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Adobe Illustrator, Introduction
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.
- Using the Pen tool to draw curved, corner and cusp points
- Using templates
- Selection techniques
- Color swatches
- Transformation tools
- Moving dialog boxes
- Painting objects
- Gradients and blends
- Gradient Mesh tool
- 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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