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Adobe Illustrator


Duration: 10 Hours

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Essential
Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based graphics program that allows you to create professional quality print, type effects and web designs.  This course is designed to teach delegates how to produce good-looking, high quality graphics such as logos and advertisements that include type and graphics.  Delegates will create professional looking logos, professional type effects and convert bitmaps to vector artworks through the use of colours, gradients, layers, fonts, and photos with illustrations and text effects.
Graphic designers or people transitioning into a design job or with design responsibilities.
Course Objectives
At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:
understand Bezier curves, create a logo using simple shapes, enhance logos/images, create logos using custom paths, use layers to manage complex illustrations, create type effects and prepare Illustrator files for print and use on web sites.
No prior knowledge of Illustrator is assumed.
Course Contents
  • Introduction
  • Custom workspace
  • Control Palettes & menus
  • Smartguides
  • Rulers, guides, grids, snap to
  • Outline & Preview modes
  • Navigation & Scroll shortcuts
  • How Illustrator Works
  • Vectors v Bitmaps
  • Components for Images
  • Text, Shapes & Colour
  • Using the shape tools
  • Drawing with the line tools
  • Transforming tools
  • The ‘warp tool’ flyout
  • Symbols in Illustrator
  • Creating a logo
  • Drawing a tin can
  • Drawing a spoked wheel
  • Selecting, Copying and Moving
  • Rotating and Skewing Objects
  • Align, group and duplicate Objects
  • Hiding and Locking
  • Special Effects
  • Drawing Tools – e.g. rectangle, ellipse, polygon, Star
  • Fills and Colours
  • Drawing curves
  • The Average and Join commands
  • Eraser tool
  • Importing & placing images
  • Turning Bitmap into Vector
  • Basic Colours & Stroke palette
  • Types of Colour; Colour modes
  • Spot v Process colours
  • Gradient and Patterns
  • Dragging colour
  • Understanding & using ‘stroke’ and ‘fill’ attributes
  • Using Swatches
  • Use the Paint Bucket tool
  • Creating Text objects
  • Artistic and Paragraph text
  • Colouring and Filling text
  • Adding ‘point’ type
  • Adding ‘area’ type
  • Adding type to a vector path
  • Creating type outlines
  • Placing Text Around Objects
  • Linking Paragraphs
  • Type Effects
  • Find & replace & Spellcheck
  • Using Align and Distribute
  • Using ‘group’ and ‘duplicate’
  • Hiding and locking layer objects
  • Using ‘isolation mode’
  • Compound paths
  • Clipping masks
  • Creating & Editing Paths
  • Pen Tool
  • Draw straight lines
  • Draw continuous curves
  • Convert smooth points into corner
  • Convert points in an existing object
  • Move an anchor point or a line
  • Shaping a curve
  • Converting an anchor point
  • Pinch a curve inward
  • Add, adjust, delete points
  • Bezier curves
  • Previewing
  • The Print Dialog & Printing
  • Defining a crop area
  • Saving in non-Vector formats
  • Save for Web
  • Draw with the Paintbrush tool
  • Add/remove a brushstroke to an existing path
  • Convert a brushstroke to outlined paths
  • Creating and modifying brushes
  • Edit a scatter, art or pattern brush
  • Create a new brush library
  • Fill an object with a gradient
  • Create/edit gradient           
  • Use the Gradient tool          
  • Creating and editing Gradient meshes
  • Rotate, Scale or shear
  • Flip and slant
  • The bounding box
  • Use the Free Transform tool
  • Creating and Editing layers
  • The layers Palette
  • Create a sublayer
  • Hide and Lock
  • Remove layer effects          
  • Apply a Convert to Shape effect
  • Live shapes with text          
  • Inner/Outer Glow & Add Arrowheads
  • Automatically trace artwork
  • Converting objects
  • Scribble or tweak
  • Rough up a shape   
  • Twirling path points
  • Punk or bloat an object
  • Raster filters
  • Pen and Ink filter
  • Drawing
  • Images
  • Colour
  • Text
  • Lasso select
  • Working with Paths
  • Printing & Saving
  • Using Brushes      
  • Gradients
  • Transforming Objects
  • Layers    
  • Using and Editing effects
  • Using LiveTrace
  • Filters


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