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  Illustrator Beginner course

Description:

This is a comprehensive two day introduction to Adobe Illustrator. The course has been designed to enable anyone new to Illustrator to produce professional graphics, designs and illustrations. The course covers Illustrator’s sophisticated drawing and text controls, creating complex shapes, using adjustable strokes, using painterly effects and the Image Trace and LivePaint features allowing you to create beautiful, professional artwork and designs.

Throughout the two days the emphasis is on practical, hands-on learning including a series of exercises designed to consolidate new skills and build confidence. If you wish to tailor this outline to your exact requirements, please call or email.

 

Target Audience:

This is an introductory course for those new to vector graphics and Illustrator.

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge of Illustrator is required.

31 Jul - 01 Aug   R4900 Book Quote
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03 Sep - 04 Sep   R4900 Book Quote
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10 Oct - 11 Oct   R4900 Book Quote
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Hours are 08:30 to 16:00 unless specified otherwise

Course Outline:

1. Getting started

  • • The Illustrator environment
  • • Navigation
  • • Adobe Help

 

2. Creating a simple illustration

  • • Creating a document
  • • Creating basic shapes
  • • Manipulating shapes
  • • Exporting an illustration

 

3. Applying basic colour

  • • Applying colour
  • • Stroke options
  • • The Eyedropper tool

 

4. Drawing paths

  • • Raster images
  • • Basic drawing
  • • Selecting and editing paths

 

5. Working with text

  • • Adding text
  • • Altering text

 

6. Using Layers

  • • Creating Layers
  • • Manipulating Layers

 

7. Working with fills and colour

  • • Swatch libraries
  • • Gradients
  • • Transparency

 

8. Adjusting typography

  • • Flowing type
  • • Formatting text
  • • Editing text

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particular courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

  Illustrator Advanced course

Course Description:

Adobe Illustrator Advanced you’ll learn all the secrets that illustrators use every day to create vector artwork faster and more accurately. You’ll discover all the new and exciting features inside of Illustrator as well as techniques to help you master things such as patterns, clipping paths, and 3D objects.

 

Who should attend:

Anyone that needs take your Illustrator skills one step further and help you to stay competitive in today’s job market!

Prerequisites

We highly recommend attending the Adobe Illustrator Beginner course before taking this course. If you have significant experience with Illustrator including good skills with the pen tool, previous attendance is not required. We also recommend that you have the Adobe Illustrator software before starting the course. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe website.

29 May - 30 May   R4900 Book Quote
12 Jun - 13 Jun   R4900 Book Quote
04 Sep - 05 Sep   R4900 Book Quote
19 Jun - 20 Jun   R5500 Book Quote
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16 Oct - 17 Oct   R5500 Book Quote
29 May - 30 May   R4900 Book Quote
12 Jun - 13 Jun   R4900 Book Quote
04 Sep - 05 Sep   R4900 Book Quote
06 Jun - 07 Jun   R4900 Book Quote
20 Jun - 21 Jun   R4900 Book Quote
12 Sep - 13 Sep   R4900 Book Quote
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Hours are 08:30 to 16:00 unless specified otherwise

Course Outline

1. Manipulating paths

  • • Path commands
  • • Masks

 

2. Enhancing fills and strokes

  • • Multiple fills and strokes
  • • Colours
  • • Patterns
  • • Brushes
  • • Symbols

 

3. Transforming shapes

  • • Using transformation tools
  • • Using envelopes
  • • Liquifying shapes
  • • Applying 3D effects

 

4. Effects and graphic styles

  • • Effects
  • • Graphic styles
  • • Perspective drawing

 

5. Converting raster images to vector art

  • • Tracing raster images
  • • Using Live Paint

 

6. Printing illustrations

  • • Colour management
  • • Print specifications
  • • Colour separations

 

7. Web files and graphs

  • • Slices
  • • Web graphics
  • • Graphs

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particular courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

Private Training?

Would you prefer to take a private Illustrator course with one of our certified trainers?

We offer Illustrator training:

From 1 to 100 delegates, On-site at your offices.

Group rates, Flexible dates, Customised courses & Ongoing support for Adobe Illustrator



Virtual Classroom

Live, Online instructor-led Illustrator training.
Flexible dates and times to suit. All taught in real time wherever you are to individuals or groups.


Testimonials

If you would like to see our Illustrator Testimonials, please either contact us directly or view our client list and their experiences with our company.

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ILLUSTRATOR COURSE INFORMATION

Which Illustrator Course do I take?

We offer 2 Illustrator courses. A 2-day beginner and a 2-day advanced. Please read the course oulines above to determine which is best for you. We recommend taking the advanced course if you are knowledgable of at least 70% of the beginner course.

Adobe Illustrator Onsite Course Options

Wherever your office is located, we can come to you and deliver a private custom Illustrator course. The larger the group the bigger the discount. However we also offer Illustrator training for individuals, either at your office or your home.

For on-site courses, you will need to have a computer with Illustrator and if there are 3 or more delegates, a projection system is required for our Illustrator instructor.

Adobe Illustrator Public Courses

Currently we only offer Public Illustrator courses in the Johannesburg and Cape Town areas. We can however provide a private onsite course or of course an online Illustrator course is also available

Illustrator Online Courses

If you are unable to attend a public Illustrator course, or simply prefer the convenience of an online course, these are regularly offered. For online Illustrator courses you will need Illustrator, an internet connection of 5MB/s or faster and a headset with a mic or use your laptop's built in mic and speakers. All Illustrator course materials are provided digitally. The course is of course, live and fully interactive with engaging teaching.

Adobe Illustrator Private Course

Illustrator users tend to use the product for specific purposes. We can tailor a course to meet your specific goals.

What else should I learn after my Illustrator course?

Graphic Designers and illustrators will always have other tools in there toolbox. Firstly a drawing/graphic table is almost essential. Photoshop knowledge is almost a must and if you are involved with layout or print, then you should also know Adobe InDesign.

Illustrator training classes are available for all versions

Adobe frequently updates Illustrator and we continue to teach earlier versions for those that have not upgraded

About Illustrator Classes and Illustrator Training Courses from TTC

Our instructors have been using and teaching Illustrator for over 20 years. Whether you are a beginner or advanced we can assit you.

Prerequisites for enrolling in Illustrator public courses

For our beginner courses there are no prerequisites

Course materials for Illustrator classes

All delegates receive digital materials which are the official Adobe training manuals. Our instructors may provide addtional training lessons and information especially for custom courses

Illustrator Certification Training

Adobe is a global company based in the USA and Illustrator certification through Adobe is recognised worldwide. We can assist you obtaining certification. Taking our Illustrator courses is your first step to certification. Adobe have offered 2 certification levels. Adobe Certfied Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA). The ACE is a higher qualification which requires writing an online exam

Illustrator Class Reviews and Testimonials

Although Illustrator is widely used and it is the defacto standard for Computer based Illustration, many users simply don't understand it's full power, only designing logos and basic artwork. It is used extensively in animation and power users typically work for studios or are artists. Delegates who have taken our Illustrator courses now have the ability to use Illustrator as it was intented, anything regarding illustrations. You are welcome to contact them.


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World Class Illustrator Instruction

You can rely on the expertise of our instructors who have been teaching Illustrator courses for over 15 years. Our trainers are developers too. It’s essential to learn from professionals.

Illustrator Course Support

When you attend our courses, all delegates receive course materials, a certificate on completion and 3 months support from our certified instructors.

Your Course is Guaranteed

We guarantee your course and offer a full refund if you are not satisfied with your Illustrator training experience. Just let us know within the first 2 hours of your course.