Illustrator CC Training

Illustrator CC Training at The Satellite Santa Monica

Audience

Illustrator | Level 1 is a beginner class intended for designers, publishers, pre-press 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.

Prerequisites

Basic Computer Skills on Windows or Mac
Illustrator Training Outline | Level 1

NEW FEATURES

Perspective drawing, Beautiful strokes, Bristle Brush, Crisp graphics for web and mobile devices, Multiple Artboards enhancements, Shape Builder tool, Drawing enhancements

GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA

Viewing Artwork, Using the Illustrator Tools, Working with Panels, Using Panel Menus, In-Panel Appearance Editing, Changing the View of Artwork, Using the View Commands, Using the Navigator Panel, New Multiple Artboards Feature, New On, Object Controls,Using the Illustrator Help

SELECTING AND ALIGNING

Using the Selection Tool, Using the Direct Selection Tool, Selections with the Magic Wand, Grouping Items, Aligning, Objects, Applying Selection Techniques

CREATING BASIC SHAPES

Using Basic Shape Tools, Using Live Trace to Create Shapes, Drawing Polygons, Spirals, and Stars, The New Blob Brush Tool

TRANSFORMING OBJECTS

Scaling Objects, Reflecting Objects, Distorting Objects, Shearing Objects, Positioning Objects Precisely, Changing the, Perspective, Making Multiple Transformations

DRAWING WITH THE PEN TOOL

Creating Straight Lines, Creating Curved Paths, Building a Curve, Curves and Corner Anchor Points, Selecting and Manipulating Curves

COLOR AND PAINTING

Color Mode, Understanding the Color Controls, Color Fundamentals, Copying Attributes, Using the Appearance Panel, Building and Saving Your Own Custom Color, Using Illustrator swatch libraries, Creating a Spot Color, Creating Color Groups, Editing Color with Live Color, Creating a Color Group with Live Color, Assign Colors to Your Artwork, Using Patterns, Creating Your Own Pattern, Applying Live Paint, Create a PDF from your artwork

WORKING WITH TYPE

Importing a Text File, Creating Columns of Text, Understanding Text Flow, Working with Overflow Text, Threading Text, Working with Font Size and Color, Paragraph Attributes, Saving and Using Styles, Creating Character Styles, Sampling Text, Creating Text on Paths and Shapes, Creating Text Outlines

WORKING WITH LAYERS

Creating Layers, Moving Objects and Layers, Locking Layers, Viewing Layers, Pasting Layers, Creating Clipping Masks, Merging Layers, Applying Appearance Attributes to Layers

BLENDING SHAPES AND COLORS

Creating a Gradient Fill; Adjusting the Direction of a Gradient; Adding Colors to a Gradient; Creating Smooth-Color Blends; Modifying the Blend; Combining Blends with Gradients; New Gradient Options; Gradient Angle, Position; Gradient Elliptical Dimensions.

WORKING WITH SYMBOLS

Using Illustrator Symbol Libraries, Editing Symbols, Creating Symbols, Applying a Symbol Instance, Using the Symbolism Tools, Updating a Symbol, Breaking a Link to a Symbol, Mapping a Symbol to 3D Artwork

NEW ENHANCED GRAPHIC STYLES

Combine Styles for Unique Effects, Styles for Increased Efficiency, New Thumbnail Previews, Exploring the Library of Pre-built Styles.

OVERVIEW OF PRINTING AND COLOR SEPARATIONS

Learning about Printing Devices, Halftone Screens, Output Device Resolution, The RGB Color Model, The CMYK Color Model, Spot Colors, Synchronizing Color Using Adobe Bridge, Separations Preview, Specifying the Bleed Area

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