Illustrator CS6 Level 2 (Advanced)

Course Length: 6hrs (1 Day)

You have created simple artwork using the basic drawing and painting tools available in Illustrator. You now want to create complex artwork using advanced tools, options, and effects. In addition, you want to ensure that your artwork is ready for commercial printing and also save it for the Web. In this course, you will draw complex illustrations, and enhance them using various painting options. You will also use her techniques using painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CS6 to create complex illustrations, format illustrations and type, and prepare documents for print and web. You will:

- Draw complex illustrations.
- Enhance artwork by using painting tools.
- Customize colors and swatches.
- Format type.
- Enhance the appearance of artwork.
- Prepare content for deployment.

Target Student:

This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people taking on design responsibilities who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Customizing the Illustrator Interface

Set User Interface Preferences
Work with the Grid and Guides
Manage Workspaces

Section 2: Drawing Complex Illustrations
Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
Work with Layers
Create a Perspective Drawing
Trace Artwork

Section 3: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools
Paint Objects with Fills, Strokes, and Gradients
Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
Paint with Custom Brushes
Add Transparency and Blending Modes
Apply Meshes to Objects
Apply Patterns

Section 4: Customizing Colors and Swatches

Manage Colors
Customize Swatches
Manage Color Groups
Access Pantone Plus Color Libraries

Section 5: Formatting Type
Set Character Formats
Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
Adjust Hyphenation

Section 6: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork
Apply Effects to an Object
Create Graphic Styles
Apply a Blend to an Object
Apply a Mask to an Object
Create Symbols
Work with Symbol Sets and Symbolism Tools

Section 7: Preparing a Document for Print Output
Set Up Artwork for Printing
Prepare Transparent Artwork for Printing
Manage Colors in Printing

Section 8: Preparing Graphics for the Web
Create Slices and Image Maps
Save Artwork in the SVG Format
Save Graphics for the Web