Adobe Illustrator CS6

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Table of Contents

Introducing Illustrator CS6

Understanding Vector Graphics

Starting Illustrator

Dark Versus Light Interface

Opening An Illustrator Document

The Illustrator CS6 Workspace

Understanding Artboards

The Tools Panel

Working With The Tools Panel

Displaying Hidden Tools

Understanding Panels

Displaying And Hiding Panels

Docking And Undocking Panels

Moving And Resizing Panels

Choosing And Saving A Workspace

Working With The Control Panel

Navigating With The Hand Tool

Navigating With The Navigation Panel

Changing Document Views

Using The Zoom Tool

Defining Preferences

Closing A Document And Exiting Illustrator

Essential Techniques

Understanding Paths And Selection Tools

Selecting With The Selection Tool

Selecting Multiple Objects

Making Marquee Selections

Selecting With The Magic Wand Tool

Understanding Smart Guides

Moving Objects

Copying Objects

Deleting Objects

Grouping Objects

Ungrouping Objects

Locking And Unlocking Objects

Selecting With The Direct Selection Tool

The Alignment And Distribution Tools

Aligning Objects To A Selection

Aligning Objects To A Key Object

Distributing Objects

Distributing Spacing

Document Setup

Understanding New Document Options

Creating A Print Document

Creating A Web Document

Saving An Illustrator Document

Understanding Artboard Options

Moving And Resizing Artboards

Creating And Deleting Artboards

Understanding Grids, Guides And Rulers

Displaying And Hiding Rulers

Making Guides

Locking, Unlocking And Clearing Guides

Viewing And Hiding The Grid

Document Output

Understanding Save And Export Options

Understanding File Formats

Exporting An Illustrator Document

Saving For A Microsoft Office Program

Saving An Illustrator Document As A PDF File

Saving An Illustrator Document For The Web

Printing An Illustrator Document

Colour And Stroke

Understanding Fill And Stroke

Understanding Colour (Part 1)

Understanding Colour (Part 2)

Understanding Colour Controls

Applying Colour With The Colour Picker

Adjusting Stroke Weight

Creating Strokes Of Variable Widths

Applying Colour With The Colour Panel

Applying Colour With The Swatches Panel

Copying Attributes With The Eyedropper Tool

Swapping Fill And Stroke Colours

Saving A Colour

Applying Dashes To Strokes

Adjusting Stroke Joins And Caps

Understanding Stroke Effects

Gradients And Patterns

Understanding Gradients And Patterns

Applying A Linear Gradient

Changing The Direction Of A Gradient

Changing Colours In A Gradient

Adding Colours To A Gradient

Applying A Radial Gradient

Saving A Gradient

Applying A Gradient To A Stroke

Applying A Pattern Swatch

Scaling And Moving A Pattern

Adjusting Opacity

Layering And Arranging Objects

Understanding Layers And Arranging Objects

Selecting Objects Via The Layers Panel

Creating Layers And Sublayers

Moving Objects To Different Layers

Rearranging Layers And Sublayers

Hiding And Viewing Layers And Sublayersl

Locking And Unlocking Layers And Sublayers

Drawing With The Pen Tool

Understanding The Pen Tool

Drawing Straight Lines With The Pen Tool

Drawing Objects With Closed Paths

Drawing A Curve With The Pen Tool

Adjusting The Slope And Height Of A Curve

Drawing A Circle With The Pen Tool

Defining The Direction Of A Curve

Drawing Objects With Straight And Curved Paths

Converting Anchor Points

Drawing Shapes

Understanding The Shapes And Colour Tools

Preparing The Workspace

Drawing Rectangles And Squares

Drawing Circles

Drawing Straight Lines

Drawing Triangles

Drawing Rounded Rectangles

Drawing Ellipses

Editing Path Segments

Using Offset Path To Copy And Resize Object

Drawing Stars

Drawing Spirals

Drawing Polygons

Text And Images

Understanding Type In Illustrator

Inserting And Formatting Point Type

Inserting And Formatting Area Type

Importing Text

Threading Text

Cutting And Pasting Text

Formatting Text

Creating Columns Of Text

Formatting Paragraphs

Wrapping Text Around An Object Typing On A Path

Working With Options For Path Type

Transforming Path Type Objects

Converting Text Into Editable Paths

Transforming Character Objects

Placing And Transforming An Image

Libraries And Templates

Understanding Libraries And Templates

Browsing Templates In Adobe Bridge

Creating A Document From A Template

Browsing Symbol Libraries

Placing A Symbol Instance/span>

Transforming A Symbol Instance

Editing A Symbol Instance

Using The Symbols Tools

Browsing The Brush Library

Drawing Paths With A Brush

Reshaping Objects

Understanding The Transform Tools

Scaling Objects

Rotating Objects

Reflecting Objects

Shearing Objects

Changing The Perspective Of An Object

Understanding The Distortion Tools

Distorting Objects

Merging Shapes

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