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10 Things Every Designer Should Know About Illustrator
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Released Aug 4, 2010
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
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.
Introduction and Project Overview
1

Introduction and Project Overview

 
01:04
Control Appearance Attributes with the Appearance Panel
2

Control Appearance Attributes with the Appearance Panel

 
10:55
Precision Object Placement with Smart Guides
3

Precision Object Placement with Smart Guides

 
10:13
Available Brush Types in the Brush Panel
4

Available Brush Types in the Brush Panel

 
11:19
Creating Stylized Flourishes
5

Creating Stylized Flourishes

 
11:06
Improve Efficiency with Symbols
6

Improve Efficiency with Symbols

 
10:33
Creating Custom Strokes with the Width Tool
7

Creating Custom Strokes with the Width Tool

 
09:56
Building Advanced Shapes with the Shape Builder Tool
8

Building Advanced Shapes with the Shape Builder Tool

 
08:46
Draw Anywhere Using Draw Modes
9

Draw Anywhere Using Draw Modes

 
10:05
Creating Visual Appeal Using Blends
10

Creating Visual Appeal Using Blends

 
09:40
Advanced Masking Using Opacity Masks
11

Advanced Masking Using Opacity Masks

 
10:31