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Whether you’re working on a project for an art class or trying to get ahead in the industry, Professor Howard Simpson will show you how the possibilities with Adobe Illustrator are truly endless. Not only can you use the powerful tools in the program to create and draw your own shapes, but also intricate lines, text, and 3-D objects, as well as import graphics and pictures. Professor Simpson has also published many of his own designs and is ready to help you take your creativity to the next level. Bringing his humor and enthusiasm for art, Professor Simpson, will guide you through the complexities of the program and show you how to create various elements on web pages and in print. He has produced work for HBO, worked on various high-end commercial campaigns, and created designs for well-known animation movies. Professor Simpson received his B.A. in Graphic Design from Temple University and has taught Adobe Illustrator to many students throughout his career.

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I. Adobe Illustrator
  Workspaces 25:39
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:05 
   Preferences 0:23 
    General 0:24 
    Selection & Anchor Display 2:09 
    Type & Units 2:54 
    Guides & Grid 3:08 
    Smart Guides 3:35 
    Slices 3:51 
    Dictionary & Hyphenation 3:58 
    Plug-ins & Scratch Disks 4:01 
    User Interface 4:14 
    File Handling, Clipboard, & Appearance of Black 4:26 
   Workspaces 5:01 
    Workspaces Overview 5:02 
    Creating Your Own Workspace 6:01 
   Artboards 8:05 
    Introduction to Artboards 8:06 
    Example Artboards 9:17 
   Rulers and Guides 11:24 
    Show Rulers and Guides 11:25 
    Hide, Lock, and Clear Guides 12:25 
    Make Guides: Turning Vector Art Into a Guide 13:31 
   Grids 14:38 
    Customizing Your Grids 14:39 
   Panels 17:44 
    Main Control Panels 17:45 
    Side Panel 18:29 
    Tools Panel: Selection 19:33 
    Tools Panel: Drawing and Painting 20:40 
    Tools Panel: Editing 21:15 
    Tools Panel: Viewing 22:22 
    Tools Panel: Fill and Stroke 22:45 
    Tools Panel: Drawing Mode 23:20 
    Tools Panel: Full Screen Mode 23:44 
   Lesson Summary 24:19 
  Objects 20:13
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Rectangle Tool 0:16 
    Rectangle 0:17 
    Rounded Rectangle 1:55 
   Ellipse Tool 4:10 
    Ellipse Tool 4:11 
   Polygon Tool 4:58 
    Introduction to Polygon 4:59 
    Polygon Menu 5:18 
    Changing The Sides Of Polygon While Dragging 5:37 
    Draw Inside Mode 6:10 
   Star Tool 7:56 
    Default Star 7:57 
    Different Star Options 8:16 
   Flare Tool 10:30 
    Introduction to The Flare Tool 10:31 
    Flare Tool Options 11:28 
   Shape Builder Tool 11:54 
    Shape Builder Tool 11:55 
   Line Segment Tool 13:14 
    Line Segment Tool 13:15 
   Arc Tool 14:00 
    Arc Tool 14:01 
   Spiral Tool 14:38 
    Spiral Tool 14:39 
   Polar Grid Tool 15:53 
    Polar Grid Tool & Options 15:54 
   Rectangular Grid Tool 17:45 
    Rectangular Grid Tool Overview 17:46 
    Rectangular Grid Tool Options 18:10 
   Practice Assignment 19:20 
  Layers 16:44
   Intro 0:00 
   Layers Overview 0:10 
   Layers Panel 1:05 
    Layers Panel 1:06 
    Layer Options 3:03 
   Working With Layers 4:0:4 
    Isolate Layer 4:05 
    Create Layer 6:18 
    Select Layer 7:52 
    Delete Layer 8:39 
    Select Objects 9:11 
    Edit Layers 11:57 
   Template Layer 13:21 
    Template Layer 13:22 
   Practice Assignment 15:14 
  Appearances, Part 1 24:36
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:06 
   Targeting Object Attributes 0:31 
    Targeting Object Attributes: Square Demonstration 0:32 
    Targeting Object Attributes: Circle Demonstration 1:22 
    Targeting Object Attributes: Polygon Demonstration 1:45 
   Adding Multiple Attributes 2:26 
    Adding Multiple Attributes Overview 2:27 
    Adding a New Stroke 1 3:33 
    Adding a New Fill 5:00 
