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Illustrator CC One-on-One: Intermediate

Illustrator CC One-on-One: Intermediate

with Deke McClelland

Video: Welcome to One-on-One

(MUSIC). Hello this is Deke McClelland, welcome to Illustrator one on one intermediate, part two 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'll experience Illustrator by rolling up your sleeves and creating compelling projects for yourself.
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  1. 2m 18s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      2m 18s
  2. 40m 46s
    1. Two containers that give you control
      1m 54s
    2. Creating and moving objects onto layers
      5m 5s
    3. Creating and using sublayers
      5m 48s
    4. Creating 3D type as a group
      3m 4s
    5. Selecting and working inside groups
      6m 45s
    6. Creating clipping groups
      6m 40s
    7. Working in an isolation mode
      5m 29s
    8. Applying effects to groups and layers
      6m 1s
  3. 1h 16m
    1. How swatches and stacking works
      1m 24s
    2. Multiple views and power duplication
      9m 6s
    3. Lifting a color and creating a swatch
      6m 52s
    4. Creating and using global swatches
      5m 2s
    5. Searching swatches by name
      8m 31s
    6. Deleting, adding, and managing swatches
      5m 20s
    7. Assigning and eyedropping colors
      5m 12s
    8. Assigning colors to paths inside groups
      5m 12s
    9. Adjusting the stacking order
      6m 31s
    10. Selecting down a stack of paths
      3m 35s
    11. Pasting in front and in back
      6m 13s
    12. Combining multiple fills
      7m 32s
    13. Trapping your art with rich blacks
      6m 16s
  4. 1h 8m
    1. The rich world of strokes
      52s
    2. Introducing the Stroke panel
      4m 49s
    3. Caps, joins, and miter limits
      5m 36s
    4. Dashes and arrowheads
      4m 12s
    5. Using the Width tool to vary the line weight
      9m 1s
    6. Adjusting the width of closed path outlines
      7m 48s
    7. Making a coupon border with scissors
      4m 38s
    8. Combining dashes with round caps
      7m 50s
    9. Making an official money-like type effect
      7m 59s
    10. Creating a wavy, engraving-line background
      5m 39s
    11. Masking a pattern inside a background
      5m 0s
    12. Creating tapering rules (with inset strokes)
      4m 39s
  5. 1h 4m
    1. How gradients work
      1m 3s
    2. Assigning and modifying a gradient fill
      4m 58s
    3. Using the Gradient tool and annotator
      7m 18s
    4. Editing multiple gradients at a time
      4m 14s
    5. Establishing symmetrical gradients
      5m 48s
    6. Creating a radial gradient
      5m 26s
    7. Adjusting the midpoint skew
      3m 31s
    8. Mixing gradients with blend modes
      4m 34s
    9. Adding transparency to a gradient
      7m 9s
    10. Applying and editing dynamic effects
      5m 45s
    11. Assigning a gradient to editable text
      5m 29s
    12. Editing text that includes dynamic effects
      2m 19s
    13. The three gradient stroke options
      7m 21s
  6. 49m 55s
    1. The reinvention of tile patterns
      51s
    2. Drawing a linear spiral with the Polar Grid tool
      5m 44s
    3. Assembling the raw ingredients for a pattern
      4m 53s
    4. Using the Pattern Generator
      8m 8s
    5. Tile types: Grid, Brick, and Hex
      7m 8s
    6. The Size Tile to Art and Overlap options
      5m 43s
    7. Creating a new pattern based on an existing one
      2m 59s
    8. Applying patterns to strokes and text
      6m 15s
    9. Moving and transforming patterns
      4m 5s
    10. Fixing problem legacy patterns
      4m 9s
  7. 41m 38s
    1. How alignment and distribution works
      1m 3s
    2. Snapping one anchor point to another
      2m 35s
    3. Aligning a group to the artboard
      1m 54s
    4. Distributing objects across the artboard
      2m 49s
    5. Aligning to a fixed "key" object
      4m 0s
    6. Distributing by a specified amount of space
      5m 10s
    7. Using the Align options to move objects
      5m 49s
    8. Adding an extruded edge effect
      5m 45s
    9. Optically aligning objects
      3m 3s
    10. Adding a credible 3D cast shadow
      9m 30s
  8. 1h 12m
    1. Combining simple shapes to make complex ones
      1m 26s
    2. Understanding all ten Pathfinder options
      8m 27s
    3. Unite closed paths, join open ones
      3m 25s
    4. Creating a dynamic compound shape
      4m 40s
    5. Adding to a compound shape
      3m 20s
    6. Variable width, Outline Stroke, and Unite
      5m 18s
    7. Painting rough leaves with the Blob Brush
      4m 56s
    8. Creating credible leaves with dynamic effects
      4m 15s
    9. Contouring with the Blob Brush and Eraser
      9m 14s
    10. Filling in branches with the Blob Brush
      6m 7s
    11. Merging layers and uniting paths
      9m 5s
    12. Using Divide and Minus Back
      4m 28s
    13. Nesting one compound shape inside another
      7m 25s
  9. 1h 18m
    1. Filling and stroking overlapping areas
      1m 3s
    2. Introducing Live Paint
      5m 39s
    3. Stroking with the Live Paint Bucket
      5m 36s
    4. Using the Live Paint Selection tool
      4m 52s
    5. Adding paths to a Live Paint object
      8m 31s
    6. Building a classic, interwoven Celtic knot
      6m 21s
    7. Weaving one path outline into another
      5m 34s
    8. Creating a path that overlaps itself
      7m 6s
    9. Painting a path that overlaps itself
      5m 47s
    10. Combining gradients and depth with Live Paint
      7m 2s
    11. Swapping out Live Paint fills and strokes
      8m 2s
    12. Casting shadows inside a Live Paint object
      12m 29s
  10. 1h 5m
    1. Illustrator and the photographic image
      1m 3s
    2. Placing a photograph into your artwork
      3m 6s
    3. Dragging and dropping photos into Illustrator
      3m 59s
    4. Working with linked images
      8m 58s
    5. Scaling and cropping inside a bounding box
      5m 9s
    6. Cropping an image inside a clipping mask
      5m 53s
    7. Adding a border to an image and colorizing
      5m 12s
    8. Creating a trendy gradient page curl
      5m 43s
    9. Placing a Photoshop image with transparency
      7m 13s
    10. Linking vs. embedding images
      10m 29s
    11. Unembedding an image
      3m 31s
    12. Packaging an Illustrator document
      4m 45s
  11. 1h 25m
    1. Local and commercial printing
      1m 2s
    2. Convert all text to path outlines
      8m 57s
    3. Setting the trim size and bleed
      6m 51s
    4. Creating automatic and custom crop marks
      9m 13s
    5. Introducing and applying Pantone spot colors
      8m 7s
    6. Using the Separations Preview panel
      5m 54s
    7. Troubleshoot, overprint, and trapping
      11m 15s
    8. Printing: The General options
      5m 35s
    9. Placement, scale, and tiling
      5m 59s
    10. Adding trim and printer's marks
      7m 35s
    11. PostScript and color separations
      8m 20s
    12. The esoteric advanced printing options
      7m 7s
  12. 51m 44s
    1. Making art for the Internet
      1m 0s
    2. Aligning your artwork to the pixel grid
      6m 55s
    3. Optimizing editable text for the web
      7m 1s
    4. Increasing the resolution of your web art
      5m 20s
    5. Saving a continuous-tone JPEG image
      7m 16s
    6. Optimizing your art to a specific file size
      5m 19s
    7. Saving high-contrast, low-color art to GIF
      8m 17s
    8. The more flexible PNG format
      5m 6s
    9. Saving PNG-24 for the web or PowerPoint
      5m 30s
  13. 54s
    1. Until next time
      54s

