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Illustrator CS5 Fundamentals Course

Illustrator CS5 Fundamentals Course

Illustrator CS5 Fundamentals Course

1 Sessions -
3 Hours of Interactive Training

Illustrator CS5 gives you amazing new features like perspective drawing, draw shapes and scene in 1-, 2-, and 3-point linear drawing. Give your images character with the new Bristle Brush tool. Create vector objects precisely on the file's pixel grid for delivering pixel-aligned raster artwork. Whatever the vector task Illustrator has the tool to do the job.

  • Craft vector assets for use in any design project, from logos and branding to graphics for advertising, packaging, and environments
  • Paint with vectors that resemble real-world brush strokes. Achieve the expressiveness of natural media with the scalability of vector graphics
  • Intuitively combine, edit, and fill shapes directly on your artboard without accessing multiple tools and panels

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Session 1

Section A: Learning the Illustrator CS5 Interface

  • Understanding Vector Graphics
  • Interface Overview
  • The Illustrator Toolbox
  • Zoom and Navigation Tools
  • Tool Options
  • Panels and Panel Manipulation
  • Getting Help

Section B: Introduction to Drawing

  • Creating Shapes Visually
  • Creating Shapes Numerically
  • Arranging Objects
  • Transforming Objects
  • Aligning Objects
  • Freehand Drawing Tools
  • Line Drawing Tools
  • Drawing with the Pen Tool
  • Adding and Removing Anchor Points
  • Pathfinder Tool
  • Perspective Drawing Tool

Section C: Typography

  • Adding Type
  • Using the Character Palette
  • Kerning vs. Tracking
  • Using the Paragraph Palette
  • Warping Text
  • Text Area Type Tool
  • Text on a Path
  • Creating Type Outlines
  • Importing Text

Section D: Painting with Illustrator

  • Color Modes and Controls
  • Using Color Swatches
  • Creating Custom Colors
  • The Appearance Panel
  • The Brush Tool
  • Brush Libraries
  • Creating Gradients
  • Adjusting Gradients

Section E: Illustrator Output Options

  • Export Options
  • Print File Formats
  • Exporting a PDF
  • Proof Setup Options
  • Saving for Web
  • The Slice Tool
  • Exporting Sliced Images
  • Saving for Mobile Devices