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Illustrator Part 1

at Computer Training Source, Inc. - Near North Side

Learn the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator and gain the skills needed to create stunning vector graphics. This comprehensive course covers everything from manipulating paths and applying color to working with text and preparing your designs for print and web. Take your design skills to the next level with Illustrator Part 1.

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Price $649
Start Date

Wed, Mar 20, 9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time

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Location Near North Side, Downtown/Loop
420 N Wabash Ave Ste 203
Btwn E Hubbard St & Chicago River
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Class Level Beginner
Age Requirements 18 and older
Average Class Size 10
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this illustrator class:

You will learn to draw shapes, manipulate paths, and use color. This class also covers grouping content, basic typography, object stacking order, layers, print considerations, and exporting your work for both print and web.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting started

• Design Principles, Elements and Graphic Composition

• Raster vs. Vector Graphics

• Navigating & Customizing the Illustrator Interface

Lesson 2: Creating Documents containing Basic Shapes

• Creating and Saving a Document

• Artboards

• Drawing Basic Shapes

Lesson 3: Working with Paths

• Drawing and Modifying Paths

Lesson 4: Creating Graphics containing Customized Text

• Inserting Text

• Flowing Text Along a Path

• Bounded and Threaded Text

• Text Styles

• Typographical Characters

Lesson 5: Customizing Objects

• Import, Link, and Place Graphics

• Transforming and Aligning Objects

Lesson 6: Customizing Basic Shapes

• Fills and Strokes

• Gradients

• Graphic Styles

• Text Distortion

Lesson 7: Preparing Documents

• Update, Wrap, and Hyphenate Text

• Optimize content for Print, Web, and PDF

Refund Policy

  • In order to receive a refund less 5% cancellation fee for a one- or two-day class, you must notify us at least 5 business days in advance of the first class date of your intention to cancel.
  • To reschedule a class, notify us at least 5 business days in advance of the first class date.

In the event that an instructor or the school needs to cancel at the last minute, students will receive a refund.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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  • Illustrator Part 1

    Reviewed by Evan W. on 8/4/2019
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Hi, Can you tell me if these classes are taught on PC or Mac?
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