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Mastering Illustrator CS5 ACE

Duration : 42
Language : English
Level : Professional
Type : Courses
Delivery Method : Classroom
Code : AD06-0302
Description :
In this course you will learn how to use Illustrator CS5 to Learn how to create and incorporate powerful, compelling vector graphics for different projects as artwork for illustrations, logos, stationery, page layouts, posters, and integrate with Adobe Flash® movies, Adobe InDesign® layouts, and more!. You will be able to save and export them for use in other programs.
Objectives :

·     Customize Illustrator CS5 workspace

·     Recognizing the variations of file formats provided by Illustrator and their advantages

·     Draw and understand the root of drawing in Illustrator

·     Create a powerful artwork using simple shapes

·     Accurately place objects in the Illustration window

·     Convert bitmaps to vector artwork with Live Trace

·     Color images with Live Trace & Live Paint

·     Create and manipulate multiple layers to compose objects easily

·     Add text

·     Add filters & effects

·     Produce and print consistent color

Audience :
This course is designed for trainees who would like to be professional in graphics or multimedia.
Prerequisities :
Recommended Knowledge :
Before beginning to use Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, you should have working knowledge of your computer and its operating system. Make sure that you know how to use the mouse and standard menus and commands, and also how to open, save, and close files. If you need to review these techniques, see the printed or online documentation for your Windows or Mac OS.
Recommended Course(s) :
Category :  

§ Graphics

Training Materials :
Adobe Classroom in a Book
Labs :
This course includes several labs to ensure you will gain the targeted skills and experience.
Credential :
Upon completing this course, you will be able to get the Adobe Certificate of Illustrator CS5.
Topics :

GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Understanding the workspace

o  Working with the Tools panel

o  The Control panel

o  Working with panels

o  Resetting and saving your workspace

o  Using panel menus

o  Changing the view of artwork

o  Using the view commands

o  Using the Zoom tool

o  Scrolling through a document

o  Viewing artwork

o  Navigating multiple artboards

o  Using the Navigator panel

o  Understanding rulers

o  Arranging multiple documents

o  Document groups

o  Finding resources for using Illustrator

o  Searching for a topic in the Search For Help box

o  Checking for updates

o  Exploring on your own

SELECTING AND ALIGNING

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Selecting objects

o  Using the Selection tool

o  Using the Direct Selection tool

o  Creating selections with a marquee

o  Creating selections with the Magic Wand tool

o  Selecting similar objects

o  Aligning objects

o  Align objects to each other

o  Aligning to a key object

o  Aligning points

o  Distributing objects

o  Aligning to the artboard

o  Working with groups

o  Group items

o  Working in isolation mode

o  Adding to a group

o  Object arrangement

o  Arrange objects

o  Selecting objects behind

o  Hiding objects

o  Applying selection techniques

o  Exploring on your own

CREATING AND EDITING SHAPES

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Creating a document with multiple artboards

