Adobe Illustrator: Essentials

If you are new to Adobe Illustrator then this instructor led course is for you. With hands-on lessons you will quickly be up and running and ready to create graphics for the web, print or video projects that you are working on.

Adobe Illustrator: Essentials introduces the key concepts you will need to work with this vector graphics application. You will learn to create and work with vector shapes, layers, colour, design with type, and prepare your designs for outputting for the web, downloadable or print ready PDFs.

So whether you are designing a poster, flyer, want to create your own logo or need to create awesome designs for your online social media presence on Facebook or Twitter then check out the course outline below.

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Course Outline

Lesson 1 – Introduction to the Interface

Lesson 2 – Creating Vector Lines & Shapes

Lesson 3 – Changing Colours & Working with Gradients

Lesson 4 – Making Selections, Copying and Moving Shapes

Lesson 5 – Resizing and Rotating Shapes

Lesson 6 – Creating Custom Shapes Using the Pen Tool

Lesson 7 – Combining, Manipulating & Editing Shapes

Lesson 8 – Groups & Layers

Lesson 9 – Working with Type in Your Designs

Lesson 10 – Creating Clean Layouts and Designs by Using Rulers & Guides

Lesson 11 – Advanced Colour & Gradient Fills

Lesson 12 – Placing Photographic Images Inside Designs

Lesson 13 – Print Essentials – Creating & Preparing Designs for Print Output

Lesson 14 – Preparing and Outputting Images for the Web & Social Media

Lesson 15 – Working with and Creating PDFs

Lesson 16 – Backing Up & Saving Your Projects

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This course can be delivered in-house, online or a venue can be arranged that works for your business.

I am primarily based in Regina, Saskatchewan but am able to deliver courses anywhere across Canada.

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