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Adobe Illustrator CS3 Fundamentals On-Site Training

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

Choose and use the right Illustrator tool for each task.

Course Description/Agenda

Illustrator grows more versatile with every release-- and better integrated with other Adobe software, such as the Photoshop, InDesign and even Flash.Learn to create sophisticated vector artwork for print, web and interactive, and mobile and motion designs.

Choose and use the right Illustrator tool for each task.

Learn with other professionals adding Illustrator to their tool kit.

Good Windows or Mac OS skills plus successful use of one or two software programs.

A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CS3:

Unit 1. Getting to Know the Work Area
  • Locate the Illustrator tools
  • Find and place the panels
  • Customize your workspace
  • Change the view of artwork
  • Use the Zoom tool
  • Navigate through a document
  • Search Help with keywords, links, and the index
Unit 2. Selecting and Aligning
  • Use the Selection tool
  • Use the Direct Selection tool
  • Create selections with the Magic Wand
  • Group items
  • Apply selection techniques
  • Align objects
Unit 3. Creating Shapes
  • Create basic shapes with the shape tools
  • Draw the pencil shape
  • Use the Pencil tool
  • Use Live Trace to create shapes
  • Tips for drawing polygons, spirals, and stars
Unit 4. Transforming Objects
  • Scale objects
  • Reflect objects
  • Rotate objects
  • Distort objects
  • Shear objects
  • Position objects precisely
  • Change the perspective
  • Use the Free Transform tool
  • Make multiple transformations
Unit 5. Drawing with the Pen tool
  • Draw straight lines
  • Create curved paths
  • Build a curve
  • Reshape curves and insert corner anchor points
  • Create the pear illustration
  • Create the arrow
  • Split a path
  • Add arrowheads
  • Draw curves
  • Select a curve
  • Draw a leaf
  • Draw different kinds of curves
  • Convert between smooth points and corner points
  • Draw the pear shape
  • Edit curves
  • Finish the pear illustration
Unit 6. Color and Painting
  • Color Mode
  • Understand the color controls
  • Grasp color fundamentals
  • Copy attributes
  • Use the Appearance panel for fills and strokes
  • Build and save your own custom color
  • Use and reuse Illustrator swatch libraries
  • Create a spot color
  • Create color groups
  • Edit color with Live Color
  • Create a color group using Live Color
  • Assign colors to your artwork
  • Use and create patterns
  • Apply the pattern
  • Edit the pattern
  • Apply Live Paint
  • Edit Live Paint regions
  • Create a PDF from your artwork
Unit 7. Working with type
  • 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
  • Sample text
  • Wrap text around a graphic
  • Reshape text with a warp
  • Create text on paths and shapes
  • Create text outlines
Unit 8. Working with Layers
  • Create layers
  • Move objects and layers
  • Lock layers
  • View layers
  • Paste layers
  • Create clipping masks
  • Merge layers
  • Apply appearance attributes to layers
Unit 9. Blending Shapes and Colors
  • Create a gradient fil
  • 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 10. Working with 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 11. Applying 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 12. Applying 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 13. Working with 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 14. Combining Illustrator CS3 Graphics with 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 15. Printing Artwork and Producing 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  

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