Creative & Design - Illustrator Basic & Advanced Skills Package
A Complete Illustrator Course, Online
Delivered solely online, this creatively brilliant course encompasses all aspects of the Illustrator application, and should take an average of 16 hours to complete. Don’t be overwhelmed by the study hours though – you have up to a year to progress through the course and walk away with the course completion certificate.
Cover Essential and Complex Skills
You will cover subject areas including creating objects, colours and colour spaces, gradients and the Adobe type engine, as well as more complex topics such as clipping and opacity masks, using the mesh tool, advanced type effects and distorting your illustrations. Learn everything that you could ever need to know about the Illustrator programme – all in one place, and at the click of a mouse button!
Key Learning Points
This course would be ideal for anyone wishing to broaden their professional skill set by delving into graphical design, but would also suit those who enjoy expanding on their personal development and learning how to use a valuable application to create professional results every time.
Explore the Illustrator interface and navigate the various menus, toolbars and panels.
Learn how to set up individual, and multiple, artboards and learn how to overlap them when needed.
Learn how to draw simple 2D shapes, such as rectangles, circles and polygons. Draw arcs and spirals and get to grips with editing your creations using the direct selection tools.
Explore some of the uses of the Adobe pen tool, including drawing shapes with Bezier points and adding, deleting and converting anchor points. Understand more complex features, including the uses of the blob tool, and the variable width tool.
Explore the colour panel and the eyedropper tool, and understand the difference between RCB and CMYK colour spectrums.
Learn how to use the blend tool to help automate shapes and colours.
Explore the Adobe type engine, and learn how to work with point text, area text and the character panel. Understand more complex features, such as glyphs, fractions and ligatures.
Learn how to complete quick image cropping, and how to clip an image to text.
Use a gradient to control opacity and create real-life shading effects using the mesh tool.
Trace drawings and photographs automatically with image trace functions.
Learn how to draw with perspective, making use of the perspective grid.
Learn how to draw in 3D, including the extrusion of a stick figure into a 3D object, revolving and rotating objects and mapping patterns, which have been created using the pattern editor, onto 3D objects.
Explore distortion of illustrations, and the tools that can be used to do it, including warp, twirl, pucker, bloat and scallop.
Learn how to create a composite proof and export your creations to a folder, drive or disc.
Advantages of this Course
Learn a complete range of Illustrator skills with this all-in-one course – from basic through to advanced.
Add this graphic design skill to your CV and start using it practically from day one of learning.
Grow your confidence, improve your job prospects and become a valuable member of any design team!
Interactive courseware support available to help you navigate the courseware and learn how to use it.
Course material is available for a full 12 months after signup, giving you plenty of time to work through the syllabus at your own pace.
Interactive simulations, combined with hands on practice using trial software, will ensure that you learn by doing and are able to apply your training in a practical sense.
Test yourself with self-assessments, to help monitor your progress and to retain the material.
Draw on your creative skills and talents, and sign up to this extensive Illustrator course, today!