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Adobe® Illustrator® CS5: A Comprehensive Approach

Course Specifications

Course number: 084662
Course length: 3.0 day(s)

Course Description

Course Objective: You will use Adobe Illustrator CS5 to create illustrations that include graphics and text. Later on in the course, you will create complex illustrations, manage color across a range of devices, work with graphs and variables, control how illustrations appear on print and the web, and preview them on mobile devices.

Target Student: This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities and who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents. The course covers the ACE exam objectives for Adobe® Illustrator® CS5, and is intended to help prepare students to take the Adobe Certified Expert exam. Please refer to the media that accompanies this course for a document named “Adobe Illustrator CS5 ACE Exam Objectives” that maps the ACE objectives to the content in the Adobe® Illustrator® CS5 series.

Prerequisites: Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on.

Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths is highly recommended.

    Hardware Requirements

    • Intel® Pentium® 4, Intel® Centrino®, Intel® Xeon®, or Intel® Core™ Duo (or compatible) processor
    • 1.8 GB of hard-disk space to install software, and an additional 500 MB of RAM to run the course.
    • Color monitor with 16-bit or greater video card; 24-bit color recommended with 1024 x 768 monitor resolution.
    • Display system to project the instructor's computer screen
    • Internet connection with Internet Explorer version 6.0 or later, or comparable browser.
    • CD-ROM/DVD drive
    • Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver

    Software Requirements

    Each computer requires the following software:

    • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3
    • Adobe® Illustrator® CS5
    • Adobe® Flash® Player
    • Adobe® Reader® 8.0 or later
    • Adobe® SVG Viewer
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer®

    Course Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    • get acquainted with the Adobe Illustrator CS5 application.
    • create shapes in a document.
    • create custom paths.
    • work with text in an Illustrator document.
    • work with objects.
    • enhance documents.
    • proof documents to make them more accurate.
    • save images for the web and print.
    • create complex illustrations.
    • enhance complex illustrations.
    • create a vector version of a raster graphic.
    • create special effects.
    • work with graphs.
    • work with variables.
    • prepare documents for composite and commercial printing.
    • export graphics for the web and mobile devices.

    Course Content

    Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted with Adobe® Illustrator® CS5

    Topic 1A: Examine Imaging Concepts
    Topic 1B: Explore the Interface
    Topic 1C: Customize the Interface
    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: Working with Objects

    Topic 5A: Import Graphics
    Topic 5B: Manipulate Objects
    Lesson 6: Enhancing Documents

    Topic 6A: Format Objects
    Topic 6B: Apply Strokes
    Topic 6C: Apply Gradients
    Topic 6D: Apply Graphic Styles
    Topic 6E: Apply an Envelope to Text
    Lesson 7: Proofing a Document

    Topic 7A: Wrap Text
    Topic 7B: Find and Replace Text
    Topic 7C: Fix Spelling Errors
    Lesson 8: Saving Images for the Web and Print

    Topic 8A: Export Images for Print
    Topic 8B: Save Images for the Web
    Topic 8C: Save Images as PDFs
    Lesson 9: Creating Complex Illustrations

    Topic 9A: Create a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes
    Topic 9B: Create Perspective Drawings
    Topic 9C: Create Compound Paths
    Topic 9D: Offset Paths
    Topic 9E: Erase Shapes
    Lesson 10: Enhancing Complex Illustrations

    Topic 10A: Organize Objects with Layers
    Topic 10B: Create Symbols
    Topic 10C: Create a Pattern Swatch
    Topic 10D: Create a Mesh
    Topic 10E: Create Custom Brushes
    Topic 10F: Apply Color Using Live Paint
    Topic 10G: Recolor Artwork
    Lesson 11: Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic

    Topic 11A: Trace Artwork
    Topic 11B: Adjust the Results of Tracing
    Topic 11C: Create a Custom Preset
    Topic 11D: Convert a Traced Object to Paths
    Lesson 12: Creating Special Effects

    Topic 12A: Apply Effects
    Topic 12B: Create Masks
    Topic 12C: Simplify Paths
    Topic 12D: Create Blends
    Topic 12E: Share Graphic Styles
    Topic 12F: Create 3D Effects
    Lesson 13: Working with Graphs

    Topic 13A: Create a Graph
    Topic 13B: Format a Graph
    Lesson 14: Working with Variables

    Topic 14A: Create Variables
    Topic 14B: Create Data Sets
    Lesson 15: Outputting Documents

    Topic 15A: Set Up Color Management
    Topic 15B: Preview an Overprint
    Topic 15C: Apply Spot Colors
    Topic 15D: Print a Composite Proof
    Topic 15E: Create Color Separations
    Topic 15F: Create an Adobe PDF File
    Lesson 16: Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile Devices

    Topic 16A: Convert Colors to Web-Safe Colors
    Topic 16B: Work with Actions
    Topic 16C: Export a File as an SWF File
    Topic 16D: Create Slices
    Topic 16E: Add Interactivity to an SVG File
    Topic 16F: Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices
    Appendix A: Organizing Assets Using Adobe® Bridge
    Appendix B: New Features in Adobe Illustrator CS5
    Appendix C: Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Objectives Mapping
    More Information
    SKU 084662IEPB
    Days Of Training 3.0
    Course Number SELECT
    Page Count 456
    Product Type Print Courseware
    Isbn 1424619270
    Electronic 1
    Publication Date 2012-10-01 00:00:00
    Curriculum Library Illustrator
    Secondary Category Adobe Creative