How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this Adobe Illustrator CC Training course, students will learn how to use Illustrator to create logos, illustrations, posters, and more. They will explore the new streamlined Tools panel and all of the features essential for being productive in Illustrator, including working with the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Students will also learn how to create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs and how to extract an illustration to a free-form painting,

Course Prerequisites

Students should have experience using a computer to complete basic tasks.

Course Audience

This course is designed for both new and experienced Adobe Illustrator users who are interested in becoming more proficient in their use of Adobe Illustrator.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Select and align elements.
  • Create and edit shapes.
  • Transform objects.
  • Use drawing tools.
  • Work with type and layers.
  • Work with shapes and colors.
  • Work with brushes.
  • Apply effects
  • Work with Symbols
  • Integrate Illustrator with other Adobe products

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Outline

  1. Getting to Know the Work Area
    • Introducing Adobe Illustrator
    • Starting Illustrator and opening a file
    • Exploring the workspace
    • Changing the view of artwork
    • Navigating artboards
    • Arranging multiple documents
  2. Techniques for Selecting Artwork
    • Selecting objects
    • Aligning objects
    • Working with groups
    • Exploring object arrangement
  3. Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard
    • Creating a new document
    • Working with basic shapes
    • Working with the Shaper tool
    • Using Image Trace
    • Working with drawing modes
  4. Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths
    • Editing paths and shapes
    • Combining shapes
    • Using the Width tool
  5. Transforming Artwork
    • Working with artboards
    • Working with rulers and guides
    • Transforming content
  6. Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools
    • An intro to drawing with the Pen tool
    • Creating artwork with the Pen tool
    • Editing paths and points
    • Working with the Curvature tool
    • Creating a dashed line
    • Adding arrowheads to paths
    • Working with the Pencil tool
    • Joining with the Join tool
  7. Using Color to Enhance Signage
    • Exploring color modes
    • Working with color
    • Working with Live Paint
  8. Adding Type to a Poster
    • Adding type to the poster
    • Formatting type
    • Resizing and reshaping type objects
    • Creating and applying text styles
    • Wrapping text
    • Warping text
    • Working with type on a path
    • Creating text outlines
  9. Organizing Your Artwork with Layers
    • Creating layers and sublayers
    • Editing layers and objects
    • Creating a clipping mask
  10. Gradients, Blends, and Patterns
    • Working with gradients
    • Working with blended objects
    • Creating patterns
  11. Using Brushes to Create a Poster
    • Working with brushes
    • Using Calligraphic brushes
    • Using Art brushes
    • Using Bristle brushes
    • Using Pattern brushes
    • Working with the Blob Brush tool
  12. Exploring Creative Uses of Effects and Graphic Styles
    • Using the Appearance panel
    • Using live effects
    • Applying a Photoshop effect
    • Using graphic styles
  13. Creating Artwork for a T-Shirt
    • Working with symbols
    • Working with Creative Cloud libraries
  14. Using Illustrator CC with Other Adobe Applications
    • Combining artwork
    • Placing image files
    • Masking images
    • Working with image links
    • Packaging a file
    • Creating a PDF
  15. Exporting Assets
    • Creating Pixel-Perfect Drawings
    • Exporting artboards and assets
    • Creating CSS from your design

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A copy of Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book for use during and after class. This courseware manual, written by the Adobe Creative Team, is an essential reference for learning Adobe Illustrator.
  • A PC headset for communicating with your instructor and fellow students during your Illustrator Training Class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your Illustrator Training course
  • Six months of post-class email support from a Illustrator Instructor