About this Course

The 3-day Adobe Illustrator course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to create professional-level designs using this industry-standard software. You will learn how to create and edit vector graphics and images of paths, points, and lines that can be scaled up or down without losing quality. You will create different types of graphics: logos, icons, patterns, packaging, typography, and more. Use the Pen tool to create digital (vector) drawings. Our tracing templates will make it easier for you to master this drawing tool. Learn about shapes, brushes, and paint tools. Create colorful vector graphics with gradients & blends. Create patterns to use in graphics & fashion design. Make graphics for the packaging. Save files for web or print. 


Section 1

  • Straight Lines
  • Curves
  • Corners and Curves

Section 2

  • Fill and Stroke
  • Basic Shape Tools
  • Grouping Objects
  • Layers Panel
  • Working with Templates
  • Saving Illustrator Files: Options
  • Live Trace and Live Paint Tracing
  • Hand-Drawn Images
  • Coloring Live Paint Objects
  • Brushes Flare Tool

Section 3

  • Compound Paths
  • Group Selection Tool
  • Clipping Masks (Shapes)
  • Blob Brush Tool
  • Eraser Tool
  • Reflect Tool
  • Masking with Type
  • 3D Extrude & Bevel
  • Creating Symbols from Artwork
  • Mapping Symbols onto 3D Objects
  • Lighting and Shadows for 3D Objects

Section 4

  • Blend Tool
  • Blending Options
  • Blending Lines
  • Reflect Tool
  • Rotate Tool
  • Dashed Lines and Stroke Options
  • Saving Colors as Swatches
  • Blending Modes
  • Gradient Tool
  • Saving Gradient Swatches
  • Merging Paths (Pathfinder)
  • Transparency Options
  • Grouping Objects

Section 5

  • Patterns
  • One-Page Advertisement
  • Stylin’ Effects
  • Appearance and Graphic Styles

Section 6

  • Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together
  • Creating/Editing Clipping Masks
  • Compound Paths
  • Layers, Artboards & Recoloring Artwork

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