Course Description

This course covers the fundamentals of Illustrator CS6, which is used primarily to work with vector-based graphics. After getting familiar with the Illustrator CS6 environment, students will learn how to create a simple illustration by creating and manipulating shapes and by drawing and editing paths. Students will also learn how to apply color, gradients, and transparency. They will then learn how to work with text and layers.

Course Outline

Getting Started

  • Exploring the workspace
  • Viewing artwork
  • Rulers, grids, guides, and crop marks

Drawing Basics

  • Creating a document
  • Drawing shapes
  • Drawing lines

Transforming and Combining Objects

  • Selecting objects
  • Transforming objects
  • Combining objects
  • Creating layers

Working with Colour

  • Selecting colour
  • Using Swatches
  • Managing swatches

Working with Paths

  • Understanding points and paths
  • Drawing with the Pen tool
  • Drawing with the Pencil tool
  • Editing paths

Creating and Formatting Text

  • Selecting Text
  • Character formatting
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Character and paragraph styles

Painting with Fills and Strokes

Painting methods
Creating and using gradients
Working with Live Paint groups

Appendix A: ACE Exam Objectives Map

Comprehensive exam objectives


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