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In Illustrator CS5 Essential Training, author Mordy Golding explains the core concepts and techniques that apply to any workflow in Illustrator, whether designing for print, the web, or assets for other applications. This course includes a detailed explanation of the elements that make up vector graphics—paths, strokes, and fills—and shows how to use each of the Illustrator drawing tools. Also demonstrated are techniques for combining and cleaning up paths, organizing paths into groups and layers, text editing, working with color, effects, and much more. Exercise files accompany the course.
Before we get started, I wanted to take a quick moment to talk about the Exercise Files that I'll be using throughout this training. If you are a premium member of the lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you're watching this tutorial on a disc, you have access to the Exercise Files that I'll be using throughout this title. The Exercise Files are named by chapter as you could see in this folder. If you're a monthly or an annual subscriber to lynda.com, you don't have the Exercise Files, but you can certainly follow along with the lessons. Are you ready? Let's begin!
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