Saturday, July 7, 2007

Lynda, Deke and Adobe Illustrator


My husband just brought home Adobe CS3. I love my new toys.

I've been working on Illustrator 8, and whenever I turned in my files, I'd get dirty looks from other designers. I guess bad things happened to the files when opened on later versions. Printers liked it because my files didn't explode like later versions,

It was time to say goodbye.

I'm a little overwelmed. Illustrator and Photoshop are pretty familiar, and there are some great new features. I'm eying Dreamweaver with a little trepidation, but it's time I learned.

My husband introduced me to a wonderful website, Lynda.com. It's got online tutorials for every piece of software out there. When I got my MacBook, I got a very quick intro to my operating system, and all the Apple goodies that appear on my Dock. I was right at home with my computer within hours. They've even got a tutorial for Blogger, which I'm going to check out.

The teacher for Adobe Illustrator CS3 is a charming fellow named Deke McClelland. I think by the time I'm finished with the zillion hours worth of videos he's narrated, I'll probably invite him over to dinner. Or at least buy him a box of throat lozenges.

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