You will learn to use Illustrator to work with several graphic formats. You will create dynamic effects using patterns and brushes. You will also use advanced text manipulation techniques to effectively integrate text into your illustrations.
- Course Outline
You have created simple artwork using the basic drawing and painting tools available in Illustrator. You now want to create complex artwork using advanced tools, options, and effects. In addition, you want to ensure that your artwork is ready for commercial printing and also save it for the Web. In this course, you will draw complex illustrations, and enhance them using various painting options. You will also use her techniques using painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web.
This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people taking on design responsibilities who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.
Lesson 1: Customizing the Illustrator Interface
Topic A: Set User Interface Preferences
Topic B: Work with the Grid and Guides
Topic C: Manage Workspaces
Lesson 2: Drawing Complex Illustrations
Topic A: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
Topic B: Work with Layers
Topic C: Create a Perspective Drawing
Topic D: Trace Artwork
Lesson 3: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools
Topic A: Paint Objects with Fills, Strokes, and Gradients
Topic B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
Topic C: Paint with Custom Brushes
Topic D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes
Topic E: Apply Meshes to Objects
Topic F: Apply Patterns
Lesson 4: Customizing Colors and Swatches
Topic A: Manage Colors
Topic B: Customize Swatches
Topic C: Manage Color Groups
Topic D: Access Pantone Plus Color Libraries
Lesson 5: Formatting Type
Topic A: Set Character Formats
Topic B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
Topic C: Adjust Hyphenation
Lesson 6: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork
Topic A: Apply Effects to an Object
Topic B: Create Graphic Styles
Topic C: Apply a Blend to an Object
Topic D: Apply a Mask to an Object
Topic E: Create Symbols
Topic F: Work with Symbol Sets and Symbolism Tools
Lesson 7: Preparing a Document for Print Output
Topic A: Set Up Artwork for Printing
Topic B: Prepare Transparent Artwork for Printing
Topic C: Manage Colors in Printing
Lesson 8: Preparing Graphics for the Web
Topic A: Create Slices and Image Maps
Topic B: Save Artwork in the SVG Format
Topic C: Save Graphics for the Web
Appendix A: Adobe Illustrator CS6 Certification Exam Objectives
- Prerequisites & Certificates
We designed Illustrator Advanced for the experienced student who has completed the Illustrator Intermediate class or has an equivalent level of proficiency in Illustrator. Before taking this course you should be familiar with creating paths, using the Appearance, Layers, and Transparency palettes, applying filters and transformations, and editing the fill and stroke of a path.
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Compuease Cancellation Policy
We at Compuease work hard to arrange our schedules around your needs. Last minute cancellations put additional strain on our schedules and therefore we have the following Cancellation Policy for our Public Classes. You may cancel or reschedule a registration at any time up to 10 business days before the class without penalty. Canceling or rescheduling a registration within 10 business days requires full payment of the course fee. You are welcome to transfer your seat in a class to another individual at any time before the class.
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