Illustrator

Introduction and basics

Introduction to Illustrator and the Interface
Create a new illustrator document
The selection tool - home base
Aligning In Illustrator - How To Be Exact
Aligning Using Groups
Working With Artboards 
Using Smart Guides, Rulers And Guides

PATHS - THIS IS WHAT MAKES ILLUSTRATOR WORK

Introduction To Paths, Fill And Stroke- The Heart Of Illustrator
An Introduction To The Pen Tool
Line and Shape Tools
Using the Pen Tool To Trace A Logo
Add, Remove And Convert Anchor Points On A Path
Applying A Brush To A Path
A Look At Other Path Tools
The Wonder Of The Smooth Tool
New Pen Tool Features
New Pencil Tool Features
New Pencil Tool Features
Using The Eraser, Scissors And Knife Tools To Modify Paths

Type

Using Type - Area And Point Text
Aligining Text

SOME IMPORTANT TOOLS

The Live Paint Bucket
Using Gradients
Using The Eye Dropper Tool - It Is Very Different From Photoshop
Using The Blend Tool

THE FILE MENU

Investigating The File Menu

THE EDIT MENU

Copy And Paste Options In Illustrator
The Edit Menu

 

Using Object - Transform - Scaling, Rotating, Skewing, Moving
Object Menu - Group, Arange, Lock And Hide
Repeating Transformations - Get Some Great Effects
Object Menu - Paths
More About Paths In The Object Menu
Using Envelope Distort
The Importance Of Compound Paths
Object Menu - Clipping Masks
Object Menu -Clipping Masks And Compound Paths
THE SELECT MENU
Overview Of The The Select Menu
THE TYPE MENU
Overview Of The Type Menu

THE EFFECT MENU

Overview Of The Effect Menu

Effect Menu - Distort
More About The Effect Menu

THE VIEW MENU
Overview Of The View Menu
The View Menu

SOME IMPORTANT PANELS AND SETTINGS
The Appearance Panel - An Underused Resource
The Color Panel
The Layers Panel
Converting Text To Outlines - Very Paractical And Very Artistic
Tilde Repeats - A Bit Of Fun
The Importance Of The Scale Strokes And Effects Preference