Illustrator CS6 Certification Bootcamp is a combination of the Getting Started and Advanced Techniques courses, offering you a complete blended learning solution that gets you from beginner to advanced user in one simple process.
About this Illustrator Training Course Illustrator CS6 Certification Bootcamp is targeted at those who are new to the Illustrator package and wanting to learn Illustrator inside out. From drawing and manipulating simple shapes to create logos, right through to creating complex, robust illustrations that go beyond those you could create using Illustrator's basic tools.
The course is made up of 3 days of classroom based Illustrator training which can either be completed in 2 stages at our London centre or your own location. This is then supported and extended by 12 months access to our learning management system containing video tutorials, exercises, sample files and instructor led support forums.
The Instructors Our Illustrator trainers all have extensive experience working with the product in a professional capacity and they have all gained the ACE and ACI professional accreditations. As contributors to the Adobe beta programs they also have more than 6 months experience of using the product prior to it's general release.
The Audience This Illustrator course is suitable for those who want to learn to use Illustrator CS6 but have no previous experience. If you already have experience using Illustrator then you might want to consider our Advanced Illustrator Training Course instead.
If you are unsure which Illustrator courses are most suitable then why not try our free Illustrator Skills Test to help you test your current skills.
The Prerequisites This course is a beginners Illustrator course. You should however be comfortable using a computer to perform functions such as copy and paste, and opening applications and files. You should also be comfortable using the internet, for example for browsing and interacting with websites.
Illustrator Bootcamp Course - Topics The following modules are covered in this course:
Stage One - 1 Day Introduction - What are vectors - What are Bézier curves - The pen tools
Creating shapes - The pen tool - Primitive shapes - Adding/deleting anchor points - Creating Bézier curves - Combining shapes - Creating outlines from text - The shape builder tool - The blend tool
Editing shapes - Adjusting existing shapes - Cutting paths - Combining paths and shapes - Erasing paths and shapes
Organising your work - Artboards - Custom artboards - Layers - Sub-layers - Layer properties - Templates - Group Isolation mode
Colour - Choosing a colour - Using swatches - Saving your swatches - Spot colours - Process colours - Global colours
Stroke and fill - Creating strokes - Creating fill - Applying colour to strokes and fills
Transforming shapes - Duplicating - Moving, rotating - Reflecting, Shearing - Scaling - Step and repeat - Transform again
Effects - 3D - Stylize - Distort & Transform - Warp - Organising your effects - etc
Text - Adding text - Text within a a shape - Text on a shape - Controlling text - Creating outlines from text
Saving and Exporting - Saving options - Exporting options - Exporting to pdf - Other export formats - Using Illustrator with other applications
Stage Two - 2 Days Symbols - Creating symbols - Editing symbols - Saving symbols - Using the symbol tools
Live paint - LivePaint groups - Detecting Gaps - Painting strokes and fills - Live paint bucket and Live paint selection tools
Blob brush tool - Painting with the blob brush - Merging and keep selected options - Tolerances and options
Perspective grid tool - Introduction - Presets and settings - Drawing in perspective - Attaching & releasing objects - Bringing in objects - Selecting objects - Transforming objects - Adding text and symbols
Colour - Recolouring your artwork - Creating swatches from your artwork - Applying swatches to your artwork - Colour groups
Gradients - Creating gradients - Applying gradients to shapes - Applying gradients to strokes - along the length, across the width, within the stroke
Gradient mesh - Creating mesh objects - Editing mesh objects - Mesh points and mesh patches - Using transparency
Tracing images - Image trace - Presets - Mode - Using a palette - Advanced options