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In Illustrator CS5 Essential Training, author Mordy Golding explains the core concepts and techniques that apply to any workflow in Illustrator, whether designing for print, the web, or assets for other applications. This course includes a detailed explanation of the elements that make up vector graphics-paths, strokes, and fills-and shows how to use each of Illustrator's drawing tools. Also demonstrated are techniques for combining and cleaning up paths, organizing paths into groups and layers, text editing, working with color, effects, and much more. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:

Setting up a new document based on the output destination

Using rules, guides, and grids

Making detailed selections

Drawing and editing paths with the Pen and Pencil tools

Creating compound vector shapes

Understanding the difference between point and area text

Applying live effects

Creating color swatches

Transforming artwork with Rotation, Scale, and Transform effects

Placing images

Working with masks

Printing, saving, and exporting artwork