Illustrator Onsite Training

Onsite group Illustrator training
Group Illustrator training delivered by an Adobe Certified trainer at your location.
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Illustrator CC 2018 Quickstart
1 day | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

On this beginner class you will learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator. Topics include learning the interface, working with shapes and lines, mastering the pen tool, working with type, and creating a flyer.

Prerequisites

No prior experience of Adobe Illustrator is needed . Basic computer knowledge is required.

Target Audience

Aimed at new users of Illustrator.

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Lesson 1: Interface & Navigation

Create a New Document
Navigate the Illustrator Interface
Get familiar with Panels and Working with Objects

Lesson 2: Icon Design

Work with Various Shapes & Lines
Transform Shapes
Combine and Manipulate Shapes

Lesson 3: The Pen Tool: Tracing & Coloring Artwork

Learn about Vector Paths
Learn to use the Pen Tool
Other Path Manipulation Tools

Lesson 4: Type Basics

Learning about the Type of Text for any Design
Working with Fonts
Using the Character Panel to Format Text

Lesson 5: Rock Band Poster Design

Creating and Arranging Text
Work with and Modify Vector Graphics
Learn One Way how to Distort Text Creatively

Lesson 6: Exporting for the Web

Prepping your Artwork for Export
Exporting Ad & Export for Screens
Learn about Save for Web Legacy

Illustrator CC 2018 Fundamentals
3 days | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

On this beginner class you will learn the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator. Topics include learning the interface, working with shapes and lines, mastering the pen tool, working with type, creating a flyer, advanced shapes, masking with text, 3D shapes, colors and gradients, combining shapes, symbols, patterns, styling effects, dartboards and layers, and much more.

Prerequisites

No prior experience of Adobe Illustrator is needed . Basic computer knowledge is required.

Target Audience

Aimed at new users of Illustrator.

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Lesson 1: Interface & Navigation

Create a New Document
Navigate the Illustrator Interface
Get familiar with Panels and Working with Objects

Lesson 2: Icon Design

Work with Various Shapes & Lines
Transform Shapes
Combine and Manipulate Shapes

Lesson 3: The Pen Tool: Tracing & Coloring Artwork

Learn about Vector Paths
Learn to use the Pen Tool
Other Path Manipulation Tools

Lesson 4: Type Basics

Learning about the Type of Text for any Design
Working with Fonts
Using the Character Panel to Format Text

Lesson 5: Rock Band Poster Design

Practice Creating and Arranging Text
Work with and Modify Vector Graphics
Learn One Way how to Distort Text Creatively

Lesson 6: Exporting for the Web

Prepping your Artwork for Export
Exporting Ad & Export for Screens
Learn about Save for Web Legacy

Lesson 7: Compounding Shapes

Learn what Compound Shapes really are
Create Compound Shapes
Use Compound Shapes to Create Complex Art

Lesson 8: Complex Shapes

Access and Use the Pathfinder Panel
Shape Modes vs Pathfinders
Use the Pathfinder to Create Compound Shapes

Lesson 9: The Pathfinder in Practice

Outlining Text
Use Graphics to Create Texture for Artwork
Learn to Layout your Logo before Combining Elements

Lesson 10: Use & Create Symbols

What are Symbols?
Create Symbols
Use Symbols in your Artwork

Lesson 11: Typography

Character & Paragraph Panel Properties
Add Text to Paths
Manipulate Text on Paths

Lesson 12: The Gate: Feature Film

Working with Text to Format a Feature Title
Add Texture to a Title in Illustrator
Manipulate Text using the Knife Tool

Lesson 13: Color like a Pro

Learn about the Swatches Panel
Create new Colors and Groups
Learn more efficient Color Workflows

Lesson 14: Social Media: Design & Workflow

Working across Multiple Artboards
Working with Standard Social Media Sizes for Artwork
Batch Export your Social Media Posts efficiently

Lesson 15: Dance for Me: Puppet Warp Project

Learn about the Puppet Wrap Tool
What Type of Art is best for the Puppet Wrap Tool
Apply and Use the Puppet Wrap Tool

Lesson 16: Tool Exploration

Learn about all the Warp Tools
Explore some of the Warp Tool Options
Use Warp Tools to creatively Warp text

Lesson 17: Cross-Application Roundtripping

Moving Vector Content to Photoshop
Enhancing Vectors in Photoshop
Sending Information from Photoshop to Illustrator

Lesson 18: Zombie Party! Multi-page Brochure

Setting up a Project for Print
Create and Use Multiple Graphic Elements
Finish and Save your File for Print

Illustrator CC 2018 Advanced
2 days | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

On this advanced class you will learn the advanced features and techniques in Adobe Illustrator. You will complete a series of projects which include Faux 3D buttons and icons, an infographic, a typography based poster and billboard, product logo and branding, painting with brushes, label and packaging, an event poster and much more.

Prerequisites

Students should have completed Illustrator Fundamentals or have equivalent knowledge prior to attending.

Target Audience

Aimed at existing users of Illustrator.

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Lesson 1: Faux 3D Buttons - Advanced Design Techniques

Learn how to Work with the Appearance Panel
Use the Gradients Panel to Create Paux-ganic Texture
Manage Layers and Groups of Layers for Better Design

Lesson 2: Infographic Design

Working with the Graphing Tools
Get Creative with Gradients to Create Shadow Effects
Work 3D to Enhance Graphs

Lesson 3: Typography-Based Design Work

Work with Warping Text
Use the Appearance Panel to Create Multiple Strokes
Use Tools and Techniques to Change Visibility of Text

Lesson 4: Advanced Tracing - Live Trace & Live Paint

Live Trace and all Live Trace Options
Live Paint and Add Color to Vector Art
Learn about the Types of Art that are better as Vectors

Lesson 5: Repetitive Art - Patterns & Transformations

Make Patterns in Illustrator
Use Anchor Points and Transforms
Use the Transform Effect

Lesson 6: Advanced Blending Modes

Learn about Blending Modes
Apply Blending Modes to your Layers
What are the most Popular Blending Modes in Design

Lesson 7: Text & Graphics: Formatting Techniques

Format and Connect Text Boxes
Wrap Text around a Graphic
Use a Gradient Mesh to Create Graphics

Lesson 8: Vector Brushes

Use and Define Brushes
Add Brush Art to Existing Paths
Create Vector Brushes

Lesson 9: Vector 3D Art

Learn about the Extrude & Bevel Effect
Learn about the Revolve Effect
Position your 3D Artwork

Lesson 10: Raster & Vector - Mixing Artwork

Learn more about Raster Graphics in Illustrator
Work with the Mighty Appearance Panel
Create Vector Elements for your Raster Graphic

Lesson 11: Advanced Color - Conversions & beyond

Create Professional Color Combinations
Convert and Alter Colors
Learn how to Reduce Colors in your Artwork

Lesson 12: Perspective - Design Workflow

Learn about the Perspective Grid
Create a perspective Logo from Scratch
Manipulate Elements on the Grid

Key Benefits

Affordable
Affordable

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way to up-skill your entire team.

Convenient
Convenient

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we deliver training to your doorstep.

Customizable
Customizable

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All classes are fully customizable.

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