Basic

Lesson 1: Introduction to Illustrator CS6

  • Topic A: Evaluate Graphics Scalability
  • Topic B: Navigate, View, and Measure Graphics
  • Topic C: Customize the User Interface

Lesson 2: Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes

  • Topic A: Create Documents
  • Topic B: Save Documents
  • Topic C: Draw Basic Shapes

Lesson 3: Creating Documents Containing Customized Paths

  • Topic A: Draw Paths
  • Topic B: Modify Paths

Lesson 4: Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text

  • Topic A: Insert Text
  • Topic B: Flow Text Along a Path
  • Topic C: Insert Bounded Text
  • Topic D: Thread Text
  • Topic E: Apply Text Styles
  • Topic F: Insert Typographical Characters

Lesson 5: Customizing Objects

  • Topic A: Import and Link Graphics
  • Topic B: Alter the Appearance of Objects

Lesson 6: Customizing Basic Shapes

  • Topic A: Apply Strokes
  • Topic B: Fill Shapes
  • Topic C: Apply Gradients
  • Topic D: Apply Graphic Styles
  • Topic E: Distort Text with Text Envelopes

Lesson 7: Preparing Documents for Deployment

  • Topic A: Update Text
  • Topic B: Wrap Text
  • Topic C: Hyphenate Text
  • Topic D: Optimize Content for Print
  • Topic E: Optimize Content for the Web
  • Topic F: Optimize Content for PDF Documents

Advanced

Lesson 1: Customizing the Illustrator Interface

  • Topic A: Set User Interface Preferences
  • Topic B: Work with the Grid and Guides
  • Topic C: Manage Workspaces

Lesson 2: Drawing Complex Illustrations

  • Topic A: Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
  • Topic B: Work with Layers
  • Topic C: Create a Perspective Drawing
  • Topic D: Trace Artwork

Lesson 3: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools

  • Topic A: Paint Objects with Fills, Strokes, and Gradients
  • Topic B: Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
  • Topic C: Paint with Custom Brushes
  • Topic D: Add Transparency and Blending Modes
  • Topic E: Apply Meshes to Objects
  • Topic F: Apply Patterns

Lesson 4: Customizing Colors and Swatches

  • Topic A: Manage Colors
  • Topic B: Customize Swatches
  • Topic C: Manage Color Groups
  • Topic D: Access Pantone Plus Color Libraries

Lesson 5: Formatting Type

  • Topic A: Set Character Formats
  • Topic B: Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
  • Topic C: Adjust Hyphenation

Lesson 6: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork

  • Topic A: Apply Effects to an Object
  • Topic B: Create Graphic Styles
  • Topic C: Apply a Blend to an Object
  • Topic D: Apply a Mask to an Object
  • Topic E: Create Symbols
  • Topic F: Work with Symbol Sets and Symbolism Tools

Lesson 7: Preparing a Document for Print Output

  • Topic A: Set Up Artwork for Printing
  • Topic B: Prepare Transparent Artwork for Printing
  • Topic C: Manage Colors in Printing

Lesson 8: Preparing Graphics for the Web

  • Topic A: Create Slices and Image Maps
  • Topic B: Save Artwork in the SVG Format
  • Topic C: Save Graphics for the Web