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Covering a wide range of topics, from advanced masking to chart creation, Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics reveals a whole new level of power, creativity, and efficiency with Illustrator. Instructor Mordy Golding explores how to work with Live Paint groups, get the most out of the Live Trace feature, and take advantage of Illustrator’s wide range of effects. He also discusses advanced transformation techniques, powerful 3D functionality, and important color concepts. Exercise files accompany the course.
One of the best ways to be efficient inside of Illustrator is to create nondestructive files and by that I mean files that can easily be edited at any time. One of the best ways to create nondestructive files is through the use of masks. Now there are three types of masks inside of Illustrator. There are clipping masks, layer clipping masks, and also an opacity mask, which is almost the same as an alpha channel inside of Photoshop. Incredibly powerful but also very difficult to learn how to use inside of Illustrator. So in these movies, we'll learn about all that power and how to create non-destructive files easily inside of Illustrator.
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