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Intermediate Adobe Illustrator

CS6 | CC
1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This instructor-led course, through lecture and hands-on exploration, students will hone their skills using some advanced features and tools. Students will learn how to create drawings with depth of field, vary the width of strokes, and create naturalistic painting in vector images. In order to successfully complete this course, we recommend that you first take Softek’s Introduction to Adobe Illustrator course or have equivalent knowledge.

Course Objectives

  • Create and edit text
  • Apply styles and formatting to text
  • Create and work with layers
  • Draw and transform objects in perspective
  • Add color with gradients and blending

Course Outline

Creating Complex Illustrations

  • Create a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes
  • Create Perspective Drawings
  • Create Compound Paths
  • Offset Paths
  • Erase Shapes

Enhancing Complex Illustrations

  • Organize Objects with Layers
  • Create Symbols
  • Create a Pattern Swatch
  • Create a Mesh
  • Create Custom Brushes
  • Apply Color Using Live Paint
  • Recolor Artwork

Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic

  • Trace Artwork
  • Adjust the Results of Tracing
  • Create a Custom Preset
  • Convert a Traced Object to Paths

Creating Special Effects

  • Apply Effects
  • Create Masks
  • Simplify Paths
  • Create Blends
  • Share Graphic Styles
  • Create 3D Effects

Working with Graphs

  • Create a Graph
  • Format a Graph

Working with Variables

  • Create Variables
  • Create Data Sets

Outputting Documents

  • Set Up Color Management
  • Preview an Overprint
  • Apply Spot Colors
  • Print a Composite Proof
  • Create Color Separations
  • Create an Adobe PDF File

Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile Devices

  • Convert Colors to Web-Safe Colors
  • Work with Actions
  • Export a File as an SWF File
  • Create Slices
  • Add Interactivity to an SVG File
  • Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices

 

Cost/Investment

Public Course at Softek Private Course at Your Office Private Course at Softek
$325 per student $1400 flat fee up to 8 students $1550 flat fee up to 8 students
or 1 voucher $1600 flat fee up to 12 students $1750 flat fee up to 12 students
10% discount when 3+ attend $100 per additional student $100 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group courses are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Pricing is based on the maximum number of students anticipated per day per course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your office, you are responsible for the classroom setup, including student computers, instructor station, LCD projector, and software installation. For courses conducted at Softek, we take care of classroom setup.

Customization

Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $125 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization. There is a 2-hour minimum fee for customization.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee