Adobe Illustrator - Part 1

Course Description

This course focuses on Adobe Illustrator CC , the component within Adobe Creative Cloud used to create "drawn" graphics, while enabling its users to integrate content from other domains (such as photo-oriented graphics and animation, which belong to Adobe Photoshop and other applications). With Illustrator's many easily used tools, you will discover that not only can you unlock the same creative impulses you have always had as you have picked up a pencil to sketch out an idea, but also capture those multiple ideas and what ifs during the creative process in ways that you never imagined. And for those of you who are just embarking on building your creative skills, you will be surprised at how good your work will appear, even at the outset of your exploration of the world of graphic design.


To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with the basic functions of your computer operating system, such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. You should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on. Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths, is highly recommended.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CC to create illustrations that include graphics and text. You will: Identify the components and capabilities of Illustrator CC. Create basic shapes. Create custom paths. Create graphics that contain custom text. Customize objects. Customize basic shapes. Prepare documents for deployment.

Introducing Illustrator CC

Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphics Composition
Evaluate Graphics Scalability
Navigate the User Interface
Customize the User Interface

Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes

Create Documents
Save Documents
Draw Basic Shapes

Creating Documents Containing Customized Paths

Draw Paths
Modify Paths

Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text

Insert Text
Apply Flow Text Along a Path
Insert Bounded and Threaded Text
Apply Text Styles
Insert Typographical Characters

Customizing Objects

Import, Place, and Link Graphics
Alter the Appearance of Objects

Customizing Basic Shapes

Apply Strokes and Brushes
Fill Shapes
Apply Graphics Styles
Distort Text with Text Envelopes

Preparing Documents for Deployment

Update Text
Wrap Text
Hyphenate Text
Optimize Content for Print
Optimize Content for the Web
Optimize Content for PDF Documents