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Illustrator Fundamentals Class

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Highlights

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.

Class Starting Monday, March 23

3 sessions

  • Monday, March 23, 9:00AM- 4:30PM
  • Tuesday, March 24, 9:00AM- 4:30PM
  • Wednesday, March 25, 9:00AM- 4:30PM

Class Starting Monday, April 27

3 sessions

  • Monday, April 27, 9:00AM- 4:30PM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 9:00AM- 4:30PM
  • Wednesday, April 29, 9:00AM- 4:30PM

Class Starting Monday, June 08

3 sessions

  • Monday, June 08, 9:00AM- 4:30PM
  • Tuesday, June 09, 9:00AM- 4:30PM
  • Wednesday, June 10, 9:00AM- 4:30PM

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Illustrator classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, Training Connection, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

What You'll Get

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.

Class Starting Monday, March 23

3 sessions

  • Monday, March 23, 9:00AM- 4:30PM
  • Tuesday, March 24, 9:00AM- 4:30PM
  • Wednesday, March 25, 9:00AM- 4:30PM

Class Starting Monday, April 27

3 sessions

  • Monday, April 27, 9:00AM- 4:30PM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 9:00AM- 4:30PM
  • Wednesday, April 29, 9:00AM- 4:30PM

Class Starting Monday, June 08

3 sessions

  • Monday, June 08, 9:00AM- 4:30PM
  • Tuesday, June 09, 9:00AM- 4:30PM
  • Wednesday, June 10, 9:00AM- 4:30PM

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Illustrator classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, Training Connection, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

The Fine Print

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  • ALL SALES FINAL.
  • Must be 14 or older to attend
  • Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged, altered, or redeemed for other dates, but may send a friend in place.
  • Must present CourseHorse confirmation email upon arrival.
  • Purchaser name must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with CourseHorse and course provider for purposes of order fulfillment.
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  • Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.
  • Note, additional equipment or materials may be required or included in purchase price, see course description for details.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

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