About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code ADILCS6L2
Duration 1 Day

In this course, you will draw complex illustrations, and enhance them using various painting options. You will also use techniques using painting tools, manage colours, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web.

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Customise the Illustrator interface
  • Draw complex illustrations
  • Enhance artwork using painting tools
  • Customise colours and swatches
  • Format type
  • Apply a variety of graphic effects to artwork
  • Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing
  • Prepare graphics for the web

Outline

Lesson 1: Customising the Illustrator Interface

  • Topic A: Set User Interface Preferences
  • Topic B: Work with the Grid and Guides
  • Topic C: Manage Workspaces

Lesson 2: Drawing Complex Illustrations

  • Topic A: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
  • Topic B: Work with Layers
  • Topic C: Create a Perspective Drawing
  • Topic D: Trace Artwork

Lesson 3: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools

  • Topic A: Paint Objects with Fills, Strokes, and Gradients
  • Topic B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
  • Topic C: Paint with Custom Brushes
  • Topic D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes
  • Topic E: Apply Meshes to Objects
  • Topic F: Apply Patterns

Lesson 4: Customising Colours and Swatches

  • Topic A: Manage Colours
  • Topic B: Customise Swatches
  • Topic C: Manage Colour Groups
  • Topic D: Access Pantone Plus Colour Libraries

Lesson 5: Formatting Type

  • Topic A: Set Character Formats
  • Topic B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
  • Topic C: Adjust Hyphenation

Lesson 6: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork

  • Topic A: Apply Effects to an Object
  • Topic B: Create Graphic Styles
  • Topic C: Apply a Blend to an Object
  • Topic D: Apply a Mask to an Object
  • Topic E: Create Symbols

Lesson 7: Preparing a Document for Print Output

  • Topic A: Set Up Artwork for Printing
  • Topic B: Prepare Transparent Artwork for Printing
  • Topic C: Manage Colours in Printing

Lesson 8: Preparing Graphics for the Web

  • Topic A: Create Slices and Image Maps
  • Topic B: Save Artwork in the SVG Format
  • Topic C: Save Graphics for the Web
Specialist Course

1 Day

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