Adobe Illustrator CC Introduction

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Table of Contents

Starting with Illustrator CC

Understanding Vector Graphics

Starting Illustrator in Windows 8

Opening an Illustrator Document

The Status Bar

Understanding Artboards

Closing a Document & Exiting Illustrator

Navigating Illustrator

Understanding Panels

Displaying and Hiding Panels

Floating and Docking Panels

Understanding the Tools Panel

Working with the Tools Panel

Understanding Workspaces

Working with Workspaces

Working with the Control Panel

Navigating with the Hand Tool

Navigating with the Navigation Panel

Changing Document Views

Using the Zoom Tool

Creating and Using Custom Views

Working with Objects

Understanding Paths & Selection Tools

Selecting with the Selection Tool

Working with Isolation Mode

Selecting Multiple Objects

Making Marquee Selections

Selecting with the Direct Selection Tool

Selecting with the Magic Want Tool

Understanding Smart Guides

Moving Objects

Copying Objects

Grouping and &Ungrouping Objects

Locking & Unlocking Objectss

The Alignment & Distribution Tools

Aligning Objects

Distributing Objects

Inserting Images

Deleting Objects

Saving & Printing

Understanding Save & Export Options

Understanding File Formats

Exporting an Illustrator Document

Saving for a MS Office Program

Saving as a PDF File

Saving an Illustrator Document for the Web

Printing an Illustrator Documen

Packaging a Document

Getting Help

Understanding the Help Menu

Using Help

Searching for Online Help

Setting Up a New Document

Understanding Templates

Understanding Document Presents

Adjusting Units of Measure

Creating a Document

Saving a New Document

Working with a Document

Understanding Artboard Options

Moving & Resizing Artboard

Crating & Deleting Artboards

Understanding Grids, Guides & Rulers

Displaying & Hiding Rulers

Making Guides

Locking, Unlocking & Clearing Guides

Viewing & Hiding the Grid


Understanding Layers & Sublayers

Understanding the Layers Panel

Working with the Layers Panel

Crating Layers & Sublayers

Naming Layers and Assigning Colours

Grouping Layers

Reassigning Objects to Different Layers

Rearranging Layers

Hiding & Displaying Layers

Locking & Unlocking Layers

Deleting Layers


Understanding the Shape & Colour Tools

Preparing the Workspace

Creating Basic Shapes

Creating Polygons

Creating Other Shapes

Creating Lines & Spirals

Editing Path Segments

Using Offset Path

Understanding Drawing Modes

Colour, Fill & Stroke

Understanding File & Stroke

Understanding colour

Understanding Colour Controls

Applying Colour Using the Colour Panel

Applying Colour Using the Swatches Pane

Applying Colour Using the Eyedropper Tool

Swapping Fill & Stroke Colours

Working with Stroke Weight

Working with Stroke Width

Applying dashes to Strokes


Understanding Gradients

Applying a Linear Gradient

Changing the Direction of a Gradient

Changing colours in a Gradient

Adding Colours to a Gradient

Applying a radial gradient

Saving a gradient

Applying gradients to Strokes

Working with Type

Understanding Type in Illustrator

Understanding formatting options

Inserting & formatting Point type

Inserting and formatting area type

Importing text

Threading text

Cutting & Pasting Text

Formatting Text

Formatting paragraphs

Copying Formatting with the Eyedropper Tool

Creating Columns of Text

Text & Objects

Wrapping Text around an object

Typing on a Path

Working with Options for Path Type

Transforming Path Type Objects

Converting Text into Editable Paths

Working with Character Objects

The Touch Type Tool Styles

Introduction to Drawing

Understanding Drawing in Illustrator

Drawing a Straight Path with the Pen Tool

Drawing Closed Paths with the Pen Tool

Drawing curved paths with the pen tool

Drawing objects with curved paths

Adjusting curves created by the pen tool

Drawing paths with the curvature tool

Drawing paths with the pencil tool

Add fill to closed paths

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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator CC – Full Day