Adobe Illustrator is one of the top tools for creating vector graphics, and it is often the software of choice for many graphic designers and illustrators. It offers a robust set of features that allow users to create high-quality vector graphics that can be easily adapted and scaled to different sizes and media formats.
Some of the key features of Adobe Illustrator include the pen tool for creating and editing vector paths and shapes, layers for organizing and editing complex designs, type tools for working with typography, color tools for working with color, and the ability to create and apply effects and filters to graphics.
Who Benefits from Adobe Illustrator Training?
- Graphic designers looking to expand their skill set and make them more competitive in the job market.
- Advertising or marketing professionals focused on improving their marketability, demonstrating their design skills, workflow efficiency, collaboration abilities, consistency in branding, and versatility, making them an asset to any team.
- Anyone looking to learn a new skill, regardless of their professional background.
- Anyone looking to prepare for the Adobe Certified Professional certification exam.
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.
- Straight Lines
- Corners and Curves
- 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
- 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
- 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
- One-Page Advertisement
- Stylin’ Effects
- Appearance and Graphic Styles
- Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together
- Creating/Editing Clipping Masks
- Compound Paths
- Layers, Artboards & Recoloring Artwork
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