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Adobe Illustrator CS3: Advanced

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Overview Showcasing his sense of design and creativity, your host, Geoff Blake teaches you how to make eye-popping special effects, …

Overview

Showcasing his sense of design and creativity, your host, Geoff Blake teaches you how to make eye-popping special effects, and how to use modern techniques to produce startling results. Learn about Illustrator’s advanced path manipulation commands, and how to use blends and clipping masks for amazing visual effects. You’ll also learn about Live Paint, 3D techniques, templates, and Illustrator CS3’s new Flash animation and export options.

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).

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

This course consists of the following modules:

Part 01

  • Module 01: Advanced Selection Techniques
  • Module 02: Advanced Path Editing
  • Module 03: Blend & Clipping Masks
  • Module 04: Gradient & Gradient Meshes
  • Module 05: Artistic Effects & the Brush Tool
  • Module 06: Working with Transparency
  • Module 07: Using Dynamic Type Treatments

Part 02

  • Module 01: Working with Live Paint
  • Module 02: Using 3D Effects
  • Module 03: Creating Graphs
  • Module 04: Working with Templates
  • Module 05: Printing & Exporting
  • Module 06: Creating Flash(R) Animations

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.

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.

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Adobe Illustrator CS3: Advanced.

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

This course will teach you how to develop some special effects by using some modern techniques which will help you to obtain startling results in your work. Understand the advanced path manipulation commands and also how to use blends and clipping masks to get some great visual effects. Enhance your knowledge on the aspects of Live Paint, 3D techniques, templates, Flash animation and export options 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

Geoff Blake is a Toronto-based author, trainer, designer, and artist. For the past ten years, he’s provided a wide range of graphic design, artwork, consulting, in-class training, and web design services.

A professional public speaker since 1997, Geoff has taught desktop publishing, web design, and graphics courses in both the corporate and post-secondary environments, working closely with some of the largest training providers and colleges in the Toronto area. His appearances, in-class training, and consulting have taken him throughout North America, where he’s built a solid reputation for delivering otherwise jargony material in a fun, enjoyable, and entertaining way. With his diverse print and web experience, he regularly contributes to magazines and web sites, and is currently working on a series of print, web, and design books—penning Ten Ton Dreamweaver in 2006 with Peachpit Press, and following up with Ten Ton Flash, which is in current production.

 

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Course Curriculum

Part 01
1: ADVANCED SELECTION TECHNIQUES
1. Selecting with the Lasso Tool
2. Selecting with the Magic Wand Tool
3. Selecting Based on Attributes
4. Saving & Retrieving Selections
2: ADVANCED PATH EDITING
1. Working with Compound Paths
2. Editing Compound Paths
3. Fixing Problems with Compound Paths
4. Expanding on Compound Paths
5. Converting Paths to Filled Objects
6. Working with Filled Objects
7. Using the Offset Path Command
8. Dividing Objects
3: BLENDS & CLIPPING MASKS
1. Creating Blends between Two Shapes
2. Altering Customized Gradients
3. Using the Pen Tool with Blends
4. Creating 3D Effects Using Blends
5. Converting Blends to Vector Objects
6. Working with Clipping Masks
7. Applying Clipping Masks & Blends
4: GRADIENTS & GRADIENT MESHES
1. Applying a Gradient
2. Adjusting Gradients
3. Using the Gradient Tool
4. Using Gradients on Text
5. Using Gradients on Strokes
6. Creating 3D Effects with Gradients
7. Using a Gradient Mesh
8. Expanding on the Gradient Mesh
9. Modifying Mesh Points
10. Blending Objects into a Mesh
5: ARTISTIC EFFECTS & THE BRUSH TOOL
1. Introducing the Brush Tool
2. Using the Brush Tool to Trace a Sketch
3. Apply Strokes to Vectors & Calligraphic Brush Options
4. Experimenting with Artistic Brushes
5. Stroke Options & Art Brush Options
6. Making a Custom Art Brush
7. Editing the Color of an Art Brush
8. Working with Scatter Brushes
9. Working with Pattern Brushes
6: WORKING WITH TRANSPARENCY
1. Applying Transparency & Blending Modes to Objects
2. Isolating the Stroke & Fill
3. Manipulating the Stroke & Fill
4. Working with Knockout Groups
5. Filling an Opacity Mask with an Image
6. Filling an Opacity Mask with a Gradient
7. Using Text in an Opacity Mask
8. Creative Tips for Using Opacity Masks
9. Printing Objects with Transparency
7: USING DYNAMIC TYPE TREATMENTS
1. Using Dynamic Effects
2. Manipulating Live Effects
3. Applying Effects to Text
4. Creating Geometric Shapes
5. Applying Graphic Styles
6. Applying Effects to an Entire Layer
7. Applying Warp Effects
8. Modifying Warp Effects
9. Applying Graphic Styles to Text
10. Creating Graphic Styles
11. Creating Comic Book Bubbles
12. Final Comments & Credits
Part 02
1: WORKING WITH LIVE PAINT
1. Creating a Live Paint Group
2. Adding Additional Fills & Strokes
3. Adding New Paths to a Live Paint Group
4. Select an Entire Object or Isolate a Selected Group
5. Using the Live Paint Selection Tool
6. Applying Effects to Live Paint Objects
7. Integrating Live Trace & Detecting Gaps
8. Using Live Paint to Color an Illustration
9. Sample Color & Expand a Live Paint Group
2: USING 3D EFFECTS
1. Introducing 3D Effects
2. Creating an Embossed Effect Using Gradients
3. Explaining the 3D Extrude & Bevel Options
4. Using the 3D Extrude & Bevel Effect
5. Setting 3D Lighting Options
6. Creating Complex 3D Shapes
7. Adding 3D Effects to Text
8. Mapping Artwork to a 3D Object
9. Applying the 3D Revolve Effect
10. Applying the 3D Rotate Effect
3: CREATING GRAPHS
1. Creating a Basic Graph
2. Adding Basic Formatting
3. Formatting & Adding New Text to a Graph
4. Importing Data into a Graph
5. Create Graph Designs for a Stacked Column Graph
6. Mapping the Graphics to Columns
4: WORKING WITH TEMPLATES
1. Template Project Overview
2. Setting Text Wrap
3. Organizing Layers
4. Creating & Using Paragraph Styles
5. Saving as a Template
6. Creating New Files from Templates
7. Editing Illustrator Templates
8. Exploring Illustrator’s Standard Templates
5: PRINTING & EXPORTING
1. Preparing Illustrator Files for Print
2. Setting Page Tiling & Crop Area
3. Looking at the Printing Options
4. Exploring Printing Categories
5. Looking at the Saving Options
6. Exporting Artwork
7. Using a Smart Art Object
6: CREATING FLASH(R) ANIMATIONS
1. Exporting an Illustrator File as a SWF File
2. Exporting Illustrator Layers as SWF Frames
3. Exporting Illustrator Layers as SWF Symbols
4. Import SWF Files & Convert Graphics to Symbols
5. Creating & Editing Symbols
6. Animating Symbols
7. Animating Blends
8. Animating a 3D Object
9. Importing Content from Illustrator into Flash
10. Importing Text into Flash
11. Final Comments & Credits

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