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Adobe Illustrator CC Digital Classroom by Jennifer Smith, AGI Creative Team

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Lesson 1: Adobe Illustrator CC Jumpstart

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In this lesson, you have the opportunity to dive right into Adobe Illustrator CC and create an exciting illustration. This lesson helps you quickly discover some of the essential features available in CC. If you are a completely new user, you might want to start with Lesson 2, “Getting to Know the Workspace,” and then return to this lesson.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Setting up an Artboard
  • Creating and combining shapes
  • Applying color with the new Kuler panel and effects
  • Adding and adjusting text with the new Touch Type Tool
  • Importing an image
  • Cloning objects

Starting up

Register your book at www.digitalclassroombooks.com/epub/illustratorcc to gain access to updated lesson files on any computer or watch the videos online.

Before starting, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your workspace. See “Resetting Adobe Illustrator CC Preferences” in the Starting up section of this book.

You will work with several files from the ai01lessons folder in this lesson. Make sure that you have loaded the ailessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/epub/illustratorcc. See “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book.

The project

In this lesson, you will create a comp (rough design) of an ad using some features that have been around for years, as well as newer ...

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