Adobe Illustrator, Introduction | UEWD.X400

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.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Use Adobe Illustrator vector drawing tools to create vector paths
  • Use Pathfinder and Shape Builder tools to build complex shapes
  • Apply appearances and effects to create digital illustrations and interface design prototypes
  • Work with Illustrator’s Type tool and Type Objects to apply best practices for typography design
  • Export assets for print projects, websites and mobile apps

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

Working knowledge of:

  • Mac and/or Windows operating system including the fundamentals of file management and navigation.

Additional Information

Please review section notes to view the full schedule.

At this time, students will be required to purchase Adobe Creative Suite individually for this course. Adobe Creative Cloud offers a discount for Students. Your tuition bill is considered proof of enrollment and can be used as your proof of eligibility to receive the student discount. If you have any questions, please let us know so we can assist you.
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Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
04-10-2024 to 05-01-2024 1.5 $625

Vicki L Winters


Final Date To Enroll: 04-10-2024


Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Wed, 04-10-2024 5:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Flexible SANTA CLARA / REMOTE
Wed, 04-17-2024 5:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Flexible SANTA CLARA / REMOTE
Wed, 04-24-2024 5:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Flexible SANTA CLARA / REMOTE
Wed, 05-01-2024 5:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Flexible SANTA CLARA / REMOTE