Course Length: 6hrs (1 Day)
This course focuses on Adobe Illustrator CC, the component within CC 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 Flash). 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.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CC to create illustrations that include graphics and text. You will:
- 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.
This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities and who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.
Section 1: Introducing Illustrator CC
Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphics Composition
Evaluate Graphics Scalability
Navigate the User Interface
Customize the User Interface
Section 2: Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes
Draw Basic Shapes
Section 3: Creating Documents Containing Customized Paths
Section 4: Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text
Apply Flow Text Along a Path
Insert Bounded and Threaded Text
Apply Text Styles
Insert Typographical Characters
Section 5: Customizing Objects
Import, Place, and Link Graphics
Alter the Appearance of Objects
Section 6: Customizing Basic Shapes
Apply Strokes and Brushes
Apply Graphics Styles
Distort Text with Text Envelopes
Section 7: Preparing Documents for Deployment
Optimize Content for Print
Optimize Content for the Web
Optimize Content for PDF Documents