Adobe Illustrator: Introduction (DM02)

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Duration: 2 Days 10.30am – 3.30pm
Award: Certificate
Location: London Bridge
Price: £522

This is a comprehensive two day Adobe authorised introduction to Adobe Illustrator. The course has been designed to enable anyone new to Illustrator to produce professional graphics, designs and illustrations. The course covers Illustrator’s sophisticated drawing and text controls, creating complex shapes, using adjustable strokes, using painterly effects and the Image Trace and LivePaint features allowing you to create beautiful, professional artwork and designs.

Throughout the two days the emphasis is on practical, hands-on learning including a series of exercises designed to consolidate new skills and build confidence. If you wish to tailor this outline to your exact requirements, please call or email. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

*This course runs very regularly. For dates please call 020 7221 3399

On This Course You Will Learn

Day One

WELCOME TO ILLUSTRATOR

About vectors and bitmaps
Syncing settings in Illustrator CC


GETTING STARTED IN ILLUSTRATOR

Opening illustrations
Using document profiles
Exploring panels and workspaces
Useful shortcuts
Creating new documents

ARTWORK COMPONENTS

Outline vs Preview mode
Rulers, guides and grids
Intuitive Smart Guides
Paths, point and handles
Grouping objects
Using layers
Working in Group Isolation Mode

CREATING BASIC SHAPES

Creating primitive shapes
Creating polygons, stars and spirals
Drawing lines, grids and arcs
Snapping and aligning shapes
Using the Width tool

APPLYING COLOUR

Colour models
Applying colour to objects
Spot vs. process colour
Process and global process colours
Managing swatches
Creating colour groups
Introduction to gradients
Loading swatch libraries

WORKING WITH LAYERS

Creating layers
Using layers effectively

DRAWING IN ILLUSTRATOR

Using the Pen tool
Working with paths, points and direction handles
Drawing paths
Tips for drawing curves
Editing, manipulating and modifying paths
Adding and deleting anchor points
Splitting cutting and erasing paths
Using the Average and Join commands

Q & A

Day Two

ORGANISING YOUR ARTWORK

Introducing multiple artboards
Editing the artboard size
Using guides and smart guides
Aligning and distributing artwork

PAINTING IN ILLUSTRATOR

Manipulating stroke options
Creating dashed lines
Adding arrowheads to strokes
Creating variable width strokes
Introducing blends
Painting with the Paintbrush
Using the Blob brush

PLACING IMPORTED GRAPHICS

Linked vs embedding images
Creating template layers

USING LIVETRACE

Automatically tracing artwork
Adjusting LiveTrace results
Converting LiveTrace objects

USING LIVEPAINT

Creating LivePaint groups
Painting LivePaint objects
Detecting gaps
Modifying LivePaint groups

TRANSFORMING OBJECTS

Using the Transform tool menu commands
Using the Transform panel

CREATING COMPLEX SHAPES

Introducing the Shape Builder tool
Using the Pathfinder panel
Creating compound shapes
Expanding compound shapes
Expanding Appearance and artwork

WORKING WITH TYPE

Using type tools
The Touch Type tool
Using the Character and Paragraph panel
Creating outlines from text
Using type on a path

SAVING AND EXPORTING

Saving Illustrator files
Creating Adobe PDF files
Exporting files from Illustrator
Using Safe for Web

Q & A

Recognition 

The Certificate is approved and recognised by the: Continuing Professional Development (CPD): www.cpduk.co.uk

Award

CPD-Approved LSPR Professional Development Certificate: Adobe Illustrator. The Certificate is awarded with a Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Assessment

The final Certificate award will be based on the following:

Critical Thinking Exercises set and completed during the training - a series of practical exercises are set for each session for the delegates to work on during their training. This is an effective way to try out what you have been learning and gain insight and feedback, as you progress with each session during the course.

Bespoke Availability

To meet your team’s specific needs, this course is also offered as a bespoke exclusive programme. It is also offered on a one-to-one tailored basis. Delivery options are either in-house, or at the LSPR premises in Kensington. Please contact LSPR for a quote.

Need more information about this course?
Call us on 020 7221 3399 or Email Us.

*One-to-one and small groups training sessions: duration may be subject to minor time alterations

Testimonials

"Teacher was excellent and very knowledgeable and very good! The staff were very nice and very accommodating"

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