Adobe Illustrator Introduction

Adobe Illustrator Introduction

Illustrator Introduction – Course Outline (PDF Printable version)

General Information

Duration: 3 Half days, 10.5 Hours

Cost: $495 GST‐Exempt, Includes training manual

Prerequisite: Experience with Windows and use of a mouse.

Objectives: To provide a thorough understanding of the comprehensive concepts and skills that will enable the participant to effectively use Adobe Illustrator.

Methodology: Group and individual instruction, hands on practical exercises, visual aids, comprehensive course documentation.

Expected Outcome: By the end of the course the participant should be able to :
• Start and explore the Illustrator environment, navigate an Illustrator document, and use the Adobe Help Centre.
• Create and save a new document, draw basic shapes, manipulate basic shapes, and explore an illustration.
• Adjust fill and stroke colours for shapes, adjust basic stroke options, and use the Eyedropper tool to sample colours.
• Embed and trace raster images in an Illustrator document, draw, select and edit shapes and paths.
• Use text tools to insert and manipulate text, and convert text to outlined shapes.
• Create, manipulate, rename, duplicate, organise and delete layers in the Layers palette.
• Open preset, Import and Export swatch libraries, create and adjust gradients, and adjust transparency for items.

Course Content

Getting Started:
• The Adobe Illustrator environment
• Navigation and Adobe Help Center

Creating a Simple Illustration:
• New documents
• Basic shapes
• Manipulate shapes
• Export an Illustration

Applying Basic Colour:
• Apply colour
• Stroke options
• The Eyedropper tool

Drawing Paths:
• Raster images
• Basic drawing
• Select and edit paths

Working with Text :
• Add text
• Alter text

• Layers
• Manipulate layers

Working with Fills and Colours :
• Swatch libraries
• Gradients
• Transparency

Adjusting Typography :
• Flow type
• Format text
• Edit text