Adobe Illustrator Course

GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA

Introducing Adobe Illustrator
Starting Illustrator and opening a file
Exploring the workspace
Getting to know the Tools panel
Finding more tools
Working with the Properties panel
Working with panels
Docking panels
Switching workspaces
Saving a workspace
Using panel and context menus
Changing the view of artwork
Using view commands
Using the Zoom tool
Scrolling through a document
Viewing artwork
Navigating artboards
Using the Artboards panel
Arranging multiple documents
Finding resources for using Illustrator

TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTING ARTWORK

Starting the lesson
Selecting objects
Using the Selection tool
Selecting and editing with the Direct Selection tool
Creating selections with a marquee
Hiding and locking objects
Selecting similar objects
Selecting in Outline mode
Aligning objects
Aligning objects to each other
Aligning to a key object
Distributing objects
Aligning anchor points
Aligning to the artboard
Working with groups
Grouping items
Editing a group in Isolation mode
Creating a nested group
Exploring object arrangement
Arranging objects
Selecting objects behind

USING SHAPES TO CREATE ARTWORK FOR A POSTCARD

Starting the lesson
Creating a new document
Working with basic shapes
Creating and editing rectangles
Rounding corners
Working with rounded corners
Creating and editing ellipses
Changing stroke width and alignment
Creating and editing a circle
Creating polygons
Editing the polygons
Creating a star
Drawing lines
Working with the Shaper tool
Drawing shapes with the Shaper tool
Punching and combining shapes with the Shaper tool
Using Image Trace
Working with drawing modes
Using the Draw Inside mode
Working with Draw Behind mode
Finishing up

EDITING AND COMBINING SHAPES AND PATHS

Starting the lesson
Editing paths and shapes
Cutting with the Scissors tool
Joining paths
Cutting with the Knife tool
Outlining strokes
Using the Eraser tool
Creating a compound path
Combining shapes
Working with the Shape Builder tool
Combining objects using Pathfinder effects
Creating the trailer
Reshaping a path
Using the Width tool
Finishing up the illustration

TRANSFORMING ARTWORK

Starting the lesson
Working with artboards
Adding artboards to a document
Editing artboards
Aligning artboards
Renaming artboards
Reordering artboards
Working with rulers and guides
Creating guides
Editing the ruler origin
Transforming content
Working with the bounding box
Positioning artwork using the Properties panel
Scaling objects
Reflecting objects
Rotating objects
Distorting objects with effects
Transforming with the Free Transform tool
Shearing objects
Using Puppet Warp

CREATING AN ILLUSTRATION WITH THE DRAWING TOOLS

Starting the lesson
An intro to drawing with the Pen tool
Selecting paths
Drawing straight lines with the Pen tool
Introducing curved paths
Drawing a curve with the Pen tool
Drawing a series of curves with the Pen tool
Converting smooth points to corner points
Combining curves and straight lines
Creating artwork with the Pen tool
Drawing the swan
Editing paths and points
Deleting and adding anchor points
Converting between smooth points and corner points
Working with the Anchor Point tool
Working with the Curvature tool
Editing with the Curvature tool
Finishing the leaves
Creating a dashed line
Adding arrowheads to paths
Working with the Pencil tool
Drawing free-form paths with the Pencil tool
Drawing straight segments with the Pencil tool
Joining with the Join tool

USING COLOR TO ENHANCE SIGNAGE

Starting the lesson
Exploring color modes
Working with color
Applying an existing color
Creating a custom color
Saving a color as a swatch
Creating a copy of a swatch
Editing a global swatch
Editing a nonglobal swatch
Using the Color Picker to create color
Using Illustrator swatch libraries
Adding a spot color
Creating and saving a tint of a color
Converting colors
Copying appearance attributes
Creating a color group
Creative inspiration with the Color Guide panel
Editing a color group in the Edit Colors dialog box
Editing colors in artwork
Assigning colors to your artwork
Working with Live Paint
Creating a Live Paint group
Painting with the Live Paint Bucket tool
Modifying a Live Paint group

