Illustrator Level 1

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This course focuses on Adobe® Illustrator® CC, the component within Creative Cloud used to create "drawn" graphics, while enabling its users to integrate content from other domains (such as photo-oriented graphics and animation, which belong to Adobe® Photoshop® and other applications). This course is a great component of your preparation for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator exam.

  • 22
    Mar
    1 day, Fri 8:00 AM CST - Fri 4:00 PM CST
    Online
    • $520.00 excl. HST
  • 18
    Apr
    1 day, Thu 8:00 AM CST - Thu 4:00 PM CST
    Online
    • $520.00 excl. HST
  • 16
    May
    1 day, Thu 8:00 AM CST - Thu 4:00 PM CST
    Online
    • $520.00 excl. HST
  • 12
    Jun
    1 day, Wed 8:00 AM CST - Wed 4:00 PM CST
    Online
    • $520.00 excl. HST
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Description

Course Objectives

  • Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CC to create illustrations that include graphics and text.
  • Identify the components and capabilities of Illustrator.
  • Create basic shapes.
  • Create custom paths.
  • Create graphics that contain custom text.
  • Customize objects.
  • Customize basic shapes.
  • Prepare documents for deployment.

Agenda

1 - Introducing Illustrator

  • Topic A: Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphics Composition
  • Topic B: Evaluate Graphics Scalability
  • Topic C: Navigate the User Interface
  • Topic D: Customize the User Interface

2 - Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes

  • Topic A: Create Documents
  • Topic B: Save Documents
  • Topic C: Draw Basic Shapes

3 - Creating Documents Containing Customized Paths

  • Topic A: Draw Paths
  • Topic B: Modify Paths

4 - Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text

  • Topic A: Insert Text
  • Topic B: Apply Flow Text Along a Path
  • Topic C: Insert Bounded and Threaded Text
  • Topic D: Apply Text Styles
  • Topic E: Insert Typographical Characters

5 - Customizing Objects

  • Topic A: Import, Place, and Link Graphics
  • Topic B: Alter the Appearance of Objects

6 - Customizing Basic Shapes

  • Topic A: Apply Strokes and Brushes
  • Topic B: Fill Shapes
  • Topic C: Apply Graphics Styles
  • Topic D: Distort Text with Text Envelopes

7 - Preparing Documents for Deployment

  • Topic A: Update Text
  • Topic B: Wrap Text
  • Topic C: Hyphenate Text
  • Topic D: Optimize Content for Print
  • Topic E: Optimize Content for the Web
  • Topic F: Optimize Content for PDF Documents

Prerequisites

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities and who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents. It is also useful for anyone interested in working toward the Adobe Certified Professional Graphic Design and Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator exam certification.

To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with the basic functions of your computer's operating system, such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with Windows.

You should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on.

Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths, is highly recommended.