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Illustrator CS5 Essentials

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Overview:

During this excellent Illustrator CS5 course you will learn real-world techniques and solid processes for creating stunning artwork and layouts for print and digital media, utilising the biggest and best tools Illustrator has to offer. 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?

  • Creating, Using & Updating Graphic Styles
  • Building Intricate Logos with the new Shape Builder Tool
  • Making Artwork Pixel-Perfect for Web Export
  • Insanely Accurate Layout Techniques—no excuses!
  • Live Trace & Pantone Colours for T-Shirt Design

Meet the Instructor:

Steve Holmes is the creative director of the award-winning Energi Design, in San Francisco, California. With a history rich in design and typography for motion, broadcast and web design, Steve’s experience and the Energi portfolio are highly regarded in the design industry both in Europe and the US.

For over a decade, he has spoken at major design and animation conferences worldwide, and has a long-standing history as one of Total Training’s top presenters, sharing his knowledge of After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop with the world.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Illustrator Interface & Setup
  • Module 02: Document Setup, Templates & Artboards
  • Module 03: Creating Objects, Guides &layers
  • Module 04: Object Editing Essentials
  • Module 05: Transformation, Duplication & Alignment
  • Module 06: Color, Gradients & Patterns
  • Module 07: Different Strokes
  • Module 08: Shape Builder & Pathfinder
  • Module 09: Custom Shape Creation & Editing
  • Module 10: Drawing & Refining Paths
  • Module 11: Type, Styles & Typography
  • Module 12: Working With Images & Masks
  • Module 13: Live Trace Tips & Tricks
  • Module 14: The Power Of Appearance
  • Module 15: Adding Some Polish
  • Module 16: Printing, Exporting & Pdf Files
  • Module 17: Web Preparation & Export

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 CS5: Essentials 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 : 98
1: ILLUSTRATOR INTERFACE & SETUP
1. Opening & Arranging Multiple Documents
2. The Interface
3. Customizing & Saving Workspaces
4. Setting Preferences
5. Navigation
6. Zooming & Panning
7. Editing Keyboard Shortcuts
2: DOCUMENT SETUP, TEMPLATES & ARTBOARDS
1. Creating a New Document
2. Editing Existing Documents
3. Editing Document Size via Artboards
4. Setting Up Multiple Artboards
5. Editing Multiple Artboards
6. Artboard Ruler Origins
7. The Artboards Panel
8. Creating & Saving Templates
3: CREATING OBJECTS, GUIDES &LAYERS (
1. Rulers, Guides & Grids
2. Points, Paths, Fills & Strokes
3. Outline & Preview Modes
4. Default Fill & Stroke
5. Creating Shapes of a Specific Size
6. Creating Circles from the Center Point
7. Drawing with the Star Tool
8. Using the Split Into Grid Command
9. Using the Paste Remembers Layers Command
4: OBJECT EDITING ESSENTIALS
1. Utilizing the Selection Tools
2. Free Transforming
3. Stroke Scaling
4. Using the Transform Panel & Nudging
5. Grouping
6. Working in Isolation Mode
7. Changing Object Stacking Order
5: TRANSFORMATION, DUPLICATION & ALIGNMENT
1. Rotating
2. Reflecting
3. Grouping & Scaling the Logo Type
4. Progressive Scaling
5. Alignment
6. Power Duplication
6: COLOR, GRADIENTS & PATTERNS
1. Creating Dense Black
2. Creating & Using Global Swatches
3. Applying Pantone® Spot Colors
4. Creating Gradients & the Gradient Annotator
5. Creating Basic Pattern Swatches
6. Fine-Tuning & Scaling Patterns
7. Updating & Replacing Patterns
7: DIFFERENT STROKES
1. Adding & Distributing Lines
2. Adding Strokes
3. Working with Stroke Alignment & Dashed Lines
4. Applying Arcs & Arrowheads
8: SHAPE BUILDER & PATHFINDER
1. Exploring Drawing Modes
2. Using Select Same & Pathfinder Options
3. Combining with the Shape Builder Tool
4. Trimming with the Shape Builder Tool
5. Using Transform Each
9: CUSTOM SHAPE CREATION & EDITING
1. Cutting & Joining Paths
2. Applying a Stroke Profile & Merging Swatches
3. Using Pathfinder to Create a Custom Shape
4. Utilizing Points & Segments to Create a Custom Shape
10: DRAWING & REFINING PATHS
1. Freeform Drawing with the Pencil Tool
2. Refining a Shape with the Warp Tool & Pathfinder
3. Drawing Corners & Bezier Curves with the Pen Tool
4. Constructing More Intricate Shapes
5. Adding the Finished Shapes to the Main Artwork
11: TYPE, STYLES & TYPOGRAPHY
1. Creating Single-Line Type
2. Kerning & Styling Type
3. Grouping & Scaling the Logo Type
4. Working with Area Type
5. Placing Type
6. Creating & Applying Paragraph Styles
7. Flowing Text between Custom Frames
8. Adding Type around a Circle
9. Adding Baseline Shift to the Type around a Circle
12: WORKING WITH IMAGES & MASKS
1. Placing Images & the Links Panel
2. Using Edit Original
3. Creating a Clipping Mask to Mask an Image
4. Continuing with Clipping Masks to Mask Artwork
5. Working with Layered Photoshop® Files
6. Applying Effects & the Appearance Panel
13: LIVE TRACE TIPS & TRICKS
1. Live Tracing an Image
2. Outputting Live Trace Spot Colors to Swatches
3. Merging Live Swatches with Pantone® Swatches
14: THE POWER OF APPEARANCE
1. Using Transparency & Blend Modes
2. Saving & Using Graphic Styles
3. Editing & Auto-Updating Graphic Styles
4. Creating Compound Paths
5. Applying Strokes with the Appearance Panel
6. Adding & Editing a Drop Shadow Effect
15: ADDING SOME POLISH
1. Designing an HD Interstitial Graphic
2. Creating a Reflection
3. Creating a Transparent Gradient
16: PRINTING, EXPORTING & PDF FILES
1. Setting the Print Area with the Print Tiling Tool
2. Adjusting Basic Print Options
3. Format Options for Exporting
4. Exporting a PDF for Print
17: WEB PREPARATION & EXPORT
1. Using Pixel Preview & Align to Pixel Grid
2. Adjusting Anti-Aliasing on Type
3. Creating & Naming Slices
4. Saving for the Web
5. Credits
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