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Illustrator CC 2019 Essential Training

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Overview

Learn how to use the 2019 version of Adobe Illustrator CC, the illustration and vector drawing application, to create artwork for print, the web, or use in other applications.

Adobe Illustrator CC can help you accomplish many different design tasks—from creating minimalistic logos to full-blown illustrations. For this reason, this course teaches core concepts and techniques that can be applied to any workflow for print, the web, or assets that will find their way into other applications. Instructor Tony Harmer explains key elements of Adobe Illustrator, such as artboards, workspaces, layers, and shapes. Tony discusses vector graphics—which are composed of paths, strokes, and fills—and shows how to create and edit them using the Illustrator drawing tools. He also covers how to organize artwork into groups and layers, combine and clean up paths, work with type and effects, leverage CC Libraries, print and export your work, and much more.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • How to send feedback
1. Getting Started
  • What is Adobe Illustrator?
  • Installing Illustrator via Creative Cloud
  • Touring the Illustrator interface
  • Scaling the Illustrator interface
2. Navigating
  • Navigating a single document
  • Working with Illustrator panels
  • The Properties panel
  • The new Illustrator toolbox
  • Creating your own Illustrator workspace
  • Creating and using custom views
3. Working with Artboards
  • What are Illustrator artboards?
  • Working with multi-artboard documents
  • Arranging Illustrator artboards
4. Artwork Basics
  • Using the Selection and Direct Selection tools
  • Drawing basic shapes
  • Drawing with the line tools
5. Working with Layers
  • Layers in Illustrator files
  • Working with layers
  • Using layers to target objects
6. Working with Objects
  • Arranging and grouping Illustrator objects
  • Working with groups in layers
  • The Group Selection tool
  • Using Isolation mode
  • Transforming objects
  • Repeating transformations
  • Using Transform Each
  • Aligning objects
  • Distributing objects
7. Working with Fills and Strokes
  • Solid, gradient, and pattern fills
  • Creating and using gradient fills
  • The Gradient Annotator
  • Adding strokes to your objects
  • Adding endpoints and dashed lines to your strokes
  • Creating variable-width strokes
  • Gradient strokes
8. Working with Color
  • Understanding CMYK vs. RGB color
  • Understanding spot and global swatches
  • Using tints
  • Working with color groups
  • Color libraries and ASE files
9. The Illustrator Appearance Panel
  • What are appearances?
  • Exploring the Appearance panel
  • Applying multiple fills and strokes
  • Working with effects
  • Creating and using graphic styles
10. Drawing in Illustrator
  • Creating compound paths and shapes
  • The Pathfinder panel
  • Creating artwork with the Shape Builder tool
  • Using the Shaper tool
  • The Pencil and Brush tools
  • Smoothing paths
11. Working with the Pen Tool
  • Know your Pen tool
  • Mastering the Pen tool
  • The Curvature tool
12. Using Images in Illustrator
  • Placing images in Illustrator
  • Embedding images in your Illustrator documents
  • Cropping images
  • Using clipping masks
  • Using the Image Trace panel
  • Converting pixels into paths
13. Working with Type
  • Creating point type
  • Creating area type
  • Exploring character options
  • The Touch Type tool
  • Converting type to paths
  • Exploring paragraph options
  • Adding Adobe fonts
  • Type on a path
  • SVG fonts
14. Creative Cloud and Illustrator
  • CC Libraries
  • Using CC Libraries
  • Mobile tools and Illustrator
15. Printing and Exporting Artwork
  • Printing your artwork
  • Packaging files for print production
  • Save for Web (Legacy)
  • Using the Asset Export panel
  • Exporting image files
  • Opening PDF files in Illustrator
Conclusion
  • Deciding which courses to watch next

Taught by

Tony Harmer

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