Adobe Illustrator

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Adobe Illustrator

    Module 1: 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 Control panel
    • Working with panels
    • Working with panel groups
    • Resetting and saving your workspace
    • Using panel 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

    Module 2: 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

    Module 3: 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 an ellipse
    • Creating and editing a circle
    • Creating a polygon
    • Editing a polygon
    • Changing stroke width and alignment
    • Drawing lines
    • Creating a star
    • Working with the Shaper tool
    • Drawing shapes with the Shaper tool
    • Editing shapes with the Shaper tool
    • Punching shapes with the Shaper tool
    • Combining shapes with the Shaper tool
    • Working with drawing modes
    • Working with Draw Behind mode
    • Using the Draw Inside mode
    • Using Image Trace

    Module 4: 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
    • Using the Eraser tool
    • Combining shapes
    • Working with the Shape Builder tool
    • Working with the Pathfinder panel
    • Creating a compound path
    • Using the Width tool
    • Outlining strokes
    • Finishing up the illustration
    • Starting the lesson
    • Working with artboards
    • Adding artboards to the document
    • Editing artboards
    • Renaming artboards
    • Reordering artboards
    • Working with rulers and guides
    • Creating guides
    • Editing the ruler origin
    • Transforming content
    • Positioning artwork using the Transform panel
    • Positioning artwork using Smart Guides
    • Scaling objects
    • Reflecting objects
    • Rotating objects
    • Distorting objects with effects
    • Sharing objects
    • Transforming with the Free Transform tool
    • Creating a PDF

    Module 5: TRANSFORMING ARTWORK

      Module 6: 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
      • Combining curves and straight lines
      • Creating artwork with the Pen tool
      • Drawing a coffee cup
      • Drawing with the Curvature tool
      • Editing curves
      • Reflecting the spoon shape
      • 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

      Module 7: USING COLOR TO ENHANCE SIGNAGE

      • Starting the lesson
      • Exploring color modes
      • Working with color
      • Applying an existing color
      • Creating a custom color using the Color panel
      • Saving a color as a swatch
      • Creating a copy of a swatch
      • Editing a swatch
      • Creating and editing a global swatch
      • Using the Color Picker to create color
      • Using Illustrator swatch libraries
      • Adding a spot color
      • Creating and saving a tint of a color
      • Converting colors
      • Copying appearance attributes
      • Creating a color group
      • Creative inspiration with the Color Guide panel
      • Editing a color group in the Edit Colors dialog box
      • Editing colors in artwork
      • Assigning colors to your artwork
      • Working with Live Paint
      • Creating a Live Paint group
      • Painting with the Live Paint Bucket tool
      • Modifying a Live Paint group

      Module 8: 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 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
      • Working with Glyphs
      • Changing paragraph formatting
      • Modifying text with the Touch Type tool
      • Resizing and reshaping type objects
      • Creating columns of text
      • 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
      • Sampling text formatting
      • Wrapping text
      • Reshaping text with a preset envelope warp
      • Editing the envelope warp
      • Working with type on a path
      • Creating type on a path
      • Creating type on a closed path
      • Creating text outlines

      Module 9: 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
      • Collecting into a new layer
      • Duplicating layer content
      • Pasting layers
      • Changing layer order
      • Applying appearance attributes to layers
      • Creating a clipping mask

      Module 10: GRADIENTS, BLENDS, AND PATTERNS

      • Starting the lesson
      • Working with gradients
      • Applying a linear gradient to a fill
      • Editing/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

      Module 11: USING BRUSHES TO CREATE A POSTER

      • Starting the lesson
      • Working with brushes
      • Using Calligraphic brushes
      • Applying a Calligraphic brush to artwork
      • Drawing with the Paintbrush tool
      • Editing paths with the Paintbrush tool
      • Editing a brush
      • Removing a brush stroke
      • Using Art brushes
      • Applying an existing Art brush
      • Creating an Art brush using a raster image
      • Editing an Art brush
      • Using Bristle brushes
      • Changing Bristle brush options
      • Painting with a Bristle brush
      • Using Pattern brushes .
      • Creating a Pattern brush
      • Applying a Pattern brush
      • Editing the Pattern brush
      • Working with the Blob Brush tool
      • Drawing with the Blob Brush tool
      • Merging paths with the Blob Brush tool
      • Editing with the Eraser tool

      Module 12: EXPLORING CREATIVE USES OF EFFECTS AND GRAPHIC STYLES

      • Starting the lesson
      • Using the Appearance panel
      • Editing appearance attributes
      • Adding another stroke and fill to artwork
      • Adding another stroke and fill to text
      • Reordering appearance attributes
      • Using live effects
      • Applying an effect
      • Editing an effect
      • Styling text with a Warp effect
      • Editing text with a Warp effect
      • Applying the Offset Path effect
      • Applying a Photoshop Effect
      • Working with 3D effects
      • Using graphic styles
      • Applying an existing graphic style
      • Creating and applying a graphic style
      • Updating a graphic style
      • Applying a graphic style to a layer
      • Scaling strokes and effects

      Module 13: 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 the perspective grid
      • Using a preset grid
      • Adjusting the perspective grid
      • Drawing artwork in perspective
      • Selecting and transforming objects in perspective
      • Moving planes and objects together
      • Drawing artwork with no active grid
      • Adding and editing text in perspective
      • Moving objects in a perpendicular direction
      • Moving a plane to match an object
      • Bringing content into perspective
      • Editing symbols in perspective
      • Releasing objects with perspective
      • Finishing up

      Module 14: USING ILLUSTRATOR CC WITH OTHER ADOBE APPLICATIONS

      • Starting the lesson
      • Combining artwork
      • Placing image files
      • Placing an image
      • Scaling a placed image
      • Placing a Photoshop image with Show Import Options
      • Placing multiple images
      • Applying color edits to an image
      • 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
      • Sampling colors in placed images
      • Working with image links
      • Finding link information
      • Embedding and unembedding images
      • Replacing a linked image
      • Packaging a file

      Module 15: EXPORTING ASSETS

      • Starting the lesson
      • Creating Pixel-Perfect Drawings
      • Aligning new artwork to the pixel grid
      • Aligning existing artwork to the pixel grid
      • Exporting artboards and assets
      • Exporting artboards
      • Exporting individual assets
      • Creating CSS from your design
      • Setting up your design for generating CSS
      • Working with character styles and CSS code
      • Working with graphic styles and CSS code
      • Copying CSS
      • Exporting CSS