Adobe Illustrator CS4

This is an Adobe Illustrator CS4 Course designed to get you up to speed with Professional Vector Art Creation, Editing, and Compositing. If you are creating Motion Graphics, Web Development, or Flash animations Adobe Illustrator CS4 is an excellent tool to move your workflow to a more productive and professional level.

We can also configure custom training options upon request.

Basic Class Info

Who Should Attend

Those doing any type of graphic design or desktop layout. Graphic designers can also upgrade their skills and careers with Adobe Illustrator CS4 skills.

If you are creating Motion Graphics, Web Development, or Flash animations Adobe Illustrator CS4 is an excellent tool to move your workflow to a more productive and professional level.


Prerequisites

You should be familiar with either the Windows or Macintosh operating systems.


Workflows Benefiting from Adobe Illustrator CS4

Prepress Workflows

Graphic Design Studios

Web Developers & Content creators

Flash Developers

Video Post Production & Film Makers

Corporate Video Developers

Cross–Media Publishers


Basic Pricing & Training Options

Pricing & Training Overview

KLH Basic Consulting & Training Rates

Feel free to click on any of the links below to get a general idea of our basic rates. We feel you will find them quite reasonable and competitive with the “traditional one shoe fits all” options available elsewhere.

Drop us a line and let us know what your specific workflow needs are and we will be glad to send you personal quote. We will also target any quotes to your needs and will work with you to stay within budget restraints and still deliver the best training possible.

We can also help you develop your workflow via consulting and onsite outsourcing.

FrameMaker structured workflows are especially welcome here at KLH.

Phone: 508.362.8206

Email: mab@klhpublishing.com

Online Form: Click Here Now

vText Link: Click Here Now use 508.362.8206 or 508.364.5750

Some pricing options require that travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


OnSite Training

Onsite Training

If you send 12 people to a traditional classroom setting you’ll end up paying around $8,000+. This doesn’t include the costs of travel & lodging. Trying to coordinate schedules and down time are also hidden budget killers.

Bring KLH onsite for a set training fee that uses a custom course outline that targets your specific workflow. No per person limits or add on fees. You also get the advantage of onsite consulting since we can get a look at the real workflow in an up close and real world situation.

In-house Rates

$1,500 One Day

$2,500 Two Days

$3,000 Three Days

$4,800 Full Week

Travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


ClassRoom Training

Classroom Training

Classroom training is possible via our training partners in most major US Cities. It is useful when Onsite training is not possible or when combining several students with other clients can help keep budgets within reason.

Most classes run 3 days or can be configured to cover specific topics within your workflow.

ClassRoom Rates per Student

One to Three Students $1,200

Four to Five Students $1,000

Five to Eight Students $850

Eight Students plus $750

Costs are based upon a per student fee.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


OnLine Training

Online Training

Online training has the advantage of training employees at one time who are located in different locations.

It also has the advantage of eliminating travel and lodging costs from the training budget.

It will require a reliable connection to the Internet for those involved.

Online classes can be configured to cover specific topics within your workflow as well as provide traditional training to participants in remote locations at the same time.

Timeframes possible can be from a few hours to several days.

OnLine per Day Rates per Student

One to Three Students $450

Three to Five Students $325

Five to Eight Students $275

Eight Students plus $225

Costs can be based upon a per student fee or a flat fee for seminars.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote


Private Training

Private Training

Most people will agree that private training is the best option for intensive learning. It is a great option for career changers or those who work within an intensive workflow.

All attention is on you and discounts for software packages such as any of the Adobe Suites can make it actually more cost effective than the traditional training offered anywhere else. Contact us now for a great deal.

Training can be done OnSite, OnLine, or at a designated location.

Private training runs 2 to 5 days depending on the workflow and needs of the client.

Private Rates per class

One to Three Days $1,650

Four to Five Days $2,400

Two Weeks $3,850

Costs are based upon a per student fee.

Rates can be discounted for software packages such as the any of the Adobe Software Suites.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


KLH Job Contracting & Outsourcing Services

KLH Basic Consulting & Training Rates

Feel free to rollover any of the links above to get a general idea of our basic rates. We feel you will find them quite reasonable and competitive with the “traditional one shoe fits all” options available elsewhere

Drop us a line and let us know what your specific workflow needs are and we will be glad to send you personal quote. We will also target any quotes to your needs and will work with you to stay within budget restraints and still deliver the best training possible.

We can also help you develop your workflow via consulting and onsite outsourcing.

FrameMaker structured workflows are especially welcome here at KLH.

Phone: 508.362.8206

Email: mab@klhpublishing.com

Online Form: Click Here Now

vText Link: Click Here Now use 508.362.8206 or 508.364.5750

Some pricing options require that travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


Class & Topics Outlines

Topics Outline

Illustrator CS4 Topics Outline
Workspace basics
Tools
Files and templates
Using multiple artboards
Viewing artwork
Rulers, grids, guides, and crop marks
Setting preferences
Recovery, undo, and automation
Drawing basics
Drawing simple lines and shapes
Drawing with the Pencil tool
Drawing with the Pen tool
Editing paths
Tracing artwork
Symbols
Symbolism tools and symbol sets
Color
Selecting colors
Using and creating swatches
Working with color groups (harmonies)
Kuler panel
Adjusting colors
Color management
Color-managing imported images
Color-managing documents for online viewing
Proofing colors
Color-managing documents when printing
Working with color profiles
Color settings
Painting with fills and strokes
Live Paint groups
Brushes
Transparency and blending modes
Gradients, Meshes, Patterns
Selecting and arranging objects
Grouping and expanding objects
Moving, aligning, and distributing objects
Rotating and reflecting objects
Using layers
Locking, hiding, and deleting objects
Stacking objects
Duplicating objects
Reshaping objects
Transforming objects
Scaling, shearing, and distorting objects
Reshape using envelopes
Combining objects
Cutting and dividing objects
Clipping masks
Blending objects
Reshaping objects with effects
Creating 3D objects

Importing, exporting, and saving
Saving artwork
Exporting artwork
Creating Adobe PDF files
File information and metadata
Type
Importing text
Creating point and area type
Creating type on a path
Scaling and rotating type
Spelling and language dictionaries
Working with Fonts
Formatting type
Line and character spacing
Special characters
Formatting paragraphs
Hyphenation and line breaks
Tabs
Character and paragraph styles
Exporting text
Working with Legacy Text
Creating special effects
Appearance attributes
Working with effects
Drop shadows, glows, and feathering
Graphic styles
Web graphics
Web Graphics Formats
Slices and image maps
SVG
Creating animations
Optimizing images
Web graphics optimization options
Output settings for web graphics
Printing
Setting up documents for printing
Printing color separations
Printer’s marks and bleed
PostScript printing
Printing with color management
Printing gradients, meshes, and color blends
Printing and saving transparent artwork
Overprinting
Trapping
Print presets
Automating tasks
Actions
Scripts
Data-driven graphics
Graphs
Creating graphs
Formatting graphs
Adding pictures and symbols to graphs
Customizing keyboard shortcuts

Class Outline

Working with Documents
Exploring the Welcome Screen
Creating New Documents
Using Multiple Artboards
Viewing Documents
Working with Templates
Creating Meaningful Metadata
Selecting and Editing Artwork
Selecting Objects
Making Transformations
Exploring the Pathfinder Panel
Aligning Objects
Distributing Objects
Working with Tools of Mass Distortion
Creating Transitions with Blends
Technical Drawing
Drawing Primitive Vector Shapes
Drawing and Editing Free-Form Vectors
Creating Compound Paths
Performing Advanced Path Editing
Creative Drawing
Drawing with Live Paint
Drawing with the Pencil Tool
Unleashing the Power of Brushes
Drawing and Erasing with Ease
Using Gradient Mesh
Adding Pizzazz with the Flare Tool
Organizing Your Drawing
Understanding Appearances
Enhancing Appearances with Live Effects
Working with Groups
Using Isolation Mode
Working with Layers
Putting It All Together
Coloring Artwork
Creating and Using Color in Illustrator
Adding Color with Fills and Strokes
Getting Inspired with Color
Modifying Color
Viewing Color on the Screen
Working with Live Effects
Combining Features and Effects
Deconstructing the Effect Menu
Convert to Shape: Changing for the Better
Crop Marks: Cut Here, Please
Distort & Transform Techniques
Paths: Drawing Outside the Lines
Pathfinder: Creating Complex Shapes
Creating Vectors That Act Like Pixels
Stylize: Now You’re Stylin’!
SVG Filters: Applying Technical Effects
Warp: Choosing Your Distortion
Applying Photoshop Effects
Working with Typography
Working with Text Objects
Getting Global Text Support with Unicode
Understanding the Way of the Font
Character and Paragraph Options
Defining Text Styles
Working with Area Type

Putting Type on a Path
Wrapping Text Around Objects
Editing Text
Working with Legacy Text
Drawing with Efficiency
Saving Space and Time with Symbols
Looking Behind the Mask
Using Graphic Styles
Using Automation with Illustrator
Using Automation
Drawing with Data
Exploring the Anatomy of a Graph
Creating a Graph in Illustrator
Customizing Graphs
Raising the Bar with Graphs
Combining Multiple Graph Types
Exploring the World of 3D
3D in Illustrator
Looking Inside the 3D Effect
Working with Images
Placing Raster-Based Files
Managing Placed Images
Using Live Trace
Alternative to Trace: Object Mosaic
Turning Vectors into Rasters
Working with Adobe Photoshop
Web and Mobile Design
Two Approaches to Web Design
Maximizing Image Quality on the Web
Creating Perfect Web Graphics
Slicing Up the Web
Save for Web & Devices
Adding Interactivity
Creating Animations
Designing Specifically for Flash
Exporting Vector-Based Images
Using Adobe Device Central
Future Web Workflows
Saving and Exporting Files
Saving Files from Illustrator
Exporting Files from Illustrator
Choosing File Formats Based on Workflow
Prepress and Printing
Printing from Adobe Illustrator CS4
Learning the Truth About Transparency
Understanding Overprints
Application Preferences
The General Panel
The Selection & Anchor Display Panel
The Type Panel
The Units & Display Performance Panel
The Guides & Grid Panel
The Smart Guides Panel
The Slices Panel
The Hyphenation Panel
The Plug-ins & Scratch Disks Panel
The User Interface Panel
The File Handling & Clipboard Panel
The Appearance of Black Panel