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Illustrator Fundamentals: An Introduction to Illustrator CC


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Course Description

Adobe Illustrator CC is an essential design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the web, and in any other medium. In this three-day course, you will get a thorough overview of the interface, tools, and features of Illustrator CC. You will learn, step-by-step, the key techniques, as well as tips and tricks, for working in Illustrator CC. This is a 3-day course. In this combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice led by Adobe certified instructors, you will learn the basics of working with Illustrator CC so that you can incorporate visual effects into your workflow.






Course Objectives

  • Understanding Adobe Illustrator
  • Selecting and aligning objects
  • Using shapes to create artwork for a postcard
  • Transforming objects
  • Creating an illustration with the drawing tools
  • Using color and patterns to enhance signage
  • Adding type to a poster
  • Organizing your artwork with layers
  • Blending colors and shapes
  • Creating logos with brushes
  • Exploring creativity with effects and graphic styles



  1. Getting to Know the Work Area
  • Understanding the workspace
  • Changing the view of artwork
  • Navigating multiple artboards
  • Arranging multiple documents
  • Finding resources for using Illustrator
  1. Selecting and Aligning
  • Selecting objects
  • Aligning objects
  • Working with groups
  • Exploring object arrangement
  • Hiding and locking objects
  1. Creating and Editing Shapes
  • Creating a new document
  • Working with basic shapes
  • Combining and editing shapes
  • Using Image Trace to create shapes
  1. Transforming Objects
  • Working with artboards
  • Transforming content
  • Transformation Tools
  • Transformation Effects
  1. Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
  • Exploring the Pen tool
  • Creating the ice cream illustration
  • Drawing with the Pencil tool
  1. Color and Painting
  • Understanding color
  • Working with color
  • Painting with patterns
  • Working with Live Paint
  1. Working with Type
  • Working with type
  • Formatting type
  • Creating and applying text styles
  • Warping text
  • Working with type on a path
  • Wrapping text around an object
  • Creating text outlines
  1. Working with Layers
  • Creating layers
  • Selecting and moving objects and layers
  • Locking layers
  • Viewing layers
  • Pasting layers
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Merging layers
  • Locating layers
  • Applying appearance attributes to layers
  • Isolating layers
  1. Blending Colors and Shapes
  • Working with gradients
  • Working with blended objects
  1. Working with Brushes
  • Working with brushes
  • Using Calligraphic brushes
  • Using Art brushes
  • Using Bristle brushes
  • Using Pattern brushes
  • Working with the Blob Brush tool


  • Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, and most comprehensive way to learn Illustrator CC


With CCS Learning Academy, you’ll receive:

  • 3 Day Certified Instructor-led training
  • Pre and Post assessments/evaluations
  • Collaboration with classmates (not currently available for self-paced course)
  • Real-world learning activities and scenarios
  • Exam scheduling support*
  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
  • This course is eligible for CCS Learning Academy’s Learn and Earn Program: get a tuition fee refund of up to 50% if you are placed in a job through CCS Global Tech’s Placement Division*
  • Government and Private pricing available.*

*For more details call: 858-208-4141 or email: training@ccslearningacademy.com; sales@ccslearningacademy.com

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