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Overview

Deke McClelland, a Photoshop Hall of Famer, leads you through lessons that are peppered with helpful insights, tips, and tricks that develop good habits in beginners and enable experienced professionals to become more effective and efficient with Illustrator. Also, learn how Matthew Richmond at The Chopping Block, Inc. creates cool projects with Illustrator for clients.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Who is it for?

  • Creatives
  • Artists / designers
  • Aspiring graphic designers
  • Art / design students
  • Graduates
  • Job seekers
  • Bloggers
  • Videographers

Course Outline:

This course consists of the following modules:

Part 01 –  Discovering Illustrator

  • Module 01: Introducing Illustrator
  • Module 02: The Bridge
  • Module 03: Workspace & Navigation
  • Module 04: Symetrical Shapes
  • Module 05: Fill, Stroke and Color
  • Module 06: Transforming Paths
  • Module 07: Using the Powerful Pen Tool
  • Module 08: Selecting Points and Paths
  • Module 09: Pathfinder Operations
  • Module 10: Liquify & Envelope
  • Module 11: Creating and Formatting Type

Part 02 – Treasures from the Object Orient

  • Module 01: Gradients & Gradient Mesh
  • Module 02: Blends and Masks
  • Module 03: Brushing with Vectors
  • Module 04: Using Transparency
  • Module 05: Pre-Assembly
  • Module 06: Dynamic Type Treatments
  • Module 07: Live Trace
  • Module 08: Live Paint
  • Module 09: Using Symbols
  • Module 10: 3D Effects
  • Module 11: Printing & Exporting
  • Module 12: Flash Animation

Course Duration:

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Certification:

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Adobe Illustrator CS2.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

Career Path:

Gain some helpful insights and lessons which will help you to obtain a good knowledge of Illustrator. You will be able to create certain projects with this tool as well. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to www.payscale.uk, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows

  • Graphic designers – £21,956 per annum
  • Illustrator – £20,315 per annum
  • Web developers – £24,894 per annum
  • Graphic Artist – £23,514 per annum
  • Media art – £25,524 per annum
  • Videographers – £23,073 per annum
  • Web Designer – £22,864 per annum

Presenter Information:

In 1985, Deke McClelland oversaw the implementation of the first personal computer-based production department in Boulder, Colorado. He later graduated to be artistic director for Publishing Resources, one of the earliest all-PostScript service bureaus in the United States.

These days, Deke is a well-known expert and lecturer on Adobe Photoshop and the larger realm of computer graphics and design. He serves as host to the interactive Video Workshop that ships with Photoshop CS as well as the exhaustive and entertaining Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS. His other DVD- and CD-based video series include Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS and Total Training Presents: Photoshop Elements 3 Unleashed and QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign CS—Making the Switch.

 

