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By Crystal McCullough |

Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced preview—Phase five: Expanding and separating artwork

Phase five: Expanding and separating artwork

In this exclusive preview of his upcoming Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced course, lynda.com author Deke McClelland shares six phases in the creation of an authentic five-by-three-foot pirate flag. In today’s episode, Deke uses Illustrator to expand, separate, and prepare a piece of artwork for output to any medium. Look for the full course to be released in its entirety later this year. Phase six will be online tomorrow.

Topics include: • Expanding a Live Trace object into path outlines • Separating commonly colored paths to a layer • Resizing the artboard and creating a full bleed

Part one: Sketching Part two: Editing scanned line art Part three: Adding contrast and color Part four: Live trace and resolution

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