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Adobe Illustrator CC (2021)

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Illustrator Training

Length: 3 day(s)      Public Class Price: $1330/person (USD)      Group Class Price: Request Quote      Course Category: Adobe Illustrator


Adobe Illustrator Training
This 3-day course teaches students step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator CC. The 15 project-based lessons show users the key techniques for realizing your creative potential with Adobe Illustrator CC. Following hands-on step-by-step projects, users create logos, illustrations, posters, and more. 

Explore the Essentials workspace that makes learning Illustrator even easier. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to free-form painting, you’ll build a solid foundation in Illustrator as you progress through the lessons.


Adobe Versions That Can Attend: CC 2021, 2020, 2019, & 2018 (Microsoft Windows PC or Macintosh)
Course Taught With: CC version 2021 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware
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Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led, live online training you attend from your location or our training labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

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 Register ➥   June 8, 2022     
 Register ➥   July 18, 2022     

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Adobe Illustrator Training Reviews by Certstaffix® Training

Certstaffix® Training collects detailed class reviews via a formal post-class evaluation in all our instructor-led courses. Below are a sample of abbreviated reviews from real students from our past classes. If you would like more reviews or ones with even further detail, please contact us and we would be happy to show you the high quality of our training services.


Certstaffix® Class Reviews

Student Average:
4.69 out of 5 from 18 students

5.00 out of 5

The instructor Mellissa was great. I would definitely take another course of her again. She did an awesome job.


- attended our Adobe Illustrator CC (2018) class

4.75 out of 5

My instructor Abigail Rudner was extremely patient, encouraging, and earnestly enthusiastic both about the material and teaching. I went to art school where we briefly covered programs such as illustrator and Photoshop, and I learned much more from her online than I did in a physical classroom at the college level at a top art and design university. As someone who is not naturally confident with computers, I tend to get easily flustered or worry I am falling behind. Abigail never once made me feel that way and created a judgment and stress free environment where I felt very comfortable to ask questions. We covered a ton of information even though she set a very approachable pace. She clearly knows the order and flow of introducing tools to learn the most amount of information without feeling overwhelmed. She even offered to spend extra time on a few occasions if needed and frequently checked in with us to see if we had any questions, or specific interests based on our design goals. Far exceeded my expectations in learning online, I can only imagine how awesome of a teacher Abigail is in person. Highly highly recommend!! Thank you!


- attended our Adobe Illustrator CC (2019) class

4.63 out of 5

Melissa was an excellent teacher. She was extremely thorough in her presentation of the material and she made certain everyone in the class was ready before she moved on to the next point. I would definitely train with her again!


- attended our Adobe Illustrator CC (2018) class

4.74 out of 5

Melissa is an excellent instructor. I took Photoshop this past spring with her through Certstaffix and it has made a HUGE difference in my work. After a few months, I felt ready to tackle Illustrator. Definitely more challenging, but I really appreciate her taking the time to switch to our screen and walking us through it. Melissa never makes you feel stupid, but really helps you learn the material in a short amount of time. And her real world experiences make you feel like you're learning skills that you'll actually be able to use in your job & personal life. Couldn't be happier with my experience & I will continue to recommend these courses to my peers. Thank you!


- attended our Adobe Illustrator CC (2018) class

4.80 out of 5

Melissa did a fantastic job! She had a great personality and her expertise was phenomenal! Looking forward to many more online training courses!


- attended our Adobe Illustrator CC (2018) class

4.78 out of 5

I would love to have a graphic design class to learn more about making and designing logos and making flyers and news letter. The instructor (Abigale) was very nice and helpful with questions and explaining the answers.


- attended our Adobe Illustrator CC (2019) class

4.48 out of 5

Establishing pre-requisite knowledge required to take the class. The class for an advanced program (Adobe Illustrator) was held up by people with minimal computer skills.


- attended our Adobe Illustrator CC (2019) class

4.78 out of 5


- attended our Adobe Illustrator CC (2018) class

4.68 out of 5


- attended our Adobe Illustrator CC (2018) class

4.35 out of 5


- attended our Adobe Illustrator CC (2018) class



Q: How Can I Learn Adobe Illustrator, and How Can I Get Certified?


A: Learning Adobe Illustrator can be more challenging than mastering Photoshop, but if your goal is to become certified, you need to get training and 150 hours of practical experience using the software. You can learn Adobe Illustrator by taking advantage of educational resources like videos, tutorials, and training programs. The exact amount of time it will take to get certified can vary depending on your experience and existing skills and the length of any courses that you take to prepare.