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Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
Illustrator CS2 FREE 00:00:00
Part 01
1: Introducing Illustrator
1. Using the Welcome Screen 00:00:00
2. Introducing Vector Based Paths 00:00:00
3. Working with Layers in Illustrator 00:00:00
4. Introducing Anchor Points 00:00:00
5. Creating a New Document 00:00:00
6. Repositioning and Adjusting View 00:00:00
7. Saving the Document 00:00:00
8. Utilizing Illustrator Startup Documents 00:00:00
2: The Bridge
1. Intro to Bridge and The Bridge Center in CS 00:00:00
2. Finding Folders and The Thunbnail View 00:00:00
3. Opening, Moving and Previewing Bridge Files 00:00:00
4. Preview, Filtering and Rating Options 00:00:00
5. Orgainizing Files using Preferences 00:00:00
6. Deleting, Duplicating, Moving files in Bridge 00:00:00
7. Renaming Sorting and Batch Renaming files 00:00:00
8. Presenting a slide show from the Bridge 00:00:00
3: Workspace & Navigation
1. Setting Up Preferences 00:00:00
2. Using Color Settings 00:00:00
3. Configuring Pallettes & Workspaces 00:00:00
4. Using Navigation 00:00:00
4: Symetrical Shapes
1. Setting Palette Options and Using Transparacy 00:00:00
2. A Look at the Shape Tools. Creating a Circle 00:00:00
3. Aligning Circle Shapes 00:00:00
4. Creating Star Shapes 00:00:00
5. Creating Rectangle Shapes 00:00:00
6. Using the Flip Tool to Mirror Shapes 00:00:00
7. Combining Shapes 00:00:00
8. Tilde Key Function 00:00:00
5: Fill, Stroke and Color
1. Introduction to Fill and Stroke 00:00:00
2. An Overview of the Color Pallette 00:00:00
3. The Color Spectrum Bar and Dialing in colors 00:00:00
4. Black vs. Rich Black in the Color Palette 00:00:00
5. CMYK vs. RGB 00:00:00
6. Creating and Saving new Color Swatches 00:00:00
7. Filling and Arranging Objects in a document 00:00:00
8. Modifying and Arranging the Stroke of an Object 00:00:00
9. Display Artifacts and Stroke Pallete options 00:00:00
10. Creating a fill Pattern 00:00:00
6: Transforming Paths
1. Introducing Path Transformations 00:00:00
2. Duplicating Objects 00:00:00
3. Moving Objects in Increments 00:00:00
4. Using the Reshape Tool 00:00:00
5. Moving Paths 00:00:00
6. Using the Offset Path Dialogue Box 00:00:00
7. Working with Swatches 00:00:00
8. Grouping Paths 00:00:00
9. Using the Scale Tool 00:00:00
10. Using the Rotate Tool 00:00:00
11. Rotating Multiple Objects 00:00:00
12. Advanced Rotate Options 00:00:00
7: Using the Powerful Pen Tool
1. Using Bridge 00:00:00
2. Creating a Tracing Template 00:00:00
3. Drawing with the Pen Tool 00:00:00
4. Modifying a Path 00:00:00
5. Using and Editing Spline Curves 00:00:00
6. Using Beziér Curves 00:00:00
7. Creating a Cusp Point 00:00:00
8. Modifying and Converting Beziér Curves 00:00:00
9. Cutting, Extending, and Closing Paths 00:00:00
10. Filling Paths 00:00:00
8: Selecting Points and Paths
1. Strokes and Fills 00:00:00
2. Appearance Palate – Transform And Tweak 00:00:00
3. Working With Layers – Uzz Character 00:00:00
4. Making Use of the Join Command 00:00:00
5. Locked Layers 00:00:00
6. Making Center Points 00:00:00
7. Intro To Pathfinder – Intersect Shape Areas 00:00:00
8. Precision Filling Selection 00:00:00
9. Various Selection Commands & Methods 00:00:00
10. Various Scaling Methods 00:00:00
11. Lacemaking Using Shape Tool – Rotate & Fill 00:00:00
12. Merging Strokes & Fills With Compound Path 00:00:00
13. Lacemaking Using Direction Handles & Anchor Points 00:00:00
14. Pucker & Bloat 00:00:00
9: Pathfinder Operations
1. Touring the Project 00:00:00
2. An Introduction to the Pathfinder Operations 00:00:00
3. Working with the Pathfinder Palete 00:00:00
4. Comparing Pathfinder Behaviors 00:00:00
5. Joining Paths and the Miter Limit 00:00:00
6. Croping, Uniting and Arranging 00:00:00
7. Selectiing and Deselecting Paths 00:00:00
8. Fill Options and other pathfinder operations 00:00:00
10: Liquify & Envelope
1. Preparing an Image for Liquify & Envelope 00:00:00
2. Using the Warp Tool to Liquify 00:00:00
3. Using the Envelope Functions 00:00:00
4. Editing Enveloped Content 00:00:00
5. Liquify with Live Trace 00:00:00
11: Creating and Formatting Type
1. Importing Text into Illustrator 00:00:00
2. Selecting Text for Reformatting 00:00:00
3. Moving Text to a New Text Container 00:00:00
4. Reformatting Text with the Paragraphs Pallet 00:00:00
5. Altering Text Font and Size 00:00:00
6. Moving Text and Altering Line Spacing 00:00:00
7. Copying Text Formats 00:00:00
Part 02
1: Gradients & Gradient Mesh
1. Applying a Gradient 00:00:00
2. Using Swatches 00:00:00
3. Using the Gradient Palette 00:00:00
4. Using the Gradient Slider Bar 00:00:00
5. Adding Colors 00:00:00
6. Using the Gradient Tool 00:00:00
7. Making Color Adjustments 00:00:00
8. Using the Eye Dropper Tool 00:00:00
9. Reviewing the Appearance Palette and Gradients on Strokes 00:00:00
10. Expanding Appearance 00:00:00
11. Creating a Gradient Mesh 00:00:00
12. Expanding a Gradient Mesh 00:00:00
13. Modifying Gradient Mesh Colors 00:00:00
14. Modifying Gradient Mesh Points and Control Handles 00:00:00
15. Applying Other Gradient Mesh Color Change 00:00:00
16. Adjusting Gradient Mesh Preferences 00:00:00
17. Blending Objects into the Gradient Mesh 00:00:00
2: Blends and Masks
1. Creating Simple Color Gradients 00:00:00
2. Creating Custom Gradients via Blending 00:00:00
3. Cropping Custom Gradient Blends 00:00:00
4. Customizing Blends for Specific Shapes 00:00:00
5. Creating Blends Between Two Shapes 00:00:00
6. Changing the Shape of Customized Blends 00:00:00
7. Masking Edges with Clipping Masks 00:00:00
8. Masking the Shape of Customized Blends 00:00:00
9. Changing Opacities of Clipping Mask Layers 00:00:00
3: Brushing with Vectors
1. Illustrator CS 2’s Brush Tool 00:00:00
2. The Brush Options Dialogue Box 00:00:00
3. Extending Selected Paths 00:00:00
4. Illustrator Art Brushes 00:00:00
5. Editing Your Art Brush Strokes 00:00:00
6. Making a Custom Art Brush 00:00:00
7. Finishing Up Your Art Brush and Typing on a Path 00:00:00
8. Fixing Your Text 00:00:00
9. Converting Text To An Art Brush 00:00:00
4: Using Transparency
1. Assigning Different Opacity For Stroke And Fill 00:00:00
2. Working With Knockout Group 00:00:00
3. Creating an Opacity Mask 00:00:00
4. Multiply Mode 00:00:00
5. Adding Objects To Opacity Masks 00:00:00
6. Opacity Mask With a Gradient 00:00:00
7. Blend Mode – Multiply Mode 00:00:00
8. Transpacency Palatte 00:00:00
9. 0Blend Mode – Color Mode 00:00:00
10. Making Translucent Gradient in Blend Mode 00:00:00
11. Create Mask With Boundary Layer 00:00:00
12. Printing Tips With Flattener Preview 00:00:00
5: Pre-Assembly
1. Introducing Live Effects 00:00:00
2. Dealing with Fills and Strokes 00:00:00
3. Using the Scribble Dialogue Box 00:00:00
4. Managing the Appearance Palette 00:00:00
5. Introducing the Transform Command 00:00:00
6. Reapplying the Transform Command 00:00:00
7. Modifying Stroke Attributes 00:00:00
8. Changing the Transform Origin 00:00:00
6: Dynamic Type Treatments
1. Dynamic Effects for Objects 00:00:00
2. Transform Effects and Stacking Order 00:00:00
3. Text Effects, Warnings and Selection Settings 00:00:00
4. Applying the Warp Effect and Editing Text 00:00:00
5. Applying a Stroke and Transforming the Text 00:00:00
6. Thickening the text using Path options 00:00:00
7. Creating Drop shadows & Text Effects 00:00:00
8. Filling Text with Color and Gradients 00:00:00
7: Live Trace
1. Reviewing Files for Live Trace 00:00:00
2. Using the Live Trace Tool 00:00:00
3. Applying Threshold and Minimum Area 00:00:00
4. Reviewing Adjustments and View Tracing Option 00:00:00
5. Reviewing Trace Settings Tracing Option 00:00:00
6. Expanding Traced Items to Paths 00:00:00
7. Using Tracing Options for Color 00:00:00
8. Altering Swatches in Color Tracing 00:00:00
8: Live Paint
1. Live Painting Fills 00:00:00
2. Live Painting Strokes 00:00:00
3. Live Paint-Bucket Basics 00:00:00
4. Live Painting Update On Fly 00:00:00
5. Paint Bucket Tricks 00:00:00
6. Live Painting Paths 00:00:00
7. Leaving Isolation Mode 00:00:00
8. Selecting Paths In Live Paint 00:00:00
9. Selection Tool In Live Paint 00:00:00
10. Layering Strokes In Live Paint 00:00:00
11. Live Painting A Trace 00:00:00
12. Gap Detection 00:00:00
13. Close Gaps With Paths 00:00:00
9: Using Symbols
1. Introducing Symbols 00:00:00
2. Accessing Symbol Libraries 00:00:00
3. Manipulating and Duplicating Symbols 00:00:00
4. Altering All Instances of a Symbol 00:00:00
5. Replacing All Instances of a Symbol 00:00:00
6. Creating Symbols 00:00:00
7. Applying Symbols with the Symbol Spray Tool 00:00:00
8. Modifying Symbols with Symbol Tools 00:00:00
10: 3D Effects
1. Introduction to 3D space and 3D Effects 00:00:00
2. Applying and Adjusting the Extrude and Bevel effect 00:00:00
3. Lighting, Shading and Gradation 00:00:00
4. Mapping the Artwork onto the extruded object 00:00:00
5. Modifying the object and the Mapped artwork 00:00:00
6. Applying and Adjusting the Revolve Effect 00:00:00
7. Using Photoshop to help with 3D Effects 00:00:00
11: Printing & Exporting
1. Setting Document Trim Size 00:00:00
2. Creating Page Bleed 00:00:00
3. Setting Imageable Portion of Output Page 00:00:00
4. Preparing General Setup Output Settings 00:00:00
5. Preparing Print Bleed Settings 00:00:00
6. Preparing Printer Settings 00:00:00
7. Altering Document Rasterize Settings 00:00:00
8. Saving Print Settings 00:00:00
9. Exporting Documents as Different File Types 00:00:00
12: Flash Animation
1. Intro To SWF Animation 00:00:00
2. Animating Live Effects 00:00:00
3. Exporting Flash Animations 00:00:00
4. Adding Frames To Animations 00:00:00
5. Creating A Symbol File 00:00:00
6. Animating A Symbol 00:00:00
7. Animating Between 3D Extrusions 00:00:00

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