Comprehensive Video Course “Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced” Goes Live

I open my window and I hear the birds roar. And do you know why? Because just this morning, my 153-movie, 14-hour and 53-minute “Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced” video course went live at If that sounds like a lot of hours, perish the thought. It’s down slightly more than a full work day (8 hours and 19 minutes) from my introductory course, “Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals.” And it goes down easy as this very Tuesday morning. (Click here for a full chapter-by-chapter breakdown of the contents.)

Here’s a previously unreleased screen capture from the course that demonstrates how to integrate Photoshop images into your Illustrator workflow. What it lacks in beauty it makes up for in prehistoric bird action and sweet training goodness. Not to mention, a page curl. (Now we’re talkin’!)

Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Breaking Dinosaur News

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Meanwhile, I’m hard at work on my next vector drawing course, “Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Mastery.” In which I show you, among other things, how to draw this:

Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

See? I’m not a total screwball. We make some cool stuff in these movies.

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  • CS5 Advanced

    Thank you sooooo much Deke!  I saw that the video went on yesterday afternoon - yes….I was watching for it.  I hope Mastery doesn’t take too long.

  • DekeKeys Help!

    Hey Deke,
    After I install dekeKeys the cmd+tilde keyboard shortcut for switching tabs doesn’t work any more. Just wondering if you know of a fix? I’m on a Mac with Snow Leopard.


  • I figured it out.

    I guess they were set to cmd+f6 and cmd+shift+f6 , so i just had to change them back.

  • Hello

    Really well written, friend. Best wishes for your new release. Hope it will be appreciated by all and you will be cheered by it’s reception!

  • After I install dekeKeys the

    After I install dekeKeys the cmd+tilde keyboard shortcut for switching tabs doesn’t work any more.

  • See the comment after the next one

    Changing one shortcut sometimes has the habit of messing up an old one. Especially if you build your CS5 shortcuts from the CS4 ones, as I did.

    Anyway, I messed up the Cmd-tilde for switching open windows on the Mac. (It’s fine under Windows.) I’ll fix it in subsequent release cycle. But in the meantime, you can fix it on your own by choosing Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts. Then navigate to Menu Commands and Other Misc > Navigate to Next Document and others. Reinstate your familiar shortcuts and click OK.

    Sorry about that! Didn’t catch these oversights until it was way too late.

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