Course Outline

Adobe Illustrator CC Introduction


Who is this course for?

This course will enable you to produce a broad range of images for newsletters, product leaflets, adverts, posters and sales material for either internal use, commercial printing or the web.


How long is this course?

1 Day 


What do I need to know before attending?

Before attending this course you should be able to navigate around a computer. 


What will I expect to achieve at the end of the training?
At the end of this course
you will be able to:

  • Create files and understand the user interface.
  • Create objects, use paintbrush tool to paint objects & create new brushes & symbols.
  • Create & edit paths, using the pencil & pen tools.
  • Add colors, patterns & gradients to objects, modify strokes & copy paint formats between objects.


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Getting started
Navigating workspace, zooming and panning.
Organising Pallets and Toolbars.
Creating & saving files.
Multiple Art Boards.

Creating Shapes
Making and moving basic shapes.
Nodes, paths and bezier handles.
Fill and Stroke options.
Pen and Pencil Tools.
Joining, simplifying and cutting paths.
Eraser, Scissors and Knife.
Blob Brush Tool.
Touch Tool.

Reusing artwork with Symbols
Add symbols from libraries.
Spray, stain, shift and spin symbols.
Create, edit and break your own symbols.

Fill & stroke colours.
Eyedropper and Paint Bucket.
Reuse colours with Swatches.
Gradients, Transparency and Blending modes.
Gradients on strokes
Variable width strokes
Meshes blurring colours inside an object.

Selecting and Arranging
Selecting shapes or nodes.
Multiple selections.
Curvature Tool.
Join Tool.
Transform shapes as a group or separately.
Expand a stroke into a shape.
Pathfinder combining or intersecting shapes.
Magic Wand selecting similar shapes.
Grids and Guides.
Shape Builder Tool.

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