Illustrator CC: Part 1 - Creating Graphic Designs
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.
To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with the basic functions of your computerâ€™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 the Logical Operations course Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CC (2014) to create illustrations that include graphics and text.
- Identify the components and capabilities of Illustrator CC (2014).
- 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