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Fast Track to Illustrator

(4.82 out of 5) 354 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.

Quick Facts

$ 880 incl GST

Duration: 2 Days

Max. Class Size: 10

Avg. Class Size: 5

Level: Beginner

Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx

Course Dates

04-05 May 17Thu - Fri

29-30 May 17Mon - Tue

29-30 Jun 17Thu - Fri

27-28 Jul 17Thu - Fri

21-22 Aug 17Mon - Tue

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Address

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

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04-05 May 17Thu - Fri

29-30 May 17Mon - Tue

29-30 Jun 17Thu - Fri

24-25 Jul 17Mon - Tue

24-25 Aug 17Thu - Fri

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Address

Level 12
379 Collins Street,
Melbourne , VIC 3000

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02-03 May 17Tue - Wed

29-30 May 17Mon - Tue

28-29 Jun 17Wed - Thu

26-27 Jul 17Wed - Thu

23-24 Aug 17Wed - Thu

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C/O Support Technology
Level 6, 371 Queen Street,
Brisbane , QLD 4000

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03-04 May 17Wed - Thu

15-16 Jun 17Thu - Fri

24-25 Jul 17Mon - Tue

07-08 Sep 17Thu - Fri

16-17 Oct 17Mon - Tue

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C/O Atlas Business Services
Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place,
Canberra , ACT 2601

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08-09 May 17Mon - Tue

22-23 Jun 17Thu - Fri

03-04 Aug 17Thu - Fri

11-12 Sep 17Mon - Tue

23-24 Oct 17Mon - Tue

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Address

C/O The International Visualisation Centre (IVC)
19 Young Street,
Adelaide , SA 5000

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06-07 Jun 17Tue - Wed

17-18 Jul 17Mon - Tue

30-31 Aug 17Wed - Thu

09-10 Oct 17Mon - Tue

21-22 Nov 17Tue - Wed

Address

C/O Saxons Training Facilities
Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Understanding the Illustrator CS6 Interface

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  • 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

Unit 2: Designing a Basic Logos

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

Unit 3: Creating Logos Using Custom Paths

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

Unit 4: Creating a Logo

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

Unit 5: Creating an Advertisement

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  • Importing a Graphic
  • Understanding Links Palette
  • Aligning Objects

Unit 6: Manipulating Body Type

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  • 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

Unit 7: Managing Assets with Adobe Bridge CS6

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

Unit 8: Creating Complex Illustrations

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  • 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

Unit 9: Providing Support for PSD and PDF Files

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

Unit 10: Creating a Vector Version of a Raster Graphic

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

Unit 11: Colouring Artwork Using Live Paint

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

Unit 12: Illustrator Advance Features

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

Packages

Adobe Graphic Design Package

$ 2970 incl GST

(You save $990)

Duration

9 days

Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Jo B [ 30 March, 2017 ]
I found this course extremely useful. I learnt so much in such a short amount of time. Katherine was so knowledgeable but yet so relate able. I felt comfortable asking her questions and felt with her real life experience she could really relate to the problems that I may encounter outside of this course, therefore she taught me how to overcome these. So much better than learning from an online tutorial.
(4.90 out of 5) Fiona S [ 09 March, 2017 ]
A lot to learn in two days but I feel confident to tackle Illustrator thanks to a friendly and professional teacher. Great location. Thanks!

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(5.00 out of 5) Vic T [ 01 February, 2017 ]
The course was tailored to suit my specific needs. Jacquie was an excellent and knowledgeable trainer who presented subject matter very clearly, which facilitated learning. I would highly recommend Jacquie as a trainer.
(5.00 out of 5) Eloise B [ 30 January, 2017 ]
As a complete beginner the course was angled for everyone including me! The facilitator was very patient and understanding, but at the same time got through the course brilliantly. I certainly would benefit from coming back and doing it again though. Quite a lot to take in for a beginner.

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