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Illustrator CS4 Advanced Distance Learning Course - Distance

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  • Course description

    Course 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 Art boards
    6. Setting Up Workspaces & Panels




    Course 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




    Course 3:

    DRAWING & REDRAWING (27 min)



    1. Using Layers & Guides to Redraw a Logo
    2. Using Outline Mode to Redraw a Hand-Drawn Image  

    Course 4:

    BLENDS & MESHES (33 min)



    1. Blending Paths with the Specified Steps Option
    2. Blending Paths with the Smooth Colour Option
    3. Designing Web Buttons with the Blend Tool & Gradients
    4. Colorizing with Gradients
    5. Working with Gradient Meshes




    Course 5:

    TRANSPARENCY (20 min)



    1. Colorize an Image with the Colour Blend Mode
    2. Using the Colour Guide, Transform & Transparency Panels
    3. Creating an Opacity Mask with a Radial Gradient
    4. Using the Multiply Blend Mode




    Course 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




    Course 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




    Course 8:

    WORKING WITH IMAGES (12 min)



    1. Linking vs. Embedding Images
    2. Using a Clipping Mask to Make a Cut-out
    3. Creating a Clipping Mask between Two Layers
    4. Importing an Adobe Photoshop? Path


    Course 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

    Course 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




    Course 11 :

    CREATING SYMBOLS (11 min)



    1. Defining & Redefining a Symbol
    2. Using the Symbol Tools
    3. Saving Symbol Sets




    Course 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




    Course 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




    Course 14:

    USING LIVE TRACE (10 min)



    1. Adjusting Tracing Options
    2. Exploring Live Trace Presets




    Course 15:

    USING LIVE PAINT (10 min)



    1. Painting a Traced Object
    2. Using Gap Detection
    3. Using Live Paint Instead of Path­nder




    Course 16:

    LIVE EFFECTS & GRAPHIC STYLES (7 min)


    1. Using Transform Effects
    2. Saving & Applying a Graphic Style


    Course 17:

    LIVE COLOR (8 min)



    1. Using Adobe Kuler to Colorize an Object
    2. Recolouring Artwork


    Course 18:

    CREATING & FORMATTING GRAPHS (9 min)


    1. Creating a 3D Pie Chart
    2. Defining a Column Graph
    3. Placing Designs into the Columns


    Course 19:

    ILLUSTRATOR ACTIONS (5 min)


    1. Defining a New Illustrator Action
    2. Running an Action Using the Batch Command


    Course 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
     

    Course 21:

    CREATING FLASH ANIMATIONS (11 min)

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

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