This one-day advanced course will cover some of Adobe Illustrator’s more advanced artwork creation tools and techniques. You will learn how to create more complex shapes and graphics, work with symbols and with masking. The course will also cover how to convert raster graphics into vectors, how to apply effects and how to work in perspective.
Delegates should have a good working knowledge of Illustrator and be able to create and manipulate designs, including:
- Creating basic artwork using shapes
- Modify paths
- Work with colour, fills and strokes
- Use Illustrator’s Pen tool
- Save files as different formats to export from Illustrator
Dual monitor setup is required for when attending this course via the QA Attend from Anywhere delivery method.
- Create complex shapes using the Shape Builder and Pathfinder tools
- Import raster images and convert them to editable vector graphics
- Create and manage Illustrator symbols
- Work with clipping and opacity masks
- Apply blends to objects
- Apply Illustrator effects, including 3D
- Use tools to help create artwork in perspective
Module 1: Creating complex shapes
- The Pathfinder panel
- Compound objects
- The Shape Builder Tool
Module 2: Tracing artwork
- Vector and raster graphics
Module 3: Working with symbols
- Introducing symbols
- Working with symbols
- Symbol sets and symbolism tools
Module 4: Masking and blending
- Masking objects
- Blending objects
Module 5: Object effects
- Basic effects
- 3D effects
Module 6: Drawing in perspective
- The Perspective Grid Tool
- Custom Perspective Grids
- Creating artwork in perspective
This course, in conjunction with the Introduction course, will help prepare delegates for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certification exams.
When delivered in a QA training centre, this course will be delivered using PCs. Events can be delivered on Apple Macs by request.
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