Illustrator CS5: Basic, ACE Edition, is part of a two-course ILT series, which is designed to help students prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam for Illustrator CS5. This course covers the fundamentals of Illustrator CS5, which is used primarily to work with vector-based graphics. After getting familiar with the Illustrator CS5 environment, students will learn how to create a simple illustration by creating and manipulating shapes and by drawing and editing paths. Students will also learn how to apply color, gradients, and transparency. They will then learn how to work with text and layers.