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Adobe Illustrator Introduction Training Course

Adobe Illustrator Introduction Training Course

Adobe Illustrator software has become the design tool of choice for anyone who needs to create visual content for  in print, web  and other media. This Adobe Illustrator Introduction training course provides an overview of the software interface, it's tools & features as well as tricks and tips for using Illustrator .





Course Type: In- House, Instructor led.


Duration: 1 day


Certificate: Certificate of completion


Course Content


Getting To Know The Work Area

Understanding the workspace
Working with the Tools panel
The Control panel
Working with panels
Resetting and saving your workspace
Using panel menus
Changing the view of artwork
Using the view commands
Using the Zoom tool
Scrolling through a document
Viewing artwork
Navigating multiple artboards
Using the Navigator panel
Understanding rulers
Arranging multiple documents
Document groups


Selecting And Aligning
Selecting objects
Using the Selection tool
Using the Direct Selection tool
Creating selections with a marquee
Creating selections with the Magic Wand tool
Selecting similar objects
Aligning objects
Align objects to each other
Aligning to a key object
Aligning points
Distributing objects
Aligning to the artboard
Working with groups
Group items
Working in isolation mode
Adding to a group
Object arrangement
Arrange objects
Selecting objects behind
Hiding objects
Applying selection techniques


Creating And Editing Shapes
Creating a document with multiple artboards
Working with basic shapes
Accessing the basic shape tools
Understanding drawing modes
Creating rectangles
Creating rounded rectangles
Creating ellipses
Creating polygons
Draw Inside mode
Changing stroke width and alignment
Working with line segments
Joining paths
Creating Stars
Using the Eraser tool
Using the Width tool
Outlining strokes
Combining and editing shapes
Working with the Shape Builder tool
Working with Pathfinder effects
Working with shape modes
Using Live Trace to create shapes


Transforming Objects
Working with artboards
Adding artboards to the document
Editing artboards
Renaming Artboards
Reordering Artboards
Transforming content
Working with rulers and guides
Scaling objects
Reflecting objects
Rotating objects
Distorting objects
Shearing objects
Positioning objects precisely
Changing the perspective
Multiple transformations
Using the Free Distort effect




Drawing With The Pen And Pencil Tools
Creating straight lines
Creating curved paths
Building a curve
Converting curved points to corner points
Creating the violin illustration
Drawing curves
Selecting a curve
Drawing a curved shape
Drawing different kinds of curves
Drawing the violin shape
Creating the strings
Splitting a path
Adding arrowheads
Creating a dashed line
Editing curves
Deleting and adding anchor points
Convert between smooth points and corner points
Drawing with the Pencil tool
Editing with the Pencil tool
Finishing the violin illustration
Assembling the parts
Painting the artwork
Colour And Painting
Understanding colour
Colour modes
Understanding the colour controls
Creating colour
Building and saving a custom colour
Editing a swatch
Using Illustrator swatch libraries
Creating a spot colour
Using the Colour Picker
Creating and saving a tint of a colour
Copying attributes
Creating colour groups
Working with the Colour Guide panel
Editing a colour group
Editing colours in artwork
Working with the Kuler panel
Assigning colours to your artwork
Adjusting colours
Painting with patterns and gradients
Applying existing patterns
Creating your own pattern
Applying a pattern
Editing a pattern
Working with Live Paint
Creating a Live Paint group
Editing Live Paint regions
Working with Gap Options


Working With Type
Working with type
Creating point type
Creating area type
Importing a plain text fi le
Creating columns of text
Understanding text flow
Working with overflow text and text reflow
Threading text
Resizing type objects
Formatting type
Changing the font size
Changing the font colour
Changing additional text attributes
Changing paragraph attributes
Saving and using styles
Creating and using a paragraph style
Creating and using a character style
Sampling text
Reshaping text with an envelope warp
Wrapping text around an object
Creating text on open paths
Creating text on closed paths
Creating text outlines

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