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Adobe Illustrator CS6 – Part 1

National Business Training - Computer Training

Course Summary

Students will learn to create “drawn” graphics, integrating content from other CS6 domains (such as photo-oriented graphics and animation, which belong to Photoshop and Flash).

Course Schedule

    • This course is not currently scheduled. Call 919-595-8200 or email for dates or private training.
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Course Outline

1 – Introduction to Illustrator® CS6

  • Evaluate Graphics Scalability
  • Navigate, View, and Measure Graphics
  • Customize the User Interface


2 – Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes

  • Create Documents
  • Save Documents
  • Draw Basic Shapes


3 – Creating Graphics Containing Customized Paths

  • Draw Paths
  • Modify Paths


4 – Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text

  • Insert Text
  • Flow Text Along a Path
  • Insert Bounded Text
  • Thread Text
  • Apply Text Styles
  • Insert Typographical Characters


5 – Customizing Objects

  • Import and Link Graphics
  • Alter the Appearance of Objects


6 – Customizing Basic Shapes

  • Apply Strokes
  • Fill Shapes
  • Apply Gradients
  • Apply Graphic Styles
  • Distort Text with Text Envelopes


7 – Preparing Documents for Deployment

  • Update Text
  • Wrap Text
  • Hyphenate Text
  • Optimize Content for Print
  • Optimize Content for the Web
  • Optimize Content for PDF Documents

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify the components and capabilities of Illustrator CS6.
  • Create basic shapes.
  • Create custom paths.
  • Create graphics that contain custom text.
  • Customize objects.
  • Customize basic shapes.
  • Prepare documents for deployment


Target Audience

This course 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.


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