Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector imagine and graphic illustration software platform. Used the world over to create rich content and add sophistication to any design project, it sets itself apart with its extensive toolset, ability to integrate seamlessly with other programs in the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, and unparalleled quality.

 

Cherry Blossom Training is proud to offer wide variety of different training classes on this powerful software. No matter your experience level with graphic design, or your familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, we will get you up and running, ready to create great content when you're back at work. Contact us now to schedule a session onsite or online!

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Advanced

Adobe Illustrator

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Pre-Requisites: Knowledge of Windows/Mac OS, basic familiarity with Adobe software.

 

Intended Students: Individuals with no background in Illustrator who need to become familiar with its basic processes, terminology, and workflows, and core components.

The typical curriculum for Introduction to Adobe Illustrator is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Text: Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book

*The above outline is how a typical class will run. Since your success is our highest priority, the instructor may change topics and/or sequence according to the interests and experience of all participants.

Day One:

 

Orientation

•  Program Interface (Panels, etc.)

•  Changing Views, Zooming, Scrolling

•  Artboards and Organization

 

Selection and Alignment

•  Selection Tools (Selection, Direct  Selection, Magic Wand, etc.)

•  Aligning Objects

•  Grouping Objects

 

Creating & Editing Shapes

•  Basic Shapes and Shape Tools

•  Paths, Strokes, & Fills

•  Transforming Shapes & Artboards

 

Day Two:

 

Pen & Pencil Tools

•  Creating paths - curved & straight

•  Lines & Line Segments

•  Converting anchor points

 

Managing Type & Text

•  Creating Point & Area Type

•  Formatting Options

•  Creating Outlines for Printers

 

Managing Color

•  Color Models & Modes

•  Color Picker & Creating Swatches

•  Spot & Process Colors

 

 

 

 

 

Day Three:

 

Managing Layers

•  Creating & Merging Layers

•  Viewing & Locking Options

•  Duplicating & Pasting Layers

 

Using Brushes

•  Calligraphic Brushes

•  Art Brushes

•  Bristle & Pattern Brushes

 

Export & Archive

•  Export for Printers & Web/Screen

•  Export for Use in Other Programs

•  Archiving Best Practices

 

Q&A with Instructor

 

Advanced Adobe Illustrator

Pre-Requisites: Facility with graphic design, prior experience on a competing vector image software.

 

Intended Students: Individuals with an extensive background in creating vector artwork that are  switching platforms, or experienced artists that are looking to further their skills in Illustrator

The typical curriculum for Advanced Adobe Illustrator is:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Text: Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book

*The above outline is how a typical class will run. Since your success is our highest priority, the instructor may change topics and/or sequence according to the interests and experience of all participants.

Day One:

 

Perspective Drawing

•  Using the Perspective Grid Tool

•  Creating, Selecting, & Duplicating Objects in the Perspective Grid

•  Adjusting Objects in Perspective

 

Blending Colors & Shapes

•  Creating Gradient Fills & Strokes

•  Manipulating Gradients

•  Blending Objects & Colors

 

Using Effects

•  Live Effects

•  Pathfinder

•  Effects from Photoshop & 3D Effects

Day Two:

 

Appearance Attributes & Graphic Styles

•  The Appearance Panel

•  Creating, Applying, & Updating Graphic Styles

•  Saving Content for the Web

 

Symbols

•  Creating & Modifying Symbols in Illustrator

•  Replacing Symbols

•  Symbolism Tools (Symbol Sprayer)

 

Using Illustrator with Other Adobe Applications

•  Illustrator & Adobe After Effects

•  Illustrator & Adobe Flash

•  Illustrator & Adobe Premiere Pro

 

Q&A with Instructor

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