Adobe Illustrator CS6 Part 2

1 day

Course Overview

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 learn techniques such as using painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web.

Target student

To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with basic computer functions such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with Windows. You should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files.

Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths is highly recommended

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should complete the Adobe® Illustrator® CS6: Level 1 course, or have equivalent knowledge.

Course Outline

Customizing the Illustrator Interface

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

Drawing Complex Illustrations

  • Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
  • Work with Layers
  • Create a Perspective Drawing
  • Trace Artwork

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

Customizing Colors and Swatches

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

Formatting Type

  • Set Character Formats
  • Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
  • Adjust Hyphenation

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

Preparing a Document for Print Output

  • Set Up Artwork for Printing
  • Prepare Transparent Artwork for Printing
  • Manage Colors in Printing

Preparing Graphics for the Web

  • Create Slices and Image Maps
  • Save Artwork in the SVG Format
  • Save Graphics for the Web

Appendix A:

  • Adobe® Illustrator® CS6: New Features