Illustrator CS4 for Beginners

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Dave Cross introduces the essential tools and techniques in Illustrator CS4. Rather than attempting to cover every single aspect of Illustrator, this course focuses on the most important skills that a beginner needs to know.

Lesson 1 : Introduction
Lesson 2 : AI vs PS: Similarities and Differences
Lesson 3 : Key Concepts 1: Paths and Shapes
Lesson 4 : Key Concepts 2: Selecting Objects and Paths
Lesson 5 : Key Concepts 3: Fill and Stroke
Lesson 6 : The Illustrator Process
Lesson 7 : Setting Up a Document
Lesson 8 : Creation Tools and Commands 1: Shapes
Lesson 9 : Illustrator Clip Art
Lesson 10 : Creation Tools and Commands 2: the Pen Tool
Lesson 11 : Creation tools and Commands 3: Brushes
Lesson 12 : Pathfinder Commands
Lesson 13 : Working with Type
Lesson 14 : Editing Tools and Commands
Lesson 15 : Manipulating Tools and Commands
Lesson 16 : Coloring Tools and Commands
Lesson 17 : Live Effects
Lesson 18 : Appearance Panel
Lesson 19 : Saving
Lesson 20 : Sample Projects, Part 1
Lesson 21 : Sample Projects, Part 2
Lesson 22 : Conclusion

Dave Cross | Photoshop Hall of Famer & One of the Original "Photoshop Guys"

Dave Cross

For over 25 years Dave Cross has been helping creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor, and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave is known for his engaging style, humor, and ability to make complex topics easy to understand. Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2009.

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