Intermediate Level (IL-IT-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: Greater panel and tool control, fine-precision drawing and masking, symbols, effects, filters.
Results: Spot colour poster, map, poster
Ideal for: Basic level users who wish to progress or whose job requires greater competence in the software. Great for anyone serious about graphic design creation.

Recap of basics

Minimum and maximum sizes
Title bar info
Preferences
Colour models
Browsing
Navigation
Preferences
Basic drawing instruction

Paths

Anchor points
Offsets, outlines
Joining and averaging
Duplicating

Shapes

Distortion
Perspective Grid Tool
Pathfinder controls
Alignment and order
Reshaping
Variable Width Tool
Draw Inside feature
Shape Builder Tool
Bristle Brush

Brushes

Painting
Brush options
Calligraphic, art, scatter, pattern
Brush libraries, saving and loading

Symbols

Instances
Symbol tools
Loading and saving libraries

Colour

Gradients: radial and linear, modifying
Patterns: defining
Transforming; storing; loading
Swatches: swatch libraries, unused colours, specials

Smart Transforming

Blending shapes, steps and distance
Manipulation of a blend path
Envelope distort and applications

Graphic Styles

Applying, breaking and loading
Libraries

Filters

RGB v CMYK
Colour adjustment
Photoshop filters

Effects

Raster considerations
Basic 3d objects, effects and limitations
Distort, warp, scribble etc
Appearance

Transparency

Object transparency
Blending modes
Opacity masking
Blend isolation

Workflow

Viewing by outline
Smart Guides
Output
Exporting
Transparency support
Exporting paths
Best formats for inDesign
Import
File formats
PDFs
Printing: considerations
Custom cropping, page tiling and page tool

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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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