Adobe Illustrator® CS6: Advanced Design


Learn to create complex, robust illustrations beyond the use of basic illustration tools, manage color across a range of devices, and more

COURSE LENGTH: 1 day
UPCOMING DATES: TBA.
TIME: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
PRICE: $495.00
INSTRUCTOR: Sean Cooke


Adobe Illustrator CS6: Advanced Design is our Level 2 Illustrator class, and this is where you really get to see the bests tricks of the program. Whether you’ve been using Illustrator for years, or you’re trying to stretch your wings from Illustrator CS6: Basic Production, this is the class that will really make you master of Illustrator’s creative tools.

In this course, you will create complex, robust illustrations that go beyond those you could create using Illustrator’s basic tools. This class focuses on creating complex illustrations, managing color across a range of devices, and control how illustrations print and appear on the web.

Class Prerequisites:

Before taking this class, you should complete the following TECHEAD class, or have equivalent knowledge: Illustrator® CS6: Basic Production.

You’ll Be In Demand When You Learn Adobe Illustrator CS6!

  • Create a complex illustration
  • Provide support for PDF and PSD files
  • Convert raster graphics to vector graphics
  • Color an artwork using the Live Paint feature
  • Create a poster
  • Export a graphic for the web
  • Apply color management so that colors match as closely as possible
  • Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing

Class Outline

Lesson 1: Working with Layers

  • Creating layers
  • Locking layers
  • Viewing layers
  • Pasting layers
  • Creating clipping masks

Lesson 2: Working with Symbols

  • Creating a symbol
  • Applying a symbol instance
  • Using the symbolism tools
  • Updating a symbol
  • Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols palette

Lesson 3: Working with Brushes and Scribbles

  • Using Art brushes
  • Drawing with the Paintbrush tool
  • Creating brushes
  • Using a brush library

Lesson 4: Applying Appearance Attributes, Graphic Styles, and Effects

  • Using appearance attributes
  • Using live effects
  • Using Graphic Styles
  • Using Document Raster Effect Settings
  • Saving and printing files with transparency effects

Lesson 5: Using the 3D Effect

  • Creating a banner logo with the Warp effect
  • Creating the logotype
  • Changing the lighting
  • Using the 3D Rotate effect

Lesson 6: Combining Illustrator CS4 Graphics with the Creative Suite

  • Vector versus Bitmap graphics
  • Placing a Photoshop file
  • Creating compound paths and opacity masks
  • Exporting a layered file to Photoshop

Lesson 7: Working with Adobe Bridge and Version Cue

  • Using Adobe Bridge
  • Navigating and viewing files
  • Working with Version Cue
  • Working with file versions
  • Organizing and locating files

Lesson 8: Producing Color Separations

  • About printing devices
  • Halftone screens
  • Screen frequency
  • Output device resolution
  • The RGB and CMYK color models

Your Place or Ours…

Not convenient to visit our Richmond training center? No problem… we’re flexible! Give us a call to discuss an on-site or custom training event for your team or business at 1-877-TECHEAD. We also offer hourly computer training consultation services to help you solve your specific design challenges or our Creative Solutions team can do your Adobe Illustrator project for you.

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