Adobe illustrator


3 Months 2 Hours / Day Morning / Evening

Course Description

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor which allows people to design precise, easily scalable illustrations. It is especially useful for typesetting, logo design, and line art.

Learning Objectives

 

  • The difference between Vector and Raster graphics
  • Examples of Illustrator created work
  • Overview of program tools and layout
  • Creating a simple logo with shapes and text
  • Changing fill and stroke colors
  • The pen tool
  • Modifying paths
  • Using layer in Illustrator
  • Advanced type tool options

 

DRAWING & TRANSFORMING OBJECTS

 

  • Drawing Rectangles & Squares
  • Drawing Ovals & Circles
  • Drawing Polygons & Stars
  • Drawing Lines, Arcs & Grids
  • Tracing a Placed Image

 

MAKING & SAVING SELECTIONS

 

  • Using the Selection Tool
  • Using the Direct Selection Tool
  • Using the Lasso Tool
  • Using the Magic Wand Tool
  • Using Advanced Selection Techniques
  • Saving & Reloading Selections

 

MANAGING SHAPES

 

  • Moving & Copying Shapes
  • Aligning & Distributing
  • Grouping
  • Locking & Hiding
  • Transforming Shapes

 

WORKING WITH COLOR

 

  • Applying Fill & Stroke
  • Loading Swatch Libraries
  • Copying Fill & Stroke Attributes with the Eyedropper
  • Mixing & Saving Custom Colors
  • Working with Pantone(R) & Web-Safe Swatches
  • Using Gradients
  • Working with Symbols

 

ORGANIZING YOUR ARTWORK WITH LAYERS

 

  • Setting Up a Layer
  • Understanding Layers, Sublayers & Isolation Mode
  • Creating Multiple Versions of a Layout
  • Moving Content between Layers
  • Duplicating Layers
  • Applying Transparency & Blending Modes

 

OUTPUTTING YOUR WORK

  • Saving Your Work
  • Exporting Your Work
  • Save for Web & Devices
  • Printing & Saving to Adobe PDF
  • Credits
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