ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC DOMAINS
Illustrator CC - Domain 1 Working in the Design Industry
- This objective covers critical concepts related to working with colleagues and clients as well as crucial legal, technical, and design-related knowledge.
1.1 Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for preparing images.
1.2 Communicate with colleagues and clients about design plans.
A. Demonstrate knowledge of techniques for communicating about design plans with peers and clients.
- Key Terms: sketches, specifications, wireframes, prototypes, iterations, change orders, drafts, feedback loop, project scope, scope creep, etc.
B. Demonstrate knowledge of basic project management concepts.
1.3 Determine the type of copyright, permissions, and licensing required to use specific content.
A. Identify legal and ethical considerations for using third-party content, such as copyright, permissions, and licensing.
- Key Concepts: Creative Commons, public domain, intellectual property, derivative work, commercial use, attribution, work for hire, fair use, fair dealing, etc.
- Key Terms: model release, location release, etc.
- Key Concepts: permission to use a photo is separate from permission to use a person’s face or restricted location, etc.
1.4 Demonstrate knowledge of key terminology related to digital images.
A. Demonstrate knowledge of digital image terminology.
- Key Terms: image resolution, image size, file types, pixel, raster, bitmap, vector, path, object, type, rasterizing, rendering, resampling, resizing, and image size measured in pixels vs document size measured in inches/centimeters, etc.
B. Demonstrate knowledge of how color is created in digital images.
- Key Terms: color mode, bit depth, gamut, CMYK vs. RGB vs. grayscale, dithering, etc.
1.5 Demonstrate knowledge of basic design principles and best practices employed in the design industry.
A. Communicate visually using the elements and principles of design and common design techniques.
- Key Terms: space, line, shape, form, color, texture, emphasis/focal point, unity/harmony, variety, balance, alignment, proximity, repetition, rhythm, scale, movement, negative space, gestalt, etc.
B. Identify and use common typographic adjustments to create contrast, hierarchy, and enhanced readability/legibility.
- Key Terms: font, size, style, color, alignment, kerning, tracking, leading, horizontal and vertical
scale, line length, etc.
C. Define common photographic and cinematic composition terms and principles.
- Key Terms: aspect ratio, rule of thirds, foreground, background, color, tone, contrast, cropping, depth of field, field of view, white balance, etc.