Yes, you too can enjoy a live presentation from yours truly on a variety of Illustrator topics -- all from the comfort of your own office chair or couch at home.
In the coming days, I will be giving several live online seminars, all sponsored by the wonderful folks at Adobe. And of course, they are all free. The following is a short description of the sessions, when they will be happening, and where you can sign up. See you online!
Title: Designing in Illustrator with Flash in Mind
Dates: Tuesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 16
Description: Do you use Flash today? Are you thinking about using Flash in the future? Would you like to know more about Flash? In this session, I'll talk about how to use both Illustrator and Flash together. I'll go over some best practices and discuss key concepts and tips on how to get the most out of creating graphics in Illustrator and then moving them into Flash. Working with Symbols, Text, and Layers are some of the key concepts that will be covered.
Title: Using Transparency with Confidence in Adobe Creative Suite 2
Date: Wednesday, November 8
Description: We all know that designers love to use transparency effects. And we all know that the number one question is "how will it print?". In this session, I'll go over key concepts on how transparency works, best practices on how to ensure that your artwork prints correctly, and most importantly, how to sleep better at night. This session will cover Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat.
Title: Packaging Design with Adobe Illustrator CS2
Date: Wednesday, November 15
Description: If you're good at reading text upside down, there's a good chance you're a package designer. In this session, I'll cover key concepts and features that provide benefits to package designers and production artists. From preserving spot colors, to using symbols and styles efficiently, I'll try to share as many tips and tricks that I can squeeze into the session. As an added bonus, I'll be showcasing some totally cool and very useful plugins from ESKO Graphics -- one of the leaders in Illustrator-based packaging design solutions.