Adobe Illustrator CC (2022) Course



Course Details:

Length: 3 days

Price: $1,330/person (USD)

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Course Features:

Live Instructor Teaching

Certificate of Completion

Courseware: Print

Hands-On Learning?: Yes

Software Lab Included?: Yes

Delivery Methods:

Live Online

Individuals and Groups
@ Your Location or Our Labs

Onsite for Teams

Group Teams
@ Your Organization

This is an instructor-led course. It is taught by an instructor live online or at organizations for groups.
For team training, we can teach onsite at your office or private live online.

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Course Overview

This 3-day course teaches students step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator CC. The 15 project-based lessons show users the key techniques for realizing your creative potential with Adobe Illustrator CC. Following hands-on step-by-step projects, users create logos, illustrations, posters, and more.

Explore the Essentials workspace that makes learning Illustrator even easier. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to free-form painting, you’ll build a solid foundation in Illustrator as you progress through the lessons.


Register Early: Registration Deadline is 2 Weeks Prior to Class Start.


Course Notes

Adobe Versions That Can Attend: CC 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, & 2018 (Microsoft Windows PC or Macintosh)
Course Taught With: CC version 2022 (Microsoft Windows PC) Software and Courseware

Related Certifications

ACP: Adobe Illustrator Certification

Certification Notes: Certification exams are administered by third party testing companies. Our courses prepare you for the certification exam, which is an additional fee paid to the testing provider. You must contact the corresponding testing provider to take a certification exam.


Course Topics

GETTING STARTED - 1
About Classroom in a Book
Prerequisites
Installing the program
Fonts used in this book
Online Content
Lesson files
Web Edition
Accessing the lesson files and Web Edition
Restoring default preferences
To delete or save the current Illustrator preferences file
To restore saved preferences after completing the lessons
Additional resources
Adobe Authorized Training Partners

WHAT'S NEW IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR (2022 RELEASE) - 6
Apply 3D effects and materials
Share for collaborative commenting
Find what you need with the Discover panel
Other enhancements

A QUICK TOUR OF ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR (2022 RELEASE) - 8
Starting the lesson
Creating a new document
Drawing shapes
Editing shapes
Combine shapes using the Shape Builder tool
Applying and editing color
Transforming artwork
Recoloring artwork
Creating and editing a gradient
Editing strokes
Creating with the Curvature tool
Applying a brush
Working with type
Warping text
Working with effects
Adding more text for practice
Aligning artwork

Chapter 1: GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA - 28
Introducing Adobe Illustrator
Opening an Illustrator file
Exploring the workspace
Getting to know the toolbar
Finding more tools
Working with the Properties panel
Working with panels
Moving and docking panels
Switching workspaces
Saving a workspace
Using panel and context menus
Changing the view of artwork
Using view commands
Using the Zoom tool
Panning in a document
Panning with the Navigator panel
Viewing artwork
Navigating multiple artboards
Rotating the view
Arranging multiple documents

Chapter 2: TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTING ARTWORK - 58
Starting the lesson
Selecting objects
Using the Selection tool
Selecting and editing with the Direct Selection tool
Selecting with a marquee
Hiding and locking objects
Unlocking objects
Selecting similar objects
Selecting in Outline mode
Aligning objects
Aligning objects to each other
Aligning to a key object
Distributing objects
Aligning anchor points
Aligning to the artboard
Working with groups
Grouping items
Editing a group in Isolation mode
Creating a nested group
Exploring object arrangement
Arranging objects

Chapter 3: USING SHAPES TO CREATE ARTWORK FOR A POSTCARD - 82
Starting the lesson
Creating a new document
Working with basic shapes
Creating rectangles
Editing rectangles
Rounding corners
Rounding individual corners
Creating and editing ellipses
Creating and editing circles
Changing stroke width and alignment
Creating a polygon
Editing the polygon
Creating a star
Editing the star
Drawing lines
Using Image Trace to convert images into editable vector art
Cleaning up traced artwork
Working with drawing modes
Placing artwork
Using Draw Inside mode
Editing content drawn inside
Working with Draw Behind mode
Finishing up

