Adobe Illustrator CC 2017: Part 2 Boot Camp- 1 Day -

Adobe Illustrator CC 2017: Part 2 Boot Camp- 1 Day

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Course Specifications

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Course Length:

1 day

Course Description


You have created simple artwork by using the basic drawing and painting tools available in Adobe Illustrator CC. You now want to use advanced tools, options, and effects to create complex artwork. In addition, you want to ensure that your artwork is ready for commercial printing and also save it for the web. In this course, you will draw complex illustrations and enhance them by using various painting options. You will also use painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web.

This course is a great component of your preparation for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Illustrator CC exam and the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator exam. See the files in the Exam Mapping for Illustrator CC folder in the course data files for information on how the exam topics are addressed in the material.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe Illustrator CC to create complex illustrations, format illustrations and type, and prepare documents for print and web.

You will:

  • Draw complex illustrations.
  • Enhance artwork by using painting tools.
  • Customize colors and swatches.
  • Format type.
  • Enhance the appearance of artwork.
  • Prepare content for deployment.
  • Set up project requirements.

Target Student:

This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people taking on design responsibilities who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.


To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with basic computer functions such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with Windows. You should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files.

Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths, is highly recommended.

You can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations course:

  • Adobe Illustrator CC (2017): Part 1

Course-specific Technical Requirements


For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 (or compatible) processor
  • 2 gigabyte (GB) RAM (2 GB for 32-bit and 8 GB for 64-bit is recommended)
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1,024 × 768 resolution monitor (1,280 × 800 recommended)
  • Internet connection and registration necessary for required software activation, membership validation, and access to online services
  • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
  • Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver
  • Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen


  • Microsoft Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1), or 8/8.1, or 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Adobe Illustrator CC (2017)
  • The most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Pro (Needed for activities in the "Preparing Content for Deployment" lesson.)
  • If necessary, software for viewing the course slides (instructor machine only)

NOTE: In November 2016, Adobe updated Illustrator to the 2017 Release. This book is based on version 2017, and will refer to the software as Illustrator 2017.

NOTE: This course was created and keychecked using Windows 10.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Drawing Complex Illustrations

Topic A: Apply the Grid, Guides, and Info Panel

Topic B: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations

Topic C: Organize Artwork with Layers

Topic D: Create a Perspective Drawing

Topic E: Trace Artwork

Lesson 2: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools

Topic A: Paint Objects Using Fills and Strokes

Topic B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups

Topic C: Paint with Custom Brushes

Topic D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes

Topic E: Apply Meshes to Objects

Topic F: Apply Patterns

Lesson 3: Customizing Colors and Swatches

Topic A: Manage Colors

Topic B: Customize Swatches

Topic C: Manage Color Groups

Topic D: Adjust Color

Lesson 4: Formatting Type

Topic A: Set Character Formats

Topic B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type

Lesson 5: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork

Topic A: Apply Effects to an Object

Topic B: Create Graphic Styles

Topic C: Apply a Mask to an Object

Topic D: Apply Symbols and Symbol Sets

Lesson 6: Preparing Content for Deployment

Topic A: Prepare Artwork for Printing

Topic B: Prepare Transparency and Colors for Printing

Topic C: Create Slices and Image Maps

Topic D: Save Graphics for the Web

Topic E: Prepare Documents for Video

Topic F: Prepare Files for Other Applications

Lesson 7: Setting Project Requirements

Topic A: Identify the Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs

Topic B: Determine and Evaluate Standard Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use

Topic C: Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities

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