In this course, students will create complex, robust illustrations that go
beyond those they could create using the basic Illustrator tools.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
create complex illustrations.
- enhance complex illustrations.
a vector version of a raster graphic.
- create special effects.
- work with variables.
- prepare documents for composite
and commercial printing.
- export graphics for the web and mobile devices.
Lesson 1: Creating Complex Illustrations
- Create a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes
- Create Compound Paths
- Offset Paths
- Erase Shapes
Lesson 2: Enhancing Complex Illustrations
- Create Symbols
- Organize Objects with Layers
- Create a Pattern Swatch
- Create a Mesh
- Create Custom Brushes
- Apply Color Using Live Paint
- Recolor Artwork
Lesson 3: Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic
- Trace Artwork Automatically
- Adjust the Results of Tracing
- Create a Custom Preset
- Convert a Traced Object to Paths
Lesson 4: Creating Special Effects
- Apply Effects
- Create Masks
- Simplify Paths
- Create Blends
- Share Graphic Styles
- Create 3-D Effects
Lesson 5: Working with Graphs
- Create a Graph
- Format a Graph
Lesson 6: Working with Variables
- Create Variables
- Create Data Sets
Lesson 7: Outputting Documents
- Create an Artboard
- Set Up Color Management
- Preview an Overprint
- Apply Spot Colors
- Print a Composite Proof
- Create Color Separations
- Create an Adobe PDF File
Lesson 8: Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile Devices
- Convert Colors to Web-Safe Colors
- Work with Actions
- Export a File as an SWF
- Create Slices
- Add Interactivity to an SVG File
- Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices
This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals,
marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or
taking on design responsibilities, who need to use Illustrator to create
illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents. They will have
some previous experience with Illustrator.
Virtual Adobe Illustrator CS4 - Level 2 Online Live training option
Imagine an industry-leading classroom training experience from wherever you have access to the Internet.
The Virtual Online Live events listed here gives you an effective and proven online virtual learning experience with the freedom to attend virtually from anywhere.
There is also an option of experiencing Online Live from one of the many national partner centers where a computer and headset will be provided for you.
This rich and engaging virtual classroom environment lets you conveniently interact with instructors and other students.
You will hear and see your instructor as they teach the course and answer your questions via voice or text.
Choose the online live virtual training option and you can access the recorded version even after the class has finished.
The onDemand labs give you access to the same client and server technologies covered in class so you can test, apply and hone your skills by accessing the labs before and even after the class.
Technical Requirements: a computer or laptop with a modern browser and high speed internet access along with one or two monitors.