Adobe Illustrator CS3 Level 1
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What is Illustrator?
Adobe Illustrator CS3 is a sophisticated graphics application that helps you to create complex and attractive design with type effects. You can create logos, advertisements, and other illustrations with ease using this software. However, creating complex designs can be overwhelming if you are not familiar with the tools present in Adobe Illustrator and their features. In this course, you will learn to use Adobe Illustrator CS3 by drawing and manipulating simple shapes to create logos. You will also combine text and graphics to create advertisements.
Learning how to create custom graphics in Illustrator will hone your skills for creating logos, advertisements, and other graphic items. You may also acquire skills that can be applied to nearly any other Illustrator project. The tools and features explained in this course will enable you to create custom graphics, to meet the specific requirements of your organization or client.
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, who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, or advertisements, or other graphic documents.
In this course you will use Adobe Illustrator CS3 to create illustrations such as logos and advertisements that include text and graphics. You will:
- create simple and freeform shapes
- create logos and simple shapes
- create logos using custom paths
- enhance logo text
- manipulate body type
- create an advertisement
- organize creative assets using Adobe Bridge
Creating Simple Shapes
Create a New Document
Customize the Workspace
Draw Basic Shapes with the Shape Tools
Draw Basic Freeform Shapes with the Pencil Tool
Creating Logos Using Simple Shapes
Creating Logos Using Custom Paths
Draw Paths with the Pen Tool
Modify Existing Shapes
Apply Graphic Styles
Enhancing Logo Type
Apply Gradients to Type
FlowType on a Path
Apply an Envelope to Type
Manipulating Body Type
Import Body Type
Format Type with Styles
Find and Replace Text
Fix Spelling Errors
Insert Typographic Characters
Creating an Advertisement
Import a Graphic
Apply Spot Colours
Export a File
Organizing Assets with Adobe Bridge
Customizing the Adobe Bridge Workspace
Apply Metadata to Assets
Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computer's operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media. You should also be able to do basic Windows application skills such as copying and pasting objects and formatting text.