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Now is the point at which I'm going to begin teaching you how to draw inside Illustrator. We'll start simply and build our way up. But this early in the game some of you may wonder, Hey Deke, aren't you a Photoshop guy? What makes you think you can teach me how to draw inside an illustration program? Okay so now all I'm going to do is toot my own horn. If you want to skip it, skip it. Otherwise, true. These days, most folks know me for Photoshop, but I began life and continue life as a graphic artist. 20 years ago I wrote the second book ever published on Adobe Illustrator. That was the same year I wrote the first book ever published on what was then Aldus FreeHand. Then a year later, I wrote the only book ever published on Illustrator 1 for Windows.
I also wrote the only book Canvas, and the best-selling title on any vector illustration program ever CorelDraw for Dummies, translated into 20 languages. Over the years I've written titles on Illustrators 1, 88, 3, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 as well is hosted in- depth videos on Illustrators 9, 10, CS, and CS2. Yes it's true. I'm actually 73 years old, but this video, the one you're watching now, quite frankly it's a step up. It's the most detailed, the most far-reaching, the most comprehensive training I've created on Adobe Illustrator to date. My point being, I think you're in good hands.
You'll know for yourself when you finish this chapter.
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