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Adobe On-Demand: Illustrator Complete (Levels 1 & 2) Course Outline

*** This is an On-Demand (self-study) course, 180-day, 24/7 access via the internet ***
(Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.)
You may take this course at any time; there are no set dates. It covers the same content as the 5-days of instructor-led Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1 and Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 2 classes.
Note: the 180-day access period begins at time of purchase.

About Adobe On-Demand
Our Adobe On-Demand classes are self-study courses with 30 to 40 hours of content. They include hours of videos, hands-on labs using the actual software, and knowledge checks created by Adobe and third-party educators to mirror the content found in the traditional live instructor-led versions of this course.

**What You Need to Take this Training**
You will need the product software on your computer (PC or MAC) and a high-speed internet connection.

Adobe On-Demand Learner Profiles
Adobe On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, Adobe On-Demand is a great fit for experienced graphics or web professionals who don't need a traditional classes to upgrade their existing skills. They can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, Adobe On-Demand is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to Adobe products and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months. These learners can take their time and repeat sections as needed until they master the new concepts.

ONLC Extras
ONLC Training Centers bundles in valuable extras with our Adobe On-Demand Courses. These extras are not available from other training companies.

Adobe Official Workbook. Get the Adobe Official Training Workbook in both hard copy text and the web edition. The web edition contains online lessons with downloadable files for the projects. Also there are interactive quizes, videos, and updated material covering new feature releases from Adobe.

Expanded Tutorial Access. These are a series of project-based labs with online videos hosted by industry professionals. The tutorials take a real-world approach to learning and are an excellent complement to the feature-based learning provided in the Adobe Official Workbook. (180-day Access.)

24/7 Online Support. You will be able to chat online with a content matter expert while you are taking your Adobe On-Demand class. And, with your permission, the expert can even take over your computer to provide with assistance with your labs. (3-Month Access.)

ILT Participant Option. You've purchased Adobe On-Demand, have gone through the training and decided that you still want to see a live class. Just pay difference between Adobe On-Demand course and the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class and you can have a seat in our live class. Get both self-study and live, instructor-led training for the retail price of the instructor-led class alone! (Available for either the instructor-led Level 1 or Level 2 class. Only one class per participant.)

Do You Still Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know Adobe On-Demand training is not right for you? We also offer this same course content in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the links below:
Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 1 and Adobe Illustrator CC Core Skills: Level 2

Interested in More Training?
For individuals seeking comprehensive training, we offer bundles so that you can attend multiple Adobe Illustrator classes at a discount. For more information on savings, go to:
Adobe Illustrator Bundle


This Adobe On-Demand class will cover the same topics that are covered in the Adobe Illustrator Core Skills: Level 1 and Level 2 classes through the elearning web edition of the text. This class also includes expanded Illustrator tutorials and related labs which are designed to reinforce new skills and prepare the user for the Adobe ACP Certification exam for Illustrator. It is not required that the student take the exams.

Version Note
Our Creative Cloud classes upgrade to the latest CC version as soon as new official training materials are released from Adobe. This is typically 2 to 4 months from a new software release. In addition, the expanded tutorials are oriented toward the Adobe ACP certification exams. The tutorials are typically updated within 6 months of a new exam release.

Basic computer and file management skills are required for Core Skills level Adobe courses. Students should know how to - locate, copy and open files; create folders; arrange, re-size, minimize and maximize application windows; start and exit programs; manage use of multiple programs simultaneously; and switch between open programs.

Course Outline
You will be able to select all or some of the topics below from the Adobe Official Workbook, elearning web edition. In addition, you will have access to the expanded tutorials related to these topics.

- From Level 1 Class -

Getting to Know the Work Area
Introducing Adobe Illustrator
Starting Illustrator and opening a file
Exploring the workspace
Getting to know the Tools panel
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
Using 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
Aligning anchor points
Distributing objects
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 the Rounded Rectangle tool
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 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

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

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
Rounding corner points
Editing paths and points
Deleting and adding anchor points
Converting between smooth points and corner points
Working with the Anchor Point tool
Creating a dashed line
Adding arrowheads to a path
Working with the Pencil tool
Drawing freeform 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 non-global swatch
Using the Color Picker to create color
Using Illustrator swatch libraries
Adding a spot color

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
Working with Glyphs
Modifying text with the Touch Type tool
Resizing and reshaping type objects
Sampling text formatting
Wrapping text
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
Changing layer order

Exporting Assets
Exporting artboards and assets
Exporting artboards

- From Level 2 Class -

Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard
Using Image Trace to convert raster images into edible vector art
Cleaning up traced artwork

Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths
Creating a compound path
Combining shapes
Working with the Shape Builder tool
Assemble drawn objects
Combining objects using Pathfinder effects
Understanding shape modes
Reshaping a path
Using the Width tool

Drawing with the Pen Tool
Brief review-as needed

Using Color to Enhance Artwork
Brief Review-using swatches and using global color
Creating and saving a tint of a color
Creating a color group
Using the Color Guide panel for Creative inspiration
Editing a color group in the Edit Colors dialog box
Editing colors in 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 Project
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

Organizing Your Artwork with Layers
Collecting into a new layer
Duplicating layer content
Pasting layers
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
Working with blended objects
Creating a blend with specified steps
Modifying a blend
Creating and editing a smooth color blend
Painting with patterns
Applying an existing pattern
Creating your own pattern
Applying your pattern
Editing your pattern

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 editing

Placing and Working with Images
Starting the lesson
Combining artwork
Placing image files
Placing an image
Transforming a placed image
Cropping an image
Placing a Photoshop document
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 an image

Sharing Projects (Exporting Assets)
Starting the lesson
Fixing the missing image link
Creating a PDF
Exporting artboards and assets
Exporting artboards
Exporting assets

View outline in Word


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