Desktop Publishing And Graphics

Illustrator CC Part 1

This course is designed to teach participants how to navigate the Illustrator environment, create a simple illustration, apply color, add drawing paths and work with text, layers, fills and colors.

Dates & Times

CourseDate & TimeLocationCost
Illustrator CC Part 1January 25 - 8:30 - 4:30LathamRegister
Illustrator CC Part 1February 21 - 8:30 - 4:30LathamRegister
Illustrator CC Part 1March 26 - 8:30 - 4:30LathamRegister

Course Outline

Corporate and NYS discounts do not apply for this course.

This course is recommended for individuals who are new to Illustrator or those who are self-taught but want to create clean, professional illustrations with ease for print and digital publishing.

Comprehensive reference manual with participant guide and exercises
Access to participant data files
Follow-up support by email or phone for an unlimited period

Lesson 1: Introducing Illustrator CC

  • Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphics Composition
  • Evaluate Graphics Scalability
  • Navigate the User Interface
  • Customize the User Interface

Lesson 2: Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes

  • Create Documents
  • Save Documents
  • Draw Basic Shapes

Lesson 3: Creating Documents Containing Customized Paths

  • Draw Paths
  • Modify Paths

Lesson 4: Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text

  • Insert Text
  • Apply Flow Text Along a Path
  • Insert Bounded and Threaded Text
  • Apply Text Styles
  • Insert Typographical Characters

Lesson 5: Customizing Objects

  • Import, Place, and Link Graphics
  • Alter the Appearance of Objects

Lesson 6: Customizing Basic Shapes

  • Apply Strokes and Brushes
  • Fill Shapes
  • Apply Graphics Styles
  • Distort Text with Text Envelopes

Lesson 7: Preparing Documents for Deployment

  • Update Text
  • Wrap Text
  • Hyphenate Text
  • Optimize Content for Print
  • Optimize Content for the Web
  • Optimize Content for PDF Documents