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Adobe Illustrator, Introduction | UEWD.X400


Illustrator's vector-based, small graphic format makes it a must for print and Web graphics. This hands-on course introduces the essential features and tools of Adobe Illustrator. Students develop basic competency in the use of this complex software, with emphasis on the Pen tool.

Topics include:

  • Using the Pen tool to draw curved, corner and cusp points
  • Using templates
  • Selection techniques
  • Layers
  • Color swatches
  • Transformation tools
  • Moving dialog boxes
  • Painting objects
  • Gradients and blends
  • Gradient Mesh tool
  • Transparency
  • Type basics: point, area, path
  • Patterns and brushes
  • Compound paths, masks

Skills Needed: Working familiarity with the Mac and/or Windows operating system including the fundamentals of file management and navigation.
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