Learn Adobe Illustartor

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Classes start on January 16, 2017.

Theory Part:

  • 14 classes including exam
  • 2 hours/class
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Price – $30/hour
  • Full course cost – $840
  • Course Registration Fee – $40. Non-refundable.

Practice Part:

  • This part is OPTIONAL but very valuable as each student will be working on a real Graphic Design project. Class projects or your own with an instructor (discuss with your instructor).
  • Duration – 5 classes/2 hours each.
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Full Practice Cost – $300.

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About

Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing program used to create logos, illustrations, cartoons, diagrams, charts and much more. One of the big advantages of a vector program is that its elements are scalable without the loss of resolution, unlike bitmap images that store information in a grid of dots. So your graphic will look great on a business card, and just as crisp and clean wrapped around a bus.

Upon completion of this course you will be tested and issued the School Completion Certificate as prove of your success.

Course Schedule

Class 1

SELECTING AND ALIGNING

– Control panel
– Working with panels
– Tool panel
– Saving your work
– Using multiple artboards
– Customizing your workspace

Class 2

GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA

– Selection Tool v. Direct Selection Tool
– Magic Wand
– Grouping objects
– Aligning objects

 

Class 3

BASIC SHAPES

– Basic Shape Tools
– Stroke and Fill
– Line segments
– Joining paths
– Modifying basic shapes

 

Class 4

PATHFINDER

– Shape Modes v. Pathfinders
– Shape builder (NEW TO CS5!)

 

 

 

Class 5

TRANSFORMING OBJECTS

– Scaling objects
– Reflecting objects
– Distorting objects
– Shearing objects
– Making multiple transformations

 

 

 

Class 6

DRAWING WITH THE PEN TOOL/PENCIL TOOL

– Creating straight lines
– Creating curved paths
– Curves and corner anchor points
– Selecting and manipulating curves
– Pencil tool
– Changing pencil tool options
– Smooth tool
– Variable-width strokes (NEW TO CS5!)
– Drawing tablet

Class 7

USING COLOR

– CMYK v. RGB
– Color panel
– Color guide
– Appearance panel
– Creating and saving custom colors
– Swatch libraries
– Spot colors
– Live paint
– Kuler color panel

 

 

Class 8

TYPE

– Importing text files
– Using columns
– Threading Text
– Character Panel
– Character Styles
– Paragraph Panel
– Type on a path
– Outlining type

 

 

 

Class 9

LAYERS

– Creating layers
– Moving layers
– Locking layers
– Viewing layers
– Merging layers
– Isolation mode

 

 

Class 10

GRADIENTS AND BLENDS

– Linear vs. Radial Gradients
– Using the Gradient Panel
– Changing colors of gradient
– Changing direction of gradient
– Transparency and gradients
– Gradient Tool
– Blending objects
– Specified Steps vs. Smooth Color
– Modifying blends

Class 11

WORKING WITH SYMBOLS

– Symbol libraries
– Creating symbols
– Editing symbols
– Applying a symbols instance
– Breaking link to symbol
– Symbol sprayer tool

Class 12

BRUSHES

– Brush libraries
– Creating own brushes
– Pattern brushes
– Bristle Brush (NEW TO CS5!)

 

Class 13

3D OBJECTS

– 3D effects
– Modifying 3D object
– Mapping artwork to 3D object
– Perspective grid (NEW TO CS5!)

Class 14

Evaluation Exam

 

 

 

OPTIONAL WORK ON A PROJECT

– You will create your own graphic products
– Instructor-led

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