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Description: Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS5: Essentials 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.
Highlights • Creating, Using & Updating Graphic Styles • Building Intricate Logos with the new Shape Builder Tool • Making Artwork Pixel-Perfect for Web Export • Insanely Accurate Layout Techniques—no excuses! • Live Trace & Pantone Colors for T-Shirt Design
Chapter 2: DOCUMENT SETUP, TEMPLATES & ARTBOARDS (37 min) • Creating a New Document • Editing Existing Documents • Editing Document Size via Artboards • Setting Up Multiple Artboards • Editing Multiple Artboards • Artboard Ruler Origins • The Artboards Panel • Creating & Saving Templates
Chapter 3: CREATING OBJECTS, GUIDES &LAYERS (35 min) • Rulers, Guides & Grids • Points, Paths, Fills & Strokes • Outline & Preview Modes • Default Fill & Stroke • Creating Shapes of a Specific Size • Creating Circles from the Center Point • Drawing with the Star Tool • Using the Split Into Grid Command • Using the Paste Remembers Layers Command
Chapter 4: OBJECT EDITING ESSENTIALS (26 min) • Utilizing the Selection Tools • Free Transforming • Stroke Scaling • Using the Transform Panel & Nudging • Grouping • Working in Isolation Mode • Changing Object Stacking Order
Chapter 7: DIFFERENT STROKES (18 min) • Adding & Distributing Lines • Adding Strokes • Working with Stroke Alignment & Dashed Lines • Applying Arcs & Arrowheads
Chapter 8: SHAPE BUILDER & PATHFINDER (21 min) • Exploring Drawing Modes • Using Select Same & Pathfinder Options • Combining with the Shape Builder Tool • Trimming with the Shape Builder Tool • Using Transform Each
Chapter 9: CUSTOM SHAPE CREATION & EDITING (16 min) • Cutting & Joining Paths • Applying a Stroke Profile & Merging Swatches • Using Pathfinder to Create a Custom Shape • Utilizing Points & Segments to Create a Custom Shape
Chapter 10: DRAWING & REFINING PATHS (23 min) • Freeform Drawing with the Pencil Tool • Refining a Shape with the Warp Tool & Pathfinder • Drawing Corners & Bezier Curves with the Pen Tool • Constructing More Intricate Shapes • Adding the Finished Shapes to the Main Artwork
Chapter 11: TYPE, STYLES & TYPOGRAPHY (37 min) • Creating Single-Line Type • Kerning & Styling Type • Grouping & Scaling the Logo Type • Working with Area Type • Placing Type • Creating & Applying Paragraph Styles • Flowing Text between Custom Frames • Adding Type around a Circle • Adding Baseline Shift to the Type around a Circle
Chapter 12: WORKING WITH IMAGES & MASKS (29 min) • Placing Images & the Links Panel • Using Edit Original • Creating a Clipping Mask to Mask an Image • Continuing with Clipping Masks to Mask Artwork • Working with Layered Photoshop® Files • Applying Effects & the Appearance Panel
Chapter 13: LIVE TRACE TIPS & TRICKS (14 min) • Live Tracing an Image • Outputting Live Trace Spot Colors to Swatches • Merging Live Swatches with Pantone® Swatches
Chapter 14: THE POWER OF APPEARANCE (27 min) • Using Transparency & Blend Modes • Saving & Using Graphic Styles • Editing & Auto-Updating Graphic Styles • Creating Compound Paths • Applying Strokes with the Appearance Panel • Adding & Editing a Drop Shadow Effect
Chapter 15: ADDING SOME POLISH (15 min) • Designing an HD Interstitial Graphic • Creating a Reflection • Creating a Transparent Gradient
Chapter 16: PRINTING, EXPORTING & PDF FILES (15 min) • Setting the Print Area with the Print Tiling Tool • Adjusting Basic Print Options • Format Options for Exporting • Exporting a PDF for Print
Chapter 17: WEB PREPARATION & EXPORT (16 min) • Using Pixel Preview & Align to Pixel Grid • Adjusting Anti-Aliasing on Type • Creating & Naming Slices • Saving for the Web • Credits