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Illustrator CC

Course Overview

A two day intensive Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud CC course.  No prior Illustrator knowledge is assumed

Duration: 2 day course

Course Content

Starting With Illustrator CC
Understanding Vector Graphics
Starting Illustrator in Windows 8
The Welcome Experience
Opening an Illustrator Document
The Illustrator Workspace
The Status Bar
Understanding Artboards
Closing a Document and Exiting Illustrator

Navigating Illustrator
Understanding Panels
Displaying and Hiding Panels
Floating and Docking Panels
Understanding the Tools Panel
Working With the Tools Panel
Understanding Workspaces
Working With Workspaces
Working With the Control Panel
Navigating With the Hand Tool
Navigating With the Navigation Panel
Changing Document Views
Using the Zoom Tool
Creating and Using Custom Views

Working With Objects
Understanding Paths and Selection Tools
Selecting With the Selection Tool
Working With Isolation Mode
Selecting Multiple Objects
Making Marquee Selections
Selecting With the Direct Selection Tool
Selecting With the Magic Wand Tool
Understanding Smart Guides
Moving Objects
Copying Objects
Grouping and Ungrouping Objects
Locking and Unlocking Objects
The Alignment and Distribution Tools
Aligning Objects
Distributing Objects
Inserting Images
Deleting Objects

Setting Up a New Document
Understanding Templates
Understanding Document Presets
Adjusting Units of Measure
Creating a Document
Saving a New Document

Working With a Document
Understanding Artboard Options
Moving and Resizing Artboards
Creating and Deleting Artboards
Understanding Grids, Guides and Rulers
Displaying and Hiding Rulers
Making Guides
Locking, Unlocking and Clearing Guides
Viewing and Hiding the Grid

Understanding Layers and Sublayers
Understanding the Layers Panel
Working With the Layers Panel
Creating Layers and Sublayers
Naming Layers and Assigning Colours
Grouping Layers
Reassigning Objects to Different Layers
Rearranging Layers
Hiding and Displaying Layers
Locking and Unlocking Layers
Deleting Layers

Understanding the Shape and Colour Tools
Preparing the Workspace
Creating Basic Shapes
Creating Polygons
Creating Other Shapes
Creating Lines and Spirals
Editing Path Segments
Using Offset Path
Understanding Drawing Modes

Colour, Fill and Stroke
Understanding Fill and Stroke
Understanding Colour
Understanding Colour Controls
Applying Colour Using the Colour Panel
Applying Colour Using the Swatches Panel
Applying Colour Using the Eyedropper Tool
Swapping Fill and Stroke Colours
Working With Stroke Weight
Working With Stroke Width
Applying Dashes to Strokes

Understanding Gradients
Applying a Linear Gradient
Changing the Direction of a Gradient
Changing Colours in a Gradient
Adding Colours to a Gradient
Applying a Radial Gradient
Saving a Gradient
Applying Gradients to Strokes

Working With Type
Understanding Type in Illustrator
Understanding Formatting Options
Inserting and Formatting Point Type
Inserting and Formatting Area Type
Importing Text
Threading Text
Cutting and Pasting Text
Formatting Text
Formatting Paragraphs
Copying Formatting With the Eyedropper Tool
Creating Columns of Text

Text and Objects
Wrapping Text Around an Object
Typing on a Path
Working With Options for Path Type
Transforming Path Type Objects
Converting Text Into Editable Paths
Working With Character Objects
The Touch Type Tool

Introduction to Drawing
Understanding Drawing in Illustrator
Drawing a Straight Path With the Pen Tool
Drawing Closed Paths With the Pen tool

Draw Curved Paths With the Pen Tool
Drawing Objects With Curved Paths
Adjusting Curves Created by the Pen Tool
Drawing Paths With the Curvature Tool
Drawing Paths With the Pencil Tool
Add Fill to Closed Paths

Saving and Printing
Understanding Save and Export Options
Understanding File Formats
Exporting an Illustrator Document
Saving for a Microsoft Office Program
Saving as a PDF File
Saving an Illustrator Document for the Web
Printing an Illustrator Document
Packaging a Document

Getting Help
Understanding the Help Menu
Using Help
Searching for Online Help

The Adobe Account
The Adobe Website
Signing in to Your Adobe Account
The Creative Profile Home Page
Managing Your Adobe Account
Adobe Creative Cloud Application Manager
Working With Apps
Understanding Assets
Understanding TypeKit
Add Fonts in Typekit
Understanding Adobe Colour CC
Understanding Behance

Creative Cloud Libraries
The Libraries Panel
Adding Elements to the Library
Adding People to Your Library

Working Collaboratively
Uploading a File to Creative Cloud
Creating a Folder in Creative Cloud
Working With Files and Folders
Viewing a File in Creative Cloud
Adding Collaborators
Making Changes to a Shared File
Commenting on a Shared File
Working With Comments

Adobe Mobile Apps
Adobe Creative Cloud Mobile Apps
The Adobe Capture Apps
Adobe Illustrator Mobile Apps
The Creative Cloud Library and Mobile Apps
Mobile Application Help and Support

The Transform Tools
Understanding the Transform Tools
Scaling and Rotating Objects
Reflecting Objects
Shearing Objects
Changing the Perspective of an Object
Understanding the Distortion Tools
Distorting Objects

Advanced Colour
Understanding Colour Themes
Navigating to Adobe Colour
Using the Colour Wheel
Working With Colour Rules
Saving a Colour Theme
Exploring Colour Themes
Working With Colour Themes in Illustrator
Understanding the Colour Guide

Understanding Patterns
Creating Different Types of Patterns
Applying a Pattern Swatch
Scaling and Moving a Pattern
Creating a New Pattern
Editing a Pattern

Brushes and Symbols
Understanding the Paintbrush Tool
The Brushes Panel
Understanding Brush Libraries
Using the Paintbrush Tool
Applying a Brush Stroke to a Path
Creating Different Kinds of Brushes
Creating an Art Brush
Creating a Scatter Brush
Using the Blob Brush
Using the Eraser Tool
Deleting a Brush Style
Understanding Symbols
Placing a Symbol Instance
Editing a Symbol
Understanding the Symbols Tools

Advanced Objects
Understanding Pathfinder
Creating a Compound Shape
Modifying Compound Shapes
Understanding Pathfinder Effects
Applying Pathfinder Effects
Creating Compound Paths
Understanding Envelopes
Reshape Objects Using Envelopes
Blending Shapes
Cutting and Dividing Objects

Understanding Effects
Understanding 3D Effects
Applying the 3D Extrude & Bevel Effect
Applying the 3D Revolve Effect
Applying the Outer Glow Effect
Understanding the Appearance Panel

Understanding Clipping Masks
Creating a Clipping Mask
Creating an Opacity Mask

Live Paint
Understanding Live Paint
Preparing for Live Paint
Simplifying Paths
Creating Live Paint Groups
Live Paint Gap Options
Applying Live Paint Fill
Adding Paths to a Live Paint Object
Using the Live Paint Selection Tool
Adding Gradients With Live Paint

Understanding Tracing
The Image Trace Panel
Using Image Trace
Expanding Paths in a Traced Image
Tracing an Image Manually


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