Illustrator Beginner Course

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The Illustrator Beginner is an instructor-led, hands-on training course. This Adobe Illustrator training course introduces candidates to the industry-standard vector graphics software used by designers of all kinds around the world.

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The Illustrator Beginner is an instructor-led, hands-on training course. This Adobe Illustrator training course introduces candidates to the industry-standard vector graphics software used by designers of all kinds around the world.

This course also covers the essential drawing skills and knowledge needed to develop Adobe Illustrator. Candidates learn the fundamentals, from the basics through to designing logos, branding, and graphics for advertising.


Course Outline

  • Starting with Illustrator CC 1

  • Understanding vector graphics

  • Starting Illustrator in windows 8

  • The welcome experience

  • Opening an existing document

  • The Illustrator workspace

  • The status bar

  • Understanding artboards

  • Closing a document and exiting Illustrator

  • Navigating Illustrator

  • Understanding panels

  • Displaying and hiding panels

  • Floating and docking panels

  • The tools panel

  • Working with the tools panel

  • Understanding workspaces

  • Working with workspaces

  • Working with the control panel

  • Navigating with the hand tool

  • Navigating with the navigation panel

  • Changing document views

  • Using the zoom tool

  • Creating and using custom views

  • Working with objects

  • Understanding paths and selection tools

  • Selecting with the selection tool

  • Working with isolation mode

  • Selecting multiple objects

  • Making marquee selections

  • Using the direct selection tool

  • Selecting with the magic wand tool

  • Understanding smart guides

  • Moving objects

  • Copying objects

  • Grouping and ungrouping objects

  • Locking and unlocking objects

  • The alignment and distribution tools

  • Aligning objects

  • Distributing objects and spacing

  • Inserting images

  • Deleting objects

  • Setting up a new document

  • Understanding templates

  • Understanding document presets

  • Adjusting units of measure

  • Creating a print document

  • Saving a new document

  • Working with a document

  • Understanding artboard options

  • Moving and resizing artboards

  • Creating and deleting artboards

  • Understanding grids, guides and rulers

  • Displaying and hiding rulers

  • Making guides

  • Locking, unlocking and clearing guides

  • Viewing and hiding the grid

  • Layers

  • Understanding layers and sublayers

  • Understanding the layers panel

  • working with the layers panel

  • Creating layers and sublayers

  • Naming layers and assigning colours

  • Grouping layers

  • Reassigning objects to different layers

  • Rearranging layers and sublayers

  • Hiding and displaying layers

  • Locking and unlocking layers

  • Deleting layers

  • Shapes

  • Understanding the shape and colour tools

  • Preparing the workspace

  • Creating basic shapes

  • Creating polygons

  • Creating other shapes

  • creating lines and spirals

  • Editing path segments

  • Using offset path

  • Understanding drawing modes

  • Colour, fill and stroke

  • Understanding fill and stroke

  • Understanding colour

  • Understanding colour controls

  • Applying colour using the colour panel

  • Applying colour using the swatches panel

  • Applying colour using the eyedropper tool

  • Swapping fill and stroke colours

  • Working with stroke weight

  • Working with stroke width

  • Applying dashes to strokes

  • Gradients

  • Understanding gradients

  • Applying a linear gradient

  • Changing the direction of a gradient

  • Changing colours in a gradient

  • Colours in a gradient

  • Adding colours to a gradient

  • Applying a radial gradient

  • Saving a gradient

  • Applying a gradient to a stroke

  • Working with type

  • Understanding type in illustrator

  • Understanding formatting options

  • Inserting and formatting point type

  • Inserting and formatting area type

  • Cutting and pasting text

  • Formatting text

  • Formatting paragraphs

  • Copying formatting with the eyedropper tool

  • Creating columns of text

  • Text and objects

  • Typing on a path

  • Converting text into editable path

  • Working with character objects

  • The touch type tool

  • Styles

  • Introduction to drawing

  • Understanding drawing in illustrator

  • Drawing a straight path with the pen tool

  • Drawing closed paths with the pen tool

  • Draw curved paths with the pen tool

  • Drawing objects with curved paths

  • Adjusting curves created by the pen tool

  • Drawing paths with the curvature tool

  • Drawing paths with the pencil tool

  • Add fill to closed paths

  • Saving and printing

  • Understanding save and export options

  • Understanding file formats

  • Exporting an illustrator document

  • Saving for a microsoft office program

  • Saving as a pdf file

  • Saving an illustrator document for the web

  • Printing an illustrator document

  • Packaging a document

  • Getting help

  • Understanding the help menu

  • Using help

  • Searching for online help

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