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.
Cost: Price on application
Duration: 1 day
This course is not available as part of our public schedule but can be provided on a customised client specific basis.
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.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CS6 to create illustrations that include graphics and text.
Identify the components and capabilities of Illustrator CS6.
Create basic shapes.
Create custom paths.
Create graphics that contain custom text.
Customize basic shapes.
Prepare documents for deployment
Introduction to Illustrator CS6 :
Evaluate Graphics Scalability
Navigate, View, and Measure Graphics
Customize the User Interface
Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes :
Draw Basic Shapes
Creating Graphics Containing Customized Paths:
Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text :
Flow Text Along a Path
Insert Bounded Text
Apply Text Styles
Insert Typographical Characters
Customizing Objects :
Import and Link Graphics
Alter the Appearance of Objects
Customizing Basic Shapes :
Apply Graphic Styles
Distort Text with Text Envelopes
Preparing Documents for Deployment :
Optimize Content for Print
Optimize Content for the Web
Optimize Content for PDF Documents