Illustrator Level 2

Length: 1 day

Prerequisites: Before taking this course, you should complete the Adobe Illustrator CS4: Level 1 Element K course, or have equivalent knowledge.

Performance-Based Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• create complex illustrations.
• enhance complex illustrations.
• create a vector version of a raster graphic.
• create special effects.
• work with graphs.
• work with variables.
• prepare documents for composite and commercial printing.
• export graphics for the web and mobile devices.

Course Content
Lesson 1: Creating Complex Illustrations
Topic 1A: Create a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes
Topic 1B: Create Compound Paths
Topic 1C: Offset Paths
Topic 1D: Erase Shapes

Lesson 2: Enhancing Complex Illustrations
Topic 2A: Create Symbols
Topic 2B: Organize Objects with Layers
Topic 2C: Create a Pattern Swatch
Topic 2D: Create a Mesh
Topic 2E: Create Custom Brushes
Topic 2F: Apply Color Using Live Paint
Topic 2G: Recolor Artwork

Lesson 3: Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic
Topic 3A: Trace Artwork Automatically
Topic 3B: Adjust the Results of Tracing
Topic 3C: Create a Custom Preset
Topic 3D: Convert a Traced Object to Paths

Lesson 4: Creating Special Effects
Topic 4A: Apply Effects
Topic 4B: Create Masks
Topic 4C: Simplify Paths
Topic 4D: Create Blends
Topic 4E: Share Graphic Styles
Topic 4F: Create 3-D Effects

Lesson 5: Working with Graphs
Topic 5A: Create a Graph
Topic 5B: Format a Graph

Lesson 6: Working with Variables
Topic 6A: Create Variables
Topic 6B: Create Data Sets

Lesson 7: Outputting Documents
Topic 7A: Create an Artboard
Topic 7B: Set Up Color Management
Topic 7C: Preview an Overprint
Topic 7D: Apply Spot Colors
Topic 7E: Print a Composite Proof
Topic 7F: Create Color Separations
Topic 7G: Create an Adobe PDF File

Lesson 8: Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile Devices
Topic 8A: Convert Colors to Web-Safe Colors
Topic 8B: Work with Actions
Topic 8C: Export a File as an SWF File
Topic 8D: Create Slices
Topic 8E: Add Interactivity to an SVG File
Topic 8F: Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices