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Illustrator CS4 Advanced Online Training


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Adobe Illustrator CS4 Advanced Training Course Introduction Our Adobe Illustrator CS5: Essentials training course will teach you all you need to know to get up to speed quickly and easily with this powerful vector design tool. Join award-wining designer Steve Holmes as he shows you how to wield the sheer power of this incredible design and artwork program. Learn real-world techniques and solid processes for creating stunning artwork and layouts for print and digital media, utilizing the biggest and best tools Illustrator has to offer.

Course Details
  • Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access
  • Running Time: 6 Hours
  • Platform: Windows and MAC OS
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Project Files: Included

Learn anytime, anywhere, at home or on the go.

Stream your training via the internet, or download to your computer and supported mobile device, including iPad™, iPhone™, iPod™ Touch and most Android devices.

Course Outline Chapter 1: NAVIGATING ILLUSTRATOR (33 min)
  1. Using Adobe Bridge
  2. Exploring Built-in Templates and Libraries
  3. Locating Existing New Document Profiles and Creating Your Own
  4. Advanced Guide Features
  5. Using Artboards
  6. Setting Up Workspaces and Panels
  1. Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool
  2. Using the Refect Tool
  3. Making Joins
  4. Outlining a Stroke
  5. Using the Transform Again Command
  6. Using the Arrange Commands and Clipping Masks
Chapter 3: DRAWING and REDRAWING (27 min)
  1. Using Layers and Guides to Redraw a Logo
  2. Using Outline Mode to Redraw a Hand-Drawn Image
Chapter 4: BLENDS and MESHES (33 min)
  1. Blending Paths with the Specified Steps Option
  2. Blending Paths with the Smooth Color Option
  3. Designing Web Buttons with the Blend Tool and Gradients
  4. Colorizing with Gradients
  5. Working with Gradient Meshes
Chapter 5: TRANSPARENCY (20 min)
  1. Colorize an Image with the Color Blend Mode
  2. Using the Color Guide, Transform and Transparency Panels
  3. Creating an Opacity Mask with a Radial Gradient
  4. Using the Multiply Blend Mode
Chapter 6: CREATING PATTERNS (15 min)
  1. Defining a Pattern
  2. Scaling and Replacing a Pattern
  3. Redefining an Existing Illustrator Pattern
  4. Making a Pattern from an Illustration
Chapter 7: WORKING WITH TYPE (22 min)
  1. Adding Point and Area Type
  2. Placing Type from Other Documents
  3. Using the Glyphs Panel
  4. Setting Tabs
  5. Creating Paragraph and Character Styles
  6. Converting Text to Outlines
  7. Putting an Image inside of Text
Chapter 8: WORKING WITH IMAGES (12 min)
  1. Linking vs. Embedding Images
  2. Using a Clipping Mask to Make a Cutout
  3. Creating a Clipping Mask between Two Layers
  4. Importing an Adobe Photoshop® Path
Chapter 9: COLOR MANAGEMENT (15 min)
  1. The Swatches Panel vs. the Color Panel
  2. Adding and Deleting Colors from the Swatches Panel
  3. Making Selections Based on Same Attributes
  4. Creating a Global Color
  5. Making and Saving a Gradient
  6. Creating, Applying and Modifying a Gradient Graphic Style
  1. Using the Liquify Tools to Distort Vectors
  2. Warping Text Using the Envelope Distort Command
  3. Conforming Text to the Shape of an Object Using Envelope Distort
Chapter 11: CREATING SYMBOLS (11 min)
  1. Defining and Redefining a Symbol
  2. Using the Symbol Tools
  3. Saving Symbol Sets
Chapter 12: CREATING and USING BRUSHES (28 min)
  1. Defining a Custom Scatter Brush
  2. Defining an Art Brush
  3. Using the Transform Panel and Defining a Pattern Brush
  4. Defining a Pattern Brush to Make a Border
  5. Using the Blob Brush Tool
Chapter 13: 3D EFFECTS (23 min)
  1. Using 3D Revolve
  2. Making and Editing 3D Type
  3. Mapping a Symbol to a Sphere Using 3D Revolve
  4. Mapping Objects to a Cube Using 3D Extrude and Bevel
Chapter 14: USING LIVE TRACE (10 min)
  1. Adjusting Tracing Options
  2. Exploring Live Trace Presets
Chapter 15: USING LIVE PAINT (10 min)
  1. Painting a Traced Object
  2. Using Gap Detection
  3. Using Live Paint Instead of Path
Chapter 16: LIVE EFFECTS and GRAPHIC STYLES (7 min)
  1. Using Transform Effects
  2. Saving and Applying a Graphic Style
Chapter 17: LIVE COLOR (8 min)
  1. Using Adobe Kuler to Colorize an Object
  2. Recoloring Artwork
Chapter 18: CREATING and FORMATTING GRAPHS (9 min)
  1. Creating a 3D Pie Chart
