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Adobe Illustrator CS5 Tutorial


Adobe Illustrator CS5 is the latest version of the industry standard vector drawing application. Now with new features such as the Perspective Tool, the Bristle Brush, Beautiful Strokes and new drawing modes, there are more tools than ever for the creation of stunning art. Professional illustrator, television animation art director and writer Dwayne Ferguson takes you on an in-depth look at Illustrator CS5, taking you through the tools you'll need to master it quickly. The end of the course includes three fun yet practical hands-on projects. Work Files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Introduction

New in Illustrator CS5
Drawing Tools
Raster vs. Vector

Interface

Document Window
Document Profiles
Artboards Panel
The Tools Panel
Menus & Panels
Navigation
Workspaces
Shortcuts
Save Documents

Select & Measure

Selection Tools
Stacking Order
Group & Ungroup
Rulers & Grids
Crop

Paths & Shapes

Draw Paths
Edit Paths
Draw Modes
Isolation Mode
Pathfinder
Compound Shapes
Shape Builder

Beautiful Strokes

Variable Width
Dashed Lines
Arrowheads
Stretch Control

Color

Swatch Libraries
Create Swatches
Color Panels
Stroke & Fill
Live Paint

Gradients

Gradient Tool pt. 1
Gradient Tool pt. 2

Perspective

Perspective Types
Perspective pt. 1
Perspective pt. 2

Type

Create & Edit
Type on a Path
Glyphs
Outlines
Anti-Aliasing
Pixel Grid Alignment

Layers

Add & Delete
Layer Options
Transparency
Blend Modes
Template Layer

Blends & Meshes

Create a Blend
Gradient Mesh pt. 1
Gradient Mesh pt. 2
Gradient Mesh pt. 3

Masks

Opacity Masks
Clipping Masks
Release Masks

Bristle & Blob Brushes

Bristle Brush pt. 1
Bristle Brush pt. 2
Blob Brush pt. 1
Blob Brush pt. 2

Art Brushes

Scatter Brushes
Pattern Brushes
Calligraphic Brushes

Filters & Effects

Soft Edges
Stylize
Distort
Blurs
Shadows
3D Tools pt. 1
3D Tools pt. 2

Transformation Tools

Transform Tools
Alignment & Distribute
Repeat Transform

Symbols & Graphs

Symbol Library
Edit & Create
Create Graphs

CS5 Application Integration

Work with Flash
Work with Photoshop
Work with InDesign

Appearances

Attributes
Styles
Live Effects

Project: Mech Logo

Project Overview
Mech Logo Sketches
Mech Logo Tracing pt. 1
Mech Logo Tracing pt. 2
Mech Logo Shadow
Mech Logo Gradient
Mech Logo 3D Version
Mech Logo Metal

Project: Diner

Project Overview
Project Research
Walls pt. 1
Walls pt. 2
Shadows & Trees
Entrance pt. 1
Entrance pt. 2
Perspective

Project: Cafe Menu

Project Overview
Cafe Menu Tracing pt. 1
Cafe Menu Tracing pt. 2
Cafe Menu Color
Cafe Menu Placement
Cafe Menu Background
Cafe Menu Text

Wrap Up

Review/Final Thoughts

Credits

About the Author


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