Illustrator 2024

Quickstart Training Course

This 1-day beginner class is designed to get you up and running quickly in Adobe Illustrator. You will create icon shapes, learn to use the pen tool and other manipulation tools, incorporate type into your artwork, create an event poster, and prepare your images for the Web and social media.

What's Included

  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Training Manual
  • FREE Class Repeat (valid for 6 months)
1 Days $495.00
Authorised Training Centre

Live face-to-face instructor

No minimum class size - all classes guaranteed to run!

This course is ideal for designers, marketers and anyone who is pursuing a career in graphic design. No prior experience of Illustrator is needed. Training available on Mac and PC.

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Detailed Course Outline

Learn the basics of viewing & navigating the Illustrator interface and the fundamentals of working with images.
  • Lecture: Concepts of Raster vs Vector
  • Lecture: Artificial Intelligence features in Illustrator
  • Creating & Managing A New Document / Workspaces
  • Setting up to work with Images: Open/Place/Export
  • Vector Design Fundamental Workflows
Create and design using primary shapes and shape tools to create popular artwork.
  • Working with Shapes & Lines
  • Working with Tools
  • Hidden features and tweaks for shapes
  • Combining multiple shapes to create art
  • Popular graphic design art using shapes
Take things to the next level and learn how to create and modify custom artwork for any design project
  • From clip art to design elements for a presentation
  • Introducing the Pen Tool (Don’t be afraid)
  • Why the Pen Tool is much easier in Illustrator
  • Anatomy of the Pen Tool / The Ultimate Multi-Tool
  • No-Skills-Needed drawing for all
Learn the basics of typography and commonly used effects like drop shadows, glows and more.
  • Fundamental Typography in Illustrator / Adobe Fonts
  • Creating great-looking text: Paragraphs vs Titles
  • Making your text look professional
  • Having fun with various text effects
Bring all the design elements and images together into one flowing project and create variations for review.
  • Determining Project Size and Color
  • Getting creative with backgrounds
  • Decorative enhancements / Clip Art / Free Clip Art
  • Layout & Visual Flow
Learn many different ways to export various types of art and designs.
  • The most important file formats for your artwork
  • Exporting for Screen: Social Media, Web, Video
  • Exporting for Digital Distribution: PDF, Interactive PDFs
  • Exporting for Print: CMYK and You

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered in a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.