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Course content:

Level 1

Getting Acquainted with Adobe Illustrator CS4
Explore the Interface
Explore the Navigation Tools
Customize the Interface
Use Illustrator Help
Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics
Explore the Adobe Bridge Workspace

Creating Shapes in a Document
Create a Document
Draw Basic Shapes
Save a Document

Creating Custom Paths
Draw Paths
Modify Paths

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

Enhancing Documents
Format Objects
Apply Gradients
Apply an Envelope to Text
Manipulate Objects
Import a Graphic
Apply Graphic Styles

Proofing a Document
Wrap Text
Find and Replace Text
Fix Spelling Errors

Saving Images for Web and Print
Export Images for Print
Export Images for the Web
Save Images as PDFs
Organizing Assets Using AdobeĀ® Bridge
Work with Adobe Bridge
Work with Adobe Bridge
Append Metadata and Keywords to Assets

Level 2

Creating Complex Illustrations
Create a Custom Shape Using Simple Shapes
Create Compound Paths
Offset Paths
Erase Shapes

Enhancing Complex Illustrations
Create Symbols
Organize Objects with Layers
Create a Pattern Swatch
Create a Mesh
Create Custom Brushes
Apply Color Using Live Paint
Recolor Artwork

Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic
Trace Artwork Automatically
Adjust the Results of Tracing
Create a Custom Preset
Convert a Traced Object to Paths

Creating Special Effects
Apply Effects
Create Masks
Simplify Paths
Create Blends
Share Graphic Styles
Create 3-D Effects

Working with Graphs
Create a Graph
Format a Graph

Working with Variables
Create Variables
Create Data Sets

Outputting Documents
Create an Artboard
Set Up Color Management
Preview an Overprint
Apply Spot Colors
Print a Composite Proof
Create Color Separations
Create an Adobe PDF File

Exporting Graphics for the Web and Mobile Devices
Convert Colors to Web-Safe Colors
Work with Actions
Export a File as an SWF
Create Slices
Add Interactivity to an SVG File
Preview an Illustration for Mobile Devices