Illustrator Fundamentals: An Introduction to Illustrator CC

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

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Course Objectives

  • Understanding Adobe Illustrator
  • Selecting and Aligning objects
  • Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard
  • Transforming Objects
  • Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools
  • Using Color and Patterns to Enhance Signage
  • Adding Type to a Poster
  • Organizing YourArtwork with Layers
  • Blending Colors and Shapes
  • Creating Logos with Brushes
  • Exploring creativity with effects and graphic styles

Intended Audience

  • Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest and most comprehensive way to learnIllustrator CC.Course Prerequisties
  • Practical working knowledge of computers and basic Mac OS X or Windows skills.
  • Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop class or equivalent experience isrecommended.


  1. Getting to Know the Work Area
    • Introducing Adobe Illustrator
    • Starting Illustrator and opening a file
    • Understanding the workspace
    • Changing the view of artwork
    • Navigating multiple artboards
    • Arranging multiple documents
  2. Selecting and Aligning - Getting started
    • Selecting objects
    • Aligning objects
    • Working with groups
    • Exploring object arrangement
    • Hiding andlocking objects
  3. Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard -Creating a new document
    • Working with basic shapes
    • Editing and combining paths and shapes
    • Working with drawing modes
    • Using Image Trace to create shapes
  4. Transforming Objects - Working with artboards
    • Transforming content
    • Create a PDF
  5. Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools
    • Getting started with the Pen tool
    • Creating the ice cream illustration
    • Drawing and editing with the Pencil tool
  6. Using Color and Patterns to Enhance Signage-Understanding color
    • Working with color
    • Painting with patterns
    • Working with Live Paint
  7. Adding Type to a Poster - Adding type to a poster
    • Formatting type
    • Creating and applying text styles
    • Warping text
    • Working with type on a path
    • Wrapping text around an object
    • Creating textoutlines
  8. Organizing Your Artwork with Layers-Creating layers and sublayers
    • Editing layers and objects
    • Pasting layers
    • Viewing layers
    • Applying appearance attributes to layers
    • Creating a clipping mask
  9. Blending Colors and Shapes - Working with gradients
    • Workingwith blended objects
  10. Creating Logos with Brushes-Working with brushes
    • Using Calligraphic brushes
    • Using Art brushes
    • Using Bristle brushesd
    • Using Pattern brushes
    • Working with the Blob Brush tool
  11. Exploring creativity with effects and graphic styles-Using live effects
    • Applying Photoshop effects
    • Working with 3D effects
    • Creating a revolved object
    • Changing the lighting of a 3D object
    • Mapping a symbol to the 3D artwork
    • Where to put the Effect

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