Designing Infographics for Businesses

Designing Infographics for Businesses

Duration: 16 hours

Teaching Methodolody: Hands on

OVERVIEW

In this course, participants learn how to use Adobe Illustartor to turn data into high quality graphics. They will learn to create various visual communications, visual marketing material, and presentations.

AUDIENCE

Graphic designers and anyone who is interested in creating data visualization.

PREREQUISITES

Adobe Illustrator – Essentials course.

Infographics 1
Infographics 2
Infographics 3
Infographics 4

COURSE CONTENTS

01 - ADVANCED SELECTION TECHNIQUES

  • Selecting with the Lasso Tool
  • Selecting with the Magic Wand Tool
  • Selecting Based on Attributes
  • Saving & Retrieving Selections

02 - ADVANCED PATH EDITING

  • Working with Compound Paths
  • Editing Compound Paths
  • Fixing Problems with Compound Paths
  • Expanding on Compound Paths
  • Converting Paths to Filled Objects
  • Working with Filled Objects
  • Using the Offset Path Command
  • Dividing Objects

03 - BLENDS & CLIPPING MASKS

  • Creating Blends between Two Shapes
  • Altering Customized Gradients
  • Using the Pen Tool with Blends
  • Creating 3D Effects Using Blends
  • Converting Blends to Vector Objects
  • Working with Clipping Masks
  • Applying Clipping Masks & Blends

04 - GRADIENTS & GRADIENT MESHES

  • Applying a Gradient
  • Adjusting Gradients
  • Using the Gradient Tool
  • Using Gradients on Text
  • Using Gradients on Strokes
  • Creating 3D Effects with Gradients
  • Using a Gradient Mesh
  • Expanding on the Gradient Mesh
  • Modifying Mesh Points
  • Blending Objects into a Mesh

05 - ARTISTIC EFFECTS & THE BRUSH TOOL

  • Introducing the Brush Tool
  • Using the Brush Tool to Trace a Sketch
  • Apply Strokes to Vectors & Calligraphic Brush Options
  • Experimenting with Artistic Brushes
  • Stroke Options & Art Brush Options
  • Making a Custom Art Brush
  • Editing the Color of an Art Brush
  • Working with Scatter Brushes
  • Working with Pattern Brushes

06 - WORKING WITH TRANSPARENCY

  • Applying Transparency & Blending Modes to Objects
  • Isolating the Stroke & Fill
  • Manipulating the Stroke & Fill
  • Working with Knockout Groups
  • Filling an Opacity Mask with an Image
  • Filling an Opacity Mask with a Gradient
  • Using Text in an Opacity Mask
  • Creative Tips for Using Opacity Masks
  • Printing Objects with Transparency

07 - USING DYNAMIC TYPE TREATMENTS

  • Using Dynamic Effects
  • Manipulating Live Effects
  • Applying Effects to Text
  • Creating Geometric Shapes
  • Applying Graphic Styles
  • Applying Effects to an Entire Layer
  • Applying Warp Effects
  • Modifying Warp Effects
  • Applying Graphic Styles to Text
  • Creating Graphic Styles
  • Creating Comic Book Bubbles

08 - WORKING WITH LIVE PAINT

  • Creating a Live Paint Group
  • Adding Additional Fills & Strokes
  • Adding New Paths to a Live Paint Group
  • Select an Entire Object or Isolate a Selected Group
  • Using the Live Paint Selection Tool
  • Applying Effects to Live Paint Objects
  • Integrating Live Trace & Detecting Gaps
  • Using Live Paint to Color an Illustration
  • Sample Color & Expand a Live Paint Group

09 - USING 3D EFFECTS

  • Introducing 3D Effects
  • Creating an Embossed Effect Using Gradients
  • Explaining the 3D Extrude & Bevel Options
  • Using the 3D Extrude & Bevel Effect
  • Setting 3D Lighting Options
  • Creating Complex 3D Shapes
  • Adding 3D Effects to Text
  • Mapping Artwork to a 3D Object
  • Applying the 3D Revolve Effect
  • Applying the 3D Rotate Effect

10 - CREATING GRAPHS

  • Creating a Basic Graph
  • Adding Basic Formatting
  • Formatting & Adding New Text to a Graph
  • Importing Data into a Graph
  • Create Graph Designs for a Stacked Column Graph
  • Mapping the Graphics to Columns

11 - WORKING WITH TEMPLATES

  • Template Project Overview
  • Setting Text Wrap
  • Organizing Layers
  • Creating & Using Paragraph Styles
  • Saving as a Template
  • Creating New Files from Templates
  • Editing Illustrator Templates
  • Exploring Illustrator's Standard Templates

12 - PRINTING & EXPORTING

  • Preparing Illustrator Files for Print
  • Setting Page Tiling & Crop Area
  • Looking at the Printing Options
  • Exploring Printing Categories
  • Looking at the Saving Options
  • Exporting Artwork
  • Using a Smart Art Object

13 - CREATING INFOGRAPHICS FOR BUSINESSES

  • Designing a Flyer
  • Creating Various Infographic Elements