Adobe Illustrator CS4: Level 1
Course number: 084039 ; One day; Instructor-Led
Adobe Illustrator CS4 is a sophisticated graphics application that helps you create complex and attractive designs with type effects. You can create advertisements and other illustrations with ease using this software. However, creating complex designs can be overwhelming if you are not familiar with the tools and the features in Adobe Illustrator. In this course, you will use Adobe Illustrator CS4 by drawing and manipulating simple shapes to design a layout for your product. Course Objective: You will use Adobe Illustrator CS4 to create illustrations that include graphics and text.
Performance-Based ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- get acquainted with the Adobe Illustrator CS4 application.
- create shapes in a document.
- create custom paths.
- enter text in an Illustrator document.
- enhance documents.
- proof documents to make them more accurate.
- save images for web and print.
Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted with Adobe Illustrator CS4
Topic 1A: Explore the Interface
Topic 1B: Explore the Navigation Tools
Topic 1C: Customize the Interface
Topic 1D: Use Illustrator Help
Topic 1E: Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics
Topic 1F: Explore the Adobe Bridge Workspace
Lesson 2: Creating Shapes in a Document
Topic 2A: Create a Document
Topic 2B: Draw Basic Shapes
Topic 2C: Save a Document
Lesson 3: Creating Custom Paths
Topic 3A: Draw Paths
Topic 3B: Modify Paths
Lesson 4: Working with Text
Topic 4A: Insert Text
Topic 4B: Flow Text on a Path
Topic 4C: Import Body Text
Topic 4D: Format Text with Styles
Topic 4E: Thread Text
Topic 4F: Apply Hyphenation
Topic 4G: Insert Typographic Characters
Lesson 5: Enhancing Documents
Topic 5A: Format Objects
Topic 5B: Apply Gradients
Topic 5C: Apply an Envelope to Text
Topic 5D: Manipulate Objects
Topic 5E: Import a Graphic
Topic 5F: Apply Graphic Styles
Lesson 6: Proofing a Document
Topic 6A: Wrap Text
Topic 6B: Find and Replace Text
Topic 6C: Fix Spelling Errors
Lesson 7: Saving Images for Web and Print
Topic 7A: Export Images for Print
Topic 7B: Export Images for the Web
Topic 7C: Save Images as PDFs