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Adobe Illustrator
“The Adobe Illustrator is the most used software for designing images and enhance Web publishing. The course covers all the tools and functionalities in a simple format.”

Acquired Skills:

At the end of this course the student will have acquired the skills to master the principal tools, 3D graphics editing and various image outcomes.

Prerequisites:

None

Duration of the Course

The course will be completed in 3 weeks or on average in 16 hours.

Curriculum Material

The language and teaching techniques are geared to the course’s final use. It includes explanatory exercises and videos.

Course Topics:

  • Choosing Adobe Illustrator workspace
  • Opening an Adobe Illustrator File
  • The Adobe Illustrator Document window
  • Using Artboards in Illustrator
  • Navigating multiple artboards
  • Using the new Artboards panel
  • Creating New Artboards
  • Switching screen modes
  • Changing your view
  • Preview versus Outlines
  • Zooming Scrolling
  • Scrolling with the Hand Tool
  • Changing views with the Navigator panel
  • The Tools Panel
  • The Control Panel
  • Custom Workspaces

Essentials

  • Using the Shape tools
  • Repositiong and visually resizing the shapes
  • Finding or changing the shape's dimensions using the Transform panel
  • Rotating and shearing using the Transform panel
  • Constraining a shape in Illustrator
  • Entering exact dimensions
  • Selecting artwork
  • Helpful keyboard shortcuts for selections
  • Overview of the selection tools
  • Using the transform tools Illustrator
  • Adding a fill color
  • Cutting and pasting objects
  • Moving objects from one layer to another

Adding Color

  • Basics of Appearance panel
  • Changing colors in Adobe Illustrator
  • Adding Effects in Adobe Illustrator
  • Creating a colorful Illustrator
  • Using Live Paint
  • Saving a set of colors as a group
  • Global Color
  • Creating a color group from selected colors
  • Using the Color panel in Adobe Illustrator

Working with Drawing Tools

  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Drawing straight, and curved lines
  • Drawing hinged curves
  • Drawing curved lines to straight lines
  • Manually tracing images in Adobe Illustrator
  • Placing an image as a template in Adobe Illustrator
  • Other Illustrator drawing tools
  • Using the Line Segment and Arc Tools
  • Using the Pencil, Smooth and Path Eraser tools
  • Using the Eraser tool
  • Editing existing paths
  • Adding and removing points

Exploring Additional Color Options

  • Adding tonal values with gradients
  • Customizing an existing gradient
  • Saving the gradient
  • Applying a second instance of the gradient
  • Using the Gradient Panel
  • Updating a gradient
  • Creating and using patterns
  • Creating a bounding box
  • Applying the pattern
  • Editing a pattern fill

Working with and Formatting Text

  • Formatting type in Adobe Illustrator
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Formatting imported type
  • Paragraph and character styles
  • Editing styles
  • Advanced techniques with text
  • Text on Path
  • Text in a shape

Organizing your Illustrator with Layers

  • Getting to know the Layers panel
  • Using layers to organize your illustrations
  • Using the Layers panel to make selections
  • Creating new layers and moving items between layers
  • Paste remembers layers
  • Using Template in Adobe Illustrator

Certificate of Completion

At the end of the course the student will receive our certificate of completion for this training.
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