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Illustrator Time-Savers: Adding Depth in Illustrator

Learn basic-to-advanced Illustrator techniques you can use to add the illusion of depth to your images

1. Introduction (1:07)

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction (1:07) 1:07 FREE!
  2. Button Gradients (2:52) 2:52 FREE!
  3. Cast Shadows (4:15) 4:15 FREE!
  4. Realistic Radial Gradients (2:02) 2:02 FREE!
  5. Blend Tool (5:36) 5:36 FREE!
  6. Gradient Mesh (5:56) 5:56 FREE!
  7. Direct Color Sampling and Recoloring (4:41) 4:41 FREE!
  8. Overview (1:12) 1:12 FREE!

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Learn basic-to-advanced Illustrator techniques you can use to add the illusion of depth to your images. Adobe-certified instructor Claudia McCue presents methods for achieving realistic shadows, soft color transitions, and completely controlled shading, among other useful effects.

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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.