Adobe Illustrator | AKTINA IT

Adobe Illustrator

  • Course Overview
  • Course Outline
  • Course Arrangements

You will use Adobe Illustrator to create illustrations that include graphics and text.n this course. You will also create dynamic graphics using advanced drawing and editing tools, path editing techniques, filter effects, and masks.


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.

At Course Completion: 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

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

Before taking this course, you should be familiar with the basic functions of your computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. You 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 palette, color mode, shapes, text, and paths is highly recommended.

Getting Acquainted with Adobe Illustrator 

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

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

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

Proofing a Document

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

Saving Images for Web and Print

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

Advanced Drawing Tools

  • Advanced Drawing Tools

Advanced Path Editing

  • Splitting Paths
  • Duplicating Paths
  • Simplifying Paths
  • Aligning Objects
  • Nesting Layers

Gradients and Blends

  • Gradient Mesh
  • Blends


  • Scaling
  • Rotating
  • Reflecting
  • Shearing
  • Transform Each

Compound Paths and Shapes

  • Compound Paths
  • Combining with the Pathfinder Palette

Raster Images and Filters

  • Converting Vector Graphics to Raster
  • Applying Filters to Raster Objects

Live Effects and Appearance

  • Applying Live Effects
  • Editing Live Effects
  • The Appearance Palette
  • Envelope Distortions


  • Layer Masks
  • Editing Masks
Dates and Times: 

Nov 14 - 28

Duration (Hours): 

AKTINA Training Center
20 Loukis Akritas street, 1st floor
2064 Strovolos
(behind Kykko secondary schools)


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