Adobe Illustrator Essentials

By: ER Music Productions & Training  23-07-2012
Keywords: Education & Training Services, Training, Training Consultants

Illustrator is the industry standard graphic drawing program, used to produce and amend graphic icons, maps, symbols, diagrams, cartoons, illustrations, graphs, charts and logos. Even at beginners’ level you can create polished and professional digital illustrations, easily and speedily. Useful to you if: • you need to produce or amend any basic graphic items from the list above. Before the course, you: • should be able to navigate your desktop/system and be familiar with basic universal functions such as “Save”, “Quit” etc.; • need no prior experience of Illustrator. At the end of the day’s course you will: • have produced a simple colour map, a graphic icon, and a posterised illustration; • be comfortable with bezier curves; • and know some basic keyboard shortcuts to improve workflow. Course contents : Basics • Bitmap vs vector • Viewing/opening documents • Title bar info • New document specifications • RGB v CMYK • Browsing • Navigation • Preferences • Most commonly used palettes • Rulers • Guides and grids • Smart guides Shape Tools • Tool bar • Drawing simple shapes • Basic bezier work • Path selection • Basic path amendments • Palette options • Editing tools • Selections Type Tools • Selecting and creating type • Font usage, formatting • Type wrapping around objects • Converting to outlines Transforming shapes • Amending shapes • Multiple transformations: groups Object Relations • Basic fill • Basic strokes • Positioning • Alignment • Transparency • Object groups Layers • Placing • Arranging • Moving objects between layers • Layer attributes Saving and Exporting • Revert • Saving for various software imports • Exporting paths • Drag and dropping • Legacy • Bitmap vs vector export Workflow • Saving the workspace • Hiding edges and guides • View as outline • Keyboard shortcuts Project achievements: • Basic map • Graphic icon • Posterised illustration * Course topic may be modified by the instructor based on the knowledge and the level of the participants.

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