Getting Started with Illustrator CC
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Getting Started with Illustrator CC

A step-by-step guide to mastering Adobe’s flagship vector graphics editor!
4.7 (10 ratings)
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80 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2017
English
Price: $100
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Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create eye-popping vector artwork and successfully navigate within Adobe Illustrator
  • Master the fundamentals of vector artwork and Adobe Illustrator
  • See how to create, organize, and edit your vector objects
  • Create and format text, including type along a path
  • Apply non-destructive special effects like shadows, 3D effects, and more
  • Learn how to pull your artwork out of Illustrator and into other graphic file formats
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Requirements
  • Access to a copy of Adobe Illustrator
Description

In Getting Started With Illustrator CC, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you through the fundamentals of Adobe's flagship vector graphics editor. You'll start with the basics: Understanding vector artwork and how it differs from raster images, and how to navigate through and customize Illustrator's interface. Then, it's on to making precise, masterful selections with Illustrator's variety of commands and tools. Next, you'll create and manage your own vector artwork, and learn how to scale, align, and adjust your objects with ease. Typography, including handing text objects and create text along a path comes next, followed by more advanced Illustrator techniques like special effects, Pathfinders, and exporting your work into a variety of file formats. All this and more awaits in Getting Started With Illustrator CC!

Who is the target audience?
  • This introductory course on Illustrator is meant for those looking to get up and running quickly with Adobe's flagship vector editor
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started
3 Lectures 10:52
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Working With Selections
6 Lectures 27:17
Using the Selection Tool
05:07

Using the Direct Selection Tool
04:40

Free-Handing Selections With The Lasso Tool
03:37

Selecting Objects Based On Colour
04:39

Advanced Selection Techniques
05:21

Saving & Reloading Selections
03:53
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Drawing Shapes & Paths
8 Lectures 46:51
Drawing Rectangles & Squares
08:12

Drawing Ovals & Circles
02:21

Drawing Rounded Rectangles, Polygons & Stars
07:13

Drawing Lines, Arcs & Grids
04:46

Drawing With The Pencil Tool (And Erasing Mistakes)
06:11

Understanding Vector Paths
03:11

Introducing Illustrator Brushes
09:11

Using The Blob Brush
05:46
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Managing Objects
10 Lectures 50:23
Moving And Duplicating Objects
05:08

Rotating, Reflecting, And Transforming Shapes
08:46

Precisely Transforming And Positioning Objects
06:59

Precise Positioning Using The Transform Panel
04:55

Automatically Calculating In The Transform Panel
03:49

Controlling Stacking Order
03:14

Grouping And Ungrouping Objects
04:58

Locking And Hiding
03:57

Aligning And Spacing Objects Apart
06:11

Aligning To A Key Object
02:26
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Working With Colour
8 Lectures 53:35
Methods For Applying Fills And Strokes
10:49

Setting Stroke Options
05:19

Creating A Dashed Outline Effect
03:52

Exploring Illustrator's Swatch Libraries
05:50

Mixing And Saving Custom Colours
07:48

Creating, Saving, And Using Custom Gradients
11:26

Filling Objects With Patterns
03:33

Copying Fills And Strokes
04:58
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Working With Type
6 Lectures 37:07
Creating Point And Area Type
06:13

Importing Large Amounts Of Text
07:15

Formatting Text
11:05

Area Type Options
03:44

Creating Type on a Path
05:52

Converting Text To Shapes
02:58
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Going Further With Illustrator
4 Lectures 33:21
Introducing Layers
08:34

Using Illustrator's Pathfinders
06:17

Applying Special Effects
11:30

Exploring The Appearance Panel
07:00
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Saving & Exporting Your Work
2 Lectures 15:10
Saving Your Work In Different File Formats
07:36

Saving Your Work For The Web
07:34
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Wrapping Up
2 Lectures 05:36
Where to Go From Here
05:14

Request a Course
00:22
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