Illustrator CS6/CC - Using Illustrator’s Advanced Tools (level 2)

Introduction

This training’s target is to allow casual/beginner users of Illustrator to enhance their knowledge. Amongst basic topics which are studied closer and deeper: adding multiples strokes and fill options to paths; under- standing sublayers and clipping masks; using swatches to set tints, patterns and gradients; applying Illustrator and Photoshop Filters; converting text to compound paths; setting brushes and profiles for stroke attributes.

Audience

This course is intented for graphical and art designers, package designers, InDesign, Photoshop and Animate confirmed users, AI-1 training course attendees and self-taught Illustrator users.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, participants should have good knowledge of complementary softwares from the Adobe CC suite (PS, ID, DW, An), or to have followed the AI-1 training course and being at ease with IT technologies and graphical design.

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

 

  • Understand and use the Appearance panel
  • Use the advanced functions of the Layers panel
  • Create clear and attractive maps, plans and organizational charts
  • Organize the Swatches panel with global colors, tints and gradients
  • Apply blur and drop-shadow effects to objects
  • Create and apply simple patterns
  • Use, create and edit Graphic Styles
  • Crop and scale a complex artwork

Course outline

Module 1: The Stroke panel ; setting stroke profiles
Module 2: Brushes panel: artistic, pattern-based and calligraphic brushes
Module 3: Appearance panel: arranging the stacking order of multiple fills and strokes
Module 4: Colors: Global swatches, tints, gradients and patterns
Module 5: Layers : advanced options and clipping masks
Module 6: Applying filters: drop-shadows, blurs, etc...
Module 7: Create and apply simple patterns
Module 8: Convert texts to outlines; understanding compound paths