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Designed for those who have little or no experience using Adobe Illustrator &need to learn the basics skills that are necessary to begin using this program effectively. Prior taking this course you should have a basic understanding of your computer's OS

Course Outline

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 €oedrawn€ 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 €oewhat 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 €oehow good€ your work will appear even at the outset of your exploration of the world of graphic design.

Course Objectives:

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:

ۥIdentify the components and capabilities of Illustrator CS6.
ۥCreate basic shapes.
ۥCreate custom paths.
ۥCreate graphics that contain custom text.
ۥCustomize objects.
ۥCustomize basic shapes.
ۥPrepare documents for deployment.

Target Student:€

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.

Course Content:

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

Prerequisites & Certificates

Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computer's operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy

Compuease Cancellation Policy
We at Compuease work hard to arrange our schedules around your needs. Last minute cancellations put additional strain on our schedules and therefore we have the following Cancellation Policy for our Public Classes. You may cancel or reschedule a registration at any time up to 10 business days before the class without penalty. Canceling or rescheduling a registration within 10 business days requires full payment of the course fee. You are welcome to transfer your seat in a class to another individual at any time before the class.

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I found the instructor at CompuEase "Desiree" very patient and helpful! She is very knowledgeable and takes the time to help me through this training - especially since I've never used it before. Thank you! Connie
Reviewed by 2011
This was an awesome course. The trainer was fabulous, very hands on. I would highly recommend.
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