o  Working with basic shapes

o  Accessing the basic shape tools

o  Understanding drawing modes

o  Creating rectangles

o  Creating rounded rectangles

o  Creating ellipses

o  Creating polygons

o  Draw Inside mode

o  Changing stroke width and alignment

o  Working with line segments

o  Joining paths

o  Creating Stars

o  Using the Eraser tool

o  Using the Width tool

o  Outlining strokes

o  Combining and editing shapes

o  Working with the Shape Builder tool

o  Working with Pathfinder effects

o  Working with shape modes

o  Using Live Trace to create shapes

o  Exploring on your own

TRANSFORMING OBJECTS

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Working with artboards

o  Adding artboards to the document

o  Editing artboards

o  Renaming Artboards

o  Reordering Artboards

o  Transforming content

o  Working with rulers and guides

o  Scaling objects

o  Reflecting objects

o  Rotating objects

o  Distorting objects

o  Shearing objects

o  Positioning objects precisely

o  Changing the perspective

o  Multiple transformations

o  Using the Free Distort effect

o  Exploring on your own

DRAWING WITH THE PEN AND PENCIL TOOLS

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Creating straight lines

o  Creating curved paths

o  Building a curve

o  Converting curved points to corner points

o  Creating the violin illustration

o  Drawing curves

o  Selecting a curve

o  Drawing a curved shape

o  Drawing different kinds of curves

o  Drawing the violin shape

o  Creating the strings

o  Splitting a path

o  Adding arrowheads

o  Creating a dashed line

o  Editing curves

o  Deleting and adding anchor points

o  Convert between smooth points and corner points

o  Drawing with the Pencil tool

o  Editing with the Pencil tool

o  Finishing the violin illustration

o  Assembling the parts

o  Painting the artwork

o  Exploring on your own

COLOR AND PAINTING

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Understanding color

o  Color modes

o  Understanding the color controls

o  Creating color

o  Building and saving a custom color

o  Editing a swatch

o  Using Illustrator swatch libraries

o  Creating a spot color

o  Using the Color Picker

o  Creating and saving a tint of a color

o  Copying attributes

o  Creating color groups

o  Working with the Color Guide panel

o  Editing a color group

o  Editing colors in artwork

o  Working with the Kuler panel

o  Assigning colors to your artwork

o  Adjusting colors

o  Painting with patterns and gradients

o  Applying existing patterns

o  Creating your own pattern

o  Applying a pattern

o  Editing a pattern

o  Working with Live Paint

o  Creating a Live Paint group

o  Editing Live Paint regions

o  Working with Gap Options

o  Exploring on your own

WORKING WITH TYPE

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Working with type

o  Creating point type

o  Creating area type

o  Importing a plain text file

o  Creating columns of text

o  Understanding text flow

o  Working with overflow text and text reflow

o  Threading text

o  Resizing type objects

o  Formatting type

o  Changing the font size

o  Changing the font color

o  Changing additional text attributes

o  Changing paragraph attributes

o  Saving and using styles

o  Creating and using a paragraph style

o  Creating and using a character style

o  Sampling text

o  Reshaping text with an envelope warp

o  Wrapping text around an object

o  Creating text on open paths

o  Creating text on closed paths

o  Creating text outlines

o  Exploring on your own

WORKING WITH LAYERS

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Creating layers

o  Moving objects and layers

o  Locking layers

o  Viewing layers

o  Pasting layers

o  Creating clipping masks

o  Merging layers

o  Applying appearance attributes to layers

o  Isolating layers

o  Exploring on your own

WORKING WITH PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Understanding perspective

o  Understanding the Perspective Grid

o  Working with the Perspective Grid

o  Using a preset grid

o  Editing the Perspective Grid

o  Drawing objects in perspective

o  Selecting and transforming objects in perspective

o  Attaching objects to perspective

o  Editing planes and objects together

o  Adding and editing text in perspective

o  Working with symbols in perspective

o  Adding Symbols to the Perspective Grid

o  Transforming Symbols in perspective

o  Release content from perspective

o  Exploring on your own

BLENDING COLORS AND SHAPES

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Working with gradients

o  Creating and applying a linear gradient

o  Adjusting the direction and angle of a gradient blend

o  Creating a radial gradient

o  Changing colors and adjusting the gradient

o  Applying gradients to multiple objects

o  Adding transparency to gradients

o  Working with blended objects

o  Creating a blend with specified steps

o  Modifying the blend

o  Creating smooth color blends

o  Exploring on your own

WORKING WITH BRUSHES

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Working with brushes

o  Using Calligraphic brushes

o  Editing a brush

o  Using a fill color with brushes

o  Remove a brush stroke

o  Using Art brushes

o  Drawing with the Paintbrush tool

o  Editing paths with the Paintbrush tool

o  Create an Art brush

o  Edit an Art brush

o  Using Bristle brushes

o  Changing bristle brush options

o  Painting with a Bristle brush

o  Using Pattern brushes

o  Creating a Pattern brush

o  Applying a Pattern brush

o  Changing the color attributes of brushes

o  Changing a brush color using Tints colorization

o  Changing the brush color using Hue Shift colorization

o  Working with the Blob Brush tool

o  Drawing with the Blob Brush tool

o  Merging paths with the Blob Brush tool

o  Editing with the Eraser tool

o  Exploring on your own

APPLYING EFFECTS

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Using live effects

o  Applying an effect

o  Editing an effect

o  Styling text with effects

o  Editing shapes with a Pathfinder effect

o  Offsetting paths

o  Applying a Photoshop effect

o  Working with a 3D effect

o  Creating a revolved object

o  Changing the lighting of a 3D object

o  Mapping a symbol to the 3D artwork

o  Exploring on your own

APPLYING APPEARANCE ATTRIBUTES AND GRAPHIC STYLES

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Using appearance attributes

o  Editing and adding appearance attributes

o  Reordering appearance attributes

o  Adding an additional stroke and fill

o  Using graphic styles

o  Creating and saving a graphic style

o  Applying a graphic style to an object

o  Applying a graphic style to a layer

o  Applying existing graphic styles

o  Adding to an existing graphic style

o  Applying an appearance to a layer

o  Copying, applying, and removing graphic styles

o  Exploring on your own

WORKING WITH SYMBOLS

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Working with symbols

o  Using existing Illustrator symbol libraries

o  Creating symbols

o  Editing a symbol

o  Breaking a link to a symbol

o  Replacing symbols

o  Renaming symbols

o  Working with the symbolism tools

o  Spraying symbol instances

o  Editing symbols with the Symbolism tools

o  Copy and edit symbol sets

o  Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panel

o  Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork

o  Symbols and Flash integration

o  Exploring on your own

COMBINING ILLUSTRATOR CS5 GRAPHICS WITH OTHER ADOBE APPLICATIONS

o  Lesson overview

o  Getting started

o  Working with Adobe Bridge

o  Combining artwork

o  Vector versus bitmap graphics

o  Placing Adobe Photoshop files

o  Placing a Photoshop file

o  Duplicating and editing a placed image

o  Embed a Photoshop image with Layer comps

o  Applying color edits to a placed image

o  Masking an image

o  Applying a clipping mask to an image

o  Editing a mask

o  Masking an object with multiple shapes

o  Release a mask

o  Creating an opacity mask

o  Sampling colors in placed images

o  Replacing a placed, linked image

o  Exporting a layered file to Photoshop

o  Illustrator and Adobe InDesign

o  Illustrator and Adobe Flash

o  Illustrator and Adobe Flash Catalyst

o  Illustrator and Adobe Flex

o  Exploring on your own