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Illustrator CS2 Course

Illustrator CS2 Course

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Illustrator CS2 Course

3 Sessions -
8 Hours of Interactive Training

Author and design expert, Andy Anderson introduces Illustrator CS2 and all of its enhanced capabilities and newest features. If you are a media designer, graphic illustrator or multimedia producer, this course is a must for you! It includes everything from basic drawing, navigation and tool functions to intermediate and advanced special effects and print functions. In addition, the course covers all Adobe ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) exam objectives for full exam preparation and practice guidelines.

Benefits
  • Develop your designer talents with this powerful application.
  • Increase your earning power with ACE certification.
  • This course is a creative boot camp for designers.

About The Author
Andy Anderson is owner and senior designer of One-of-a-Kind Productions, Inc., and has been a digital designer for more than ten years. He has published several books on graphic and web design tools, including the best-selling, “1001 Adobe Photoshop Tips”. His clients include the U.S. federal government, Boeing, New Horizons, Disneyland, and other Fortune 100 companies.

Session 1

Section A: Application and Interface

  • Photoshop vs. Illustrator
  • System Requirements
  • Startup Files
  • Design Window
  • Control Palette
  • Artboard
  • Shortcuts

Section B: Page Layout and Navigation

  • Page Settings
  • Changing Views
  • Displaying Rulers
  • Working with Guides
  • Smart Guides

Section C: Illustrator Preferences

  • Working through Preferences
  • Palette Preferences
  • Custom Workspaces
  • Document Setup

Section D: Creating Shapes

  • Shape Tools
  • Manipulating Shapes
  • Flare Tool
  • Warping Tools
  • Live Trace
  • Live Paint

Section E: Creating Paths

  • Pencil Tools
  • Paint Brush Tools
  • Pen Tools
  • Modifying a Path

Section F: The Adobe Bridge

  • Workflow Options
  • Managing Assets
  • Adding Keywords

Section G: Basics of Type

  • Text Tools
  • Text Wrap
  • Modifying Type
  • Type on Paths
  • Spell Check

Section H: Selection Techniques

  • Selection Tools
  • Magic Wand Tool
  • Lasso Tool
  • Save Selections

Section I: Layers Palette

  • Show and Hide Layers
  • Adding Layers
  • Outline Layers

Session 2

Section A: Path Editing

  • Anchor Points
  • Join and Cut Paths
  • Pathfinder Commands
  • Other Path Commands
  • Outline/Minus Back

Section B: Combining Objects

  • Grouping
  • Align and Arrange Commands
  • Lock and Hide Objects
  • Transparency Palette

Section C: Transformation Tools

  • Rotation Tool
  • Reflect, Scale, and Shear Tools
  • Free Transform
  • Transform Again/Each

Section D: Working with Symbols

  • Symbol Tools
  • Defining Tools
  • Symbol Sprayer

Section E: Filters and Effects

  • Filters vs. Appearance Effects
  • 3-D Effects
  • Extrude & Bevel
  • Filter Gallery

Section F: Color Essentials

  • Color Calibration
  • Color Settings
  • Creating and Saving Spot Colors
  • Applying to Grayscale Images
  • Applying to a Drop Shadow

Section G: Working with Color

  • Eyedropper Options
  • Gradient Menu
  • Blend Tool

Section H: Color Control Palettes

  • Swatches and Appearances
  • Modify Image Palette
  • Graphics Styles
  • Tiling

Section I: Saving

  • Save As
  • Save and Export
  • SVG-t

Section J: Printing Files

  • Page Setup/Color Mode
  • Exporting to Print
  • Print Options
  • Advanced Features

Session 3

Section A: Working with Type

  • Adding Type
  • Character and Paragraph Palettes
  • Controlling Text
  • Character and Paragraph Styles
  • OpenType
  • Distorting Type with Envelopes
  • Create Type with Mesh
  • Create Text Outlines

Section B: Customizing Swatches

  • Swatch Palette Library
  • Patterns
  • Brushes

Section C: Gradient Mesh Tool

  • Creating an Object
  • Creating Gradients
  • Applying a Gradient Mesh

Section D: Raster Images

  • Place and Link Images
  • Embedded Images
  • Rasterizing

Section E: Masks and Compound Paths

  • Create a Mask
  • Create Mask Text
  • Opacity Masks

Section F: Actions

  • Default and New Actions
  • Actions with Filters
  • Applying Actions

Section G: Preparing Images for the Web

  • Preparing Images
  • Optimizing Illustrator Files
  • ICC Profile
  • SWF vs. SVG
  • Layers

Section H: Preparing Images for PDF

  • Saving as PDF
  • PDF Defaults

Section I: Creative Suite

  • Photoshop/Illustrator
  • InDesign