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Illustrator Fundamentals Training Course

Course Description

On this 3-day beginners class you will learn Adobe Illustrator by completing 7 Real World projects including a logo and letterhead corporate identity package, a realty development map, a letterfold color brochure, product packaging, an infographic and more.

Our instructors will lead you step-by-step through each project, teaching the correct workflow, how to master each tool and show you useful shortcuts to speed up your production. This hands-on training is a proven method for those looking learn Illustrator.

Live face-to-face instructor. No minimum class size - all classes guaranteed to run!

This course is ideal for designers, marketers and anyone who is pursuing a career in graphic design. Training available on Mac and PC.

View our full range of Adobe Illustrator training courses, or see below for the detailed outline for Illustrator Fundamentals.

3 Days | $1195.00

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Detailed course outline

  • Getting Started
    • Exploring the Illustrator Interface
    • The Application Frame
    • Arrangement of Illustrator Panels
    • Accessing Illustrator Tools
    • Creating Custom Tool Panels
    • Create a Saved Workspace
    • Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
    • Explore the Document Window
    • Arrangement of Multiple Documents
  • Project 1: Drawing Basic Shapes
    • Setting up the Workspace
    • Creating a New Document
    • Using Smart Guides
    • Drawing Basic Shapes
    • Control Fill and Stroke Attribute
    • Transforming Objects with the Bounding Box
    • The Free Transformation Tool in Depth
    • Align and Distribute Objects
    • Using the Group Selection Tool
    • Create Artwork with Lines
    • Reflect and Rotate Drawing Objects
    • Divide Basic Shapes into Components Pieces
    • The Stroke Panel in Depth
    • The Pathfinder Panel in Depth
    • Draw with the Pencil Tool
  • Project 2: Drawing Complex Artwork
    • Preparing the Drawing Workspace
    • Use the Pen Tool to Trace the Sketch
    • Anchor Pointss and Handles
    • Anchor Point and Bezier Curve Tools
    • Reshape Line Segments
    • Adding Anchor Points
    • Drawing with the Curvature Tool
    • Build Shapes from Overlapping Paths
    • Draw Behind Tool
    • Shape Builder Tool
    • Draw InSide Mode
    • Coloring and Painting Artwork
    • Create Custom Color Swatches
    • Add a Color Gradient
    • Understanding Color Terms
    • Creating the Finished Poster
    • Manage Artwork with Sublayers
    • Lock and Hide Artwork
    • Create Shapes with Blob Brish Tool
    • Combine Chapes with Pathfinder
    • Save the File as PDF
  • Project 3: Corporate Identity Package
    • Working with Gradient Mashes
    • Draw the Apples Shapes
    • Work with Type and create Point-Type Objects
    • The Character Panel in Depth
    • Manipulate Type Object
    • Convert Type to Objects
    • Create Custom Graphics from Letter Shapes
    • Working with Multiple Artboards
    • Use the Layers Panel to Organize Artwork
    • Convert Mesh Objects to Regular Paths
    • The Appearance Panel in Depth
    • Convert Mesh Objects to Regular Paths
    • Add Spot Color to the Two-Color Logo
    • Combining Text and Graphics
    • Understanding Placed-Image Bounding Boxes
  • Project 4: Ski Resort Map
    • Working with Custom Swatches
    • Using Spot Colors in Gradients
    • Create a Custom Pattern
    • Working with Brushes
    • Understanding Art Brush Options
    • Control Art Brush Options
    • Control an Art Brush Stroke
    • Create Pattern Brush Tiles
    • Using Symbols
    • Open Custom Symbol Libraries
    • Control Symbol Instances
    • Editing Symbols in place
    • Replace and Spray Symbols
    • Symbolism Tools options
    • Create a Clipping Mask
  • Project 5: Creating a Letterfold Brochure
    • Use Artboards to Create a Panel Layout Structure
    • Create Margin and Bleed Guides
    • Create Folding Marks
    • Place Layout Images
    • Manage Linked and Embedded Files
    • Import Text for the Inside Panels
    • Thread Multiple Type Areas
    • Work with Hidden Characters
    • Define Paragraph Styles
    • Define a Character Style
    • Fine-tuning Text and Apply Smart Punctuation
    • Control Tabbed Text
    • Create a Job Package
    • Export PDF for Print
  • Project 6: Candy Packaging
    • Building the File Structure
    • Create the Package File from a Template
    • Use Image Trace to Create a Complex Image
    • Working with Styles and Effects
    • The Glyphs Panel in Depth
    • Apply a Warp Effect
    • Create Type on a Path
    • Place a Native Photoshop File
    • Creating an Opacity Mask
    • Preparing Artwork for Output
    • Define Raster Effects Settings
    • Preview Transparency Flattening
    • Export a PDF File for Proofing
    • Previewing the Box Design in 3D
  • Project 7: Consumer Infographic
    • Project: Creating Graphs and Charts
    • Create a Line Graph
    • Create a Bar Graph
    • Create a Pie Graph
    • Drawing in Perspective
    • Define the Perspective Grid
    • Moving Objects in Perspective Grid
    • Work with Type in Perspective
    • Attach Objects to the Perspective Grid
    • Transforming Perspective Type Objects
    • Other Perspective Grid Options

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.



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