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This unit is designed to teach

communication arts students digital

and graphic design using Adobe Illustrator. Lesson objectives for this course will prepare students to master topics necessary for passing the Adobe Certified Associate Exam. In addition, students will learn organizational habits that will 

prepare them for work in a professional design setting based on program skills and the development of their own creative styles based on design foundations.

Instruction includes video, text, one-on-one instruction, and real-world projects.

Topics covered in this unit include:

- Illustrator Overview

- Introduction to Workspace and Interface

- Menus, Tools and Panels

- Techniques for selecting artwork

- Designing graphic materials (logos, business cards, postcards, brochures, posters, etc.)

- Customizing Logotype

- Working with Layers

- Working with Artboards

- Illustrating

- Gradients, Blends and Patterns

- Creative Effects and Graphic Styles

- T-Shirt Design

-Designing for Print/Designing for Web

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