Adobe Illustrator

$650.00

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Description

Adobe Illustrator Immersive course in Denver!

New groups every week!

  • 30 hours in class
  • Monday-Thursday (10 am- 3 pm)
  • Course Registration Fee – $50.
  • Total Cost – $650

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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

SELECTING AND ALIGNING

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

GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA

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

 

BASIC SHAPES

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

 

PATHFINDER

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

 

TRANSFORMING OBJECTS

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

 

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

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

 

TYPE

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

 

LAYERS

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

 

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

WORKING WITH SYMBOLS

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

BRUSHES

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

 

3D OBJECTS

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

Evaluation Exam

 

OPTIONAL WORK ON A PROJECT

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