Illustrator CS5

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Who it's for:  Designers, potential designers, and people who want to create professional level web site designs, print designs, and illustrations.

What it is:  Illustrator is the go-to drawing/sketch/design software for creating web sites, business cards, flyers, brochures, logos, and other graphic artwork. Illustrator is a "vector" based program which allows you to create smooth and professional graphics that scale smoothly.

What you'll learn:  You’ll learn how to use Adobe Illustrator and all of its best features. Along the way, you’ll also learn some design theory and how to quickly match colors, create professional looking effects, and interfaces.

Illustrator CS5 Beginner

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  • Introduction
  • How Illustrator Works
  • Changing Views
  • Selecting Views
  • Selecting and Resizing
  • New File Set Up
  • Drawing Shapes
  • Practice
  • Fill and Stroke Color
  • Practice
  • Color Picker & Swatches
  • Saving Colors in Swatches
  • Introducing the Color Guide
  • Using the Color Guide
  • Kuler
  • Swatches
  • Grouping
  • Align
  • Introduction
  • Place Photos
  • Masking
  • Direct Selection Tool
  • Pen: Work With Points
  • Pen: Draw Curves
  • Mask with Pen Tool
  • Workspaces
  • Transparency
  • Basic Text
  • Filters and Effects

Illustrator CS5 Intermediate

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  • Introduction
  • Advanced Stroke
  • Using Brushes
  • Creating Brushes
  • Expanding
  • Join and Flip
  • Cutting Vectors
  • Introduction
  • Patterns
  • Layers
  • Advanced Fonts
  • Font Comping
  • Text on a Path
  • Text Wrap
  • Create Outlines
  • Gradient Blend Tool
  • Gradients

Illustrator CS5 Advanced

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  • Introduction
  • Gradient Mesh
  • Advanced Stroke
  • Pathfinder
  • Double Stroke
  • Live Trace
  • Live Fill
  • Symbols
  • Introduction
  • Slices
  • Save for the Web
  • Prep for Print
  • Save for Print

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