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Adobe Illustrator Essentials

2 sessions available starting from $795.00

Subject: Adobe Illustrator

Ages: All ages

Skill level: All difficulty levels

Students follow 15+ examples and complete exercises to explore Illustrator’s most important features such as drawing, creating logos and graphics, creating special effects, manipulating type, creating charts and producing complex fashion & architectural designs. Graphics can then be used for importing into InDesign, Photoshop and Flash.

What you will learn

During the 2 day Illustrator Essentials course, the following topics are covered. See outline below for more indepth detail:

- Illustrator's Tools & Workspace
- Shape Tools & Selections
- Colour & Gradients
- Working with Paths
- Pathfinder
- Live Color
- Live Trace
- Masking
- Creating Patterns & Symbols
- Transparency, Filters & Effects
- Blending
- Creating & Formatting Type
- Exporting Artwork from Illustrator...

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Students follow 15+ examples and complete exercises to explore Illustrator’s most important features such as drawing, creating logos and graphics, creating special effects, manipulating type, creating charts and producing complex fashion & architectural designs. Graphics can then be used for importing into InDesign, Photoshop and Flash.

What you will learn

During the 2 day Illustrator Essentials course, the following topics are covered. See outline below for more indepth detail:

- Illustrator's Tools & Workspace
- Shape Tools & Selections
- Colour & Gradients
- Working with Paths
- Pathfinder
- Live Color
- Live Trace
- Masking
- Creating Patterns & Symbols
- Transparency, Filters & Effects
- Blending
- Creating & Formatting Type
- Exporting Artwork from Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator Essentials - Course Outline

llustrator's Interface
— Using panels
— Setting and customising artboards
— Customising and saving workspaces
— Application Bar
— Smart Guides
— Smart Cursor
— Tools
— Rulers and ruler guides
— Setting Application & Document Preferences
— Tabbed Windows / Multiple Documents
— Screen modes
— Zooming, panning and document navigation
— Viewing defaults / Fit in window / 100%
— Display performance
— Contextual Menus
— New and Improved Status Bar

Selections
— Shift selection
— Marqueeing
— Select all
— Group and ungroup
— Shift to constrain horizontally and vertically
— Alt/Opt for duplicating objects
— Arrow keys to nudge
— Eye dropper tool to sample

Creating objects
— Rectangle / Ellipse / Polygon
— Creating and customising starbursts
— Strokes and fills
— Shift to constrain
— Alt/Opt to create from centre out
— Moving objects
— Resizing objects
— Locking and unlocking objects
— Rotating objects
— Scaling objects - scaling strokes and fills

Transforming objects
— Selecting reference point on control panel
— Positioning items using X & Y
— Arrangement Order / Send to back or front
— Step and Repeat
— Aligning objects / using smart guides
— Distributing objects / using smart guides
— Creating Lines
— Adding arrow heads

Working with Layers
— Adding layers / Hiding

Creating Logos
— Create a logo using the object tools and transform commands
— Create a logo using the object tools pathfinder panel

Colours & Swatches
— Importing spot colours
— Creating swatches: CMYK, RGB, Spot,
— Using preset gradients
— Creating and customising gradients
— Saving gradients into swatches panel
— Applying gradients to objects and type
— Blending

Transparency, Filters and Effects
— Adjusting the opacity of an object
— Distorting objects or type by applying special effects or filters

Mastering the Pen Tool
— Create straight paths and curved paths
— Editing points and segments using the Direct Selection tool
— Working with anchor points
— Adding and deleting anchor points
— Converting anchor points
— Create an illustration using the pen tool
— Working with compound paths
— Creating and working with masks
— Freehand drawing with pen anc pencils tools

Pathfinder
— Combine, isolate and sub- divide objects
— Use Pathfinder commands,eg Add, Exclude, Divide, and Merge
— Exploring Compound Paths to create transparent areas

Patterns
— Using preset patterns
— Creating custom patterns
— Adding patterns to swatches panel

Symbols
— Using the symbols panel and creating symbols
— Blending objects and using the blend tool

Live Trace Introduction
— Use live trace to convert raster images to vector artwork

Brushes
— Calligraphic, Scatter, Art and Pattern

Animation
— Create & export an animated .SWF from Illustrator

Working with Text
— Frames and text frames
— Entering text
— Selection processes
— Editing and formatting text
— Kerning, Tracking & Leading
— Character & Paragraph Formatting
— Vertical Text
— Hyphenation
— Fonts - Serif & Sans Serif
— Flowing type along a path
— Placing type inside a path
— Creating outlines - converting type to paths
— Ascenders & Descenders
— Using the glyphs panel
— Check boxes
— Importing text
— Paragraph & Character styles

Exporting Artwork from Illustrator
— Export Artwork for InDesign, Photoshop & Flash
— Create PDFs

Duration: Two Days

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When

Please contact us for upcoming dates and/or more information about this class.

Where

  • 83 York St
    Sydney, NSW 2000

Price: $795.00

Type

  • Class / Group Sessions

When

Please contact us for upcoming dates and/or more information about this class.

Where

  • 83 York St
    Sydney, NSW 2000

Price: $795.00

Type

  • Class / Group Sessions



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