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Adobe Illustrator CS5 Tutorial

A professionally created, self-study video training course
Includes 10 hours of easy to follow Adobe Illustrator CS5 video tutorials presented by an industry expert.
The training is delivered to your desktop allowing you to learn at a time that suits you and at your own pace.
You can start learning online right away. Sample Adobe Illustrator CS5 tutorial videos by clicking a blue link below:
  • Tutor: Andy Anderson
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Video lessons: 159
  • Product code: 01604
  • In stock: YES
  • Available on: DVD & Download
  • Work files included: YES
  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
  • Later course available: Yes, Illustrator CC Tutorial
Start to use this industry leading vector drawing tool like a true professional with the help of these beginners Illustrator CS5 tutorial videos.

Presented by digital design specialist Andy Anderson, he uses step-by-step video training movies to help demonstrate and explain the complete toolset, some great recommended workflow techniques and the innovative new features for CS5.

This course has over 10 hours of professionally created video training and includes comprehensive tuition on the Illustrator interface, the selection tools, learning how to draw paths and shapes, integration with the Adobe CS5 suite, lessons on the new perspective tool, bristle brush, and the new drawing modes.

The purchased download and DVD course also includes the same Illustrator work files as trainer Andy uses to demonstrate with. This makes it easy for users to keep pace with his on-screen actions and verbal instructions.
There are also practical projects throughout the course that test what you have learnt. This course is also applicable to the Adobe Illustrator CS5.5 realease.

You can view the complete training contents below and start learning right away, click the blue linked lessons to sample the FREE Illustrator CS5 video tutorials...
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"We have purchased 11 of these training CDs to date. Their structure and content have improved our technical skills at our own pace. We've extracted ourselves from many a production problem by referring back to the relevant CD."Ian Walsh, Slide FX Ltd, Ireland
COMPLETE COURSE CONTENTS
We hope you enjoyed the free lessons. To view the complete contents, including all lessons below & above, please purchase the course via DVD or Download.
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Back To The Basics: Generating Geometric Shapes
Introduction
Creating Rectangles
Working With Ellipses And Polygons
Tricks With Stars And Flares
Additional Geometric Shapes
Illustrator's Hidden Math Feature
QuickTip: Tricks With The Tilde Key
QuickTip: Creating Rounded Corners

Generating Fills, Strokes, Patterns, And Gradients
Introduction
Working With The Illustrator Swatches Panel
Adding Solid-Color Fills To An Object
Cool Color With Kuler
Working With Illustrator Patterns
Creating Custom Patterns
Modifying Existing Patterns
Fun With Illustrator Strokes
Tricks With Illustrator Gradients
Adding Custom Colors To The Swatches Panel
Using Global Colors

Transforming An Illustrator Object
Introduction
Transform With Rotate And Scale
Working With The Transform Panel
Understanding The Transform Each Command
Creating A Reflection
Using The Free Transform Tool

Working With The Layers Panel
Introduction
The Illustrator Layers Panel
Organizing A Complex Project
Layer Options
Layer Panel Options
Copying Using The Layers Panel
Opacity And Blending Modes
Merging And Flattening Layers

Working With Adobe Illustrator Text
Introduction
Creating A Type Container
Working With Point Type
Converting Objects To Type Containers
Creating Type On A Path
Utilizing The Character Panel
Formatting Text With The Paragraph Panel
Getting Efficient With With Styles
Working With Threaded Text

More On Text
Introduction
The Magical Eyedropper Tool And Type
Placing Text On A Circle
Working With Tabs And Glyphs
Converting Type To Outlines

Working With Pen And Point
Introduction
Pen Tool Fundamentals
Manipulating Pen Objects
Combining Paths To Create Objects
Creating A Mask

Working With Illustrators Pencil And Brush Tools
Introduction
The Illustrator Pencil Tool
Using A Calligraphic Brush
Creating A Calligraphic Brush
The Amazing Symbol Sprayer Tool
Illustrator's Scatter Brush
Tricks With Illustrator Brushes

Find Your Own Path With Pathfinder
Introduction
Unite And Minus Front
Intersect And Exclude
Divide And Trim
Merge And Crop
Outline And Minus Back

Getting Creative With Masks
Introduction
Basics Of Clipping Masks
Clipping Masks And Text
Clipping Masks And Compound Paths
Opacity Masks And Gradients
More On Opacity Masks
QuickTip: Adjusting An Opacity Mask

Working With Warps, Envelopes, And Meshes
Introduction
Working With The Width And Warp Tools
Twirl Pucker And Bloat Tools
Scallop Crystalize And Wrinkle Tools
The Envelope Distort Features
The Amazing Mesh Tool
Controlling A Mesh With Global Swatches
QuickTip: Fine Tuning The Width Tool

Getting Creative With Illustrator Effects
Introduction
Setting Effects Options
Controlling And Moving Effects
Controlling Effects With The Appearance Panel
Converting Effects To Pixels
Svg Effects, And The Effects Gallery

Working With Graphic Styles
Introduction
Graphic Styles
Applying Graphic Styles
Merging Graphic Styles
Creating Custom Graphic Styles
Saving Graphic Style Libraries

Moving Into The Third Dimension
Introduction
Working With Extrude And Bevel
Generating Chrome Text
Working With Revolve
Creating A Revolve Bottle
Generating A D Ribbon
Using The Rotate Option

Adobe Illustrator And Animation
Introduction
Frame-By-Frame Animation
Animation With The Blend Tool
Animations On A Path
Fading Text Animation
Pulsing Text Animation
Creating An Animated GIF

Working With Templates And Actions
Introduction
Working With Illustrator Templates
Creating An Action
Saving Time With Batch Processing

Heading Out To The World Wide Web
Introduction
Web Format Basics
Modifying Color For The Web
Slicing Images For Efficiency And Beyond
Creating A Navigation Bar
Moving From Illustrator To Flash

From Raster To Vector With The Amazing Live Trace
Introduction
Working With Livetrace
Livetrace Features
Editing Livetrace Objects
Creating Custom Presets
Generating Custom Swatch Libraries
A Peek Into The Future

Live Paint, And The Shape Builder Tool
Introduction
Working Through Live Paint
The Shape Builder Tool
Live Trace And Live Paint
Live Paint And Gap Detection
Working With Kuler Color
Modifying A Color Set Using Live Color

Illustrator Integration And Export Options
Introduction
Saving An Illustrator Document
Converting Illustrator To Photoshop
Working With InDesign And The TIF Format
The Universal Portable Document File
Moving Beyond Illustrator With EPS

Printing, Exporting, And Saving Your Illustrator Artwork
Introduction
Working With Bleeds
Text To Outlines, And Other Print Options
Working With Multiple Art Boards
Transparency Flattener Preset Options
Moving To Powerpoint And The WWW
Using Save And Save As
Goodbye
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The DVD and Download options include the same training contents and both priced as below:
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For both purchase options you receive 159 Adobe Illustrator CS5 training videos (listed left), lasting a total of 10 hours and the working files.

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Need to Train Multiple Users?
This Adobe Illustrator CS5 course is available in multi-user format ideal for corporate users, schools and universities.

The course loads directly onto your server and delivered to multiple users over your network.

An unlimited number of users can access the training with a pre-determined number viewing the tuition at any one time.

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USING THE SAME EXCELLENT CONTENT AS SINGLE USER COURSES
For companies and educational establishments wanting multi user access to training resources, we offer this Adobe Illustrator CS5 course to do just that.
Now you can integrate training or technical support within your own computer network, or allow employees or students to gain access to training and support from home or any other location that they can gain access to your organizations network.

EASILY VIEWED OVER A NETWORK
The courses can be played over a LAN using a standard browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox.
The movies are viewed using Adobe Flash (same method as YouTube) and are slightly compressed in order to not clog the network.
All advanced and the "for dummies" courses are available via this multi user solution and can be copied directly to a hard disk for faster access and the access page may be customized, if needed, using a html editor.

ADDITIONAL USERS AND TITLES CAN BE ADDED
More than one title can exist on your server and the supplied player will automatically show titles that are available.
Simply purchase more user licences (supplied as files) and drop them into the folder. This will automatically increase the number of users allowed onto the system. All purchases are backed up by excellent after-sales support team and easy to follow instruction manual.
You can order multi user online or speak to our knowledgeable sales team.
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(Per 10 user concurrent licence)
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This certifies that you have started from the beginners level, have now viewed all instruction. The certificate advises you now possess essential skills and an in-depth knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS5. Show your boss or potential employer!
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