Adobe CC Illustrator Training Course (Fundamentals)

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This 2 day Adobe Illustrator CC training course will give you a good understanding of how to use illustrator using the latest CC version. This course is suitable for people with no previous experience with Illustrator, or for those with very little experience who want to improve their abilities.

Course Description:

Create distinctive vector artwork for any project. Used by design professionals worldwide, Adobe Illustrator CC software provides precision and power with sophisticated drawing tools, expressive natural brushes, a host of time-savers, and integration with Adobe’s Creative Cloud services.

Included:

  • Course Material
  • Training Media

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for people with no previous experience with Illustrator, or for those with very little experience who want to improve their abilities.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Certification

Certificate completion awarded once training complete.

 Adobe Illustrator CC Fundamentals Course Outline

Lesson 1
Exploring IllustratorIntroduction to the Illustrator environment, Customise the Illustrator Workspace with presets
Lesson 2
Working with filesOpening, closing and saving files, Creating new files, Using Templates, File formats and which ones to use
Lesson 3
Drawing Creating shapes, The pen tool, Creating and amending paths, Splitting paths, manipulating anchor points, Pencil, Erase, Smooth and Brush, Using the LiveTrace tool to convert Bitmaps to vectors, Adding and deleting anchor points
Lesson 4
Colouring objectsColours and fills, Fills and strokes on objects and pathsProcess, Pantone and Registration colour, Gradients, patterns, Applying gradient transparency, Livepaint and objects; Live Colour
Lesson 5
BrushesCalligraphic, art, scatter & pattern brushes,Editing existing and creating new brushes, Scribble Effect; using the brush libraries
Lesson 6
TypographyBasic typography; the type tool; type on and in a path; type as outlines, Character and paragraph styles, Linking text boxes and using using circular text; text wrap around objects,Typographic control including kerning, indents and baseline shift, New Touch Type controls
Lesson 7
Layering and ordering itemsSend to back/Bring to front, Group/Ungroup and group selections, Working in Group Isolation Mode, Cut/copy/paste & paste infront/ behind, Working with Rulers, Guides and Smart Guides, Getting the best from Layers, Using multiple artboards, Editing the artboard size, Positioning elements, Aligning and distributing artwork, Using layers effectively
Lesson 8
Modifications and special effectsTransformations including blending shapes and the Gradient Mesh tool, Pathfinder panel and compound paths, Using the Shape Builder tool, Effects, graphic styles and masks
Lesson 9
3D EffectsRotate, Revolve, Bevel and Extrude
Lesson 10
Patterns and symbolsSimple patterns and artwork patterns, Converting logos to symbols for reuse, Using the symbol spray to instance symbols around page, Update symbols, manipulate symbols
Lesson 11
Using Illustrator to present dataGraphs and graph types, Graph styles such as pies and bars, Representing qualities graphically
Lesson 12
The Actions panelUsing existing actions, Creating actions for automation
Lesson 13
Web WorkOptimising for the web; flexible web vector export; converting to Flash format, Slicing and CSS layer support to create entire web pages
Lesson 14
Adobe BridgeOverview of Adobe Bridge and what it can do

Adobe CC Illustrator Training Course (Intermediate)

2 days

A step up from the basics of using Illustrator in order to work faster and smarter. This intensive, hands-on two day Adobe Illustrator CC intermediate training course is designed to teach delegates how to create complex illustrations, manage colour across a range of devices, work with graphs and variables, control how illustrations appear on print and the web, and preview them on mobile devices.

Course Description:

This intensive, hands-on two day training course is designed to teach delegates how to create complex illustrations, manage colour across a range of devices, work with graphs and variables, control how illustrations appear on print and the web, and preview them on mobile devices.

Included:

  • Course Manual
  • Training Media

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for people with some experience of Illustrator who want to improve their knowledge and abilities.

Prerequisites

Some knowledge of Illustrator, preferably you have taken our Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals course.

Certification

Certificate completion awarded once training complete.

