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Illustrator Fast Track Course

(4.83 out of 5) 401 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

    07 - 08 Jun 18 Thu - Fri
    02 - 03 Jul 18 Mon - Tue
    31 Jul - 01 Aug 18 Tue - Wed
    30 - 31 Aug 18 Thu - Fri
    26 - 27 Sep 18 Wed - Thu
    22 - 23 Oct 18 Mon - Tue
    20 - 21 Nov 18 Tue - Wed
    17 - 18 Dec 18 Mon - Tue
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    05 - 06 Jun 18 Tue - Wed
    02 - 03 Jul 18 Mon - Tue
    31 Jul - 01 Aug 18 Tue - Wed
    30 - 31 Aug 18 Thu - Fri
    24 - 25 Sep 18 Mon - Tue
    22 - 23 Oct 18 Mon - Tue
    22 - 23 Nov 18 Thu - Fri
    19 - 20 Dec 18 Wed - Thu
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    12 - 13 Jun 18 Tue - Wed
    26 - 27 Jul 18 Thu - Fri
    09 - 10 Aug 18 Thu - Fri
    03 - 04 Sep 18 Mon - Tue
    02 - 03 Oct 18 Tue - Wed
    01 - 02 Nov 18 Thu - Fri
    26 - 27 Nov 18 Mon - Tue
  • Adelaide Class Dates

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    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    12 - 13 Jun 18 Tue - Wed
    14 - 15 Aug 18 Tue - Wed
    24 - 25 Sep 18 Mon - Tue
    05 - 06 Nov 18 Mon - Tue
    17 - 18 Dec 18 Mon - Tue
  • Perth Class Dates

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

    25 - 26 Jun 18 Mon - Tue
    06 - 07 Aug 18 Mon - Tue
    10 - 11 Sep 18 Mon - Tue
    29 - 30 Oct 18 Mon - Tue
    11 - 12 Dec 18 Tue - Wed
  • Canberra Class Dates

    Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place, Canberra , ACT 2601

    Classes scheduled on demand in Canberra

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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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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) Anna D [ 03 April, 2018 ]
Great teacher, very informative lessons, small class size, large scope of topics covered, exciting projects
(5.00 out of 5) Teresa K [ 03 April, 2018 ]
Fantastic trainer and great course materials. I really learnt alot and feel ready to start using the software competently.
(5.00 out of 5) Michael T [ 05 March, 2018 ]
Incredibly helpful and thorough training. I would definitely recommend this course to others in the future. No particular complaints. Teacher's demeanor and knowledge was excellent.
(5.00 out of 5) Maria B [ 05 February, 2018 ]
This is a very well run course. Excellent practical examples and Cressida explained all aspects of Illustrator in a clear, down to earth, user-friendly way ( she's also incredibly patient!). As a beginner I felt comfortable going through each section and appreciated Cressida ensuring we were all keeping up. There is alot of content therefore I will surely need to re-sit!

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