Illustrator CS4: Advanced

Illustrator CS4: Advanced

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Total Run Time: 6 hrs

Learn professional techniques that will help you to design and develop an impressive web site using Dreamweaver CS4. This training walks through advanced concepts in Dreamweaver CS4 including creating pure CSS layouts, working with reusable assets such as Snippets, Library Items and Templates.

Highlights

  1. Learn how to use the Sprayer tool for Symbols.
  2. Find out how Symbols, Gradients, Patterns and Brushes have a dynamic relationship.
  3. Discover how to build a Flash® animation in Illustrator.
  4. Learn how to make a plaid pattern using Transform & Transparency.
  5. See how to make graphs in Illustrator.
  6. Explore new features such as multiple artboards, the blob brush and the new gradient tool.

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Description

In addition, this Illustrator CS4: Advanced series will give you the chance to work with Adobe’s Spry Framework to create AJAX-enabled web pages. This series is just what you need to take your Dreamweaver skills one step further and give your site a professional polish.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: NAVIGATING ILLUSTRATOR (33 min)

  1. Using Adobe Bridge
  2. Exploring Built-in Templates & Libraries
  3. Locating Existing New Document Profiles & Creating Your Own
  4. Advanced Guide Features
  5. Using Artboards
  6. Setting Up Workspaces & Panels
Chapter 2: ADVANCED PATH TECHNIQUES (34 min)

  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 & Clipping Masks
Chapter 3: DRAWING & REDRAWING (27 min)

  1. Using Layers & Guides to Redraw a Logo
  2. Using Outline Mode to Redraw a Hand-Drawn Image
Chapter 4: BLENDS & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & Area Type
  2. Placing Type from Other Documents
  3. Using the Glyphs Panel
  4. Setting Tabs
  5. Creating Paragraph & 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 & Deleting Colors from the Swatches Panel
  3. Making Selections Based on Same Attributes
  4. Creating a Global Color
  5. Making & Saving a Gradient
  6. Creating, Applying & Modifying a Gradient Graphic Style
Chapter 10: USING THE LIQUIFY & ENVELOPE TOOLS (12 min)

  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 & Redefining a Symbol
  2. Using the Symbol Tools
  3. Saving Symbol Sets
Chapter 12: CREATING & USING BRUSHES (28 min)

  1. Defining a Custom Scatter Brush
  2. Defining an Art Brush
  3. Using the Transform Panel & 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 & Editing 3D Type
  3. Mapping a Symbol to a Sphere Using 3D Revolve
  4. Mapping Objects to a Cube Using 3D Extrude & 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 Pathnder
Chapter 16: LIVE EFFECTS & GRAPHIC STYLES (7 min)

  1. Using Transform Eects
  2. Saving & Applying a Graphic Style
Chapter 17: LIVE COLOR (8 min)

  1. Using Adobe Kuler to Colorize an Object
  2. Recoloring Artwork
Chapter 18: CREATING & 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
Chapter 20: EXPLORING EXPORT OPTIONS (26 min)

  1. Exporting to QuarkXPress®
  2. Smart Objects & 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
Chapter 21: CREATING FLASH ANIMATIONS (11 min)

  1. Animating with Layers
  2. Animating with Blends
  3. Credits

Presenter Info

As a member of the AGI Training team, Robert delivered training and consulting services to many newspapers and magazines adopting InDesign. Having served as the production manager overseeing the creation of several weekly newspapers, he is familiar with many aspect of print publishing workflows. He is a contributing author to the Adobe InDesign CS4 Digital Classroom and currently works for a publishing technology consulting firm.