Adobe Illustrator Course for Beginners - Sydney Short Courses

Adobe Illustrator Course for Beginners

What you'll learn

Learn vector graphics and illustration in this Adobe Illustrator training course. Adobe Illustrator is one of eight Adobe Creative Cloud short courses we offer in Sydney.

Graphics are all around you. Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard vector graphics software lets you create everything from web and mobile graphics to logos, icons, book illustrations, product packaging and billboards. With Adobe Illustrator, you can turn shapes and colours into logos and icons, create typography effects, draw freehand, digitise images, and recolour graphics. Adobe Illustrator is vector-based, so your artwork stays crisp even when you scale it up to stadium size. 

This Adobe Illustrator training course will introduce you to the industry-standard vector graphics software that is used worldwide by designers of all types.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Adobe Illustrator course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and use the main tools of Adobe Illustrator in Creative Cloud
  • Apply design skills in Adobe Illustrator to colour, create and manipulate graphics, for various purposes including infographics, advertising, character design and more
  • Create publish-ready files for print and web.

Course content 

What will be covered in this Adobe Illustrator course?

Introduction

  • Understanding vector graphics
  • The Illustrator workspace
  • Creating a document
  • Understanding page sizes
  • Understanding File formats

The Interface

  • Understanding panels
  • Understanding workspaces
  • Working with the control panel
  • Tools palette and their functions
  • Working with layers
  • Pen tool
  • Navigating with the hand tool
  • Using the zoom tool
  • Creating and using custom views

Working with objects, layers & shapes

  • Understanding paths and selection tools
  • Selecting with the selection tool
  • Understanding layers and sublayers
  • Creating basic shapes
  • Understanding shape manipulation
  • Understanding drawing with the pen tool

Working with colour and colour options

  • Understanding colour
  • Understanding fill, stroke & opacity
  • Exploring colour palettes
  • Understanding gradients & blend modes

Typography

  • Understanding type capabilities in illustrator
  • Typing on a path and inside a shape
  • Exploring type distortion options

File Management & Publication

  • Understanding save and export options
  • Publishing to print & web
  • File backups & archiving
  • Packaging a document

Intended audience

Who is this Adobe Illustrator course for?

This course is for anyone looking to develop their design skills, interested in or familiar with Adobe programs, or interested in creating digital artwork. 

Basic competency with computers is assumed before enrolling, and proficiency in other Adobe software is helpful but not essential successful completion of this course.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • An 8GB USB to save your work and download class files and documents
  • Pen & paper, or a tablet for writing notes

Additional information

Please note the following:

This Adobe Illustrator course runs in our computer lab, fitted with 27-inch Apple computers as well as Dell computers running the Windows operating system. Adobe products function in the same way on both Windows and Apple computers except for minor differences with keyboard usage and where files are located within the computer.

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Course tutors

Antony is an Adobe & Apple Certified Instructor and has been teaching design software for over 15 years. Working at Adobe in UK Antony began teaching & demonstrating design software including...

Ria has over 10 years of professional experience working within marketing and communications roles for both large corporations and small businesses.  Her expertise lies in branding, fashion and...

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<p>Learn vector graphics and illustration in this Adobe Illustrator training course. Adobe Illustrator is one of eight <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/business/adobe">Adobe

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$499 $424 Limited GST free / $0 / $399.20 / $449.10
Enrol in any two Adobe classes and receive 15% off both enrolments. Discount applies automatically at checkout.
Adobe Illustrator Course for Beginners

<p>Learn vector graphics and illustration in this Adobe Illustrator training course. Adobe Illustrator is one of eight <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/business/adobe">Adobe

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$499 $424 Limited GST free / $0 / $399.20 / $449.10
Enrol in any two Adobe classes and receive 15% off both enrolments. Discount applies automatically at checkout.

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