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Number of Classes: (2 months – 30 Hours)

Contents of Training:

What’s New

  • What’s new in CS6
  • Improved User Interface
  • Using Image Trace | CS6
  • What’s new in CS6

Getting Started tutorials

  • Clipping masks
  • Drawing pixel-aligned paths for web workflows
  • Editing paths
  • Painting with fills and strokes

Workspace

  • Workspace basics
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Tools
  • Tool galleries
  • Improved User Interface
  • Slicing and cutting tool gallery
  • Art board overview
  • Files and templates
  • Recovery, undo, and automation
  • Rulers, grids, guides, and crop marks
  • Setting preferences
  • Using multiple art boards
  • Viewing artwork
  • Working with Connect Now

Drawing

  • Drawing basics
  • Drawing simple lines and shapes
  • Drawing pixel-aligned paths for web workflows
  • Drawing with the Pen, Pencil, or Flare tool
  • Editing paths
  • Adjust path segments
  • Using Live Trace | CS5 and earlier
  • Using Image Trace | CS6
  • About Perspective Grid
  • Perspective drawing
  • Symbolism tools and symbol sets
  • Symbols

Color

  • About color
  • Selecting colors
  • Using and creating swatches
  • Color groups (harmonies)
  • Create color themes
  • Adjusting colors

Painting

  • About painting
  • Painting with fills and strokes
  • Live Paint groups
  • Brushes
  • Transparency and blending modes
  • Gradients
  • Gradient panel and Gradient tool overview
  • Apply or edit a gradient
  • Stroke an object
  • Meshes
  • Patterns

Selecting and arranging objects

  • Selecting objects
  • Grouping and expanding objects
  • Moving, aligning, and distributing objects
  • Rotating and reflecting objects
  • Layers
  • Locking, hiding, and deleting objects
  • Duplicating objects
  • Stacking objects

Reshaping objects

  • Transforming objects
  • Scaling, shearing, and distorting objects
  • Reshape using envelopes
  • Combining objects
  • Cutting and dividing objects
  • Clipping masks
  • Creating shapes using Shape Builder Tool | CS6
  • Blending objects
  • Building new shapes using the Shape Builder tool
  • Creating 3D objects
  • Reshaping objects with effects

Importing, exporting, and saving

  • Adobe PDF options
  • Creating Adobe PDF files
  • Exporting artwork
  • File information and metadata
  • Importing Adobe PDF files
  • Importing EPS, DCS, and AutoCAD files
  • Importing artwork files
  • Importing artwork from Photoshop
  • Importing bitmap images
  • Saving artwork

Type

  • Importing and exporting text
  • Creating text
  • Creating type on a path
  • Scaling and rotating type
  • Spelling and language dictionaries
  • Fonts
  • Arabic and Hebrew type
  • Character and paragraph styles
  • Creating composite fonts
  • Formatting Asian characters
  • Formatting paragraphs
  • Formatting type
  • Hyphenation and line breaks
  • Line and character spacing
  • Special characters
  • Tabs
  • Text and type

Creating special effects

  • Appearance attributes
  • Working with effects
  • Summary of effects
  • Create a drop shadow
  • Drop shadows, glows, and feathering
  • Creating sketches and mosaics
  • Graphic styles

Web graphics

  • Best practices for creating web graphics
  • Slices and image maps
  • SVG
  • Creating animations

Working with FXG

  • FXG format

Printing

  • Setting up documents for printing
  • Change the page size and orientation
  • Printing color separations
  • Printer’s marks and bleeds
  • PostScript printing
  • Printing with color management
  • Specify crop marks for trimming or aligning
  • Overprinting
  • Print presets
  • Printing
  • Printing and saving transparent artwork
  • Printing gradients, meshes, and color blends
  • Trapping

Automating tasks

  • Automation with actions
  • Automation with scripts
  • Data-driven graphics through templates and variables

Graphs

  • Graphs

Keyboard shortcuts

  • Customizing keyboard shortcuts
  • Default keyboard shortcuts