Adobe Graphics & Web Technology Courses

Adobe Illustrator Level 1
Two Days - Instructor-led

Target Student

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.


Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on. Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths is highly recommended.


  • Get acquainted with Adobe Illustrator CS5 application
  • Create shapes in a document
  • Create custom paths
  • Enter text in an Illustrator document
  • Enhance documents
  • Proof documents to make them more accurate
  • Save images for web and print

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted with Adobe Illustrator CS5

  • Examine Imaging Concepts
  • Explore the Interface
  • Customize the Interface

Lesson 2: Creating Shapes in a Documents

  • Create a Document
  • Draw Basic Shapes
  • Save a Document

Lesson 3: Creating Custom Paths

  • Draw Paths
  • Modify Paths

Lesson 4: Working with Text

  • Insert Text
  • Flow Text on a Path
  • Import Body Text
  • Format Text with Styles
  • Thread Text
  • Apply Hyphenation
  • Insert Typographic Characters

Lesson 5: Working with Objects

  • Import Graphics
  • Manipulate Objects
  • Lesson 6: Enhancing Documents

    • Format Objects
    • Apply Strokes
    • Apply Gradients
    • Apply Graphic Styles
    • Apply an Envelope to Text

    Lesson 7: Proofing a Document

    • Wrap Text
    • Find and Replace Text
    • Fix Spelling Errors

    Lesson 7: Saving Images for the Web and Print

    • Export Images for Print
    • Save Images for the Web
    • Save Images as PDFs