Illustrator CS5: Video QuickStart Guide

Video Description

Learn Illustrator CS5 the quick and easy way with 3 hours of video lessons covering the important new features in Illustrator CS5. Best-selling authors Peter Lourekas and Elaine Weinmann help you explore the powerful new tools and cover the following 15 topics:

Bridge Overview
Illustrator CS5 Interface
Multiple Artboards
Drawing Geometric & Freehand Objects
Fill & Stroke
Select, Move & Copy
Transform
Reshape
Appearances, Effects & Graphic Styles
Blob Brush
Brushes
Create & Style Type
Gradients
Combine Paths
Clipping Masks

After you finish watching the video continue to build your Photoshop skills with the authors’ full-color guide, Illustrator CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Topic 1: Bridge Overview
    1. a. Features of the Bridge window 00:03:45
    2. b. Choosing a workspace for Bridge 00:00:44
    3. c. Previewing images in Bridge 00:00:49
    4. d. Customizing the Bridge window 00:01:25
    5. e. Assigning keywords to files 00:01:35
    6. f. Rating and labeling thumbnails 00:02:08
    7. g. Managing thumbnails and filtering their display 00:02:17
  2. Topic 2: Illustrator CS5 Interface
    1. a. Using the Application frame 00:01:45
    2. b. Using tabbed document windows 00:01:22
    3. c. Arranging documents windows 00:01:33
    4. d. Changing the zoom level 00:01:10
    5. e. Changing the screen mode 00:01:29
    6. f. Configuring the panels and saving workspaces 00:03:26
    7. g. Using the Control panel 00:00:53
  3. Topic 3: Multiple Artboards
    1. a. Anatomy of an Illustrator document 00:02:23
    2. b. Artboard options in the New Document dialog 00:05:10
    3. c. Creating multiple artboards with the Artboard tool 00:02:25
    4. d. Navigating with the Artboards panel 00:01:58
    5. e. Saving and exporting artboards as separate PDF pages 00:03:16
  4. Topic 4: Drawing Geometric & Freehand Objects
    1. a. Creating rectangles and ellipses 00:03:18
    2. b. Creating polygons and stars 00:04:37
    3. c. Creating line segments and spirals 00:02:10
    4. d. Freehand drawing with the Pencil tool 00:01:45
    5. e. Options for the Pencil tool 00:02:47
    6. f. Freehand drawing with the Paintbrush tool 00:01:38
  5. Topic 5: Fill & Stroke
    1. a. Applying fill and stroke using the Control, Appearance, and Color panels 00:03:20
    2. b. Applying color using the Color Guide and Swatches panels 00:03:39
    3. c. Replacing object color using a Global color swatch 00:08:58
    4. d. Applying stroke attributes using the Stroke panel 00:02:00
  6. Topic 6: Select, Move & Copy
    1. a. Select objects using Selection, Direct Selection tools 00:05:29
    2. b. Selecting objects with the Select menu commands 00:07:19
    3. c. Working with groups in Illustrator 00:07:28
    4. d. Selecting objects using the Lasso, Magic Wand tools 00:10:26
    5. e. Copying objects using the Selection tool, Clipboard 00:02:22
    6. f. Aligning objects using the Align panel, Ruler Guides 00:05:11
    7. g. Align objects using Smart Guides 00:02:25
  7. Topic 7: Transform
    1. a. Transforming objects using the Bounding Box or Free Transform tool 00:01:48
    2. b. Transforming objects using the Scale, Rotate, and Reflect tools 00:05:12
    3. c. Using a dialog or an effect to transform multiple objects 00:04:44
    4. d. Repeating a transformation 00:04:06
  8. Topic 8: Reshape
    1. a. Reshaping a path with the Direct Selection and pen tools 00:02:09
    2. b. Drawing curves with the Pen tool 00:03:36
    3. c. Using the Width tool to create non-uniform stroke width 00:03:29
    4. d. Joining endpoints on an object 00:05:03
    5. e. Reshaping object paths using effects 00:03:36
    6. f. Combining techniques to create an object 00:03:47
  9. Topic 9: Appearances, Effects & Graphic Styles
    1. a. Applying basic Appearance panel edits 00:05:03
    2. b. Applying multiple strokes and effects 00:02:45
    3. c. Applying appearances to an editable type object 00:02:45
    4. d. Applying a graphic style to a group 00:05:52
  10. Topic 10: Blob Brush
    1. a. Basics for using the Blob Brush tool 00:04:45
    2. b. Reshaping an object using the Blob Brush tool 00:02:59
    3. c. Creating and refining Blob Brush shapes 00:01:37
  11. Topic 11: Brushes
    1. a. Working with the Brushes panel 00:03:26
    2. b. Editing a brush with the Brushes panel 00:04:45
    3. c. Editing a brush stroke on an object 00:07:21
    4. d. Working with the Paintbrush tool and the Bristle brushes 00:05:11
  12. Topic 12: Create & Style Type
    1. a. Type tools explained 00:04:32
    2. b. Using the Type tool 00:00:56
    3. c. Using the Area Type tool 00:02:15
    4. d. Using the Type on a Path tool 00:04:46
    5. e. Styling type 00:02:58
    6. f. Creating type outlines 00:04:41
    7. g. Special effects with type 00:03:51
  13. Topic 13: Gradients
    1. a. Creating linear gradients 00:05:23
    2. b. Creating radial gradients 00:04:01
    3. c. Saving a gradient as a swatch 00:02:49
    4. d. Applying a gradient to a group 00:02:56
    5. e. Gradients in type 00:01:08
  14. Topic 14: Combine Paths
    1. a. Using the Shape Mode buttons (Pathfinder panel) 00:06:03
    2. b. Options for the new Shape Builder tool 00:05:48
    3. c. Combining objects using the Shape Builder tool 00:05:06
  15. Topic 15. Clipping Masks
    1. a. Creating an object-level clipping set 00:04:25
    2. b. Creating an object-level clipping set using Draw Inside mode 00:04:17
    3. c. Creating a layer-level clipping set 00:03:02

Product Information

  • Title: Illustrator CS5: Video QuickStart Guide
  • Author(s): Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann
  • Release date: November 2010
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 9780132696999