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Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Foundation

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Adobe Illustrator CS6 is a leading vector graphics program for graphic arts and is used extensively in the printing and publishing, World Wide Web and graphic design industries.

This course contains 7 lessons, which will cover the basics of learning Illustrator and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program.

You'll learn how to create artwork for illustrations, logos, stationery, page layouts, posters and integrate with Adobe Flash® movies, Adobe InDesign® layouts and more!

The primary audience for this course is Desktop Publishing Artists, Graphic Artists, IT Executive, Designers, Webmaster and Programmers.

This course will go through the foundation to the advance features of Adobe Illustrator CS6. Thus, it is suitable for anyone who is new to Illustrator environment or those who have not had formal training.

  • Participants should be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files and the general operations of computers
  • Familiarity to any graphics program would be an advantage

This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussion and practical exercise.

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to :

  • Understand the basic technical skills required to work with types, text, layers, shapes, brushes and to create effects in Adobe Illustrator CS6


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  • Understanding the workspace
  • Using panel menus
  • Using view commands
  • Using Zoom tool
  • Viewing artwork
  • Navigating multiple artboards
  • Understanding rulers

  • Using Selection tool
  • Using Direct Selection tool
  • Magic Wand tool
  • Aligning objects
  • Aligning points
  • Distributing objects
  • Grouping items
  • Isolation Mode
  • Arranging objects
  • Creating basic shapes
  • Using different drawing modes
  • Stroke width and alignment
  • Combining and editing shapes
  • Working with Shape Builder tool
  • Applying pathfinder effects
  • Working with shape modes
  • Live Trace
  • Working with artboards
  • Creating, editing and reordering artboards
  • Transforming content
  • Working with rulers and guides
  • Scaling, reflecting, rotating, distorting and shearing objects
  • Positioning objects precisely
  • Changing perspective
  • Multiple transformations
  • Using free distort
  • Creating lines
  • Creating curved paths
  • Converting points
  • Drawing illustrations with points
  • Splitting paths
  • Adding effects on paths
  • Editing curves
  • Drawing with Pencil tool
  • Editing with Pencil tool
  • Painting artwork
  • Understanding colors
  • Color modes
  • Color controls
  • Creating colors and color groups
  • Making custom colors
  • Editing swatches
  • Using swatch libraries
  • Editing colors and color groups
  • Working with the Kuler panel
  • Painting with patterns and gradients
  • Editing and applying patterns
  • Working with Live Paint
  • Working with type
  • Creating point type
  • Creating area type
  • Importing plain text files
  • Creating columns of text
  • Working with text flow and reflow
  • Managing text objects
  • Threading text
  • Formatting type
  • Formatting paragraphs
  • Creating type on a path
  • Text wrapping around objects
  • Creating text outlines


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