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By Crystal McCullough | Thursday, October 28, 2010

Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced preview—Phase six: Scaling and editing

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.

Topics include: • 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

By Crystal McCullough | Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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

By Crystal McCullough | Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced preview—Phase four: Live trace and resolution

Phase four: Live trace and resolution

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 prepares the base artwork for tracing in Photoshop and auto-traces it in Illustrator. Look for the full course to be released in its entirety later this year. Phase five will be online tomorrow.

Topics include: • Saving a piece of art for placement in Illustrator • Placing pixel-based images in Illustrator • Applying the Live Trace feature

Part one: Sketching Part two: Editing scanned line art Part three: Adding contrast and color

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