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Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is an essential design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the web, and in any other medium.

In Adobe Illustrator - Essentials training course, you will learn to quickly manipulate and create Acrobat PDF documents, create mocks and dashboards for prototyping , create logos, brochures, create infographics or even a creative fashion design.

In Adobe Illustrator - Intermediate training course, you will learn advanced vector drawing concepts and techniques, enabling you to create more complex illustrations. Create 3D objects with artwork mapped to them. Learn to create symbol movie clips and import them into Flash to animate layer objects. Incorporate your Photoshop skills with Smart Objects. Perfect your use of the Appearance panel and create advanced clipping masks for amazing effects. Utilize the amazing gradients that can be created with the mesh tool.You will also learn how to create a variety of output files for the web, print and video.

InAdobe Illustrator - Advanced training course, you will explore advanced techniques used by professionals to create infographics, trace artwork, apply dynamic effects, work with 3D, perspective grids and other great Adobe Illustrator features. Learn which tools are best suited to a UI design workflow and how to customize Illustrator in a way that fits your style and flow.

By attending Adobe Illustrator - Essentials workshop, delegates will learn:
  • Key techniques, tips, and tricks for working in Illustrator
By attending Adobe Illustrator - Advanced workshop, delegates will learn:
  • Applying appearance attributes and graphic styles
  • Symbols and Flash integration
  • Illustrator tools
  • Combining Illustrator graphics with other Adobe applications
  • Printing and color management
  • Creating and working with objects
  • Patterns, brushes, symbols, and paths
  • Scripts and actions
  • Tips and tricks

For Adobe Illustrator - Essentials

  • Strong working knowledge of Mac or Windows

For Adobe Illustrator - Intermediate

  • Attend a training on Adobe Illustrator - Essentials or equivalent practical knowledge

For Adobe Illustrator - Advanced

  • Attend a training on Adobe Illustrator - Intermediate or equivalent practical knowledge

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, most comprehensive way to learn Illustrator.

COURSE AGENDA

Adobe Illustrator - Essentials
( Duration: 3 Days )

1

Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Workspace
  • Adjusting the user interface brightness
  • Tools panel
  • Control panel
  • Panels
  • Resetting and saving your workspace
  • Panel menus
  • Changing the view of artwork
  • Zoom tool
  • Scrolling through a document
  • Viewing artwork
  • Navigating multiple artboards
  • Navigator panel
  • Rulers
  • Arranging multiple documents
  • Document groups
2

Selecting and Aligning

  • Selecting objects
  • Selection tool
  • Direct selection tool
  • Creating selections with a marquee
  • Creating selections with the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting similar objects
  • Aligning objects
    • Aligning objects to each other
    • Aligning to a key object
    • Aligning points
  • Distributing objects
  • Aligning to the artboard
  • Groups
  • Grouping items
  • Working in isolation mode
  • Adding to a group
  • Object arrangement
  • Arranging objects
  • Selecting objects behind
  • Hiding objects
  • Applying selection techniques
3

Creating and Editing Shapes

  • Creating a new document
  • Basic shapes
  • Creating rectangles
  • Creating rounded rectangles
  • Creating ellipses
  • Creating polygons
  • Drawing modes
  • Draw behind mode
  • Creating stars
  • Changing stroke width and alignment
  • Line segments
  • Joining paths
  • Using the width tool
  • Outlining strokes
  • Combining and editing shapes
  • Shape builder tool
  • Pathfinder effects
  • Shape modes
  • Using draw inside mode
  • Editing content drawn inside
  • Using the eraser tool
  • Using image trace to create shapes
  • Cleaning up traced artwork
4

Transforming Objects

  • Artboards
    • Adding artboards to the document
    • Editing artboards
    • Reordering artboards
  • Transforming content
  • Rulers and guides
  • Scaling objects
  • Reflecting objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Distorting objects
  • Shearing objects
  • Positioning objects precisely
  • Changing perspective
  • Applying multiple transformations
  • Using the free distort effect
5

Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools

  • Starting with the pen tool
  • Creating straight lines
  • Creating curved paths
  • Building a curve
  • Converting smooth points to corner points
  • Creating the violin illustration
  • Drawing curves
  • Selecting a curved path
  • Drawing a curved path
  • Drawing a closed path with curves
  • Drawing the violin shape
  • Creating the strings
  • Splitting a path
  • Adding arrowheads
  • Creating a dashed line
  • Editing curves
  • Deleting and adding anchor points
  • Converting between smooth points and corner points
  • Drawing with the Pencil tool
  • Editing with the Pencil tool
  • Finishing the violin illustrationAssembling the parts
  • Assembling the parts
  • Painting the artwork
6

Color and Painting

  • Color
    • Color modes
    • Color controls
    • Creating color
    • Building and saving a custom color
  • Editing a swatch
  • Using Illustrator swatch libraries
  • Creating a spot color
  • Color picker
  • Creating and saving a tint of a color
  • Copying appearance attributes
  • Creating color groups
  • Color guide panel
  • Editing a color group
  • Editing colors in artwork
  • Kuler panel
  • Assigning colors to your artwork
  • Adjusting colors
  • Painting with patterns
    • Applying existing patterns
    • Creating your own pattern
    • Applying a pattern
    • Editing a pattern
  • Live Paint
    • Creating a Live Paint group
    • Editing Live Paint regions
7

Working with Type

  • Type
    • Creating point type
    • Creating area type
  • Importing a plain text file
  • Overflow text and text reflow
  • Threading text
  • Creating columns of text
  • Formatting type
    • Changing the font size
    • Changing the font color
  • Changing additional text attributes
  • Glyphs
  • Resizing type objects
  • Changing paragraph attributes
  • Creating and applying text styles
  • Creating and applying a paragraph style
  • Editing a paragraph style
  • Sampling text formatting
  • Creating and applying a character style
  • Editing a character style
  • Reshaping text with a preset envelope warp
  • Reshaping text with an object
  • Creating text on an open path
  • Creating text on closed paths
  • Creating text outlines
8

Layers

  • Creating layers
  • Selecting and moving objects and layers
  • Duplicating layer content
  • Moving layers
  • Locking layers
  • Viewing layers
  • Pasting layers
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Merging layers
  • Locating layers
  • Applying appearance attributes to layers
  • Isolating layers
9

Blending Colors and Shapes

  • Gradients
  • Creating and applying a linear gradient to a fill
  • Adjusting the direction and angle of a gradient fill
  • Applying a gradient to a stroke
  • Editing a gradient on a stroke
  • Creating and applying a radial gradient
  • Editing the radial gradient color
  • Adjusting the radial gradient
  • Applying gradients to multiple objects
  • Exploring other methods for editing gradient colors
  • Adding transparency to gradients
  • Working with blended objects
  • Creating a blend with specific steps
  • Modifying a blend
  • Creating and editing smooth color blends
10

Brushes

  • Calligraphic brushes
  • Editing a brush
  • Fill color with brushes
  • Removing a brush stroke
  • Art brushes
  • Drawing with the paintbrush tool
  • Editing paths with the paintbrush tool
  • Creating an art brush
  • Editing an art brush
  • Using bristle brushes
  • Changing bristle brush options
  • Painting with a bristle brush
  • Using pattern brushes
  • Creating a pattern brush
  • Applying a pattern brush
  • Changing the color attributes of brushes
  • Changing a brush color using tints colorization
  • Changing the brush color using hue shift colorization
  • Blob brush tool
    • Drawing with the blob brush tool
  • Merging paths with the blob brush tool
  • Editing with the eraser tool

Adobe Illustrator - Intermediate
( Duration : 2 Days)

1

Review new tools and features of the latest Creative Cloud version

2

Change Appearance properties on objects

3

Use Effects and transparency techniques

4

Create 3D artwork from 2D shapes

5

Create custom brushes

6

Explore and use type features


Adobe Illustrator - Advanced
( Duration : 2 Days)

1

Review basic workflows and tools

2

Understand grids, ratios and rules for creating designs

3

Create graphics, icons and other UI elements

4

Learn to design with color using psychology, color profiles and management techniques

5

Create infographics and scalable, reusable icons

6

Leverage your Illustrator graphics for reuse in Photoshop

7

Create and optimize artwork for print and web

8

CLearn to integrate other popular UI tools

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