Adobe Illustrator Courses in Cape Town Study instructor led.

Classroom Instructor Led Courses, Cape Town CBD

Onsite Training for 5-15 people attending.

Classroom training Location: CBD

Cape Town Instructor led training. Contact us for the latest schedule and pricing.

Overview:

In this course, students will use Adobe Illustrator by drawing and manipulating simple shapes to design a layout for their product. Students will create complex, robust illustrations that go beyond those they could create using Illustrator tools.

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for:

- designers

- publishers

- pre-press professionals

- marketing communications professionals

- or people switching to a design job or taking on design
responsibilities who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations,
logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.

At Course Completion:

Upon successful completion of Level 1, students learn to: Upon successful completion of Level 2, students learn to:
- Get acquainted with the Adobe Illustrator application. - Create complex illustrations.
- Create shapes in a document. - Enhance complex illustrations.
- Create custom paths. - Create a vector version of a raster graphic.
- Work with text in an Illustrator document. - Create special effects.
- Work with objects. - Work with graphs.
- Enhance documents. - Work with variables.
- Proof documents to make them more accurate. - Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing.
- Save images for web and print. - Export graphics for the web and mobile devices.

 


Outline:

Illustrator Level 1

Duration:
Traditional Instructor Led Learning - 1 Day (08:30 - 15: 30)
Online Courses - Self Paced

Overview:
In this course, studens will use Adobe Illustrator CS5 to create illustrations that include graphics and text.

Who Should Attend:
This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities and who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.

Prerequisite Comments:
Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on. Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palette, color mode, shapes, text, and paths is highly recommended.

Outline:

 Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted with Adobe┬« Illustrator┬« CS5

  • Examine Imaging Concepts
  • Explore the Interface 
  • Customize the Interface 

 Lesson 5: Working with Objects

  • Import Graphics
  • Manipulate Objects

 Lesson 2: Creating Shapes in a Document

  • Create a Document
  • Draw Basic Shapes 
  • Save a Document 

 Lesson 6: Enhancing Documents

  • Format Objects
  • Apply Strokes
  • Apply Gradients 
  • Apply Graphic Styles
  • Apply an Envelope to Text 

 Lesson 3: Creating Custom Paths

  • Draw Paths
  • Modify Paths

 Lesson 7: Proofing a Document

  • Wrap Text 
  • Find and Replace Text
  • Fix Spelling Errors 

 Lesson 4: Working with Tex

  • Insert Text 
  • Flow Text on a Path
  • Import Body Text 
  • Format Text with Styles 
  • Thread Text 
  • Apply Hyphenation
  • Insert Typographic Characters 

 Lesson 8: Saving Images for Web and Print

  • Export Images for Print
  • Save Images for the Web 
  • Save Images as PDFs

 

Illustrator Level 2

Duration:
Traditional Instructor Led Learning - 1 Day (08:30 - 15: 30)
Online Courses - Self Paced

Overview:
In this course students will create complex illustrations, manage color across a range of devices, work with graphs and variables, control how illustrations appear on print and the web, and preview them on mobile devices.

Who Should Attend:
This course is intended for designers, publishers, prepress professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities, who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents. They will have some previous experience with Illustrator.

Outline:

 

 Lesson 1: Creating Complex Illustrations

  • Create a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes
  • Create Perspective Drawings
  • Create Compound Paths 
  • Offset Paths
  • Erase Shapes 

 Lesson 5: Working with Graphs 

  • Create a Graph
  • Format a Graph

 Lesson 2: Enhancing Complex Illustrations

  • Organize Objects with Layers 
  • Create Symbols
  • Create a Pattern Swatch
  • Create a Mesh
  • Create Custom Brushes
  • Apply Color Using Live Paint 
  • Recolor Artwork 

 Lesson 6: Working with Variables

  • Create Variables 
  • Create Data Sets 

 Lesson 3: Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic

  • Trace Artwork 
  • Adjust the Results of Tracing
  • Create a Custom Preset
  • Convert a Traced Object to Paths 

 Lesson 7: Outputting Documents

  • Set Up Color Management 
  • Preview an Overprint
  • Apply Spot Colors
  • Print a Composite Proof
  • Create Color Separations 
  • Create an Adobe PDF File

 Lesson 4: Creating Special Effects

  • Apply Effects
  • Create Masks
  • Simplify Paths
  • Create Blends 
  • Share Graphic Styles 
  • Create 3D Effects

 Lesson 8: Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile Devices

  • Convert Colors to Web-Safe Colors 
  • Work with Actions
  • Export a File as an SWF File 
  • Create Slices 
  • Add Interactivity to an SVG File
  • Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices

 

IT courses to study full time or part time. Graphic Designer jobs will always require the skills gained in this training. Consider adding this to your CV.

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