Adobe Illustrator Basics Course

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful and versatile tool for creating illustrations, logos, and graphics for print and the Web. By tapping the power of vector software, you can produce detailed and scalable art for almost any application. In this 6-lesson Illustrator Basics course, you’ll build a solid foundation in Adobe Illustrator, learning from a master teacher. You’ll start with a tour of important menus, tools, and panels, then explore selection tools, drawing tools, layers, the Pen tool (a lesson unto itself) as well as transformations/distortions, type tools, and modifying paths and shapes. Hands-on class projects will include a robot, a CD cover, photo tracing, a postcard, a bus ad, and visual identity. You’ll be surprised how quickly you begin to master this challenging but rewarding software application.

COURSE PREREQUISITE(S)

None

METHOD OF DELIVERY

Online training supported by online instructors

COURSE NOTES

A Student Guide is provided for this course. Evaluation is based solely on an Academy of Learning Career College final exam. Prior to taking the final exam, students must successfully complete all the components of the online course material. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

LESSON 1

Getting to know Illustrator; The Illustrator workspace; The Shape tools; Selecting and arranging shapes; Working with strokes and color; Using color; Navigating and viewing artwork

LESSON 2

Advanced selection, organizing, and painting; Selecting directly; Working with multiple objects; Drawing aids; Freeform drawing tools; Easy erasing; Live paint; Layers

LESSON 3

Transformations and distortions; Transforming and distorting objects; The Transform panel

LESSON 4

Of Path and Pen tools; A Pen tool overview; Points and paths; Cutting, carving, and dividing paths;

LESSON 5

Working with Type; Exploring the Type tools;

LESSON 6

Modifying and combining objects; Alignment and distribution; Shape building tools and commands; Additional methods of object modification

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