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Adobe Illustrator CS6 – Part 2

National Business Training - Computer Training

Course Summary

Students will learn to create complex artwork using advanced tools, options, and effects prepare artwork for commercial printing and save it for the Web. Students will draw complex illustrations, and enhance them using various painting options.

Course Schedule

    • This course is not currently scheduled. Call 919-595-8200 or email for dates or private training.
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Course Outline


1 – Customizing the Illustrator Interface

  • Set User Interface Preferences
  • Work with the Grid and Guides
  • Manage Workspaces


2 – Drawing Complex Illustrations

  • Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
  • Work with Layers
  • Create a Perspective Drawing
  • Trace Artwork


3 – Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools

  • Paint Objects with Fills, Strokes, and Gradients
  • Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
  • Paint with Custom Brushes
  • Add Transparency and Blending Modes
  • Apply Meshes to Objects
  • Apply Patterns


4 – Customizing Colors and Swatches

  • Manage Colors
  • Customize Swatches
  • Manage Color Groups
  • Access Pantone Plus Color Libraries


5 – Formatting Type

  • Set Character Formats
  • Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
  • Adjust Hyphenation


6 – Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork

  • Apply Effects to an Object
  • Create Graphic Styles
  • Apply a Blend to an Object
  • Apply a Mask to an Object
  • Create Symbols


7 – Preparing a Document for Print Output

  • Set Up Artwork for Printing
  • Prepare Transparent Artwork for Printing
  • Manage Colors in Printing


8 – Preparing Graphics for the Web

  • Create Slices and Image Maps
  • Save Artwork in the SVG Format
  • Save Graphics for the Web


9 – Adobe® Illustrator® CS6: New Features

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Customize the Illustrator interface.
  • Draw complex illustrations.
  • Enhance artwork using painting tools.
  • Customize colors and swatches.
  • Format type.
  • Enhance the appearance of artwork.
  • Prepare a document for print output.
  • Prepare graphics for the web.


Target Audience

This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people taking on design responsibilities who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.


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