About This Course
If you’re planning a career as a graphic artist, mastering Adobe Illustrator is a must. In this course, you’ll see how easy it is to create amazing art using this powerful software tool.
Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard for creating vector images—graphics you can resize to fit on anything from a dome to a billboard. And if you think of vector graphics as hard-edged and sharp, think again—because you can now create stunning blends and shading effects.
In addition, Illustrator is the program of choice for drawing logos and designing type effects. It’s also an outstanding companion tool to Adobe Photoshop, and it’s perfect for creating graphics for Flash sites.
In this course, you’ll learn how to use a wide range of tools in Adobe Illustrator CS4. For instance, you’ll explore the enhanced Recolor Artwork feature, which helps you choose a harmonious color scheme for your image and completely alter the color palette of any image without individually selecting each object. You’ll also see how the redesigned Gradient tool makes it easier to adjust colors directly on an image.
In addition, you’ll learn how to draw and trace with the Pen tool and how to fine-tune the contours of any line. You'll also discover how to work with color, use shortcuts for applying color to images, and add special effects such as 3D to your drawings.
This course is designed to let you work at your own level, whether you're just starting out or looking to refresh your Illustrator skills. By the end of these lessons, you’ll be a master at using this elegant tool to further your career and express your own creativity.