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Adobe Illustrator CC: Introduction


Adobe Illustrator CC is a the industry leading professional illustration and drawing program for the creation of vector based graphics and artwork.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

Target audience
  • All current University members (departments and colleges)
  • If you do not have a CRSid but you are eligible to attend the course, you MUST have access to your own Adobe Creative Cloud account, please contact us for advice:
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
  • Adobe Illustrator CC - assumes little or no knowledge of the software. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows and Apple Mac operating system environment.
Topics covered
  • Starting With Illustrator CC
  • Navigating Illustrator
  • Working With Objects
  • Setting Up A New Document
  • Working With A Document
  • Shapes
  • Colour, Fill And Stroke
  • Gradients
  • Layers
  • Working With Type
  • The Transform Tools
  • Patterns
  • Advanced Objects
  • Introduction To Drawing
  • Tracing
  • Brushes And Symbols
  • Effects
  • Text And Objects
  • Live Paint
  • Masks
  • Saving And Printing
  • Presentations, demonstrations and practicals.
Taught using
  • For attendees, it is not necessary to have an Adobe Creative Cloud account to take part in this course.
  • The course will normally be run on Apple iMacs but competent PC users should have no problems
  • Course files can be downloaded here
  • One half day session

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