Adobe On-Demand: Illustrator Complete (Levels 1 & 2)

This Adobe On-Demand class will cover have the same topics elearning topics that are covered in the Adobe Illustrator Core Skills: Level 1 and Level 2 classes through the elearning web edition of the text. This class also includes expanded Illustrator tutorials and related labs which are designed to reinforce new skills and prepare the user for the Adobe ACA Certification exam for Illustrator. It is not required that the student take the exams.

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About Adobe On-Demand

Our Adobe On-Demand classes are self-study courses with 30 to 40 hours of content. They include hours of videos, hands-on labs using the actual software, and knowledge checks and were created by Adobe and third-party educators to mirror the content found in the traditional live instructor-led versions of this course.

What You Need to Take this Training

You must have the product software (free trial or purchased version) on your computer (PC or MAC) and a high-speed internet connection.



Basic computer and file management skills are required for Core Skills level Adobe courses. Students should know how to - locate, copy and open files; create folders; arrange, re-size, minimize and maximize application windows; start and exit programs; manage use of multiple programs simultaneously; and switch between open programs.


You will be able to select all or some of the topics below from the Adobe Official Workbook, elearning web edition. In addition, you will have access to the expanded tutorials related to these topics.

From Level 1 Class

Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Introducing Adobe Illustrator
  • Starting Illustrator and opening a file
  • Exploring the workspace
  • Getting to know the Tools panel
  • Working with the Properties panel
  • Working with panels
  • Docking panels
  • Switching workspaces
  • Saving a workspace
  • Using panel and context menus
  • Changing the view of artwork
  • Using view commands
  • Using the Zoom tool
  • Scrolling through a document
  • Viewing artwork
  • Navigating artboards
  • Using the Artboards panel
  • Arranging multiple documents
  • Finding resources for using Illustrator

Techniques for Selecting Artwork

  • Starting the lesson
  • Selecting objects
  • Using the Selection tool
  • Using the Direct Selection tool
  • Creating selections with a marquee
  • Hiding and locking objects
  • Selecting similar objects
  • Selecting in Outline mode
  • Aligning objects
  • Aligning objects to each other
  • Aligning to a key object
  • Aligning anchor points
  • Distributing objects
  • Aligning to the artboard
  • Working with groups
  • Grouping items
  • Editing a group in Isolation mode
  • Creating a nested group
  • Exploring object arrangement
  • Arranging objects
  • Selecting objects behind

Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard

  • Starting the lesson
  • Creating a new document
  • Working with basic shapes
  • Creating and editing rectangles
  • Rounding corners
  • Working with the Rounded Rectangle tool
  • Creating and editing ellipses
  • Changing stroke width and alignment
  • Creating and editing a circle
  • Creating polygons
  • Editing the polygons
  • Creating a star
  • Drawing lines
  • Working with drawing modes
  • Using the Draw Inside mode
  • Working with Draw Behind mode
  • Finishing up

Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths

  • Starting the lesson
  • Editing paths and shapes
  • Cutting with the Scissors tool
  • Joining paths
  • Cutting with the Knife tool
  • Outlining strokes
  • Using the Eraser tool

Transforming Artwork

  • Starting the lesson
  • Working with artboards
  • Adding artboards to a document
  • Editing artboards
  • Aligning artboards
  • Renaming artboards
  • Reordering artboards
  • Working with rulers and guides
  • Creating guides
  • Editing the ruler origin
  • Transforming content
  • Working with the Bounding Box
  • Positioning artwork using the Properties panel
  • Scaling objects
  • Reflecting objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Distorting objects with effects
  • Transforming with the Free Transform tool
  • Shearing objects

Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools

  • Starting the lesson
  • An intro to drawing with the Pen tool
  • Selecting paths
  • Drawing straight lines with the Pen tool
  • Introducing curved paths
  • Drawing a curve with the Pen tool
  • Drawing a series of curves with the Pen tool
  • Converting smooth points to corner points
  • Rounding corner points
  • Editing paths and points
  • Deleting and adding anchor points
  • Converting between smooth points and corner points
  • Working with the Anchor Point tool
  • Creating a dashed line
  • Adding arrowheads to a path
  • Working with the Pencil tool
  • Drawing freeform paths with the Pencil tool
  • Drawing straight segments with the Pencil tool
  • Joining with the Join tool

Using Color to Enhance Signage

  • Starting the lesson
  • Exploring color modes
  • Working with color
  • Applying an existing color
  • Creating a custom color
  • Saving a color as a swatch
  • Creating a copy of a swatch
  • Editing a global swatch
  • Editing a non-global swatch
  • Using the Color Picker to create color
  • Using Illustrator swatch libraries
  • Adding a spot color

Adding Type to a Poster

  • Starting the lesson
  • Adding type to the poster
  • Adding text at a point
  • Adding area type
  • Working with Auto Sizing
  • Converting between area type and point type
  • Importing a plain-text file
  • Threading text
  • Formatting type
  • Changing font family and font style
  • Fixing missing fonts
  • Changing font size
  • Changing font color
  • Changing additional character formatting
  • Changing paragraph formatting
  • Working with Glyphs
  • Modifying text with the Touch Type tool
  • Resizing and reshaping type objects
  • Sampling text formatting
  • Wrapping text
  • Working with type on a path
  • Creating type on a path
  • Creating type on a closed path
  • Creating text outlines
  • Finishing up

