Illustrator CC Online Courses

Illustrator CC Online Course in Botswana



About This Course

You'll start with the basics: Understanding vector artwork and how it differs from raster images, and how to navigate through and customize Illustrator's interface. Then, it's on to making precise, masterful selections with Illustrator's variety of commands and tools. Next, you'll create and manage your own vector artwork, and learn how to scale, align, and adjust your objects with ease. Typography, including handing text objects and create text along a path comes next, followed by more advanced Illustrator techniques like special effects, Pathfinders, and exporting your work into a variety of file formats. All this and more awaits in Getting Started With Illustrator CC! 2KO Africa runs computer courses including networking, databases, programming, designing and office, and is also a leading, international supplier of online IT training, and our courses are available in Africa, and worldwide.

Course Modules

Getting Started
Welcome, Here's What We'll Learn
Understanding Raster & Vector Graphics
A Crash Course In Graphic File Formats

Getting Comfortable in the Illustrator Environment
Opening, Creating & Working With Multiple Documents
A Tour Of The Illustrator Interface
Customizing The Illustrator Environment
Saving Interface Workspaces
Zooming and Navigation Techniques
Using Illustrator's Outline Mode

Working With Selections
Using the Selection Tool
Using the Direct Selection Tool
Free-Handing Selections With The Lasso Tool
Selecting Objects Based On Colour
Advanced Selection Techniques
Saving & Reloading Selections

Drawing Shapes & Paths
Drawing Rectangles & Squares
Drawing Ovals & Circles
Drawing Rounded Rectangles, Polygons & Stars
Drawing Lines, Arcs & Grids
Drawing With The Pencil Tool (And Erasing Mistakes)
Understanding Vector Paths
Introducing Illustrator Brushes
Using The Blob Brush

Managing Objects
Moving And Duplicating Objects
Aligning And Spacing Objects Apart
Grouping And Ungrouping Objects
Locking And Hiding
Controlling Stacking Order
Rotating, Reflecting, And Transforming Shapes
Precise Positioning Using The Transform Panel
Precisely Transforming And Positioning Objects
Automatically Calculating In The Transform Panel
Aligning To A Key Object

Working With Colour
Methods For Applying Fills And Strokes
Setting Stroke Options
Creating A Dashed Outline Effect
Exploring Illustrator's Swatch Libraries
Mixing And Saving Custom Colours
Creating, Saving, And Using Custom Gradients
Filling Objects With Patterns
Copying Fills And Strokes

Working With Type
Creating Point And Area Type
Importing Large Amounts Of Text
Formatting Text
Area Type Options
Creating Type on a Path
Converting Text To Shapes
Going Further With Illustrator
Introducing Layers
Using Illustrator's Pathfinders
Applying Special Effects
Exploring The Appearance Panel

Saving & Exporting Your Work
Saving Your Work In Different File Formats
Saving Your Work For The Web

Wrapping Up
Where to Go From Here