Adobe Training Overview|
In this course you will learn to use Illustrator to work with several graphic formats. You will create dynamic effects using patterns and brushes. You will also use advanced text manipulation techniques to effectively integrate text into your illustrations
Adobe Training Prerequisites
We designed Illustrator 9.0 Advanced for the experienced student who has completed the Illustrator 9.0 Intermediate class or has an equivalent level of proficiency in Illustrator.
Before taking this course you should be familiar with creating paths, using the Appearance, Layers, and Transparency palettes, applying filters and transformations, and editing the fill and stroke of a path.
You will need
See your reference manual for hardware considerations that apply to your specific hardware setup.
- An Intel Pentium or faster processor.
- Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 2000 operating system.
- A hard disk with at least 105 MB of available hard disk space to install the Illustrator 9.0 software, and an additional 5 MB of free hard disk space for the course data files.
- At least 64 MB of random-access memory (RAM).
- A CD-ROM drive.
- A video card that supports a monitor resolution of at least 800-by-600 pixels.
- Adobe Illustrator 9.
- Web browser with the Macromedia Flash Player installed.
In addition, you will need printers if you want to print the images created in the course
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Adobe Training Course duration
- Import graphics that use several different file formats, both linked and unlinked, and export graphics using several different file formats.
- Export an illustration to the Flash format as a working animation.
- Create and edit tiled patterns and apply them to objects and paths.
- Design, customize, and employ special Art, Calligraphic, Pattern, and Scatter brushes to create dynamic visual effects.
- Adjust the size of the artboard to create oversize prints and reset the default angle to enable perspective drawing with guides.
- Import and format text with advanced type editing options such as autohyphenation, smart punctuation, linked text boxes, and text wrapping.
- Match colors between Illustrator and other applications that use color management.
- Perform trapping to prevent gaps in printing due to potential misregistration.
- Prepare to print a color separation and apply printerâ??s marks to a document.
Adobe Training Course outline
Lesson 1: Graphic Formats
Lesson 2: Patterns and Brushes
- Topic 1A: Graphic File Formats
- Topic 1B: Importing Vector Graphics
- Task 1B-1: Importing a FreeHand Graphic
- Task 1B-2: Using the Links Palette
- Task 1B-3: Importing a Raster Graphic
- Topic 1C: Exporting
- Task 1C-1: Creating a Flash Animation
- Task 1C-2: Release to Layers
- Task 1C-3: Internet Links
Topic 1D: Tracing Raster Images
- Task 1D-1: Autotracing Raster Graphics
- Task 1D-2: Manual Tracing
- Topic 1E: Tracing Raster Images
- Task 1E-1: Exporting Flash Files and Autotracing Raster Graphics
Lesson 3: Efficiency Boosters
- Topic 2A: Creating Patterns
- Task 2A-1: Creating an Embossed Effect
- Task 2A-2: Creating Patterns
- Task 2A-3: Applying Patterns to Objects
- Task 2A-4: Seamless Patterns
- Task 2A-5: Transforming Patterns
- Topic 2B: Path Patterns and Effects
- Task 2B-1: Pattern Brushes for Curving Paths
- Task 2B-2: Pattern Brushes for Paths with Corners
- Task 2B-3: Scatter Brushes
- Task 2B-4: Art Brushes
- Task 2B-5: Calligraphic Brushes
- Task 2B-6: Creating Calligraphic Brushes
- Topic 2C: Editing Patterns
- Task 2C-1: Modifying Existing Patterns
- Task 2C-2: Expanding Patterns
- Topic 2D: Editing Patterns
- Task 2D-1: Patterns and Brushes
Lesson 4: Advanced Type
- Topic 3A: Artboard Size
- Task 3A-1: Editing the Artboard Size
- Topic 3B: Creating Illustrations Using Angles
- Task 3B-1: Drawing on Angles
- Task 3B-2: Applying Fills for Perspective Effects
- Topic 3C: Using Elements in Multiple Documents
- Task 3C-1: Reusing Patterns, Colors, and Gradients
- Task 3C-2: Reusing Brushes
- Topic 3D: Hatch Effects Filter
- Task 3D-1: Hatch Effects
- Topic 3E: Enhancing Performance
- Task 3E-1: Viewing Layers in Outline Mode
- Task 3E-2: Designating Rasterization
- Task 3E-3: Setting Resolution
Lesson 5: Color Management
- Topic 4A: Setting Display Type
- Task 4A-1: Setting Type
- Topic 4B: Type Shortcuts
- Task 4B-1: Type Shortcuts
- Topic 4C: Importing Text
- Task 4C-1: Importing Text
- Task 4C-2: Linking Text
- Topic 4D: Text Utilities
- Task 4D-1: Find Text
- Task 4D-2: Change Case
- Task 4D-3: Smart Punctuation
- Task 4D-4: Find Font
- Topic 4E: Text Flow
- Task 4E-1: Justification and Hyphenation
- Task 4E-2: Fit Headline
- Task 4E-3: Make/Release Wrap
Lesson 6: Trapping
- Topic 5A: Color Management Concepts
- Task 5A-1: Changing the Color Setting
Lesson 7: Printing
- Topic 6A: Trapping Concepts
- Task 6A-1: Creating Spread Traps
- Task 6A-2: Creating Choke Traps
- Topic 6B: Trapping Lines
- Task 6B-1: Trapping Spot Colors to Process Colors
- Topic 6C: Pathfinder Trap Command
- Task 6C-1: Pathfinder Trapping
- Topic 6D: Trapping Text
- Task 6D-1: Trapping Display Text
- Task 6D-2: Trapping Body Text
- Topic 6E: Overprinting Instead of Trapping
- Task 6E-1: Overprinting Individual Objects
- Task 6E-2: Overprint Black Filter
- Topic 7A: Preparing to Print Separations
- Task 7A-1: Crop Marks and Trim Marks
- Task 7A-2: Separation Setup
- Task 7A-3: Printing Separations