Learn to create elegant, optimized graphics with Adobe Illustrator and industry-pro Deke McClelland's patented One-on-One path to mastery—now updated for Illustrator Creative Cloud. This installment introduces the basic features of Illustrator CC: sizing and arranging artboards; accessing panels, menus, and tools; and creating your first illustrations with line art, shapes, and type. This includes manipulating paths with the Pen tool; painting, grouping, and coloring objects; and placing and adjusting text. Deke shows you how to select fonts, create hanging indents, and tweak the kerning and leading of your text. You'll also learn to trace images you've imported into Illustrator and scale, rotate, and duplicate artwork.
Creating new documents Moving, modifying, and resizing artboards Drawing with the line tools Drawing geometric shapes Auto-tracing an image Rotating and duplicating objects Grouping and stacking Erasing and painting selected paths Using the Shape Builder tool Reflecting across an angled axis Placing and flowing text Previewing and assigning fonts Adjusting type size Creating and applying paragraph styles Using the Glyphs panel Inserting and removing anchor points with the Pen tool
software: Illustrator CC duration: 10h 4m released: Jul 19, 2013