Illustrator Fundamentals: An Introduction to Illustrator CC

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

Illustrator Fundamentals Training Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Introducing Adobe Illustrator
  • Starting Illustrator and opening a file
  • Understanding the workspace
  • Changing the view of artwork
  • Navigating multiple artboards
  • Arranging multiple documents

Lesson 2: Selecting and Aligning

  • Getting started
  • Selecting objects
  • Aligning objects
  • Working with groups
  • Exploring object arrangement
  • Hiding and locking objects

Lesson 3: Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard

  • Creating a new document
  • Working with basic shapes
  • Editing and combining paths and shapes
  • Working with drawing modes
  • Using Image Trace to create shapes

Lesson 4: Transforming Objects

  • Working with artboards
  • Transforming content
  • Create a PDF

Lesson 5: Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools

  • Getting started with the Pen tool
  • Creating the ice cream illustration
  • Drawing and editing with the Pencil tool

Lesson 6: Using Color and Patterns to Enhance Signage

  • Understanding color
  • Working with color
  • Painting with patterns
  • Working with Live Paint

Lesson 7: Adding Type to a Poster

  • Adding type to a poster
  • Formatting type
  • Creating and applying text styles
  • Warping text
  • Working with type on a path
  • Wrapping text around an object
  • Creating text outlines

Lesson 8: Organizing Your Artwork with Layers

  • Creating layers and sublayers
  • Editing layers and objects
  • Pasting layers
  • Viewing layers
  • Applying appearance attributes to layers
  • Creating a clipping mask

Lesson 9: Blending Colors and Shapes

  • Working with gradients
  • Working with blended objects

Lesson 10: Creating Logos with Brushes

  • Working with brushes
  • Using Calligraphic brushes
  • Using Art brushes
  • Using Bristle brushes
  • Using Pattern brushes
  • Working with the Blob Brush tool

Lesson 11: Exploring creativity with effects and graphic styles

  • Using live effects
  • Applying Photoshop effects
  • Working with 3D effects
  • Creating a revolved object
  • Changing the lighting of a 3D object
  • Mapping a symbol to the 3D artwork
  • Where to put the Effect