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Illustrator Class Online October 27, 2021 Advanced

Adobe Illustrator Class - Advanced

Wed, Oct 27 2021 to
Thu, Oct 28 2021
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Online Training
American Graphics Institute AGI Training Online Online

2012-10-16 10:30:19 $995.00

In this advanced Adobe Illustrator class discover how to take advantage of symbols, effects, styles, and transparencies along with advanced drawing and blending techniques. This Illustrator course covers advanced techniques for creating artwork with more impact, while using the tools to work more efficiently. This class is for those who have completed the introductory Illustrator training or have a complete understanding of all topics covered in the introduction to Adobe Illustrator course.

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Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced: Complete Course Topics

Illustrator Essentials skills review

  • Setting up the artboard
  • Creating a background shape
  • Combining shapes
  • Sampling a color
  • Applying a fill and stroke
  • Applying color and effects
  • Aligning and distributing shapes
  • Adding text
  • Distorting a shape
  • Importing an image

Working with symbols in Illustrator

  • Understanding symbols and instances
  • Cleaning out the symbol library
  • Creating symbols
  • Editing symbols
  • Importing a symbol library
  • Modifying symbol instances
  • Using the symbolism tools
  • Editing nested symbols
  • Replacing symbols
  • Saving symbol libraries

Using Adobe Illustrator effects and transparency

  • Working with the Appearance panel
  • Applying effects
  • Editing effects
  • Using graphic styles
  • Creating and saving graphic styles
  • Working with object transparency
  • Experimenting with multiple opacities
  • Understanding blending modes
  • Saving and importing graphic styles
  • Applying graphic styles to layers and symbols

Exporting and saving files from Illustrator

  • Saving using the AI format
  • Saving an illustration with layers
  • Saving a layered PDF
  • Exporting for Photoshop
  • Integrating with InDesign
  • Integrating with Flash
  • Integrating with Microsoft Expression Blend
  • Integrating with Premiere and After Effects
  • Saving as EPS
  • Saving for Web

Advanced Illustrator blending techniques

  • Using the Blend Tool in Adobe Illustrator 
  • Applying a gradient
  • Understanding linear vs. radial gradients
  • Using Gradient Mesh options
  • Adjusting a mesh
  • Revisiting Blend Options
  • Selecting multiple mesh points
  • Overlapping images
  • Using the Mesh tool
  • Adding a highlight

Adobe Illustrator new features

  • 64-bit support
  • New, adjustable user interface
  • Image Trace
  • Pattern Options panel
  • Gradients on strokes
  • Make Mask and Release button
  • Expandable color spectrum
  • Character panel enhancements
  • Transform panel additions
  • Redesigned Control pane