  2. Defining a Column Graph
  3. Placing Designs into the Columns
Chapter 19: ILLUSTRATOR ACTIONS (5 min)
  1. Defining a New Illustrator Action
  2. Running an Action Using the Batch Command
  1. Exporting to QuarkXPress®
  2. Smart Objects and Photoshop
  3. Exporting to Adobe InDesign®
  4. Exporting a Layered PDF File
  5. Using the Flattener Preview
  6. Color Blindness Preview Modes
  7. Using Separations Preview
  8. Using the Document Bleed
  1. Animating with Layers
  2. Animating with Blends
  3. Credits
dding Type around a Circle
  1. Adding Baseline Shift to the Type around a Circle
Chapter 12: WORKING WITH IMAGES and MASKS (29 min)
  1. Placing Images and the Links Panel
  2. Using Edit Original
  3. Creating a Clipping Mask to Mask an Image
  4. Continuing with Clipping Masks to Mask Artwork
  5. Working with Layered Photoshop® Files
  6. Applying Effects and the Appearance Panel
Chapter 13: LIVE TRACE TIPS and TRICKS (14 min)
  1. Live Tracing an Image
  2. Outputting Live Trace Spot Colors to Swatches
  3. Merging Live Swatches with Pantone® Swatches
Chapter 14: THE POWER OF APPEARANCE (27 min)
  1. Using Transparency and Blend Modes
  2. Saving and Using Graphic Styles
  3. Editing and Auto-Updating Graphic Styles
  4. Creating Compound Paths
  5. Applying Strokes with the Appearance Panel
  6. Adding and Editing a Drop Shadow Effect
Chapter 15: ADDING SOME POLISH (15 min)
  1. Designing an HD Interstitial Graphic
  2. Creating a Reflection
  3. Creating a Transparent Gradient
Chapter 16: PRINTING, EXPORTING and PDF FILES (15 min)
  1. Setting the Print Area with the Print Tiling Tool
  2. Adjusting Basic Print Options
  3. Format Options for Exporting
  4. Exporting a PDF for Print
Chapter 17: WEB PREPARATION and EXPORT (16 min)
  1. Using Pixel Preview and Align to Pixel Grid
  2. Adjusting Anti-Aliasing on Type
  3. Creating and Naming Slices
  4. Saving for the Web
  5. Credits
  1. Exploring the Tools Panel
  2. Exploring the Properties Panel and Preferences
  3. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
  4. Zooming In and Out
  5. Modifying Canvas Properties
  6. Accessing Fireworks Help and Support
Chapter 2: WORKING WITH BITMAPS (27 min)
  1. Importing and Cropping
  2. Making Selections
  3. Adjusting Color
  4. Using the Rubber Stamp Tool
  5. Using the Blur Tool and History Panel
  6. Transforming and Positioning an Image
Chapter 3: CREATING VECTOR IMAGES (23 min)
  1. Using Rulers, Guides and Grids
  2. Selecting Colors and Swatches
  3. Drawing a Shape and Adding a Gradient
  4. Using the Ellipse Tool
  5. Using the Freeform and Subselection Tools to Distort Shapes
  6. Using the Line Tool and Applying Patterns and Textures
  7. Applying Filters and Working with Styles
Chapter 4: WORKING WITH TEXT (15 min)
  1. Creating and Formatting Text
  2. Using Placeholder Text and Importing Text
  3. Using the Find and Replace and Check Spelling Commands
Chapter 5: WORKING WITH LAYERS (20 min)
  1. Introducing the Layers Panel
  2. Adding and Deleting Layers and Sub Layers
  3. Showing, Hiding and Locking Layers
  4. Renaming, Organizing and Changing Stacking Order
  5. Single Layer Editing and Flattening Layers
Chapter 6: ADVANCED METHODS and FEATURES (18 min)
  1. Combining Paths
  2. Changing Opacity and Blend Modes
  3. Creating and Applying Commands
  4. Attaching Text to a Path
  1. Using Rulers to Determine Button Size
  2. Creating and Aligning a Button
  3. Stylizing a Button
  4. Setting Button States
  5. Creating Multiple Buttons
  6. Naming, Linking and Testing Buttons
Chapter 8: CREATING SLICES and HOTSPOTS (17 min)
  1. Creating a Hotspot
  2. Naming and Linking Hotspots
  3. Inserting Slices Based on Selections
  4. Using the Slice Tools, Testing and Previewing
Chapter 9: OPTIMIZING FOR EXPORT (30 min)
  1. Introducing the Optimize Panel
  2. Choosing a File Format and Settings
  3. Comparing JPEG Optimization Settings
  4. Optimizing a GIF and Saving a Preset
  5. Exporting Your File and Viewing It in Dreamweaver®
Chapter 10: CREATING GIF ANIMATIONS (20 min)
  1. Intro to Animation and the States Panel
  2. Using the Share Layer To States and Animate Selection Commands
  3. Symbols, Adding a Still Text State and Onion Skinning
  4. Frame-by-Frame Animation
  5. Adjusting the Timing, Looping and Exporting
  1. Using Library Items in Dreamweaver
  2. Exporting a SWF and Editing It in Flash®
  3. Editing Layers in Photoshop®
  4. Editing Vector Graphics in Illustrator®
  5. Credits