Illustrator CS5 Level 2 (Advanced)

Course Length: 6hrs (1 Day)
You will create complex illustrations, manage color across a range of devices, work with graphs and variables, control how illustrations appear on print and the web, and preview them on mobile devices.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Create complex illustrations
  • Enhance complex illustrations
  • Create a vector version of a raster graphic
  • Create special effects
  • Work with graphs
  • Work with variables
  • Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing
  • Export graphics for the web and mobile devices
Target Student:
This course is intended for designers, publishers, prepress professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities, who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents. They will have some previous experience with Illustrator.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Creating Complex Illustrations
Create a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes
Create Perspective Drawings
Create Compound Paths
Offset Paths
Erase Shapes

Section 2: Enhancing Complex Illustrations
Organize Objects with Layers
Create Symbols
Create a Pattern Swatch
Create a Mesh
Create Custom Brushes
Apply Color Using Live Paint
Recolor Artwork

Section 3: Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic
Trace Artwork
Adjust the Results of Tracing
Create a Custom Preset
Convert a Traced Object to Paths
Creating Special Effects
Apply Effects
Create Masks
Simplify Paths
Create Blends
Share Graphic Styles
Create 3D Effects

Section 4: Working with Graphs
Create a Graph
Format a Graph

Section 5: Working with Variables
Create Variables
Create Data Sets

Section 6: Outputting Documents
Set Up Color Management
Preview an Overprint
Apply Spot Colors
Print a Composite Proof
Create Color Separations
Create an Adobe PDF File

Section 7: Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile Devices
Convert Colors to Web-Safe Colors
Work with Actions
Export a File as an SWF File
Create Slices
Add Interactivity to an SVG File
Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices
Level 2 (Advanced)

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