Module Title : Course AICS6 : Adobe Illustrator CS6

Duration : 3 days

Course Outline

Chapter 1. Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Getting started
  • Understanding the workspace
  • Changing the view of artwork
  • Navigating multiple artboards
  • Using the Navigator panel
  • Finding resources for using Illustrator
  • Checking for updates
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 2. Selecting and Aligning

  • Getting started
  • Selecting objects
  • Aligning objects
  • Working with groups
  • Object arrangement
  • Hiding objects
  • Applying selection techniques
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 3. Creating and Editing Shapes

  • Getting started
  • Creating a document with multiple artboards
  • Working with basic shapes
  • Combining and editing shapes
  • Using Live Trace to create shapes
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 4. Transforming Objects

  • Getting started
  • Working with artboards
  • Transforming content
  • Positioning objects precisely
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 5. Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools

  • Getting started
  • Creating straight lines
  • Creating curved paths
  • Creating the violin illustration
  • Drawing curves
  • Editing curves
  • Drawing with the Pencil tool
  • Finishing the violin illustration
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 6. Color and Painting

  • Getting started
  • Understanding color
  • Creating color
  • Painting with patterns and gradients
  • Working with Live Paint
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 7. Working with Type

  • Getting started
  • Working with type
  • Understanding text flow
  • Formatting type
  • Saving and using styles
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 8. Working with Layers

  • Getting started
  • Creating layers
  • Locking layers
  • Viewing layers
  • Pasting layers
  • Creating clipping masks
  • Merging layers
  • Applying appearance attributes to layers
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 9. Working with Perspective Drawing

  • Getting started
  • Understanding the Perspective Grid
  • Working with the Perspective Grid
  • Adding and editing text in perspective
  • Working with symbols in perspective
  • Release content from perspective
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 10. Blending Colors and Shapes

  • Getting started
  • Working with gradients
  • Working with blended objects
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 11. Working with Brushes

  • Getting started
  • Working with brushes
  • Using Calligraphic brushes
  • Using Art brushes
  • Using Bristle brushes
  • Using Pattern brushes
  • Changing the color attributes of brushes
  • Working with the Blob Brush tool
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 12. Applying Effects

  • Getting started
  • Using live effects
  • Working with a 3D effect
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 13. Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles

  • Getting started
  • Using appearance attributes
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 14. Working with Symbols

  • Getting started
  • Working with symbols
  • Working with the symbolism tools
  • Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panel
  • Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork
  • Symbols and Flash integration
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers

Chapter 15. Combining Illustrator CS6 Graphics with Other Adobe Applications

  • Getting started
  • Combining artwork
  • Vector versus bitmap graphics
  • Placing Adobe Photoshop files
  • Masking an image
  • Sampling colors in placed images
  • Replacing a placed, linked image
  • Exporting a layered file to Photoshop
  • Illustrator and Adobe InDesign
  • Illustrator and Adobe Flash
  • Illustrator and Adobe Flash Catalyst
  • Illustrator and Adobe Flex
  • Exploring on your own
  • Review questions
  • Review answers