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ILL1: Adobe Illustrator 2020

Guaranteed to Run Scheduled Fully Booked
Sep 2021
Oct 2021
Nov 2021
Dec 2021
Code: ILL1
Length: 1 Day

Use Adobe Illustrator (2020) to create illustrations that include graphics and text.

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To meet the demands of individuals and organizations for flexible, reusable, and easily modified visual content, Adobe Systems has created a cadre of applications that collectively provide a scalable, end-to-end solution for nearly every type of visual design project one can contemplate. Called Creative Cloud®, the collection of applications perform specialized design tasks while interoperating among each other to deliver content.

This course focuses on Adobe® Illustrator® (2020), the part within Creative Cloud used to create drawn graphics, while enabling its users to integrate content from other domains (such as photo-oriented graphics and animation, which belong to Adobe® Photoshop® and other applications).

With Illustrator's many easily used tools, you will discover that not only can you unlock the same creative impulses you have always had as you have picked up a pencil to sketch out an idea, but also capture those multiple ideas and what ifs during the creative process in ways that you never imagined. And for those of you who are just embarking on building your creative skills, you will be surprised at how good your work will appear, even at the outset of your exploration of the world of graphic design.

This class requires you to BYOD with your Illustrator software loaded.


You will:

  • Identify the components and capabilities of Illustrator.
  • Create basic shapes.
  • Create custom paths.
  • Create graphics that contain custom text.
  • Customize objects.
  • Customize basic shapes.
  • Prepare documents for deployment.

This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities and who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.


Lesson 1: Introducing Illustrator
Topic A: Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphics Composition
Topic B: Evaluate Graphics Scalability
Topic C: Navigate the User Interface
Topic D: Customize the User Interface

Lesson 2: Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes
Topic A: Create Documents
Topic B: Save Documents
Topic C: Draw Basic Shapes

Lesson 3: Creating Documents Containing Customized Paths
Topic A: Draw Paths
Topic B: Modify Paths

Lesson 4: Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text
Topic A: Insert Text
Topic B: Apply Flow Text Along a Path
Topic C: Insert Bounded and Threaded Text
Topic D: Apply Text Styles
Topic E: Insert Typographical Characters

Lesson 5: Customizing Objects
Topic A: Import, Place, and Link Graphics
Topic B: Alter the Appearance of Objects

Lesson 6: Customizing Basic Shapes
Topic A: Apply Strokes and Brushes
Topic B: Fill Shapes
Topic C: Apply Graphics Styles
Topic D: Distort Text with Text Envelopes

Lesson 7: Preparing Documents for Deployment
Topic A: Update Text
Topic B: Wrap Text
Topic C: Hyphenate Text
Topic D: Optimize Content for Print
Topic E: Optimize Content for the Web
Topic F: Optimize Content for PDF Documents

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator Exam

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