ADB_ILLU_0L1 - Adobe Illustrator CC Level 1

Adobe® Illustrator® is a sophisticated vector drawing application used to create artwork for print, web and multimedia designs. In this course, you will learn to use Adobe Illustrator to draw and manipulate drawn shapes to create logos and to successfully combine text and graphics to create advertisements.

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?Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area

Understanding the Workspace
Adjusting the User Interface Brightness
Working with Tools Panel
Exploring the Control Panel
Working with Panels
Resetting and Saving your Workspace
Using Panel Menus
Changing the View of Artwork
Using the View Commands
Using the Zoom Tool
Scrolling Through a Document
Viewing Artwork
Navigating Multiple Artboards
Using the Navigator Panel
Understanding the Rulers
Arranging Multiple Documents
Exploring Document Groups
Finding Resources for Using Illustrator

Lesson 2: Selecting and Aligning

Selecting Objects
Using the Selection Tool
Using the Direct selection Tool
Creating Selections with a Marquee
Creating Selections with the Magic Wand Tool
Selecting Similar Objects; Aligning Objects
Aligning Objects to Each Other
Aligning to a Key Object
Aligning Points
Distributing Objects
Aligning to the Artboard
Working with Groups
Grouping Items
Working in Isolation Mode
Adding to a Group
Exploring Object Arrangement
Arranging Objects
Selecting Objects Behind
Hiding Objects
Applying Selections Techniques

Lesson 3: Creating and Editing Shapes

Creating a New Document
Working with basic Shapes
Understanding Drawing Modes
Creating Rectangles
Creating Rounded Rectangles
Creating Ellipses
Creating Polygons
Working with Draw Behind Mode
Creating Stars
Changing Stroke Width and Alignment
Working with Line Segments
Joining Paths
Using the Width Tool
Outlining Strokes
Combining and Editing Shapes
Working with the Shape Builder Tool
Working with Pathfinder Effects
Working with Shape Modes
Using Draw Inside Mode
Editing Content Drawn Inside
Using the Eraser Tool
Using Image Trace to Create Shapes
Cleaning up Traced Artwork

Lesson 4: Transforming Objects

Working with Artboards
Adding Artboards to the Document
Editing Artboards
Renaming Artboards
Reordering Artboards
Transforming Content
Working with Rulers and Guides
Scaling Objects
Reflecting Objects
Rotating Objects
Distorting Objects
Shearing Objects
Positioning Objects Precisely
Changing Perspective
Applying Multiple Transformations
Using the Free Distort Effect

Lesson 5: Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools

Starting with the Pen Tool
Creating Straight Lines
Creating Curved Paths
Building a Curve
Converting Smooth Points to Corner Points
Creating the Violin Illustration
Drawing Curves
Selecting a Curved Path
Drawing a Curved Path
Drawing a Closed Path with Curves
Drawing the Violin Shape
Creating the Strings
Splitting the Path
Adding Arrowheads
Creating a Dashed Line
Editing Curves
Deleting and Adding Anchor Points
Converting Between Smooth Points and Corner Points
Drawing with the Pencil Tool
Editing with the Pencil Tool
Finishing the Violin Illustration
Assembling the Parts
Painting the Artwork

Lesson 6: Color and Painting

Understanding Color
Color Modes
Understanding the Color Controls
Creating Color
Building and Saving a Custom Color
Editing a Swatch
Using Illustrator Swatch Libraries
Creating a Spot Color
Using the Color Picker
Creating and Saving a Tint of Color
Copying Appearance Attributes
Creating Color Groups
Working with the Color Guide Panel
Editing a Color Group
Editing Colors in Artwork
Working with the Kuler Panel
Assigning Colors to your Artwork
Adjusting Colors
Painting with Patterns
Applying Existing Patterns
Creating your Own Pattern
Applying a Pattern
Editing a Pattern
Working with Live Paint Regions
Creating a Live Paint Group
Editing Live Paint Regions
Working with Gap Options

Lesson 7: Working with Type

Working with Type
Creating Point Type
Creating Area Type
Importing a Plain Text File
Working with Overflow Text and Text Reflow
Threading Text
Creating Columns of Text
Formatting Type
Changing the Font Size
Changing the Font Color
Changing Additional Text Attributes
Working with Glyphs
Resizing Type Objects
Changing Paragraph Attributes
Creating and Applying Text Styles
Creating and Applying a Paragraph Style
Editing a Paragraph Style
Sampling Text Formatting
Creating and Applying a Character Style
Editing a Character Style
Reshaping Text with a Preset Envelope Warp
Reshaping Text with an Object Warp
Wrapping Text Around an Object
Creating Text on an Open Path
Creating Text on Closed Paths
Creating Text Outlines

Lesson 8: Working with Layers

Creating Layers
Selecting and Moving Objects and Layers
Duplicating Layer Content
Moving Layers
Locking Layers
Viewing Layers
Pasting Layers
Creating a Clipping mask
Merging Layers
Locating Layers
Applying Appearance Attributes to Layers
Isolating Layers