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Related Certifications

ACP: Adobe Illustrator Certification


Course Topics

A QUICK TOUR OF ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR (2021 RELEASE)
Starting the lesson
Creating a new document
Drawing a shape
Editing shapes
Applying and editing color
Editing strokes
Working with layers
Creating shapes using the Shape Builder tool
Working with type
Warping text
Creating with the Curvature tool
Creating and editing a gradient
Creating symbols
Editing symbols
Working with effects
Aligning artwork

1 GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA
Introducing Adobe Illustrator
Opening an Illustrator file
Exploring the workspace
Getting to know the toolbar
Finding more tools
Working with the Properties panel
Working with panels
Moving and docking panels
Switching workspaces
Saving a workspace
Using panel and context menus
Changing the view of artwork
Using view commands
Using the Zoom tool
Panning in a document
Viewing artwork
Navigating multiple artboards
Using the Artboards panel
Panning with the Navigator panel Images
Arranging multiple documents

2 TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTING ARTWORK
Starting the lesson
Selecting objects
Using the Selection tool
Selecting and editing with the Direct Selection tool
Selecting with a marquee
Hiding and locking objects
Unlocking objects you’ve locked
Selecting similar objects
Selecting in Outline mode
Aligning objects
Aligning objects to each other
Aligning to a key object
Distributing objects
Aligning anchor points
Aligning to the artboard
Working with groups
Grouping items
Editing a group in Isolation mode
Creating a nested group
Exploring object arrangement
Arranging objects
Selecting objects behind

3 USING SHAPES TO CREATE ARTWORK FOR A POSTCARD
Starting the lesson
Creating a new document
Working with basic shapes
Creating rectangles
Editing rectangles
Rounding corners
Rounding individual corners
Creating and editing ellipses
Creating and editing circles
Changing stroke width and alignment
Creating a polygon
Editing the polygon
Creating a star
Editing the star
Drawing lines
Using Image Trace to convert raster images into editable vector art
Cleaning up traced artwork
Working with drawing modes
Placing artwork
Using Draw Inside mode
Editing content drawn inside
Working with Draw Behind mode
Finishing up

4 EDITING AND COMBINING SHAPES AND PATHS
Starting the lesson
Editing paths and shapes
Cutting with the Scissors tool
Joining paths
Cutting with the Knife tool
Cutting in a straight line with the Knife tool
Outlining strokes
Using the Eraser tool
Erasing in a straight line
Assemble the first dinosaur
Creating a compound path
Combining shapes
Start by creating shapes
Working with the Shape Builder tool
Assemble the second dinosaur
Combining objects using Pathfinder effects
Understanding shape modes
Reshaping a path
Using the Width tool
Assemble the last dinosaur

5 TRANSFORMING ARTWORK
Starting the lesson
Working with artboards
Adding artboards to a document
Editing artboards
Copying artboards between documents
Aligning and arranging artboards
Setting options for artboards
Reordering artboards
Working with rulers and guides
Creating guides
Editing the ruler origin
Transforming content
Working with the bounding box
Positioning artwork using the Properties panel
Scaling objects
Reflecting objects
Rotating objects
Transforming with the Free Transform tool
Shearing objects
Positioning the bicyclist
Using Puppet Warp

6 USING THE BASIC DRAWING TOOLS
Starting the lesson
Creating with the Curvature tool
Drawing paths with the Curvature tool
Drawing a river path
Editing a path with the Curvature tool
Creating corners with the Curvature tool
Creating dashed lines
Drawing with the Pencil tool
Drawing paths with the Pencil tool
Drawing straight lines with the Pencil tool
Joining with the Join tool
Adding arrowheads to paths

7 DRAWING WITH THE PEN TOOL
Starting the lesson
Understanding curved paths
An introduction to drawing with the Pen tool
Getting started with the Pen tool
Selecting and editing paths
Drawing straight lines with the Pen tool
Starting with curved paths
Drawing a curve with the Pen tool
Drawing a series of curves with the Pen tool
Converting smooth points to corner points
Combining curves and straight lines
Creating artwork with the Pen tool
Drawing the swan
Editing paths and points
Deleting and adding anchor points
Converting between smooth points and corner points
Working with the Anchor Point tool
8 USING COLOR TO ENHANCE ARTWORK

Starting the lesson
Exploring color modes
Working with color
Applying an existing color
Creating a custom color
Saving a color as a swatch
Creating a copy of a swatch
Editing a global swatch
Editing a nonglobal swatch
Using the Color Picker to create color
Using Illustrator swatch libraries
Adding a spot color
Creating and saving a tint of a color
Converting colors
Copying appearance attributes
Creating a color group
Using the Color Guide panel for creative inspiration
Applying colors from the Color Guide panel
Using Recolor Artwork to edit colors in artwork
Recoloring artwork
Working with Live Paint
Creating a Live Paint group
Painting with the Live Paint Bucket tool
Modifying a Live Paint group

