Adobe Illustrator is available for Windows or Mac OS and is a solid vector editing and drawing program for creating media that is scalable across many forms of media. This live, online, instructor-led course is two days and is designed for the new Illustrator user. Learn how to create artwork for illustrations, logos, stationary, page layouts, posters and more! This class is fully interactive, as you will be able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other students as you work in real time to complete activities within the software.
Note: While not a requirement, some students find it helpful to attend this class using two computer monitors. This will allow for one screen to always display the instructor's screen, and the other for you to use as you follow along with the instructor.
- Getting to Know the Work Area
A quick overview of the CS6 interface, including how to design custom workspaces.
- Selecting and Aligning
Learn how to make selections and align objects.
- Creating and Editing Shapes
Explore how to use the new multiple artboard feature, the shape tools, Pathfinder & Live Trace.
- Transforming Objects
Learn how to move, scale, rotate, reflect and shear objects.
- Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
Learn to draw and edit lines and curves for unlimited drawing possibilities.
- Color and Painting
Define color, tint, gradient and pattern swatches, plus a look at how to use the Color Guide panel for inspiration along with color groups, recoloring artwork, and more.
A copy of the coursebook and the data files will be sent to you prior to the start of the class.
About Your Instructor
Barbara Binder started in the publishing field in 1986 with PageMaker's first release for Windows. She has been delivering corporate training as a free-lance instructor since 1987, mostly in the Washington, D.C area. In 2005, she moved to the foothills west of Denver to escape the congestion and the craziness of life "inside the Beltway."
In addition to being the owner of Rocky Mountain Training near Denver, Colorado, Barb holds current Adobe certifications on Adobe FrameMaker, InDesign, PhotoShop and InCopy. As an Adobe Certified Instructor with more than 20 years of classroom experience, she is ready to deliver the training needed to help you improve your publishing workflow.
Barbara was recently recognized by Adobe Systems, Inc., as one of the Top Five Most Highly-Rated Adobe Certified Instructors Worldwide for July through December 2007.