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Course Name
Adobe Illustrator CS5: Essentials

Contact Hours: 10

Course Description
Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS5 Essentials will teach you all you need to know to get up to speed quickly and easily with this powerful vector design tool. Join award-wining designer Steve Holmes as he shows you how to wield the sheer power of this incredible design and artwork program. Learn real-world techniques and solid processes for creating stunning artwork and layouts for print and digital media, utilizing the biggest and best tools Illustrator has to offer.


Outcome
By completing this course you will learn:
  • Creating, Using & Updating Graphic Styles
  • Building Intricate Logos with the new Shape Builder Tool
  • Making Artwork Pixel-Perfect for Web Export
  • Insanely Accurate Layout Techniques—no excuses!
  • Live Trace & Pantone Colors for T-Shirt Design

Assessment
Project files are included with this course to aid in your learning. There are no exams or tests.


Outline
  • Chapter 1: ILLUSTRATOR INTERFACE & SETUP (32 min)
  • Chapter 2: DOCUMENT SETUP, TEMPLATES & ARTBOARDS (37 min)
  • Chapter 3: CREATING OBJECTS, GUIDES &LAYERS (35 min)
  • Chapter 4: OBJECT EDITING ESSENTIALS
  • Chapter 5: TRANSFORMATION, DUPLICATION & ALIGNMENT
  • Chapter 6: COLOR, GRADIENTS & PATTERNS
  • Chapter 7: DIFFERENT STROKES
  • Chapter 8: SHAPE BUILDER & PATHFINDER
  • Chapter 9: CUSTOM SHAPE CREATION & EDITING
  • Chapter 10: DRAWING & REFINING PATHS
  • Chapter 11: TYPE, STYLES & TYPOGRAPHY
  • Chapter 12: WORKING WITH IMAGES & MASKS
  • Chapter 13: LIVE TRACE TIPS & TRICKS
  • Chapter 14: THE POWER OF APPEARANCE
  • Chapter 15: ADDING SOME POLISH
  • Chapter 16: PRINTING, EXPORTING & PDF FILES
  • Chapter 17: WEB PREPARATION & EXPORT