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AdobeIllustratorCS62 - Adobe Illustrator CS6: Part 2

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Course Description

​You have created simple artwork using the basic drawing and painting tools available in Illustrator. You now want to create complex artwork using advanced tools, options, and effects. In addition, you want to ensure that your artwork is ready for commercial printing and also save it for the Web. In this course, you will draw complex illustrations, and enhance them using various painting options. You will also use her techniques using painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web.

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Course Audience

​This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people taking on design responsibilities who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Customizing the Illustrator Interface
Topic A: Set User Interface Preferences
Topic B: Work with the Grid and Guides
Topic C: Manage Workspaces

Lesson 2: Drawing Complex Illustrations
Topic A: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
Topic B: Work with Layers
Topic C: Create a Perspective Drawing
Topic D: Trace Artwork

Lesson 3: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools
Topic A: Paint Objects with Fills, Strokes, and Gradients
Topic B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
Topic C: Paint with Custom Brushes
Topic D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes
Topic E: Apply Meshes to Objects
Topic F: Apply Patterns

Lesson 4: Customizing Colors and Swatches
Topic A: Manage Colors
Topic B: Customize Swatches
Topic C: Manage Color Groups
Topic D: Access Pantone Plus Color Libraries

Lesson 5: Formatting Type
Topic A: Set Character Formats
Topic B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
Topic C: Adjust Hyphenation

Lesson 6: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork
Topic A: Apply Effects to an Object
Topic B: Create Graphic Styles
Topic C: Apply a Blend to an Object
Topic D: Apply a Mask to an Object
Topic E: Create Symbols
Topic F: Work with Symbol Sets and Symbolism Tools

Lesson 7: Preparing a Document for Print Output
Topic A: Set Up Artwork for Printing
Topic B: Prepare Transparent Artwork for Printing
Topic C: Manage Colors in Printing

Lesson 8: Preparing Graphics for the Web
Topic A: Create Slices and Image Maps
Topic B: Save Artwork in the SVG Format
Topic C: Save Graphics for the Web
Appendix A: Adobe Illustrator CS6 Certification Exam Objectives

Course Prerequisites

​To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with basic computer functions such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with Windows. You should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files.
Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths is highly recommended.
You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Introduction to Personal Computers Using Windows 7
  • Adobe® Illustrator® CS6: Part 1
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