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Illustrator Fundamentals

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$1,195 4 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Aug 05, 9:00am - Aug 07, 4:30pm (3 sessions)

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Location:
Downtown, Downtown/Northeast
915 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1800
Btwn Harbor Fwy & S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California 90017
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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this illustrator class:

On this 3-day beginner to intermediate class you will learn Adobe Illustrator by completing a series of Real World projects.

Our instructors will lead you step-by-step through each project, teaching the correct workflow, how to master each tool and show you useful shortcuts to speed up your production. This hands-on training is a proven method for those looking learn Illustrator.

This course is ideal for designers, marketers and anyone who is pursuing a career in graphic design. Training available on Mac and PC.

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
  • Free repeat policy
Note:
Outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

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Refund Policy
Cancellations: 
Cancellations made more than 5 days before the commencement of the training, qualify for a refund less a $100 administration fee. 
Cancellations made 5 days or less before the commencement of the training, will not be eligible for a refund 
We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

Rescheduling:
Rescheduling requests made 5 days before the commencement of the training are free. Rescheduling that takes place within 5 days of the commencement of the training will incur a $100 administration fee. We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

If your student wants to confirm her seat on the future class now, then there is a $100 transfer fee payable. Alternatively, as she may not have been aware of our terms, if she is willing to check back with us 2-3 days before a future class, and provided the class is confirmed to run, we will slot her in and waive the cancellation fee.

Money Back Guarantee
We offer a money back guarantee on our public classes.

If the training does not meet expectations, students can leave the class at the end of Day 1 (or by lunchtime in the case of single day courses) and request a refund. Students have to notify the training center manager before they leave and return all the training materials to qualify for a refund.

We are unable to offer a money back guarantee to students who leave a class later than the times noted above. Students can however still repeat the training (often with a different trainer).

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The easiest access is from the State 110N Freeway (Harbor Hwy)

If traveling North-bound on 110N Hwy

  • Take the 9th St exit
  • Turn Left at Figueroa Street
  • Turn Left into Wilshire Blvd
  • 915 Wilshire is on the Right (look for the Bank of the West located in our lobby)

  • The entrance to our parking garage is also on the left hand side of building.

    If traveling South-bound on 110S Hwy
  • Take the 4th St exit towards WILSHIRE blvd / 6TH St / 3RD St
  • Turn left at Wilshire Blvd
  • 915 Wilshire is on the Left (look for the Bank of the West located in our lobby)

  • The entrance to our parking garage is also on the left hand side of building.

    Start Dates (3)
    Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
    9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 3 $1,195
    This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
    Tue, Aug 06 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
    Wed, Aug 07 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
    9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 3 $1,195
    This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
    Tue, Sep 17 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
    Wed, Sep 18 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
    9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 3 $1,195
    This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
    Tue, Oct 22 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
    Wed, Oct 23 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD

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    Questions & Answers (1)

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    Question from Sonia P.
    Hello, I am interested in learning either Adobe Illustrator or Adobe In design, which course would you recommend if I am going to use it to make flyers, social media publicity/ads, menu digital and printed, etc?
    Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
    Hi Sonia! Definitely Indesign is better suited for those tasks. You may check the class here: https://coursehorse.com/los-angeles/classes/tech/all-software/adobe/indesign/indesign-fundamentals1. Hope this helps!
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    Reviews of Classes at Training Connection (89)

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    Illustrator Fundamentals
    Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/6/2015
    This class was great. I really liked our teacher and the projects were fun to do. The class size was small. One guy in the class kept getting behind and asking annoying questions which slowed the class down, but I guess that couldn't be helped.
    Illustrator Fundamentals
    Reviewed by Simone M. on 1/10/2019
    Illustrator Fundamentals
    Reviewed by Jennifer J. on 7/12/2018
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