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Illustrator CS3 level 1: Tips and Tricks with the Pen Tool

By Patrick Ripley

Talented Pixie is a unique production house producing excellent e-learning tutorials for the creative and education industry. Concentrating on Quark, Apple and Adobe products the company has produced over 400 tutorials and is continuing to develop more daily.

Each software subject has been divided up into 5-10 minute videos allowing people to access the training quickly and easily: dispensing of the need for laborious manuals. The high quality sound and graphics makes them a joy to watch.

In this training video, host Patrick Ripley looks at paths and the use of the Pen tool. He offers up a tracing exercise to pick up good ability with the Pen tool quickly. He draws a few ellipses and rectangles and shows you how to use the variuos features in the pen tool to accurately trace these objects, which helps to get up to speed with the pen tool.


Tips and Tricks with the Pen Tool

Tips and Tricks with the Pen Tool

About Talented Pixie Ltd.
Over the last few years Talented Pixie have seen an increase in the demand for screen-based learning and in conjunction with software houses, industry magazines and Propeller TV (Sky 195 - Europe), Talented Pixie have produced the tutorials that can be bought on DVD, downloaded from the website or watched on weekday nights on Propeller TV.

All of the tutorials have been recorded by experienced trainers with years of working experience using the software they train on. This means that the videos are packed with great practical tips and tricks to help people in their every day work.
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Patrick Ripley has worked with Apple Macs since 1985 and has been involved with the print and graphics industries as they have embraced the new technologies. He is a freelance Apple and Adobe certified trainer and consultant. He has his own company developing FileMaker databases and is one of the few freelance Apple Certified instructors in the UK.
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