Illustrator CC Advanced

Illustrator CC Advanced
Adobe Illustrator CC is an essential design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the web, and in any other medium. In this course, which is a combination of Adobe Certified Instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice, you will learn the advanced techniques of working with Illustrator CC so that you can incorporate visual effects into your workflow.

Who Should Attend

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest and most comprehensive way to learn Illustrator CC.


Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class. Lesson 1: What is New CC & CC 2014
  • Creative Cloud Libraries
  • Curvature tool
  • Join tool
  • Area-type auto-sizing
  • Integration with the Illustrator family of mobile apps
  • Live Shapes: Rectangles and Rounded Rectangles
  • Pen tool preview
  • Anchor point enhancements
  • Typekit integration
  • Custom Tools panels
  • Perspective drawing enhancements
  • Touch Type tool
  • Images in brushes
  • CSS extraction
  • Auto corners for pattern brushes
  • Unembedded images
  • File packaging
  • And More
  Lesson 2: The Basis of Illustrator Objects
  • Advanced understanding of Illustrator Objects
  • What Object can become what Object? More confusing than you think
  • Advanced uses of the Blend Object
  • Gradient or Mesh: Changing one object to another
  • Advanced use of the Symbol Sprayer
  • Advanced use of the Variable Width
  • Expanding: When and How
  • Compound Shape vs. Compound Path: Who is better
  • Breaking it all apart
  • Just know your object: Look to the Layers Panel
  Lesson 3: Mesh and Other Tools
  • Mesh tool
  • Mesh as opacity mask
  • Lasso tool
  • Warp tool
  • Twirl tool
  • Pucker tool
  • Bloat tool
  • Scallop tool
  • Crystallize tool
  • Wrinkle tool
  • Width tool
  • Polar grid tool
  • Rectangular grid tool
  • Flare tool
  • Free transform tool
  • Graph tools
  • Scissor tool
  • Knife tool
  Lesson 4: Working with Perspective Drawing
  • Understanding the perspective grid
  • Working with the perspective grid
  • Using a preset grid
  • Editing the perspective grid
  • Drawing objects in perspective
  • Selecting and transforming objects in perspective
  • Attaching content to perspective
  • Editing planes and objects together
  • Adding and editing text in perspective
  • Working with symbols in perspective
  • Adding symbols to the perspective grid
  • Transforming symbols in perspective
  • Releasing content from perspective
  • Working with the horizontal plane
  Lesson 5: Applying Effects
  • Using live effects
  • Applying Photoshop effects
  • Working with 3D effects
  • Creating a revolved object
  • Changing the lighting of a 3D object
  • Mapping a symbol to the 3D artwork
  • Where to put the Effect
  Lesson 6: Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
  • Using the Appearance panel
  • Using graphic styles
  • Saving content for the web
  • Creating CSS code
  Lesson 7: Working with Symbols
  • Working with symbols
  • Working with the Symbolism tools
  • Replacing symbols
  • Breaking a link to a symbol
  • Editing symbol options
  • Editing with the Symbolism tools
  • Copying and editing symbol sets
  • Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panel
  • Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork
  • Working with symbols and Adobe Flash® integration
  Lesson 8: Graph
  • Creating a Graph
  • Types of Graphs
  • Making a Design for Columns and Markers
  • Updating the Data
  • Graphics for the Column and Marker
  Lesson 9: Advanced Masks
  • Masking an image
  • Applying a simple clipping mask to an image
  • Editing a mask
  • Masking an object with a shape
  • Masking an object with multiple shapes
  • Creating an opacity mask
  • Editing an opacity mask
  Lesson 10: Combining Illustrator CC Graphics with Other Adobe Applications
  • Combining artwork
  • Placing image files
  • Masking an image
  • Sampling colors in placed images
  • Working with image links
  • Replacing a linked image
  • Packaging a file
  • Exploring Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Muse™, Adobe Fireworks®, and Adobe Flash

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