Adobe Illustrator Course: Beginners

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

Adobe Illustrator training course will introduce you to the industry-standard vector graphics software that is used worldwide by designers of all types who want to create digital graphics, illustrations, and typography for all kinds of media: print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.

Adobe Illustrator is used to designing vector graphics. Vector graphics are one of the two most commonly used graphic formats in design, the other being bitmap (or raster) graphics. Vector graphics, like those created with Adobe Illustrator, are resolution-independent, which means they can be resized infinitely with no loss of quality.

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – classroom and live online via zoom platform. If you choose our live online option, we will send you a kit including all necessary items will to your doorstep after enrolment.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will have learned to:

  • demonstrate and use the main tools of Adobe Illustrator in Creative Cloud
  • apply design skills in Adobe Illustrator to create graphics, illustrations and page layouts
  • explain how to create print-ready files for publication

Ideal for

  • Anyone who needs to create digital artwork for printing, for aspiring graphic artists, visual artists, textile artists and illustrators and animators.

Course content

  • Tools palette and their functions
  • Menus
  • Layers
  • File formats
  • Pen tool
  • Pathfinder
  • Image Trace
  • Drawing & editing paths
  • Using rulers & guides
  • Shape Builder
  • Creating & editing type
  • Colour & swatches
  • Preparing for print

Please bring to class.

  • Notepad and paper or a tablet
  • A USB for taking home final work or course notes & files

Other information h2. Other information

  • All Adobe Creative Cloud training courses at Sydney Community College require a basic computer competency as pre-requisite. We expect that you can confidently and quickly navigate the computer directory and locate files with ease. Adobe applications are professional-level software, and an inability to use a computer confidently will restrict you from progressing in the class. If you are unsure about your computer competency, please contact Customer Service so that we can arrange a call to discuss.
  • This course runs in our computer lab, fitted with 27-inch Apple iMac systems with the latest Adobe apps installed. Adobe After Effects functions the same on both Windows and Macintosh computers except for minor differences with keyboard usage.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

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  • said: The tutor was excellent - years ago I booked into a set of 4 courses with another company- They sold me an "very expensive" package that was too advanced - consequently I was unable to keep up and the tutor was impatient & demeaning. Eventually I had enough of this behaviour, where upon I stood up and demanded my money back! Two of the girls sitting at the back both clapped! and - she was that bad- Yes they did refund me but I was put off ever attending any more computer courses. This course restored my faith. Excellent.

  • said: The facilitator was great; friendly, knowledgeable, and good at keeping us on track.

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

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