This Adobe Illustrator CS5 training video by instructor Andy Anderson teaches you to work confidently with vector graphics no matter what your focus is. You will get a thorough introduction to the individual tools Illustrator offers and also gain a better understanding of how the program can be used as a creative option in practically any workflow.
First, Andy covers the basics of the Illustrator interface, giving you a solid understanding of workspaces, shortcuts, and object alignment before moving into the program's core design tools. Starting with geometric shapes, you'll learn to work with elements that form the basis of almost any drawing project, and then learn how to use fills, strokes and gradients to incorporate more complexity into your projects. The Illustrator lessons show you how to work with text, transform objects, manipulate layers, utilize brush and pen tools, and modify your compositions through warping, meshes, masks and more. Andy covers 3D, animation, file conversion and printing, too.
By the completion of this computer software training course, you will be completely competent in the use of Illustrator, creating your own masterpieces of vector art. This course does include working files that allow you to work along side the author.