Graphics master Deke McClelland is back in a bonus-length visit to talk about his new book, Adobe Illustrator CS5 One-on-One, his background with vector programs, and the differences between working with vectors vs. pixels. Deke provides some real-world examples of the power of Illustrator, talks about when it is the right tool for the job, and how moving projects back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop lets you tap the strengths of both programs. Not just a written-word author, Deke also has Illustrator CS5 One-on-One Fundamentals video training available from lynda.com, and talks about how and why he took to video, the benefits of that format, and how he and lynda.com are hoping to continue improving it. Illustrator’s Live Paint, Live Trace, Deke’s selection of cool, non-boring projects in the education process, and some updates and changes to his many projects are all part of the conversation with one of the best graphics trainers around.
Adobe Illustrator CS5 One-on-One by Deke McClelland
Adobe Photoshop CS5 One-on-One by Deke McClelland
Illustrator CS5 One-on-One Fundamentals by Deke McClelland on lynda.com
Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals by Deke McClelland on lynda.com
Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced by Deke McClelland on lynda.com
Martini Hour with Deke McClelland and Colleen Wheeler (iTunes Store link)