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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.
On a day-to-day basis, we spend a tremendous time inside of Illustrator working with and thinking about color. Be it trying to find inspiration for colors that work in our designs or trying to modify the existing colors to fit within specific workflows, it takes a tremendous amounts of work. Now inside of Illustrator CS3, Adobe completely revamped the color engine inside of Illustrator. It allows us now to do so many more things but there is a caveat; it's not a very easy feature to learn how to use. For example, the Recolor Artwork dialog box has a tremendous amount of buttons and switches inside of it and they all do a lot of stuff, but we have to learn exactly what they do.
Well, in these movies here, we are going to learn exactly how to harness the power of the new color features inside of Illustrator.
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