Brimming with creativity? Looking to bring these ideas to life, but not sure of where to start? Adobe Illustrator is the answer to your worries. Illustrator is a programme that allows you to create high-quality drawings, illustrations and artwork using a typical desktop computer or laptop. Despite stiff competition from programmes such as Affinity Designer, CorelDRAW and Sketch, Illustrator is still considered to be the best all-round software for creating images using geometric and mathematical commands. It may sound complicated, but this Adobe Illustrator CC Beginner course makes it simple to learn.
Illustrator can be used to create icons, logos and typographies, as well as more complex illustrations and app interfaces, and on this course, you will first learn why it’s considered such an important tool by the graphic design and artistic community. You will then be taught how to navigate the programme, as well as some of the basic features, including creating shapes, measuring and transforming objects and useful keyboard commands. Next, you will learn how to fill objects with colour and paint with the various brushes, before you conclude the course with lessons in applying effects and exporting to other formats.
This course is a must for anyone with an interest in creating digital art, and many of the skills you learn are transferable to other illustration and Adobe Creative Suite programmes.
- Gain a greater understanding of Adobe Illustrator and how it can be used to create drawings and artwork.
- Identify some of the different features of Illustrator and how they can be used for your benefit.
- Learn some of the basic techniques, such as applying fills and strokes and how to paint with the brushes.
- Explore the different effects, from shadow to transparency, and why and when these can be used.
- Understand how to export and print files from Illustrator in order to share your creations with others.
Method of Assessment:
Upon conclusion of the course, there’s an online multiple-choice quiz assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course. The test is marked immediately and results are published instantly (60% pass mark).
Certificates can be obtained at an additional cost of £9.99 for PDF, £16.99 for Printed Hardcopy format and £24.99 for Both for Both PDF and Hardcopy Certificates.
There are no academic entry requirements for this course, and it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.
|Introduction to Illustrator|
|Why Adobe Illustrator?||00:06:00|
|Using Selection Tools||00:03:00|
|Creating New Documents||00:11:00|
|Saving Adobe Illustrator Files||00:06:00|
|Navigating in Illustrator||00:07:00|
|Using Adobe Bridge||00:05:00|
|Creating Basic Shapes||00:08:00|
|Creating Additional Shapes||00:05:00|
|Using the Drawing Tools||00:05:00|
|Mastering the Pen Tool||00:11:00|
|Measuring and Transforming Objects|
|Working with Rulers and Guides||00:05:00|
|Discovering the Transform Panel||00:04:00|
|Using Transform Tools||00:07:00|
|Applying Fills and Strokes|
|Working with CC Libraries||00:06:00|
|Using Type Tools||00:06:00|
|Adding Type on a Path||00:04:00|
|Discovering Type Panels||00:10:00|
|Inserting Special Characters||00:04:00|
|Working with Typekit||00:07:00|
|Painting with Brushes|
|Discovering the Brush Panel||00:06:00|
|Creating Custom Brushes||00:04:00|
|Using the Blob Brush||00:03:00|
|Using the Appearance Panel||00:05:00|
|Understanding the Effects Menu||00:04:00|
|Exporting from Illustrator|
|Exporting to Other Formats||00:08:00|
|Printing in Illustrator||00:04:00|
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