Adobe Illustrator CS6: Part 2

You have created simple artwork using the basic drawing and painting tools available in Illustrator. You now want to create complex artwork using advanced tools, options, and effects. In addition, you want to ensure that your artwork is ready for commercial printing and also save it for the Web. In this course, you will draw complex illustrations, and enhance them using various painting options. You will also use her techniques using painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web.

This course also is designed to cover the Illustrator CS6 Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certification exam objectives.

This course is the second part of a two-course series that covers the skills needed to gain a foundational understanding of Illustrator.
Adobe Illustrator CS6: Part 1
Adobe Illustrator CS6: Part 2 (this course)

Completion of this course will earn 0.575 CEUs.


Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe® Illustrator® CS6 to create complex illustrations, format illustrations and type, and prepare documents for print and web.
You will:
– Customize the Illustrator interface
– Draw complex illustrations
– Enhance artwork using painting tools
– Customize colors and swatches
– Format type
– Enhance the appearance of artwork
– Prepare a document for print output
– Prepare graphics for the web

Target Student:

This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people taking on design responsibilities who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.


To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with basic computer functions such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with Windows. You should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files.

Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths is highly recommended.

You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

Introduction to Personal Computers Using Windows® 7
Adobe® Illustrator® CS6: Part 1


  • Lesson 1: Customizing the Illustrator Interface

    • Topic A: Set User Interface Preferences
    • Topic B: Work with the Grid and Guides
    • Topic C: Manage Workspaces
  • Lesson 2: Drawing Complex Illustrations

    • Topic A: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
    • Topic B: Work with Layers
    • Topic C: Create a Perspective Drawing
    • Topic D: Trace Artwork
  • Lesson 3: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools

    • Topic A: Paint Objects with Fills, Strokes, and Gradients
    • Topic B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
    • Topic C: Paint with Custom Brushes
    • Topic D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes
    • Topic E: Apply Meshes to Objects
    • Topic F: Apply Patterns
  • Lesson 4: Customizing Colors and Swatches

    • Topic A: Manage Colors
    • Topic B: Customize Swatches
    • Topic C: Manage Color Groups
    • Topic D: Access Pantone Plus Color Libraries
  • Lesson 5: Formatting Type

    • Topic A: Set Character Formats
    • Topic B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
    • Topic C: Adjust Hyphenation
  • Lesson 6: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork

    • Topic A: Apply Effects to an Object
    • Topic B: Create Graphic Styles
    • Topic C: Apply a Blend to an Object
    • Topic D: Apply a Mask to an Object
    • Topic E: Create Symbols
    • Topic F: Work with Symbol Sets and Symbolism Tools
  • Lesson 7: Preparing a Document for Print Output

    • Topic A: Set Up Artwork for Printing
    • Topic B: Prepare Transparent Artwork for Printing
    • Topic C: Manage Colors in Printing
  • Lesson 8: Preparing Graphics for the Web

    • Topic A: Create Slices and Image Maps
    • Topic B: Save Artwork in the SVG Format
    • Topic C: Save Graphics for the Web

Course Schedule

12/16/21 December 16, 2021
9:00 am
4:30 pm
12/20/21 December 20, 2021
9:00 am
4:30 pm
12/22/21 December 22, 2021
9:00 am
4:30 pm
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**Indicates a course that is only a half day.