Adobe Training Overview|
Adobe Illustrator 9 Introduction is a hands-on instruction book that will introduce you to the basics of Illustrator 9.0. Adobe Illustrator is a sophisticated graphics program capable of creating complex and attractive illustrations and type effects. In this course, you will learn many of the basic skills that will allow you to take advantage of Illustratorâ??s powerful tools.
Adobe Training Prerequisites
We designed Adobe Illustrator 9 Introduction for the student who has little or no experience using Adobe Illustrator and who needs to learn the basics skills that are necessary to begin using this program effectively.
Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computerâ??s operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.
You will need
See your reference manual for hardware considerations that apply to your specific hardware setup.
- An Intel Pentium or faster processor.
- Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 2000 operating system.
- A hard disk with at least 105 MB of available hard disk space to install the Illustrator 9.0 software, and an additional 5 MB of free hard disk space for the course data files.
- At least 64 MB of random-access memory (RAM).
- A CD-ROM drive.
- A video card that supports a monitor resolution of at least 800-by-600 pixels.
- Adobe Illustrator 9.
In addition, you will need printers if you want to print the images created in the course
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Adobe Training Course duration
- Navigate in the Adobe Illustrator environment.
- Master the use of the Pencil and Pen tools to create paths.
- Use several tools to manipulate and modify paths.
- Create and edit geometric objects.
- Apply fill and stroke attributes to objects and paths.
- Define process colors and gradients and work with spot colors.
- Use layers to manage complex illustrations.
- Use the Transparency palette to change the opacity of selected objects.
- Enter and format type in an illustration,and create eye-catching type effects.
Adobe Training Course outline
Lesson 1: Illustrator Environment
- Topic 1A: Parts of a Window
- Task 1A-1: Viewing the Parts of a Window
- Task 1A-2: Using Illustratorâ??s Palettes
Lesson 2: Working with Paths
- Topic 1B: Navigating in Illustrator
- Task 1B-1: Preview and Outline Modes
- Task 1B-2: Zooming
- Task 1B-3: Scrolling
- Task 1B-4: Navigation Shortcuts
- Task 1B-5: Using the Navigator Palette
- Topic 2A: Vector Graphics and Raster Graphics
- Topic 2B: Drawing Tools
- Task 2B-1: Using the Pencil Tool
- Task 2B-2: Using the Erase Tool
- Task 2B-3: Redrawing with the Pencil Tool
- Task 2B-4: Using the Smooth Tool
- Task 2B-5: Creating Straight Segments with the Pen Tool
- Task 2B-6: Constraining Straight Segments
- Task 2B-7: Creating Curved Segments
- Task 2B-8: Multiple Segment Paths
- Task 2B-9: Changing Direction
- Task 2B-10: Combining Straight and Curved Segments
Lesson 3: Working with Objects
- Topic 2C: Editing Paths
- Task 2C-1: Continuing Paths with the Pen Tool
- Task 2C-2: Using Selection Tools
- Topic 3B: Creating Objects
- Task 3B-1: Drawing Rectangles
- Task 3B-2: Drawing from Center
- Task 3B-3: Drawing Rounded Rectangles
- Task 3B-4: Drawing Ovals
- Topic 3C: Editing Objects
- Task 3C-1: Editing Points
- Task 3C-2: Scaling Objects Numerically
- Task 3C-3: Adding Anchor Points
- Task 3C-4: Converting Direction Points
- Task 3C-5: Deleting Anchor Points
- Task 3C-6: Grouping Objects
Lesson 4: Paint Attributes
- Topic 3D: Editing Objects
- Task 3D-1: Tracing Curves, Circles, and Paths
- Topic 4A: Applying Color
- Task 4A-1: Applying Fill and Stroke
- Task 4A-2: Copying Fill and Stroke Attributes
- Topic 4B: Creating Colors
- Task 4B-1: Learning About Process Colors
- Task 4B-2: Mixing Process Colors
- Task 4B-3: Swatch Libraries
- Task 4B-4: Converting Spot Colors to Process
- Topic 4C: Gradients
- Task 4C-1: Linear Gradients
- Task 4C-2: Radial Gradients
- Topic 4D: Using Brushes
- Task 4D-1: Applying Brushes
Lesson 5: Layers
- opic 4E: Transparency
- Task 4E-1: Changing Opacity
- Topic 5A: Stacking Order
- Task 5A-1: Managing Stacking Order
- Topic 5B: Using Layers
- Task 5B-1: Creating Layers
- Task 5B-2: Assigning Objects to Layers
- Task 5B-3: Using Layer Options
Lesson 6: Working with Type
- Topic 5C: Using Layers
- Task 5C-1: Applying Paint Attributes and Using Layers
- Topic 6A: Creating Type
- Task 6A-1: Creating Type
- Task 6A-2: Formatting Type
- Topic 6B: Type within an Area
- Task 6B-1: Creating Type within an Area
- Topic 6C: Copying Type Formatting
- Task 6C-1: Copying Type Formatting
- Topic 6D: Type on a Path
- Task 6D-1: Type on a Path
- Topic 6E: Type Objects
- Task 6E-1: Applying Color to Type Objects
- Topic 6F: Creating Outlines
- Task 6F-1: Creating Outlines
Lesson 7: Creating Output
- Topic 6G: Creating Outlines
- Topic 7A: Printing
- Task 7A-1: Printing
- Task 7A-2: Save for Web