ADB104 : Adobe Illustrator CS6: Level 1
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Adobe Illustrator is a sophisticated graphics program capable of creating complex and attractive illustrations and type effects. You might need to create logos, advertisements, and other illustrations in Illustrator. If you have little or no experience with Illustrator, it can be overwhelming to start creating complex illustrations. In this course, you"ll start by drawing and manipulating simple shapes to create logos. You"ll also combine text and graphics to create advertisements.


Graphic designers, or people transitioning into a design job or taking on design responsibilities, who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents. They may have little or no experience with Illustrator. They may already use InDesign and Photoshop.

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • create a logo using simple shapes.
  • enhance logos.
  • create logos using custom paths.
  • create a logo with type special effects.
  • create an advertisement.
  • import body type.
  • manage your creative assets using Adobe Bridge.


Lesson 1: Creating Logos Using Simple Shapes
Topic 1A: Choose New Document Settings
Topic 1B: Create a Custom Workspace
Topic 1C: Draw Basic Shapes with the Shape Tools
Topic 1D: Draw Paths with the Pencil Tool

Lesson 2: Enhancing Logos
Topic 2A: Format Objects
Topic 2B: Manipulate Objects
Topic 2C: Insert Type

Lesson 3: Creating Logos Using Custom Paths
Topic 3A: Draw Paths with the Pen Tool
Topic 3B: Modify Existing Shapes to Create New Shapes
Topic 3C: Duplicate Objects
Topic 3D: Apply Graphic Styles

Lesson 4: Creating a Logo with Type Special Effects
Topic 4A: Apply Gradients to Type
Topic 4B: Create Type on a Path
Topic 4C: Apply an Envelope to Type

Lesson 5: Creating an Advertisement
Topic 5A: Import a Graphic
Topic 5B: Align Objects
Topic 5C: Apply Spot Colors
Topic 5D: Wrap Text
Topic 5E: Export a File

Lesson 6: Manipulating Body Type
Topic 6A: Import Body Type
Topic 6B: Format Type with Styles
Topic 6C: Fix Spelling Errors
Topic 6D: Find and Replace Text
Topic 6E: Insert Typographic Characters

Lesson 7: Managing Assets with Adobe Bridge
Topic 7A: Explore the Adobe Bridge Environment
Topic 7B: Apply Metadata and Keywords to Assets in Adobe Bridge

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