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Adobe Illustrator CS6 [With Paperback Book] (Learn by Video)

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This innovative product from Adobe Press and video2brain combines exceptional quality interactive video and a full-color printed reference to teach the fundamentals of Illustrator CS6. Experienced instructors present close to 13 hours of high quality HD video, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in Illustrator. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so viewers can practice what they’ve learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge. The DVD-ROM is bundled with a printed book that provides supplemental material to enhance the video training.

 

Synopsis:

This innovative product from Adobe Press and video2brain combines exceptional quality interactive video and a full-color printed reference to teach the fundamentals of InDesign CS6. Experienced instructors present close to 13 hours of high quality HD video, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in Illustrator. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so viewers can practice what they’ve learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge. The DVD-ROM is bundled with a printed book that provides supplemental material to enhance the video training.

About the Author

video2brain, located in Graz, Austria, is a company focused on producing high-quality video training content for software, photography and programming topics. Crucial to the flexible training are optimized teaching methods, practical tips from well-known industry experts, and the focus on learning by doing with project files. Video2Brain is an Adobe Certified Training Provider.

 

Angie Taylor studied Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art and had a 14-year career as a motion graphic artist producing animation, visual effects, and motion graphics. Angie delivers software demonstrations and seminars at international trade shows and conferences like NAB, IBC, and Macworld. She has provided custom training and consulting to companies including the BBC, Channel 4, and MTV and is the author of three books, including Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist.

Chad Chelius is an instructor, speaker, and writer on Illustrator and other Adobe print applications, and he has helped major publishing clients implement Adobe software.

Table of Contents

1    Introducing Illustrator CS6

1.1    What Is Adobe Illustrator?

1.2    About This Course

1.3    What’s New In Adobe Illustrator CS6?

1.3.1  Modernization

1.3.2  PatternEditing

1.3.3  GradientStrokes

1.3.4  Image Trace

1.3.5  GaussianBlur

 

2    illustrator Fundamentals

2.1  Bitmap vs. Vector

2.2  Understanding Paths

3    Exploring the Illustrator Interface

3.1   Illustrator’s Panels T

3.2   The Application Bar and Frame

3.3   Working with Artboards

3.4   Using Workspaces

4    Navigating and Using Views in illustrator

4.1    Navigating Documents

4.2    Viewing Modes

4.3    Screen Modes

4.4    Working with Multiple Views

4.5    Hiding Artwork

5    Working with Documents

5.1    Creating Documents, Templates, and Document Profiles

5.2    Using Template Layers

5.3    Working with Grids and Guides

5.4    Rectangular and Polar Grids

5.5    Saving Illustrator Files

5.6    Using Adobe Bridge

6    Creating and Working with Shapes

6.1    Using the Shape Tools

6.2    Using Line Tools

6.3    Width Tool Basics

6.4    Using the Width Tool on Artwork

6.5    The Pathfinder and Shape Builder Tools

6.6    The Scissors and Knife Tools

6.7    Joining Paths

6.8    Blob Brush Basics

6.9    Blob Brush Sculpture

6.10    Blob Brush with Calligraphic Brushes

6.11    The Eraser Tool

6.12    Converting Text to Outlines

6.13    Reshape Tools

6.14    Creating Compound Paths and Shapes

6.15    Blending Shapes

7 Transformations

7.1    Transformation Tools

7.2    The Transform Panel

7.3    Aligning and Distributing

8  Understanding Objects and Layers

8.1    Using the Selection Tools

8.2    Making and Saving Selections

8.3    Understanding Layers and Stacking Order

8.4    Working with Groups and Collections

8.5    Using Isolation Mode

9 Drawing

9.1     Drawing Paths

9.1.1  Drawing with the Pen Tool

9.1.2  Working with Fill and Stroke Properties

9.1.3  Understanding drawing Modes

9.1.4  Using the Outline Strokes Function

9.1.5  Offsetting Paths

9.2     Drawing with Other Tools

9.2.1  Drawing with the Pencil Tool

9.2.2  Drawing with the Smooth and Path Eraser Tools

9.3     Drawing with the Brush Tools

9.3.1  Applying Brushes

9.3.2  Drawing with the Paintbrush Tool

9.3.3  Creating and Editing Art Brushes

9.3.4  Using the Bristle Brush Tool

9.3.5  Pattern Brushes and Scatter Brushes

9.4     Perspective Drawing

9.4.1  Perspective Overview

9.4.2  Drawing in Perspective

9.4.3  Placing Artwork into Perspective Grid

10 Using Symbols

10.1    Using Symbols

10.2    Creating Custom Symbols

10.3    The Symbol Tools

11 Color

11.1    The Color Panel

11.2    Using Spot and Pantone Colors

11.3    Working with Swatches

11.4    Understanding Gradients

11.5    Live Paint

11.6    Recoloring Artwork

11.7    Using the Color Guide Panel

12 Typography

12.1    Point vs. Area Type

12.2    Threading Text

12.3    Formatting Text

12.4    Using Character and Paragraph Styles

12.5    Putting Type on a Path

12.6    Using Text Wrap

12.7    Warping Text with Envelope Distort

13 Working with Images

13.1    Importing Bitmaps

13.2    Converting Art to Vector with Image Trace

13.3    Rasterizing Objects

13.4    Using Clipping Masks

13.5    Opacity Masks

13.6    Expanding Appearances

14 Working with Effects

14.1    Applying Illustrator Live Effects

14.2    The Appearance Panel

14.3    Saving Graphic Styles

14.4    Warp Effects

14.5    distort and Transform Effects

14.6    3d Effects: Extrude and Bevel

14.7    3D Effects: Revolve

14.8    Expanding Appearances

14.9    Working with Transparency

14.10  Photoshop Effects

15 Graphs

15.1    Creating a New Graph

15.2    Updating and Modifying a Graph

15.3    Adding a Design to a Graph

16 Beyond illustrator

16.1    Saving as PDF

16.2    Saving for the Web

16.3    Outputting Files for Animation

17 Project Explorations

17.1    Creating Skin Tones Using Blends

17.2    Drawing a Superhero

17.3    Filling Text with Graphics

17.4    Making a Photo into Art

18 Closing Thoughts

18.1

Closing Thoughts

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321840684
Author:
Video2brain, .
Publisher:
Adobe Press
Author:
Chelius, Chad
Author:
Video2brain
Author:
Taylor, Angie
Subject:
Computer graphics -- Design.
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Learn by Video
Publication Date:
20120629
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.11 x 7.28 x 1.22 in 333 gr

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This innovative product from Adobe Press and video2brain combines exceptional quality interactive video and a full-color printed reference to teach the fundamentals of InDesign CS6. Experienced instructors present close to 13 hours of high quality HD video, complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes and review materials. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows the viewer to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow the student to work alongside in Illustrator. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so viewers can practice what they’ve learned, and interactive review questions help reinforce freshly gained knowledge. The DVD-ROM is bundled with a printed book that provides supplemental material to enhance the video training.

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