SRJC Course Outlines

6/21/2024 12:28:14 AMCIS 73.36 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 73.36Title:  ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR 2  
Full Title:  More Graphics with Adobe Illustrator 2
Last Reviewed:2/14/2005

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR3.50 Contact DHR28.00
 Contact Total5.50 Contact Total44.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 76.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 83.14B

Catalog Description:
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Further exploration of Adobe Illustrator for the beginner. This course includes importing raster graphics, tracing, type formatting, custom-sized documents, additional vector transformations, customizing fill patterns and brushes and the gradient mesh tool.

Course Completion or Current Enrollment in CS 71.11A ( or CIS 73.35A or CIS 73.35 or CIS 83.14)

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Further exploration of the popular drawing program Adobe Illustrator for the general computer user who has mastered beginning skills. This course explores the further modification and formatting of shapes, graphing, custom guides, and illustrator documents for desktop publishing and the web. Topics include gradient meshes, Brush tool, patterns and custom strokes, compound paths and masks.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in CS 71.11A ( or CIS 73.35A or CIS 73.35 or CIS 83.14)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:Fall 2011
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Design and create a tabloid-size poster with linked columns of text
   and imported raster clipart
2.  Evaluate and apply advanced type formatting techniques
3.  Use the Gradient Mesh tool to create a 3-dimensional effect
4.  Create and apply custom patterns and brush strokes
6.  Create compound paths and masks
7.  Apply advanced vector transformations
8.  Describe the purpose of exporting Illustrator documents
9.  Analyze the difference between using the Filters and Effects menus
10. Create a style for repetitive formatting
11. Refine Pen tool skills

Topics and Scope
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1.  Review of Pen tool skills
2.  Importing and exporting
   a.  Exporting Illustrator files to EPS, PDF and raster file formats
   b.  Converting vector objects to raster
   c.  Importing text and graphic documents into Illustrator
   d.  Applying raster filters
   e.  Tracing with layers vs autotracing
3.  Desktop publishing techniques
   a.  Managing linked graphics
   b.  Creating and printing custom-sized documents
   c.  Creating columns of linked area type
   d.  Manipulating and formatting area type
   e.  Creating a text wrap
   f.  Working with PostScript printers
4.  Advanced object formatting
   a.  More Pathfinder features: Divide, Trim, Outline, Merge and Crop
   b.  Using the Gradient Mesh tool
   c.  Formatting with transparency
5.  More transformations
   a.  Free Transform tool
   b.  Twirling objects
   c.  Creating live blends
   d.  Splitting, slicing and joining objects
   e.  Object Path menu
   f.  Understanding compound paths
   g.  Creating clipping masks
6.  Working with type
   a.  Character formatting: fonts, leading, kerning, baseline adjustment
   b.  Paragraph formatting: justify, indents, tabs
7.  Advanced fill and stroke formatting
   a.  Gradient mesh tool
   b.  Creating custom fill patterns
   c.  Creating custom brushes
8.  Non-destructive visual effects
   a.  Modifying with the Appearance palette
   b.  Introduction to the Effects menu
   c.  Creating styles

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The student will complete 5-10 assignments using Illustrator
integrating the outcomes and objectives previously stated.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 10%
Short written assignments.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 55%
Homework problems, Lab reports, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"Real World Illustrator 9", by Deke McClelland and Sandee Cohen -
Peachpit Press 2000

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