Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Illustrator Training Syllabus

Adobe Illustrator Level 1 Outline

Creating Basic Illustrations

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1 Day Course

Course Description

Adobe Illustrator is a sophisticated graphics program capable of creating complex and attractive illustrations and type effects. You might need to create logos, advertisements and other illustrations in Illustrator. If you have little or no experience with Illustrator, it can be overwhelming to start creating complex illustrations. In this course, you'll start by drawing and manipulating simple shapes to create logos. You'll also combine text and graphics to create advertisements.

Delivery Method

Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured, hands-on activities.

Course Content

Application Overview

Lesson 1: Creating Logos Using Simple Shapes

  • Topic 1A: Choose New Document Settings
  • Topic 1B: Draw Basic Shapes with the Shape Tools
  • Topic 1C: Draw Paths with the Pencil Tool
  • Topic 1D: Format an Object's Fill and Stroke
  • Topic 1E: Manipulate Shapes
  • Topic 1F: Group Objects
  • Topic 1G: Add and Format Type
  • Topic 1H: Export a Logo

Lesson 2: Creating Logos Using Custom Paths

  • Topic 2A: Draw Paths with the Pen Tool
  • Topic 2B: Draw Paths with Corner Points
  • Topic 2C: Continue Paths Using the Pen and Pencil Tools
  • Topic 2D: Apply Spot Colors
  • Topic 2E: Modify Shapes to Make New Shapes
  • Topic 2F: Duplicate Objects
  • Topic 2G: Apply Graphic Styles

Lesson 3: Create a Logo with Type Special Effects

  • Topic 3A: Apply Gradients to Type
  • Topic 3B: Type on a Path
  • Topic 3C: Apply an Envelope to Type

Lesson 4: Creating an Advertisement

  • Topic 4A: Import a Graphic
  • Topic 4B: Aligning and Distributing Objects
  • Topic 4C: Wrap Text

Lesson 5: Adding Body Type

  • Topic 5A: Place and Position Body Type
  • Topic 5B: Format Type with Styles
  • Topic 5C: Fix Spelling Errors
  • Topic 5D: Insert Typographic Characters

Appendix A: Create a Document from a Template

Appendix B: Adobe® Certified Expert (ACE) Objective Mapping

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Paul F Adams

Adobe Certified Instructor

Specialist in the Adobe Creative Suite.