Adobe Illustrator

Course Description

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful and versatile tool for creating illustrations, logos and graphics for print and the Web. Using vector software, you can produce detailed and scalable art for almost any application.

Our Adobe Illustrator course will teach you how to create and maintain a broad range of graphic types for purposes such as web sites, corporate stationery, newsletters and advertising banners. Understanding the ins and outs of Adobe Illustrator will give you the creative edge when it comes to producing interesting and original graphic compositions.

Illustrator is part of the Adobe Creative Suite (CS) and comes integrated with Adobe Bridge, an application designed to organize and enable image management amongst most the CS programs. By enabling the efficient transfer of images and documents from other programs within the suite, such as Photoshop, Adobe fosters an effortless, timesaving workflowenvironment.

What You Will Learn

During Illustrator course, the following topics are covered:

Getting to Know Illustrator

  • Using menus & panels
  • Creating new documents
  • Navigating the workspace
  • Tools Overview
  • Rulers, Grids and Guides

Creating Shapes using Primitives

  • Rectangle
  • Rounded Rectangle
  • Ellipse
  • Polygon
  • Star
  • Flare Tool

Applying Strokes and Fill colour

  • Colour Pallets – working with and creating Swatches
  • Colour Palette
  • Swatch Libraries
  • Gradient Pallete

Transforming Paths

  • Moving
  • Rotating
  • Reflecting
  • Scaling
  • Shear
  • Using Transform Each

Anchor & Control Points

  • Selection Tool
  • Direct Select Tool
  • Bezier Handles
  • Object Arrangement

Layers Pallete

  • Creating Layers
  • Staking Order
  • Working with Grouped Layers
  • Selecting Paths
  • Layer Options

Drawing

  • Paintbrush & Pencil Options
  • Creating Custom Brushes
  • Creating Symbols to use with the Symbol Sprayer
  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Drawing Paths for Selection

Text Creation

  • Creating Text on a Point
  • Creating Text in an Area
  • Applying Text to a Path
  • Converting text to paths

Saving & Exporting

  • Supported File Formats
  • Exporting into other Applications
  • Using the Native .ai Format
  • Exporting as PDF for Print