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Course IL10

Adobe Illustrator CC2017: Essentials

If you are interested in this course we offer it as a private onsite class for groups of 4 or more.... Complete our Request for Onsite Quotation Form. We will contact you to arrange a class date that is suitable to you; or, call us at 1-877-246-3436 to learn more about scheduling options.

Compatible with Adobe Illustrator CC, CS6

Dates 2017







Adobe Illustrator has set the standard for vector graphic production in both print and the web. Using Illustrator's powerful suite of tools both the creative and not so creative can efficiently generate compelling graphics for a web interface or print layout. Students will use the Illustrator interface to generate artwork that can be used in a number of different applications.

Course Outline

The Work Area

  • Adjusting the user interface brightness
  • Working with the Tools Panel
  • Exploring the Control Panel
  • Working with Panels
  • Editing panel groups
  • 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
  • Finding resources for using Illustrator
  • Searching for a topic in the Search of Help box
  • Checking for updates

Selecting and Aligning

  • Using the Selection Tool
  • Using the Direct Selection Tool
  • Creating selections with a marquee
  • Creating selections with the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting similar objects
  • Selecing in Outline mode
  • Aligning Objects
  • Aligning objects to each other
  • Aligning to a key object
  • Aligning anchor points
  • Distributing objects
  • Aligning to the artboard
  • Working with groups
  • Group items
  • Working in isolation mode
  • Creating a nested goup
  • Exploring Object arrangement
  • Arranging objects
  • Selecting objects behind
  • Hiding and locking objects

Creating and Editing Shapes

  • Creating a new document
  • Working with basic shapes
  • Understanding drawing modes
  • Creating rectangles
  • Creating rounded rectangles
  • Creating ellipses
  • Creating polygons
  • Working with Draw Behind mode
  • Creating Stars
  • Changing stroke width and alignment
  • Working with line segments
  • Joining paths
  • Using Width tool
  • Outlining strokes
  • Combining and editing shapes
  • Working with the Shape Builder tool
  • Working with Pathfinder effects
  • Working with shape modes
  • Using Draw Inside mode
  • Editing content drawn inside
  • Using the Eraser tool
  • Using Image Trace to create shapes
  • Cleaning up traced artwork

Transforming Objects

  • Working with artboards
  • Adding artboards to the document
  • Resizing artboards
  • Editing document setup options
  • Renaming Artboards
  • Transforming content
  • Working with rulers and guides
  • Scaling objects
  • Reflecting objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Distorting objects with effects
  • Shearing objects
  • Positioning objects precisely
  • Positiong with smart guides
  • Transforming with the Free Transform tool
  • Applying Multiple Transformations

Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools

  • Selecing paths
  • Constraining lines
  • Introducing curved paths
  • Drawing a curve with the Pen tool
  • Drawing a series of curves with the Pen tool
  • Converting smooth points to corner points
  • Combining curves and straight lines
  • Creating the ice cream illustration
  • Drawing the ice cream
  • Drawing half of the ice cream dish
  • Editing curves
  • Deleting and adding anchor points
  • Convert between smooth points and corner points
  • Cutting with the Scissors tool
  • Cutting a dashed line
  • Cutting with the knife tool
  • Adding arrowheads
  • Drawing with the Pencil tool
  • Editing with the Pencil tool

Color and painting

  • Understanding colour
  • Exploring colour modes
  • Understanding the main colour controls
  • Working with colour
  • Applying an existing colour
  • Creating and saving a custom colour as a swatch
  • Creating a copy of a swatch
  • Editing a swatch
  • Creating and editing a global swatch
  • Using the Colour Picker to create colour
  • Using Illustrator swatch libraries
  • Creating a Spot Colour
  • Creating and saving a tint of a colour
  • Adjusting colours
  • Copying appearance attributes
  • Creating a colour group
  • Working with the Color Guide panel
  • Editing a colour group
  • Editing colors in artwork
  • Assigning colours to your artwork
  • Painting with patterns
  • Applying exisiting patterns
  • Creating your own pattern
  • Applying your pattern
  • Editing your pattern
  • Working with Live Paint
  • Creating a Live Paint group
  • Painting with the Live Paint Bucket tool
  • Adding to and modifying a Live Paint goup

Working with Type

  • Working with Type
  • Creating point type
  • Creating area type
  • Converting between area and point type
  • Importing a Plain Text File
  • Working with Overflow Text and Text Reflow
  • Threading Text
  • Creating columns of text
  • Formatting type
  • Changing the Font family and font sty;e
  • Changing font size
  • Changing font colour
  • Changing additional text attributes
  • Modifying text with the Tough Type tool
  • Changing paragraph attributes
  • Working with glyphs
  • Resizing and reshaping type objects
  • Creating and applying text styles
  • Creating and applying a paragraph style
  • Editing a paragraph style
  • Creating and using a character style
  • Editing a character style
  • Sampling text formatting
  • Wraping text
  • Reshaping text with a preset envelope warp
  • Editing the envelope warp
  • Working with type on a path
  • Creating type on a path
  • Creating type on a closed path
  • Editing type on a path options
  • Wrapping text around an object
  • Creating Text Outlines

Working with Layers

  • Creating Layers
  • Seleciting and Moving Objects and Layers
  • Duplicating layer content
  • Moving layers
  • Locking Layers
  • Viewing Layers
  • Pasting Layers
  • Creating Clipping Masks
  • Merging Layers
  • Locating layers
  • Applying Appearance Attributes to Layers
  • Isolating Layers

Blending Colors and Shapes

  • Working with gradients
  • Creating and applying a linear gradient to a fill
  • Adjusting the direction and angle of gradient blend
  • Applying a gradient to a stroke
  • Creating and applying a radial gradient
  • Editing the radial gradient colours
  • Adjusting the radial gradient
  • Applying gradients to multiple objects
  • Exploring other methods for editing gradient colours
  • Adding transparency to gradients
  • Working with blended objects
  • Creating a blend with specified steps
  • Modifying the blend
  • Creating and editing smooth colour blends


Prerequisites: None
Duration: 2 days, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $595.00 CDN+ HST

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

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