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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Advanced Course Outline

 (2 days)
Version CS6

** This class is taught on PC running Windows **

Illustrator CS6: Advanced, ACE Edition, is part of a two-course ILT series, which is designed to help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam for Illustrator CS6. In this course, students will learn more advanced techniques for working with paths, masks, fills, and strokes. Students will also learn how to use transformation tools, envelopes, filters, effects, and graphic styles. In addition, students will learn how to convert raster images to vector art and how to manage color settings, color separations, and print specifications. Finally, students will learn how to work with slices and how to optimize and export images for the Web.

Two Days

Course Outline

Unit 1: Customizing the Workspace
Topic A: Using workspaces
Topic B: Using multiple artboards

Unit 2: Using symbols
Topic A: Understanding pixel-aligned paths
Topic B: Working with Symbols
Topic C: Symbolism tools and sets

Unit 3: Creating Web graphics
Topic A: Pixel perfect
Topic B: Utilizing slices and image maps
Topic C: Utilizing SVG
Topic D: Creating animations

Unit 4: Using Color tools
Topic A: Color Groups
Topic B: The Kuler panel
Topic C: Pantone Plus libraries
Topic D: Color adjustments

Unit 5: Painting tools
Topic A: Creating and using brushes
Topic B: Creating and using patterns
Topic C: Transparency and blending modes
Topic D: Creating and using meshes

Unit 6: Working with Images
Topic A: Using Image Trace
Topic B: Perspective drawing

Unit 7: Type styles & effects
Topic A: Creating type on a path
Topic B: Scaling and rotating type
Topic C: Working with fonts

Unit 8: Creating special effects
Topic A: Working with effects
Topic B: Exploring Stylize effects
Topic C: Creating and applying graphic styles

Unit 9: Printing
Topic A: Setting up documents for printing
Topic B: Preparing artwork for printing
Topic C: Printing transparent artwork
Topic D: Overprinting, trapping, and presets

Appendix A: ACE exam objectives map
Topic A: Comprehensive exam objectives
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