Adobe Illustrator CC Part 1


COURSE COST: $325.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This course focuses on Adobe® Illustrator® CC (2019), the component within CC 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 Flash®). With Illustrator's many, easily used tools, you will discover that not only can you unlock the same creative impulses you've always had as you've 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.


This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities and who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.

This course is a great component of your preparation for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Illustrator CC exam and the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator exam. See the files in the Exam Mapping for Illustrator CC folder in the course data files for information on how the exam topics are addressed in the material.

To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with the basic functions of your computer’s 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.

You can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking one of the following Logical Operations courses:
Using Microsoft® Windows® 8.1
Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 7


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware. Course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run. Course may run virtually as a Virtual Instructor-Led (VILT) class if the minimum enrollment is not met.


Course Objectives:
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.

Lesson 1: Introducing Illustrator CC
Topic A: Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphics Composition
Topic B: Evaluate Graphics Scalability
Topic C: Navigate the User Interface
Topic D: Customize the User Interface

Lesson 2: Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes
Topic A: Create Documents
Topic B: Save Documents
Topic C: Draw Basic Shapes

Lesson 3: Creating Documents Containing Customized Paths
Topic A: Draw Paths
Topic B: Modify Paths

Lesson 4: Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text
Topic A: Insert Text
Topic B: Apply Flow Text Along a Path
Topic C: Insert Bounded and Threaded Text
Topic D: Apply Text Styles
Topic E: Insert Typographical Characters

Lesson 5: Customizing Objects
Topic A: Import, Place, and Link Graphics
Topic B: Alter the Appearance of Objects

Lesson 6: Customizing Basic Shapes
Topic A: Apply Strokes and Brushes
Topic B: Fill Shapes
Topic C: Apply Graphics Styles
Topic D: Distort Text with Text Envelopes

Lesson 7: Preparing Documents for Deployment
Topic A: Update Text
Topic B: Wrap Text
Topic C: Hyphenate Text
Topic D: Optimize Content for Print
Topic E: Optimize Content for the Web
Topic F: Optimize Content for PDF Documents