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Adobe Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator training course is a 1 Day public programme, designed for graphic designers throughout the world to create a vast variety of different media including illustrations, package designs, leaflets & flyers, web graphics & animations, notice boards, billboards, and many other graphic objects. Mastering the basics then means you’ll be able to produce an almost endless scope of graphic designs.
Adobe Illustrator adds some great new features that beginners can start using straight away such as Control palette, Adobe Bridge, Live Trace and expanded export options.

Product Code:
DTP05
Duration:
1 Day
Times:
09:30-16:30
Cost Includes:
Training course materials and after-training support
Contact Name:
Sinead Landers
Venue:
Limerick
Date:
X €295.00
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Adobe Illustrator-Course Content

General Features

  • About vectors and bitmaps
  • The Control palette
  • Overview of tools, palettes and window elements
  • Contextual options bar and menu options
  • Navigation in Illustrator

Objects and Shapes

  • Creating basic shapes: rectangles, ellipses, polygons and stars
  • Aligning objects
  • Duplicating objects
  • Grouping sets of objects

Selections, Fills and Groups

  • Selecting and modifying objects
  • Applying fills and strokes
  • Grouping and ungrouping objects
  • Selecting objects inside groups

Colour and Gradients

  • Colour modes in Illustrator
  • The Colours vs. the Swatches palette
  • Pantone/Spot colours
  • Creating custom colours
  • Using swatches from other documents
  • Creating simple gradients

Drawing in Illustrator

  • Using the pen tool
  • Bezier curves
  • Anchor points and handles
  • Convert Anchor Points tool
  • Adding and subtracting anchor points on a path

Other Drawing Tools

  • The Brush tool
  • The Pencil
  • The Line tool
  • The Arc tool
  • The Spiral tool
  • Path editing tools

The Smooth Tool

  • The Erase tool
  • The Scissors tool
  • The Knife tool

Text in Illustrator

  • Placing and typing text in Illustrator
  • Using the Adobe type engine for text formatting
  • Text on a path
  • Converting text to outlines

Layering Creating layers

  • Making selections within layers
  • Re-stacking elements and group elements
  • Hiding, showing and locking layers and layer elements

Transformation tools

  • Rotate
  • Reflect
  • Skew
  • Scale
  • Free transform

Shape Modes and Pathfinders

  • Combining, dividing, subtracting etc. with shapes
  • Expanding objects

Other Features

  • Essential keyboard shortcuts
  • File formats
  • Guides and Smart Guides
  • Outline and Preview views

Saving and Printing files

  • Save as… options
  • Export
  • Print…

General Features

  • When to use Illustrator
  • Overview of tools, palettes and window elements
  • Contextual options bar and menu options
  • Navigation in Illustrator

Objects and Shapes

  • Creating basic shapes: rectangles,
    ellipses, polygons and stars
  • Aligning and duplicating objects
  • Selection and Direct Selection tools

Selections, Fills and Groups

  • Selecting and modifying objects
  • Applying fills and strokes
  • Grouping and ungrouping objects
  • Selecting objects inside groups

Colour and Gradients

  • Colour modes in Illustrator CS2
  • The Colours vs. the Swatches palette
  • Pantone/Spot colours
  • Creating custom colours
  • Using swatches from other documents

Drawing in Illustrator

  • Bezier curves
  • Anchor points and handles
  • Convert Anchor Points tool
  • Adding and subtracting anchor points on a path

Path editing tools The Smooth tool

  • The Erase tool
  • The Scissors tool
  • The Knife tool

Text in Illustrator

  • Placing and typing text in Illustrator
  • Using the Adobe type engine for text formatting
  • Style Sheets
  • Text on a path
  • Converting text to outlines

Layering Creating layers

  • Making selections within layers
  • Re-stacking elements and group elements
  • Hiding, showing and locking layers and layer elements

 

This Adobe Illustrator training programme may be of interest to anyone involved in graphic design.  No previous knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is required.

By the end of this  course, you will have learnt about the key Adobe Illustrator features and tools that you need to begin designing attractive graphic designs and art work.

This course will help you harness the enormous power of drawing with Illustrator. You will learn to create drawings from scratch & clean up illustrations and clipart. We will use the type tools to create text objects and the transform tools to modify objects. You will be able to create simple drawings and learn how to save and export them for use in other programs. We will use the Effects and Filters and how they differ, and also the Appearance Palette to save a Graphic Style. We will draw and understand Bezier curves, the root of drawing in Illustrator. Other topics include, Layers, new type features to CS, Transparency, the new 3-D tool, Symbols and many more exciting new features to CS.

 

Classroom based, instructor lead, practical hands on course with Computer / Laptop per person during the session

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