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Illustrator Part 1

Learn the essential skills of Adobe Illustrator in this comprehensive online course. Gain hands-on experience drawing shapes, manipulating paths, and working with color. Explore typography, object stacking, and exporting your creations for both print and web applications.

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  • 18 and older
  • $649
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  • Online Classroom
  • 7 hours
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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

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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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