Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud is the world's best drawing program, and the best way to get up to speed and use it like an expert is with our Adobe Illustrator CC training course.
Our expert will take you step-by-step through the program, showing you how to draw basic shapes, custom curves, text effects and color gradients, as well as techniques for combining shapes, creating re-usable styles, modifying existing artwork, working with color, printing and creating PDFs, and a lot more.
After completing this course, you will know how to draw and format a wide variety of shapes and objects, how to bend, stretch, warp, combine and split objects, how to apply colors, patterns and gradients to fills and strokes, how to create special effects, how to use the new cloud-based features, and more. And you will learn a lot of tips and shortcuts to streamline your work.
C1 GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH ILLUSTRATOR 1:08:40 L1 What is Illustrator’s Place in the World L2 The Essentials Workspace & Opening a File L3 Tools, Panels & Rulers L4 Zooming In & Out L5 Managing Artboards L6 Rulers, Grids & Guides L7 Outline & Preview Modes
C2 BASIC DOCUMENTS & SHAPES 52:43 L1 Creating a New Document L2 Drawing & Modifying a Simple Shape L3 Drawing Rounded Rectangles & Ellipses L4 Drawing Polygons, Stars & Lens Flares L5 Special Shapes: Lines, Arches, Spirals & More L6 Selecting Objects
C3 DRAWING & MODIFYING SHAPES 1:30:21 L1 Understanding Bezier Paths L2 Draw & Edit with the Pencil, Smooth & Path Eraser Tools L3 Direct Selection Tool for Bezier Paths L4 Pen Tool Basics: Drawing Straight Lines L5 Drawing Curves with the Pen Tool L6 Using the Convert Anchor Point Tool L7 Splitting, Joining & Converting Paths L8 Making Sense of the Pen Tool’s Mouse Pointers L9 Tracing an Image Using the Pen Tool L10 Painting with the Brush & Blob Brush Tools L11 The Eraser, Scissors & Knife Tools
C4 COLOR MODES & COLOR SPACES 46:24 L1 Color Modes: RGB vs. CMYK L2 The Color Panel L3 The Swatches Panel L4 Applying Gradients L5 Creating a Style L6 Appearance of Black
C5 STROKING PATHS 26:30 L1 Applying Strokes with the Control Panel L2 Applying Strokes with the Stroke Panel L3 Variable Width Tool L4 Using the Offset Path Tool L5 Applying a Gradient to a Stroke
C6 MODIFYING OBJECTS 1:15:55 L1 Transforming Objects L2 Creating a Cool Effect with the Transform Each Command L3 The Free Transform Tool L4 Grouping Objects & Creating Compound Paths L5 Editing Objects Using Isolation Mode L6 Pathfinder Panel L7 Shape Builder Tool L8 Blending Shapes with the Blend Tool L9 Using the Blend Tool with Symbols
C7 ORGANIZING OBJECTS 29:56 L1 Aligning & Distributing Objects L2 Changing the Stacking Order L3 Using the Layers Panel
C8 USING TYPE IN ILLUSTRATOR 55:18 L1 Creating, Editing & Formatting Type L2 Fitting a Paragraph of Text into an Area or Shape L3 The Area Type Tool L4 The Touch Type Tool L5 Placing Type on a Path L6 Using the Appearance Panel to Apply a Gradient
C9 OUTPUTTING YOUR WORK 46:10 L1 Printing L2 Saving an Adobe PDF L3 Saving for Web L4 Using Tiling to Print Large Documents L5 Packaging Files L6 Sharing Your Work on Behance