Course Outlines

Adobe Illustrator I — GRDT 1410

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 3.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 2.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course is a comprehensive look into the drawing tools of Adobe Illustrator, a computer illustration application. Students will develop skills using the basic drawing tools. Use of the transformation tools, templates, layers, spot and process color, and file output will be emphasized.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 1/12/15 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. acquire images
    2. apply features to type
    3. apply filters and effects
    4. apply keyboard commands
    5. apply registration and cropping marks
    6. create illustrations from existing drawings
    7. create thumbnails and comprehensive sketches
    8. set up color modes
    9. set up for printing
    10. set up, edit and export art boards
    11. the symbol panel
    12. use align and distribute panels
    13. use brushes
    14. use custom color palettes
    15. use fill and stroke features
    16. use image tracing tools
    17. use layer controls
    18. use path features including pathfinder panel and clipping paths
    19. use rulers, grids, guides and smart guides
    20. use the Bezier tool and finesse strokes
    21. use the freehand drawing tools
    22. use the graph tools
    23. use the selection tools
    24. use the shape tools
    25. use the transformation tools
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted