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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Introduction 2 Days - Bristol
Learn the fundamentals of Illustrator as we guide you through this comprehensive introduction to the leading graphic-design program. Get up to speed as you learn how create, edit, and export crisp vector graphics. The perfect starting point for anyone interested in creative visuals.
After we give you a complete tour of the Illustrator environment, we will show you how to create and export your own artwork. You will also learn useful vector-drawing concepts such as Bézier curves, paths, and anchor points. Pick up the tips you need to get started in the exciting world of digital graphics.
|Price:||£450.00 ex VAT|
|Version:||Adobe Illustrator CS6|
|Level:||Introduction to Intermediate|
|Duration:||2 Days (10am-5pm)|
|Computer:||Windows & Mac|
01 Oct - 02 Oct
Illustrator Introduction 2 Days Overview
This 2-day Introduction course helps you learn about the tools and features available in Adobe Illustrator CS6. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes graphical design to a new level. You will learn how to create and manipulate shapes and curves, combining them with text to produce simple logos ready for the web and for print. Together, we will work with colours, gradients, layers, fonts, and photos to create eye-catching illustrations and text effects.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Navigate the Illustrator environment
- Draw and understand Bézier curves, the root of drawing in Illustrator
- Create a logo using simple shapes
- Apply gradients and patterns
- Edit paths and anchor points
- Set attributes in the Appearance panel
- Measure objects and place them with precision
- Trace and colour your hand-drawn artwork with Live Trace, Live Paint, and Live Colour
- Export illustrations for web and for print
Our goal is for you to gain a comprehensive understanding in the basics of creating and manipulating shapes and text.
Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites
This course is intended for graphic designers and textile/fashion designers, and anyone else who has visual-design responsibilities.
You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.
Illustrator CS6 Introduction 2 Days Course OutlineCore Illustrator Concepts
- What are Vector Graphics?
- Creating a Custom Workspace
- Fill and Stroke Attributes
- Document Settings
- Exploring panels and workspaces
- Using the Control Panel
- Smart Guides
- Preview Options
- Grids and Guides
- The Bounding Box
- Defining swatches
- Working with gradients
- Working with patterns
- Using the Colour Guides
- Live Colour
- Finding colours with Kuler
- Draw Paths with the Pen Tool
- Shape Tools
- The Selection Tools
- Methods of Selection
- Duplicate Objects
- Mastering the Pen Tool
- The Pencil tool
- Editing Anchor Points
- Compound Shapes
- Pathfinder Options
- Path Options
- The Appearance Panel
- Object Attributes
- Multiple attributes
- Applying Live Effects
- Appearance Panel settings
- Defining groups
- Editing groups
- Working with layers
- Layers and object hierarchy
- Moving and copying objects
- Rotating and scaling objects
- Reflecting and skewing objects
- Using the Transform panel
- Creating a calligraphic brush
- Creating an art brush
- Creating a pattern brush
- Defining and editing symbols
- Editing symbols
- Minding your resolution settings
- Transforming Effects
- Using the Warp effect
- Creating Point Text
- Creating Area Text
- Text Formatting
- Creating Text Threads
- Text on a Path
- Using the Glyphs panel
- Creating a basic blend
- Using a blend to create an airbrush effect
- Working with Images
- Using the Links panel
- The Edit Original workflow
- Live Trace
- Rasterising artwork
- Creating graphs
- Using Gradient Mesh
- Using Envelope Warps
- The Liquify Distortion tools
- Saving your Illustrator document
- Printing your Illustrator document
- Using the Crop Area tool
- Setting up page tiling
The following are provided for your best experience on this course:
- All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems
- Small class size (limited to a maximum of 4-8 attendees on all sessions)
- Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
- 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
- Official Adobe Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
- Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Greggs
- Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits
- Pads and pens
Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.
Further details on benefits included with this Adobe Illustrator CS6 course:
Included with our Illustrator courses is the Brilliant Illustrator book provided for free to use as a post course reference resource. This is a full 300+ page manual to supplement the content covered during the course.
Included with your course booking for all delegates on this course is 6 months free support so if you run into problems or need assistance relating to anything covered during your course we would be happy to assist you during this time.
After your Adobe class with XChange Training you will receive our official Adobe Authorised Training Certificate as a record of your successful completion of the Adobe Certified Illustrator course.
Delegates attending scheduled or bespoke courses at our training centres will receive lunch and plentiful refreshments including tea, coffee and hot chocolate for each day of the course.
This course is provided at the Bristol training centre located at:Broad Quay House
The training centre is conveniently located in central Bristol in the popular Waterfront area of the city and is easily accessible from Bristol Temple Meads.
Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.
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The trainer was very good indeed. We got a lot out of the experience and will book again for more training in the future.
Neil Cleverley, TTS Group, Illustrator - 2 Day Migration
Knowledgable, small class made it easy to ask questions and get feedback within the time limit. Friendly people, plenty of tea, coffee etc, comfortable surroundings.
Claire Huntley, Ryman, Adobe Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction
A great session, covering some fantastic tools and knowledge about the product. The trainer was excellent, and was great at tailoring the course to my specific needs, and explained and demonstrated things in a well executed manner - thank you so much!
Lauren Orange, The Freeston Academy, Adobe Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction
I am very pleased with the course and its contents. I feel it will generally enhance my abilities to undertake tasks which previously I would not be confident with. Highly recommended and would have no hesitation in suggesting the course to anyone with a professional interest in graphics.
David Sparkes, Brady, Illustrator - 2 Day Introduction
Highly enjoyable session - having had no previous experience with Illustrator it proved very easy to pick things up under guidance. Thank you XChange!
William McPhail, Sothebys, Illustrator - 2 Day Introduction
An excellent course and a very informative couple of days, I feel much more confident in using Illustrator following this great course, thank you.
Keith Baker, Current Medicine Group, Illustrator - 2 Day Advanced
The training was very useful and there were two of us in the class so we had a lot of 1-on-1 training which was great. Relaxed but a focused atmosphere.
Clare McCarthy, Charles Tyrwhitt, Illustrator - 2 Day Advanced
Very well presented course, delivered at the right pace for for both beginners and those with a bit more knowledge. I feel much more confident to use this product now.
Michael Knight, Offshore Marine Safety, Adobe Illustrator - Two Day Introduction
The Illustrator course was well-organised, well-paced, informative, and I learned many new features and ways to use the software for potential real-world applications.
Megan Wolf, Makro, Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction
Very relaxed atmosphere & friendly atmosphere. Trainer very informative, knowledgable and willing to help with any questions or difficulties. Offices in a good central location. An enjoyable and informative course.
Kerry Duguid, Plant Integrity Mgmt., Illustrator - Two Day Introduction