Posts Tagged ‘Pirate Flag’

Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced preview—Phase six: Scaling and editing

Published by | Friday, October 29th, 2010

Phase six: Scaling and editing traced artwork

In this exclusive preview of his upcoming Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced course, lynda.com author Deke McClelland shares six phases in the creation of an authentic five-by-three-foot pirate flag. In this last episode, Deke uses Illustrator to enlarge, recolor, and edit a group of paths to create a finished piece of art. Look for the full course to be released in its entirety later this year.

Topics include:
• Using the Scale tool to resize a piece of art
• Selecting and recoloring a collection of paths
• Moving a few subpaths to perfect a piece of art

Part one: Sketching
Part two: Editing scanned line art
Part three: Adding contrast and color
Part four: Live trace and resolution
Part five: Expanding and separating artwork

Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced preview—Phase five: Expanding and separating artwork

Published by | Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Phase five: Expanding and separating artwork

In this exclusive preview of his upcoming Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced course, lynda.com author Deke McClelland shares six phases in the creation of an authentic five-by-three-foot pirate flag. In today’s episode, Deke uses Illustrator to expand, separate, and prepare a piece of artwork for output to any medium. Look for the full course to be released in its entirety later this year. Phase six will be online tomorrow.

Topics include:
• Expanding a Live Trace object into path outlines
• Separating commonly colored paths to a layer
• Resizing the artboard and creating a full bleed

Part one: Sketching
Part two: Editing scanned line art
Part three: Adding contrast and color
Part four: Live trace and resolution

Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced preview—Phase four: Live trace and resolution

Published by | Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Phase four: Live trace and resolution

In this exclusive preview of his upcoming Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced course, lynda.com author Deke McClelland shares six phases in the creation of an authentic five-by-three-foot pirate flag. In today’s episode, Deke prepares the base artwork for tracing in Photoshop and auto-traces it in Illustrator. Look for the full course to be released in its entirety later this year. Phase five will be online tomorrow.

Topics include:
• Saving a piece of art for placement in Illustrator
• Placing pixel-based images in Illustrator
• Applying the Live Trace feature

Part one: Sketching
Part two: Editing scanned line art
Part three: Adding contrast and color