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Illustrator CS 6

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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Course

5 Day Instructor Led Course - 35 Contact Hours

 

 

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Dubai 23/Apr/2017 TBA TBA Enquire Now

 

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Course Overview

All-new Adobe Illustrator CS5 software is an essential tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the Web, and in any other medium. With powerful new 3D features, advanced typographical controls, smooth Adobe Portable Document Format, PDF, integration, enhanced printing options, and faster performance, this powerful upgrade from helps you explore your creative vision and efficiently publish your artwork anywhere.  This course is required to prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert, ACE, certification exam.

Job Profile

Graphic Designers, Web Design

 

Course Outline

 

1 GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA
Lesson overview
Getting started
Understanding the workspace

Adjusting the user interface brightness
Working with the Tools panel
Exploring 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
Scrolling through a document
Viewing artwork
Navigating multiple artboards
Using the Navigator panel
Understanding rulers
Arranging multiple documents
Exploring Document groups
Finding resources for using Illustrator

2 SELECTING AND ALIGNING
Lesson overview
Getting started
Selecting objects
Using the Selection tool
Using the Direct Selection tool
Creating selections with a marquee
Creating selections with the Magic Wand tool
Selecting similar objects
Aligning objects
Align objects to each other
Aligning to a key object
Aligning points
Distributing objects
Aligning to the artboard
Working with groups
Group items
Working in isolation mode
Adding to a group
Exploring Object arrangement
Arranging objects
Selecting objects behind
Hiding objects
Applying selection techniques

3 CREATING AND EDITING SHAPES
Lesson overview
Getting started
Creating a new document

Working with basic shapes

Understanding drawing modes
Creating rectangles
Creating rounded rectangles
Creating ellipses
Creating polygons
Working with Draw Inside mode
Changing stroke width and alignment
Working with line segments
Joining paths
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 Draw inside mode

Editing content drawn inside

Using the Eraser tool

Using Image Trace to Create shapes

Cleaning up traced artwork


4 TRANSFORMING OBJECTS
Lesson overview
Getting started
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
Positioning objects precisely
Changing the perspective
Applying Multiple transformations
Using the Free Distort effect

5 DRAWING WITH THE PEN AND PENCIL TOOLS
Lesson overview
Getting started
Starting with the pen tool

Creating Straight lines
Creating curved paths
Building a curve
Converting curved points to corner points
Creating the violin illustration
Drawing curves
Selecting a curved path
Drawing a curved path
Drawing a closed path with curves
Drawing the 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

6 COLOR AND PAINTING
Lesson overview
Getting started
Understanding color
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 appearance 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
Applying existing patterns
Creating your own pattern
Applying a pattern
Editing a pattern
Working with Live Paint
Creating a Live Paint group
Editing Live Paint regions
Working with Gap Options

7 WORKING WITH TYPE
Lesson overview
Getting started
Working with type
Creating point type
Creating area type
Importing a plain text file
Working with Overflow text and text reflow

Threading text

Creating columns of text
Formatting type
Changing the font size
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 warp
Wrapping text around an object
Creating text on open paths
Creating text on closed paths
Creating text outlines

8 WORKING WITH LAYERS
Lesson overview
Getting started
Creating layers
Selecting and Moving objects and layers
Duplicating layer contents
Moving layers

Locking layers

Viewing layers
Pasting layers
Creating a clipping masks
Merging layers

Locating layers
Applying appearance attributes to layers
Isolating layers

9 WORKING WITH PERSPECTIVE DRAWING
Lesson overview
Getting started
Understanding perspective
Understanding the Perspective Grid
Working with the Perspective Grid
Using a preset grid
Editing the Perspective 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
Working with symbols in perspective
Adding Symbols to the Perspective Grid
Transforming Symbols in perspective
Release content from perspective
Working with the horizontal plane


10 BLENDING COLORS AND SHAPES
Lesson overview
Getting started
Working with gradients
Creating and applying a linear gradient to a fill
Adjusting the direction and angle of a gradient fill
Creating and applying radial gradient
Editing a gradient on a stroke

Adjusting the 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

11 WORKING WITH BRUSHES
Lesson overview
Getting started
Working with brushes
Using Calligraphic brushes
Editing a brush
Using a fill color with brushes
Removing a brush stroke
Using Art brushes
Drawing with the Paintbrush tool
Editing paths with the Paintbrush tool
Creating an Art brush
Editing 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 a 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
Merging paths with the Blob Brush tool
Editing with the Eraser tool

12 APPLYING EFFECTS
Lesson overview
Getting started
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


13 APPLYING APPEARANCE ATTRIBUTES AND GRAPHIC STYLES
Lesson overview
Getting started
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
Adding to an existing graphic style
Applying an appearance to a layer
Copying, applying, and removing graphic styles
Creating web graphics

Aligning content to the pixel grid

Slicing content

Selecting and editing slices

Using the same for web command


14 WORKING WITH SYMBOLS
Lesson overview
Getting started
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
Spraying symbol instances
Editing symbols with the Symbolism tools
Copying and editing symbol sets
Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panel
Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork
Working with Symbols and Flash integration

15 COMBINING ILLUSTRATOR CS5 GRAPHICS WITH OTHER ADOBE APPLICATIONS
Lesson overview
Getting started
Working with Adobe Bridge
Combining artwork
Vector versus bitmap graphics
Placing Adobe Photoshop files
Placing a Photoshop file
Duplicating and editing a placed image
Embed a Photoshop image with Layer comps
Applying color edits to a placed image
Masking an image
Applying a clipping mask to an image
Editing a mask
Masking an 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, Adobe Muse, Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Flash