Introduction to Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator’s essential vector tool allows beginners and experts alike to create professional quality print and web designs. Used by design professionals worldwide, Illustrator CS5 provides precision and power with sophisticated drawing tools and a host of time-savers for busy professionals.
In this course, you will learn skills that allow you to take advantage of Illustrator's powerful tools to create illustrations and type effects. Learn to design advertisements and printable documents. Work with colors, gradients, layers, fonts, and photos to create eye-catching illustrations and text effects. We’ll discuss both the print and web uses of this sophisticated graphics program.
Interested in learning more? Join Our Mailing List
After this class, you will be able to:
- Draw objects and edit them by scaling, reflecting, shearing, and more
- Add text to an illustration and edit text attributes to create type effects
- Customize your workspace by manipulating palettes and new CS5 interface features
- Create and modify paths using the Pencil, Pen, Eraser, and Selection tools
- Design complex illustrations by creating and using multiple layers
- Adjust colors, gradients, and transparency in objects and paths
- Prepare Illustrator files for use in print and on the web
What will be covered:
Lesson 1: Illustrator Interface Tools
Lesson 2: How Illustrator Works
Lesson 3: Startup
Lesson 4: Views
Lesson 5: Objects Basics
Lesson 6: Selecting and Copying
Lesson 7: Transform
Lesson 8: Reshape
Lesson 9: Fill & Stroke
Lesson 10: Pen
Lesson 11: Layers
Lesson 12: Create Type
Lesson 13: Style & Edit Type
Lesson 14: Acquiring Images
Lesson 15: Brushes
Lesson 16: Output/Export
Instructor - Nancy Daniel, CTT+
Nancy G. Daniel is a seasoned designer, web developer and instructor well-trained in CMS. She has been an instructor with New Horizons as well as Lodestone of Charlotte and has been a dynamic presence in the web development field for more than ten years.
Nancy worked for several years as a technology and web designer before becoming an instructor for continuing and professional education. While she is a passionate educator, Nancy continues to develop and design with a team of cutting edge technology experts. Nancy holds a degree from West Virginia University and is a Certified Adobe Web and Print Instructor and a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT). Nancy also has a Management Certificate from the American Management Association (AMA).
If you would prefer to register by phone, please contact us at (803) 777-9444.