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Start Learning Adobe Illustrator!

Learn more at Luminous Works with this 2 Day Introductory course.
Course led by Steve Laskevitch, who has been consistently rated in the Top 6 Highest Worldwide in student evaluations of all Adobe Certified Instructors

Seattle Class: Illustrator CC Essentials

A class at Luminous Works, an Adobe Authorized Training Center in Seattle

meets 9:30am to 4:30pm

choice of starting dates:

Monday, June 15 and 16

Monday, June 22 and 23

Monday, July 27 and 28

$575

Our full calendar of classes: Luminous Works Calendar

To register for this class, see more dates, and learn more about us, visit:
Illustrator CC Essentials class description

This class includes the long-overdue and very welcome features included in the 2014 releases of Illustrator CC. As always, we'll let you know which features are new and what users did without them in older versions.

Used by architects, artists, designers, engineers, and Photoshop divas who need some vector graphics power tools, Illustrator has many parts and many ways of creating. Whether one wants to work in a freeform way or with incredible precision, there are tools and features to please--and we teach them. Learn to utilize Illustrator to design logos, create detailed maps, illustrate products, and much more.

What's Covered (always customized for the students in attendance):

Create both basic and complex shapes
  • create simple, "logo-esque" shapes
  • secrets of the "basic" shape tools
  • know when to edit and when to redraw
  • draw both freeform and mathematically precise shapes
Bend and twist graphics with powerful transformation tools
  • the Scale, Rotate, and Reflect tools
  • Free Transform
  • the Bounding Box
  • point by point editing
  • adjust line weight variably for gorgeous, custom calligraphic effects
Control your illustrations
  • control stacking order of your illustration's parts
  • organize complex illustrations (like maps)
  • learn powerful selecting tools and methods
  • hiding & locking objects
Create and control color swatches
  • the power and pitfalls of Illustrator swatches
  • using color libraries (like Pantone®)
  • the joys of Live Color: recolor whole illustrations elegantly
  • how to share colors between users and applications, including mobile apps
Use Gradients effectively
  • surprising ways to add depth to objects
  • shading and subtlety
Using Type
  • the Adobe type engine
  • font choices
  • controlling typographic features
  • converting type to graphics
  • flowing text along a path
  • flowing text inside a path
  • the perils and joys of getting text from other applications
Adding images from other programs to your illustrations
  • take advantage of Photoshop features in Illustrator
  • linking vs embedding
Tracing scanned images: pros and cons
  • line drawing to vector paths
  • photos to vector forms
  • taming the Image Trace feature
Working intuitively: Live Paint
  • from vector shape quilting to drawing the way you want
  • mind the gap: pitfalls in Live Paint
Transparency
  • transparency risks made clear (puns intended)
  • opacity, blending modes, and output
  • transparency effects
Combining Shapes
  • shape modes
  • using shapes as tools on other shapes
  • join diverse lines into coherent shapes
Basics of Blends
  • morphing of objects
  • using blends to create subtle shading
Graphic Styles
  • saving appearance attributes for later use
  • make major changes globally and efficiently
Saving and Exporting
  • saving for older versions of Illustrator
  • PDF and EPS

Related Classes:

Graphic Design Overview
Illustrator CC Strategies
Creating Skillful Information Graphics Using Illustrator


All classes at Luminous Works include:

  • All class files and other resources to take home!
  • Experienced, highly rated instructors
  • Post-class email support
  • MAC or WINDOWS, your choice!
  • Retaking the course within 12 months if you need too

Plus...our comfortable class room:
Luminous Works in Ballard, Seattle
(360 view deck outside!)


Our Full Line-up

Classes Listed by Category:

Start Here: Required Skill Classes
Web & Mobile Classes
Photography & Video Classes
Design Classes & Other Skills
WordPress Classes
Adobe Premiere Pro Classes
Adobe InDesign Classes
Adobe Photoshop Classes
Adobe Lightroom Classes
Adobe Illustrator Classes
Adobe Dreamweaver Classes
Adobe Acrobat Classes

Classes Listed by Skill Level:

Prerequistes and other Introductory classes


Photography: Digital Camera Skills (four days)

choice of starting dates:

Monday, August 10


Graphic Design Overview (one day)

choice of meeting dates:

Friday, June 26


Desktop Publishing Overview (one-half day)

choice of meeting dates:

Monday, June 8

Monday, July 13

Monday, August 10


HTML and CSS Overview (one day)

choice of meeting dates:

Monday, August 3

Level 1 Classes


Using and Creating Forms in Acrobat (one day)


Creating and Editing PDFs (one day)


Shooting HD Video with your DSLR (one day)

choice of meeting dates:

Wednesday, May 27


Dreamweaver CC Essentials (two days)

choice of starting dates:

Wednesday, June 24


Flash CC Essentials (two days)


Creating Effective HTML Newsletters (one day)

choice of meeting dates:

Friday, June 19


InDesign CC Essentials (two days)

choice of starting dates:

Thursday, June 11

Monday, June 29

Tuesday, July 14

Tuesday, August 18


Illustrator CC Essentials (two days)

choice of starting dates:

Monday, June 15

Monday, June 22

Monday, July 27


Lightroom Photo Workflow (two days)

choice of starting dates:

Monday, June 1


Video Editing with Premiere Pro CC (two days)

choice of starting dates:

Thursday, May 28 (FULL)

Thursday, July 9


Photoshop CC Essentials (two days)

choice of starting dates:

Tuesday, June 9

Tuesday, August 11


WordPress Level 1 (one day)

choice of meeting dates:

Wednesday, July 1

Thursday, August 27


WordPress Plug-Ins (one day)

Intermediate-Level Classes


Interactive PDFs in Acrobat and InDesign (one day)


Dreamweaver CC level 2 (one day)


HTML and CSS Level 2 (one day)

choice of meeting dates:

Tuesday, August 4


InDesign CC Strategies (one day)

choice of meeting dates:

Thursday, May 21

Thursday, August 20


Create Professional Layouts in InDesign (one day)


Illustrator CC Strategies (one day)

choice of meeting dates:

Wednesday, July 29


Creating Skillful Information Graphics Using Illustrator (one day)

choice of meeting dates:

Friday, June 5


Photoshop CC Creative Imagery (one day)

choice of meeting dates:

Wednesday, August 26


Photoshop CC Photo Workflow (one day)

choice of meeting dates:

Tuesday, August 25


WordPress Custom Themes (one day)

choice of meeting dates:

Friday, August 28

Advanced-Intermediate to Advanced Classes


InDesign CC to ePub (one day)















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