Duration: 1 Day
Technology: Business Skills
Software Assurance Value:
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.
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.
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 PrintingLesson 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
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: