Beginners Adobe Illustrator CS5 Tutorial

Learn Adobe Illustrator CS5 at your own pace. Over 10 hours of tutorial videos from a leading Adobe Expert.
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  • Lectures 160
  • Length 10 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 10/2011 English

Course Description

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Along with Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator is one of the most important graphic design tools in the world, and absolutely the best choice if you want to create vector graphics that can be endlessly resized without degradation. Andy Anderson's Illustrator CS5 for Beginners video course can help you quickly become proficient with Illustrator's cutting edge tools and functionality.  

This Adobe Illustrator video tutorial teaches you to work confidently with vector graphics no matter what your focus. You will get a thorough introduction to the individual tools Illustrator offers and also gain a better understanding of how the program can be used as a go-to choice in virtually any workflow. Andy thoroughly demonstrates vector graphic design techniques that can be used to create logos, business cards and enormous posters, and also covers 3D, animation, file conversion and printing, too. By the completion of this computer software training course, you will be completely competent in the use of Illustrator, creating your own masterpieces of vector art. This course includes working files that allow you to work alongside the author.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • The basics of the Illustrator interface, giving you a solid understanding of workspaces, shortcuts, and object alignment before moving into the program's core design tools.
  • Geometric shapes, fills, strokes and even gradients to incorporate more complexity into your projects.
  • How to work with text, transform objects, manipulate layers, utilize brush and pen tools, and modify your compositions through warping, meshes, masks and more.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone wanting to learn to design with vector graphics, whether for logos, business cards or Flash-style animation.
  • People who are wanting to move from HTML or CSS to full-on programming.
  • Photoshop users wanting to expand their knowledge to another key component of the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Users interested in creating digital art with pen tablet devices.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Living In A Resolution-Independent World
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Introduction
Preview
01:43
Illustrator CS5 Seeing Is Believing
Preview
01:55
The Anatomy Of A Vector Illustration
Preview
03:23
Vector Versus Raster
Preview
01:57
Section 2: Working With Illustrator Workspaces And Preferences
Introduction
Preview
01:59
Creating A New Illustrator Document
Preview
04:35
Setting Up The Illustrator Workspace
Preview
02:41
Creating Custom Workspaces
Preview
02:08
Timesaving Shortcuts
Preview
02:54
Working Smart With Preferences
Preview
03:40
Section 3: How Illustrator Selects And Aligns Objects
Introduction
Preview
01:07
Three Ways To Select - It's Black And White
Preview
09:41
Working With The Wand And Lasso Tools
Preview
03:46
Aligning Manually And With The Align Panel
Preview
06:26
Using Smart Guides
02:54
Section 4: Back To The Basics: Generating Geometric Shapes
Introduction
01:08
Creating Rectangles
07:23
Working With Ellipses And Polygons
04:10
Tricks With Stars And Flares
03:38
Additional Geometric Shapes
08:02
Illustrator's Hidden Math Feature
02:29
QuickTip: Tricks With The Tilde Key
01:04
QuickTip: Creating Rounded Corners
01:00
Section 5: Generating Fills, Strokes, Patterns, And Gradients
Introduction
01:04
Working With The Illustrator Swatches Panel
05:48
Adding Solid-Color Fills To An Object
02:33
Cool Color With Kuler
05:31
Working With Illustrator Patterns
04:25
Creating Custom Patterns
07:23
Modifying Existing Patterns
02:07
Fun With Illustrator Strokes
08:20
Tricks With Illustrator Gradients
05:51
Adding Custom Colors To The Swatches Panel
04:23
Using Global Colors
02:49
Section 6: Transforming An Illustrator Object
Introduction
00:58
Transform With Rotate And Scale
07:49
Working With The Transform Panel
08:34
Understanding The Transform Each Command
04:10
Creating A Reflection
04:45
Using The Free Transform Tool
05:10
Section 7: Working With The Layers Panel
Introduction
01:45
The Illustrator Layers Panel
02:56
Organizing A Complex Project
04:23
Layer Options
02:14
Layer Panel Options
06:31
Copying Using The Layers Panel
02:17
Opacity And Blending Modes
02:05
Merging And Flattening Layers
01:57
Section 8: Working With Adobe Illustrator Text
Introduction
01:30
Creating A Type Container
04:43
Working With Point Type
03:58
Converting Objects To Type Containers
02:57
Creating Type On A Path
04:14
Utilizing The Character Panel
06:47
Formatting Text With The Paragraph Panel
04:24
Getting Efficient With With Styles
05:23
Working With Threaded Text
03:50
Section 9: More On Text
Introduction
01:02
The Magical Eyedropper Tool And Type
05:03
Placing Text On A Circle
07:22
Working With Tabs And Glyphs
04:09
Converting Type To Outlines
04:25
Section 10: Working With Pen And Point
Introduction
01:09
Pen Tool Fundamentals
06:10
Manipulating Pen Objects
08:52
Combining Paths To Create Objects
06:15
Creating A Mask
05:54
Section 11: Working With Illustrators Pencil And Brush Tools
Introduction
00:53
The Illustrator Pencil Tool
05:55
Using A Calligraphic Brush
04:04
Creating A Calligraphic Brush
01:21
The Amazing Symbol Sprayer Tool
06:55
Illustrator's Scatter Brush
02:43
Tricks With Illustrator Brushes
02:11
Section 12: Find Your Own Path With Pathfinder
Introduction
01:00
Unite And Minus Front
06:41
Intersect And Exclude
03:15
Divide And Trim
03:13
Merge And Crop
03:11
Outline And Minus Back
02:33
Section 13: Getting Creative With Masks
Introduction
01:10
Basics Of Clipping Masks
03:03
Clipping Masks And Text
01:55
Clipping Masks And Compound Paths
03:49
Opacity Masks And Gradients
04:18
More On Opacity Masks
02:34

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