Adobe Illustrator Level 1 (Basic)



Course Length: 6 hours (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.

Learning Objectives:
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
Target Student:
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.

Course Outline:
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
Create Documents
Save Documents
Draw Basic Shapes

Section 3: Creating Documents Containing Customized Paths
Draw Paths
Modify Paths

Section 4: Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text
Insert 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
Fill Shapes
Apply Graphics Styles
Distort Text with Text Envelopes

Section 7: Preparing Documents for Deployment
Update Text
Wrap Text
Hyphenate Text
Optimize Content for Print
Optimize Content for the Web
Optimize Content for PDF Documents
Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
This course focuses on Illustrator CS6, the component within CS6 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 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.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CS6 to create illustrations that include graphics and text. You will:
  • Identify the components and capabilities of Illustrator CS6
  • Create basic shapes
  • Create custom paths
  • Create graphics that contain custom text
  • Customize objects
  • Customize basic shapes
  • Prepare documents for deployment
Target Student:
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.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Introduction to Illustrator CS6
Evaluate Graphics Scalability
Navigate, View, and Measure Graphics
Customize the User Interface

Section 2: Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes
Create Documents
Save Documents
Draw Basic Shapes

Section 3: Creating Graphics Containing Customized Paths
Draw Paths
Modify Paths

Section 4: Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text
Insert Text
Flow Text Along a Path
Insert Bounded Text
Thread Text
Apply Text Styles
Insert Typographical Characters

Section 5: Customizing Objects
Import and Link Graphics
Alter the Appearance of Objects

Section 6: Customizing Basic Shapes
Apply Strokes
Fill Shapes
Apply Gradients
Apply Graphic Styles
Distort Text with Text Envelopes

Section 7: Preparing Documents for Deployment
Update Text
Wrap Text
Hyphenate Text
Optimize Content for Print
Optimize Content for the Web
Optimize Content for PDF Documents
Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
You will use Adobe Illustrator CS5 to create illustrations that include graphics and text.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Get acquainted with the Adobe Illustrator CS5 application
  • Create shapes in a document
  • Create custom paths
  • Work with text in an Illustrator document
  • Work with objects
  • Enhance documents
  • Proof documents to make them more accurate
  • Save images for web and print
Target Student:
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.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Getting Acquainted with Adobe Illustrator CS5
Examine Imaging Concepts
Explore the Interface
Customize the Interface

Section 2: Creating Shapes in a Document
Create a Document
Draw Basic Shapes
Save a Document

Section 3: Creating Custom Paths
Draw Paths
Modify Paths

Section 4: Working with Text
Insert Text
Flow Text on a Path
Import Body Text
Format Text with Styles
Thread Text
Apply Hyphenation
Insert Typographic Characters

Section 5: Working with Objects
Import Graphics
Manipulate Objects

Section 6: Enhancing Documents
Format Objects
Apply Strokes
Apply Gradients
Apply Graphic Styles
Apply an Envelope to Text

Section 7: Proofing a Document
Wrap Text
Find and Replace Text
Fix Spelling Errors

Section 8: Saving Images for the Web and Print
Export Images for Print
Save Images for the Web
Save Images as PDFs

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November 3, 2020 9am to 4pm EST $535.00 (CAD)*  
February 3, 2021 9am to 4pm EST $535.00 (CAD)*  

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