New Adobe Illustrator CS5 Training Video Offers an Intuitive Introduction to Vector Graphics with High Quality Narrated Videos and Practical Examples

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The newly released Illustrator CS5 tutorial from Infinite Skills is aimed at users who need to master Adobe Illustrator quickly and learn how to use this powerful vector graphics application in a commercial environment graphics novices and those coming to Adobe Illustrator for the first time.

Infinite Skills Inc, a trusted provider of eLearning content and video-based training, has just announced a new Illustrator CS5 tutorial course for beginners. Offered on DVD or through a simple download process on the company's site, the thorough training system is geared as a fully featured introduction, discussing not just tasks and techniques but the underlying concepts that make the program work. Starting with a tour of the program's most basic tools and user workspace, the training goes point by point through basic workflows and tasks, first showing viewers how to work with basic geometric shapes and gradually working through fills, layers, masks, text and more.

As one of the most popular applications in the Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator is known as a true powerhouse, with uses that span graphic design, animation, and even some video post-production workflows. The most compelling aspect of Illustrator has always been is vector-based drafting. Unlike the common raster-based designs favoured by Photoshop, vector graphics retain their exact proportionality at any resolution, from business cards to billboards. The inherent flexibility makes it popular in applications such as logo design, when the final image will be used for a variety of purposes and placements. In Illustrator CS5, Adobe has added features that will make the program even more useful to graphics professionals who rely on the software every day, and as the program's feature set continues to expand, users are finding more reasons to learn.

Multimedia veteran Andy Anderson teaches the Adobe Illustrator CS5 video course, offering expert narration and drawing from experience as a user and teacher to present examples that are engaging and easy to follow. Because using Illustrator is fundamentally a creative process, Anderson puts extra effort into showing the design process as it happens in real workflows. Techniques are broken into logical steps, and course files are included that enable even inexperienced viewers to follow the onscreen examples.

In total, the course includes 159 lessons running ten hours in length. The training videos included are suitable for users of both the Mac and Windows versions of Illustrator CS5, and all lessons are playable on both systems. The tutorial can be ordered on DVD or as a download through the Infinite Skills site. The product page also features several streaming video lessons that can be viewed without registration.


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