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Illustrator CC – Level 1

Adobe® Illustrator® CC (latest version) based on the new high-performance management system Adobe Mercury, allows you to manipulate large, complex files quickly and confidently. The modernised interface simplifies your task every day. Advanced tools to help you realise your ideas better than ever.

Who should attend this course?

Any user who needs high quality vector graphics for illustrations, logos, …

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows environment

Learn how to create accurate vector drawings in preparation for print and web.

Course structure

  • Illustrator key concepts
  • Create Illustrator documents
  • The Illustrator interface
  • Basic drawing
  • Base path modification
  • Editing the basic text
  • Selections
  • Understanding appearances
  • Working with groups and layers
  • Use of colors
  • Object transformation and positioning
  • Expressive drawing with brushes
  • Use of symbols
  • Application of live effects
  • Recording and printing
  • Working with other programs

Illustrator key concepts

  • Why use Illustrator?
  • What are vector graphics?
  • Understanding the paths
  • Selections and stacking order
  • The isolation mode

Create Illustrator documents

  • New document profiles
  • Using multiple artboards
  • Libraries and content
  • Illustrator templates

The Illustrator interface

  • Exploring panels
  • Using the control panel
  • Navigating a document
  • Using rules and guides
  • Using grids
  • Using Commented Guides
  • Affichage a glimpsed
  • Working with workspaces

Basic drawing

  • Primitive closed path drawing
  • Primitive free-path drawing
  • Simple drawing with the Pen tool
  • Advanced drawing with the Pen tool
  • Drawing with the Pencil tool

Base path modification

  • Changing anchor points
  • Creating compound shapes
  • Using Pathfinder functions
  • The assembly and the average of the paths
  • Describing traits
  • Path simplification
  • Offset Usage
  • Divide an object into a grid

Editing the basic text

  • Creating a text box
  • Applying basic character settings
  • Applying the basic paragraph settings
  • Creating text on open paths
  • Creating text on closed paths
  • Convert text to strokes
  • Vectorization

Selections

  • Using the basic selection tools
  • Using the magic wand and Lasso tools
  • Selecting objects by attribute
  • Save and reuse selections

Understanding appearances

  • Using the Appearance panel
  • Target object attributes
  • Adding multiple attributes
  • Application of live effects
  • Expanding appearances
  • Appearance panel settings
  • Copying appearances

Working with groups and layers

  • Define groups
  • Editing groups
  • Work with layers
  • Object layer and hierarchy
  • Creating template layers
  • Object, group, and layer attributes

Use of colors

  • Apply colors
  • Creating solid color samples
  • Using spot color samples
  • Creating Swatch Groups and Libraries
  • Working with a linear and radial  gradient
  • Application and manipulation of fill patterns
  • Define simple templates

Object transformation and positioning

  • Move and copy objects
  • Object-scale transformation
  • Rotate objects
  • Reflection and inclination of objects
  • Using the Free Transformation tool
  • Aligning objects
  • Distribution of objects

Expressive drawing with brushes

  • Using a pressure-sensitive tablet
  • Using the calligraphic brush
  • Use of the art brush
  • Using the pattern brush
  • Using the Brush tool
  • Using the Eraser tool

Use of symbols

  • Defining your own symbols
  • Changing symbols
  • Using the Symbol Spray tool

Application of live effects

  • The basic 3D application
  • 3D application
  • Basic illustration mapping
  • Use of Aesthetic Effects
  • Using the Scribble effect
  • Using the Warp effect

Recording and printing

  • Saving your Illustrator document
  • Printing your Illustrator document

Working with other programs

  • Exporting files for use in QuarkXPress
  • Export files for use in InDesign
  • Export files for use in Word/Excel/PowerPoint
  • Export files for use in Photoshop
  • Export files for use in Flash
  • Exporting files for use in After Effects

Practical information

Duration

3 Days

Languages

FR / NL

Price

€1200,00 + 21% VAT

Location

Classroom Courses

Schedule

Guaranteed to run

Dutch courses
18/1 - 20/1Book
15/2 - 17/2Book
22/3 - 24/3Book
19/4 - 21/4Book
24/5 - 26/5Book
21/6 - 23/6Book
12/7 - 14/7Book
16/8 - 18/8Book
20/9 - 22/9Book
18/10 - 20/10Book
22/11 - 24/11Book
13/12 - 15/12Book
French courses
23/1 - 25/1Book
20/2 - 22/2Book
27/3 - 29/3Book
24/4 - 26/4Book
22/5 - 24/5Book
26/6 - 28/6Book
24/7 - 26/7Book
28/8 - 30/8Book
25/9 - 27/9Book
23/10 - 25/10Book
27/11 - 29/11Book
18/12 - 20/12Book

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