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Adobe Illustrator CS5 Introduction Course Outline

 (2 days)

** This class is taught on PC running Windows **

Illustrator CS5: Basic, ACE Edition, is part of a two-course ILT series, which is designed to help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam for Illustrator CS5. This course covers the fundamentals of Illustrator CS5, which is used primarily to work with vector-based graphics. After getting familiar with the Illustrator CS5 environment, students will learn how to create a simple illustration by creating and manipulating shapes and by drawing and editing paths. Students will also learn how to apply color, gradients, and transparency. They will then learn how to work with text and layers.

Two days

Table Of Contents

Unit 1: Getting started
Topic A: The Illustrator environment
Topic B: Navigation
Topic C: Adobe Help

Unit 2: Creating a simple illustration
Topic A: Creating a document
Topic B: Creating basic shapes
Topic C: Manipulating shapes
Topic D: Exporting an illustration

Unit 3: Applying basic color
Topic A: Applying color
Topic B: Stroke options
Topic C: The Eyedropper tool

Unit 4: Drawing paths
Topic A: Raster images
Topic B: Basic drawing
Topic C: Selecting and editing paths

Unit 5: Working with text
Topic A: Adding text
Topic B: Altering text

Unit 6: Using layers
Topic A: Creating layers
Topic B: Manipulating layers

Unit 7: Working with fills and colors
Topic A: Swatch libraries
Topic B: Gradients
Topic C: Transparency

Unit 8: Adjusting typography
Topic A: Flowing type
Topic B: Formatting text
Topic C: Editing text

Appendix A: ACE exam objectives map
Topic A: ACE exam objectives

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