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Illustrator Training

Course Duration: 2 Days

This Course Covers Version(s): Adobe Illustrator CC (2020 release)

  • Live Class with Instructor
  • Digital Course Manual
  • Hands-on Labs
  • One Year Access to Recorded Course

In this Adobe Illustrator CC Training course, you will use Illustrator to draw complex illustrations and enhance them by using various painting options. You will also use painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web. In addition, you’ll learn how to integrate content from other sources, like photos or animations, from Adobe Photoshop or other sources.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the components and capabilities of Illustrator CC.
  • Create basic shapes
  • Create custom paths.
  • Create graphics that contain custom text.
  • Customize objects.
  • Customize basic shapes.
  • Prepare documents for deployment.
  • Draw complex illustrations.
  • Enhance artwork by using painting tools.
  • Customize colors and swatches.
  • Format type.
  • Enhance the appearance of artwork.
  • Prepare content for deployment.
  • Set up project requirements.

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

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.

  1. Introducing Illustrator CC
    • Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphics Composition
    • Evaluate Graphics Scalability
    • Navigate the User Interface
    • Customize the User Interface
  2. Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes
    • Create Documents
    • Save Documents
    • Draw Basic Shapes
  3. Creating Documents Containing Customized Paths
    • Draw Paths
    • Modify Paths
  4. Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text
    • Insert Text
    • Apply Flow Text Along a Path
    • Insert Bounded and Threaded Text
    • Apply Text Styles
    • Insert Typographical Characters
  5. Customizing Objects
    • Import, Place, and Link Graphics
    • Alter the Appearance of Objects
  6. Customizing Basic Shapes
    • Apply Strokes and Brushes
    • Fill Shapes
    • Apply Graphics Styles
    • Distort Text with Text Envelopes
  7. Preparing Documents for Deployment
    • Update Text
    • Wrap Text
    • Hyphenate Text
    • Optimize Content for Print
    • Optimize Content for the Web
    • Optimize Content for PDF Documents
  8. Drawing Complex Illustrations
    • Apply the Grid, Guides, and Info Panel
    • Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
    • Organize Artwork with Layers
    • Create a Perspective Drawing
    • Trace Artwork
  9. Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools
    • Paint Objects Using Fills and Strokes
    • Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
    • Paint with Custom Brushes
    • Add Transparency and Blending Modes
    • Apply Meshes to Objects
    • Apply Patterns
  10. Customizing Colors and Swatches
    • Manage Colors
    • Customize Swatches
    • Manage Color Groups
    • Adjust Color
  11. Formatting Type
    • Set Character Formats
    • Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
  12. Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork
    • Apply Effects to an Object
    • Create Graphic Styles
    • Apply a Mask to an Object
    • Apply Symbols and Symbol Sets
  13. Preparing Content for Deployment
    • Prepare Artwork for Printing
    • Prepare Transparency and Colors for Printing
    • Create Slices and Image Maps
    • Save Graphics for the Web
    • Prepare Documents for Video
    • Prepare Files for Other Applications
  14. Setting Project Requirements
    • Identify the Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs
    • Determine and Evaluate Standard Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use
    • Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities

This course helps students prepare for the following exam:

Adobe Certified Professional in Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator


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