Adobe Illustrator Course Outlines

Adobe Illustrator Introduction

Course Duration

One Day

Course Level

Introduction

Course Contents

Exploring the illustrator environment

The interface, General preferences, The toolbox, The palettes,
Using views, Using the navigation tools, Using the Navigator
palette, Creating, saving, and closing files.

Drawing and painting tools

Drawing a rectangle and an ellipse, Line tool, Arc tool, Grid,
Polar Grid, Drawing a polygon, Drawing a star, Drawing a spiral

Introducing paths

Introducing Bezier paths, Creating and editing paths created
with the Pencil tool, Creating and editing paths created with the
Pen tool, Using the cutting tools, Editing paths by using the average
and Join commands

Working with text

Using the text tools, Using the Type and Vertical Type tools,
Using the Path Type tool, Using the Area Type tool, Using the
Type palettes, Using the Character palette, Using the Paragraph
palette, Altering text, Changing text to outline, Modifying outlined
text

Working with layers

Working with grouped objects, Grouping objects, Restacking
objects in a group, Using the Layers palette, Creating a layer,
Positioning layers, Moving objects through layers, Deleting a
layer, Locking and hiding layers, Merging layers, Aligning Objects

Adding colours

Changing Fill and Stroke colours, Using the Swatches
palette, Using the Colour palette, Applying gradients,
Setting transparency, Manipulating stroke options,
Altering the Cap and Join options, Creating a dashed
line, Using the Eyedropper tool, Using the Paint
Bucket tool

Live effects

Using Live Paint to colour overlapping shapes, adding
paths to live paint objects. Using Live Trace to create
paths from illustrations and photographs, live trace
options.

Editing objects

Compound shapes, Using rulers, Moving objects,
Arranging objects, Rotating objects, Scaling objects
Using the brushes palette
Creating a new brush, applying brushes to paths
Distortion, using Distort filters, Warp effects, Creating
envelopes, Envelope mesh, Liquefy tools

Working with symbols

Creating symbols, Defining symbols, Symbol instances,
Using symbol tools

Printing illustrations

Adjusting the print Specifications, Making crop
marks, Troubleshooting printing problems, Setting
the printer properties

Availability

Contact us to see how we can schedule the Adobe InDesign introduction course into your corporate schedule.

Our Experience

F1 Computer Services offer in-house training and open courses to companies located in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Bournemouth and Salisbury. F1 Computer Services have been offering Adobe courses in Dorset and Hampshire to companies and individuals for over 20 years.

Adobe Illustrator Advanced

Course Duration

One Day

Course Level

Advanced

Course Requirements

A good working knowledge of Illustrator or attendance on one of our Illustrator introduction courses.

Course Contents

Working with raster images

Live Trace of scanned bitmap images, Viewing an artwork in Pixel Preview view, Rasterizing an artwork, Colourising greyscales, Applying the Blur filter, Using the Colour Halftone filter, Using the Crystallize filter, Using the Object Mosaic filter, using the Photo Crosshatch filter

Working with layers

Targeting layers, Using layer effects, Importing Photoshop Layer Comps

Envelope distortion

Warp, Mesh, Top Object, Deleting unused colours in a document

Painting & drawing

The Paintbrush Tool; using and defining options, Freehand drawing tool, The Measurements tool, Live Paint

Working with text
Guides & grids

Creating and using guides, Locking and Releasing Guides, Using Rulers and Zero Lock, smart Guides, Creating perspective grids

The filters menu

Colour adjustment filters, Shape Creation Filters, Distortion Filters, Object Movements, Adobe Pathfinder Filters and Special Effects, Using clean up filters

Automating tasks
3-D options

Surface Appearance and Lighting, Mapping Artwork onto 3D Shapes

Advanced colour

Using Gradient Meshes, Creating custom patterns, Managing swatches, Creating custom brushes, Saving documents in different formats for exporting to other applications.

Printing

Adjusting the print Specifications, Making crop marks, Setting the printer properties, Proof Setup, Pixel and Overprint Preview, Exporting multi PDF pages

Availability

Contact us to see how we can schedule the Adobe Illustrator advanced course into your corporate schedule.

Our Experience

F1 Computer Services offer in-house training and open courses to companies located in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Bournemouth and Salisbury. F1 Computer Services have been offering Adobe courses in Dorset and Hampshire to companies and individuals for over 20 years.

