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Web, Graphic Design and Multimedia

Adobe® Illustrator® CS5 Fundamentals

eLearning Hours: 

Graphic artists, media designers and multimedia producers.


This course explains the basics of the program and familiarizes the user with the interface as well as introduces some of the new features of CS5 like perspective drawing and the bristle brush. You will quickly learn how to create original vector artwork for use on the web and print.


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
Instruction Methodology: 

Web-based, self-paced eLearning.