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Scaling and Editing Traced Artwork

In this preview of "Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced," Deke shows you how to make an authentic pirate flag. In this final installment, Deke scales, recolors, and edits a group of paths to create a finished piece of art.

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Expanding and Separating Artwork

In this preview of "Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced," Deke shows you how to make an authentic pirate flag. Today, Deke uses Illustrator to expand, separate, and prepare a piece of artwork for output to any medium.

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Live Trace and Resolution

In this preview of "Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced," Deke shows you how to make an authentic pirate flag. Today, Deke prepares the base artwork for tracing in Photoshop and auto-traces it in Illustrator.

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Adding Contrast and Color

In this preview of "Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced," Deke shows you how to make an authentic pirate flag. Today, Deke uses Photoshop to distill the base art into three colors: rich black, blood red, and page white.

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Editing Scanned Line Art

In this preview of "Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced," Deke shows you how to make an authentic pirate flag. Today, Deke uses Photoshop to adjust, distort, and otherwise refine an ink drawing into a work of perfection.

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Sketching the Pirate Flag

In this exclusive preview of his upcoming Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Advanced video course, Deke shares six phases in the creation of an authentic five-by-three-foot pirate flag.

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