Adobe Illustrator Level 1 – 2

Adobe Illustrator is a program used by both artists and graphic designers to create professional quality vector graphics, artwork, logos and more. These images can be used in both print and digital form.

Skills in Adobe Illustrator are widely sought by many companies as they continue to outsource small graphic projects. It is more cost effective to have the skills in house as it provides more budget for projects rather than labor.

Illustrator is also being adopted in many non-traditional verticals. Tattoo artists have embraced using Adobe Illustrator to create their designs as it gives them the ability to experiment with colors and shades in a cost-effective manner. Illustrator also works in combination with images from Photoshop or other programs such as PDF’s.

Learn to create vector images using Illustrators diverse drawing tools, color palettes, typography and text.

We offer courses in Illustrator Level 1, Illustrator Level 2, and Custom Illustrator courses. Courses can be delivered in 3-hour blocks, and scheduled in the morning, afternoon, or early evenings. Yes, we also provide weekend training classes.

Illustrator Foundations - Level 1

Who should attend?         This course is intended for new Adobe Illustrator users.
Prerequisites:                     Basic computer skills and knowledge of Windows / Mac OS X.

Duration:                             6 Hours

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Identify the components and capabilities of Illustrator.
  • Create basic shapes and custom paths.
  • Create graphics that contain custom text.
  • Customize objects and basic shapes.
  • Prepare documents for deployment.

Course Content

Introducing Illustrator:

  • Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphics Composition
  • Evaluate Graphics Scalability
  • Navigate the User Interface
  • Customize the User Interface

Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes:

  • Create Documents
  • Save Documents
  • Draw Basic Shapes

Creating Documents Containing Customized Paths:

  • Draw Paths
  • Modify Paths

Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text:

  • Insert Text
  • Apply Flow Text Along a Path
  • Insert Bounded and Threaded Text
  • Apply Text Styles
  • Insert Typographical Characters

Customizing Objects:

  • Import, Place, and Link Graphics
  • Alter the Appearance of Objects

Customizing Basic Shapes:

  • Apply Strokes and Brushes
  • Fill Shapes
  • Apply Graphics Styles
  • Distort Text with Text Envelopes

Preparing Documents for Deployment:

  • Update Text
  • Wrap Text
  • Hyphenate Text
  • Optimize Content for Print
  • Optimize Content for the Web
  • Optimize Content for PDF Documents

 

Illustrator Advanced Techniques - Level 2

Who should attend?         This course is intended for participants who are familiar with Illustrator.
Prerequisites:                     Illustrator Foundations – Level 1 or equivalent.

Duration:                             6 Hours

Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Draw complex illustrations.
  • Enhance artwork by using painting tools.
  • Customize colors and swatches.
  • Format type.
  • Enhance the appearance of artwork.
  • Prepare content for deployment.
  • Set up project requirements.

Course Content

Drawing Complex Illustrations:

  • Apply the Grid, Guides, and Info Panel
  • Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
  • Organize Artwork with Layers
  • Create a Perspective Drawing
  • Trace Artwork

Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools:

  • Paint Objects Using Fills and Strokes
  • 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
  • Adjust Color

Formatting Type:

  • Set Character Formats
  • Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type

Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork:

  • Apply Effects to an Object
  • Create Graphic Styles
  • Apply a Mask to an Object
  • Apply Symbols and Symbol Sets

Preparing Content for Deployment:

  • Prepare Artwork for Printing
  • Prepare Transparency and Colors for Printing
  • Create Slices and Image Maps
  • Save Graphics for the Web
  • Prepare Documents for Video
  • Prepare Files for Other Applications

Setting Project Requirements:

  • Identify the Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs
  • Determine and Evaluate Standard Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use
  • Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities