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Adobe Illustrator has long been the most popular and viable vector-drawing program on the market but, for many, the learning curve is steep. In Illustrator CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials , author and leading industry expert Deke McClelland teaches the key features of Illustrator in a way that anyone can understand. He also goes beyond that, showing users how to get into the Illustrator "mindset" to make mastering Illustrator simple and easy. The training covers how to use the core drawing and shape tools, the transformation and reshaping features, text and gradients, and color management and printing features. Even if learning Illustrator has been a struggle in the past, this time it is going to make sense. Exercise files accompany the training.
Hi, I'm Deke McClelland, best-selling author of books and videos on computer graphics, digital imaging and electronic design. I'd like to welcome you to Illustrator CS3 One-on-One. One in a series of self-paced comprehensive classroom style videos from Lynda.com. Based on the best-selling One-on-One books from Deke Press and O'Reilly media, One-on-One is characterized by in-depth instruction, real- world projects and an informal while at the same time detailed and painstakingly accurate approach.
In other words, while I may keep you entertained it never comes at the expense of learning. As the name One-on-One implies, I walk you through Adobe Illustrator CS3 just as if I were teaching it to you in a classroom or corporate consulting environment, except that instead of getting lost in the crowd of students, you receive my individualized attention. It's just you and me, one-on-one. Illustrator CS3 One-on-One is designed to suit the needs of beginners and intermediate users, but I've seen to it that each chapter contains lots of techniques that even experienced users don't know.
In part one of this series I'll introduce you to the essential topics. The stuff that everyone needs to know in the order you need to know it. Then I'll lead you into the advanced topics. The ones that are most likely to expand your creative range in the shortest amount of time. One-on-One is your chance to go from zero to 60 in a single series. I hope you'll agree. This is one-on-one training at its best. Illustrator is an enormous topic, so let's start things off with a gentle introduction that'll fire your imagination and boost your confidence. You'll gain a little bit of firsthand experience with Illustrator, you'll witness the Adobe Bridge and you'll learn how Illustrator's vector-based shapes differ from Photoshop's pixel-based images.
You'll even learn how to make, save and close documents. It's a little thing I like to call what Illustrator and the Bridge can do.
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