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  • Illustrator Beginner Course 
  • Illustrator Advanced Course


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Illustrator CC Beginner course in Birmingham

We also offer training in CS6


Course Description:

This is an introductory course for anyone new to Adobe Illustrator, or those who have not had formal training. You will learn about the classic features and the new and improved tools in Illustrator, and will leave this class with the ability to create and incorporate vector graphics for different projects.


Learning Objectives:

This course will get you started with the basic concepts of Illustrator, but give you a path to continue your mastery of the application. This is a great primer for those seeking their Adobe certification.


After taking this course you will be able to:

  • • Create Basic Shapes
  • • Create custom color swatches
  • • Import and apply Pantone colors
  • • Create Custom Patterns
  • • Use the new Width and Shape Builder tools
  • • Draw with the Pen Tool
  • • Transform Objects
  • • Work with Type
  • • Work with Layers

Target Audience:

Graphic designers, or people transitioning into a design job or taking on design responsibilities to create illustrations, logos, advertisements or other graphic documents. You may have little or no experience with Illustrator, although you may already use Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

Illustrator CC Beginner course in Birmingham

We also offer training in CS6


Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Welcome to Illustrator

  • • About vectors and bitmaps
  • • Syncing settings in Illustrator CC

Lesson 2: Getting started in Illustrator

  • • Opening illustrations
  • • Creating new documents
  • • Using document profiles
  • • Exploring panels and workspaces
  • • Useful shortcuts

Lesson 3: 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

Lesson 4: Creating basic shapes

  • • Creating primitive shapes
  • • Creating polygons, stars and spirals
  • • Drawing lines, grids and arcs
  • • Snapping and aligning shapes
  • • Using the Width tool

Lesson 5: 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

Lesson 6: Working with layers

  • • Creating layers
  • • Using layers effectively

Lesson 7: 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

Lesson 8: Organising your artwork

  • • Introducing multiple artboards
  • • Editing the artboard size
  • • Using guides and smart guides
  • • Aligning and distributing artwork

Lesson 9: Painting in Illustrator

  • • Manipulating stroke options
  • • Creating dashed lines
  • • Adding arrowheads to strokes
  • • Introducing blends
  • • Painting with the Paintbrush
  • • Using the Blob brush

Lesson 10: Placing imported graphics

  • • Linked vs embedded images
  • • Creating template layers

Lesson 11: Using LiveTrace

  • • Automatically tracing artwork
  • • Adjusting LiveTrace results
  • • Converting LiveTrace objects

Lesson 12: Using LivePaint

  • • Creating LivePaint groups
  • • Painting LivePaint objects
  • • Detecting gaps
  • • Modifying LivePaint groups

Lesson 13: Transforming objects

  • • Using the Transform tools and menu commands
  • • Using the Transform panel

Lesson 14: Creating complex shapes

  • Introducing the Shape Builder tool
  • • Using the Pathfinder panel
  • • Creating compound shapes
  • • Expanding compound shapes
  • • Expanding Appearance and artwork

Lesson 15: 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

Lesson 16: Saving and exporting

  • • Saving Illustrator files
  • • Creating Adobe PDF files
  • • Exporting files from Illustrator
  • • Using Save for Web

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particluar courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

Illustrator CC Advanced course in Birmingham

We also offer training in CS6


Course Description:

This course, Advanced Adobe Illustrator, will help you customize your work environment and increase your illustration productivity with great tips and tricks. Projects include advanced selection techniques, perspective grids, using the gradient mesh tool, advanced brush techniques, graphs and patterns. We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert status.

Prerequisites for this Illustrator Advanced Training Course

We highly recommend attending the Adobe Illustrator beginner level course before taking this course. If you have significant experience with Illustrator including good skills with the pen tool, previous attendance is not required. We also recommend that you have the Adobe Illustrator software before starting the course. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe website.

What You Will Learn in This Illustrator Advanced Training Course

  • Concepts and Ideas
  • Analog Tools
  • Refine your Drawings
  • Clockwork Method
  • Shape-Building Method
  • Colors and File Naming
  • BetterHandels Plug -in

Illustrator CC Advanced course in Birmingham

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Course Outline

Lesson 1: Advanced drawing and path editing

  • • Drawing complex bezier shapes
  • • Tracing techniques using the Pen tool
  • • Manipulating paths, points and direction handles
  • • Outlining strokes

Lesson 2: Layout controls

  • • Aligning and distributing accurately
  • • Choosing a Key object
  • • Creating custom guides

Lesson 3: Advanced use of colour

  • • Extracting colours from artwork
  • • Using the Colour Guide panel
  • • Using Live Colour
  • • Editing colours with Live Colour
  • • Exporting ASE files

Lesson 4: Appearances and effects

  • • Document Raster Effects settings
  • • Applying resolution-independent raster effects
  • • Using the Appearance panel
  • • Targeting object attributes
  • • Adding multiple attributes to a single object
  • • Manipulating the appearance stacking order
  • • Applying Live Effects
  • • Editing Live Effects
  • • Envelope distortion
  • • Expanding appearances
  • • Clearing appearances

Lesson 5: Using Clipping Masks

  • • Working with clipping masks
  • • Modifying clipping masks

Lesson 6: Advanced painting techniques

  • • Using the Bristle brush
  • • Creating variable width profiles
  • • Creating and editing custom brushes
  • • Using Drawing Behind and Drawing Inside
  • • Working with Gradient Meshes

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particluar courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.


Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
 
11 Dec - 12 Dec Bristol 9AM - 4PM    £495 Book
 
18 Dec - 19 Dec Cardiff 9AM - 4PM    £495 Book
 
17 Dec - 18 Dec Glasgow 9AM - 4PM    £495 Book
 
11 Dec - 12 Dec London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £495 Book

 

 


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