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Illustrator Fundamentals: An Introduction to Illustrator CC

Course Details
Code: ILLUSTRATOR-CC
Tuition (USD): $1,495.00 • Classroom (3 days)
$1,495.00 • Virtual (3 days)

Adobe Illustrator CC is an essential design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the web, and in any other medium. In this three-day course, you will get a thorough overview of the interface, tools, and features of Illustrator CC. You will learn, step-by-step, the key techniques, as well as tips and tricks, for working in Illustrator CC. In this combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice led by Adobe certified instructors, you will learn the basics of working with Illustrator CC so that you can incorporate visual effects into your workflow.

Who Can Benefit

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest and most comprehensive way to learn Illustrator CC.

Prerequisites

  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows
  • Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop class or equivalent experience is recommended.

Course Details

Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Understanding the workspace
  • Changing the view of artwork
  • Navigating multiple artboards
  • Arranging multiple documents
  • Finding resources for using Illustrator

Selecting and Aligning

  • Selecting objects
  • Aligning objects
  • Working with groups
  • Exploring object arrangement
  • Hiding and locking objects

Creating and Editing Shapes

  • Creating a new document
  • Working with basic shapes
  • Combining and editing shapes
  • Using Image Trace to create shapes

Transforming Objects

  • Working with artboards
  • Transforming content
  • Transformation Tools
  • Transformation Effects

Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools

  • Exploring the Pen tool
  • Creating the ice cream illustration
  • Drawing with the Pencil tool

Color and Painting

  • Understanding color
  • Working with color
  • Painting with patterns
  • Working with Live Paint

Working with Type

  • Working with type
  • Formatting type
  • Creating and applying text styles
  • Warping text
  • Working with type on a path
  • Wrapping text around an object
  • Creating text outlines

Working with Layers

  • Creating layers
  • Selecting and moving objects and layers
  • Locking layers
  • Viewing layers
  • Pasting layers
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Merging layers
  • Locating layers
  • Applying appearance attributes to layers
  • Isolating layers

Blending Colors and Shapes

  • Working with gradients
  • Working with blended objects

Working with Brushes

  • Working with brushes
  • Using Calligraphic brushes
  • Using Art brushes
  • Using Bristle brushes
  • Using Pattern brushes
  • Working with the Blob Brush tool