Complete Illustrator

Learn the skills to become creative with Adobe Illustrator, create stunning designs graphics, pictures and icons

94 lessons
10 hours 55 minutes

$399.00
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Overview

What does the course cover?

This course is designed to lead you through the design process, you’ll learn a variety of ways to produce artwork and understand the issues involved with professional graphic design.

Aims

Why take this course?

By the end of the course you’ll be fully capable of creating special effects suitable for conventional printing as well as for electronic publishing.

Audience

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who is new to Illustrator and desktop publishing wishing to master the skills required for this application.


Course preview

Each course contains high quality, professional, Video lessons, Downloadable exercise files and Real-world templates for you to use.

Illustrator - Intro
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Illustrator - Demo
Video lessons
Illustrator - Download
Downloadable files

Course detail and sample lessons

Section 1: Getting Started

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Adobe Illustrator Source Files And Folders
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Lesson 3: Starting Illustrator And Browsing The Interface
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Lesson 4: Starting A New Document
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Lesson 5: Saving A AI File
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Lesson 6: Customising Your Workspace
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Section 2: Basic Drawing Objects

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Basic Objects – Part I
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Lesson 3: Basic Objects – Part II
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Lesson 4: Undos Steping Backwards And Forwards
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Lesson 5: Stacking Order
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Lesson 6: Grouping Objects
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Section 3: Vectors

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Understanding Vectors
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Lesson 3: Working With Anchor Points
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Lesson 4: Pen Tool
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Lesson 5: Pen Tool – Heart Excercise – Part I
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Lesson 6: Pen Tool – Heart Excercise – Part II
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Section 4: Alignment And Shape Making

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Alignment
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Lesson 3: Distribution
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Lesson 4: Distribution With Spacing
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Lesson 5: Shape Modes
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Lesson 6: Pathfinders
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Lesson 7: Shape Builder Tool
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Lesson 8: Recap Excercise
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Section 5: Colours And Gradients

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Colours CMYK
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Lesson 3: Seperations Preview
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Lesson 4: RGB And Web Colours
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Lesson 5: Gradients
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Lesson 6: Swatches Pallet
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Lesson 7: Pattern Swatches
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Section 6: Cutting Tools And Re Joining Paths

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Cutting Tools
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Lesson 3: Cutting And Joining Paths
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Section 7: Basic Effects

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Basic Effects And Appearence
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Section 8: Factory Excercise

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Factory Exercise – Part I
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Lesson 3: Factory Exercise – Part II
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Lesson 4: Factory Exercise – Part III
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Lesson 5: Factory Exercise – Part IV
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Lesson 6: Factory Exercise – Part V
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Lesson 7: Factory Exercise – Part VI
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Section 9: Layers

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Layers
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Section 10: Symbols

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Creating A Symbol
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Lesson 3: Symbol Librarys
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Lesson 4: Symbol Tools
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Section 11: Strokes And Fills Excercise

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Strokes And Fills – Part I
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Lesson 3: Strokes And Fills – Part II
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Lesson 4: Strokes And Fills – Part III
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Lesson 5: Strokes And Fills – Part IV
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Lesson 6: Strokes And Fills – Part V
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Section 12: Flash And Illustrator

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Illustrator And Flash
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Section 13: Live Trace

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Live Trace
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Section 14: Gradient Mesh & Blend Tool

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Gradient Mesh – Part I
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Lesson 3: Gradient Mesh – Part II
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Lesson 4: Gradient Mesh – Part III
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Lesson 5: Gradient Mesh – Part IV
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Lesson 6: Gradient Mesh – Part V
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Lesson 7: The Blend Tool – Part I
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Lesson 8: The Blend Tool – Part II
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Section 15: Perspective Grid & 3D

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: The Prerspective Grid
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Lesson 3: 3D Effects
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Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Graphs And Charts – Part I
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Lesson 3: Graphs And Charts – Part II
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Section 17: Flag Exercise

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Flag Exercise – Part I
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Lesson 3: Flag Exercise – Part II
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Lesson 4: Flag Exercise – Part III
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Lesson 5: Flag Exercise – Part IV
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Lesson 6: Flag Exercise – Part V
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Lesson 7: Flag Exercise – Part VI
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Section 18: Masking

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Adobe Bridge – Clipping Mask
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Lesson 3: Clipping Mask
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Lesson 4: Opacity Mask
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Section 19: Designing A Logo

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Making A Logo – Part I
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Lesson 3: Making A Logo – Part II
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Lesson 4: Setting Up Artboards
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Lesson 5: Laying Out The Artwork
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Lesson 6: Making A PDF
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Section 20: Slices – Save For Web And Devices

Lesson 1: Introduction
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Lesson 2: Slices – Save For Web And Devices
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Skills you’ll learn

What you’ll be able to do after the course

  • Work with paths, nodes and bezier curves
  • Flow text into any shape along any path
  • Effectively use Adobe’s filters and tools
  • Work with layers and masks
  • Use built-in colour management to get colours right first times

How you can apply these skills

What you’ll be able to use these skills for

  • Work with Illustrator to design logos and drawings
  • Design logos and stationery
  • Production of a full size poster
  • Design magazine advertisements
  • Design of a tabloid newsletter

Certification

When you pass you will receive an internationally recognised accreditation certificate like this:

IACT_Specialist


What’s next?

Upon completion, you can move onto our other Graphic Design courses such as Photoshop and InDesign.


Careers that require these skills at this level?

Illustrator is used in practically every graphic design agency. Any Graphic Design role will require you to be proficient to this level.


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