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Illustrator Bootcamp in Philadelphia on November 2, 2020

Illustrator Bootcamp

Mon, Nov 2 2020 to
Thu, Nov 5 2020
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street
Conshohocken PA 19428

2020-02-26 16:08:55 $1,390.00

This four-day comprehensive Illustrator bootcamp training provides you with comprehensive illustrator skills. This Illustrator bootcamp combines our introductory through advanced Illustrator classes into four consecutive days, providing you with an intensive workshop. The material covered is identical to the introductory and advanced Illustrator courses but is delivered in a single week. Start by learning essential Illustrator skills and end the week with a full set of experience creating designs, logos, layouts, using graphic styles, the blend tool, understanding gradients, and much more.

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Illustrator Training Class Introduction: Complete Topics Covered

Module 1: Getting to Know the Adobe Illustrator Workspace

  • Exploring the Illustrator interface
  • Choosing a workspace
  • Opening a file
  • Using artboards
  • Changing your view
  • Zooming and scrolling
  • Using tools and panels
  • Exploring the Control panel
  • Working with panels and the dock
  • Saving workspaces and shortcuts

Module 2: Adobe Illustrator Essentials

  • Using Illustrator's shape tools
  • Repositioning and visually resizing the shapes
  • Putting the Transform panel to work
  • Constraining a shape
  • Entering exact dimensions
  • Selecting artwork
  • Using the shape and transform tools
  • Introducing layers
  • Cutting and pasting objects
  • Repeating transformations

Module 3: Adding Color

  • Exploring the Appearance panel
  • Changing colors in Illustrator
  • Adding effects
  • Using Live Paint
  • Adding a symbol
  • Saving swatches
  • Selecting the same color
  • Creating a color group
  • Using the Color panel
  • Adding Pantone colors

Module 4: Working with the Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools

  • Understanding the Pen tool
  • Drawing straight, curved and hinged lines
  • Tracing images
  • Creating a tracing template
  • Working with Image Trace
  • Using the Line, Pencil and Eraser tools
  • Editing existing paths
  • Adding and removing points
  • Cutting and joining paths
  • Combining shapes with the Shape Builder

Module 5: Exploring Additional Adobe Illustrator Color Options

  • Adding tonal values with gradients
  • Customizing an existing gradient
  • Saving the gradient
  • Applying a second instance of the gradient
  • Using the Gradient panel
  • Updating a gradient
  • Creating and using patterns
  • Creating a bounding box
  • Applying the pattern
  • Editing a pattern fill
  • Locating existing patterns
  • Finishing up the illustration
  • Creating a Color Group
  • Using the Color Guide

Module 6: Working with and Formatting Text using Illustrator

  • Formatting text
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Using paragraph and character styles
  • Editing styles
  • Putting text on a path
  • Warping text
  • Putting text in a shape
  • Creating outlines
  • Checking spelling
  • Using Find and Replace

Module 7: An Introduction to Illustrator's Layers

  • Getting to know the Layers panel
  • Using layers to organize your illustrations
  • Using the Layers panel to make selections
  • Creating new layers
  • Showing and hiding layers
  • Locking and unlocking layers
  • Rearranging layers
  • Moving items between layers
  • Remembering layers when pasting
  • Creating a template layer

Module 8: 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

Module 9: 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

Module 10: 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

Module 11: 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

Module 12: Adobe Illustrator new features

  • Using the 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