General Description: The skills and knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator CC – Level 1 are sufficient to be able to perform basic tasks in Illustrator such as setting up a document, creating basic shapes and working with text.

Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the Illustrator workspace
  • Understand how to navigate Illustrator
  • Select and work with objects
  • Set up new documents in Illustrator
  • Work with artboards, grids, guides and rulers
  • Arrange objects and use layers to manage artwork
  • Draw basic shapes using the shape tools
  • Understand colour and apply colour to object fills and strokes
  • Understand how to apply and edit gradients
  • Import, create and format type
  • Work with text and objects
  • Understand what the Pen tool is and how to use it
  • Understand how to save and export in a variety of file formats to suit different purposes, and how to print an Illustrator document
  • Use the Help menu and access online help resources

Prerequisites: Adobe Illustrator CC – Level 1 assumes little or no knowledge of the software. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.