    Adding a New Stroke 2 6:06 
    Adding a New Stroke 3 6:44 
   Live Effects & 3D Extrusions 7:44 
    3D Extrude & Bevel: Square Demonstration 7:45 
    3D Extrude & Bevel: Circle Demonstration 10:03 
    3D Extrude & Bevel: Polygon Demonstration 10:54 
   3D Revolves 13:24 
    3D Revolves 13:25 
   Stylize Effects 16:35 
    Reduce to Basic Appearance & Clear Appearance 16:36 
    Stylize: Drop Shadow 18:11 
    Stylize: Outer Glow 19:42 
    Stylize: Round Corners 20:18 
   Opacity 20:49 
    Fill Opacity 20:50 
    Stroke Opacity 21:53 
    Whole Object Opacity 22:37 
   Practice Assignment 23:30 
  Appearances, Part 2 23:42
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:05 
   Scribble Effects 0:16 
    Scribble Effects Demonstration 1: Apple 0:24 
    Scribble Effects Demonstration 2: Appearances 2:45 
   Warp Effects 8:54 
    Warp Effects Demonstration: Shapes 8:55 
   Graphic Styles 13:45 
    Graphic Styles Demonstration 1 13:46 
    Graphic Styles Demonstration 2 17:38 
  Selections 26:36
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Selections & Selection Tools 1:25 
    Basic Selection 1:26 
    Group Selection 5:00 
   Direct Selection Tool 11:06 
    Direct Selection Tool 11:07 
   Magic Wand 15:08 
    Magic Wand 15:09 
   Similar Objects 19:58 
    Similar Objects 19:59 
   Save and Edit 21:56 
    Save Selection 21:57 
    Edit Selection 23:45 
   Practice Problem 25:44 
  Paths 30:48
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Line Segment & Arc Tool 0:42 
    Line Segment Tool 0:43 
    Arc Tool 1:46 
   The Pen Tool & Convert Anchor Point Tool 2:26 
    Pen Tool & Make Curves 2:27 
    Convert Anchor Point Tool 5:52 
   Working With Points 7:46 
    Add & Remove Points 7:47 
    Align Points 10:53 
    Join Points 13:54 
   Paths 16:12 
    Smooth Path 16:13 
    The Scissor Tool & Close Paths 19:44 
    The Scissor Tool & Open Paths 20:54 
    Divide & Split Paths 24:15 
    Simplify Paths 25:28 
  Color, Part 1 19:27
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:05 
   Color Modes 0:14 
    Color Modes: CMYK vs. RGB 0:43 
   Create Color 3:37 
    Stroke and Fill Boxes 3:38 
    Color Picker 4:17 
    Color Guide 6:01 
    Swatches 9:18 
    Global Option 12:36 
    Color Books 14:22 
  Color, Part 2 16:43
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   Apply Color 0:14 
    Apply Color 0:15 
   Custom Color 2:21 
    Recolor Artwork 2:22 
    Saving Your Custom Color 7:45 
   Patterns 9:35 
    Patterns 9:36 
   Live Paint Bucket Demo 11:52 
    Live Paint Bucket Demo 11:53 
   Practice Problem 15:50 
  Effects, Part 1 17:38
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Gradients 0:35 
    Applying Gradient to Shapes 0:36 
    Applying Gradient to Strokes 7:30 
   Gradient Mesh Tool 11:33 
    Create Gradient Mesh 11:34 
    Adding Colors Demonstration 12:37 
  Effects, Part 2 22:57
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:06 
   Blends 0:14 
    Blending Demonstrations 0:15 
    Blends & Curve 2:10 
   Transparency 4:25 
    Transparency 4:26 
   Pattern Fills 6:03 
    Creating a New Pattern 6:22 
    Applying The New Pattern 9:13 
   Pathfinder Tool 10:21 
    Unite 11:21 
    Minus Front 11:40 
    Intersect 11:56 
    Exclude 12:05 
    Divide 12:19 
    Trim 12:55 
    Merge 13:10 
    Crop 13:23 
    Outline 14:30 
    Minus Back 14:41 
   Offset Paths 15:00 
    Offset Paths Demonstration 1 15:01 
    Offset Paths Demonstration 2 16:58 
   Clipping Mask 18:01 
    Clipping Mask 18:06 
   Practice Assignment 21:33 
  Images 26:07
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Placing Images & Links Panel 0:25 
    Placing Images 0:26 
    Links Panel 3:35 
   Rasterize 7:26 
    Rasterize 7:27 
   Clipping Mask 11:05 
    Clipping Mask 11:06 
   Image Trace 13:52 
    Image Trace Part 1 13:53 
    Image Trace Part 2 22:00 
   Practice Assignment 23:54 
  Drawing, Part 1 20:20
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Pencil Tool 0:12 
