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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
Illustrator CS4: Getting Started $74.95
Illustrator CS4: Beyond the Basics $74.95

Bundle Price: $99.00
Total Savings: $50.90

Illustrator CS4: Getting Started

Adobe Illustrator CS4 has become one of the most recognized names in the world of vector graphic design. This application allows you to intuitively illustrate everything from small business logos to commercial-scale art projects. This course introduces you to Illustrator's basic features including the improved interface, general concepts behind vector illustration such as strokes and fills, and essential drawing and painting tools. Among these tools is the new Blob Brush tool, producing a more natural vector brush stroke. The course also explores the new multiple artboards feature and gradient enhancements.

Learning Objectives
  • Create a new Illustrator CS4 document
  • Identify the areas of the workspace
  • Recognize the common features of the Tools panel
  • Configure and save the workspace
  • Distinguish between the selection tools in Illustrator CS4
  • Create basic shapes in Illustrator CS4
  • Recognize the features of the different view modes
  • Match ways of using view options in Illustrator with appropriate uses
  • Manage the workspace in Illustrator CS4
  • Use Adobe Bridge from within Illustrator CS4
  • Draw shapes and use different views
  • Recognize how to use anchor points in Illustrator CS4
  • Use the Pen tool
  • Recognize how to use the Pencil tool in Illustrator CS4
  • Create a new brush in Illustrator CS4
  • Use the Blob Brush tool in Illustrator CS4
  • Use strokes and fills in Illustrator CS4
  • Apply gradient and pattern fills in Illustrator CS4
  • Draw paths in Illustrator CS4
  • Apply fills and strokes in Illustrator CS4
  • Use the brush tool in Illustrator CS4

Illustrator CS4: Beyond the Basics

Of the many digital illustration applications available on the market, few have robust vector manipulation toolsets equal to that of Illustrator CS4. This course explores ways of transforming and arranging elements in your artwork from rotating and scaling to organizing artwork in layers and arrangement stacks. The course also describes how to use reusable symbols to speed illustration time, how to add and manipulate type in an Illustrator project, and how to add wow to your projects using styles and effects.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize how to use the Transform panel
  • Distinguish between the various transform tools in Illustrator CS4
  • Group objects in Illustrator CS4
  • Use the Layers panel in Illustrator CS4
  • Combine objects using the Pathfinder panel
  • Use the symbol sprayer
  • Edit symbols
  • Manipulate shapes, objects, and symbols in Illustrator CS4
  • Arrange objects in Illustrator CS4
  • Create compound objects using the pathfinder
  • Create symbols for use with the symbol sprayer
  • Distinguish between point type and area type
  • Format text in Illustrator
  • Recognize how to apply graphic styles in Illustrator CS4
  • Add effects to graphics in Illustrator CS4
  • Recognize how to save an Illustrator file in various formats
  • Recognize how to print graphics
  • Apply styles to text objects in Illustrator CS4
  • Export artwork from Illustrator CS4
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