Organizing Your Artwork with Layers

  • Starting the lesson
  • Understanding layers
  • Creating layers and sublayers
  • Creating new layers
  • Creating sublayers
  • Editing layers and objects
  • Locating layers
  • Moving content between layers
  • Viewing layers
  • Reordering layers
  • Changing layer order

Exporting Assets

  • Exporting artboards and assets
  • Exporting artboards

From Level 2 Class

Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard

  • Working with the Shaper tool
  • Drawing shapes with the Shaper tool
  • Punching and combining shapes with the Shaper tool
  • Using Image Trace

Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths

  • Creating a compound path
  • Combining shapes
  • Working with the Shape Builder tool
  • Combining objects using Pathfinder effects
  • Creating the trailer
  • Reshaping a path
  • Using the Width tool
  • Finishing up the illustration

Transforming Artwork

  • Using Puppet Warp

Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools

  • Combining curves and straight lines
  • Creating artwork with the Pen tool
  • Drawing a coffee cup
  • Drawing with the Curvature tool
  • Editing curves
  • Reflecting the spoon shape

Using Color to Enhance Signage

  • Creating and saving a tint of a color
  • Converting colors
  • Copying appearance attributes
  • Creating a color group
  • Creative inspiration with the Color Guide panel
  • Editing a color group in the Edit Colors dialog box
  • Editing colors in artwork
  • Assigning colors to your artwork
  • Working with Live Paint
  • Creating a Live Paint group
  • Painting with the Live Paint Bucket tool
  • Modifying a Live Paint group

Adding Type to a Poster

  • Creating columns of text
  • Reshaping type objects
  • Creating and applying text styles
  • Creating and applying a paragraph style
  • Editing a paragraph style
  • Creating and applying a character style
  • Editing a character style
  • Warping text
  • Reshaping text with a preset envelope warp
  • Editing the envelope warp

Organizing Your Artwork with Layers

  • Collecting into a new layer
  • Duplicating layer content
  • Pasting layers
  • Applying appearance attributes to layers
  • Creating a clipping mask

Gradients, Blends and Patterns

  • Starting the lesson
  • Working with gradients
  • Applying a linear gradient to a fill
  • Editing a gradient
  • Saving a gradient
  • Adjusting a linear gradient fill
  • Applying a linear gradient to a stroke
  • Editing a gradient on a stroke
  • Applying a radial gradient to artwork
  • Editing the colors in the radial gradient
  • Adjusting the radial gradient
  • Applying gradients to multiple objects
  • Adding transparency to gradients
  • Working with blended objects
  • Creating a blend with specified steps
  • Modifying a blend
  • Creating and editing a smooth color blend
  • Painting with patterns
  • Applying an existing pattern
  • Creating your own pattern
  • Applying your pattern
  • Editing your pattern

Using Brushes to Create a Poster
Starting the lesson
Working with brushes
Using Calligraphic brushes
Applying a Calligraphic brush to artwork
Drawing with the Paintbrush tool
Editing paths with the Paintbrush tool
Editing a brush
Removing a brush stroke
Using Art brushes
Applying an existing Art brush
Creating an Art brush using a raster image
Editing an Art brush
Using Bristle brushes
Changing Bristle brush options
Painting with a Bristle brush
Using Pattern brushes
Creating a Pattern brush
Applying a Pattern brush
Editing the Pattern brush
Working with the Blob Brush tool
Drawing with the Blob Brush tool
Merging paths with the Blob Brush tool
Editing with the Eraser tool

Exploring Creative Uses of Effects and Graphic Styles
Starting the lesson
Using the Appearance panel
Editing appearance attributes
Adding another stroke and fill to artwork
Adding another stroke and fill to text
Reordering appearance attributes
Using live effects
Applying an effect
Editing an effect
Styling text with a Warp effect
Editing text with a Warp effect
Applying the Offset Path effect
Applying a Photoshop effect
Working with 3D effects
Using graphic styles
Applying an existing graphic style
Creating and applying a graphic style
Updating a graphic style
Applying a graphic style to a layer
Scaling strokes and effects

Starting the lesson
Working with symbols
Using existing Illustrator symbol libraries
Editing a symbol
Working with dynamic symbols
Creating a symbol
Duplicating symbols
Replacing symbols
Breaking a link to a symbol
Working with Creative Cloud libraries
Adding assets to CC libraries
Using library assets
Updating a library asset

Using Illustrator CC with Other Adobe Applications
Starting the lesson
Combining artwork
Placing image files
Placing an image
Transforming a placed image
Cropping an image
Placing a Photoshop image with Show Import Options
Placing multiple images
Masking images
Applying a simple mask to an image
Editing a clipping path (mask)
Masking an object with text
Creating an opacity mask
Editing an opacity mask
Working with image links
Finding link information
Embedding and unembedding images
Replacing a linked image
Packaging a file
Creating a PDF

Exporting Assets
Starting the lesson
Creating Pixel-Perfect Drawings
Aligning new artwork to the pixel grid
Aligning existing artwork to the pixel grid
Exporting artboards and assets
Exporting artboards
Exporting assets
Creating CSS from your design
Setting up your design for generating CSS
Working with character styles and CSS code
Working with graphic styles and CSS code
Copying CSS
Exporting CSS

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