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Adobe Illustrator 10 Tutorial


Offering an unparalleled combination of creative freedom and productivity, Adobe Illustrator 10 is preferred by designers, graphic artists, technical illustrators, and business professionals. Andrew Hathaway will guide you through Illustrator 10 in this Virtual Training Company tutorial, beginning with an introduction to the basic menus, windows, and drawing tools. He will teach you about layers, colors and gradients, text, and much more. You will also learn how to use the exciting new features of Illustrator 10, including distort tools, symbols, envelope warp, and object-based slicing. See what you can learn today by simply clicking one of the topics below.

Intro

Intro
Whats New
Vector vs. Raster
Artboard
Menu / Window Basics
Navigating Palettes
Tools Palette

Pen Tool Techniques

Pen Tool / Anchor Points
Creating Basic Shapes
Direction Lines / Handles
Convert Anchor Point Tool
Finishing and Selecting Paths
Direct Selection Tool

Basic Concepts & Techniques

Selecting Objects
Lasso Tool
Assigning Fill and Stroke
Assigning Colors
Preferences
Keyboard Shortcuts
Stacking Order
Group Selection Tool
Magic Wand Tool
Bounding Box

Shape & Line Tools

Shape Tool Basics
Rounded Corner Rectangle
Polygon and Stars
Flare Tool
Line and Arc Tools
Grid Creation Tool
Paintbrush Tool
Pencil & Smoothing Tool

Transform Tools

Rotate Tool
Reflect Tool
Twist Tool
Shear & Scale Tools
Reshape Tool
Liquify Tools
Free Transform Tool

Creative Tools

Symbol Basics
Symbolism Tool Controls
Symbolism Tools
Creating Symbols
Graphs
Mesh Tool
Gradient Tool
Paintbucket & Eyedropper
Blend Tool & Options
Knife & Scissors Tool
Auto Trace Tool
Using the Art Brush
Creating Custom Brushes
The Scatter Brush

Layers & Appearance

Layer Basics
Layer Options
Selecting Objects / Layers
Appearance Basics
Assigning Appearance
Managing Appearances
Styles Palette
Filter Effects

Transparency

Transparency Palette
Isolating Blending Modes
Opacity Masks
Transparency Options
Compound Path

Stroke / Gradient / Color

Stroke Palette
Stroke Options
Gradient Palette
Color Palette Basics
Swatches
Custom Swatch Libraries
Overprint Option
Color Filters

Effects and Filters

Hatch Effects
Photo Cross Hatch
Roughen / Scribble
Transform, Twist, Zigzag
Stylize Options
Warp
Pathfinder
Rasterize
Bitmap Filters

Object Menu

Arrange & Transform
Group/Hide/Expand
Path Options
Envelope Distort

Type and Text

Text Tool
Area Type Tool
Text on a Path
Blocks & Wraps
Manipulating Containers
Rows & Columns
Paragraph Palette
Create Outlines

Productivity

View Menu
Ruler & Guides
Grids
Snap to Point
Links
Actions
Align Palette
Exporting to .psd
Slice Tool

Saving / Printing

Flattening
Separation Setup
Illustrator Format
Saving PDF
EPS and SVG
PSD and SWF


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