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Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1 Course

Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1 Training Course


Course Description:  The Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1 course is designed for intro level and self-taught Illustrator users, and will teach them how to create, edit and manage documents and artwork in Illustrator CC. Students will learn about the Illustrator Interface, how to use tools and panels, how to customize and save workspaces, how to set up documents and document presets, use zoom and navigation tools, and work with multiple artboards.

Additionally, students will work with drawing and selection tools to create shapes and paths, combine shapes and paths to produce complex illustrations, learn how to use type in illustrator, and how to effectively manage layers to create professional level illustrations. The course is always upgraded to latest version of CC as soon as Adobe published new training materials for that version. This normally happens 2-4 months after the version release.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Getting to Know the Work Area
  • Techniques for Selecting Artwork
  • Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard
  • Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths
  • Transforming Artwork
  • Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools
  • Using Color to Enhance Signage
  • Adding Type to a Poster
  • Organizing Your Artwork with Layers
  • Exporting Assets

Training Dates
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Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 10/1/2018 - 10/2/2018
Course Fee : $795


Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 10/22/2018 - 10/23/2018
Course Fee : $795


Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 11/12/2018 - 11/13/2018
Course Fee : $795


Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 12/3/2018 - 12/4/2018
Course Fee : $795


Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 12/27/2018 - 12/28/2018
Course Fee : $795


Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 1/14/2019 - 1/15/2019
Course Fee : $795


Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 2/4/2019 - 2/5/2019
Course Fee : $795


Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1
Locations: Available Nationwide and Online
Class Date(s): 2/25/2019 - 2/26/2019
Course Fee : $795


Course Syllabus

Getting to Know the Work Area
Introducing Adobe Illustrator CC
Starting Illustrator and opening a file
Exploring the workspace
Getting to know the Tools panel
Using the Properties panel
Using panels
Docking panels
Switching workspaces
Saving a workspace
Using panel and context menus
Change the view of artwork
Using view commands
Using the Zoom tool
Scrolling through a document
Viewing artwork
Navigating artboards
Using the Artboards panel
Arranging multiple documents
Finding resources for using Illustrator

Techniques for Selecting Artwork
Starting the lesson
Selecting objects
Using the Selection tool
Using the Direct Selection tool
Create selections with a marquee
Hiding and locking objects
Selecting similar objects
Selecting in Outline mode
Align objects
Align objects to each other
Align to a key object
Align anchor points
Distributing objects
Align to the artboard
Using groups
Grouping items
Edit a group in Isolation mode
Create a nested group
Exploring object arrangement
Arranging objects
Selecting objects behind

Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard
Starting the lesson
Create a new document
Using basic shapes
Create and edit rectangles
Rounding corners
Using the Rounded Rectangle tool
Create and edit ellipses
Change stroke width and alignment
Create and edit a circle
Create polygons
Edit polygons
Create a star
Drawing lines
Using drawing modes
Using the Draw Inside mode
Using Draw Behind mode
Finishing up

Edit and Combining Shapes and Paths
Starting the lesson
Edit paths and shapes
Cutting with the Scissors tool
Joining paths
Cutting with the Knife tool
Outlining strokes
Using the Eraser tool

Transforming Artwork
Starting the lesson
Using artboards
Adding artboards to a document
Edit artboards
Align artboards
Renaming artboards
Reordering artboards
Using rulers and guides
Create guides
Edit the ruler origin
Transforming content
Using the Bounding Box
Positioning artwork using the Properties panel
Scaling objects
Reflecting objects
Rotating objects
Distorting objects with effects
Transforming with the Free Transform tool
Shearing objects

Createan Illustration with the Drawing Tools
Starting the lesson
An intro to drawing with the Pen tool
Selecting paths
Drawing straight lines with the Pen tool
Introducing curved paths
Drawing a curve with the Pen tool
Drawing a series of curves with the Pen tool
Converting smooth points to corner points
Rounding corner points
Edit paths and points
Deleting and adding anchor points
Converting between smooth points and corner points
Using the Anchor Point tool
Create a dashed line
Adding arrowheads to a path
Using the Pencil tool
Drawing freeform paths with the Pencil tool
Drawing straight segments with the Pencil tool
Joining with the Join tool

Using Color to Enhance Signage
Starting the lesson
Exploring color modes
Using color
Applying an existing color
Create a custom color
Saving a color as a swatch
Create a copy of a swatch
Edit a global swatch
Edit a non-global swatch
Using the Color Picker to create color
Using Illustrator swatch libraries
Adding a spot color

Adding Type to a Poster
Starting the lesson
Adding type to the poster
Adding text at a point
Adding area type
Using Auto Sizing
Converting between area type and point type
Importing a plain-text file
Threading text
Formatting type
Change font family and font style
Fixing missing fonts
Change font size
Change font color
Change additional character formatting
Change paragraph formatting
Using Glyphs
Modifying text with the Touch Type tool
Resizing and reshaping type objects
Sampling text formatting
Wrapping text
Using type on a path
Create type on a path
Create type on a closed path
Create text outlines
Finishing up

Organizing Your Artwork with Layers
Starting the lesson
Understanding layers
Create layers and sublayers
Create new layers
Create sublayers
Edit layers and objects
Locating layers
Moving content between layers
Viewing layers
Reordering layers
Change layer order

Exporting Assets
Exporting artboards and assets
Exporting artboards

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