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Adobe Illustrator is an illustration and drawing program designed for people who want to create vector based graphics for design, web design or desktop publishing material. You will learn to create professional artwork and documents and to create and modify illustrations and use colour, shapes and layers effectively. We have Adobe Illustrator courses running in Sydney and Melbourne.

Course Price (inc GST where applicable): 
Sydney, Melbourne
2 days

CS5, CS6

You'll Learn how to: 
  • Start Illustrator and explore the Illustrator environment, navigate a document
  • Save and export in a variety of file formats to suit different purposes
  • Draw basic shapes
  • Apply colour to object fills and strokes
  • Apply and edit gradients and patterns
  • Arrange objects and use layers to manage artwork
  • Work with text and apply character and paragraph formatting
  • Work with images and draw objects
  • File saving options
Course Content: 

Introducing Illustrator

The workspace,artboard and the tools panel
Displaying hidden tools and working with panels
Choosing and saving a workspace
Navigating and document views
Defining preferences

Essential Techniques

Selecting with the selection tool
Selecting multiple objects
Making marquee selections
Working with objects
Alignment and distribution options

Document Setup

New document options
Print document, web document
Artboard options
Working with grids, guides and rulers

Drawing Shapes

Working with shapes and colour tools
Drawing shapes and lines
Editing path segments and resizing objects

Colour and Strokes

Working with fills and strokes
Applying colour
Adjusting stroke weight, joins and caps
Swatches panel and eyedropper tool

Gradients and Patterns

Working with gradients
Applying a pattern swatch
Scaling and moving a pattern and adjusting opacity

Layering and Arranging Objects

Selecting objects
Bring to front, send to back, hide layer
Creating, naming, locking and unlocking layers

Text and Images

Inserting and formatting text
Wrapping text around an object
Working with text on a path
Transforming character objects
Placing and editing an image

Drawing with the Pen Tool

Drawing straight lines and objects
Working with curves
Converting anchor points

Document Output

Save options and file formats
Saving for a MS Office program
Saving as a pdf file or for the web
Printing an illustrator document

This Course Suits: 

This course will suit you if you need to create vector based graphics for design, web design or desktop publishing material or if you need to create professional artwork and documents and create and modify illustrations using colour, shapes and layers.


Basic Windows and file management skills.

The Learning Process: 
Preparing to learn

Get the most out of your course by preparing before you attend. TP3 provide pre-course materials that enable you to reflect on and align your learning outcomes with the course content.

After the course

TP3's online Learning Resources contains additional tools and resources to help you consolidate and continue your learning. For more details, click here.

Customising this course: 

TP3 can provide a range of consulting services to better meet your business needs, including closed courses for your organisation, customised course material relevant to your industry and requirements, individual or group coaching and blended learning solutions.

Booking Information: 
Call 1300 658 388 to book this course, or book and pay online below.
Course Dates: 

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