Months after Adobe’s CS5 shipped, I am working on the third course in my overarching, comprehensive, all-new Illustrator CS5 One-on-One video series for lynda.com. I call it Mastery because this is where you get to master stuff. Here’s the net result of Chapter 24: “Gradient Mesh,” which features a pair of happy red peppers so exceptionally rendered that they must have been grown using the most advanced chemicals modern science has to offer. And they say biotech might be harmful—perish the thought!
If that’s not enough, here’s an image from Chapter 23: “Dynamic Effects,” in which I show you how to create a proper 6-pointed snowflake, complete with tiny embedded tribal faces. Here we have 14 polygons reflected and rotated to create a total of 11 real-time clones—or a total of 168 paths in all. Make the slightest change, and the 11 clones update on-the-fly. (I hasten to acknowledge, I stole this idea from Colleen, who came up with a similar idea using InDesign.)
I hope to see Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced release in a few days. The series I’m working on? Sometimes in December.
And then I’m off to Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D, Photoshop CS5: Channels & Masks, many more Deke’s Techniques, and so on. Stay tuned.