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Adobe Illustrator CC   

By taking this class, students can add valuable and sought-after skills to their web design résumé.

What you will learn

  • How to navigate the Illustrator environment
  • Methods to create documents and basic shapes
  • Working with colors, swatches, and fill and stroke
  • Organize a project and work with layers and artboards
  • Discover advanced illustration techniques

How you will benefit

  • Students will benefit by gaining skills with the Adobe Illustrator program
  • Gain confidence in your ability to create stunning graphics
  • Open the door for new employment and freelance opportunities

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 11.0 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Illustrator (not included in enrollment)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


In this Introduction to Illustrator Creative Cloud training class, students will get started creating graphics and illustrations, starting with the basics, including using the tools and utilities the program offers to create layouts and illustrations.
  1. Getting to Know the Illustrator Environment
    1. Menus and Navigation
    2. Panels
    3. Tools
    4. Workspace
    5. Rulers and Guides
    6. File Management
    7. Exercise: Illustrator Environment
  2. Getting Started
    1. Creating a Project
    2. Create a New Document
    3. Exercise: Create New Document
    4. Creating Basic Shapes
    5. Selection
    6. Using Drawing Modes
    7. Exercise: Draw components of the project
    8. Working with Colors
    9. Working with Swatches
    10. Fill and Stroke Attributes
    11. Exercise: Format Artwork
  3. Organizing a Project
    1. Organizing a Project
    2. Creating Layers and Sublayers
    3. Layer options
    4. Layer Organization
    5. Exercise: Work with Layers
    6. Artboards
    7. Working with Duplication of Artboards
    8. Exercise: Artboards and Duplication
  4. Creating Advanced Illustrations
    1. Using Advanced Techniques
    2. Using the Pencil Tool
    3. Exercise: Drawing with the Pencil Tool
    4. Using the Pen Tool
    5. Exercise: Drawing with the Pen Tool
    6. Using the Line Tools
    7. Exercise: Drawing with the Line Tools
    8. Transforming Objects
    9. Align and Distribute Objects
    10. Liquefy Tools
    11. Working with Grouped Objects
    12. Exercise: Manipulate Project Components
  5. Advanced Management of Shapes
    1. Management of Shapes
    2. Working with Appearance
    3. Exercise: Appearance Panel
    4. Working with Pathfinder
    5. Working with Shape Builder Tool
    6. Exercise: Path and Shape Builder Tools
    7. Working with Coloring and Painting
    8. Live Paint
    9. Creating Patterns
    10. Exercise: Brushes and Patterns
    11. Using Gradient Tools
    12. Exercise: Gradients
    13. Working with Graphic Styles
    14. Exercise: Styles
  6. Working with Type
    1. Working with Type
    2. Create Text
    3. Format Text
    4. Exercise: Creating Types of Text
    5. Working with Styles
    6. Using Tabs
    7. Exercise: Styles and Tabs
    8. Working with Glyphs
    9. Converting Type to Outlines
    10. Exercise: Type to Outlines
  7. Managing Project Components
    1. Project Components
    2. Reusing Design Elements
    3. Custom Art Brush
    4. Sharing Color Themes
    5. Exercise: Reuse
    6. Import Text and Thread Text Frames
    7. Import Styles
    8. Import Artwork
    9. Exercise: Import
    10. Manage Linked and Embedded Project Components
    11. Exercise: Working with Linked Content
  8. Sharing Your Project
    1. Sharing your project
    2. Proofing Tools
    3. Preview Project
    4. Exercise: Proof
    5. Printing
    6. Export Options
    7. Save for Video
    8. Save for Web
    9. Generate CSS
    10. Exercise: Print and Export
    11. Package a Project

What you will learn

  • How to navigate the Illustrator environment
  • Methods to create documents and basic shapes
  • Working with colors, swatches, and fill and stroke
  • Organize a project and work with layers and artboards
  • Discover advanced illustration techniques

How you will benefit

  • Students will benefit by gaining skills with the Adobe Illustrator program
  • Gain confidence in your ability to create stunning graphics
  • Open the door for new employment and freelance opportunities

Self-Study

 

Adobe Illustrator CC
Fee: $119.00
Dates: 5/1/2022 - 7/31/2022
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit www.DaytonaState.edu.