Hey there everyone! I know, it has been a while. And I wanted to bring you up to date to let you know what I've been busy with.
Real World Illustrator CS5 is complete and off to the printer. It should be shipping as of the first week of August. As always, you can find it online at Amazon, or at your local bookstore. The book has been updated to cover all of the features found in Illustrator CS5 including perspective drawing, variable-width strokes, bristle brush, enhanced artboards and symbols, better web design tools, and more.
I've published quite a few video training titles over at Lynda.com since CS5 has been out. You'll find titles that include Illustrator CS5 New Features, Illustrator CS5 Essential Training, and Flash Catalyst CS5 Essential Training. I'm also currently working on three new titles that should be out shortly: Illustrator CS5 for Web and Interactive Design, Illustrator CS5: Drawing and Painting, and Illustrator CS5: Typography and Special Effects. If you aren't already a subscriber to Lynda.com, you can sign up for a free 7 day full-access pass here.
You may have noticed that I've freshened up the place a bit here (there's plenty more coming). In addition, I'm starting to systematically go through all my years of posts, updating them along the way. As newer versions of Illustrator have come out, newer functionality has addressed certain features. At the same time, much of the info I've written about still applies even today. So hopefully, you'll find all of this new information helpful.
Finally, in a few weeks, Fridays with Mordy returns with all-new episodes of learning and fun! If you missed any of the past shows, don't worry -- they are all recorded! So sit back with a cool lemonade or other preferred summer beverage, and watch a few!