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Illustrator CC One-on-One: Intermediate
11h 38m Intermediate Aug 22, 2013

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Learn how to take advantage of the next level of dynamic features in Adobe Illustrator CC. This installment of industry expert Deke McClelland's Illustrator One-on-One series starts by showing you how to effectively manage layers, clipping groups, and swatches, so that you can easily swap out colors and content. Deke then explains how to create customized strokes and patterns and build complex gradients with transparency and dynamic effects, and then apply these features to paths, groups, and editable text to create professional-quality artwork. He also highlights some of the most popular features in Illustrator: Live Paint and all ten of its Pathfinder operations. The final chapters show how to prepare your projects for print and save them for distribution on the web.

Topics include:
  • Creating layers, sublayers, and groups
  • Lifting a color and creating a swatch
  • Assigning colors to paths inside groups
  • Adjusting the stacking order
  • Using the Width tool to adjust line weight
  • Masking a pattern inside a background
  • Assigning and modifying a gradient fill
  • Creating a radial gradient
  • Drawing a linear spiral with the Polar Grid tool
  • Adding a credible 3D cast shadow
  • Contouring with the Blob Brush and Eraser
  • Creating and painting an overlapping path
  • Placing Photoshop images in Illustrator files
  • Previewing and printing documents
  • Optimizing documents for the web
Subjects:
Design Illustration
Software:
Illustrator
Author:
Deke McClelland

Welcome to One-on-One

(MUSIC). Hello this is Deke McClelland, welcome to Illustrator one on one intermediate, part two 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'll 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 assign strokes to your path outlines complete with dashes, custom arrowheads and variable line widths. We'll explore how to modify gradients directly inside of path outlines, as well as apply gradients to a stroke. You'll see how to create seamlessly repeating tile patterns using the pattern generator, which is a dream to work with.

You'll learn how to combine simple shapes to create more complex ones using pathfinder operations. You'll see how to create interlocking paths using the amazing live paint feature. And I'll show you how to place and modify photographic images. The result is a contextualized learning program. Illustrator's features make sense because you apply them, sometimes independently, other times in concert, 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 item. As you know, Illustrator is now part of the creative cloud, which makes it a fluid application that may update to any extent at any time. And just as Illustrator is fluid, so is this course. Check back every so often, because I'll be updating and adding movies whenever they need attention. In any given movie you may see the occasional command or widget on your screen that doesn't appear on mine, but rest assured.

Everything I'll be showing you works as advertised. Now without further ado, let's get to work.

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