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Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2019 release) choose Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release) from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show users the key techniques for realizing your creative potential with Adobe Illustrator CC. Following hands-on step-by-step projects, users create logos, illustrations, posters, and more. Explore the new streamlined Tools panel and all of the features essential for being creative in Illustrator, including working with the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to free-form painting, you'll build a strong foundation in Illustrator as you progress through the lessons.

Illustrator CC Essentials

Master Illustrator CC on your terms with this one-of-a-kind video training course Adobe Illustrator is the leading drawing and illustration software used to create artwork for a variety of media, and Illustrator CC is packed with the tools you need to create stunning images and fun artwork for print and online projects. Now, you can learn the ins and outs of maximizing Illustrator CC - from using basic drawing tools to adding special effects and beyond - with Illustrator CC Essentials.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Do you want to learn the best tool for design, digital illustration and prototyping? Perhaps you are a designer moving towards a digital practice? Maybe you are someone who wants to create beautiful artwork? Do you want to be able to create everything from logos, to realistic illustrations, to digital paintings? If so, then Introduction to Adobe Illustration is for you. Anne will take you through all of the important tools and features so that you are ready to use Adobe Illustrator for professional level work as soon as you complete this course.

Learn Adobe Illustrator CC for Graphic Design and Illustration

Adobe Illustrator CC is the most popular vector illustration application available. Print and screen designers use it to create powerful artwork composed of shapes, color, and highly styled text. Illustrator is a necessary tool for anyone considering a career in the visual design or illustration field. This study guide uses video integrated with text to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career in graphic design using Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 and lays the foundation for taking the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam in that field. A mix of 6 project-based lessons, 8 hours of practical videos, and interactive quizzes prepares you.

Adobe Illustrator CC In-Depth

Master Illustrator CC on your terms with this one-of-a-kind video training course. Adobe Illustrator CC is the leading drawing and illustration software that allows designers to create stunning images and artwork for print and online projects. With this video course you will go beyond the basics to maximize Illustrator CC and start taking advantage of all the features that Illustrator CC offers. Our instructors provide expert, straight-forward, user-friendly training to help you tackle Illustrator CC the way you want to learn. Get familiar with the newest features of Illustrator CC and dive right into Illustrator's drawing and painting tools. Create graphs and infographics, work with 3D and other special effects. Discover top Illustrator plug-ins and benefit from expertly curated tips.

Adobe Illustrator CC Introduction

Adobe Illustrator is the premier drawing program used by artists and graphic designers to create vector images. In this introductory course, students will learn what Illustrator is about and when to use Illustrator. Students will learn how to use selection tools, create and save new documents, how to navigate, and how to use Adobe Bridge. In addition, students will learn how to create basic shapes, use drawing tools, master the pen tool, editing shapes, and using layers. Students will learn how to measure and transform objects, apply fills, strokes, and gradients, work with the CC libraries, and set type. Students will also learn to paint with brushes, apply special effects, and export to other file formats.

Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2018 release) choose Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show users the key techniques for realizing your creative potential with Adobe Illustrator CC. Following hands-on step-by-step projects, users create logos, illustrations, posters, and more. Explore the new Essentials workspace that makes learning Illustrator even easier. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to free-form painting, you'll build a strong foundation in Illustrator as you progress through the lessons.

Adobe Illustrator CC Advanced

Adobe Illustrator is the premier drawing program used by artists and graphic designers to create vector images. In this advanced course, students will learn advanced type options including converting text to outlines, using type styles, working with area type options, threading type and wrapping text. Students will also learn to create swatch groups, recolor artwork, create and use blends, apply the gradient mesh and use Live Paint. In addition, students will transform shapes using various methods, work with the Symbol tools, import and trace images, create clipping masks and opacity masks. Finally, students will learn to create Actions to automate repetitive steps.

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