9 ADDING TYPE TO A PROJECT
Starting the lesson
Adding type
Adding text at a point
Adding area type
Converting between area type and point type
Importing a plain-text file
Threading text
Formatting type
Changing font family and font style
Activating Adobe Fonts
Applying fonts to text in Illustrator
Fixing missing fonts Images
Changing font size
Changing text color
Changing additional character formatting
Changing paragraph formatting
Working with glyphs Images
Vertically aligning area type
Using glyph snapping
Resizing and reshaping type objects
Creating columns of text
Reshaping type objects
Sampling text formatting
Creating and applying text styles
Creating and applying a paragraph style
Practicing paragraph styles
Editing a paragraph style
Creating and applying a character style
Editing a character style
Wrapping text
Warping text
Reshaping text with a preset envelope warp
Editing the envelope warp
Working with type on a path
Creating text outlines

10 ORGANIZING YOUR ARTWORK WITH LAYERS
Starting the lesson
Understanding layers
Creating layers and sublayers
Creating new layers
Creating a sublayer
Editing layers and objects
Finding content in the Layers panel
Moving content between layers
Viewing layer content differently
Reordering layers and content
Locking and hiding layers
Duplicating layer content
Pasting layers
Applying appearance attributes to a layer
Creating a clipping mask

11 GRADIENTS, BLENDS, AND PATTERNS
Starting the lesson
Working with gradients
Applying a linear gradient to a fill
Editing a gradient
Saving a gradient as a swatch
Adjusting a linear gradient fill
Applying a linear gradient to a stroke
Editing a gradient on a stroke
Applying a radial gradient to artwork
Editing the colors in the radial gradient
Adjusting the radial gradient
Applying gradients to multiple objects
Adding transparency to gradients
Applying a freeform gradient
Editing a freeform gradient in Points mode
Applying color stops in Lines mode
Working with blended objects
Creating a blend with specified steps
Modifying a blend
Creating and editing a smooth color blend
Creating patterns
Applying an existing pattern
Creating your own pattern
Applying your pattern
Editing your pattern

12 USING BRUSHES TO CREATE AN AD
Starting the lesson
Working with brushes
Using Calligraphic brushes
Applying a Calligraphic brush to artwork
Editing a brush
Drawing with the Paintbrush tool
Editing paths with the Paintbrush tool
Removing a brush stroke
Using Art brushes
Applying an existing Art brush
Creating an Art brush
Editing an Art brush
Using Pattern brushes
Creating a Pattern brush
Applying a Pattern brush
Editing the Pattern brush
Using Bristle brushes
Changing Bristle brush options
Painting with a Bristle brush
Grouping Bristle brush paths
Working with the Blob Brush tool
Drawing with the Blob Brush tool
Editing with the Eraser tool

13 EXPLORING CREATIVE USES OF EFFECTS AND GRAPHIC STYLES
Starting the lesson
Using the Appearance panel
Editing appearance attributes
Adding another fill to content
Adding multiple strokes and fills to text
Reordering appearance attributes
Using live effects
Applying an effect
Editing an effect
Styling text with a Warp effect
Temporarily disabling effects to make edits
Applying other effects
Applying a Photoshop effect
Working with 3D effects Images
Using graphic styles
Applying an existing graphic style
Creating and applying a graphic style
Updating a graphic style
Applying a graphic style to a layer
Scaling strokes and effects

14 CREATING ARTWORK FOR A T-SHIRT
Starting the lesson
Working with symbols
Using default Illustrator symbol libraries
Editing a symbol
Working with dynamic symbols
Creating a symbol
Breaking a link to a symbol
Replacing symbols
Working with Creative Cloud libraries
Adding assets to a Creative Cloud library
Using library assets
Updating a library asset
Working with global editing

15 PLACING AND WORKING WITH IMAGES
Starting the lesson
Combining artwork
Placing image files
Placing an image
Transforming a placed image
Cropping an image
Placing a Photoshop document
Placing multiple images
Masking images
Applying a simple mask to an image
Editing a clipping path (mask)
Masking with a shape
Masking an object with text
Finishing the masked text
Creating an opacity mask
Editing an opacity mask
Working with image links
Finding link information
Embedding and unembedding images
Replacing an image

16 SHARING PROJECTS
Starting the lesson
Packaging a file
Creating a PDF
Creating pixel-perfect drawings
Previewing artwork in Pixel Preview
Aligning new artwork to the pixel grid
Aligning existing artwork to the pixel grid
Exporting artboards and assets
Exporting artboards
Exporting assets
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