Adobe Illustrator CC (Intermediate) Course Outline

Lesson 1
Creating Complex IllustrationsCreate a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes, Create Compound Paths, Using the Shape Builder tool, Offset Paths, Erase Shapes
Lesson 2
Enhancing Complex IllustrationsCreate Symbols, Organise Objects with Layers, Create a Pattern Swatch, Create a Mesh, Create Custom Brushes, Apply Colour Using Live Paint, Recolour Artwork
Lesson 3
Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic Trace Artwork Automatically, Adjust the Results of Tracing, Create a Custom Preset, Convert a Traced Object to Paths, Improved CC cracing options
Lesson 4
Creating Special EffectsApply Effects,Create Masks, Simplify Path, Create Blend, Share Graphic Styles, Create 3D Effects
Lesson 5
Working with GraphsCreate a Graph, Format a Graph
Lesson 6
Working with VariablesCreate Variables, Create Data Sets
Lesson 7
Outputting DocumentsCreate an Artboard, Set Up Colour Management, Preview an Overprint, Apply Spot Colours, Print a Composite Proof, Create Colour Separations, Create an Adobe PDF File
Lesson 8
Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile DevicesWork with Actions, Export a File as an SWF File, Create Slices, Add Interactivity to an SVG File, Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices
Lesson 9
Effects & FiltersUnderstanding Illustrator’s Filter and Effects menu, Distort & Transform, Stylise, Effect Gallery
Lesson 10
Drawing in perspectiveChoosing a Perspective Grid preset,The Perspective Grid tool, The Perspective Selection tool, Setting Perspective Grid options, Setting plane options, Adjusting the perspective grid, Drawing new objects in perspective, Attaching art to a perspective plane,Mapping a perspective grid to a photo or drawing, Using the Plane Switching widget, Defining and editing grid presets, Using keyboard shortcuts to speed up drawing
Lesson 11
Working With LayersCreating and understanding Layers, Selecting and arranging Layers, Duplicating Layer content, Applying Layer Options, Releasing and flattening Layers, Animating and outputting Flash files using layers
Lesson 12
Text In IllustratorImproved CC type tools, Creating and threading multiple text containers, Modifying threaded text, Modifying Area Type Options, Type flow into a shape, Text on a Path Options, Using Text Wrap and options, Using Character and Paragraph Styles, Special characters with the Glyph Palette, Setting up Hyphenations and Justifications, Customising Tabs, Ensuring correct output
Lesson 13
Symbols Converting logos to symbols for reuse, Using the symbol spray to instance symbols around page, Manipulating and updating symbols
Lesson 14
Web work Slicing to create entire web pages, Exporting to SWF with Flash symbol support, Deprecated Flash Text features
Lesson 15
Print workSetting up for professional printing, Understanding transparency flattening, Creating Crop Marks, Page Tiling, Exporting Multiple Page PDF, Using the Area Crop Tool to export pre-defined areas, Setting up the Document Raster Effect Setting
Lesson 16
Image OutputSaving, exporting and printing artboards independently or together, Separations Preview – identifying unexpected spot colours, overprinting issues, and CMYK blacks in text and placed files
Lesson 17
Automating TasksCreating and recording Actions, Using Custom actions for automation and Batching, Running a Batch, Loading and saving Action Sets

Adobe CC Illustrator Training Course (Advanced)

2 days

An Adobe Illustrator CC advanced course for users who want to know everything about what Illustrator is capable of and how to get the best out of that capability.

Course Description:

Intended to improve your abilities in Illustrator to take full advantage of it’s features. Attending this course you will preferably have taken our Illustrator (Intermediate) course or be reasonably confident with the program. This course uses the latest CC (Creative Cloud) version of Illustrator, and so is also suitable as an overview of what is new in the latest version and to familiarise yourself with changes to the GUI if you have been using an earlier version.

Included:

  • Course Manual
  • Training Media

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at people looking to make the most out of the functions of Illustrator CC.

Prerequisites

Reasonably good experience with Illustrator, preferably you have taken our Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals or Intermediate course.

Certification

Certificate completion awarded once training complete.

