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Illustrator 301: Black Belt

Description

Our most advanced Illustrator class – not for the faint hearted!

Take your Illustrator skills to the MAX and also be prepared for and take the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exams in Illustrator which is the highest level of recognition. Get recognized for the new skills you’ve just gained: Get Certified!

Exams not included in the price of the class, but are available for an additional fee of £150 plus VAT.

Prerequisites

This class is for advanced users of Illustrator with strong understanding of all the general concepts of using the application. The course’s content is put together especially for those users who plan to take the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam. On this course we learn the most advanced techniques and lots of best practices but at the same time we focus on the requirements of the ACE exam. This course is really intense, so for those with doubts in their knowledge we recommend the Illustrator Yellow Belt and Green Belt courses first or to consult our sales team and the instructors

Assumed Knowledge

Strong understanding of working with layers, typography, masking, tracing pixel images, working in isolation mode, using the Appearance panel for applying and managing Live Effects and arranging your artwork’s elements into groups for easier editing.

Skills

  • Best practices
  • Advanced Illustrator techniques
  • Graphic design, Web design and Digital art concepts
  • Preparing an identity design and present it to a client
  • Prepared for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exams in Illustrator

  • Course content

    Advanced Illustrator projects

    • Create challenging projects
    • Combine multiple techniques and tools
    • Learn to problem solve
    • Learn through deconstruction
    • Create infographics
    • Tip and tricks

    Advanced Illustrator Techniques

    • Work with Artboards
    • Create and edit templates
    • Draw and transforming objects
    • Pen tool best practices
    • Brush types and the Blob brush tool
    • The Width tool and options with Strokes
    • Work in Isolation mode
    • Opacity and Clipping masks
    • Gradients
    • Advanced Mesh tool techniques
    • Advanced type features
    • Create advanced effects with the Appearance panel
    • Create and edit Graphic styles
    • Work with Symbols and symbol tools
    • Use Pathfinder and the Shape builder tools
    • Draw in perspective
    • Work with patterns
    • 3D and Perspective Tools

    Use Live tools

    • Use Live colour
    • Trace bitmap images
    • Improve the trace result
    • Create custom gap closers

    Setup for Print

    • Use the Attributes panel
    • Use the Separations panel
    • Use the Flattener Preview panel
    • Understand print terminology
    • Add bleed

    Create websites

    • Document setup essentials
    • Use the Slice Tool
    • Adjust slices with the Slice Selection Tool
    • Discover the Slice Options
    • Use automated Slicing methods
    • Export using the Save for Web option
    • Illustrator workflows
    • Illustrator and InDesign workflow
    • Illustrator and Photoshop workflow
    • Illustrator and Flash workflow
    • Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign workflow
    • Export using the Save for Web option
    • Illustrator for svg output

    Actions

    • Set up Actions for repetitive tasks
    • Play Actions
    • Understand the Actions panel

    Adobe Certified Expert Preparation

    • What to expect on exam day and how to book an exam
    • Example questions
    • Results
    • What next?

Duration: 3 days
Level: Advanced
Price: £697.00

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