Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 1, 2010
Duration
2h 7m
Description

In this series of lessons, we'll focus on introducing Photoshop users to Adobe Illustrator. We'll begin this course by learning about the differences between vectors and pixels. Then we'll take some time to explore Illustrator's workspace, learning how and why it's different from the Photoshop workspace. Next, we'll learn about basic Illustrator objects and explore some of the tools within Illustrator used to create these objects. From there we'll look at ways to organize and manage objects with groups and layers. We'll also have the opportunity to take a look at some of the more advanced tools in Illustrator, including the pathfinder panel, compound paths, masking, and using Illustrator effects. Finally, we'll learn how Photoshop works hand in hand with Illustrator using smart objects. After completing this training, you should have enough knowledge to begin creating and manipulating your own projects inside Illustrator. Software required: Illustrator CS5.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, and welcome to this series of lessons devoted to introducing Photoshop users to Adobe Illustrator presented by Digital-Tutors, an Adobe-authorized training partner. My name is Eddie, and I'll be guiding you through a few of the key features and workflows in Illustrator that will help you get started using this application. We'll begin by learning the difference between vectors and pixels. Then we'll take some time to explore Illustrator's workspace, learning how and why it's different from Photoshop's. Next, we'll learn about basic Illustrator objects and explore some of the tools within Illustrator used to create these objects. From there, we'll look at ways to organize and manage these objects with groups and layers. We'll also have an opportunity to take a look at some of the more advanced tools in Illustrator, including the Pathfinder panel, compound paths, masking, and using Illustrator effects. Finally, we'll learn how Photoshop works hand in hand with Illustrator using smart objects. After completing this training, you should have enough knowledge to begin creating and manipulating your own projects inside Illustrator. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson.