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Adobe Illustrator CC

Create Graphics that Scale To Any Size

From logos to patterns, from packaging to type, we’ll teach you lots of what Illustrator can do. You’ll create numerous graphics in class, using the standard drawing tools, the Pen tool, type, compound paths, effects, layers, masks, patterns, blends, colors, and more!

Mastering Illustrator’s vector Pen tool isn’t the most intuitive process, but using our drawing templates, we’ll help you to learn how to master this tool. We’ll also show you ways to easily create complex shapes out of easy to draw basic components. In the end you’ll be able to use these graphics and techniques on any graphic, whether it’s for print or web.

  • Use Layers and Live Color to quickly make big changes.

  • Learn the Brush tool, Live Trace, and its cousin Live Paint.

  • Use styles to keep your designs consistent and flexible.

  • Learn to use Colors, Gradients, Blend Modes, and Strokes.

  • Get going with Clipping Masks and Blob Brushes.

  • Master package design with 3D Effects.

  • Learn Compound Paths and Group Selection.

  • Learn to use Photoshop and Illustrator together to get the best of both worlds.

  • After this exercise your Illustrator skills WILL be smokin’.

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Straight Lines

Topics

  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Adjusting the Workspace
  • Arranging Objects
  • Color Fills
Curves

Topics

  • Drawing Curves (Pen Tool)
  • Anchor Points and Direction Points
  • Default Fill and Stroke
Corners and Curves

Topics

  • Drawing Corners and Curves (Pen Tool)
  • Adjusting Anchor Points

Upcoming Classes

Price: $975 Click for Discounts

  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC

We Literally Wrote the Book!

Illustrator Workbook

To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

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Section 2
No Smoking Sign

Topics

  • Fill and Stroke
  • Basic Shape Tools
  • Grouping Objects
  • Layers Panel
  • Working with Templates
  • Saving Illustrator Files: Options
Super Hero

Topics

  • Live Trace and Live Paint
  • Tracing Hand-Drawn Images
  • Coloring Live Paint Objects
  • Brushes
  • Flare Tool
Section 3
What’s Behind the Green Door?

Topics

  • Compound Paths
  • Group Selection Tool
Mask Till You Drop

Topics

  • Clipping Masks (Shapes)
  • Blob Brush Tool
  • Eraser Tool
  • Reflect Tool
Masking with Type

Topics

  • Type Tool
  • Clipping Masks (Editable Type)
  • Filling Text with a Photo
  • Placing Linked Images
3D Shape: Milk Duds Box

Topics

  • 3D Extrude & Bevel
  • Creating Symbols from Artwork
  • Mapping Symbols onto 3D Objects
  • Lighting and Shadows for 3D Objects
Section 4
Will It Blend?

Topics

  • Blend Tool
  • Blending Options
Wavy Line Blend

Topics

  • Blending Lines
  • Reflect Tool
  • Rotate Tool
Juggling Colors and Gradients

Topics

  • Dashed Lines and Stroke Options
  • Saving Colors as Swatches
  • Blending Modes
  • Gradient Tool
  • Saving Gradient Swatches
Combining Shapes with the Pathfinder

Topics

  • Merging Paths (Pathfinder)
  • Transparency Options
  • Grouping Objects

Section 5
Patterns

Topics

  • Creating and Applying Pattern Swatches
  • Scaling and Rotating Patterns
  • Working with Layers
  • Align Panel
One-Page Advertisement

Topics

  • Working with Type
  • Text and Character Options
  • Adding a Drop Cap
  • Type on a Path
  • Text Wrap
  • Fill Text with a Pattern
Stylin’ Effects

Topics

  • Using the Appearance Panel
  • Transparency
  • Blending Modes
  • Drop Shadows
  • Arrowheads
Appearance and Graphic Styles

Topics

  • Graphic Styles
  • Appearance Panel
  • Multiple Fills
  • Auto-sizing Text Boxes
Section 6
Illustrating a Shirt Design

Topics

  • Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together
  • Creating/Editing Clipping Masks
  • Compound Paths
Layers, Artboards & Recoloring Artwork

Topics

  • Adding and Removing Layers
  • Creating and Using Multiple Artboards
  • Recoloring Artwork
  • Converting CMYK Art to Spot Colors