Illustrator Fundamentals: An Introduction to Illustrator CS6

Illustrator Fundamentals: An Introduction to Illustrator CS6
Event on 2013-01-21 00:00:00

Course Description
Adobe Illustrator CS6 is an essential design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the web, and in any other medium. In this three-day course, you will get a thorough overview of the interface, tools, and features of Illustrator CS6. You will learn, step-by-step, the key techniques, as well as tips and tricks, for working in Illustrator CS6. In this combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice led by Adobe certified instructors, you will learn the basics of working with Illustrator CS6 so that you can incorporate visual effects into your workflow.

Who Should Attend
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest and most comprehensive way to learn Illustrator CS6

Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X
Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop class or equivalent experience is recommended but not necessary.

Course Outline:
Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area
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 Zoom tool
Scrolling through a document
Viewing artwork
Navigating multiple artboards
Using the Navigator panel
Understanding rulers
Arranging multiple documents
Exploring document groups

Lesson 2: Selecting and Aligning
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
Aligning objects to each other
Aligning to a key object
Aligning points
Distributing objects
Aligning to the artboard
Working with groups
Grouping items
Working in Isolation mode
Adding to a group
Exploring object arrangement
Arranging objects
Selecting objects behind
Hiding objects
Applying selection techniques

Lesson 3: Creating and Editing Shapes
Creating a new document
Working with basic shapes
Understanding drawing modes
Creating rectangles
Creating rounded rectangles
Creating ellipses
Creating polygons
Working with Draw Behind mode
Creating stars
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

Lesson 4: Transforming Objects
Working with artboards
Adding artboards to the document
Editing artboards
Reordering artboards
Transforming content
Working with rulers and guides
Scaling objects
Reflecting objects
Rotating objects
Distorting objects
Shearing objects
Positioning objects precisely
Changing perspective
Applying multiple transformations
Using the Free Distort effect

Lesson 5: Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
Starting with the Pen tool
Creating straight lines
Creating curved paths
Building a curve
Converting smooth 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
Converting 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
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

Lesson 7: Working with Type
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
Working with glyphs
Resizing type objects
Changing paragraph attributes
Creating and applying text styles
Creating and applying a paragraph style
Editing a paragraph style
Sampling text formatting
Creating and applying a character style
Editing a character style
Reshaping text with a preset envelope warp
Reshaping text with an object
Creating text on an open path
Creating text on closed paths
Creating text outlines

Lesson 8: Working with Layers
Creating layers
Selecting and moving objects and layers
Duplicating layer content
Moving layers
Locking layers
Viewing layers
Pasting layers
Creating a clipping mask
Merging layers
Locating layers
Applying appearance attributes to layers
Isolating layers

Lesson 9: Blending Colors and Shapes
Working with gradients
Creating and applying a linear gradient to a fill
Adjusting the direction and angle of a gradient fill
Applying a gradient to a stroke
Editing a gradient on a stroke
Creating and applying a radial gradient
Editing the radial gradient color
Adjusting the radial gradient
Applying gradients to multiple objects
Exploring other methods for editing gradient colors
Adding transparency to gradients
Working with blended objects
Creating a blend with specific steps
Modifying a blend
Creating and editing smooth color blends

Lesson 10: 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

Price: ,395.00
Duration: 3 days
Time: 10am – 6pm

Contact: Cari Jones, Corporate Account Manager
Phone: 407-354-4866

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