This course gives students foundational knowledge using Adobe Illustrator CC. In the course, they will explore what it’s like to work in the design industry, building their skills in vector drawing and learning how to create graphics and illustrations with this industry-standard tool. The course is aligned with the standards for passing the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) examination.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of the Adobe Creative Cloud by describing the use of Adobe Creative Suite and applications, explaining the importance of designing for an audience, and summarizing steps to managing a project.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of graphic design by explaining the elements of design, summarizing the use of design principles with digital graphics and illustrations, and summarizing file format considerations for graphic designs.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of navigating Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud by summarizing the elements of the Adobe Illustrator interface, explaining the navigation of Adobe Illustrator tools, and explaining the customization of Adobe Illustrator workspaces.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of Adobe Illustrator visual effect tools by explaining the use of layering tools, describing the use of color tools, and explaining the use of visual effect tools.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools and techniques for transforming graphics and illustrations by explaining the setup options for project formats, explaining the use of drawing and shaping tools, and explaining the transformation of graphics and illustrations through editing techniques.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools for composition and dimension effects by describing the use of layer and mask tools for composition effects, explaining the use of type tools for displaying text, and explaining the use of 3-D and perspective tools for dimension effects.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of project completion in Adobe Illustrator by explaining preparation of graphics or illustrations for export or print, and summarizing file formats for completed projects in Adobe Illustrator.
Please read the Adobe system requirements before signing up for this course. Chrome OS doesn’t allow any third-party installations therefore a Chromebook cannot be used for this course.