Adobe
Illustrator

DM03

2 Days: 10:30am - 3:30pm

May be subject to minor time alterations

CPD Accredited Advanced Certificate

£522

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Course Overview

This comprehensive 2-day Adobe authorised and certified introduction to Adobe Illustrator is practical and active with content and delivery. The course has been designed to enable anyone new to Illustrator to produce professional graphics, designs, and illustrations. We cover Illustrator’s sophisticated drawing and text controls, creating complex shapes, using adjustable strokes, using painterly effects and the Image Trace and Live Paint features allowing you to create beautiful, professional artwork and designs.

Course Details

  • To use the drawing tools 
  •  Use layers and shapes 
  •  Create complex shapes 
  •  Work with colour 
  •  Create professional artwork 
  •  Free digital course assets 
  •  Free post-course helpdesk support 
DAY ONE:
WELCOME TO ILLUSTRATOR
  • About vectors and bitmaps
  • Syncing settings in Illustrator CC
GETTING STARTED IN ILLUSTRATOR
  • Opening illustrations
  • Using document profiles
  • Exploring panels and workspaces
  • Useful shortcuts
  • Creating new documents
ARTWORK COMPONENTS
  • Outline vs Preview mode
  • Rulers, guides and grids
  • Intuitive Smart Guides
  • Paths, point and handles
  • Grouping objects
  • Using layers
  • Working in Group
  • Isolation Mode
CREATING BASIC SHAPES
  • Creating primitive shapes
  • Creating polygons, stars and spirals
  • Drawing lines, grids and arcs
  • Snapping and aligning shapes
  • Using the Width tool
APPLYING COLOUR
  • Colour models
  • Applying colour to objects
  • Spot vs. Process Colour
  • Process and Global Process colours
  • Managing swatches
  • Creating colour groups
  • Introduction to gradients
  • Loading swatch libraries
WORKING WITH LAYERS
  • Creating layers
  • Using layers effectively
DRAWING IN ILLUSTRATOR
  • Using the Pen tool
  • Working with paths, points and direction handles
  • Drawing paths
  • Tips for drawing curves
  • Editing, manipulating and modifying paths
  • Adding and deleting anchor points
  • Splitting, cutting and erasing paths
  • Using the Average and Join commands
DAY TWO: 
ORGANISING YOUR ARTWORK
  • Introducing multiple artboards
  • Editing the artboard size
  • Using guides and smart guides
  • Aligning and distributing artwork
PAINTING IN ILLUSTRATOR
  • Manipulating stroke options
  • Creating dashed lines
  • Adding arrowheads to strokes
  • Creating variable width strokes
  • Introducing blends
  • Painting with the Paintbrush
  • Using the Blob brush
PLACING IMPORTED GRAPHICS
  • Linked vs Embedding images
  • Creating template layers
USING LIVETRACE
  • Automatically tracing artwork
  • Adjusting Live Trace results
  • Converting Live Trace objects
USING LIVEPAINT
  • Creating Live Paint groups
    Painting
  • Live Paint objects
  • Detecting gaps
  • Modifying Live Paint groups
TRANSFORMING OBJECTS
  • Using the Transform tool menu commands
  • Using the Transform panel
CREATING COMPLEX SHAPES
  • Introducing the Shape Builder tool
  • Using the Pathfinder panel
  • Creating compound shapes
  • Expanding compound shapes
  • Expanding Appearance and artwork
WORKING WITH TYPE
  • Using type tools
  • The Touch Type tool
  • Using the Character and Paragraph panel
  • Creating outlines from text
  • Using type on a path
SAVING AND EXPORTING
  • Saving Illustrator files
  • Creating Adobe PDF files
  • Exporting files from Illustrator
  • Using Safe for Web

This Adobe authorised training course provides an ideal introduction to Adobe Illustrator. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

LSPR Professional Development Advanced Certificate. The Advanced Certificate is recognised by the: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service: http://www.cpduk.co.uk

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