About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code ADILCS5L2
Duration 1 Day

In this course you will create complex illustrations, manage colour across a range of devices, work with graphs and variables, control how illustrations appear on print and the web, and preview them on mobile devices.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for designers, publishers, prepress professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities, who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents. They will have some previous experience with Illustrator.

Prerequisites

  • Attendance of Adobe Illustrator CS5 Level 1 course: ADILCS5L1 (or equivalent knowledge)

Delegates will learn how to

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

  • Create complex illustrations
  • Enhance complex illustrations
  • Create a vector version of a raster graphic
  • Create special effects
  • Work with graphs
  • Work with variables
  • Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing
  • Export graphics for the web and mobile devices

Outline

Lesson 1: Creating Complex Illustrations

  • Topic 1A: Create a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes
  • Topic 1B: Create Perspective Drawings
  • Topic 1C: Create Compound Paths
  • Topic 1D: Offset Paths
  • Topic 1E: Erase Shapes

Lesson 2: Enhancing Complex Illustrations

  • Topic 2A: Organize Objects with Layers
  • Topic 2B: Create Symbols
  • Topic 2C: Create a Pattern Swatch
  • Topic 2D: Create a Mesh
  • Topic 2E: Create Custom Brushes
  • Topic 2F: Apply Color Using Live Paint
  • Topic 2G: Recolor Artwork

Lesson 3: Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic

  • Topic 3A: Trace Artwork
  • Topic 3B: Adjust the Results of Tracing
  • Topic 3C: Create a Custom Preset
  • Topic 3D: Convert a Traced Object to Paths

Lesson 4: Creating Special Effects

  • Topic 4A: Apply Effects
  • Topic 4B: Create Masks
  • Topic 4C: Simplify Paths
  • Topic 4D: Create Blends
  • Topic 4E: Share Graphic Styles
  • Topic 4F: Create 3D Effects

Lesson 5: Working with Graphs

  • Topic 5A: Create a Graph
  • Topic 5B: Format a Graph

Lesson 6: Working with Variables

  • Topic 6A: Create Variables
  • Topic 6B: Create Data Sets

Lesson 7: Outputting Documents

  • Topic 7A: Set Up Color Management
  • Topic 7B: Preview an Overprint
  • Topic 7C: Apply Spot Colors
  • Topic 7D: Print a Composite Proof
  • Topic 7E: Create Color Separations
  • Topic 7F: Create an Adobe PDF File

Lesson 8: Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile Devices

  • Topic 8A: Convert Colors to Web-Safe Colors
  • Topic 8B: Work with Actions
  • Topic 8C: Export a File as an SWF File
  • Topic 8D: Create Slices
  • Topic 8E: Add Interactivity to an SVG File
  • Topic 8F: Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices

Appendix A: New Features in Adobe Illustrator CS5

Appendix B: Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Objectives Mapping

Specialist Course

1 Day

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Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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