By Crystal McCullough | Thursday, October 28, 2010
Phase six: Scaling and editing traced 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 this last episode, Deke uses Illustrator to enlarge, recolor, and edit a group of paths to create a finished piece of art. Look for the full course to be released in its entirety later this year.
• Using the Scale tool to resize a piece of art
• Selecting and recoloring a collection of paths
• Moving a few subpaths to perfect a piece of art
Part one: Sketching
Part two: Editing scanned line art
Part three: Adding contrast and color
Part four: Live trace and resolution
Part five: Expanding and separating artwork
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