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Adobe Illustrator training

The following Illustrator seminars are tried, tested and ready to present for your company. But any seminar can be customized to your specific needs…just ask! Download a pdf training seminar catalog to see all the courses I've developed.

Illustrator CS4 upgrade & advanced techniques

This seminar is an opportunity to quickly learn all the new and revised features of Illustrator CS4, in one two-hour seminar. Several little-known, advanced techniques from previous versions of Illustrator will also be demonstrated.

Understanding Live Color in Adobe Illustrator

The powerful Live Color feature in Adobe Illustrator does some amazing things, but most people don’t understand this innovative feature. Learn how to harness the power of Live Color to quickly generate new color schemes, explore color variations, quickly change all the colors in a complex illustration, or map process color artwork to spot color quickly and easily.

Illustrator Production Tips & Tricks

Illustrator is a vast program, used by many different types of people for many types of tasks. This session will focus on the types of tasks that would most commonly be asked of someone quickly creating and modifying artwork for use in newspaper advertising. Learn how to:

  • Globally change the colors in artwork using the new Live Color features of Illustrator CS3
  • Quickly build logos and complex artwork from relatively simple shapes using the Pathfinder features
  • Copy and paste artwork from Illustrator to InDesign and when you would want to do this
  • Create and edit fill patterns, blends and gradients
  • Use valuable keyboard shortcuts, and much more!

Creative Realism with Adobe Illustrator

This seminar will explore advanced creative techniques using the latest version of Illustrator. Artists tend to struggle creating organic, random, natural effects in Illustrator. The goal is to enable participants to overcome the clean, technical, sterile illustration style which Illustrator usually dictates, and use some advanced features to soften, randomize, and add a “human” or “organic” edge to their drawings. Topics include: Creating and applying fill patterns, simulating transparency, achieving lifelike shading, random transformations, granular hatch effects, and natural brushes.