Adobe Illustrator CC: Level 2

Once you gain a foundation and some experience using Core Skills, you are ready for Level 2 training. IMPORTANT: To ensure you have the necessary skills for successful participation in the Level 2 training for Illustrator, please carefully review the topics included in the Level 1 course for Illustrator. In Level 2 classes, content is covered at a faster pace and additional focus is placed on use of shortcuts and real world 'tips and tricks' to improve your workflow. Each lesson includes unique and challenging project files. The Level 2 class also goes more thoroughly into advanced topics with some of the project files from our Level 1 courses.

Retail Price: $1,195.00

Next Date: 08/05/2020

Course Days: 3


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About this Course

Our Adobe classes are for users of the CC and CS6 versions. These classes are run on the CC version of the software but are relevant for CS6 users as well. In addition, we upgrade our software shortly after new training materials are released from Adobe. Typically new content is available within 2 to 4 months of a software release.

 

Prerequisites

Students should have experience with Illustrator and working knowledge of the skills covered in Core Skills: Level 1. Specifically, you should be familiar with the work area, be able to make selections, have some experience creating and editing shapes, as well as making transformations, using the drawing tools, and working with color, type, and layers.


Outline

Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard

  • Working with the Shaper tool
  • Drawing shapes with the Shaper tool
  • Punching and combining shapes with the Shaper tool
  • Using Image Trace


Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths

  • Creating a compound path
  • Combining shapes
  • Working with the Shape Builder tool
  • Combining objects using Pathfinder effects
  • Creating the trailer
  • Reshaping a path
  • Using the Width tool
  • Finishing up the illustration


Transforming Artwork

  • Using Puppet Warp


Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools

  • Combining curves and straight lines
  • Creating artwork with the Pen tool
  • Drawing a coffee cup
  • Drawing with the Curvature tool
  • Editing curves
  • Reflecting the spoon shape


Using Color to Enhance Signage

  • Creating and saving a tint of a color
  • Converting colors
  • Copying appearance attributes
  • Creating a color group
  • Creative inspiration with the Color Guide panel
  • Editing a color group in the Edit Colors dialog box
  • Editing colors in artwork
  • Assigning colors to your artwork
  • Working with Live Paint
  • Creating a Live Paint group
  • Painting with the Live Paint Bucket tool
  • Modifying a Live Paint group


Adding Type to a Poster

  • Creating columns of text
  • Reshaping type objects
  • Creating and applying text styles
  • Creating and applying a paragraph style
  • Editing a paragraph style
  • Creating and applying a character style
  • Editing a character style
  • Warping text
  • Reshaping text with a preset envelope warp
  • Editing the envelope warp


Organizing Your Artwork with Layers

  • Collecting into a new layer
  • Duplicating layer content
  • Pasting layers
  • Applying appearance attributes to layers
  • Creating a clipping mask


Gradients, Blends and Patterns

  • Starting the lesson
  • Working with gradients
  • Applying a linear gradient to a fill
  • Editing a gradient
  • Saving a gradient
  • Adjusting a linear gradient fill
  • Applying a linear gradient to a stroke
  • Editing a gradient on a stroke
  • Applying a radial gradient to artwork
  • Editing the colors in the radial gradient
  • Adjusting the radial gradient
  • Applying gradients to multiple objects
  • Adding transparency to gradients
  • Working with blended objects
  • Creating a blend with specified steps
  • Modifying a blend
  • Creating and editing a smooth color blend
  • Painting with patterns
  • Applying an existing pattern
  • Creating your own pattern
  • Applying your pattern
  • Editing your pattern


Using Brushes to Create a Poster

  • Starting the lesson
  • Working with brushes
  • Using Calligraphic brushes
  • Applying a Calligraphic brush to artwork
  • Drawing with the Paintbrush tool
  • Editing paths with the Paintbrush tool
  • Editing a brush
  • Removing a brush stroke
  • Using Art brushes
  • Applying an existing Art brush
  • Creating an Art brush using a raster image
  • Editing an Art brush
  • Using Bristle brushes
  • Changing Bristle brush options
  • Painting with a Bristle brush
  • Using Pattern brushes
  • Creating a Pattern brush
  • Applying a Pattern brush
  • Editing the Pattern brush
  • Working with the Blob Brush tool
  • Drawing with the Blob Brush tool
  • Merging paths with the Blob Brush tool
  • Editing with the Eraser tool


Exploring Creative Uses of Effects and Graphic Styles

  • Starting the lesson
  • Using the Appearance panel
  • Editing appearance attributes
  • Adding another stroke and fill to artwork
  • Adding another stroke and fill to text
  • Reordering appearance attributes
  • Using live effects
  • Applying an effect
  • Editing an effect
  • Styling text with a Warp effect
  • Editing text with a Warp effect
  • Applying the Offset Path effect
  • Applying a Photoshop effect
  • Working with 3D effects
  • Using graphic styles
  • Applying an existing graphic style
  • Creating and applying a graphic style
  • Updating a graphic style
  • Applying a graphic style to a layer
  • Scaling strokes and effects


Creating Artwork for a T-Shirt

  • Starting the lesson
  • Working with symbols
  • Using existing Illustrator symbol libraries
  • Editing a symbol
  • Working with dynamic symbols
  • Creating a symbol
  • Duplicating symbols
  • Replacing symbols
  • Breaking a link to a symbol
  • Working with Creative Cloud libraries
  • Adding assets to CC libraries
  • Using library assets
  • Updating a library asset


Using Illustrator CC with Other Adobe Applications

  • Starting the lesson
  • Combining artwork
  • Placing image files
  • Placing an image
  • Transforming a placed image
  • Cropping an image
  • Placing a Photoshop image with Show Import Options
  • Placing multiple images
  • Masking images
  • Applying a simple mask to an image
  • Editing a clipping path (mask)
  • Masking an object with text
  • Creating an opacity mask
  • Editing an opacity mask
  • Working with image links
  • Finding link information
  • Embedding and unembedding images
  • Replacing a linked image
  • Packaging a file
  • Creating a PDF


Exporting Assets

  • Starting the lesson
  • Creating Pixel-Perfect Drawings
  • Aligning new artwork to the pixel grid
  • Aligning existing artwork to the pixel grid
  • Exporting artboards and assets
  • Exporting artboards
  • Exporting assets
  • Creating CSS from your design
  • Setting up your design for generating CSS
  • Working with character styles and CSS code
  • Working with graphic styles and CSS code
  • Copying CSS
  • Exporting CSS
Course Dates Course Times (EST) Delivery Mode GTR
8/5/2020 - 8/7/2020 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM Virtual Enroll
9/2/2020 - 9/4/2020 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM Virtual Enroll