Adobe Illustrator Level 2 (Advanced)



Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
You have created simple artwork by using the basic drawing and painting tools available in Adobe Illustrator CC. You now want to use advanced tools, options, and effects to create complex artwork. In addition, you want to ensure that your artwork is ready for commercial printing and also save it for the web. In this course, you will draw complex illustrations and enhance them by using various painting options. You will also use painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CC to create complex illustrations, format illustrations and type, and prepare documents for print and web. You will:
  • Draw complex illustrations
  • Enhance artwork by using painting tools
  • Customize colors and swatches
  • Format type
  • Enhance the appearance of artwork
  • Prepare content for deployment
  • Set up project requirements
Target Student:
This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people taking on design responsibilities who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Drawing Complex Illustrations
Apply the Grid, Guides, and Info Panel
Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
Organize Artwork with Layers
Create a Perspective Drawing
Trace Artwork

Section 2: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools
Paint Objects Using Fills and Strokes
Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
Paint with Custom Brushes
Add Transparency and Blending Modes
Apply Meshes to Objects
Apply Patterns

Section 3: Customizing Colors and Swatches
Manage Colors
Customize Swatches
Manage Color Groups
Adjust Color

Section 4: Formatting Type
Set Character Formats
Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type

Section 5: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork
Apply Effects to an Object
Create Graphic Styles
Apply a Mask to an Object
Apply Symbols and Symbol Sets

Section 6: Preparing Content for Deployment
Prepare Artwork for Printing
Prepare Transparency and Colors for Printing
Create Slices and Image Maps
Save Graphics for the Web
Prepare Documents for Video
Prepare Files for Other Applications

Section 7: Setting Project Requirements
Identify the Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs
Determine and Evaluate Standard Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use
Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities
Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
You have created simple artwork using the basic drawing and painting tools available in Illustrator. You now want to create complex artwork using advanced tools, options, and effects. In addition, you want to ensure that your artwork is ready for commercial printing and also save it for the Web. In this course, you will draw complex illustrations and enhance them using various painting options. You will also use other techniques using painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CS6 to create complex illustrations, format illustrations and type, and prepare documents for print and web. You will:
  • Draw complex illustrations
  • Enhance artwork by using painting tools
  • Customize colors and swatches
  • Format type
  • Enhance the appearance of artwork
  • Prepare content for deployment
Target Student:
This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people taking on design responsibilities who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Customizing the Illustrator Interface
Set User Interface Preferences
Work with the Grid and Guides
Manage Workspaces

Section 2: Drawing Complex Illustrations
Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
Work with Layers
Create a Perspective Drawing
Trace Artwork

Section 3: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools
Paint Objects with Fills, Strokes, and Gradients
Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
Paint with Custom Brushes
Add Transparency and Blending Modes
Apply Meshes to Objects
Apply Patterns

Section 4: Customizing Colors and Swatches
Manage Colors
Customize Swatches
Manage Color Groups
Access Pantone Plus Color Libraries

Section 5: Formatting Type
Set Character Formats
Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
Adjust Hyphenation

Section 6: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork
Apply Effects to an Object
Create Graphic Styles
Apply a Blend to an Object
Apply a Mask to an Object
Create Symbols
Work with Symbol Sets and Symbolism Tools

Section 7: Preparing a Document for Print Output
Set Up Artwork for Printing
Prepare Transparent Artwork for Printing
Manage Colors in Printing

Section 8: Preparing Graphics for the Web
Create Slices and Image Maps
Save Artwork in the SVG Format
Save Graphics for the Web
Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
You will create complex illustrations, manage color 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.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students 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
Target Student:
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.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Creating Complex Illustrations
Create a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes
Create Perspective Drawings
Create Compound Paths
Offset Paths
Erase Shapes

Section 2: Enhancing Complex Illustrations
Organize Objects with Layers
Create Symbols
Create a Pattern Swatch
Create a Mesh
Create Custom Brushes
Apply Color Using Live Paint
Recolor Artwork

Section 3: Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic
Trace Artwork
Adjust the Results of Tracing
Create a Custom Preset
Convert a Traced Object to Paths
Creating Special Effects
Apply Effects
Create Masks
Simplify Paths
Create Blends
Share Graphic Styles
Create 3D Effects

Section 4: Working with Graphs
Create a Graph
Format a Graph

Section 5: Working with Variables
Create Variables
Create Data Sets

Section 6: Outputting Documents
Set Up Color Management
Preview an Overprint
Apply Spot Colors
Print a Composite Proof
Create Color Separations
Create an Adobe PDF File

Section 7: Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile Devices
Convert Colors to Web-Safe Colors
Work with Actions
Export a File as an SWF File
Create Slices
Add Interactivity to an SVG File
Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices

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