October 5, 2010

Illustrator CS5 for Web and Interactive Design now available on Lynda.com

My latest title, Illustrator CS5 for Web and Interactive Design is now available for viewing in the Lynda.com Online Training Library. Over 6 hours in length, the title covers the use of Illustrator in a variety of workflows covering general web and application design. The course is useful for anyone who designs graphics that are destined for display on a digital screen.

You're probably already familiar with some of the new features that Adobe added to Illustrator CS5, especially around better antialiasing. This allowed me to completely rethink this title from the ground up as I was able to focus more on workflow and instruction and less on workarounds (which were necessary in previous versions of Illustrator). The title also focuses on designing content no matter what your final delivery requires -- HTML+CSS, or Flash.

We all know that Illustrator isn't a web or mobile development tool -- however it *IS* an incredibly powerful graphics editor that can integrate with just about any other application that designers and developers use. To that end, the title has dedicated chapters that cover working with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, and even Flash Builder. And thanks to the generosity of Jon Hicks, I've also included his template for designing icons for iOS apps as well.

After I completed the recording of this title, Adobe released the HTML5 Pack for Illustrator CS5, so I wasn't able to include those features in this title, but I'll be recording additional movies to cover these features shortly, and when complete, those movies will be rolled into the title -- I'll let you know when those have been completed.

So if you use Illustrator for web and interactive design -- or if you want to learn how to use Illustrator for these tasks, be sure and check out Illustrator CS5 for Web and Interactive Design!

Of course, I always welcome feedback -- if you have suggestions for how I can improve this title, or if you have other ideas for additional titles you'd like to see from me, let me know!


Philwebservices said...

Nice post!

MartinDoersch said...

Will be my next tutorial at lynda.com
Currently I'm watching InDesign - InCopy workflow...


new york website design said...

Excellent work!!! This will surely help web designer to create good and effective design.

KarolCholewa said...

Although I switched to CC I've found it recently on Lynda and gone through it. I consider myself a fluent AI user but they are so many details still to discover or redefine in my workflow. I appreciate your Workspace settings for Web, Appearance panel uber-use, updating art through Graphic Styles. Great. Thanks!