This course builds on the concepts and skills covered in Illustrator CS6: Basic. In this course, students will learn more advanced techniques for working with paths, masks, fills, and strokes. Students will also learn how to use transformation tools, envelopes, filters, effects, and graphic styles. In addition, students will learn how to convert raster images to vector art and how to manage color settings, color separations, and print specifications. Finally, students will learn how to work with slices and how to optimize and export images for the Web.
After completing this course, students will know how to:
- Cut holes in shapes; outline strokes; offset paths; use Pathfinder commands; use the Eraser tool; align and distribute path points; and create clipping and opacity masks.
- Create multiple fills and strokes by using the Appearance panel; apply color to grayscale images; create a gradient mesh; use Live Color; create and transform patterns; create and use brushes; and manipulate symbols.
- Transform shapes by using the transformation tools; create and edit envelopes; use the Liquify tools; and create 3D effects.
- Apply filters to vector and raster images; apply and edit effects; and apply and edit graphic styles.
- Use Live Trace to convert color raster images and line art to vector artwork; and use Live Paint to add color to vector artwork.
- Set up color management; create multiple crop areas; print a composite proof of an illustration; set up color separations; and generate a PostScript file for a commercial printer.
- View artwork in Pixel Preview; create and manipulate slices and create hyperlinks; optimize images, export an illustration as a Web page, and preview a Web page in a browser; output content for Flash; and create a graph.
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Classroom Training- 1 Day
This course is designed for anyone who wants to become a proficient graphics professional and create illustrations for both print and the Web. This course can apply to any or all of the following people: graphic designers creating original or composite artwork; production artists designing layouts for documents; and illustrators creating and previewing fine artwork. Students will get the most out of this course if their goal is to become proficient in using Adobe Illustrator CS6 to transform objects, adjust typography, and convert raster images to vector art, print composite proofs and color separations, and output artwork for the Web.