Illustrator Advanced
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Illustrator Advanced


All attendees to the advanced course must be proficient in either the Macintosh or Windows environments. We strongly advise that to get the best from this course, delegates are familiar with the topics covered in the Introductory course .

Use all the drawing tools in Illustrators arsenal. This course concentrates on the wide range of Illustrators methods and focuses on giving delegates the real workplace skills vital to the design professional.

Summary - This advanced Illustrator course will give delegates new and more advanced skills so enabling them to complete more intricate and complex illustration tasks

Principle techniques
Object guides, smart guides, default workspaces.

Advanced typographic control
Paragraph and character styles, creating outlined text, curved lines of text, cutting through text paths, linking text, open type, type composition.

Creating custom brushes, calligraphic, scatter and art, saving and attaching brush libraries, Customizing standard brushes.

Using auto trace, auto trace options, converting artwork to paths, editing/recolouring artwork.

Advanced colour modes, Global colours, colour palettes/colour swatches, gradients, colour picker.

3D Effects
Extruding, bevelling, shade and light, mapped art, custom bevels, revolving, partial revolving, rotation.

Compound paths/shapes and Clipping Masks
Creating and releasing compound paths, Transparency control, Editing compound paths, pathfinder palette. Creating and releasing a clipping mask, modifying a clipping mask.

Using symbols as a way of placing 'artwork', symbol instances, symbol control, symbol sprayer, creating symbols from scratch, managing symbols, symbol libraries.

Pen Tools, adding/removing anchor points, averaging and splitting paths, using scissors and knife, editing paths, using paths with smart guides for accurate positioning, tips and tricks for using the pen.

Print and export
Print environment, printing from Illustrator, sending to PDF, Global PDF options.

1 Day course

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Duration1 day
per delegate
Bookings Helpline: 01933 233884 (Monday to Thursday - 8:00am to 5:30pm and Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm).