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Up and Running with Astute Graphics for Illustrator
Illustration by John Hersey

Up and Running with Astute Graphics for Illustrator

with Mike Rankin

Video: Welcome

Hi, I'm Mike Rankin and welcome to
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  1. 7m 10s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      25s
    3. What can you do with the Astute Graphics plugins?
      4m 30s
    4. Installing the Astute Graphics plugins
      1m 22s
  2. 47m 4s
    1. Overview
      2m 28s
    2. Working with dynamic corners
      8m 16s
    3. Working with dynamic shapes
      5m 57s
    4. Editing paths with PathScribe
      8m 28s
    5. Using the Extend Path tool
      8m 30s
    6. Using the Smart Remove Brush tool
      4m 56s
    7. Using the Dynamic Measure tool
      5m 14s
    8. Using the Protractor panel
      3m 15s
  3. 13m 14s
    1. Connecting and straightening objects
      5m 11s
    2. Drawing tangents and perpendiculars
      4m 0s
    3. Drawing circles and arcs
      4m 3s
  4. 8m 24s
    1. Using the Snap to Collisions tool
      3m 56s
    2. Using the Rotate at Collision tool
      2m 14s
    3. Using the collision spacing
      2m 14s
  5. 11m 19s
    1. Mirroring artwork
      4m 40s
    2. Drawing with symmetry
      2m 43s
    3. Mirroring text and images
      3m 56s
  6. 14m 43s
    1. Adjusting colors with filters and effects
      6m 29s
    2. Creating vector halftones
      4m 34s
    3. Applying effects to photos
      3m 40s
  7. 14m 3s
    1. Drawing with InkScribe
      5m 44s
    2. Editing path segments with InkScribe
      4m 37s
    3. Adding, removing, and changing points with InkScribe
      3m 42s
  8. 16m 56s
    1. Drawing and modifying paths
      7m 45s
    2. Using Repeat Sketch
      2m 46s
    3. Using Intelligent Join
      2m 55s
    4. Using Gesture Trim
      3m 30s
  9. 16m 28s
    1. Using the Width Brush tool
      4m 35s
    2. Using the Width Gradient tool
      7m 21s
    3. Using the Width Selector tool
      4m 32s
  10. 27m 44s
    1. Overview
      5m 18s
    2. Working with drop shadows
      4m 38s
    3. Working with feathering
      1m 36s
    4. Working with Inner Glow and Outer Glow
      3m 15s
    5. Working with Transform effects
      5m 26s
    6. Working with Free Distort effects
      2m 4s
    7. Working with Offset Path
      2m 25s
    8. Working with Gaussian Blur
      3m 2s
  11. 1m 10s
    1. Next steps
      1m 10s

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Up and Running with Astute Graphics for Illustrator
2h 58m Appropriate for all Mar 21, 2014 Updated May 23, 2014

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Want to be more precise, more efficient, and more creative with Illustrator? Learn how the Astute Graphics plugins can revolutionize the way you draw and edit artwork in Adobe Illustrator. Mike Rankin covers drawing and editing with VectorScribe and InkScribe, aligning and arranging objects with ColliderScribe, creating beautiful symmetry with MirrorMe, adjusting color with Phantasm, and the tools in DynamicSketch and WidthScribe that make drawing with a tablet even more natural and intuitive.

Topics include:
  • Working with dynamic corners and shapes
  • Editing paths with PathScribe
  • Connecting and straightening objects
  • Drawing circles and arcs
  • Using the Snap to and the Rotate at Collision tools
  • Mirroring text and images
  • Creating vector halftones
  • Editing path segments with InkScribe
  • Using DynamicSketch
  • Working with the WidthScribe brush tools
Subjects:
Design Illustration
Software:
Illustrator
Author:
Mike Rankin

Welcome

Hi, I'm Mike Rankin and welcome to Up and Running with Astute Graphics for Illustrator. In this course we'll see how to use the Astute graphics plugins which add many powerful new features that can change the way you work with Illustrator. We'll see new ways of drawing and editing vector objects with Vectorscribe, Subscribe, and Ink Scribe. We'll look how to quickly and easily create precise arrangements of objects with Colliderscribe. And well see how to use symmetry in drawings and patterns with Mirror Me.

We'll create vector half tones and adjust color with photo shop like tools in Phantasm. And finally we'll see come fantastic tools that make drawing with a graphics tablet even more natural, intuitive and fun using dynamic sketch and with Scribe. Now lets get started with up and running with Astute Graphics for Illustrator.

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Q: This course was updated on 5/23/2014. What changed?
A: The author added a new chapter (Using Stylism) featuring eight new movies, on working with effects like drop shadow, feathering, inner and outer glow, and more.
 
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