    Introduction to The Pencil Tool 0:13 
    Smooth Tool 1:38 
    Path Eraser Tool 1:48 
    Pencil Tool Options 2:22 
   Blob Brush 3:03 
    Blob Brush Overview 3:04 
    Graphic Styles With Blob Brush 5:32 
    Different Blob Brush Setting 6:56 
    Connecting Blob Brush With Objects & Shapes 7:57 
   Calligraphic 9:28 
    Calligraphic Overview 9:29 
    Tablet & Pen Setting For Calligraphy 11:10 
    Creating a New Brush 13:06 
    Calligraphic Example 17:03 
   Practice Assignment 18:25 
   More On Brushes 18:52 
  Drawing, Part 2 32:39
   Intro 0:00 
   Width Tool 0:19 
    Width Tool Part 1 0:20 
    Width Tool Part 2 2:59 
    Width Point Edit 5:39 
   Scatter Brush 6:38 
    Scatter Brush 6:39 
   Art Brush 11:23 
    Art Brush Part 1 11:24 
    Art Brush Part 2 14:36 
   Pattern Brush 16:56 
    Pattern Brush Part 1 16:57 
    Pattern Brush Part 2 18:21 
   Bristle Brush 22:35 
    Bristle Brush Overview 22:36 
    Blending With Bristle Brush 25:39 
    Changing The Size and Opacity Of Bristle Brush 28:20 
    Saving Brushes 29:31 
   Practice Assignment 31:42 
  Symbols 24:08
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   Symbol Sprayer 0:54 
    Symbol Sprayer Tool 0:55 
    Symbolism Tools Options 5:05 
    Break Link To Symbol 7:42 
   Symbol Shifter Tool 8:33 
    Symbol Shifter Tool 8:34 
   Symbol Scruncher Tool 9:44 
    Symbol Scruncher Tool 9:45 
   Symbol Sizer Tool 11:03 
    Symbol Sizer Tool 11:04 
   Symbol Spinner Tool 13:02 
    Symbol Spinner Tool 13:03 
   Symbol Stainer Tool 13:57 
    Symbol Stainer Tool 13:58 
   Symbol Screener Tool 16:08 
    Symbol Screener Tool 16:09 
   Symbol Styler Tool 17:12 
    Symbol Styler Tool 17:13 
   9-Slice 18:59 
    9-Slice 19:00 
   Lesson Summary 23:35 
  Type, Part 1 24:31
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Type Tools 0:20 
    Type Tools Overview 0:21 
    Type Tool 0:53 
   Area Type 2:58 
    Area Type 2:59 
    Area Type Options 4:24 
   Type On a Path 5:32 
    Type On a Path 5:33 
    Type On a Circle Part 1 7:43 
    Type On a Circle Part 2 12:33 
   Character Set 17:22 
    Character Set 17:23 
   Practice Assignment 23:44 
    Practice Assignment 23:55 
  Type, Part 2 14:21
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:12 
   Paragraph Set 0:13 
    Paragraph Set 0:14 
   Threads 1:27 
    Threads 1:28 
   Styles 2:55 
    Character Styles 2:56 
    Paragraph Styles 4:22 
   Smart Punctuation 7:51 
    Smart Punctuation 7:52 
   Wrap Text 8:38 
    Wrap Text 8:39 
   OpenType Fonts 10:00 
    OpenType vs Postscript Font 10:01 
   Glyphs 11:57 
    Glyphs 11:58 
   Practice Assignment 13:00 
  Perspective 21:46
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:05 
   Perspective Grid 0:58 
    Perspective Grid Overview 0:30 
    Two Points Perspective Grid 2:54 
   Map Art 6:40 
    Map Art 6:41 
   Object and Line 10:45 
    Object and Line 10:46 
   Perpendicular 13:48 
    Perpendicular 13:49 
   Practice Assignment 20:18 
  Data 20:58
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:06 
   Data Variables 0:18 
    Data Variables 0:19 
   Data Set 2:16 
    Introduction To Data Set 2:17 
    Preset Data Set Example 3:49 
   Create Graph 5:13 
    Creating a Graph in Illustrator 5:14 
   Modifying Graph 7:49 
    Decorating Your Graph 7:50 
    Editing Your Data 10:18 
   Graph Designs 11:31 
    Graph Designs 11:32 
   Graphic Bars 15:02 
    Creating Graphic Bars 15:03 
  Templates 18:47
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:04 
   Templates 0:18 
    Template Layer 0:19 
    Templates 3:23 
   Native Formats 5:32 
    Native Formats of Illustrator Overview: ai, eps, pdf, fxg, and svg 5:33 
    EPS 6:43 
    PDF 7:39 
    FXG 8:48 
    SVG 9:07 
   Export 9:50 
    Export 9:51 
   Print & Web 10:52 
    Print & Web Formats 10:53 
    Print: TIFF & EPS Overview 11:41 
    TIFF Options 12:44 
    Save For Web: PNG 13:59 
    Save For Web: JPEG 16:54