Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 4, 2010
Duration
1h 44m
Description

In this series of lessons, we'll focus on 10 Things Every Designer Should Know About Illustrator. Let's dive right in and get started by revealing the power of Illustrator's Appearance Panel, and then take a look at how Smart Guides can simplify precision placement of our objects. We'll also learn about available brushes in the Brush Panel and look at some techniques for creating stylized flourishes using these brushes. Next, we'll learn how we can work more efficiently by integrating symbols into our workflow. We'll also take a look at some of the powerful new tools in Illustrator CS5 such as the width tool, the shape builder tool and drawing modes. We'll wrap things up by learning about blends and advanced masking using Opacity Masks. After completing this course, you'll be better equipped to tackle virtually any Illustrator project. 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 10 things every designer should now about Illustrator, presented by Digital-Tutors an Adobe authorized training partner. My name is Eddie and I'll be guiding you through some of the tools and techniques that every designer should be familiar with when using Adobe Illustrator. We'll dive in and get started by revealing the power of Illustrator's appearance panel, then take a look at how smart guides can simplify precision placement of our objects. We'll learn about available brushes in the brush panel and look at some techniques for creating stylized flourishes using these brushes, next we'll learn how we can work more efficiently by integrating symbols into our workflow. We'll also take a look at some of the powerful new tools in Illustrator CS5, such as the width tool, the shape builder tool, and drawing modes. We'll wrap things up by learning about blends and advance masking using opacity masks. After completing this course you'll be better equipped to tackle virtually any Illustrator project. So let's go ahead and get started in our next lesson.