Adobe Illustrator CS5 for Beginners

Adobe Illustrator CS5 for Beginners Courses in Cape Town

This Adobe CS5 Illustrator course in Cape Town is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities and who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents. 2KO presents Adobe courses in Cape Town by means of full time instructor-led training; as well as internet-accessible online training, which are aimed at International IT Certification exams. 2KO is an IT consulting and training company, offering both business services and multi-platform training. 2KO Africa's wide range of computer courses are available as full time classes, or as online learning, enabling 2KO students the opportunity to study courses online world-wide, to ensure students have access to the best training possible.



Illustrator Overview:

You will use Adobe Illustrator CS5 to create illustrations that include graphics and text.



2 Days


Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on. Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palette, colour mode, shapes, text, and paths is highly recommended.


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

Get acquainted with the Adobe Illustrator CS5 application.

Create shapes in a document.

Create custom paths.

Work with text in an Illustrator document.

Work with objects.

Enhance documents.

Proof documents to make them more accurate.

Save images for web and print

Module Outline:

Module 1: Getting Acquainted with Adobe Illustrator CS5

Examine Imaging Concepts

Explore the Interface

Customize the Interface


Module 2: Creating Shapes in a Document

Create a Document

Draw Basic Shapes

Save a Document


Module 3: Creating Custom Paths

Draw Paths

Modify Paths


Module 4: Working with Text

Insert Text

Flow Text on a Path

Import Body Text

Format Text with Styles

Thread Text

Apply Hyphenation

Insert Typographic Characters


Module 5: Working with Objects

Import Graphics

Manipulate Objects


Module 6: Enhancing Documents

Format Objects

Apply Strokes

Apply Gradients

Apply Graphic Styles

Apply an Envelope to Text


Module 7: Proofing a Document

Wrap Text

Find and Replace Text

Fix Spelling Errors


Module 8: Saving Images for Web and Print

Export Images for Print

Save Images for the Web

Save Images as PDF's


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