Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS3: Essentials

Video Description

These easy to follow, in-depth lessons show you how to create top quality artwork using Adobe Illustrator CS3. Our lessons focus on best practices for producing better images easier and faster - ensuring the most unique and professional work for print or the web. Get up to speed on the unique capabilities of Adobe Illustrator CS3 today!

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: WELCOME TO ILLUSTRATOR CS3
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:01:17
    2. Vectors vs. Pixels 00:03:37
    3. Understanding Points, Paths, Fills & Strokes 00:03:39
    4. Exploring the New Welcome Screen 00:05:20
    5. Opening an Existing Document 00:01:55
    6. Saving & Closing Documents 00:03:34
  2. CHAPTER 2: THE ILLUSTRATOR INTERFACE
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:22
    2. Using the Menu Bar & Status Bar 00:03:09
    3. Working with the Tool Box 00:04:49
    4. Using the Control Palette 00:03:30
    5. Using the Palette Dock 00:04:00
    6. Saving & Loading Workspaces 00:02:32
    7. Setting Preferences 00:04:13
    8. Zooming & Panning a Document 00:07:27
    9. Working with the Layers Palette 00:07:21
  3. CHAPTER 3: CREATING & COLORING OBJECTS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:25
    2. Working with Rulers, Guides & Grids 00:06:38
    3. Drawing Rectangles & Ovals 00:05:01
    4. Selecting & Deleting Objects 00:04:15
    5. Duplicating Objects 00:05:40
    6. Dividing an Object 00:03:37
    7. Drawing Polygons & Stars 00:02:29
    8. Drawing Lines, Arcs, Spirals & Grids 00:04:21
    9. Changing Fills & Strokes 00:06:32
    10. Changing Opacity & Using the Eyedropper Tool 00:02:05
    11. Using the Color Palette 00:02:59
    12. Understanding Live Color 00:02:53
  4. CHAPTER 4: MANIPULATING OBJECTS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:24
    2. Using Simple Transformations 00:04:45
    3. Rotating Objects 00:02:15
    4. Using the Transform Menu 00:05:23
    5. Shearing & Reflecting Objects 00:04:07
    6. Using the Transform Each Command 00:02:35
    7. Aligning & Distributing Objects 00:03:23
    8. Distorting Objects 00:03:38
  5. CHAPTER 5: DRAWING IN ILLUSTRATOR
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:25
    2. Freeform Drawing with the Pencil Tool 00:06:40
    3. Drawing with Brushes 00:04:25
    4. Tracing a Template 00:03:04
    5. Using Live Trace 00:05:05
  6. CHAPTER 6: USING THE PEN TOOL
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:30
    2. Understanding Anchor Points 00:02:37
    3. Drawing Straight Lines 00:02:45
    4. Drawing Curves 00:03:37
    5. Working with Curved Corner Points 00:04:22
    6. Working with Combination Corner Points 00:02:57
    7. Converting Anchor Points 00:02:00
  7. CHAPTER 7: WORKING WITH POINTS & PATHS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:25
    2. Using the Direct Selection Tool 00:02:22
    3. Transforming Points & Path Segments 00:03:44
    4. Splitting & Joining Paths 00:07:07
    5. Aligning Points 00:03:46
    6. Adding & Removing Points 00:02:45
    7. Using the Pathfinder Palette 00:04:56
    8. Final Comments & Credits 00:01:57
  8. CHAPTER 8: WORKING WITH PIXEL-BASED IMAGES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:45
    2. Placing Images 00:05:59
    3. Replacing & Linking Files 00:02:26
    4. Managing Links 00:02:24
    5. Masking Images 00:04:00
    6. Modifying Images 00:02:33
  9. CHAPTER 9: CREATING TYPE
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:28
    2. Using the Type Tool 00:04:14
    3. Placing Type 00:03:46
    4. Applying Character & Paragraph Formatting 00:06:57
    5. Using Character & Paragraph Styles 00:03:02
    6. Adding Type to a Shape 00:03:52
    7. Creating Type on a Path 00:06:42
    8. Enveloping Type 00:05:17
  10. CHAPTER 10: THE APPEARANCE PALETTE & LIVE EFFECTS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:29
    2. Applying Filters 00:05:50
    3. Applying Graphic Styles 00:04:07
    4. Creating New Graphic Styles 00:02:22
    5. Modifying Existing Graphic Styles 00:03:11
    6. Working with the Appearance Palette 00:06:47
    7. Understanding Effects 00:04:59
    8. Applying Multiple Effects 00:06:13
    9. Applying Photoshop®#174; Effects 00:03:12
    10. Applying 3D Effects 00:05:25
  11. CHAPTER 11: EXPORTING ARTWORK
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:32
    2. Viewing Pixel Preview & Converting the Color Space 00:02:29
    3. Optimizing for the Web 00:04:53
    4. Slicing an Image 00:03:39
    5. Preparing a Document for Rollovers 00:06:17
  12. CHAPTER 12: PRINTING DOCUMENTS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:26
    2. Setting the Crop Area 00:02:48
    3. Preparing for Printing 00:04:44
    4. Printing the Document 00:03:13
  13. CHAPTER 13: TIPS & TRICKS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:26
    2. Saving Views 00:03:33
    3. Creating Patterns 00:04:04
    4. Transforming Patterns 00:05:01
    5. Creating Global Colors 00:04:14
    6. Working with Symbols 00:03:02
    7. Using Actions 00:06:13
    8. Creating Dynamic Text Background 00:04:55
    9. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:03

Product Information

  • Title: Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS3: Essentials
  • Author(s): Steve Samson
  • Release date: April 2007
  • Publisher(s): Total Training
  • ISBN: 0827911263092