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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, Participants will get a thorough overview of the interface, tools, and features of Illustrator. Through hands-on exercises, you will learn the basics of working with Illustrator to incorporate visual effects into your workflow.

Adobe Illustrator - Advanced training course, which is a combination of instructor-led demonstrations and hands-on exercises, you will learn the advanced techniques of working with Illustrator so that you can incorporate visual effects into your workflow.

By attending Adobe Illustrator - Essentials workshop, Participants will learn:
  • Key techniques, tips, and tricks for working in Illustrator
By attending Adobe Illustrator - Advanced workshop, Participants 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

  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X
  • Photoshop Essentials

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
  • 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

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

7

Working with Type

  • Type
  • Importing a plain text file
  • Overflow text and text reflow
  • Threading text
  • Creating columns of text
  • Formatting type
  • 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
  • Merging paths with the blob brush tool
  • Editing with the eraser tool

Adobe Illustrator - Advanced
( Duration : 3 Days)

1

What is New CS5 and CS6

  • Patterns
  • Gradient on a stroke
  • Image Trace
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Variable Width Options
  • Perspective drawing
  • Bristle brush
  • Multiple art boards enhancements
  • Shape Builder tool
2

Basics of Illustrator Objects

  • Advanced understanding of Illustrator Objects
  • What Object can become what Object?
  • Advances uses of the Blend Object
  • Gradient or Mesh
  • Advanced use of the Symbol Sprayer
  • Advanced use of the Variable Width
  • Expanding
  • Compound Shape vs. Compound Path
  • Breaking it all a part
  • Layers Panel
3

Mesh and Other Tools

  • Mesh tool
  • Mesh as opacity mask
  • Lasso tool
  • Warp tool
  • Twirl tool
  • Pucker tool
  • Bloat tool
  • Scallop tool
  • Crystallize tool
  • Wrinkle tool
  • Width tool
  • Polar grid tool
  • Rectangular grid tool
  • Flare tool
  • Free transform tool
  • Graph tools
  • Scissor tool
  • Knife tool
4

Working with Perspective Drawing

  • Perspective
  • Perspective Grid
  • Using a preset grid
  • Editing the Perspective Grid
  • Drawing objects in perspective
  • Selecting and transforming objects in perspective
  • Attaching content to perspective
  • Editing planes and objects together
  • Adding and editing text in perspective
  • Working with symbols in perspective
  • Adding symbols to the Perspective Grid
  • Transforming symbols in perspective
  • Releasing content from perspective
  • Horizontal plane
5

Applying Effects

  • Using live effects
  • Applying an effect
  • Using live effects
  • Applying an effect
  • Editing an effect
  • Styling text with effects
  • Editing shapes with a Pathfinder effect
  • Applying the Offset Path effect
  • Working with a 3D effect
  • Creating a revolved object
  • Changing the lighting of a 3D object
  • Mapping a symbol to the 3D artwork
  • Where to put the Effect
6

Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles

  • Using appearance attributes
  • Editing and adding appearance attributes
  • Adding another stroke
  • Adding another fill
  • Reordering appearance attributes
  • Applying an appearance to a layer
  • Using graphic styles
  • Creating and spacing a graphic style
  • Applying a graphic style to an object
  • Replacing graphic style attributes
  • Applying a graphic style to a layer
  • Editing a graphic style applies to a layer
  • Applying an existing graphic style
  • Applying multiple graphic styles
  • Applying a graphic style to text
  • Copying and removing graphic styles
  • Creating web graphics
  • Aligning content to the pixel grid
  • Slicing content
  • Selecting and editing slices
  • Using the Save For Web command
7

Working with Symbols

  • Symbols
  • Using existing Illustrator symbol libraries
  • Creating symbols
  • Editing a symbol
  • Replacing symbols
  • Breaking a link to a symbol
  • Editing symbol options
  • Editing with the Symbolism tools
  • Copying and editing symbol sets
  • Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panel
  • Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork
  • Symbols and Flash integration
8

Graph

  • Creating a Graph
  • Types of Graphs
  • Making a Design for Columns and Markers
  • Updating the Data
9

Advanced Masks

  • Masking an image
  • Applying a simple clipping mask to an image
  • Editing a mask
  • Masking an object with a shape
  • Masking an object with multiple shapes
  • Creating an opacity mask
  • Editing an opacity mask
10

Combining Illustrator Graphics with Other Adobe Applications

  • Adobe Bridge
  • Combining artwork
  • Vector versus bitmap graphics
  • Placing Photoshop files
  • Transforming a placed image
  • Embedding a Photoshop image with layer comps
  • Applying color edits to a placed image
  • Masking an image
  • Applying a simple clipping mask to an image
  • Editing a mask
  • Masking an object with a shape
  • Masking an object with multiple shapes
  • Creating an opacity mask
  • Editing an opacity mask
  • Sampling colors in placed images
  • Image links
  • Finding link information
  • Replacing a linked image
  • Exporting a layered file to Photoshop
  • Illustrator and Web Designers
  • Illustrator and Print Designers
  • Illustrator and Interactive Designers
  • Illustrator and Video Compositors

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