Advanced Level (IL-AD-2D)
2-day "Comprehensive" £450+VAT (*1-day "Crash" £245+VAT)

InDesign CS5

2-day Course Topics (*Crash course contents vary per client)

Content Summary: Streamlined workflow, complex masking and transparency, image-based drawing, design-based graphs, and realistic 3D artwork
Results: Professional-looking vector graphics, slick illustration and a realistic 3D object with rendered label.
Ideal for: Professional designers and digital artists.

Recap of principles

Preferences
Displays and cursors
Measurement units
Tool Palette Overview with options
Navigation
Artboard rulers

Paths

Maximising Pathfinder
Divide objects below
Clean up
Splitting
Editing
Compound path work
Complex patterns and pathfinder techniques

Brushes & Tools

New and advanced brushes
Variable width tool
Shape builder Tool
Stroke features in depth and advanced
Bristle brush
Painting
Applying
Libraries
Options

Colour

Patterns and tiles
Inverting and complementing colours
Swatch libraries
Gradients and meshes
Complex masking
Recolouring artwork
Live paint group
Live trace
Global colour
Colour wheel
Warping meshes
Transparent meshes
Trapping options
Advanced stroke options, effects

Smart Usage

Smart guides
Turning shapes into guides
Envelope distortion
Actions: playing, editing and recording
Symbol expansion and editing

Special Effects

3D Extrude
3D Rotate
Mapping images to 3D shapes
Animated gifs from 3D shapes
Lighting and rendering
Bevels, importing bevels
Graphic styles and libraries
Masking – complex
Live text masking

Images

Using a clipping path on an image
Sampling from an image
Colour adjustment
Draw inside function

Graphs

Entering and controlling graph data
Map conversion
Importing Excel data
Editing and applying 3d effects
Applying pictographic effects

Transparency

Object transparency
Blending modes
Opacity masking
Blend isolation
Transparency Flattener
Complex masking

Output

Legacy files
With transparency
Export options
Exporting paths
Smart Object integration
Best formats for inDesign Import
File formats (and transparency support)
PDFs
Printing: considerations
Colour separations
Page Tiling
Custom start-up file
Templates

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NEW VERSION: CC 2015
Released: Summer 2015

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ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC 2015
– STREAMLINED UPGRADE!

Illustrator CS5

New Features Summary:

  • Steamlined User Interface
  • More flexible and interactive panel interface
  • Stroke gradients
  • Improved blur filters
  • More powerful control panel
  • Dockable tool variants
  • Transformation enhancements
  • Colour pael enhancements
  • Type panel enhancements

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"Very good. Traci broke it down into easy sections and by allowing us to use the software ourselves helped with the learning process."

John McAllister
ILLUSTRATOR:
Intermediate, Crash Course,
1 day


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