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Introduction to Illustrator CS6

ILL-108 (3 Days)
4.92 out of 5 (6 reviews)  

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Illustrator Training Overview

Accelebrate's Illustrator Training: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator CS6 training class teaches attendees the key elements of the Illustrator interface and how to create vector artwork across multiple media: print, websites, interactive projects, and video. In addition, Students learn to use the new CS6 tracing engine with improved shape and color recognition, a new pattern toolset with on-artboard controls and one-click tiling, a completely overhauled performance engine and modernized user interface, and more.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Illustrator Training Objectives

  • Use the features new to Illustrator CS6
  • Create vector artwork
  • Use the tracing engine with shape and color recognition
  • Create, edit, and transform shapes
  • Use the pattern toolset with on-artboard controls and one-click tiling
  • Work with symbols for reusable content
  • Use layers
  • Integrate Illustrator CS6 graphics with other Adobe applications

Illustrator Training Outline

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Introduction
What's New in Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • Efficient, flexible interface
  • Adjustable user interface brightness
  • Image Trace
  • Pattern creation
  • Mercury Performance System
  • Gradients on strokes
  • Other enhancements
Getting to Know the Work Area
  • Understanding the workspace
  • Changing the view of artwork
  • Navigating multiple artboards
  • Using the Navigator panel
  • Finding resources for using Illustrator
Selecting and Aligning
  • Selecting objects
  • Aligning objects
  • Working with groups
  • Exploring object arrangement
  • Hiding objects
  • Applying selection techniques
Creating and Editing Shapes
  • Creating a new document
  • Working with basic shapes
  • Combining and editing shapes
  • Using Image Trace to create shapes
Transforming Objects
  • Working with artboards
  • Transforming content
Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
  • Creating straight lines
  • Creating curved paths
  • Creating the violin illustration
  • Drawing curves
  • Editing curves
  • Drawing with the Pencil tool
  • Finishing the violin illustration
Color and Painting
  • Understanding color
  • Creating color
  • Painting with patterns
  • Working with Live Paint
Working with Type
  • Working with type
  • Formatting type
  • Creating and applying text styles
Working with Layers
  • Creating layers
  • Locking layers
  • Viewing layers
  • Pasting layers
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Merging layers
  • Locating layers
  • Applying appearance attributes to layers
  • Isolating layers
  • Working with Forms in Illustrator
Working with Perspective Drawing
  • Understanding the Perspective Grid
  • Working with the Perspective Grid
  • Working with symbols in perspective
  • Releasing content from perspective
Blending Colors and Shapes
  • Working with gradients
  • Adjusting the direction and angle of a gradient fill
  • Working with blended objects
Working with Brushes
  • Working with brushes
  • Using Calligraphic brushes
  • Using Art brushes
  • Using Bristle brushes
  • Using Pattern brushes
  • Changing the color attributes of brushes
  • Working with the Blob Brush tool
Applying Effects
  • Using live effects
  • Working with a 3D effect
Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
  • Using appearance attributes
  • Using graphic styles
  • Creating web graphics
Working with Symbols
  • Using existing Illustrator symbol libraries
  • Working with the Symbolism tools
  • Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panel
  • Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork
  • Working with symbols and Flash integration
Combining Illustrator CS6 Graphics with Other Adobe Applications
  • Combining artwork
  • Placing Photoshop files
  • Masking an image
  • Sampling colors in placed images
  • Working with image links
  • Exporting a layered file to Photoshop
  • Illustrator and Adobe InDesign, Adobe Muse, Adobe Fireworks, and Adobe Flash
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

ILL-108

Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites:

No prior experience is presumed.

Training Materials:

All students will receive a copy of Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book.

Software Requirements:

  • Illustrator CS6 or later (for Windows or Mac)
  • A recent version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari web browser
  • Related lab files that Accelebrate will provide
  • Note: This class can be taught for Windows or Mac audiences

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Accelebrate’s training classes are available for private groups of 3 or more people at your site or online anywhere worldwide.

Don't settle for a "one size fits all" public class! Have Accelebrate deliver exactly the training you want, privately at your site or online, for less than the cost of a public class.

For pricing and to learn more, please contact us.

Contact Us

Toll-free in US/Canada:
877 849 1850
International:
+1 678 648 3113

Toll-free in US/Canada:
866 566 1228
International:
+1 404 420 2491

925B Peachtree Street, NE
PMB 378
Atlanta, GA 30309-3918
USA

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