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Adobe Illustrator CS3 Advanced On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Master Illustrator's tools and effects.

Course Description/Agenda

Learn the skills that will set you apart and give your work control and polish. Get tips and tricks to work smarter.

Master Illustrator's tools and effects.

Illustrator professionals who are extending their skills.

Illustrator Fundamentals at Connect Learning plus experience using the software (or equivalent experience). This class is not for someone who uses Illustrator occasionally.

Unit 1. Typography
  • Import a text file
  • Create columns of text
  • Understand text flow
  • Work with overflow text and text reflow
  • Thread text
  • Resize the text area
  • Change text attributes
  • Change font size
  • Chang font color
  • Change additional text attributes
  • Change paragraph attributes
  • Save and use styles
  • Create and use a Paragraph style
  • Create and use Character styles
  • Wrap text around a graphic
  • Reshape text with a warp
  • Create text on paths and shapes
  • Create text outlines
Unit 2. Layers
  • Create layers
  • Move objects and layers
  • Lock layers
  • View layers
  • Paste layers
  • Create clipping masks
  • Merge layers
  • Apply appearance attributes to layers
Unit 3. Blending Shapes and Colors
  • Create a gradient fill
  • Adjust the direction of the gradient blend
  • Add colors to a gradient
  • Create smooth-color blends
  • Blend intermediate steps
  • Modify the blend
  • Combine blends with gradients
Unit 4. Brushes
  • Use Art brushes
  • Draw with the Paintbrush tool
  • Edit paths with the Paintbrush tool
  • Use Scatter brushes
  • Change brush options
  • Apply a Scatter brush to paths
  • Change the color attributes of brushes
  • Change brush color using Hue Shift colorization
  • Change brush color using Tints colorization
  • Use a fill color with brushes
  • Use Calligraphic brushes
  • Use Pattern brushes
  • Create brushes
  • Create swatches for a Pattern brush
  • Create a Pattern brush from swatches
  • Paint with the Pattern brush
  • Apply the Scribble Effect
Unit 5.Effects
  • Use live effects
  • Create a banner logo with the Warp effect
  • Create the logotype
  • Stylize the banner and logotype
  • Edit an effect
  • Apply the Symbol as mapped artwork
  • Create and revolve an object
  • Change the lighting
  • Map a Photoshop image
  • Adjusting the lighting
Unit 6. Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
  • Document Startup Profiles
  • Add and apply appearance attributes
  • Reorder appearance attributes
  • Create and save a Graphic Style
  • Apply a Graphic Style to a layer
  • Apply existing Graphic Styles
  • Apply an appearance to a layer
  • Remove Graphic Styles
Unit 7. Symbols
  • Work with symbols
  • Use Illustrator Symbol Libraries
  • Edit a Symbol
  • Create a Symbol
  • Apply a symbol instance
  • Edit symbols using the symbol tools
  • Update a symbol
  • Break the link to a symbol
  • Store and retrieve artwork in the Symbols panel
  • Map a symbol to 3D artwork
  • Integrate a Symbol into a Flash movie.
Unit 8. Illustrator CS3 Graphics and the Creative Suite
  • Combine artwork
  • Identify Vector versus bitmap graphics
  • Create a crop area
  • Place an Adobe Photoshop file
  • Create a layer comp
  • Duplicate a placed image
  • Apply Color Edits to a placed image
  • Apply a Clipping Mask to an image
  • Create compound paths and opacity masks
  • Edit an imported mask
  • Sample colors in placed images
  • Replace a placed image
  • Export a layered file to Photoshop
Unit 9. Printers, Artwork, and Color Separations
  • Printing: An overview
  • About printing devices
  • Halftone screens
  • Screen frequency
  • Output device resolution
  • About color
  • The RGB color model
  • The CMYK color model
  • Spot colors
  • What is color management?
  • Set up color management in Adobe applications
  • Synchronize color using Adobe Bridge
  • Specify and apply Application color settings
  • Print black-and-white proofs
  • Soft-proof colors
  • Use the Document Info command
  • Create color separations
  • Select a printer description file
  • Specify the bleed area
  • Separate the colors
  • Specify the screen frequency
  • Work with two-color illustrations
  • Edit a spot color
  • Separate spot colors
  • Create a trap
  • Overprint objects
  • Save and print files with transparency effects
  • Specify the resolution of filters and live effects
  • Specify Document Raster Effects Settings
  • Use the Flattener Preview panel
  • Assign the Flattening preset
  • Save a file with transparency
  • Save in the EPS format
  • Print transparent artwork
  • Export and import flattening settings
  • Save as Adobe PDF


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