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Illustrator Fast Track Course

(4.82 out of 5) 377 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

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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

    16 - 17 Nov 17 Thu - Fri
    11 - 12 Dec 17 Mon - Tue
    11 - 12 Jan 18 Thu - Fri
    05 - 06 Feb 18 Mon - Tue
    08 - 09 Mar 18 Thu - Fri
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    19 - 20 Oct 17 Thu - Fri
    13 - 14 Nov 17 Mon - Tue
    14 - 15 Dec 17 Thu - Fri
    08 - 09 Jan 18 Mon - Tue
    08 - 09 Feb 18 Thu - Fri
    05 - 06 Mar 18 Mon - Tue
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    13 - 14 Nov 17 Mon - Tue
    13 - 14 Dec 17 Wed - Thu
    22 - 23 Jan 18 Mon - Tue
    21 - 22 Feb 18 Wed - Thu
    19 - 20 Mar 18 Mon - Tue
  • Canberra Class Dates

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    Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place, Canberra , ACT 2601

    07 - 08 Dec 17 Thu - Fri
    18 - 19 Jan 18 Thu - Fri
    26 - 27 Feb 18 Mon - Tue
    05 - 06 Apr 18 Thu - Fri
    14 - 15 May 18 Mon - Tue
    28 - 29 Jun 18 Thu - Fri
  • Adelaide Class Dates

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    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    07 - 08 Dec 17 Thu - Fri
    17 - 18 Jan 18 Wed - Thu
    26 - 27 Feb 18 Mon - Tue
    09 - 10 Apr 18 Mon - Tue
    23 - 24 May 18 Wed - Thu
  • Perth Class Dates

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

    21 - 22 Nov 17 Tue - Wed
    08 - 09 Jan 18 Mon - Tue
    21 - 22 Feb 18 Wed - Thu
    03 - 04 Apr 18 Tue - Wed
    15 - 16 May 18 Tue - Wed
    25 - 26 Jun 18 Mon - Tue

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

Training Packages

Adobe Graphic Design Package

$ 2970 incl GST

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Duration

9 days

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Felicity M [ 18 September, 2017 ]
Fantastic course. Covered lots of information but very well executed and explained. Jay knew the topic!
(4.10 out of 5) Nicola M [ 18 September, 2017 ]
Great introduction to Illustrator - some great skills and shortcuts! Will be very useful! Great small class environment.
(4.90 out of 5) Sharon A [ 18 September, 2017 ]
I really enjoyed this course. I was shown a lot of things in the classroom that have given me grief from learning in YouTube and Text Books. A nice relaxed atmosphere was enjoyable.
(4.90 out of 5) paul h [ 11 September, 2017 ]
Katherine's experience and knowledge in this area is exceptional. Katherine was always helpful and responsive as issues arose. Katherine's delivery was professional and friendly.

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