After completing this course, you will know how to:
• Manage multiple windows and change the User Interface. Create a customized workspace that includes panels, bars and tools. Manage multiple artboards.
• Use anti-aliasing features to view and align graphics to a pixel path. Save graphics as symbols to use multiple times in a document. Use symbol libraries and tools to apply and manipulate groups of symbols.
• Create web graphics utilizing the pixel grid, slicing and image maps, and SVG and SWF vector file formats. Perform file optimization to balances size and image integrity.
• Use the Color Guide to create color groups using harmony rules, and the Kuler panel to add swatches. Use the updated Pantone color matching system to correct and alter colors.
• Create and apply painting techniques including brushes, strokes, pattern fills, transparency, blends masks and gradient meshes.
• Use Image Trace and the options on the Image Trace panel to trace raster images into vector graphics. Use the perspective grid to create multidimensional illustrations.
• Create type that follows the flow of a path, and move, flip and adjust its spacing. Rotate type and adjust its vertical and horizontal scaling. Use font types, find and replace fonts, and work with missing fonts within a document.
• Create and apply special effects that change the way an object looks without altering its original structure. Create graphic styles and save styles as a library file.
• Use the Print settings to manage multipage documents, color separations, printer’s marks and bleeds, gradients and meshes, and overprinting and trapping.