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This essential Adobe Illustrator course has been designed to enable anyone new to Illustrator to produce quality graphic designs and illustrations. The course covers Adobe Illustrator’s sophisticated features including drawing and text controls, creating complex shapes, using adjustable strokes and the Image Trace. Learning these features will allow you to create professional standard artworks and designs.

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this Adobe Illustrator course you will be able to:

  • Understand the essential functions of Adobe Illustrator
  • Create and edit a new document
  • Add text and graphics
  • Export for print publication and online digital formats

Content

The Illustrator Interface

  • What are Vector Graphics?
  • The Tool Bar
  • Using the Control Panel
  • Basic Navigation
  • Preferences

Creating a Document

  • Colour Space RGB & CMYK
  • Resolution & Settings
  • Multiple Artboards

Artboards

  • Setting up Artboards
  • The Artboard Tool
  • Editing Artboards

Selection Tools

  • Exploring the Selection tools
  • Editing Objects with the Direct
  • Selecting Objects within Groups
  • Understanding Isolation mode

Creating Shapes

  • Exploring the rectangle tool group
  • Create Rectangles, ellipses, polygons & stars

Creating Lines, Arcs, Spirals

  • Exploring the Line Segment tool group
  • Create arcs, Lines, Spirals,

The Pen Tool

  • Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool
  • Editing Paths & Anchor points
  • Pencil & Eraser Tools

Transformations

  • Learn efficient tools to transform objects
  • Scaling, Rotating, Reflecting
  • Free Transform Tool
  • Transform Each

Pathfinder & Shape Builder

  • Combining Objects
  • Pathfinder modes
  • Shape builder modes

Align & Distribute

  • Aligning & Distributing objects
  • Align to selection, artboard & key objects
  • Send to Back/Send to Front

Learning about Layers

  • Layers and object hierarchy
  • Sub Layers
  • Creating Layers
  • Layer Groups

Colour

  • Swatches Panel
  • Creating and Saving Colours
  • Editing Colours
  • Global Colours

Gradients

  • Creating Linear and Radial Gradients
  • Editing Gradients
  • The Gradient Tool

Stroke

  • Adding strokes to open & closed paths
  • Aligning stroke
  • Corners and Caps
  • Dashes

Working with Text

  • Creating Point Text
  • Creating Area Text
  • Text on a Path
  • Text Formatting
  • Creating Text Threads

Working with Images

  • Placing images
  • Masking images
  • Making/Releasing Masks
  • Using the Links panel

Transparency & Blending mode

  • Adjusting the opacity
  • Blending Options

Patterns

  • Pattern Libraries
  • Creating custom Patterns
  • Editing Patterns

Appearance Panel

  • Making new Fill & Strokes
  • Object Attributes
  • Graphic Styles

Image Trace

  • Settings
  • Adjustments
  • Editing

Saving and Printing

  • Saving an Illustrator file
  • Printing an Illustrator file
  • Exporting an Illustrator
  • PDF options

The Illustrator Interface

  • What are Vector Graphics?
  • Navigation & zooming

Creating a Document

  • Colour Space RGB & CMYK
  • Resolution & Settings

Artboards

  • Setting up Artboards
  • Editing Artboards

Selection Tools

  • Exploring the Selection tools
  • Isolation mode

Creating Shapes

  • Using the Rectangle group tools
  • The line segment tools

Pathfinder & Shape Builder

  • Combining shapes
  • Pathfinder Modes
  • Using the shape builder tool

Transformations

  • Scaling
  • Rotating
  • Reflecting

Working with Layers

  • Layers and object hierarchy
  • Sub Layers
  • Group layers

The Align Panel

  • Aligning objects
  • Distributing objects

Working with Colour

  • Swatches Panel
  • Creating and Saving Colours

Stroke

  • The Strokes Panel
  • Corners, Caps & arrowheads
  • Alignment

Basic Text Editing

  • Creating Point Text
  • Creating Area Text
  • Text Formatting

Saving and Printing

  • Saving in Illustrator file
  • Exporting Illustrator for online
  • PDF options

Intended audience

This introductory Adobe Illustrator course requires little or no prior knowledge of the software. Participants with a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator will also find this course very useful, as it aims to go beyond the basics.

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