• Introduction to Illustrator CS5
  • Introduction to Illustrator CS4
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Introduction to Illustrator CS5

logo Discover high quality drawing and illustration with Adobe Illustrator. You start with an overview of Illustrator and work on lessons that will step you into a greater skill level. Discover the unique features of Illustrator, including how to create logos, professional type effects, complex airbrush effects and color control. Illustrator is also a great tool for creating vector graphics for Flash.

 

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LESSON 1
  • Getting to Know the Work Area
  • Working with the Tools Panel
  • The Control Panel
  • Working with Panels
  • Resetting and saving Your Workspace
  • Using panel menus
  • Changing the view of Artwork
  • Using the view commands
  • Using the zoom tool
  • Navigating multiple artboards
  • Using the Navigator Panel
  • Understanding rulers
  • Arranging multiple documents
  • Document groups
  • Finding resources for using Illustrator
  • Searching for a topic in the Search of Help box
  • Checking for updates
LESSON 2
  • Selecting and Aligning
  • Using the Selection Tool
  • Using the Direct Selection Tool
  • Creating selections with the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting similar objects
  • Aligning Objects
  • Aligning objects to each other
  • Aligning to a key object
  • Aligning points
  • Distributing objects
  • Aligning to the artboard
  • Working with groups/li>
  • Group items
  • Working in isolation mode
  • Adding a group
  • Object arrangement
  • Arrange objects
  • Selecting objects behind
  • Applying selection techniques
  • Applying Selection Techniques
LESSON 3
  • Working with basic shapes
  • Accessing the basic shape tools
  • Understanding drawing modes
  • Creating rectangles
  • Creating rounded rectangles
  • Creating ellipses
  • Creating Polygons
  • Draw Inside mode
  • Changing stroke width and alignment
  • Working with line segments
  • Joining paths
  • Creating Stars
  • Using Eraser tool
  • Using the Width tool
  • Outlining strokes
  • Combining and editing shapes
  • Working with the Shape Builder tool
  • Working with Pathfinder effects
  • Working with shape modes
  • Using Live Trace to create shapes
  • Using Live Trace to Create Shapes
LESSON 4
  • Transforming Objects
  • Working with artboards
  • Adding artboards to the document
  • Editing artboards
  • Renaming Artboards
  • Reordering Artboards
  • Transforming content
  • Working with rulers and guides
  • Scaling objects
  • Reflecting objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Distorting objects
  • Shearing objects
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  • Positioning objects precisely
  • Changing perspective
  • Multiple Transformations
  • Using the Free Distort effect
LESSON 5
  • Drawing with the Pen Tool
  • Creating Straight Lines
  • Creating Curved Paths
  • Building a Curve
  • Curves and Corner Points
  • Creating the violin illustration
  • Selecting a curve
  • Drawing a curved shape
  • Drawing different kinds of curve
  • Drawing a violin shape
  • Creating the strings
  • Splitting a path
  • Adding arrowheads
  • Creating a dashed line
  • Editing curves
  • Deleting and adding anchor points
  • Convert between smooth points and corner points
  • Drawing with the Pencil tool
  • Editing with the Pencil tool
  • Finishing the violin illustration
  • Assembling the parts
  • Painting the artwork
LESSON 6
  • Color and painting
  • Color Modes
  • Understanding the Color Controls
  • Creating color
  • Building and saving a custom color
  • Editing a swatch
  • Using Illustrator swatch libraries
  • Creating a Spot Color
  • Using the Color Picker
  • Creating and saving a tint of a color
  • Copying attributes
  • Creating color groups
  • Working with the Color Guide panel
  • Editing a color group
  • Editing colors in artwork
  • Working with the Kuler panel
  • Assigning colors to your artwork
  • Adjusting colors
  • Painting with patterns and gradients
  • Applying exisiting patterns
  • Creating your own pattern
  • Applying a pattern
  • Editing a pattern
  • Working with Live Paint
  • Editing Live Paint
  • Working with Gap Options
Lesson 7
  • Working with Type
  • Importing a Plain Text File
  • Creating Columns of Text
  • Understanding Text Flow
  • Working with Overflow Text and Text Reflow
  • Threading Text
  • Resizing type objects
  • Formatting type
  • Changing the Font Color
  • Changing additional text attributes
  • Changing paragraph attributes
  • Saving and using styles
  • Creating and using a paragraph style
  • Creating and using a character style
  • Sampling text
  • Reshaping text with an envelope wrap
  • Wrapping text around an object
  • Creating text on open paths
  • Creating text on closed paths
  • Creating Text Outlines
LESSON 8
  • Working with Layers
  • Creating Layers
  • Moving Objects and Layers
  • Locking Layers
  • Viewing Layers
  • Pasting Layers
  • Creating Clipping Masks
  • Merging Layers
  • Applying Appearance Attributes to Layers
  • Isolating Layers
LESSON 9
  • Working with Perspective Drawing
  • Understanding Perspective
  • Understanding the Perspective Grid
  • Working with the Perspective Grid
  • Using a preset grid
  • Drawing objects in perspective
  • Selecting and transforming objects in perspective
  • Attaching objects to perspective
  • Editing planes and objects together
  • Adding and editing text in perspective
  • Adding Symbols to the Perspective Grid
  • Transforming Symbols in perspective
  • Release content from perspective
LESSON 10
  • Blending Colors and Shapes
  • Working with gradients
  • Creating and applying a linear gradient
  • Adjusting the direction and angle of gradient blend
  • Creating a radial gradient
  • Changing colors and adjusting the gradient
  • Applying gradient to multiple objects
  • Adding transparency to gradients
  • Working with blended objects
  • Creating a blend with specified steps
  • Modifying the blend
  • Creating smooth color blends
LESSON 11
  • Working with Brushes
  • Using Calligraphic brushes
  • Editing a brush
  • Using a fill color with brushes
  • Remove a brush stroke
  • Using Art brushes
  • Drawing with the Paintbrush tool
  • Create an Art brush
  • Edit 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 the brush color using Tints colorization
  • Changing the brush color using Hue Shift colorization
  • Working with the Blob Brush tool
  • Drawing with the Blob Brush tool
  • Edit an Art brush
  • Using Bristle brushes
  • Merging paths with the Blob Brush tool
  • Painting with a Bristle brush
  • Editing the Eraser tool
LESSON 12
  • Applying Effects
  • Using live effects
  • Applying an effect
  • Editing an effect
  • Styling text with effects
  • Editing shapes with a Pathfinder effect
  • Offsetting paths
  • Applying a Photoshop effect
  • Working with a 3D effect
  • Creating a revolved object
  • Changing the lighting of a 3D object
  • Mapping a symbol to the 3D artwork
Lesson 13
  • Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
  • Using appearance attributes
  • Editing and adding appearance attributes
  • Reordering appearance attributes
  • Adding an additional stroke and fill
  • Using graphic styles
  • Creating and saving a graphic style
  • Applying a graphic style to an object
  • Applying a graphic style to a layer
  • Applying existing graphic styles
  • Applying an appearance to a layer
  • Copying, applying, and removing graphic styles
Lesson 14
  • Working with symbols
  • Using existing Illustrator symbol libraries
  • Creating symbols
  • Editing a symbol
  • Breaking a link to a symbol
  • Replacing symbols
  • Renaming symbols
  • Working with the Symbolism tools
  • Copy and edit symbol sets
  • Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panel
  • Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork
  • Symbols and Flash integration
Lesson 15
  • Working with Adobe Bridge
  • Combining artwork
  • Vector versus bitmap graphic
  • Placing Adobe Photoshop files
  • Placing Photoshop files
  • Duplicating and editing a placed image
  • Embed a Photoshop image with Layer comp
  • Applying color edits to a placed image
  • Masking an image
  • Applying a clipping mask to an image
  • Editing a mask
  • Masking and object with multiple shapes
  • Release a mask
  • Creating an opacity mask
  • Sampling colors in placed images
  • Replacing a placed, linked image
  • Exporting a layered file to Photoshop
  • Illustrator and Adobe InDesign
  • Illustrator and Adobe Flash
  • Illustrator and Adobe Flash Catalyst
  • Illustrator and Adobe Flex

$895 .00
2 days :: 9:00-5:00

Workshop Dates
No classes scheduled. Call 614-888-4179 for more information on workshops.

Multiple Registrations qualify for 20% discount

Introduction to Illustrator CS4

logo Introduction
Introduction to Illustrator CS4
Discover high quality drawing and illustration with Adobe Illustrator. You will start with an overview of Illustrator and work on lessons that will step you into a greater skill level. Discover the unique features of Illustrator, including how to create logos, professional type effects, complex airbrush effects and color control.

Audience
Graphic professionals who need an essential understanding of vector illustrations. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises. We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert certification.

 

Adobe Authorized Training Center

Course Outline

Lesson 1

  • Getting to Know the Work Area
  • Working with the Tools Panel
  • The Control Panel
  • Working with Panels and Panel Menus
  • Saving Your Workspace
  • Viewing Artwork
  • Navigating Multiple Artboards
  • Arranging Documents
  • Using the Navigator Panel
  • Finding Resources for Using Illustrator
  • Checking for Updates

Lesson 2

  • Selecting and Aligning
  • Using the Selection Tool
  • Using the Direct Selection Tool
  • Selections with the Magic Wand
  • Grouping Items
  • Aligning Objects
  • Applying Selection Techniques

Lesson 3

  • Creating Basic Shapes
  • Using Basic Shape Tools
  • Outlining Strokes
  • Working with Line Segments
  • Joining Paths
  • Working with Shape Modes
  • Using Live Trace to Create Shapes

Lesson 4

  • Transforming Objects
  • Scaling Objects
  • Reflecting Objects
  • Distorting Objects
  • Shearing Objects
  • Positioning Objects Precisely
  • Changing the Perspective
  • Making Multiple Transformations

Lesson 5

  • Drawing with the Pen Tool
  • Creating Straight Lines
  • Creating Curved Paths
  • Building a Curve
  • Curves and Corner Anchor Points
  • Selecting and Manipulating Curves

Lesson 6

  • Color and painting
  • Color Modes
  • Understanding the Color Controls
  • Color Fundamentals
  • Copying Attributes
  • Using the Appearance Panel
  • Building and Saving Your Own Custom Color
  • Using Illustrator swatch libraries
  • Creating a Spot Color
  • Creating Color Groups
  • Editing Color with Live Color
  • Creating a Color Group with Live Color
  • Assign Colors to Your Artwork
  • Using Patterns
  • Creating Your Own Pattern
  • Working with Live Paint
  • Create a PDF from your artwork

Lesson 7

  • Working with Type
  • Importing a Text File
  • Creating Columns of Text
  • Understanding Text Flow
  • Working with Overflow Text
  • Threading Text
  • Working with Font Size and Color
  • Paragraph Attributes
  • Saving and Using Styles
  • Creating Character Styles
  • Sampling Text
  • Creating Text on Paths and Shapes
  • Creating Text Outlines

Lesson 8

  • Working with Layers
  • Creating Layers
  • Moving Objects and Layers
  • Locking Layers
  • Viewing Layers
  • Pasting Layers
  • Creating Clipping Masks
  • Merging Layers
  • Applying Appearance Attributes to Layers
  • Isolating Layers

Lesson 9

  • Blending Shapes and Colors
  • Working with Gradients
  • Creating and Applying a Linear Gradient
  • Adjusting the Direction and Angle of a Gradient
  • Creating a Radial Gradient
  • Changing Colors and Adjusting the Gradient
  • Applying Gradients to Multiple Objects
  • Adding Transparency to Gradients
  • Working with Blended Objects
  • Creating a Blend with Specified Steps
  • Modifying the Blend
  • Creating Smooth Color Blends

Lesson 10

  • Applying Attributes and Graphic Styles
  • Using Appearance Attributes
  • Adding an Additional Stroke and Fill
  • Using Graphic Styles
  • Applying Graphic Styles to Objects and Layers
  • Adding to an Existing Graphic Style
  • Applying an Appearance to a Layer
  • Copying, Applying, and Removing Graphic Styles

Lesson 11

  • Working with Symbols
  • Using Illustrator Symbol Libraries
  • Editing Symbols
  • Creating Symbols
  • Applying a Symbol Instance
  • Using the Symbolism Tools
  • Updating a Symbol
  • Breaking a Link to a Symbol

Lesson 12

  • Overview of Printing and Color Separations
  • Learning about Printing Devices
  • Halftone Screens
  • Output Device Resolution
  • The RGB Color Model
  • The CMYK Color Model
  • Spot Colors
  • Synchronizing Color Using Adobe Bridge
  • Separations Preview
  • Specifying the Bleed Area
  • Saving in the EPS Format
  • Exporting and Importing Flattening Settings
  • Saving as Adobe PDF

 

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