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Illustrator Fundamentals

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The Loop, Downtown/Loop
230 W Monroe St Ste 610
Btwn S Franklin & Wells Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 10

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this illustrator class:

Students will complete 7 different projects including a corporate identity package (logo and letterhead), a cereal box, realty development map, a full color brochure, and more.

The trainer will show you step-by-step how Professional Illustrators use Adobe Illustrator on a range of different design jobs. This approach not only teaches you proper workflow techniques but is also a proven training method for those looking to master Illustrator. Training available on Mac and Pc.

Target Audience: This Illustrator training is ideal for designers, marketers and anyone who is pursuing a career in graphic design. No prior experience of Illustrator is needed.

Course Outline:

Project 1: Drawing Basics
  • Using Raster Images as Drawing Templates
  • Creating and Managing basic Shapes and Lines
  • Transforming Objects' Color, Position, and Shape
  • Cloning Objects to Reduce Repetitive Tasks
  • Using Layers to Organize & Manage Complex & Artwork
  • Drawing Complex Shapes by combining Simple Shapes
Project 2: Advanced Drawing Techniques
  • Drawing Complex Custom Shapes Using the Pen Tool
  • Editing Anchor Points and Handles to Control the Precise Position of Vector Paths
  • Drawing Irregular Shapes with the Blog Brush Tool
  • Creating a Custom Color Scheme using Swatches
  • Adding Interest and Depth using Color Gradients
  • Adjusting Color in Selections and Globally
  • Saving Multiple Versions for different Print Applications
Project 3: Developing a Corporate Identity Package
  • Develop a Logo based on a Photograph
  • Using a Gradient a Mesh to create Realistic Color Blends
  • Converting Type to Outlines & Manipulating to create Logo Type
  • Using Layers to easily Manage Complex Artwork
  • Creating Multiple Artboards to Handle specific Projects & Layouts
  • Saving EPS files
  • Printing Desktop Proofs
Project 4: Creating a Ski Resort Map
  • Managing Swatches, Brushes & Symbols
  • Applying & Controlling Brush Strokes
  • Saving Libraries of Custom Assets
  • Using Symbol Libraries created by Others
  • Creating and editing Symbols & Symbol Instances
  • Replacing Symbols in Placed Instances
  • Creating Clipping Masks
Project 5: Creating a Letterfold Brochure
  • Creating a Template
  • Placing and Managing Links to External Graphics & Images
  • Importing Client-supplied Text and Controlling Flow across Multiple Frames
  • Working with Styles to Automate Repetitive Tasks
  • Correct Typography Problems such as Windows
  • Formatting Tabbed Text for Better Readability
  • Exporting PDF files of Specific Artboards for Print
Project 6: Creating a Cereal Box
  • Sampling Colors to Create Custom Swatches
  • Place a Variety of External Images in Locations to meet Package Design Requirements
  • Create Type on Irregular Path
  • Control Object Blending Modes and Opacity
  • Using Warp and 3rd Effects to add Depth to Artwork
  • Working with Raster Effect Settings
  • Flattening Transparent Effects
  • Previewing 3D Artwork
Project 7: Consumer Infographics
  • Creating Graphics to Present Data in a Visual Format
  • Editing Graphic Data to Change the Appearance of the Graph
  • Importing Data form an External File
  • Managing Fills, Legends & Labels to make Graphs more Visually Appealing
  • Defining a Perspective Grid
  • Putting Objects into Perspective
What's Included:
  • Adobe Illustrator Training Manual
  • CD Rom with Student Files
  • Adobe Certificate of Course Completion
  • 6 months free repeat policy

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Please send all requests to [email protected] .

We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations, however we can issue you a training voucher for the same value that can be used to book any class in the future.

Rescheduling requests made 7 days before the commencement of the training are free. Rescheduling that takes place within 7 days of the commencement of the training will incur a $100 administration fee. We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

Due to the Coronavirus we are waving the transfer fee when you reschedule your training.

While we make every effort to deliver classes as scheduled, we reserve the right to reschedule previously confirmed classes for a variety of reasons including but not exclusively, the illness of the Trainer. In such cases, we will endeavor to inform the Client as soon as possible of the new training dates. We are not liable for any additional expenses incurred as a result of rescheduling training.

We are not able to offer refunds or training vouchers for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

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