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Adobe Illustrator CC - Advanced


You have created simple artwork by using the basic drawing and painting tools available in Adobe® Illustrator®. You now want to use advanced tools, options, and effects to create complex artwork. 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 by using various painting options. You will also use painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web. This course is a great component of your preparation for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator exam.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe Illustrator to create complex illustrations, format illustrations and type, and prepare documents for print and web.

You will:

Draw complex illustrations.
Enhance artwork by using painting tools.
Customize colors and swatches.
Format type.
Enhance the appearance of artwork.
Prepare content for deployment.
Set up project requirements

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Drawing Complex Illustrations Topic A: Apply the Grid, Guides, and Info Panel Topic B: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations Topic C: Organize Artwork with Layers Topic D: Create a Perspective Drawing Topic E: Trace Artwork Lesson 2: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools Topic A: Paint Objects Using Fills and Strokes Topic B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups Topic C: Paint with Custom Brushes Topic D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes Topic E: Apply Meshes to Objects Topic F: Apply Patterns Lesson 3: Customizing Colors and Swatches Topic A: Manage Colors Topic B: Customize Swatches Topic C: Manage Color Groups Topic D: Adjust Color Lesson 4: Formatting Type Topic A: Set Character Formats Topic B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type Lesson 5: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork Topic A: Apply Effects to an Object Topic B: Create Graphic Styles Topic C: Apply a Mask to an Object Topic D: Apply Symbols and Symbol Sets Lesson 6: Preparing Content for Deployment Topic A: Prepare Artwork for Printing Topic B: Prepare Transparency and Colors for Printing Topic C: Create Slices and Image Maps Topic D: Save Graphics for the Web Topic E: Prepare Documents for Video Topic F: Prepare Files for Other Applications Lesson 7: Setting Project Requirements Topic A: Identify the Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs Topic B: Determine and Evaluate Standard Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use Topic C: Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities

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