Course Outline:
 

Module 1: Tour of Adobe Illustrator

  • Creating Basic Shapes
  • Combining Shapes
  • Creating Blends
  • Editing your Drawing
  • Drawing Straight Lines
  • Painting
  • Scaling and Rotating Objects
  • Using Layers
  • Applying Bitmap Image Filters
  • Creating & Using Symbols
  • Using the Symbolism Tools
  • Adding Type

Module 2: The Work Area

  • Viewing Artwork
  • Using the Illustrator Tools
  • Changing the View of Artwork
  • Working with Palettes
  • Using Context Menus
  • Using Online Help
  • Using Adobe Online Services
  • Review Questions
  • Review Answers

Module 3: Creating Basic Shapes

  • Setting up the Document
  • Using Basic Shape Tools
  • Drawing the Pencil Shape
  • Drawing the Piece of Stationery
  • Drawing with the Rectangular Grid Tool
  • Decorating the Stationery Border
  • Tips for Drawing Polygons, Spirals, & Stars
  • Painting the Logo
  • Copying and Scaling Shapes

Module 4: Painting

  • Filing with Color
  • Stroking with Color
  • Building a Custom Palette
  • Copying Paint Attributes
  • Copying Appearance Attributes
  • Saturating Colors
  • Painting with Patterns and Gradients
  • Painting with a Pattern Brush

Module 5: Drawing with the Pen Tool

  • Drawing Straight Lines
  • Drawing Curves
  • Editing Curves
  • Finishing the Pear Illustration
  • Exploring on your Own

Module 6: Working with Brushes

  • Applying Brushes to Paths
  • Using Art Brushes
  • Using Scatter Brushes
  • Changing the Color Attributes of Brushes
  • Using a Fill Color with Brushes
  • Using Calligraphic Brushes
  • Using Pattern Brushes
  • Painting with Symbols
  • Creating Brushes

Module 7: Transforming Objects

  • Scaling Objects
  • Rotating Objects
  • Distorting Objects
  • Shearing Objects
  • Positioning Objects Precisely
  • Reflecting Objects
  • Changing the Perspective
  • Using the Free Transform Tool
  • Working with Symbols
  • Making Multiple Transformations
  • Modifying and Redefining a Symbol

Module 8: Working with Type

  • Adding Type to a Document
  • Sampling Type
  • Changing Character Size
  • Reshaping Text with an Envelope
  • Creating Columns of Type
  • Changing Character Attributes of Placed Text
  • Changing Paragraph Attributes
  • Adjusting the Text Flow
  • Wrapping Type around a Graphic
  • Typing along a Path
  • Creating Type Outlines
  • Creating Type Masks
  • Saving your file for Electronic Distribution

Module 9: Blending Shapes & Colors

  • Creating a Gradient Fill
  • Adjusting the Direction of the Gradient Blend
  • Adding colors to a Gradient
  • Creating Smooth-Color Blends
  • Blending Intermediate Steps
  • Modifying the Blend
  • Combining Blends with Gradients

Module 10: Using Appearance Attributes, Styles, & Effects

  • Using Appearance Attributes
  • Using Live Effects
  • Editing an Effect
  • Using Styles
  • Copying Applying, and Removing Styles and Appearances

Module 11: Working with Layers

  • Creating Layers
  • Moving Objects and Layers
  • Locking Layers
  • Viewing Layers
  • Pasting Layers
  • Creating Clipping Masks
  • Merging Layers
  • Appearance Attributes to Layers
  • Exploring on your Own

Module 12: Creating Airbrush Effects

  • Setting Smart Guides Preferences
  • Painting with the Mesh Tool
  • Specifying the Number of Mesh Lines
  • Applying Colors to the Mesh
  • Highlighting a Mesh Object
  • Editing Mesh Points
  • Reflecting Mesh Lines
  • Warping a Mesh
  • Applying Transparency to a Mesh

Module 13: Drawing Cylinders and Boxes

  • Creating a Banner Logo with an Envelope
  • Drawing Three-Dimensional Objects
  • Drawing Cylinders
  • Drawing Boxes

Module 14: Painting Artwork & Producing Color Separations

  • Printing: An Overview
  • About Printing Devices
  • About Color
  • Color Management
  • Printing black-and-white proofs
  • Soft-proofing Colors
  • Using the Document info Command
  • Creating color Separations
  • Working with two-color Illustrations
  • Creating a Trap
  • Overprinting Objects
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Course Information:
Duration: 14 Hours Instruction: In-Class / Online  
Platform: Windows & Macintosh Concepts: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced  
Fee: $450 (+HST) Prerequisites: None.