May 7, 2008

Creating Web Graphics with Illustrator

My latest video training title from Lynda.com was released today. It's called "Illustrator CS3 for the Web" and it primarily covers using Illustrator to create pixel-based web graphics and designs.



In the title, I specifically cover things like understanding Illustrator's antialiasing and Pixel Preview settings (and how to avoid the fat gray lines), understanding web slicing "the Illustrator way" and using Illustrator alongside applications like Photoshop and Dreamweaver. If you're already a subscriber to Lynda.com, the title is already available to you. If you aren't a subscriber, you can get a free 7-day trial by clicking on the link in the sidebar on the right.

Any feedback is welcome :)

13 comments:

Esben Thomsen said...

Hurrying to check it out :-) I'll drop a feedback comment when I have looked into it.

anti-aliasing is one of the most important issues on this subject

Esben Thomsen said...

Just say/listened through the free episode and i must say! Finally someone nailed PS!

You should do some more PS bashing :-p seriously Illustrator is so misunderstood so often that it sickens me.

I did a made a similar article on creative curio http://creativecurio.com/2008/02/illustrator-a-beginners-guide/

Mordy Golding said...

I don't endorse negative advertising :)

Seriously though, it's not about bashing other products (I love Photoshop) -- it's just about understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each application.

Anonymous said...

Please please PLEASE bring tutorials back to this blog! I love your books, and I'd love to see more instructional info rather than all of these ads. You can advertise and teach at the same time, no?

Leah D said...

This is a great tutorial, one of many on the lynda.com site. I recommend a lynda subscription for all my digital art students these days, if you're serious about growing your skills. At $25 a month - for as much instruction as you have time for, the ability to home in on topics of interest, and a huge range of titles - it's hard to go wrong.

esben, loving AI doesn't mean we have to bash PS To paraphrase Shakespeare, render unto Photoshop the things that are Photoshop's. As much as I love AI, I'd sooner have a root canal or volunteer for jury duty than give up Photoshop for Illustrator. Use the right tool for the right job. The point of the video (I've actually watched most of it in the last couple days, not just the intro) is that there's a lot of good reasons to use AI for this specific task.

Thanks for the great content Mordy.

Mordy Golding said...

The tutorials haven't "gone away" at all -- I just haven't had the time to put any up recently. But they will come. As with anything else in life, I have to evenly balance the amount of time I spend on "free" stuff and stuff that "pays the bills".

fridge said...

Very good just watching it right now. Question:
Why not cover creating slices from guides out of completeness on the slices chapter?

Mordy Golding said...

Fridge: good question. I didn't purposely leave out the ability to create slices from guides, but I guess you can say it's more of a "photoshop" mentality thing to do slicing that way. But you're correct from a "completeness" point of view. If I update the title for CS4, I will include that feature.

YA76OO said...

I love this blog, It's very interesting, again

Blake said...

Hey Leah D, I believe that's Jesus you're paraphrasing, not Shakespeare.

Carry on.

Did You Know? said...

illustrator cs3.. is this a product of adobe??? I'll try this one...

Leah D said...

Ahhh, my bad, thanks for fixing that for me.

*blush*

matt3830 said...

I just watched the entire tutorial. It was very helpful. Thanks! :)