, and much more. The final chapter explains how to output your work in several formats and use Illustrator files in Photoshop and InDesign.
(music playing) Hello, and welcome to Illustrator CC essential training. My name is Justin Seeley, and I'm a staff author at Lynda.com. In this course, I'm going to start you off slow by going through some of the basics of Illustrator, like creating documents for print and web projects. And we'll also dive into creating shapes, like rectangles and circles. Once we've got those basics taken care of, we'll jump right into the fun stuff like creating complex shapes using Illustrator's Shape Building tool. I'll also be walking you through working with bit map images in Illustrator as well. And I'll go through my personal workflow for tracing both photos and line art using the Image Trace panel.
Finally, we'll go through outputting your artwork for both print and web. And I'll also show you how to use your Illustrator artwork in other Creative Cloud applications like Photoshop and InDesign. In short, this course is a soup to nuts overview of all things Illustrator. And by the end, you should have all the tools and knowledge you need to create rich and engaging artwork using this application. So if you're ready, let's jump right in and get started.
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