Adobe Illustrator Introduction

Course Duration

One Day

Course Level

Introduction

Course Contents

Exploring the illustrator environment

The interface, General preferences, The toolbox, The palettes,
Using views, Using the navigation tools, Using the Navigator
palette, Creating, saving, and closing files.

Drawing and painting tools

Drawing a rectangle and an ellipse, Line tool, Arc tool, Grid,
Polar Grid, Drawing a polygon, Drawing a star, Drawing a spiral

Introducing paths

Introducing Bezier paths, Creating and editing paths created
with the Pencil tool, Creating and editing paths created with the
Pen tool, Using the cutting tools, Editing paths by using the average
and Join commands

Working with text

Using the text tools, Using the Type and Vertical Type tools,
Using the Path Type tool, Using the Area Type tool, Using the
Type palettes, Using the Character palette, Using the Paragraph
palette, Altering text, Changing text to outline, Modifying outlined
text

Working with layers

Working with grouped objects, Grouping objects, Restacking
objects in a group, Using the Layers palette, Creating a layer,
Positioning layers, Moving objects through layers, Deleting a
layer, Locking and hiding layers, Merging layers, Aligning Objects

Adding colours

Changing Fill and Stroke colours, Using the Swatches
palette, Using the Colour palette, Applying gradients,
Setting transparency, Manipulating stroke options,
Altering the Cap and Join options, Creating a dashed
line, Using the Eyedropper tool, Using the Paint
Bucket tool

Live effects

Using Live Paint to colour overlapping shapes, adding
paths to live paint objects. Using Live Trace to create
paths from illustrations and photographs, live trace
options.

Editing objects

Compound shapes, Using rulers, Moving objects,
Arranging objects, Rotating objects, Scaling objects
Using the brushes palette
Creating a new brush, applying brushes to paths
Distortion, using Distort filters, Warp effects, Creating
envelopes, Envelope mesh, Liquefy tools

Working with symbols

Creating symbols, Defining symbols, Symbol instances,
Using symbol tools

Printing illustrations

Adjusting the print Specifications, Making crop
marks, Troubleshooting printing problems, Setting
the printer properties

Availability

Contact us to see how we can schedule the Adobe InDesign introduction course into your corporate schedule.

Our Experience

F1 Computer Services offer in-house training and open courses to companies located in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Bournemouth and Salisbury. F1 Computer Services have been offering Adobe courses in Dorset and Hampshire to companies and individuals for over 20 years.

Adobe Illustrator Advanced

Course Duration

One Day

Course Level

Advanced

Course Requirements

A good working knowledge of Illustrator or attendance on one of our Illustrator introduction courses.

Course Contents

Working with raster images

Live Trace of scanned bitmap images, Viewing an artwork in Pixel Preview view, Rasterizing an artwork, Colourising greyscales, Applying the Blur filter, Using the Colour Halftone filter, Using the Crystallize filter, Using the Object Mosaic filter, using the Photo Crosshatch filter

Working with layers

Targeting layers, Using layer effects, Importing Photoshop Layer Comps

Envelope distortion

Warp, Mesh, Top Object, Deleting unused colours in a document

Painting & drawing

The Paintbrush Tool; using and defining options, Freehand drawing tool, The Measurements tool, Live Paint

Working with text
Guides & grids

Creating and using guides, Locking and Releasing Guides, Using Rulers and Zero Lock, smart Guides, Creating perspective grids

The filters menu

Colour adjustment filters, Shape Creation Filters, Distortion Filters, Object Movements, Adobe Pathfinder Filters and Special Effects, Using clean up filters

Automating tasks
3-D options

Surface Appearance and Lighting, Mapping Artwork onto 3D Shapes

Advanced colour

Using Gradient Meshes, Creating custom patterns, Managing swatches, Creating custom brushes, Saving documents in different formats for exporting to other applications.

Printing

Adjusting the print Specifications, Making crop marks, Setting the printer properties, Proof Setup, Pixel and Overprint Preview, Exporting multi PDF pages

Availability

Contact us to see how we can schedule the Adobe Illustrator advanced course into your corporate schedule.

Our Experience

F1 Computer Services offer in-house training and open courses to companies located in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Bournemouth and Salisbury. F1 Computer Services have been offering Adobe courses in Dorset and Hampshire to companies and individuals for over 20 years.