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Introduction to Illustrator CS5

by Eddie Russell

In series of lessons, we will focus on an introduction to Illustrator CS5. Software required: Illustrator CS5.

What you'll learn

In series of lessons, we will focus on an introduction to Illustrator CS5. We'll get started by learning some of the basics, such as creating and opening files, understanding and customizing the interface, and working with tools such as rulers and guides. We'll move on and learn about what Illustrator calls an object, and we'll also learn some tools for creating and modifying these objects. Once we've mastered creating and modifying objects, we'll learn how to manage objects using groups and layers. Next, we'll begin looking at ways to create more advanced objects by building on the knowledge we already have. We'll also learn about how Illustrator handles color and type. Along the way we'll learn about some of the new tools and features included with Illustrator CS5. Finally, we'll wrap things up by learning how to save and export our artwork out of Illustrator. Software required: Illustrator CS5.

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Introduction and Project Overview
Introduction to Illustrator CS5

About the author

Eddie began teaching creative professionals over ten years ago for Digital Tutors. In 2014 Digital Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight and he continued his focus on creating high quality training for artists in both the film and games industries. With a background in graphic design and illustration Eddie has always been focused on visual appeal. This can be seen through his courses in which he shares secrets for achieving production level quality for concept art, illustrations, textures, mater... more

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