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Adobe Graphic Design

XCAA 1002 - Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals - Windows

Cover the fundamentals of Illustrator. Get familiar with the Illustrator environment, and then learn how to create a simple illustration by creating and manipulating shapes and by drawing and editing paths. Explore how to apply color, gradients, transparency, work with text and layers. This class can also be taken as part of the Adobe Illustrator Certificate. For details visit our web page.Class textbook included in course fee. Textbooks distributed in first course meeting. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Comfortable using Windows, keyboard, and mouse.

CEU Hours: 1.4

Contact Hours: 14

Course Outline:

Getting started
1)	The Illustrator environment
2)	Navigation
3)	Adobe Help
Creating a simple illustration
1)	Create a new document
2)	Basic shapes
3)	Manipulate shapes
4)	Export an illustration
Applying basic color
1)	Apply color
2)	Stroke options
3)	The Eyedropper tool
Drawing paths
1)	Raster images
2)	Basic drawing
3)	Select and edit paths
Working with text
1)	Adding text
2)	Altering text
Layers
1)	Layers
2)	Manipulate layers
Working with fills and colors
1)	Swatch libraries
2)	Gradients
3)	Transparency
Adjusting typography
1)	Flow type
2)	Format text
 
CRN Days Time Date Location Instructor Seats Open
53299 006 --WR--- 08:00-03:59 PM 09/03/14-09/04/14 RC 245 White M Full
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Self-Paced Courses (SEL) and Self-Paced Online (SPO) are offered on a schedule of study that allows students more flexible scheduling options. Course interaction is based upon a contract between student - instructor and in some cases can take up to one calendar year to complete. Some courses may use online delivery to facilitate the learning experience.
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