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Adobe Illustrator CS5 Level 1


In this course you will use Adobe Illustrator CS5 to create illustrations that include graphics and text.

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, who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements or other graphic documents.


•Students should be familiar with the basics functions of a Windows operating system
•Creating folders
•Launching programs
•Working with windows
•Copying and pasting objects
•Formatting text
•Saving files
•Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as: palettes, colour modes, shapes, text and paths is highly recommended


Delegates will learn how to:

•Navigate around 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

  • Course content

    Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted with Adobe Illustrator CS5

    •Topic 1A: Examine Imaging Concepts
    •Topic 1B: Explore the Interface
    •Topic 1C: Customize the Interface

    Lesson 2: Creating Shapes in a Document

    •Topic 2A: Create a Document
    •Topic 2B: Draw Basic Shapes
    •Topic 2C: Save a Document

    Lesson 3: Creating Custom Paths

    •Topic 3A: Draw Paths
    •Topic 3B: Modify Paths

    Lesson 4: Working with Text

    •Topic 4A: Insert Text
    •Topic 4B: Flow Text on a Path
    •Topic 4C: Import Body Text
    •Topic 4D: Format Text with Styles
    •Topic 4E: Thread Text
    •Topic 4F: Apply Hyphenation
    •Topic 4G: Insert Typographic Characters

    Lesson 5: Working with Objects

    •Topic 5A: Import Graphics
    •Topic 5B: Manipulate Objects

    Lesson 6: Enhancing Documents

    •Topic 6A: Format Objects
    •Topic 6B: Apply Strokes
    •Topic 6C: Apply Gradients
    •Topic 6D: Apply Graphic Styles
    •Topic 6E: Apply an Envelope to Text

    Lesson 7: Proofing a Document

    •Topic 7A: Wrap Text
    •Topic 7B: Find and Replace Text
    •Topic 7C: Fix Spelling Errors

    Lesson 8: Saving Images for the Web and Print

    •Topic 8A: Export Images for Print
    •Topic 8B: Save Images for the Web
    •Topic 8C: Save Images as PDFs

Duration: 1 day
Level: Introduction
Price: £295.00

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