Chapter 4: EDITING AND COMBINING SHAPES AND PATHS - 112
Starting the lesson
Editing paths and shapes
Cutting with the Scissors tool
Joining paths
Cutting with the Knife tool
Cutting in a straight line with the Knife tool
Outlining strokes
Using the Eraser tool
Erasing in a straight line
Assemble the first dinosaur
Creating a compound path
Combining shapes
Start by creating a shape
Working with the Shape Builder tool
Assemble the second dinosaur
Combining objects using Pathfinder effects
Understanding shape modes
Reshaping a path
Using the Width tool
Assemble the last dinosaur

Chapter 5: TRANSFORMING ARTWORK - 138
Starting the lesson
Working with artboards
Drawing a custom-sized artboard
Creating a new artboard
Editing artboards
Copying artboards between documents
Aligning and arranging artboards
Setting options for artboards
Reordering artboards
Working with rulers and guides
Creating guides
Editing the ruler origin
Transforming content
Working with the bounding box
Positioning artwork using the Properties panel
Scaling objects precisely
Rotating objects with the Rotate tool
Scale using Transform Each
Shearing objects
Transforming with the Free Transform tool
Using repeats
Applying a mirror repeat
Editing a mirror repeat
Using grid and radial repeats
Adding the Puppet Warp tool to the toolbar
Adding pins
Rotating pins

Chapter 6: USING THE BASIC DRAWING TOOLS - 166
Starting the lesson
Creating with the Curvature tool
Drawing paths with the Curvature tool
Drawing a river path
Editing a path with the Curvature tool
Creating corners with the Curvature tool
Creating dashed lines
Creating with the Pencil tool
Drawing paths with the Pencil tool
Drawing straight lines with the Pencil tool
Joining with the Join tool
Finishing the Camp logo
Adding arrowheads to paths

Chapter 7: DRAWING WITH THE PEN TOOL - 184
Starting the lesson
Why use the Pen tool?
What can you create with the Pen tool?
Starting with the Pen tool
Creating straight lines to make a crown
Adding some color to the crown
Selecting and editing paths in the crown
Drawing a house with the Pen tool
Adding some color to the house
Starting with curved paths
Drawing a curve with the Pen tool
Drawing a series of curves with the Pen tool
Converting smooth points to corner points
Combining curves and straight lines
Creating artwork with the Pen tool
Drawing the swan
Editing paths and points
Deleting and adding anchor points
Converting between smooth points and corner points
Converting anchors with the Anchor Point tool
Practice with the Convert Anchor point tool

Chapter 8: USING COLOR TO ENHANCE ARTWORK - 210
Starting the lesson
Exploring color modes
Working with color
Applying an existing color
Creating a custom color
Saving a color as a swatch
Creating a copy of a swatch
Editing a global swatch
Editing a non-global swatch
Using the Color Picker to create color
Using Illustrator swatch libraries
Adding a spot color
Creating and saving a tint of a color
Converting colors
Copying appearance attributes
Creating a color group
Using the Color Guide panel for creative inspiration
Using Recolor Artwork to edit colors in artwork
Recoloring artwork
Sampling color
Working with Live Paint
Creating a Live Paint group
Painting with the Live Paint Bucket tool
Modifying a Live Paint group

Chapter 9: ADDING TYPE TO A PROJECT - 240
Starting the lesson
Adding text
Adding text at a point
Adding area type
Converting between area type and point type
Area type auto sizing
Importing a plain-text file
Threading text
Formatting type
Changing font family and font style
Activating Adobe Fonts
Applying fonts to text in Illustrator
Fixing missing fonts
Changing font size
Changing the color of the text
Changing additional character formatting
Changing paragraph formatting
Working with glyphs
Vertically aligning area type
Using glyph snapping
Resizing and reshaping type objects
Creating columns of text
Reshaping type objects
Sampling text formatting
Creating and applying text styles
Creating and applying a paragraph style
Practicing paragraph styles
Editing a paragraph style
Creating and applying a character style
Editing a character style
Wrapping text
Curving text on a path
Warping text
Reshaping text with a preset envelope warp
Editing the envelope warp
Creating text outlines

