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Illustrator CS Essential Training

with Jeff Van West

Video: welcome

Covers basic drawing, coloring, editing, transparency, blending, type, and special effects, including 3D.
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  1. 40s
    1. welcome
  2. 10m 38s
    1. vectors
      10m 38s
  3. 23m 28s
    1. new document
      6m 56s
    2. workspace
      6m 58s
    3. preferences
      5m 38s
    4. palettes
      3m 56s
  4. 30m 49s
    1. selecting
      9m 0s
    2. stroke fill
      7m 6s
    3. align
      10m 2s
    4. grouping
      4m 41s
  5. 33m 0s
    1. rectangle
      9m 56s
    2. ellipse
      1m 50s
    3. polygon and star
      6m 9s
    4. editing points
      7m 43s
    5. editing handles
      7m 22s
  6. 1h 9m
    1. adding color
      16m 26s
    2. color picker
      3m 48s
    3. patterns
      7m 34s
    4. strokes
      8m 20s
    5. caps and joins
      4m 49s
    6. linear gradients
      6m 45s
    7. radial gradients
      7m 6s
    8. multiple strokes
      6m 15s
    9. swatch libraries
      8m 10s
  7. 36m 42s
    1. rotate and scale
      8m 25s
    2. reflection
      4m 8s
    3. transform palette
      6m 46s
    4. transform each
      5m 11s
    5. shearing
      3m 49s
    6. free transform
      8m 23s
  8. 48m 13s
    1. layers palette
      7m 43s
    2. organizing layers
      8m 0s
    3. using appearances
      8m 50s
    4. duplicating appearances
      9m 9s
    5. duplicating layers
      3m 25s
    6. two documents
      3m 37s
    7. opacity
      4m 20s
    8. merging and flattening
      3m 9s
  9. 57m 17s
    1. type containers
      5m 56s
    2. point type
      4m 15s
    3. area type
      3m 47s
    4. path type
      4m 43s
    5. placing text
      1m 58s
    6. character palette
      10m 47s
    7. kerning and tracking
      13m 13s
    8. paragraph palette
      7m 32s
    9. text threading
      5m 6s
  10. 45m 44s
    1. eyedropper and type
      7m 7s
    2. type styles
      13m 31s
    3. opentype and glyphs
      13m 38s
    4. type outlines
      4m 5s
    5. legacy text
      7m 23s
  11. 32m 5s
    1. pen
      6m 49s
    2. convert points
      6m 39s
    3. tracing a shape
      11m 4s
    4. joining paths
      7m 33s
  12. 28m 6s
    1. pencil
      9m 43s
    2. smooth erase
      3m 52s
    3. lines and arcs
      6m 15s
    4. spiral
      4m 11s
    5. grid
      4m 5s
  13. 53m 14s
    1. calligraphic brushes
      7m 38s
    2. art brushes
      9m 28s
    3. pattern brushes
      19m 26s
    4. scatter brushes
      8m 16s
    5. colorization
      8m 26s
  14. 28m 15s
    1. compound paths
      4m 31s
    2. shape modes
      4m 36s
    3. pathfinders
      5m 30s
    4. winding rule
      9m 41s
    5. autotrace trick
      3m 57s
  15. 35m 24s
    1. clipping mask
      8m 22s
    2. type mask
      6m 23s
    3. opacity mask
      9m 28s
    4. blending modes
      11m 11s
  16. 40m 9s
    1. warp distortion
      6m 40s
    2. object distortion
      4m 20s
    3. envelope trick
      4m 45s
    4. mesh distortion
      8m 3s
    5. gradient mesh
      10m 44s
    6. blending objects
      5m 37s
  17. 25m 29s
    1. using symbols
      7m 28s
    2. creating symbols
      4m 17s
    3. symbol sets
      13m 44s
  18. 58m 50s
    1. filters and effects
      12m 11s
    2. enhancing objects
      4m 4s
    3. dynamic objects
      5m 3s
    4. raster effects
      8m 42s
    5. outline object
      6m 0s
    6. transform effect
      12m 17s
    7. scribble
      10m 33s
  19. 26m 39s
    1. using graphic styles
      11m 39s
    2. merging styles
      3m 3s
    3. editing styles
      5m 13s
    4. creating styles
      6m 44s
  20. 39m 59s
    1. extrude
      8m 47s
    2. surface shading
      5m 17s
    3. bevels
      4m 30s
    4. rotate
      2m 42s
    5. revolve
      5m 50s
    6. offset
      7m 23s
    7. mapped
      5m 30s
  21. 48m 26s
    1. templates
      13m 45s
    2. data driven
      14m 19s
    3. actions
      12m 3s
    4. batch mode
      8m 19s
  22. 29m 38s
    1. web color
      5m 13s
    2. slices
      9m 10s
    3. changing layout
      4m 16s
    4. image map
      6m 21s
    5. Flash export
      4m 38s
  23. 38m 26s
    1. Photoshop
      10m 13s
    2. GoLive
      8m 46s
    3. Acrobat
      3m 43s
    4. Flash
      2m 41s
    5. InDesign
      7m 31s
    6. QuarkXPress
      2m 56s
    7. scale trick
      2m 36s
  24. 10m 15s
    1. printing
      10m 15s
  25. 10m 41s
    1. trouble
      10m 41s
  26. 7m 4s
    1. startup
      4m 57s
    2. venus
      2m 7s
  27. 15s
    1. goodbye

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Illustrator CS Essential Training
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Illustrator CS Essential Training with Jeff Van West is a movie-based tutorial developed for new Illustrator users, or intermediate users upgrading from previous versions of the software. The training begins by providing a thorough overview of Illustrator CS's primary tools and quickly advances to cover basic drawing, coloring, editing, transparency, blending, type, special effects including 3D and much more. Along the way, you'll learn tips and examples that streamline workflows and maximize productivity. Exercise files accompany the training, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Topics include:
  • Fills, strokes, and color
  • Transformations
  • Layers and appearances
  • Paintbrush tool
  • Adding text
  • Masks and blending modes
  • Envelopes, meshes, and blends
  • Filters and effects
  • 3D
  • Templates and actions
  • Web graphics
  • Integration
  • Printing issues


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