I. Course Prefix/Number: CAB 175
Course Name: Adobe Illustrator
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 3 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
2. Learn what image templates are and use them to aid in the construction of an illustration.
3. Learn what results the various settings and preferences of the software achieve in different situations and then practice applying them.
4. Generate effects in an illustration by using the capabilities of the reflect, scale, rotate, shear and blend tools.
5. Learn to repeat and combine transformations of objects to create new illustrative effects.
6. Make use of the Adobe Illustrator patterns and learn to customize them as well as create new designs.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Window contents
2. Setting preferences
3. Preview modes
B. Image templates
1. Using templates as tracing guides
2. Converting files into templates
3. Making templates invisible
C. Using scanning, import and export module options
1. Setting the freehand tolerance
2. Setting auto trace gap distance
3. Working with and averaging anchor points
4. Converting smooth and corner points
E. Transforming objects
5. Rotating and reflecting
F. Type objects
1. Changing type into the shape of an irregular object
2. Wrapping type around a graphic
3. Setting type along a curve
1. Constructing simple, geometric and irregularly textured patterns
2. Redefining and transforming patterns
1. Artwork Board options
3. Adjusting the page grid
4. Crop marks
5. Splitting paths
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
USB Flash Drive
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Tests will be graded and Projects will be critiqued. The first 6 project will not receive an accept or not accept. Students will be given an opportunity to correct their work to the accept stage. The remainder of the projects will receive a grade of A thru F. All projects can be resubmitted to receive a higher grade.
XI. Other Course Information
Specifically, you do not have the right to:
1. make copies of software for yourself or others.
2. receive and use unauthorized copies of software.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the ASSIST office in the Learning Center. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.