(Thanks to Mhelcor for the correction on the this week’s title! —cw) It’s a true sign of my special penchant for total geeks that there is nothing more enjoyable for me than to sit with two notorious experts, and listen to them talk about something I know almost nothing about. Oh, sure, there are martini’s involved, so that helps. And eventually I find out I’m learning along the way.
But really, for those of you who love Illustrator adventures, we’ve got a show for you with our good friend Mordy Golding. These two could duke it out (or maybe just a friendly thumbwrestle) for World’s Most Knowledgable Illustrator Expert, and yet they’re both so sweet and helpful. And for those of you who don’t care much about Illustrator, really just take the time to listen to the magic of two passionate experts sharing their knowledge, specifically about Illustrator’s Transparency palette. By the way this is the episode has the added advantage of hearing Deke state his distinction between computer graphics and digital imaging, which I tell you, is something, after years of working, drinking, and generally hanging about with Deke, I only just found out.
Here’s where Deke and Mordy go on their mutual Illustrator love adventure:
Most people ignore the Transparency panel (or palette as Deke would have it) in Illustrator, but Mordy and Deke take an in-depth look at it, and on all the things that you can do with it. Things that might involve driving people down the line crazy because they have no idea how you set the things that you set. And listen as I call Mordy out on the Transparency panel in Illustrator being the only one with more than one “state.” Seriously, you can’t get better Illustrator info than from Mordy, and don’t forget to check out even more Mordy at Real World Illustrator, which you should do as often as possible.
Toast of the Week: Mordy toasts Deke’s entire lynda.com series on Channels and Masks. And although we generally discourage people toasting us, it’s hard to argue with the amazing nature of a Deke deep dive like only Deke can.
Where else can you get two certified experts going head to head in a mutual admiration society. With cocktails no less. Here’s the regular-quality (128kbps) audio file. (Note we’ve decreased the size of the “regular quality.” You can stream, or for best results, right-click and choose Download or Save.
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