Duration: 1 Day
Technology: Business Skills
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To meet the demands of individuals and organizations for flexible, reusable, and easily modified visual content, Adobe Systems has created a cadre of applications that collectively provide a scalable, end-to-end solution for nearly every type of visual design project one can contemplate. Called Creative Suite 6 (CS6), the collection of applications perform specialized design tasks while interoperating among each other to deliver superlative content. This course focuses on Illustrator CS6, the component within CS6 used to create “drawn” graphics, while enabling its users to integrate content from other domains (such as photo-oriented graphics and animation, which belong to Photoshop® and Flash®). With Illustrator's many, easily used tools, you will discover that not only can you unlock the same creative impulses you've always had as you've picked up a pencil to sketch out an idea, but also capture those multiple ideas and “what ifs” during the creative process in ways that you never imagined. And for those of you who are just embarking on building your creative skills, you will be surprised at “how good” your work will appear even at the outset of your exploration of the world of graphic design.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CS6 to create illustrations that include graphics and text. You will:
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.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Illustrator® CS6 Topic A: Evaluate Graphics Scalability Topic B: Navigate, View, and Measure Graphics Topic C: 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 Graphics Containing Customized Paths Topic A: Draw Paths Topic B: Modify Paths Lesson 4: Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text Topic A: Insert Text Topic B: Flow Text Along a Path Topic C: Insert Bounded Text Topic D: Thread Text Topic E: Apply Text Styles Topic F: Insert Typographical Characters Lesson 5: Customizing Objects Topic A: Import and Link Graphics Topic B: Alter the Appearance of Objects Lesson 6: Customizing Basic Shapes Topic A: Apply Strokes Topic B: Fill Shapes Topic C: Apply Gradients Topic D: Apply Graphic Styles Topic E: 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 Appendix A: Adobe Illustrator CS6 Certification Exam Objectives
To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with the basic functions of your computer’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 skills and knowledge by taking the Logical Operations course Introduction to Personal Computers Using Windows 7.