Adobe Illustrator Course CC 2020

This Course Includes:

Pass the Adobe Illustrator certification exam with Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 course and lab. The lab provides a hands-on learning experience in a safe, online environment. The Adobe Illustrator course focuses on the objectives of the Illustrator exam and provides skills in creating and editing vector graphics including graphics for print, Web, and mobile platforms. The course also helps to create “drawn” graphics while enabling its users to integrate content from other domains.


What will you get:

The Adobe Illustrator CC exam is a standalone certification from Adobe. The Adobe Illustrator-certified candidate will be able to efficiently create 2D illustrations, text treatments, and precise vector layouts. Candidates for the Adobe Illustrator CC certification exam should also be familiar with tablet input devices, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.

Lessons 1: Introduction

  • How to Use This Course
  • Course-Specific Technical Requirements
  • Setting Up the Course
  • Install the Course Data Files

Lessons 2: Introducing Illustrator

  • Topic A: Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphics Composition
  • Topic B: Evaluate Graphics Scalability
  • Topic C: Navigate the User Interface
  • Topic D: Customise the User Interface

Lessons 3: Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes

  • Topic A: Create Documents
  • Topic B: Save Documents
  • Topic C: Draw Basic Shapes

Lessons 4: Creating Documents Containing Customised Paths

  • Topic A: Draw Paths
  • Topic B: Modify Paths

Lessons 5: Creating Graphics Containing Customised Text

  • Topic A: Insert Text
  • Topic B: Apply Flow Text Along a Path
  • Topic C: Insert Bounded and Threaded Text
  • Topic D: Apply Text Styles
  • Topic E: Insert Typographical Characters

Lessons 6: Customising Objects

  • Topic A: Import, Place, and Link Graphics
  • Topic B: Alter the Appearance of Objects

Lessons 7: Customising Basic Shapes

  • Topic A: Apply Strokes and Brushes
  • Topic B: Fill Shapes
  • Topic C: Apply Graphics Styles
  • Topic D: Distort Text with Text Envelopes

Lessons 8: Preparing Documents for Deployment

  • Topic A: Update Text
  • Topic B: Wrap Text
  • Topic C: Hyphenate Text
  • Topic D: Optimise Content for Print
  • Topic E: Optimise Content for the Web
  • Topic F: Optimise Content for PDF Documents

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator Exam

Lessons 10: Introduction

Lessons 11: Drawing Complex Illustrations

  • Topic A: Apply the Grid, Guides, and Info Panel
  • Topic B: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
  • Topic C: Organise Artwork with Layers
  • Topic D: Create a Perspective Drawing
  • Topic E: Trace Artwork

Lessons 12: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools

  • Topic A: Paint Objects Using Fills and Strokes
  • Topic B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
  • Topic C: Paint with Custom Brushes
  • Topic D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes
  • Topic E: Apply Meshes to Objects
  • Topic F: Apply Patterns

Lessons 13: Customising Colours and Swatches

  • Topic A: Manage Colours
  • Topic B: Customise Swatches
  • Topic C: Manage Colour Groups
  • Topic D: Adjust Colour

Lessons 14: Formatting Type

  • Topic A: Set Character Formats
  • Topic B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type

Lessons 15: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork

  • Topic A: Apply Effects to an Object
  • Topic B: Create Graphic Styles
  • Topic C: Apply a Mask to an Object
  • Topic D: Apply Symbols and Symbol Sets

Lessons 16: Preparing Content for Deployment

  • Topic A: Prepare Artwork for Printing
  • Topic B: Prepare Transparency and Colours for Printing
  • Topic C: Create Slices and Image Maps
  • Topic D: Save Graphics for the Web
  • Topic E: Prepare Documents for Video
  • Topic F: Prepare Files for Other Applications

Lessons 17: Setting Project Requirements

  • Topic A: Identify the Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs
  • Topic B: Determine and Evaluate Standard Copyrighting issues for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use
  • Topic C: Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator Exam

Hands-on LAB Activities

Introducing Illustrator

  • Navigating the User Interface
  • Customising the User Interface

Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes

  • Creating Documents
  • Saving a Document as a Template
  • Drawing Basic Shapes

Creating Documents Containing Customised Paths

  • Drawing Paths
  • Modifying Paths

Creating Graphics Containing Customised Text

Customising Objects

  • Inserting Text
  • Applying Flow Text Along a Path
  • Insert Bounded Text
  • Applying Text Styles
  • Inserting Typographical Characters

Customising Objects

  • Placing the Imported Graphics
  • Altering the Appearance of Objects

Customising Basic Shapes

  • Applying Strokes and Brushes
  • Filling Shapes
  • Applying Graphic Styles
  • Distorting Text with Text Envelopes

Preparing Documents for Deployment

  • Updating Text
  • Wrapping Text
  • Hyphenating Text
  • Optimising Content for Print
  • Optimising Content for the Web
  • Optimising Content for PDF Documents

Drawing Complex Illustrations

  • Setting Guides and Grid Preferences
  • Creating Complex Illustrations
  • Organising Artwork with Layers
  • Creating a Perspective Drawing
  • Tracing a Photograph

Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools

  • Painting Objects with Gradients and Filled Paths
  • Painting Objects Using Live Paint Groups
  • Painting with Custom Brushes
  • Adding Transparency and Blending Modes
  • Applying Meshes to an Object
  • Applying Patterns

Customising Colours and Swatches

  • Managing Colours in Artwork
  • Customising a Swatch
  • Managing a Colour Group
  • Adjusting Colour

Formatting Type

  • Setting Character Formats
  • Applying Advanced Formatting Options to Type

Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork

  • Applying Effects to an Object
  • Creating a Graphic Style
  • Applying Masks to an Object
  • Applying Symbols and Symbol Sets

Preparing Content for Deployment

  • Preparing Artwork for Printing
  • Preparing Transparency and Colours for Printing
  • Creating Slices and Image Maps
  • Saving Graphics for the Web
  • Preparing a File for Use in Other Adobe Applications

Exam FAQs

There are no official prerequisites for the certification exam.

The fee is: Student price: GBP £65 Commercial price: GBP £90




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