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Learn vector graphics & illustration in this Adobe Illustrator training course. Adobe Illustrator is one of seven 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. Turn shapes and colours into logos and icons. Create typography effects, draw freehand, digitise images and recolour graphics. 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.

What will be covered in this Adobe Illustrator course?

You will start with the basics, so you feel totally at ease with the interface, preferences, setting up new documents. We will also cover fundamental principles like the difference between vector and raster graphics then move through the tools of the program and learn how to design and draw your own vectors and shapes.

Who is this Adobe Illustrator course for?

Are you looking to upskill? Get into the Graphic Design industry? Or perhaps add to your skill set in your current business? This beginner Adobe Illustrator training course benefits marketing specialists, business owners, magazine editors, small business owners, artists and more!

  • Those looking to improve their employment skills or employment opportunities to work as graphic designers or add basic design skills to their existing employment
  • Those looking for added skills in their work roles such as training or marketing
  • Business owners wanting to be more creative with their advertising
  • Anyone interested in Adobe products, those who may be familiar with other Adobe programs
  • A basic computer literacy is assumed as part of this Adobe Illustrator course. Anyone who needs to create digital artwork for printing, aspiring graphic artists, visual artists, textile artists, illustrators and animators.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

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

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.


  • 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


  • 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

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

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

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Course- Was informative and the tutor was amazing. They taught at a steady level and assisted every student with each question that was put forward. They were encouraging and a pleasure to learn from.

  • said: Really enjoyable course. Laura was a great tutor who guided us through all the basics and was happy to help with any project-specific questions we had. I also appreciated that she provided us with loads of ideas on how to inspire our own Illustrator projects.

  • said: Tutor seemed passionate about teaching and created an excellent learning experience. They were very positive and helpful and was pleasure to learn off.

  • said: The tutor made difficult concepts simple in their way of teaching. I enjoyed the class.

  • said: Out tutor Xavier was patient, extremely knowledgeable and a great communicator. As a small class we were lucky to work through an amazing amount of content. The exercises were enjoyable and I learnt so much. Very inspired !

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