Hello, gang. I hope Memorial Day treated you well and you are now back in the saddle and riding high on this Tuesday, the 1st day of the 1st month of Summer.
Just a quick note to let you know: My insanely in-depth, comprehensive-as-all-get-out Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals course has gone live on the lynda.com Online Training Library. It spans roughly 250 movies lasting 23 hours, meaning that it offers more than enough to satisfy both the lightest and the darkest of your vector-based cravings. Iit even includes the well-worn and infinitely flexible ghost robot, rendered here inside a surfboard. In all seriousness, who among us could resist riding the waves with one foot below his empty heart and another on his pitifully screaming mouth?
Not that I’ve ever actually surfed or anything. But I have rode the high seas of vector-based adventure for nigh on 23 years. And I’ve poured much of my experience into these videos. (After all, I have to save something back for the Advanced and Mastery courses.)
And did I mention? Despite the appearance of the familiar ghost robot, it’s all new information. With gobs of real-world, hands-on drawing experience throughout. If you’ve ever wanted to wrestle Illustrator to the ground—and know the inner workings of this deep program with the kind of certainty some of you know Photoshop—this is your chance. Check it out today by clicking this link: Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals. The ghost robot himself might offer this mournful, eerily distant endorsement: “You’ll be glad you did!” If only you weren’t standing on his face.
I now return to several other CS5 books and videos, too numerous to mention.