Adobe Illustrator CC (Advanced) Course Outline

Lesson 1
Using Bridge to find, sort and manage filesUnderstanding the interface, Previewing files in different modes, Rating and labeling, Assigning Keywords, Batch Rename, Synchronising Adobe’s Colour Workspace
Lesson 2
DrawingGetting full control of the pen tool, Amending, splitting, joining and manipulating paths, Using Shape Builder to combine, edit and fill shapes, Using templates, pencil and smooth
Lesson 3
Brush effectsCreating Calligraphic, Art, Pattern, and Scatter Brushes, Modifying the brush options, Editing existing and creating new brushes
Lesson 4
Working with patternsCreating simple patterns, Defining artwork as a pattern
Lesson 5
Modifications and special effectsTransformations including blending shapes and the Gradient Mesh tool to create realistic artwork, Pathfinder panel and compound paths including the live compound tool, Using the appearance panel for live editing, Clipping Masks – viewing only the clipped area of your objects during editing., Using Isolation Mode, and Edit Clipping Path for more control
Lesson 6
EnvelopesApplying Warp and Mash Envelopes, Expanding and releasing, Edit Envelope contents, Creating custom Envelope shapes
Lesson 7
ToolsFlare tool, Distort tool including the warp and liquify tools, Using effects and graphic styles, Working with masks and transparency, Grids including the polar and arc grids, Other selection tools
Lesson 8
MasksCreating and applying Masks, Modifying and updating mask content
Lesson 9
Working With ColourUnderstanding Illustrators Swatches, Creating Gradient and Pattern Swatches, Working with colour Guide, Creating Live Paint Objects, Loading Pantone Libraries, Saving and exporting Swatches, Working with Gradient Mashes, Customising the working spaces for accurate colour reproduction on screen and in print
Lesson 10
Graphic StylesUnderstanding Illustrator’s Graphic Styles, Creating and applying Graphic Styles, Loading and saving Graphic Style Presets
Lesson 11
Effects & FiltersUnderstanding Illustrator’s Filter and Effects menu, Distort & Transform, Stylise, Effect Gallery
Lesson 12
Drawing in perspectiveChoosing a Perspective Grid preset, The Perspective Grid tool, The Perspective Selection tool, Setting Perspective Grid options, Setting plane options, Adjusting the perspective grid, Drawing new objects in perspective, Attaching art to a perspective plane, Mapping a perspective grid to a photo or drawing, Using the Plane Switching widget, Defining and editing grid presets, Using keyboard shortcuts to speed up drawing
Lesson 13
Working With LayersCreating and understanding Layers, Selecting and arranging Layers, Duplicating Layer content, Applying Layer Options, Releasing and flattening Layers, Animating and outputting Flash files using layers
Lesson 14
Text In IllustratorImproved Touch Type features, Creating and threading multiple text containers, Modifying threaded text, Modifying Area Type Options, Type flow into a shape, Text on a Path Options, Using Text Wrap and options, Using Character and Paragraph Styles, Special characters with the Glyph Palette, Setting up Hyphenations and Justifications, Customising Tabs, Ensuring correct output, Deprecated Flash Text features
Lesson 15
Symbols Converting logos to symbols for reuse, Using the symbol spray to instance symbols around page, Manipulating and updating symbols
Lesson 16
Web WorkSlicing to create entire web pages, Exporting to SWF with Flash symbol support
Lesson 17
Print WorkSetting up for professional printing, Understanding transparency flattening, Creating Crop Marks, Page Tiling, Exporting Multiple Page PDF, Using the Area Crop Tool to export pre-defined areas, Setting up the Document Raster Effect Setting
Lesson 18
Image OutputSaving, exporting and printing artboards independently or together, Separations Preview – identifying unexpected spot colours, overprinting issues, and CMYK blacks in text and placed files
Lesson 19
Automating TasksCreating and recording Actions, Using Custom actions for automation and Batching, Running a Batch, Loading and saving Action Sets
Lesson 20
Creative Cloud OptionsIdeas – Using and synching Illustrator on a mobile device