ADDING TYPE TO A POSTER

Starting the lesson
Adding type to the poster
Adding text at a point
Adding area type
Working with Auto Sizing
Converting between area type and point type
Importing a plain-text file
Threading text
Formatting type
Changing font family and font style
Fixing missing fonts
Changing font size
Changing font color
Changing additional character formatting
Changing paragraph formatting
Modifying text with the Touch Type tool
Working with Glyphs
Resizing and reshaping type objects
Creating columns of text
Reshaping type objects
Creating and applying text styles
Creating and applying a paragraph style
Editing a paragraph style
Creating and applying a character style
Editing a character style
Sampling text formatting
Wrapping text
Warping text
Reshaping text with a preset envelope warp
Editing the envelope warp
Working with type on a path
Creating type on a path
Creating type on a closed path
Creating text outlines
Finishing up

ORGANIZING YOUR ARTWORK WITH LAYERS

Starting the lesson
Understanding layers
Creating layers and sublayers
Creating new layers
Creating sublayers
Editing layers and objects
Locating layers
Moving content between layers
Viewing layers
Reordering layers
Collecting into a new layer
Duplicating layer content
Pasting layers
Changing layer order
Applying appearance attributes to layers
Creating a clipping mask

GRADIENTS, BLENDS, AND PATTERNS

Starting the lesson
Working with gradients
Applying a linear gradient to a fill
Editing a gradient
Saving a gradient
Adjusting a linear gradient fill
Applying a linear gradient to a stroke
Editing a gradient on a stroke
Applying a radial gradient to artwork
Editing the colors in the radial gradient
Adjusting the radial gradient
Applying gradients to multiple objects
Adding transparency to gradients
Creating freeform gradients
Editing a freeform gradient
Applying color stops in a line
Working with blended objects
Creating a blend with specified steps
Modifying a blend
Creating and editing a smooth color blend
Creating patterns
Applying an existing pattern
Creating your own pattern
Applying your pattern
Editing your pattern

USING BRUSHES TO CREATE A POSTER

Starting the lesson
Working with brushes
Using Calligraphic brushes
Applying a Calligraphic brush to artwork
Drawing with the Paintbrush tool
Editing paths with the Paintbrush tool
Editing a brush
Removing a brush stroke
Using Art brushes
Applying an existing Art brush
Creating an art brush
Editing an Art brush
Using Bristle brushes
Changing Bristle brush options
Painting with a Bristle brush
Using Pattern brushes
Creating a Pattern brush
Applying a Pattern brush
Editing the Pattern brush
Working with the Blob Brush tool
Drawing with the Blob Brush tool
Editing with the Eraser tool

EXPLORING CREATIVE USES OF EFFECTS AND GRAPHIC STYLES

Starting the lesson
Using the Appearance panel
Editing appearance attributes
Adding another stroke and fill to artwork
Adding another stroke and fill to text
Reordering appearance attributes
Using live effects
Applying an effect
Editing an effect
Styling text with a Warp effect
Editing text with a Warp effect
Applying the Offset Path effect
Applying a Photoshop effect
Working with 3D effects
Using graphic styles
Applying an existing graphic style
Creating and applying a graphic style
Updating a graphic style
Applying a graphic style to a layer
Scaling strokes and effects

CREATING ARTWORK FOR A T-SHIRT

Starting the lesson
Working with symbols
Using existing Illustrator symbol libraries
Editing a symbol
Working with dynamic symbols
Creating a symbol
Duplicating symbols
Replacing symbols
Breaking a link to a symbol
Working with Creative Cloud libraries
Adding assets to CC libraries
Using library assets
Updating a library asset
Working with Global Edit

USING ILLUSTRATOR CC WITH OTHER ADOBE APPLICATIONS

Starting the lesson
Combining artwork
Placing image files
Placing an image
Transforming a placed image
Cropping an image
Placing a Photoshop image with Show Import Options
Placing multiple images
Masking images
Applying a simple mask to an image
Editing a clipping path (mask)
Masking an object with text
Creating an opacity mask
Editing an opacity mask
Working with image links
Finding link information
Embedding and unembedding images
Replacing a linked image
Packaging a file
Creating a PDF

EXPORTING ASSETS

Starting the lesson
Creating Pixel-Perfect Drawings
Previewing artwork in Pixel Preview
Aligning new artwork to the pixel grid
Aligning existing artwork to the pixel grid
Exporting artboards and assets
Exporting artboards
Exporting assets
Creating CSS from your design
Setting up your design for generating CSS
Copying CSS
Exporting CSS

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