Illustrator CS5 Level 1 (Basic)

Course Length: 6hrs (1 Day)
You will use Adobe Illustrator CS5 to create illustrations that include graphics and text.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Get acquainted with the Adobe Illustrator CS5 application
  • Create shapes in a document
  • Create custom paths
  • Work with text in an Illustrator document
  • Work with objects
  • Enhance documents
  • Proof documents to make them more accurate
  • Save images for web and print
Target Student:
This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities and who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Getting Acquainted with Adobe Illustrator CS5
Examine Imaging Concepts
Explore the Interface
Customize the Interface

Section 2: Creating Shapes in a Document
Create a Document
Draw Basic Shapes
Save a Document

Section 3: Creating Custom Paths
Draw Paths
Modify Paths

Section 4: Working with Text
Insert Text
Flow Text on a Path
Import Body Text
Format Text with Styles
Thread Text
Apply Hyphenation
Insert Typographic Characters

Section 5: Working with Objects
Import Graphics
Manipulate Objects

Section 6: Enhancing Documents
Format Objects
Apply Strokes
Apply Gradients
Apply Graphic Styles
Apply an Envelope to Text

Section 7: Proofing a Document
Wrap Text
Find and Replace Text
Fix Spelling Errors

Section 8: Saving Images for the Web and Print
Export Images for Print
Save Images for the Web
Save Images as PDFs
Level 1 (Basic)

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