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Adobe Illustrator

Course Description

This course covers the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator, which is used primarily to work with vector-based graphics. Learners will be equipped with the drawing techniques, types, layers, patterns, gradients, effects and 3D objects. You will learn how to create and modify objects with this powerful vector drawing software program offered by Adobe.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Adobe Illustrator, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate Illustrator's interface
  • Draw vector graphics using Illustrator
  • Transform an object
  • Create blends and complex shapes
  • Apply advanced techniques
  • Create 3D object and apply effects
  • Apply colours and brushes effects
  • Create texts and paragraphs
  • Output correct setting for printing/web

By the end of the course, learners will be able to apply their knowledge of the Adobe Illustrator tools, features and special effects, allowing them to create fun and interesting artworks.

Target Audience

Anyone who wants to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create illustrations, line art, logos, vector graphics, advertisements and page layout for work purposes or interests.


No prior knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is required. Participants need to have basic computer skills such as locating and opening files, downloading images, using keyboard and mouse.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

  • Exploring the Illustrator interfaces
  • Creating Workspaces
  • Working in Artboard mode
  • Working with Ruler guides
  • Working with Smart guides

Lesson 2: Drawing In Illustrator

  • Creating an object
  • Using Pencil tool
  • Using Pen tool
  • Adjusting bezier curves
  • Drawing strokes
  • Performing Image Trace

Lesson 3: Transforming Objects

  • Scaling, rotating, shearing, reflecting an object
  • Duplicating an object
  • Performing Transform Each to the objects
  • Using Shape Builder
  • Using Pathfinder

Lesson 4: Creating Blends and Complex Shapes

  • Creating Compound Paths
  • Blending objects
  • Applying effects
  • Using Width tool

Lesson 5: Advanced Techniques

  • Working with Layers
  • Working Isolation mode
  • Creating Symbols
  • Using Clipping Mask
  • Using Appearance panel
  • Creating Symbols
  • Creating Graphic styles
  • Drawing Gradient mesh

Lesson 6: Illustrator’s 3D Effect

  • Creating 3D object
  • Extruding 3D object
  • Revolving 3D object
  • Applying warp effects

Lesson 7: Using Colours in Illustrator

  • Understanding process and spot colours
  • Working with colours
  • Applying colours with fills and stroke
  • Applying gradients
  • Creating new colours and gradients
  • Creating Patterns

Lesson 8: Brushes

  • Understanding brush types
  • Creating custom brushes
  • Using Blob brush

Lesson 9: Typography

  • Understanding types
  • Choosing correct typefaces
  • Working with types
  • Creating and formatting Character
  • Creating and formatting Paragraph
  • Creating texts on a path
  • Applying Texts warp

Lesson 10: Output

  • Printing, saving and exporting
  • Understanding printing output setting for printer
  • Exporting in different formats
  • Using slicing for web

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Time

9am to 5pm

Course Fee


(Group Discount of 10% for 3 or more participants)

Course Dates

28 - 29 Nov 2019