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This course is the third in a four-part series devoted to mastering the premiere graphics creation application, Adobe Illustrator. Industry pro Deke McClelland takes a project-based learning approach to the key features in Illustrator CC, including Recolor Artwork, transparency, masks, blend modes, strokes and fills, and dynamic effects. The course also covers techniques for creating custom gradients, designing logos, generating photorealistic neon text, and wrapping type around objects. Plus, Deke shows how to call up the most essential features by organizing your workspace and employing time-saving keyboard shortcuts, how to manage the color settings, and how to adjust a few settings to make the program work even better.
(MUSIC). Hello, this is Deke McLelland. Welcome to Illustrator One on One Advanced, part three in a series of four video courses devoted to your ultimate mastery of the world's most powerful vector based drawing software. One on one is all about project based learning. You experience Illustrator by rolling up your sleeves and creating compelling projects for yourself. That way, you'll be better prepared to create your own projects in the future.
In this course, I'll show you how to create custom gradients and color fountains using blends and masks. You'll see how to create custom logos, wrap type around a circle, and even make photo realistic neon text. I'll show you how to recolor your artwork in a matter of minutes using one of the most powerful features in Illustrator, Recolor Artwork. I'll teach you everything you need to know about transparency and blend modes. You'll find out how to combine multiple fills and strokes to create extraordinary effects in the Appearance panel, and I'll introduce you to the breathtaking world of dynamic effects.
The result is a contextualized learning program. Illustrator's features make sense because you apply them to a clearly defined task. And you leave each chapter with a sense of accomplishment. I really hope there are moments where you feel I rule. I did this, and I can do more. One last time. Illustrator is part of the Creative Cloud which makes it a fluid application that may update to any extent at any time. The same goes for this course. So check back every once in a while, because I'll be updating and adding movies whenever they need attention.
Now let's focus our energies and get to work.
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Q: This course was updated on 09/26/2014. What changed?
A: Deke updated 7 movies to reflect changes in the 2014 version of Illustrator CC. The movies cover Illustrator preferences, updates to blends, and more. Make sure to watch the revised movies (marked "UPDATED") to stay up to date.
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