Illustrator CC: Part 2 - Creating Complex Illustrations


Description You have created simple artwork by using the basic drawing and painting tools available in Adobe® Illustrator® CC (2014). You now want to use advanced tools, options, and effects to create complex artwork. In addition, you want to ensure that your artwork is ready for commercial printing and also save it for the web. In this course, you will draw complex illustrations and enhance them by using various painting options. You will also use painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web. This course covers the Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator CC objectives to help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam. This course is also designed to cover the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam objectives.

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

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CC to create complex illustrations, format illustrations and type, and prepare documents for print and web.

You will:

  • Draw complex illustrations.
  • Enhance artwork by using painting tools.
  • Customize colors and swatches.
  • Format type.
  • Enhance the appearance of artwork.
  • Prepare content for deployment.
  • Set up project requirements.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Drawing Complex Illustrations

Topic A: Apply the Grid, Guides, and Info Panel

Topic B: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations

Topic C: Organize Artwork with Layers

Topic D: Create a Perspective Drawing

Topic E: Trace Artwork

Lesson 2: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools

Topic A: Paint Objects Using Fills and Strokes

Topic B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups

Topic C: Paint with Custom Brushes

Topic D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes

Topic E: Apply Meshes to Objects

Topic F: Apply Patterns

Lesson 3: Customizing Colors and Swatches

Topic A: Manage Colors

Topic B: Customize Swatches

Topic C: Manage Color Groups

Topic D: Adjust Color

Lesson 4: Formatting Type

Topic A: Set Character Formats

Topic B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type

Lesson 5: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork

Topic A: Apply Effects to an Object

Topic B: Create Graphic Styles

Topic C: Apply a Mask to an Object

Topic D: Apply Symbols and Symbol Sets

Lesson 6: Preparing Content for Deployment

Topic A: Prepare Artwork for Printing

Topic B: Prepare Transparency and Colors for Printing

Topic C: Create Slices and Image Maps

Topic D: Save Graphics for the Web

Topic E: Prepare Documents for Video

Topic F: Prepare Files for Other Applications

Lesson 7: Setting Project Requirements

Topic A: Identify the Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs

Topic B: Determine and Evaluate Standard Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use

Topic C: Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities

Appendix A: Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator CC Certification Exam Objectives

Appendix B: Adobe Certified Expert Illustrator CC Exam Mappings