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Illustrator for Planners - Introduction

Adobe Illustrator is widely recognized among design professionals as the premier vector drawing software, with many valuable design and mapping applications for urban planning. This course gives you a step-by-step introduction to the basic tools of Illustrator CS5.

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Course Info

  • Duration 13 video lessons (99 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2012
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction to Illustrator (4 mins)
  • 2. Illustrator Workspace Overview (8 mins)
  • 3. Compatible File Types / Saving as AI / Exporting (8 mins)
  • 4. Working With Artboards (8 mins)
  • 5. Selecting Elements (5 mins)
  • 6. Drawing Basic Shapes (7 mins)
  • 7. More Shapes and Drawing Tools (8 mins)
  • 8. Aligning and Distributing Objects (6 mins)
  • 9. Keyboard Shortcuts (9 mins)
  • 10. Layers (5 mins)
  • 11. Working With Text - Functions (11 mins)
  • 12. Working With Text - Character and Paragraph Panels (8 mins)
  • 13. Working With Color (7 mins)

Course Description

Adobe Illustrator is widely recognized among design professionals as the premier vector drawing software, with many valuable design and mapping applications for urban planning. This course gives you a step-by-step introduction to the basic tools of Illustrator CS5. 

 

Learn these skills

  • Communications & Media
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Site Planning
  • Technology
  • Adobe Illustrator

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1.5 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1.5 SACPLAN CPD point.

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Mike Ernst

Mike Ernst

Mike Ernst is an urban planner and designer whose work has focused on participatory planning, community outreach and innovative urban design through creative and engaging visual communication.

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