Getting Started with Illustrator CC

A step-by-step guide to mastering Adobe’s flagship vector graphics editor!
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  • Contents Video: 5.5 hours
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  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course 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!

What are the requirements?

  • Access to a copy of Adobe Illustrator

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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

Section 1: Getting Started
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Understanding Raster & Vector Graphics
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03:08
A Crash Course In Graphic File Formats
Preview
04:30
Section 2: Getting Comfortable in the Illustrator Environment
Opening, Creating & Working With Multiple Documents
Preview
10:11
A Tour Of The Illustrator Interface
Preview
09:45
Customizing The Illustrator Environment
Preview
09:27
Saving Saving Interface Workspaces
Preview
02:47
Zooming and Navigation Techniques
Preview
11:28
Using Illustrator's Outline Mode
01:40
Section 3: Working With Selections
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
Section 4: Drawing Shapes & Paths
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
Section 5: Managing Objects
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
Section 6: Working With Colour
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
Section 7: Working With Type
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
Section 8: Going Further With Illustrator
Introducing Layers
08:34
Using Illustrator's Pathfinders
06:17
Applying Special Effects
11:30
Exploring The Appearance Panel
07:00
Section 9: Saving & Exporting Your Work
Saving Your Work In Different File Formats
07:36
Saving Your Work For The Web
07:34
Section 10: Wrapping Up
Where to Go From Here
05:14
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