Chapter 10: ORGANIZING YOUR ARTWORK WITH LAYERS - 274
Starting the lesson
Understanding layers
Creating layers and sublayers
Creating new layers
Creating a sublayer
Editing layers and objects
Finding content in the Layers panel
Moving content between layers
Viewing layer content differently
Reordering layers and content
Locking and hiding layers
Duplicating layer content
Pasting layers
Applying appearance attributes to a layer
Creating a clipping mask

Chapter 11: GRADIENTS, BLENDS, AND PATTERNS - 298
Starting the lesson
Working with gradients
Applying a linear gradient to a fill
Editing a gradient
Saving a gradient as a swatch
Adjusting a linear gradient fill
Applying a linear gradient to a stroke
Editing a gradient on a stroke
Applying a radial gradient to artwork
Editing the colors in the radial gradient
Adjusting the radial gradient
Applying gradients to multiple objects
Adding transparency to gradients
Applying a freeform gradient
Editing a freeform gradient in Points mode
Applying color stops in Lines mode
Working with blended objects
Creating a blend with specified steps
Modifying a blend
Creating and editing a smooth color blend
Creating patterns
Applying an existing pattern
Creating your own pattern
Applying your pattern
Editing your pattern

Chapter 12: USING BRUSHES TO CREATE AN AD - 328
Starting the lesson
Working with brushes
Using Calligraphic brushes
Types of brushes
Applying a Calligraphic brush to artwork
Editing a brush
Drawing with the Paintbrush tool
Editing paths with the Paintbrush tool
Removing a brush stroke
Using Art brushes
Applying an existing Art brush
Creating an Art brush
Editing an Art brush
Using Pattern brushes
Creating a Pattern brush
Applying a Pattern brush
Editing the Pattern brush
Using Bristle brushes
Changing Bristle brush options
Painting with a Bristle brush
Grouping Bristle brush paths
Working with the Blob Brush tool
Drawing with the Blob Brush tool
Editing with the Eraser tool

Chapter 13: EXPLORING CREATIVE USES OF EFFECTS AND GRAPHIC STYLES - 356
Starting the lesson
Using the Appearance panel
Editing appearance attributes
Adding anotherfill to content
Adding multiple strokes and fills to text
Reordering appearance attributes
Using live effects
Applying an effect
Editing an effect
Styling text with a Warp effect
Temporarily disabling effects to make edits
Applying other effects
Applying a Photoshop effect
Working with 3D and Materials
Using graphic styles
Applying an existing graphic style
Creating and applying a graphic style
Updating a graphic style
Applying a graphic style to a layer
Scaling strokes and effects

Chapter 14: CREATING ARTWORK FOR A T-SHIRT - 384
Starting the lesson
Working with symbols
Using default Illustrator symbol libraries
Editing a symbol
Working with dynamic symbols
Creating a symbol
Breaking a link to a symbol
Replacing symbols
Working with Creative Cloud libraries
Adding assets to a Creative Cloud library
Using library assets
Updating a library asset
Working with global editing

Chapter 15: PLACING AND WORKING WITH IMAGES - 406
Starting the lesson
Combining artwork
Placing image files
Placing an image
Transforming a placed image
Cropping an image
Placing a Photoshop document
Placing multiple images
Masking images
Applying a simple mask to an image
Editing a clipping path (mask)
Masking with a shape
Masking an object with text
Finishing the masked text
Creating an opacity mask
Editing an opacity mask
Working with image links
Finding link information
Embedding and unembedding images
Replacing an image

Chapter 16: SHARING PROJECTS - 432
Starting the lesson
Fixing the missing image link
Packaging a file
Creating a PDF
Creating pixel-perfect drawings
Previewing artwork in Pixel Preview
Aligning new artwork to the pixel grid
Aligning existing artwork to the pixel grid
Exporting artboards and assets
Exporting artboards
Exporting assets

INDEX - 448
Contributors
Production Notes

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