Illustrator Fundamentals: An Introduction to Illustrator CC


Illustrator Fundamentals: An Introduction to Illustrator CC

In this course, you will get a thorough overview of the interface, tools, and features of Illustrator CC Adobe Illustrator CC, a design tool that is used to visually express ideas in print, on the web, and in any other medium.

For Connected Classroom attendees:
Connected events will be held at a local training center with state-of-the-art video conferencing equipment allowing the course to be broadcast to multiple locations. Students will have the same classroom experience and interact live with the connected classroom instructor. The instructor will be on a large, HD quality screen with interactive video and audio to listen and communicate with students. A second large HD quality screen will display the instructors live presentation.

The key techniques for working in Illustrator CC so that you can incorporate visual effects into your workflow

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, and most comprehensive way to learn Illustrator CC

  • Working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop

1. Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Understanding the workspace
  • Changing the view of artwork
  • Navigating multiple artboards
  • Arranging multiple documents
  • Finding resources for using Illustrator

2. Selecting and Aligning

  • Selecting objects
  • Aligning objects
  • Working with groups
  • Exploring object arrangement
  • Hiding and locking objects

3. Creating and Editing Shapes

  • Creating a new document
  • Working with basic shapes
  • Combining and editing shapes
  • Using Image Trace to create shapes

4. Transforming Objects

  • Working with artboards
  • Transforming content
  • Transformation Tools
  • Transformation Effects

5. Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools

  • Exploring the Pen tool
  • Creating the ice cream illustration
  • Drawing with the Pencil tool

6. Color and Painting

  • Understanding color
  • Working with color
  • Painting with patterns
  • Working with Live Paint

7. Working with Type

  • Working with type
  • Formatting type
  • Creating and applying text styles
  • Warping text
  • Working with type on a path
  • Wrapping text around an object
  • Creating text outlines

8. Working with Layers

  • Creating layers
  • Selecting and moving objects and layers
  • Locking layers
  • Viewing layers
  • Pasting layers
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Merging layers
  • Locating layers
  • Applying appearance attributes to layers
  • Isolating layers

9. Blending Colors and Shapes

  • Working with gradients
  • Working with blended objects

10. Working with Brushes

  • Working with brushes
  • Using Calligraphic brushes
  • Using Art brushes
  • Using Bristle brushes
  • Using Pattern brushes
  • Working with the Blob Brush tool

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Dec 12-14 (10am-5:30pm) EST


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