Lynda.com - Adobe Illustrator CS5 Essential Training - Exercise Files Only | 38.63MB
In Illustrator CS5 Essential Training, author Mordy Golding explains the core concepts and techniques that apply to any workflow in Illustrator, whether designing for print, the web, or assets for other applications. This course includes a detailed explanation of the elements that make up vector graphics—paths, strokes, and fills—and shows how to use each of Illustrator's drawing tools. Also demonstrated are techniques for combining and cleaning up paths, organizing paths into groups and layers, text editing, working with color, effects, and much more. Exercise files accompany the course.
Setting up a new document based on the output destination
Using rules, guides, and grids
Making detailed selections
Drawing and editing paths with the Pen and Pencil tools
Creating compound vector shapes
Understanding the difference between point and area text
Applying live effects
Creating color swatches
Transforming artwork with Rotation, Scale, and Transform effects
Working with masks
Printing, saving, and exporting artwork
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