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Adobe® Illustrator® CS6: Part 2

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Course Summary: You have created simple artwork using the basic drawing and painting tools available in Illustrator. You now want to create complex artwork using advanced tools, options, and effects. In addition, you want to 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 using various painting options. You will also use her techniques using painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web.

Course Prerequisite: To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with basic computer functions such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with Windows. You should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files.

Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths is highly recommended.

Lesson 1: Customizing the Illustrator Interface

Topic 1A: Set User Interface Preferences
Topic 1B: Work with the Grid and Guides
Topic 1C: Manage Workspaces

Lesson 2: Drawing Complex Illustrations

Topic 2A: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
Topic 2B: Work with Layers
Topic 2C: Create a Perspective Drawing
Topic 2D: Trace Artwork

Lesson 3: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools

Topic 3A: Paint Objects with Fills, Strokes, and Gradients
Topic 3B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
Topic 3C: Paint with Custom Brushes
Topic 3D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes
Topic 3E: Apply Meshes to Objects
Topic 3F: Apply Patterns

Lesson 4: Customizing Colors and Swatches

Topic 4A: Manage Colors
Topic 4B: Customize Swatches
Topic 4C: Manage Color Groups
Topic 4D: Access Pantone Plus Color Libraries

Lesson 5: Formatting Type

Topic 5A: Set Character Formats
Topic 5B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
Topic 5C: Adjust Hyphenation

Lesson 6: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork

Topic 6A: Apply Effects to an Object
Topic 6B: Create Graphic Styles
Topic 6C: Apply a Blend to an Object
Topic 6D: Apply a Mask to an Object
Topic 6E: Create Symbols
Topic 6F: Work with Symbol Sets and Symbolism Tools

Lesson 7: Preparing a Document for Print Output

Topic 7A: Set Up Artwork for Printing
Topic 7B: Prepare Transparent Artwork for Printing
Topic 7C: Manage Colors in Printing

Lesson 8: Preparing Graphics for the Web

Topic 8A: Create Slices and Image Maps
Topic 8B: Save Artwork in the SVG Format
Topic 8C: Save Graphics for the Web

Additional Adobe Illustrator CS6 Outlines:

Level 1
Level 2


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