ADOBE
ILLUSTRATOR
Course

WHO IS ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR COURSE FOR?

The Adobe Illustrator course is a vector-based graphics program that allows you to create professional-quality print, type effects and web designs. The Adobe Illustrator course to teach you how to produce good-looking, high-quality graphics such as logos and advertisements that include type and graphics.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Introduction

  • Custom workspace
  • Control Palettes & menus
  • Smart guides
  • Rulers, guides, grids, snap to
  • Outline & Preview modes
  • Navigation & Scroll shortcuts

How Illustrator Works

  • Vectors v Bitmaps
  • Components for Images
  • Text, Shapes & Colour

Drawing

  • Using the shape tools
  • Drawing with the line tools
  • Transforming tools
  • The ‘warp tool’ fly out
  • Symbols in Illustrator
  • Creating a logo
  • Drawing a tin can
  • Drawing a spooked wheel
  • Selecting, Copying and Moving
  • Rotating and Skewing Objects
  • Align, group and duplicate Objects
  • Hiding and Locking
  • Special Effects
  • Drawing Tools – e.g. rectangle, ellipse, polygon, Star
  • Fills and Colours
  • Drawing curves
  • The Average and Join commands
  • Eraser tool

Images

  • Importing & placing images
  • Turning Bitmap into Vector

Colour

  • Basic Colours & Stroke palette
  • Types of Colour; Colour modes
  • Spot v Process colours
  • Gradient and Patterns
  • Dragging colour
  • Understanding & using ‘stroke’ and ‘fill’ attributes
  • Using Swatches
  • Use the Paint Bucket tool

Text

  • Creating Text objects
  • Artistic and Paragraph text
  • Colouring and Filling text
  • Adding ‘point’ type
  • Adding ‘area’ type
  • Adding type to a vector path
  • Creating type outlines
  • Placing Text Around Objects
  • Linking Paragraphs
  • Type Effects
  • Find & replace & Spellcheck

Lasso select

  • Using Align and Distribute
  • Using ‘group’ and ‘duplicate’
  • Hiding and locking layer objects
  • Using ‘isolation mode’
  • Compound paths
  • Clipping masks

Working with Paths

  • Creating & Editing Paths
  • Pen Tool
  • Draw straight lines
  • Draw continuous curves
  • Convert smooth points into corner
  • Convert points in an existing object
  • Move an anchor point or a line
  • Shaping a curve
  • Converting an anchor point
  • Pinch a curve inward
  • Add, adjust, delete points
  • Bezier curves

Printing & Saving

  • Previewing
  • The Print Dialog & Printing
  • Defining a crop area
  • Saving in non-Vector formats
  • Save for Web

Using Brushes

  • Draw with the Paintbrush tool
  • Add/remove a brushstroke to an existing path
  • Convert a brushstroke to outlined paths
  • Creating and modifying brushes
  • Edit a scatter, art or pattern brush
  • Create a new brush library

Gradients

  • Fill an object with a gradient
  • Create/edit gradient
  • Use the Gradient tool
  • Creating and editing Gradient meshes

Layers

  • Creating and Editing layers
  • The layers Palette
  • Create a sub layer
  • Hide and Lock

Using and editing effects

  • Remove layer effects
  • Apply a Convert to Shape effect
  • Live shapes with text
  • Inner/Outer Glow & Add Arrowheads

Using Live Trace

  • Automatically trace artwork
  • Converting objects

Filters

  • Scribble or tweak
  • Rough up a shape
  • Twirling path points
  • Punk or bloat an object
  • Raster filters
  • Pen and Ink filter
  • Custom workspace
  • Control Palettes & menus
  • Smart guides
  • Rulers, guides, grids, snap to
  • Outline & Preview modes
  • Navigation & Scroll shortcuts
  • Vectors v Bitmaps
  • Components for Images
  • Text, Shapes & Colour
  • Using the shape tools
  • Drawing with the line tools
  • Transforming tools
  • The ‘warp tool’ fly out
  • Symbols in Illustrator
  • Creating a logo
  • Drawing a tin can
  • Drawing a spooked wheel
  • Selecting, Copying and Moving
  • Rotating and Skewing Objects
  • Align, group and duplicate Objects
  • Hiding and Locking
  • Special Effects
  • Drawing Tools – e.g. rectangle, ellipse, polygon, Star
  • Fills and Colours
  • Drawing curves
  • The Average and Join commands
  • Eraser tool
  • Importing & placing images
  • Turning Bitmap into Vector
  • Basic Colours & Stroke palette
  • Types of Colour; Colour modes
  • Spot v Process colours
  • Gradient and Patterns
  • Dragging colour
  • Understanding & using ‘stroke’ and ‘fill’ attributes
  • Using Swatches
  • Use the Paint Bucket tool
  • Creating Text objects
  • Artistic and Paragraph text
  • Colouring and Filling text
  • Adding ‘point’ type
  • Adding ‘area’ type
  • Adding type to a vector path
  • Creating type outlines
  • Placing Text Around Objects
  • Linking Paragraphs
  • Type Effects
  • Find & replace & Spellcheck
  • Using Align and Distribute
  • Using ‘group’ and ‘duplicate’
  • Hiding and locking layer objects
  • Using ‘isolation mode’
  • Compound paths
  • Clipping masks
  • Creating & Editing Paths
  • Pen Tool
  • Draw straight lines
  • Draw continuous curves
  • Convert smooth points into corner
  • Convert points in an existing object
  • Move an anchor point or a line
  • Shaping a curve
  • Converting an anchor point
  • Pinch a curve inward
  • Add, adjust, delete points
  • Bezier curves
  • Previewing
  • The Print Dialog & Printing
  • Defining a crop area
  • Saving in non-Vector formats
  • Save for Web
  • Draw with the Paintbrush tool
  • Add/remove a brushstroke to an existing path
  • Convert a brushstroke to outlined paths
  • Creating and modifying brushes
  • Edit a scatter, art or pattern brush
  • Create a new brush library
  • Fill an object with a gradient
  • Create/edit gradient
  • Use the Gradient tool
  • Creating and editing Gradient meshes
  • Rotate, Scale or shear
  • Flip and slant
  • The bounding box
  • Use the Free Transform tool
  • Creating and Editing layers
  • The layers Palette
  • Create a sub layer
  • Hide and Lock
  • Remove layer effects
  • Apply a Convert to Shape effect
  • Live shapes with text
  • Inner/Outer Glow & Add Arrowheads
  • Automatically trace artwork
  • Converting objects
  • Scribble or tweak
  • Rough up a shape
  • Twirling path points
  • Punk or bloat an object
  • Raster filters
  • Pen and Ink filter

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