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Key points about this course

Duration : 2 Days
Course Fee : RM 2,599.00

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Adobe Illustrator CC Advanced

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Public Class

In House Training

Private Class

Course Overview

This 2-day Advanced course will help to develop your skills as you explore the advanced features of Adobe Illustrator CC. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes graphical design to a new level.

 

You will already understand the basics of the program, and we will show you how to take that knowledge to the next level. We will cover advanced topics such as enhanced control of Bézier curves, creating custom brushes, and automating workflows.

 

 

Course Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites. Anyone can attend our Adobe Illustrator CC Advanced course. However, the course is more suitable if you have working experience with Adobe Illustrator, or have attended our Adobe Illustrator CC Essentials course.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Enhance control of Bézier curves by creating compound paths
  • Apply gradients and patterns
  • Edit paths and anchor points
  • Set attributes in the Appearance panel
  • Measure objects and place them with precision
  • Trace and colour your hand-drawn artwork with Live Trace, Live Paint, and Live Colour
  • Define custom brushes and graphic styles
  • Add transparencies, drop shadows, and other effects
  • Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing
  • Automate your workflow with other Creative Cloud programs

 

Our goals are for you to understand the advanced features of Illustrator and for you to become a confident power user.

Course Content

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available, and preferences of your course booking.

 

Creating Complex Illustrations

  • Make use of Outline Strokes technique
  • Explore Shape Modes and Pathfinder palette - create Compound Paths for trendy grunge effects
  • Use Expand Appearance to modify individual elements
  • Create your own Custom Brushes: Calligraphy Scatter or Art, to place objects along a path
  • Keep your paths Simple & Cleaned Up
  • Graphs - use your own artwork instead of a simple bar

 

Modifying Artworks

  • Envelope Distort & other forms of Warping objects
  • Clipping Mask for advanced design
  • Transparency for more polished look
  • Create drop shadows, glows and more using the Stylise Live Effects
  • Share the appearance attributes with Graphic Styles
  • Explore Gradient Mesh & its ability to add realistic 3D shading and highlights to 2D graphics
  • Learn the difference between Filters & Live Effects
  • Blend shapes or groups for advanced compositions

 

Advanced Typographical Features

  • Character Palette - adjust the kerning, baseline shift, horizontal & vertical scaling
  • Paragraph Palette - Justification and Hyphenation options
  • Use the 3D feature to extrude text and other Illustrator objects

 

Printing your Artwork

  • Simulate multiple pages in Illustrator using the artboard and document setup
  • Flattening Transparency for raster effects like drop shadows, glows and blurs
  • Creating separations with Spot colour vs. Process colour

 

Enhancing your workflow

  • Explore Links & Actions palettes
  • Export to Flash (SWF)
  • Use Symbols to create elements used repeatedly in animations and complex artworks
  • Use the Release to Layers command to distribute all of the objects on a layer onto separate, individual layers for quick web animations
  • Creating Smart objects, Dragging-and-dropping and exporting layers into Photoshop

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