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InDesign CS5

5-day Course Topics

Content Summary: The whole shebang.
Results: Illustrations, icons, spot colours, branding, poster and multi-page document with enhanced graph and 3D object.
Ideal for: Anyone who needs to move from the starting blocks to office expert, quickly, and isn't afraid of some intensive learning.

Basics

UPGRADE FEATURES

Preferences
The Illustrator Workspace
About Vector graphics
How to create documents for print or screen
Using Adobe Bridge
Choosing colour settings and ensuring compatibility with Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat
Working with multiple Artboards
Legacy
Using Guides, Grids and other techniques to create accurate artwork.

Creating and editing artwork

Creating basic shapes - rectangles, ellipses,
polygons etc.
Using the Pencil, Brush and Blob Brush; creating new and advanced brushes and sets
The Line Segment tool, advanced, plus hidden tricks
Selection techniques
Duplicating elements
Grouping elements
Changing stacking order
Aligning elements
Working with layers
Fast selection methods
Using the Pen tool to create accurate paths
Appearances panel
Compound paths
Envelope distortion techniques
Working with Beziér curves - understanding the principles, tips and tricks
Transparency effects
Clipping and Transparency Masks
Using Pathfinders for complex compounds
Expanding complex elements and appearances
Transformations - tips and tricks, scaling strokes and effects, creating perspective effects
Using the Perspective Grid tool

Creating graphs

Importing data
Designing graphs
Using pre-defined symbols and graphics
Using symbols
Breaking apart

Object work

Using Process, Spot and Global colours
Specifying Tints
Creating new colours
Working with colour libraries
Sampling colours from existing artwork
Colour schemes with the Colour Guide
Advanced path work
Defining gradients and pattern fills
Complex pattern compounds
Smart Objects
Live paint groups
Live trace
Symbol work
Blending
Effects and appearances
Filters

Path work

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

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
Stacking order
Locking / Unlocking
Creating guides from objects

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

Cropping
Legacy files
With transparency
Export options
Slicing for web
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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