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Advanced Adobe Illustrator CS4 Training

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Course duration

  • 2 Days

Course Outline

In this advanced Adobe Illustrator training course, students will learn advanced features of Illustrator CS4 that will help them work more efficiently and effectively.

  • Learn to apply effects, appearance attributes, and graphic styles
  • Learn to work with symbols
  • Learn to combine Illustrator graphics with other CS4 tools
  • Learn to produce color separations for printing
  • Experience with the basics of Illustrator as taught in Webucator's Introduction to Illustrator CS4 Training course.
  1. Organizing your Illustrations with Layers
    1. Getting to know the Layers panel
    2. Using layers to organize your illustrations
    3. Using the Layers panel to make selections
    4. Creating new layers and moving items between layers
    5. Paste Remembers Layers
    6. Template Layers
  2. Working with Symbols
    1. Cleaning out the symbol library
    2. Creating symbols
    3. Editing symbols
    4. Importing a symbol library
    5. Using the symbolism tools
    6. Editing nested symbols
    7. Replacing symbols
    8. Saving symbol libraries
  3. Using Effects and Transparency
    1. Working with the Appearance panel and effects
    2. Applying effects
    3. Editing effects
    4. Using graphic styles
    5. Creating and saving graphic styles
    6. Applying and modifying graphic styles
    7. Working with object transparency
    8. Working with multiple opacity
    9. Working with blending modes
    10. Saving and importing graphic styles
    11. Applying graphic styles to layers and symbols
  4. Exporting and Saving Files
    1. Saving using the AI file format
    2. Saving an illustration with layers
    3. Make a template layer
    4. Using the Transform Eff ect
    5. Duplicating a Stroke
    6. Saving diff erent versions of the logo onto separate layers
    7. Expanding appearance
    8. Save the fi rst version
    9. Using Live Paint
    10. Using the Color Guide panel
    11. Saving the third version
    12. Using Recolor Artwork
    13. Saving a layered PDF
    14. Integration with other applications
    15. Exporting for Photoshop
    16. Integrating with InDesign
    17. Integrating with Flash
    18. Integrating with Premiere and After Effects
    19. Saving as EPS
    20. Save for Web & Devices
    21. Making a Flash animation
    22. Exporting a Flash animation
  5. Advanced Blending Techniques
    1. Using the Blend Tool
    2. Applying a gradient
    3. Applying Radial Gradients
    4. Applying gradients using Illustrator's Gradient Mesh options
    5. Adjusting the Mesh
    6. Revisiting Blend Options
    7. More mesh work
    8. Overlapping images
    9. Applying a gradient mesh using the Mesh tool
    10. Finishing up with the Mesh tool and automatically adding a Highlight
    11. Using the Symbol tools
    12. Creating a symbol
    13. Modifying a Symbol's appearance

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