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Illustrator CS3: Advanced
Course Code: CT12-671

Manipulating paths
Path commands

Enhancing fills and strokes
Multiple fills and strokes

Transforming shapes
Using transformation tools
Using envelopes
Liquifying shapes
Applying 3D effects

Effects, Filters and graphic styles
Graphic styles
Converting raster images to vector art
Tracing raster images
Using Live Paint

Printing illustrations
Color management
Print specifications
Color separations

Creating Web filters
Export Web graphics

After completing this course, students will know how to:
  • Cut holes in shapes; outline strokes; offset paths; use Pathfinder commands; use the Eraser tool; align and distribute path points; and create clipping and opacity masks.
  • Create multiple fills and strokes by using the Appearance panel; apply color to grayscale images; create a gradient mesh; use Live Color; create and transform patterns; create and use brushes; and manipulate symbols.
  • Transform shapes by using the transformation tools; create and edit envelopes; use the Liquify tools; and create 3D effects.
  • Apply filters to vector and raster images; apply and edit effects; and apply and edit graphic styles.
  • Use Live Trace to convert color raster images and line art to vector artwork; and use Live Paint to add color to vector artwork.
  • Set up color management; change settings for raster effects; minimize printing problems that can arise from gradients and transparency; print a composite proof of an illustration and create a print preset; set up color separations; and generate a PostScript file for a commercial printer.
  • View artwork in Pixel Preview; create and manipulate slices and create hyperlinks; optimize images for the Web; export an illustration as a Web page and preview a Web page in a browser; output content for Flash.
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