Adobe Illustrator CC

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe IllustrstorIn our classes, you get hands-on Adobe Illustrator CC experience with expert instructors to guide you at every step. Combine the two Adobe Illustrator CC class levels for maximum skills, or take a single class to move your talent up a notch, and create assets for use within InDesign. Keep your instruction manual as a reference, and refresh your new skills with online tutorials. Adobe Illustrator CC gives you the power to create "hand-drawn" vector graphics. With its many user-friendly tools, you can capture and manipulate multiple ideas quickly and efficiently.

$199 / course

8:30 am - 4:30 pm


PART 1 - Basics Course

With Illustrator, you will discover that not only can you unlock the same creative impulses you've always had as you've picked up a pencil to sketch out an idea, but also capture those multiple ideas and "what ifs" during the creative process in ways that you never imagined. And for those just embarking on building your creative skills, you will be surprised at "how good" your work will appear, even at the outset of your exploration of the world of graphic design.

  • Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphics Composition
  • Evaluate Graphics Scalability
  • Navigate the User Interface
  • Customize the User Interface
  • Create Documents
  • Save Documents
  • Draw Basic Shapes
  • Insert Text
  • Apply Flow Text Along a Path
  • Insert Bounded and Threaded Text
  • Apply Text Styles
  • Insert Typographical Characters
  • Import and Link Graphics
  • Alter the Appearance of Objects
  • Apply Strokes and Brushes
  • Fill Shapes
  • Apply Graphics Styles
  • Distort Text with Text Envelopes
  • Update Text
  • Wrap Text
  • Hyphenate Text
  • Optimize Content for Print
  • Optimize Content for the Web
  • Optimize Content for PDF Documents

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PART 2 - Advanced Course

Learn to use advanced tools, options, and effects to create complex artwork. Ensure that your artwork is ready for commercial printing and also save it for the web. In this course, you will draw complex illustrations and enhance them by using various painting options. You will also use painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web.

  • Apply the Grid, Guides, and Info Panel
  • Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
  • Organize Artwork with Layers
  • Create a Perspective Drawing
  • Trace Artwork
  • Paint Objects Using Fills and Strokes
  • Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
  • Paint with Custom Brushes
  • Add Transparency and Blending Modes
  • Apply Meshes to Objects
  • Apply Patterns
  • Manage Colors
  • Customize Swatches
  • Manage Color Groups
  • Adjust Color
  • Set Character Formats
  • Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
  • Apply Effects to an Object
  • Create Graphic Styles
  • Apply a Mask to an Object
  • Apply Symbols and Symbol Sets
  • Prepare Artwork for Printing
  • Prepare Transparency and Colors for Printing
  • Create Slices and Image Maps
  • Save Graphics for the Web
  • Prepare Documents for Video
  • Prepare Files for Other Applications
  • Identify the Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs
  • Determine and Evaluate Standard Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use
  • Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities

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Take what you learned in Illustrator to create custom assets that you can immediately use. This is a workshop designed to help you build on the skills you have and come away with a completed asset or assets that can be used, updated, and reused to fit your personal and business needs. Bring your info/pictures and let’s put these Adobe products to work for you!


8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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