April 3, 2009

Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics now live at Lynda.com

I'm thrilled to announce that my latest video training title, Illustrator CS Beyond the Basics is now live at Lynda.com! I've always wanted to share the "deeper" side of Illustrator, and in this video title, I've tried to provide a range of content that would appeal to just about any intermediate and advanced Illustrator user.

This title, nearly 10 hours in length, features in-depth analysis of a variety of topics:

- The Joy of Live Paint
- Converting Pixels to Paths
- Adding Dimension with 3D
- Advanced Transformations and Effects
- Using Graphic Styles
- Advanced Masking Techniques
- Working with Color
- Understanding Transparency
- Prepress and Output
- Distorting Reality
- Working with Blends
- Creating Charts and Graphs
- Making Sense of Gradient Mesh
- Adding Flair with the Flare Tool (yes, you read that correctly)

Feedback, as always, is welcome - if I can offer more information about how to use Illustrator, please let me know!


Unknown said...

Good Day Mordy.

I am a Web Junior Designer from South Africa. And i just started with Web Development.

I know this does not have anything to do with the new CS4 title but i JUST WANT TO SAY.
I got the Illustrator Essential CS3 Training DVD, and it helped me a lot designing my portfolio.
I liked the part of just taking normal regular shapes and turning them into works of art.

aND BY THE WAY THIS IS MY FIRST post to you. I really hope you get to read it. And Thank you very much for the work that you guys do at Lynda.com

Anonymous said...

On your next series, speak as slow as possible! I just hear nothing in this series.

James Williamson said...

I'm going to watch this for the Flare tool alone!...