Illustrator CS4 Essentials Course - Egremont - Cumbria - UK Open Learning - I32984

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Illustrator CS4 Essentials Course - Distance

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Illustrator CS4 Essentials Course - Online

  • Course description

    Course 1:

    INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS4 (32 min)



    1. Setting up a New Document
    2. The Toolbox & Menus
    3. The Application Bar & Panels
    4. Customizing Workspaces & Keyboard Shortcuts
    5. Setting Preferences
    6. Navigating a Document
    7. Using Rulers, Guides & Grids
    8. Document Colour Modes, Setup & the New Art board To ol



    Course 2:

    DRAWING & TRANSFORMING OBJECTS   (29 min)



    1. Drawing Rectangles & Squares
    2. Drawing Ovals & Circles
    3. Drawing Polygons & Stars
    4. Drawing Lines, Arcs & Grids
    5. Tracing a Placed Image




    Course 3:

    MAKING & SAVING SELECTIONS   (24 min)



    1. Using the Selection Tool
    2. Using the Direct Selection Tool
    3. Using the Lasso Tool
    4. Using the Magic Wand Tool
    5. Using Advanced Selection Technique

    6. Saving & Reloading Selections



    Course 4:

     MANAGING SHAPES   (32 min)



    1. Moving & Copying Shapes
    2. Aligning & Distributing
    3. Grouping
    4. Locking & Hiding
    5. Transforming Shapes



    Course 5:

     WORKING WITH COLOUR   (46 min)



    1. Applying Fill & Stroke
    2. Loading Swatch Libraries
    3. Copying Fill & Stroke Attributes with the Eyedropper
    4. Mixing & Saving Custom Colours
    5. Working with Pantone(R) & Web-Safe Swatches
    6. Using Gradients
    7. Working with Symbols



    Course 6:

    CREATING & MANIPULATING PATHS   (37 min)

    1. Using the Pencil, Eraser & Smooth Tools
    2. Creating Straight Paths with the Pen Tool
    3. Creating Curved Paths with the Pen Tool
    4. Creating Combo Paths
    5. Inking a Pencil Drawing
    6. Manipulating Paths & Anchor Points
    7. Creating Artistic Brush Effects



    Course 7:

    ORGANIZING YOUR ARTWORK WITH LAYERS   (30 min)



    1. Setting Up a Layer
    2. Understanding Layers, Sub layers & Isolation Mode
    3. Creating Multiple Versions of a Layout
    4. Moving Content between Layers
    5. Duplicating Layers
    6. Applying Transparency & Blending Modes

    Course 8:

    WORKING WITH TYPE   (53 min)



    1. Creating Artistic & Paragraph Type
    2. Importing Text
    3. Formatting Text
    4. Creating & Editing Paragraph Styles
    5. Creating a Bulleted List & Inserting Special Characters
    6. Wrapping Text around Objects
    7. Creating Type on a Path
    8. Type Effects 12:01

    Course 9:

    OUTPUTTING YOUR WORK   (35 min)


    1. Saving Your Work
    2. Exporting Your Work
    3. Save for Web & Devices
    4. Printing & Saving to Adobe PDF
    5. Credits

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