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Illustrator CS4 Advanced Certification

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Overview:

This excellent Illustrator CS4 course will help you to design and develop an impressive web site using Dreamweaver CS4. In addition, the course will take your Dreamweaver skills one step further and give your site a professional polish. The course has been created by an expert instructor with years of experience, as you can imagine, you will be given an abundance of insider knowledge and tips.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

  • Learn how to use the Sprayer tool for Symbols
  • Find out how Symbols, Gradients, Patterns and Brushes have a dynamic relationship
  • Discover how to build a Flash® animation in Illustrator
  • Learn how to make a plaid pattern using Transform & Transparency
  • See how to make graphs in Illustrator
  • Explore new features such as multiple artboards, the blob brush and the new gradient tool

Meet the Instructor:

As a member of the AGI Training team, Robert delivered training and consulting services to many newspapers and magazines adopting InDesign. Having served as the production manager overseeing the creation of several weekly newspapers, he is familiar with many aspect of print publishing workflows. He is a contributing author to the Adobe InDesign CS4 Digital Classroom and currently works for a publishing technology consulting firm.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Navigating Illustrator
  • Module 02: Advanced Path Techniques
  • Module 03: Drawing & Redrawing
  • Module 04: Blends & Meshes
  • Module 05: Transparency
  • Module 06: Creating Patterns
  • Module 07: Working With Type
  • Module 08: Working With Images
  • Module 09: Color Management
  • Module 10: Using The Liquify & Envelope Tools
  • Module 11: Creating Symbols
  • Module 12: Creating & Using Brushes
  • Module 13: 3d Effects
  • Module 14: Using Live Trace
  • Module 15: Using Live Paint
  • Module 16: Live Effects & Graphic Stylest
  • Module 17: Live Color
  • Module 18: Creating & Formatting Graphs
  • Module 19: Illustrator Actions
  • Module 20: Exploring Export Options
  • Module 21: Creating Flash Animations

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Illustrator CS4: Advanced certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

What are requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

What careers can I get with this qualification?

With this qualification, you are able to fulfil various roles in a range of industries, such as:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Motion Graphic Design
  • Motion Design
  • Visual Designer
  • Animator

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide any software with this course.

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 84
1: NAVIGATING ILLUSTRATOR
1. Using Adobe Bridge
2. Exploring Built-in Templates & Libraries
3. Locating Existing New Document Profiles & Creating Your Own
4. Advanced Guide Features
5. Using Artboards
6. Setting Up Workspaces & Panels
2: ADVANCED PATH TECHNIQUES
1. Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool
2. Using the Refect Tool
3. Making Joins
4. Outlining a Stroke
5. Using the Transform Again Command
6. Using the Arrange Commands & Clipping Masks
3: DRAWING & REDRAWING
1. Using Layers & Guides to Redraw a Logo
2. Using Outline Mode to Redraw a Hand-Drawn Image
4: BLENDS & MESHES
1. Blending Paths with the Specified Steps Option
2. Blending Paths with the Smooth Color Option
3. Designing Web Buttons with the Blend Tool & Gradients
4. Colorizing with Gradients
5. Working with Gradient Meshes
5: TRANSPARENCY
1. Colorize an Image with the Color Blend Mode
2. Using the Color Guide, Transform & Transparency Panels
3. Creating an Opacity Mask with a Radial Gradient
4. Using the Multiply Blend Mode
6: CREATING PATTERNS
1. Defining a Pattern
2. Scaling & Replacing a Pattern
3. Redefining an Existing Illustrator Pattern
4. Making a Pattern from an Illustration
7: WORKING WITH TYPE
1. Adding Point & Area Type
2. Placing Type from Other Documents
3. Using the Glyphs Panel
4. Setting Tabs
5. Creating Paragraph & Character Styles
6. Converting Text to Outlines
7. Putting an Image inside of Text
8: WORKING WITH IMAGES
1. Linking vs. Embedding Images
2. Using a Clipping Mask to Make a Cutout
3. Creating a Clipping Mask between Two Layers
4. Importing an Adobe Photoshop® Path
9: COLOR MANAGEMENT
1. The Swatches Panel vs. the Color Panel
2. Adding & Deleting Colors from the Swatches Panel
3. Making Selections Based on Same Attributes
4. Creating a Global Color
5. Making & Saving a Gradient
6. Creating, Applying & Modifying a Gradient Graphic Style
10: USING THE LIQUIFY & ENVELOPE TOOLS
1. Using the Liquify Tools to Distort Vectors
2. Warping Text Using the Envelope Distort Command
3. Conforming Text to the Shape of an Object Using Envelope Distort
11: CREATING SYMBOLS
1. Defining & Redefining a Symbol
2. Using the Symbol Tools
3. Saving Symbol Sets
12: CREATING & USING BRUSHES
1. Defining a Custom Scatter Brush
2. Defining an Art Brush
3. Using the Transform Panel & Defining a Pattern Brush
4. Defining a Pattern Brush to Make a Border
5. Using the Blob Brush Tool
13: 3D EFFECTS
1. Using 3D Revolve
2. Making & Editing 3D Type
3. Mapping a Symbol to a Sphere Using 3D Revolve
4. Mapping Objects to a Cube Using 3D Extrude & Bevel
14: USING LIVE TRACE
1. Adjusting Tracing Options
2. Exploring Live Trace Presets
15: USING LIVE PAINT
1. Painting a Traced Object
2. Using Gap Detection
3. Using Live Paint Instead of Path¬nder
16: LIVE EFFECTS & GRAPHIC STYLES
1. Using Transform Eects
2. Saving & Applying a Graphic Style
17: LIVE COLOR
1. Using Adobe Kuler to Colorize an Object
2. Recoloring Artwork
18: CREATING & FORMATTING GRAPHS
1. Creating a 3D Pie Chart
2. Defining a Column Graph
3. Placing Designs into the Columns
19: ILLUSTRATOR ACTIONS
1. Defining a New Illustrator Action
2. Running an Action Using the Batch Command
20: EXPLORING EXPORT OPTIONS
1. Exporting to QuarkXPress®
2. Smart Objects & Photoshop
3. Exporting to Adobe InDesign®
4. Exporting a Layered PDF File
5. Using the Flattener Preview
6. Color Blindness Preview Modes
7. Using Separations Preview
8. Using the Document Bleed
21: CREATING FLASH ANIMATIONS
1. Animating with Layers
2. Animating with Blends
3. Credits
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