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Illustrator CS6 Advanced

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Overview:

This excellent Illustrator CS6 course will teach you how to create professional graphics and effects by controlling some of the intricate, little-known and hidden features of the software. 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?

  • How to create masks and apply effects to them
  • How to paint with vector tools as though they are natural media
  • How to composite drawings using transparency and layer modes
  • How to turn a full-colour photo into a scalable drawing
  • How to draw 3D objects

Meet the Instructor:

Bob Flisser has been providing computer training since the early 1980s. Since 1990, he has been engaged in consulting, technical writing, and creating multimedia presentations and print material. In 1995, when the web was new, Bob added web development to his skills. He has had several video courses published, and is the co-author of a dozen books of computer tips and shortcuts. Bob also has written courseware and magazine articles and has created and run training centers for several companies.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Clipping & Opacity Masks
  • Module 02: Advanced Drawing Tools
  • Module 03: Controlling Transparency & Layer Modes
  • Module 04: Using The Mesh Tool
  • Module 05: Using Image Trace
  • Module 06: Painting & Recoloring
  • Module 07: Drawing With Perspective
  • Module 08: Advanced Type Effects
  • Module 09: Presenting Data With The Graph Tool
  • Module 10: Drawing In 3d
  • Module 11: Creating Patterns
  • Module 12: Creating A Pattern Brush
  • Module 13: Distorting Your Illustrations
  • Module 14: Creating, Using & Editing Symbols
  • Module 15: Understanding Color Management
  • Module 16: Using Illustrator With Photoshop®
  • Module 17: Exporting, Proofing & Pre-press

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 CS6: 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 : 73
1: CLIPPING & OPACITY MASKS
1. Quick Image Cropping
2. More Complex Clipping Path
3. Clipping an Image to Text
4. Creating an Opacity Mask
5. Editing an Opacity Mask
6. Creating Opacity Masks from Text
2: ADVANCED DRAWING TOOLS
1. Drawing with the Blob Brush Tool
2. Using the Variable Width Tool
3. Using Built-in Stroke Profiles & Creating Your Own
4. Drawing & Pasting Inside
3: CONTROLLING TRANSPARENCY & LAYER MODES
1. Using a Gradient to Control Opacity
2. Using a Gradient inside the Transparency Panel
3. Using Blend Modes to Create Transparency & Darker Colors
4. Using Blend Modes to Create Lighter Colors
4: USING THE MESH TOOL
1. Creating Real-World Shading Effects
2. Gradient Mesh Editing Techniques
3. Applying a Gradient Mesh to Existing Artwork
5: USING IMAGE TRACE
1. Tracing a Drawing Automatically
2. Tracing Photos Automatically
3. Tracing a Drawing Manually
6: PAINTING & RECOLORING
1. Using Live Paint to Color a Drawing
2. Working in the Recolor Artwork Dialog Box
3. Recoloring a Traced Image
4. Recoloring Using Global Colors
5. Using the Color Guide Panel
6. Choosing Colors with Kuler
7: DRAWING WITH PERSPECTIVE
1. Understanding the Perspective Grid
2. Adjusting the Perspective Grid
3. Using the Perspective Selection Tool
8: ADVANCED TYPE EFFECTS
1. Glyphs, Fractions & Ligatures
2. Applying Styles to Text
3. Warping Text Using Envelopes
9: ADVANCED TYPE EFFECTS
1. Inserting a Graph & Displaying Data
2. Modifying a Graph
3. Creating a Pictograph
4. Creating a Pictograph as a Bar Graph
10: DRAWING IN 3D
1. Extruding a Stick Figure into a 3D Object
2. Mapping a Pattern onto a 3D Object
3. Revolving Objects in 3D
4. Rotating Objects in 3D
11: CREATING PATTERNS
1. Creating Square Patterns with the Pattern Editor
2. Creating Non-Square Patterns with the Pattern Editor
3. Creating Patterns Manually
4. Using Your Patterns in Other Documents
5. Deconstructing a Shape that has a Pattern
12: CREATING A PATTERN BRUSH
1. Creating a Brush Pattern
2. Colorizing Strokes of the Pattern Brush
3. Creating a Bristle Brush
4. Creating an Art Brush
4. Creating an Art Brush
6. Using a Calligraphic Brush
13: DISTORTING YOUR ILLUSTRATIONS
1. Distorting with the Warp & Twirl Tools
2. Distorting with Pucker, Bloat & Scallop
3. Distorting with Crystallize & Wrinkle
14: CREATING, USING & EDITING SYMBOLS
1. Creating Your Own Symbols
2. Using the Symbol Sprayer Tool
3. Editing Symbols
4. Applying 9-Slice Scaling to Symbols
15: UNDERSTANDING COLOR MANAGEMENT
1. Color Models & Color Settings Profiles
2. Black Isn’t Always Black
3. Assigning a Color Profile to a Document
16: USING ILLUSTRATOR WITH PHOTOSHOP®
1. Synchronizing Settings
2. Bringing Images in from Photoshop
3. Re-Linking a Missing File
4. Embedding a PSD in Illustrator
5. Sending Illustrator Artwork out to Photoshop
17: EXPORTING, PROOFING & PRE-PRESS
1. Creating a Composite Proof
2. Using the Flattener Preview
3. Using the Separations Preview & Overprint Fill
4. Trapping Colors
5. Creating a Proof within Illustrator
6. Printing Color Separations
7. Credits
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