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