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Illustrator – A Comprehensive Approach Course

Students learn to create illustrations that include graphics and text, create complex illustrations, manage color across devices, work with graphs and variables, control how illustrations appear on print and the web, and preview on mobile devices.

Illustrator – A Comprehensive Approach course offered at MasterGrade IT.

Who should attend attend this course?

This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities and who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.

Illustrator – A Comprehensive Approach

Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted with Adobe® Illustrator® CS5

  • Examine Imaging Concepts
  • Explore the Interface
  • Customize the Interface

Lesson 2: Creating Shapes in a Document

  • Create a Document
  • Draw Basic Shapes
  • Save a Document

Lesson 3: Creating Custom Paths

  • Draw Paths
  • Modify Paths

Lesson 4: Working with Text

  • Insert Text
  • Flow Text on a Path
  • Import Body Text
  • Thread Text
  • Apply Hyphenation
  • Insert Typographic Characters

Lesson 5: Working with Objects

  • Import Graphics
  • Manipulate Objects

Lesson 6: Enhancing Documents

  • Format Objects
  • Apply Strokes
  • Apply Gradients
  • Apply Graphic Styles
  • Apply an Envelope to Text

Lesson 7: Proofing a Document

  • Wrap Text
  • Find and Replace Text
  • Apply Gradients
  • Fix Spelling Errors

Lesson 8: Saving Images for the Web and Print

  • Export Images for Print
  • Save Images for the Web
  • Save Images as PDFs

Lesson 9: Creating Complex Illustrations

  • Create a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes
  • Create Perspective Drawings
  • Create Compound Paths
  • Offset Paths
  • Erase Shapes

Lesson 10: 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

Lesson 11: 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

Lesson 12: Creating Special Effects

  • Apply Effects
  • Create Masks
  • Simplify Paths
  • Create Blends
  • Share Graphic Styles
  • Create 3D Effects

Lesson 13: Working with Graphs

  • Create a Graph
  • Format a Graph

Lesson 14: Working with Variables

  • Create Variables
  • Create Data Sets

Lesson 15: Outputting Documents

  • Set Up Color Management
  • Preview an Overprint
  • Apply Spot Colors
  • Print a Composite Proof
  • Create Color Separations
  • Create an Adobe PDF File

Lesson 16: 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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Course Content

Illustrator – A Comprehensive Approach

•  Getting Acquainted with Adobe® Illustrator® CS5
•  Creating Shapes in a Document
•  Creating Custom Paths
•  Working with Text
•  Working with Objects
•  Enhancing Documents
•  Proofing a Document
•  Saving Images for the Web and Print
•  Getting Acquainted with Adobe® Illustrator® CS5


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