This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people taking on design responsibilities who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.
To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with basic computer functions such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with Windows. You should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files.
Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths, is highly recommended.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CC (2014) to create complex illustrations, format illustrations and type, and prepare documents for print and web.
- Draw complex illustrations.
- Enhance artwork by using painting tools.
- Customize colors and swatches.
- Format type.
- Enhance the appearance of artwork.
- Prepare content for deployment.
- Set up project requirements.
Topic A: Apply the Grid, Guides, and Info Panel
Topic B: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
Topic C: Organize Artwork with Layers
Topic D: Create a Perspective Drawing
Topic E: Trace Artwork
Topic A: Paint Objects Using Fills and Strokes
Topic B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
Topic C: Paint with Custom Brushes
Topic D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes
Topic E: Apply Meshes to Objects
Topic F: Apply Patterns
Topic A: Manage Colors
Topic B: Customize Swatches
Topic C: Manage Color Groups
Topic D: Adjust Color
Topic A: Set Character Formats
Topic B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
Topic A: Apply Effects to an Object
Topic B: Create Graphic Styles
Topic C: Apply a Mask to an Object
Topic D: Apply Symbols and Symbol Sets
Topic A: Prepare Artwork for Printing
Topic B: Prepare Transparency and Colors for Printing
Topic C: Create Slices and Image Maps
Topic D: Save Graphics for the Web
Topic E: Prepare Documents for Video
Topic F: Prepare Files for Other Applications
Topic A: Identify the Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs
Topic B: Determine and Evaluate Standard Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use
Topic C: Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities