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In Getting Started With Illustrator CC, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you through the fundamentals of Adobe's flagship vector graphics editor. You'll start with the basics: Understanding vector artwork and how it differs from raster images, and how to navigate through and customize Illustrator's interface. Then, it's on to making precise, masterful selections with Illustrator's variety of commands and tools. Next, you'll create and manage your own vector artwork, and learn how to scale, align, and adjust your objects with ease. Typography, including handing text objects and create text along a path comes next, followed by more advanced Illustrator techniques like special effects, Pathfinders, and exporting your work into a variety of file formats. All this and more awaits in Getting Started With Illustrator CC!
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|Section 1: Getting Started|
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Understanding Raster & Vector GraphicsPreview
A Crash Course In Graphic File FormatsPreview
|Section 2: Getting Comfortable in the Illustrator Environment|
Opening, Creating & Working With Multiple DocumentsPreview
A Tour Of The Illustrator InterfacePreview
Customizing The Illustrator EnvironmentPreview
Saving Saving Interface WorkspacesPreview
Zooming and Navigation TechniquesPreview
Using Illustrator's Outline Mode
|Section 3: Working With Selections|
Using the Selection Tool
Using the Direct Selection Tool
Free-Handing Selections With The Lasso Tool
Selecting Objects Based On Colour
Advanced Selection Techniques
Saving & Reloading Selections
|Section 4: Drawing Shapes & Paths|
Drawing Rectangles & Squares
Drawing Ovals & Circles
Drawing Rounded Rectangles, Polygons & Stars
Drawing Lines, Arcs & Grids
Drawing With The Pencil Tool (And Erasing Mistakes)
Understanding Vector Paths
Introducing Illustrator Brushes
Using The Blob Brush
|Section 5: Managing Objects|
Moving And Duplicating Objects
Rotating, Reflecting, And Transforming Shapes
Precisely Transforming And Positioning Objects
Precise Positioning Using The Transform Panel
Automatically Calculating In The Transform Panel
Controlling Stacking Order
Grouping And Ungrouping Objects
Locking And Hiding
Aligning And Spacing Objects Apart
Aligning To A Key Object
|Section 6: Working With Colour|
Methods For Applying Fills And Strokes
Setting Stroke Options
Creating A Dashed Outline Effect
Exploring Illustrator's Swatch Libraries
Mixing And Saving Custom Colours
Creating, Saving, And Using Custom Gradients
Filling Objects With Patterns
Copying Fills And Strokes
|Section 7: Working With Type|
Creating Point And Area Type
Importing Large Amounts Of Text
Area Type Options
Creating Type on a Path
Converting Text To Shapes
|Section 8: Going Further With Illustrator|
Using Illustrator's Pathfinders
Applying Special Effects
Exploring The Appearance Panel
|Section 9: Saving & Exporting Your Work|
Saving Your Work In Different File Formats
Saving Your Work For The Web
|Section 10: Wrapping Up|
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