Illustrator CS6: Advanced

Illustrator CS6: Advanced

$49.99

Total Run Time: 8.5 hrs

Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS6: Advanced shows you how to create professional graphics and effects by controlling some of the intricate, little-known and hidden features of the software.

Presenter Bob Flisser takes you beyond creating simple shapes and into masking, tracing, 3D art and seamless patterns, as well as, managing color and using Illustrator with Photoshop. Illustrator has a lot of powerful features, and we explain them to you in plain English.

Highlights

  • How to create masks and apply effects to them
  • How to paint with vector tools as though they are natural media
  • How to composite drawings using transparency and layer modes
  • How to turn a full-color photo into a scalable drawing
  • How to draw 3D objects

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Description

Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS6: Advanced covers the different types of masks, the new Image Trace feature, the new pattern creation panel, how to draw in perspective using the Perspective Grid, selecting color with the Color Guide panel, creating bristle brushes and calligraphic brushes, multiple methods of using Illustrator with Photoshop, synchronizing color management with other Creative Suite applications, and proofing and pre-press functions for color separations.

After completing this course, you will know how to create artwork in perspective and 3D, as well as masking, recoloring, layer blending, creating pictographs and more. In addition, you will learn professional techniques, workflow, color management and time-saving shortcuts.

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Course Outline

CLIPPING & OPACITY MASKS (49 min)

  1. Quick Image Cropping
  2. More Complex Clipping Path
  3. Clipping an Image to Text
  4. Creating an Opacity Mask
  5. Editing an Opacity Mask
  6. Creating Opacity Masks from Text
ADVANCED DRAWING TOOLS (41 min)

  1. Drawing with the Blob Brush Tool
  2. Using the Variable Width Tool
  3. Using Built-in Stroke Profiles & Creating Your Own
  4. Drawing & Pasting Inside
CONTROLLING TRANSPARENCY & LAYER MODES (29 min)

  1. Using a Gradient to Control Opacity
  2. Using a Gradient inside the Transparency Panel
  3. Using Blend Modes to Create Transparency & Darker Colors
  4. Using Blend Modes to Create Lighter Colors
USING THE MESH TOOL (17 min)

  1. Creating Real-World Shading Effects
  2. Gradient Mesh Editing Techniques
  3. Applying a Gradient Mesh to Existing Artwork
USING IMAGE TRACE (27 min)

  1. Tracing a Drawing Automatically
  2. Tracing Photos Automatically
  3. Tracing a Drawing Manually
PAINTING & RECOLORING (63 min)

  1. Using Live Paint to Color a Drawing
  2. Working in the Recolor Artwork Dialog Box
  3. Recoloring a Traced Image
  4. Recoloring Using Global Colors
  5. Using the Color Guide Panel
  6. Choosing Colors with Kuler
DRAWING WITH PERSPECTIVE (20 min)

  1. Understanding the Perspective Grid
  2. Adjusting the Perspective Grid
  3. Using the Perspective Selection Tool
ADVANCED TYPE EFFECTS (24 min)

  1. Glyphs, Fractions & Ligatures
  2. Applying Styles to Text
  3. Warping Text Using Envelopes
PRESENTING DATA WITH THE GRAPH TOOL (47 min)

  1. Inserting a Graph & Displaying Data
  2. Modifying a Graph
  3. Creating a Pictograph
  4. Creating a Pictograph as a Bar Graph
DRAWING IN 3D (25 min)

  1. Extruding a Stick Figure into a 3D Object
  2. Mapping a Pattern onto a 3D Object
  3. Revolving Objects in 3D
  4. Rotating Objects in 3D
CREATING PATTERNS (38 min)

  1. Creating Square Patterns with the Pattern Editor
  2. Creating Non-Square Patterns with the Pattern Editor
  3. Creating Patterns Manually
  4. Using Your Patterns in Other Documents
  5. Deconstructing a Shape that has a Pattern
CREATING A PATTERN BRUSH (33 min)

  1. Creating a Brush Pattern
  2. Colorizing Strokes of the Pattern Brush
  3. Creating a Bristle Brush
  4. Creating an Art Brush
  5. Creating a Scatter Brush
  6. Using a Calligraphic Brush
DISTORTING YOUR ILLUSTRATIONS (15 min)

  1. Distorting with the Warp & Twirl Tools
  2. Distorting with Pucker, Bloat & Scallop
  3. Distorting with Crystallize & Wrinkle
CREATING, USING & EDITING SYMBOLS (27 min)

  1. Creating Your Own Symbols
  2. Using the Symbol Sprayer Tool
  3. Editing Symbols
  4. Applying 9-Slice Scaling to Symbols
UNDERSTANDING COLOR MANAGEMENT (26 min)

  1. Color Models & Color Settings Profiles
  2. Black Isn’t Always Black
  3. Assigning a Color Profile to a Document
USING ILLUSTRATOR WITH PHOTOSHOP® (40min)

  1. Synchronizing Settings
  2. Bringing Images in from Photoshop
  3. Re-Linking a Missing File
  4. Embedding a PSD in Illustrator
  5. Sending Illustrator Artwork out to Photoshop
EXPORTING, PROOFING & PRE-PRESS (48 min)

  1. Creating a Composite Proof
  2. Using the Flattener Preview
  3. Using the Separations Preview & Overprint Fill
  4. Trapping Colors
  5. Creating a Proof within Illustrator
  6. Printing Color Separations
  7. Credits

Presenter Info

Bob FlisserBob Flisser has been providing computer training since the early 1980s. Since 1990, he has been engaged in consulting, technical writing, and creating multimedia presentations and print material. In 1995, when the web was new, Bob added web development to his skills. He has had several video courses published, and is the co-author of a dozen books of computer tips and shortcuts. Bob also has written courseware and magazine articles and has created and run training centers for several companies.