Overview

Work with precision, speed, and rock-solid stability on large, complex files—powered by the new Adobe Mercury Performance System. A modern interface streamlines daily tasks while you take advantage of new pattern tools, image tracing, and gradients on strokes. Spend less time waiting, more time creating.


Duration

2 days

Outline

Working with Transparency
■ Opacity & Blending Modes ■ Feathers, Drop-Shadows & Glows ■ Opacity Masks ■ Isolate Blending & Knockout Groups ■ Flattening Preview Panel ■ Assigning, Exporting & Importing Flattening Settings

Working with Graphs
■ Graph Types ■ Importing external Data ■ Editing Graphs

Appearance Attributes, Graphic Styles, Filters & Effects
■ Using, Adding & reordering Appearance Attributes ■ Using & Editing Live Effects ■ Creating, Saving & Previewing Graphic Styles ■ Applying Graphic Styles & Appearance Attributes to Layers ■ Warp Effects ■ Specifying Resolution of Filters & Effects (Print vs web) ■ Raster Effects Settings

Live Trace & Live Paint
■ Using Live Trace & Live Paint ■ Applying Live Paint ■ Editing Live Paint Regions ■ Gap Detection

Live Colour, Recolour Artwork
■ Live Colour Dialog Box ■ Creating & Editing Colour Groups ■ Assigning Colours to artwork using Live Colour ■ Reducing Colours in artwork for Repro

Working with Meshes
■ Create & Apply Mesh ■ Editing Meshes ■ Warping Mesh ■ Adding Transparency to Mesh Object

Working with Brushes
■ Working with the Pattern Brush

Perspective Drawing
■ De ning Vanishing Points ■ Controlling Perspective-defining parameters ■ Creating Objects directly in perspective ■ Bringing existing objects into perspective ■ Transforming objects in perspective (move & scale objects)

3D Effects
■ Revolving Effect ■ Rotate Effect ■ Extrude & Bevel ■ Mapping Images ■ Adjusting Lighting & Offset ■ Adjusting & Editing Final 3D object

Colour Management
■ Colour Models & Gamuts ■ Setting up Colour Management ■ Assigning Profiles

Printing & Colour Separations
■ Soft Proofs ■ Colour Separations & Separations Preview ■ Converting to RGB, CMYK, Greyscale ■ Adding Crop Marks ■ Saturate & Adjsut colours ■ Editing & Separate Spot Colours ■ Traps & Overprinting

Web & Flash
■ Creating & selecting Slices ■ Linking Slices to URL ■ Save as HTML ■ Save for Web & Devices ■ SVG & SVG-t graphics & interactivity ■ Exporting for Flash (animations, swf & symbols)

Working with Video
■ Action Safe /Title Safe ■ Video Export formats ■ Animating Layers to Frames

*Please note that we offer free electronic support to clients on content covered on our courses.