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Comprehensive Illustrator CS6 Training

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Course duration

  • 3 Days

Course Outline

This comprehensive Adobe Illustrator training course will take students new to Illustrator CS6 through the basics of getting to know the work area and creating basic illustrations up through applying styles, working with symbols and managing colors for print.

    • Experience with basic software programs such as Microsoft Word
    1. The Illustrator User Interface
      1. Understanding the Application Frame
      2. Explore the Arrangement of Illustrator Panels
      3. Identifying and Accessing Illustrator Tools
      4. Creating Custom Tools Panels
      5. Create a Saved Workspace
      6. Explore the Illustrator Document Window
      7. Explore the Arrangement of Multiple Documents
      8. Moving Around an Illustrator File
    2. International Symbols
      1. Setting up the Workspace
      2. Create a New Document
      3. Using Smart Guides
      4. Draw Rounded Rectangles
      5. Selection Basics
      6. Transforming Objects with the Bounding Box
      7. Control Fill and Stroke Attributes
      8. Control Object Positioning
      9. Align and Distribute Objects
      10. Edit Individual Grouped Elements
      11. Using the Group Selection Tool
      12. Import Template Images
      13. Manage Multiple Layers
      14. Drawing Basic Shapes
      15. Create Artwork with Lines
      16. Reflect Drawing Objects
      17. Rotate Drawing Objects
      18. Divide Basic Shapes into Component Pieces
      19. The Stroke Panel in Depth
      20. The Pathfinder Panel in Depth
      21. Work in Isolation Mode
      22. Use Measurements to Adjust Your Artwork
      23. Draw with the Pencil Tool
    3. Regatta Artwork
      1. Drawing Complex Artwork
      2. Use the Pen Tool to Trace the Sketch
      3. Understanding Anchor Point and Bezier Curve Tools
      4. Reshape Line Segments
      5. Build Shapes from Overlapping Paths
      6. Using the Shape Builder Tool
      7. Editing Anchor Points with the Control Panel
      8. Use the Draw Behind Mode
      9. Coloring and Painting Artwork
      10. Using the Draw Inside Mode
      11. Using Global Color
      12. Add a Color Gradient
      13. Use the Gradient Tool
      14. Understanding Color Terms
      15. Creating a Finished Poster
      16. Manage Artwork with Sublayers
      17. Lock and Hide Artwork
      18. Create Shapes with the Blob Brush Tool
    4. Identity Package
      1. Working with Gradient Meshes
      2. Set up the Workspace
      3. Draw the Apple Shapes
      4. Create a Gradient Mesh
      5. Understanding Gradient Mesh Options
      6. Work with a Mesh Using Smart Guides
      7. Working with Type
      8. Point Type vs. Area Type
      9. Manipulate Type Objects
      10. Convert Type to Outlines
      11. Create Custom Graphics from Letter Shapes
      12. Working with Multiple Artboards
      13. Adjust the Default Artboard
      14. Managing Artboard Options
      15. Use the Layers Panel to Organize Artwork
      16. Copy the Artboard and Artwork
      17. The Appearance Panel in Depth
      18. Add Spot Color to the Two-Color Logo
      19. Combining Text and Graphics
      20. Work with Placed Graphics
      21. Create the Envelope Layout
    5. Ski Resort Map
      1. Working with Custom Swatches
      2. Manage the Swatches Panel
      3. Define Gradient Swatches
      4. Using Spot Colors in Gradients
      5. Apply and Control Gradients
      6. Create a Custom Pattern
      7. Creating Variable-Width Stroke Profiles
      8. Working with Brushes
      9. Understanding Art Brush Options
      10. Control an Art Brush Stroke
      11. Expand Brush Strokes into Objects
      12. Create a New Pattern Brush
      13. Pattern Brush Options
      14. Save Custom Brushes
    6. Letterfold Brochure
      1. Creating Documents that Fold
      2. Use Artboards to Create the Panel Layout Structure
      3. Control Artboard Size and Position
      4. Create Margin and Bleed Guides
      5. Create Fold Marks
      6. Working with Imported Images
      7. Place Layout Images
      8. Manage Linked and Embedded Files
      9. Working with Imported Text
      10. Import Text for the Inside Panels
      11. Thread Multiple Type Areas
      12. Work with Hidden Characters
      13. Using the Find and Replace Dialog Box
      14. Define Paragraph Styles
      15. Import Styles from Other Files
      16. Define a Character Style
      17. Fine-Tuning Text
      18. Format Tabbed Text
      19. Check Spelling
      20. Create a Job Package
      21. Export a PDF File for Print
    7. Candy Packaging
      1. Building the File Structure
      2. Create the Package File from a Template
      3. Use Image Trace to Create a Complex Image
      4. Understanding Image Trace Options
      5. Sample Colors and Create Custom Swatches
      6. Working with Styles and Effects
      7. Transform and Warp Design Elements
      8. The Glyphs Panel in Depth
      9. Apply a Warp Effect
      10. Create a 3D Effect
      11. Create Type on a Path
      12. Type on a Path Options
      13. Place a Native Photoshop File
      14. Apply Transparent Effects
      15. Understanding Transparency Panel Options
      16. Creating an Opacity Mask
      17. Understanding Blending Modes
      18. Apply a Built-In Graphic Style
      19. Preparing Artwork for Output
      20. Define Raster Effect Settings
      21. Preview Transparency Flattening
      22. Outputting Complex Files
      23. Previewing the Box Design in 3D
      24. Create Image Slices
      25. Create Symbols for Box Panels
      26. Map the Art to a 3D Box
    8. Consumer Infographics
      1. Creating Charts and Graphs
      2. Distinguishing Types of Graphs
      3. Create a Line Graph
      4. Format Graph Elements
      5. Change Graph Options
      6. Create a Bar Graph
      7. Edit Graph Data
      8. Create a Pie Graph
      9. Edit Pie Graph Elements
      10. Drawing in Perspective
      11. Define the Perspective Grid
      12. Understanding Default Perspective Grids
      13. Draw in Perspective
      14. Moving Objects in Perspective
      15. Work with Type in Perspective
      16. Attach Objects to the Perspective Grid
      17. Transforming Perspective Type Objects
      18. Other Perspective Grid Options
    9. Website Interface
      1. Using Color Groups and Live Color
      2. Use a Color Group to Change Multiple Swatches
      3. Use a Color Group to Manage File Colors
      4. Work with Live Paint Groups
      5. Creating Web Site Graphics
      6. Examine an HTML Page
      7. Examine the Pixel Grid
      8. Define Object Names
      9. Create a Gradient Page Background
      10. Create Character Styles
      11. Export CSS and Image Files

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