Mobirise

Illustrator

Course overview

Course Summary

Duration: 10 weeks, 70 hours

Project will be written after course completion


Illustrator Training Class Introduction: Complete Topics Covered


Module 1: Getting to Know the Adobe Illustrator Workspace

  • Exploring the Illustrator interface
  • Choosing a workspace
  • Opening a file
  • Using artboards
  • Changing your view
  • Zooming and scrolling
  • Using tools and panels
  • Exploring the Control panel
  • Working with panels and the dock
  • Saving workspaces and shortcuts


Module 2: Adobe Illustrator Essentials

  • Using Illustrator's shape tools
  • Repositioning and visually resizing the shapes
  • Putting the Transform panel to work
  • Constraining a shape
  • Entering exact dimensions
  • Selecting artwork
  • Using the shape and transform tools
  • Introducing layers
  • Cutting and pasting objects
  • Repeating transformations


Module 3: Adding Color

  • Exploring the Appearance panel
  • Changing colors in Illustrator
  • Adding effects
  • Using Live Paint
  • Adding a symbol
  • Saving swatches
  • Selecting the same color
  • Creating a color group
  • Using the Color panel
  • Adding Pantone colors


Module 4: Working with the Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools

  • Understanding the Pen tool
  • Drawing straight, curved and hinged lines
  • Tracing images
  • Creating a tracing template
  • Working with Image Trace
  • Using the Line, Pencil and Eraser tools
  • Editing existing paths
  • Adding and removing points
  • Cutting and joining paths
  • Combining shapes with the Shape Builder


Module 5: Exploring Additional Adobe Illustrator Color Options

  • Adding tonal values with gradients
  • Customizing an existing gradient
  • Saving the gradient
  • Applying a second instance of the gradient
  • Using the Gradient panel
  • Updating a gradient
  • Creating and using patterns
  • Creating a bounding box
  • Applying the pattern
  • Editing a pattern fill
  • Locating existing patterns
  • Finishing up the illustration
  • Creating a Color Group
  • Using the Color Guide


Module 6: Working with and Formatting Text using Illustrator

  • Formatting text
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Using paragraph and character styles
  • Editing styles
  • Putting text on a path
  • Warping text
  • Putting text in a shape
  • Creating outlines
  • Checking spelling
  • Using Find and Replace


Module 7: An Introduction to Illustrator's Layers

  • Getting to know the Layers panel
  • Using layers to organize your illustrations
  • Using the Layers panel to make selections
  • Creating new layers
  • Showing and hiding layers
  • Locking and unlocking layers
  • Rearranging layers
  • Moving items between layers
  • Remembering layers when pasting
  • Creating a template layer