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Illustrator Fast Track Course

(4.83 out of 5) 498 Student Reviews

About the course

During this comprehensive 2-day course instructors show students how to create complex and attractive illustrations and type effects using Illustrator CS6's powerful tools. Participants learn to create dynamic graphics using advanced drawing and editing tools, path editing techniques, filter effects and masks; and take advantage of features such as the Transparency palette, live effects and the Appearance palette to create engaging effects.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for anybody who needs to create either basic or complex illustrations using Illustrator, but who has little to no experience using the program.

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for attending this course; however participants are expected to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

Course Details

  • $880 incl GST
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Max. Class Size: 10
  • Avg. Class Size: 5
  • Study Mode: Classroom Online Live
  • Level: Beginner
  • Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx
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Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    24 - 25 Jun 21 Thu - Fri Online Live
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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    24 - 25 Jun 21 Thu - Fri Online Live
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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

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    Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

    24 - 25 Jun 21 Thu - Fri Online Live
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    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    24 - 25 Jun 21 Thu - Fri Online Live
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  • Perth Class Dates

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    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

    24 - 25 Jun 21 Thu - Fri Online Live
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Course Units

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Unit 1: Understanding the Illustrator CS6 Interface

  • Starting a New Document
  • Understanding Colour Models for print and web
  • Customising your Workspaces
  • Resizing Art board
  • Working with installed Templates
  • Creating a Custom Workspace
  • Exploring new Control Palette
  • Using Shape Tools
  • Understanding new Toolbox
  • Creating different types of Paths
  • Working with the Pencil Tool

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Unit 2: Designing a Basic Logos

  • Formatting Objects using Colour Palette
  • Colouring objects with Fill and Stroke
  • Exploring additional Libraries

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Unit 3: Creating Logos Using Custom Paths

  • Drawing Paths with Pen Tool
  • Modifying paths
  • Understanding Layout Guides

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Unit 4: Creating a Logo

  • Applying Gradients to Type
  • Applying Gradients using Gradient Palette
  • Modifying Gradients with Gradient Tool
  • Creating Type on a Path
  • Applying an Envelope to Type

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Unit 5: Creating an Advertisement

  • Importing a Graphic
  • Understanding Links Palette
  • Aligning Objects

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Unit 6: Manipulating Body Type

  • Importing Body Type
  • Formatting Type with Styles
  • Understanding Character Palette
  • Understanding Paragraph Palette
  • Fixing Spelling Errors
  • Using Find and Replace Options
  • Inserting Glyphs
  • Understanding Open Type Palette

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Unit 7: Managing Assets with Adobe Bridge CS6

  • Exploring Adobe Bridge CS6
  • Customising Adobe Bridge
  • Applying Metadata and Keywords to Assets
  • Modifying and Saving Metadata
  • Searching files with Keywords

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Unit 8: Creating Complex Illustrations

  • Creating Shapes Using Pathfinder
  • Applying Shape Modes Commands
  • Creating Compound Paths
  • Modifying Compound Path
  • Applying Offset Paths
  • Applying Effects and Filters
  • Using Illustrator Galleries
  • Creating Symbols with Symbol Palette
  • Modifying Symbols
  • Creating Custom Pattern Brushes
  • Organizing Layers
  • Modifying Global Colours

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Unit 9: Providing Support for PSD and PDF Files

  • Opening Layered Photoshop Documents
  • Adjusting Photoshop Import Options
  • Creating an Adobe PDF File
  • Using Adobe PDF Presets

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Unit 10: Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic

  • Understanding Tracing Images
  • Understanding Tracing Automatically
  • Applying Custom Presets
  • Converting Tracing Object to Paths
  • Modifying Paths

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Unit 11: Colouring Artwork Using Live Paint

  • Applying Live Paint
  • Using Live Paint
  • Using Correcting Gaps
  • Understanding Live Paint

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Unit 12: Illustrator Advance Features

  • Using Simplify Paths
  • Creating Clipping Masks
  • Create 3D Effects
  • Creating Effects
  • Applying Blends
  • Sharing Graphic Styles

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Christina C [ 29 April, 2021 ]
Fantastic teaching method. Jay was very thorough with her explanations and instructions on how to use Illustrator. Newer version of Illustrator to be made available on the computers would be great.
(4.60 out of 5) Mae L [ 29 March, 2021 ]
Course was really helpful! I really enjoyed following along and having activities ready for us to use.
(5.00 out of 5) Laura R [ 18 February, 2021 ]
I loved this course it really expanded my existing skillet and taught me more efficient ways of operating the program.
(5.00 out of 5) Alicia [ 09 November, 2020 ]
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and learnt a lot! I actually can't believe how much we learnt in just two days. The instructor was really knowledgeable and approachable.

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