Our newest releases include courses that introduce you to the tools you’ll need to create jaw-dropping digital illustrations. Learn what it takes to become the next Creative Director for Apple, or how to create higher quality images for marketing purposes. You’ll find these courses available in our Knowledge Libraries.
Adobe Illustrator CS6 Series
Explore the new features offered in Adobe® Illustrator CS6, such as the touch type tool, font search, and CSS extraction. These Illustrator courses will teach you everything you need to know to create vector assets that can be used in any design project, ranging from logos to advertising graphics. You will learn to intuitively combine, edit, and fill shapes directly on their artboard without accessing multiple tools and panels. At the completion of this series, you will be prepared for the Graphic Design and Illustration with Adobe Illustrator CS6 (ACA) exam. Each exam domain is covered over three courses:
1: Illustrator CS6: What’s Inside
This is an introductory course to Adobe Illustrator CS6. As such, you’ll learn how to navigate and customize the new user interface, as well as manipulate the different artboard options. As a refresher, you will take a few minutes watching how to draw basic objects to build the foundation of your graphics project. These are just some of the tools that will allow you to handle your workload more efficiently and effectively. You’ll also spend time observing how to use the tools unique to Illustrator, such as Image Trace, pen and pencil tools, and the perspective grid. In the Image Trace section, you will find demonstrations on how to convert raster images into editable vector images. All in all, topics covered in this course will also help prepare you for the Graphic Design and Illustration with Adobe Illustrator CS6 (ACA) exam.
2: Illustrator CS6: Painting and Drawing Tools
As you learn about color swatches, opacity, and patterns, you are taking a closer look at the painting and drawing tools offered in Illustrator CS6. In Illustrator CS6, the tools available to manipulate and create graphics is limitless. Learn how to change elements in a pattern, change colors, manipulate objects opacity, and work with brushes. As you explore the Pattern Maker feature, you will also find demonstrations on how to add a pattern fill to a stroke with ease. The topics included make up the second course in the Adobe Illustrator CS6 series. Overall, the purpose of these discussions is to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in Illustrator CS6, as well as prepare for the Graphic Design and Illustration with Adobe Illustrator CS6 (ACA) exam.
3: Illustrator CS6: Enhancing Your Artwork
This is the final course in the Illustrator CS6 series, dedicated to prepare you for the Graphic Design and Illustration with Adobe Illustrator CS6 (ACA) exam. The topics covered focus on the more advanced features offered by Illustrator to help you create projects for print, video, Web, or other Adobe applications. Enhance your artwork by adding text and transformation effects, as well as by applying vector- or raster-based effects. Along with effects and enhancement tools, you will go through demonstrations on how to save your project in different file formats. Everything you learn here will enable you to create vector assets that can be used to tackle any design project.
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