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Illustrator CC Day 1: Illustrator Essentials

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200 Pine Ave Ste 280
Btwn E 3rd St & E Broadway
Long Beach, California 90802
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 5
Teacher: Chana Messer

What you'll learn in this illustrator class:

In this one-day class, you will learn from an Adobe Certified Instructor how to work efficiently and creatively with the industry-standard illustration tool. Master all of the essential concepts and techniques, including understanding bitmap vs vector graphics and file formats, the best ways to navigate, how to work with color, how to use the basic drawing and selection tools, manipulate objects and work in layers.

Course Outline

Application Overview
  • understanding bitmap vs. vector
  • overview of the Workspace, toolbox & panels
  • templates and creating a new document
  • multiple artboards and the new Artboard panel
  • using Adobe Bridge
  • setting prefs, saving files, choosing file formats
Navigation
  • viewing images using the Navigator panel
  • zooming and using the Hand tool
  • custom views
  • viewing images in Preview mode and Artwork mode
Colors
  • choosing and applying fills and strokes
  • using the Swatches panel / saving groups
  • loading custom color libraries
  • advanced colors
Using Tools
  • ellipse, rectangle, star and polygon tools
  • line, polar grid and spiral tools
  • selection, direct selection and group selection tools
  • lasso and magic wand tools
Working with Objects
  • selecting multiple objects
  • saving selections / select by item
  • grouping and ungrouping / isolation tool
  • working with compound paths
  • pathfinder and the align tool
  • paste in place
  • drawing mode, shape builder tool, stroke alignment
  • scale, rotate, distort, and free transform tools
  • using guides and grids
  • creating radial symmetry
  • working with Layers
Note: This class is designed for people with good mousing skills, but no Adobe Illustrator or graphics experience is required.

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You may cancel or reschedule a class registration at least seven days prior to the class without incurring any penalty. After seven days, we may charge a penalty of up to 100% of the registration cost.

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