Comprehensive Adobe Illustrator CC Training

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3
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  • For Groups of 5+
  • Online or On-location
  • Expert Instructors

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  • 100% Free Re-take Option
  • 1-minute Video

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Overview

This comprehensive Adobe Illustrator training course will take students new to Illustrator CC 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.

Goals
  1. Learn to navigate the Illustrator environment.
  2. Learn to create documents and basic shapes.
  3. Working with colors, swatches, and fill and stroke.
  4. Organize a project and work with layers and artboards.
  5. Learn advanced illustration techniques.
  6. Learn to work with shape, brush, and gradient tools to manage shapes in your projects.
  7. Learn to work with type.
  8. Manage project components.
  9. Learn to build a packaging layout and create a 3D rendering from the artwork.
  10. Learn to work with graphs.
  11. Learn to work with perspective grids.
  12. Learn to prepare web assets in Illustrator.
Outline
  1. Getting to Know the Illustrator Environment
    1. Menus and Navigation
    2. Panels
    3. Tools
    4. Workspace
    5. Rulers and Guides
    6. File Management
    7. Exercise: Illustrator Environment
  2. Getting Started
    1. Creating a Project
    2. Create a New Document
    3. Exercise: Create New Document
    4. Creating Basic Shapes
    5. Selection
    6. Using Drawing Modes
    7. Exercise: Draw components of the project
    8. Working with Colors
    9. Working with Swatches
    10. Fill and Stroke Attributes
    11. Exercise: Format Artwork
  3. Organizing a Project
    1. Organizing a Project
    2. Creating Layers and Sublayers
    3. Layer options
    4. Layer Organization
    5. Exercise: Work with Layers
    6. Artboards
    7. Working with Duplication of Artboards
    8. Exercise: Artboards and Duplication
  4. Creating Advanced Illustrations
    1. Using Advanced Techniques
    2. Using the Pencil Tool
    3. Exercise: Drawing with the Pencil Tool
    4. Using the Pen Tool
    5. Exercise: Drawing with the Pen Tool
    6. Using the Line Tools
    7. Exercise: Drawing with the Line Tools
    8. Transforming Objects
    9. Align and Distribute Objects
    10. Liquefy Tools
    11. Working with Grouped Objects
    12. Exercise: Manipulate Project Components
  5. Advanced Management of Shapes
    1. Management of Shapes
    2. Working with Appearance
    3. Exercise: Appearance Panel
    4. Working with Pathfinder
    5. Working with Shape Builder Tool
    6. Exercise: Path and Shape Builder Tools
    7. Working with Coloring and Painting
    8. Live Paint
    9. Creating Patterns
    10. Exercise: Brushes and Patterns
    11. Using Gradient Tools
    12. Exercise: Gradients
    13. Working with Graphic Styles
    14. Exercise: Styles
  6. Working with Type
    1. Working with Type
    2. Create Text
    3. Format Text
    4. Exercise: Creating Types of Text
    5. Working with Styles
    6. Using Tabs
    7. Exercise: Styles and Tabs
    8. Working with Glyphs
    9. Converting Type to Outlines
    10. Exercise: Type to Outlines
  7. Managing Project Components
    1. Project Components
    2. Reusing Design Elements
    3. Custom Art Brush
    4. Sharing Color Themes
    5. Exercise: Reuse
    6. Import Text and Thread Text Frames
    7. Import Styles
    8. Import Artwork
    9. Exercise: Import
    10. Manage Linked and Embedded Project Components
    11. Exercise: Working with Linked Content
  8. Sharing Your Project
    1. Sharing your project
    2. Proofing Tools
    3. Preview Project
    4. Exercise: Proof
    5. Printing
    6. Export Options
    7. Save for Video
    8. Save for Web
    9. Generate CSS
    10. Exercise: Print and Export
    11. Package a Project
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Illustrator class:

  • Experience with basic software programs such as Microsoft Word
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