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Illustrator CS6

Course Overview

A two day intensive Adobe Illustrator CS6 course.  No prior Illustrator knowledge is assumed.  The course materials are mapped against the Adobe Illustrator CS6 exam syllabus.

Duration: 2 day course

Course Content

Getting started
Exploring the workspace
Viewing artwork
Rulers, grids, guides, and crop marks

Drawing basics
Creating a document
Drawing shapes
Drawing lines

Transforming and combining objects
Selecting objects
Transforming objects
Combining objects
Creating layers

Working with Colour
Selecting color
Using Swatches
Managing swatches

Working with Paths
Understanding points and paths
Drawing with the Pen tool
Drawing with the Pencil tool
Editing paths

Creating and formatting text
Selecting Text
Character formatting
Paragraph formatting
Character and paragraph styles

Painting with fills and strokes
Painting methods
Creating and using gradients
Working with Live Paint groups

Customizing the Workspace
Using workspaces
Using multiple artboards

Using symbols
Understanding pixel-aligned paths
Working with Symbols
Symbolism tools and sets

Creating Web graphics
Pixel perfect
Utilizing slices and image maps
Utilizing SVG
Creating animations

Using Colour tools
Colour Groups
The Kuler panel
Pantone Plus libraries
Colour adjustments

Painting tools
Creating and using brushes
Creating and using patterns
Transparency and blending modes
Creating and using meshes

Working with Images
Using Image Trace
Perspective drawing

Type styles & effects
Creating type on a path
Scaling and rotating type
Working with fonts

Creating special effects
Working with effects
Exploring Stylize effects
Creating and applying graphic styles

Setting up documents for printing
Preparing artwork for printing
Printing transparent artwork
Overprinting, trapping, and presets

The Adobe Account
The Adobe Website
Signing in to Your Adobe Account
The Creative Profile Home Page
Managing Your Adobe Account
Adobe Creative Cloud Application Manager
Working With Apps
Understanding Assets
Understanding TypeKit
Add Fonts in Typekit
Understanding Adobe Colour CC
Understanding Behance

Creative Cloud Libraries
The Libraries Panel
Adding Elements to the Library
Adding People to Your Library

Working Collaboratively
Uploading a File to Creative Cloud
Creating a Folder in Creative Cloud
Working With Files and Folders
Viewing a File in Creative Cloud
Adding Collaborators
Making Changes to a Shared File
Commenting on a Shared File
Working With Comments

Adobe Mobile Apps
Adobe Creative Cloud Mobile Apps
The Adobe Capture Apps
Adobe Illustrator Mobile Apps
The Creative Cloud Library and Mobile Apps
Mobile Application Help and Support

The Transform Tools
Understanding the Transform Tools
Scaling and Rotating Objects
Reflecting Objects
Shearing Objects
Changing the Perspective of an Object
Understanding the Distortion Tools
Distorting Objects

Advanced Colour
Understanding Colour Themes
Navigating to Adobe Colour
Using the Colour Wheel
Working With Colour Rules
Saving a Colour Theme
Exploring Colour Themes
Working With Colour Themes in Illustrator
Understanding the Colour Guide

Understanding Patterns
Creating Different Types of Patterns
Applying a Pattern Swatch
Scaling and Moving a Pattern
Creating a New Pattern
Editing a Pattern

Brushes and Symbols
Understanding the Paintbrush Tool
The Brushes Panel
Understanding Brush Libraries
Using the Paintbrush Tool
Applying a Brush Stroke to a Path
Creating Different Kinds of Brushes
Creating an Art Brush
Creating a Scatter Brush
Using the Blob Brush
Using the Eraser Tool
Deleting a Brush Style
Understanding Symbols
Placing a Symbol Instance
Editing a Symbol
Understanding the Symbols Tools

Advanced Objects
Understanding Pathfinder
Creating a Compound Shape
Modifying Compound Shapes
Understanding Pathfinder Effects
Applying Pathfinder Effects
Creating Compound Paths
Understanding Envelopes
Reshape Objects Using Envelopes
Blending Shapes
Cutting and Dividing Objects

Understanding Effects
Understanding 3D Effects
Applying the 3D Extrude & Bevel Effect
Applying the 3D Revolve Effect
Applying the Outer Glow Effect
Understanding the Appearance Panel

Understanding Clipping Masks
Creating a Clipping Mask
Creating an Opacity Mask

Live Paint
Understanding Live Paint
Preparing for Live Paint
Simplifying Paths
Creating Live Paint Groups
Live Paint Gap Options
Applying Live Paint Fill
Adding Paths to a Live Paint Object
Using the Live Paint Selection Tool
Adding Gradients With Live Paint

Understanding Tracing
The Image Trace Panel
Using Image Trace
Expanding Paths in a Traced Image
Tracing an Image Manually


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