Adobe Illustrator CS5: Learn by Video

Overview

This complete training program from Adobe Press and video2brain combines over 17 hours of exceptional video training with a full-color 120-page guide to teach you the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator CS5 as well as the basic principles of vector-based graphics.

Expert authors and trainers Chad Chelius and Russell Viers demystify the interface and show you how to create original artwork. You’ll learn to use essential tools to draw in perspective, set sophisticated type, work ...

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Overview

This complete training program from Adobe Press and video2brain combines over 17 hours of exceptional video training with a full-color 120-page guide to teach you the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator CS5 as well as the basic principles of vector-based graphics.

Expert authors and trainers Chad Chelius and Russell Viers demystify the interface and show you how to create original artwork. You’ll learn to use essential tools to draw in perspective, set sophisticated type, work with multiple artboards, and create resolution-independent raster effects.

Topics include:

• Making complex paths
• Painting watercolor strokes
• Customizing panels and workspaces
• Using Pathfinder effects and the Shapebuilder tool
• Vectorizing line drawings
• Delivering files to print, the web, or virtually any device

and more!

The lessons are wrapped in a feature-rich interface that lets you jump to any topic and bookmark individual sections for later review. Full-Screen mode provides a hi-def, immersive experience, and Watch-and-Work mode shrinks the video into a small window so that you can play the videos alongside Adobe Illustrator CS5.

As with all titles in the Learn by Video series, the project files used in the lessons are included with the course, and interactive review questions help reinforce what you're learned. Selected videos are also provided ready to be downloaded for viewing on your iPhone, iPod, or other compatible mobile device.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321734815
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 10/22/2010
  • Series: Learn by Video Series
  • Edition description: Paperback - Book & DVD
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 1,124,774
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet 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.

Adobe-certified instructors Chad Chelius and Russell Viers present this engaging video training with an easy-to-follow style that makes it fun to learn.

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