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Production & Packaging 1 Day | 7 hours | $499 PLUS TAX

This course is designed for advanced users who wish to use Illustrator for prepress and/or packaging production. The course material is customized to suit the needs of each person taking the class. Prerequisite: Illustrator 101 or equivalent experience. 

Introduction

  • » round table
  • » sample files

Printing considerations

  • » spot colours
  • » varnish or uv plates
  • » overprint & knock out
  • » bleed and trim sizes
  • » crop marks + dielines
  • » registration colour
  • » colour separations
  • » when to outline fonts

Production basics

  • » embedding vs linking images
  • » press quality PDFs
  • » production colour modes

Advanced art

  • » logo production
  • » graphics for production + packaging
  • » using layers effectively
  • » converting raster to vector art
  • » gradient mesh
  • » gradients that follow a shape

Advanced path techniques

  • » offset path
  • » outline path
  • » pathfinder functions on steroids

Professional packaging

  • » creating a dieline
  • » adding fold lines
  • » using the right colours
  • » creating the right nutrition table
  • » creating bar codes

Styles + symbols

  • » speeding up the process
  • » reducing file size
  • » making changes easy

Creating realistic comps

  • » the perspective tool
  • » the appearance panel
  • » 3D extrude, revolve, and rotate

Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. This outline is intended as a guide to provide structure for the workshop. Don’t be afraid to ask questions outside the box; our instructors are experts in the use of Illustrator at all levels and are prepared to answer your questions on the fly.

Custom Training. We love it when clients ask for custom training. Whether your team wants to combine certain topics from various courses or needs us to create a completely customized solution using your data, this is something we do really well. (Available for groups of three or more.)

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  • Runs on request