Illustrator CC training syllabus

2 days. Learn about this powerful, professional illustration and design tool for graphic artists, technical illustrators, and desktop publishers. Learn to understand and use the vector Bézier pen! Topics include:

  • Getting to know the Illustrator CC 2017 workspace and preferences
  • Making a custom Tool panel
  • Understanding paths, views, selection tools, fills and strokes
  • Setting up preferences and color settings
  • Creating basic geometric shapes with the Shape tools
  • Live Corners and reshape segment techniques
  • Using the enhanced features in the Pencil tool
  • Using a grid and/or Smart Guides to aid symmetrical drawing
  • Using the Bézier Pen, Direct Selection tool, and Anchor Point tool efficiently
  • Applying and editing color gradients to filled regions
  • Creating and using swatches, tints, gradients, and patterns on filled regions
  • Transform tools including scaling, rotating, distorting, shearing, and reflecting
  • Using the Pathfinder panel to make complex shapes
  • Working with the Blend tool/command and its options
  • Creating a compound path

Prerequisites or equivalent experience

  • General experience in graphic design

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Illustrator CC training syllabusAdobe Illustrator CC level II training

2 days. In the second course in the Illustrator CC 2017 series, we'll explore some of the program's advanced features, including:

  • Transparency panel for blend modes and opacity
  • Using Layers panel  to keep your art project organized
  • Creating clipping masks: traditional way vs. Draw Inside
  • Tracing a scanned image with LiveTrace
  • Applying warp effects and the envelope feature
  • Understanding the Appearance panel
  • Creating effects and saving Graphic Styles
  • Using multiple strokes and fills on one object
  • Creating and manipulating type
  • Creating symbols and using the Symbol tools
  • Understanding and creating the five kinds of custom brushes
  • Using and editing an opacity mask in the Transparency panel
  • Using the Mesh tool for complex gradients
  • Applying 3-D effects and mapping artwork onto 3-D shapes

Prerequisites

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Illustrator CC training syllabusAdobe Illustrator CC level III training

2 days. In this course, you'll learn how to build your illustration skills by mastering classic art techniques and harnessing the power of Illustrator CC 2017. Topics include:

  • Using Illustrators tools to create special effects
  • Creating realistic shadows
  • Creating repeating patterns for fills and borders
  • Drawing 3-D artwork—isometric, dimetric, and trimetric views
  • Drawing using custom guides for perspective
  • Creating line effects for maps
  • LiveTrace to LivePaint to LiveColor explorations
  • Creating type effects—masks, applying a paintbrush effect, and circle text
  • Applying 3-D effects to shapes
  • Using the graph tool to create bar and pie charts

Prerequisites

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