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Deceptively Simple Illustrator Techniques

Design a complex logo using quick, simple Illustrator techniques.

1. Introduction (:52)

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction (:52) :52 FREE!
  2. Appearance Panel (1:26) 1:26 FREE!
  3. Patterns (5:00) 5:00 FREE!
  4. Adding Multiple Strokes (4:36) 4:36 FREE!
  5. Adding Multiple Fills (4:36) 4:36 FREE!
  6. Envelope Distort (6:46) 6:46 FREE!
  7. Exploring Brushes (3:49) 3:49 FREE!
  8. Create an Art Brush (2:15) 2:15 FREE!
  9. Create a Scatter Brush (3:40) 3:40 FREE!
  10. Creating and Using Symbols (8:12) 8:12 FREE!
  11. Conclusion (:50) :50 FREE!

Video Details

Design a complex logo using quick, simple Illustrator techniques. Adobe-certified instructor Claudia McCue demonstrates how to wow clients and consumers by combining techniques and features such as custom brushes, controlled gradients, multi-colored strokes, and the Envelope Distort tool.

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Claudia McCue
Claudia McCue is a nationally recognized consultant, trainer, and graphic arts production specialist. Combining more than 20 years of real-world production experience—from old-style mechanicals through early electronic prepress to today's Mac- and PC-based systems—she specializes in teaching both creative and production professionals.

Claudia is the author of Real World Print Production (Peachpit Press, 2006), a contributor to InDesign Magazine, Dynamic Graphics Magazine, and HOW Magazine, and a frequent presenter at industry conferences. She is the presenter for the video training series "Adobe CS3 Print Workflow" from Total Training. She is an Adobe Certified Instructor for Photoshop, Acrobat, and InDesign. When she's not in front of the computer, she can be found swooping down country roads on her motorcycle.