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). With Illustrator's many easily used tools, you will discover that not only can you unlock the same creative impulses you've always had as you've picked up a pencil to sketch out an idea, but also capture those multiple ideas and "what ifs" during the creative process in ways that you never imagined. And for those of you who are just embarking on building your creative skills, you will be surprised at "how good" your work will appear, even at the outset of your exploration of the world of graphic design.
Instructor did a great job, from experience this subject can be a bit dry to teach but he was able to keep it very engaging and made it much easier to focus.
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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.
Detailed Class Syllabus
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