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Adobe Illustrator Classes

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard for creating artwork for print, multimedia, and the Web. Learn to effectively use this drawing tool by attending a hands-on class at the Computer Education & Training Center at UMSL.

Introduction to Computer Graphics Using Illustrator

(Prerequisite: Experience with Windows or Mac OS S.) Learn the capabilities of Illustrator as you create your own artwork. Topics include using tools and menus and creating special typographical effects. Learn how to scale, stretch, and rotate type and objects. Other topics include grouping, locking, layering, creating Bezier paths, using the transformation tools, and working with Live Paint and Live Trace. [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
G7912 Mon., June 12West CountyGeoff Fry
E8034 Thurs., Aug. 3West CountyGeoff Fry

Intermediate Applications of Illustrator

(Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Graphics Using Illustrator or equivalent experience.) This course concentrates on more advanced drawing techniques, such as developing a precise way to draw by identifying and altering path points and working with Bezier curves. Learn to blend shapes and paths, create and apply patterns, and make object masks. Topics include importing images and using the image filters to enhance bitmap images. Additional topics include creating and importing custom colors, making compound paths, and applying special type effects. [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
G7749 Fri., May 5West CountyDick Koerper
G7913 Tues., June 13West CountyGeoff Fry
E8035 Tues., Aug. 8West CountyDick Koerper

Advanced Applications of Illustrator

(Prerequisite: Intermediate Applications of Illustrator or equivalent experience. You should be familiar with all the drawing and transformation tools, as well as layering, masking, and compound paths.) This course presents advanced techniques using Illustrator, as you plan, design, and execute one project throughout the day. Topics include making curved gradations of color, masking type with a Photoshop file, creating interlocked stroked objects, and creating faded lines. Other topics include constructing grids, 3-D objects, and transparent shadows. Learn to use filters and brushes on paths and shapes, import Photoshop layer comps, and optimize graphics for the Web. [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
G7750 Fri., May 12West CountyDick Koerper
G7914 Wed., June 14West CountyGeoff Fry
E8036 Thurs., Aug. 17West CountyDick Koerper

If you would like to register for a course, call (314) 984-9000 or register online.

To better understand digital imaging, take a class in Photoshop, the industry standard for editing and enhancing photos.