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Adobe Illustrator CS4 Advanced On-Site Training

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

Learn the Illustrator skills that will set you apart

Course Description/Agenda

Learn to create what you imagine. In this intensive two-day class, you’ll learn Illustrator techniques that enlarge the scope of your creative work. You’ll learn to polish your work, gain more understanding and control of layers, transparencies, and gradients. This class will teach you how to produce your projects with professional efficiency.

Learn to leverage the new Illustrator CS4 features such as multiple artboards, the Blob Brush tool for intuitive vector painting, and transparency in gradients color stops. On-object controls invite you to explore more efficient and creative ways of working.

Learn the Illustrator skills that will set you apart.

Learn with other 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.

  • Create, name, lock, view layers
  • Modify, paste, and merge layers
Gradients and Blends
  • Create a gradient fill
  • Use on-object tools to adjust the direction of the gradient blend
  • Add colors and in-gradient transparency
  • Create and modify color blends
  • Make a blend of two or more key objects with blend steps
  • Draw with Art brushes and the new Blob tool
  • Edit paths with the Paintbrush tool
  • Use Scatter brushes, change options and apply to paths
  • Change the color attributes of brushes using Hue Shift colorization
  • Change brush color using Tints colorization
  • Use a fill color with brushes
  • Use Calligraphic and Pattern brushes
  • Create swatches for a Pattern brush
  • Paint with the Pattern brush
  • Apply the Scribble Effect
  • Use and edit Live Effects
Styles and Symbols
  • Create and stylize a banner logo and logotype
  • Apply a Symbol as mapped artwork
  • Create and revolve an object
  • Change and adjust the lighting
  • Map a Photoshop image; place an Adobe Photoshop file
  • Add, apply, and reorder appearance attributes
  • Create, save and apply, and remove a Graphic Style and a Symbol <
  • Store and retrieve artwork in the Symbols panel
  • Map a symbol to 3D artwork
  • Integrate a Symbol into a Flash movie.
  • Create a crop area
  • Create a layer comp and apply Color Edits
  • Import, edit, and apply a Clipping Mask to an image
  • Create compound paths and opacity masks
  • Sample colors in placed images; swap out the image
  • Export a layered file to Photoshop
Prepare your artwork for a commercial printer
  • Halftone screens
  • Distinguish Screen frequency from 0utput device resolution
  • Set up color management in Adobe applications
  • Synchronize color using Adobe Bridge
  • Print black-and-white proofs
  • Soft-proof colors
  • Create color separations
  • Select a printer description file
  • Specify the bleed area and screen frequency
  • Edit and separate spot colors
  • Create a trap and overprint objects
  • Save and print files with transparency effects
  • Specify the resolution of filters and Live Effects
  • Specify Document Raster Effects Settings
  • Assign the Flattening preset; Export and import flattening settings
  • Save in the EPS format

Next StepsAcrobat 9 Professional Adobe InDesign CS4 Fundamentals Adobe InDesign CS4 Advanced


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