Illustrator Fundamentals: An Introduction to Illustrator CC

3-Day Public Session  |  3-Day Live Online Session

Illustrator Fundamentals Training Course Overview

Adobe Illustrator CC is an essential design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the web, and in any other medium. In this three day Illustrator Fundamentals training course, you will get a thorough overview of the interface, tools, and features of the Adobe program. You will also learn, step-by-step, the key techniques, as well as tips and tricks, for working in Illustrator CC. In this Illustrator Fundamentals training course, you will learn the basics of working with Illustrator CC through a combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice led by Adobe certified instructors so that you can incorporate visual effects into your workflow.

In this Illustrator Fundamentals Training Course, You will Learn How to:

  • Select and align objects
  • Use shapes to create artwork for a postcard
  • Transform objects
  • Create an illustration with the drawing tools
  • Use color and patterns to enhance signage
  • Add type to a poster
  • Organize your artwork with layers
  • Blend colors and shapes
  • Create logos with brushes
  • Explore creativity with effects and graphic styles

Illustrator Fundamentals Training In-Class Exercises:

  • Work Area: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator. Overview of the workspace. Change the view of artwork. Navigate multiple art-boards. Arrange multiple documents.
  • Selecting and Aligning: Learn to selecting objects and align objects. Work with groups. Hide and lock objects.
  • Using Shapes to Create Artwork: Learn to use basic shapes. Edit and combine paths and shapes. Learn and use the drawing modes. Use Image Trace to create complex shapes.
  • Transform Objects: Work with artboards. Learn to transform content. Create a PDF.
  • Create an Illustration with the Drawing Tools: Use the Pen tool and pencil tools. Create an illustration.
  • Color and Patterns: Understanding and work with color. Create and paint with patterns. Use Live Paint to color.
  • Add Type to a Poster: Create and format type in different ways. Create and apply text styles. Warp text. Work with type on a path. Wrap text around an object. Creating text outlines
  • Organize Your Artwork with Layers: Create layers and sublayers. Edit layers & objects, paste layers, view layers, apply appearance attributes to layers, and then creating a clipping mask.
  • Blend Colors and Shapes: Work with gradients and blended objects.
  • Brushes: Create all types of brushes to be used with the brush tool: calligraphic brushes, Art brushes, Bristle brushes, and Pattern brushes. Learn to use the Blob Brush tool.
  • 3D graphic styles and more: Use live effects. Apply Photoshop effects. Work with 3D effects: create a revolved object, change the lighting of a 3D object, and map a symbol to the 3D artwork. Understand where the effects goes: on the property, object, group or layer.

Immediate Benefits of Attending this Illustrator Fundamentals Training Course:

  • Learn to draw logos and other vector artwork to be used in print, web and video.
  • Understand how to draw by using simple shapes and combing them to make it more complex shapes; Compound shapes, compound paths, and groups.
  • Understand drawing modes.
  • Learn to draw shapes using the pen tool.
  • Learn to draw shapes using the pencil tool.
  • Learn to use the corner widget.
  • Create a gradient and use the gradient annotator.
  • Use the image trace tool to vector shapes.
  • Learn to transform objects using the transform tool and effects.
  • Create color then use the Live Paint tool to color your artwork.
  • Learn how to control your layers; pasting into a layer, sublayers, and create clipping masks.
  • Learn how to blend color & shapes with the Blend tool.
  • Learn the difference between point and area type.
  • Learn to put type on a path and view/change the path options
  • Use styles on the object, property or layer and learn as a graphic style.
  • Use the Touch Type Tool to create moved and rotated letters
  • Use the Envelope Distort tool to warp your type.
  • Outline type to change the look of the font family path.
  • Use the Blob Brush tool and Eraser tool to create shapes.
  • Learn how to use the Brush tool and the Variable Width tool

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