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In the interests of protecting our staff, trainers and you, our clients, we will be suspending all instructor-led training from 15th July 2020 until it is safe again.

Our company is working remotely to serve our clients and we are still offering courses via webinar. If you feel your online course didn’t meet that standard, you are welcome to re-attend your course in class when we re-open.


Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard vector graphics design tool, useful for corporate identity creation, including company logos and marketing/advertising artwork.

This introductory course will illuminate the powerful vector tool that is Illustrator. It is more than applicable to first-time users and will provide a helpful foundation for more advanced designs.

Delivery Methods

Delivery Method Duration Price (excl. VAT)
Fulltime 3 Days R 6,897.00
Webinar 3 Days R 5,547.00

Discounts Available

Save up to 10% by booking and paying 10 business days before the course.


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Desktop publishers, graphic designers and aspiring digital artists.


Basic computer literacy.

Course Outline / Curriculum

Getting to know the Workspace

• Choosing a workspace

• Opening a file

• The document window

• Using Artboards

• Navigating multiple artboards

• Using the new Artboards panel

• Creating New Artboards

• Switching screen modes

• Changing your view

• Preview versus Outlines

• Zooming and scrolling

• Scrolling with the Hand tool

• Changing views with the Navigator panel

• The Tools panel

• Using tools and panels

• The Control panel

• Moving the Control panel

• Panel groups and the dock

• Custom workspaces

• Saving workspaces

• Using the Manage Workspaces dialog box

Illustrator Essentials

• Using the shape tools

• Repositioning and visually resizing the rectangle

• Finding or changing the shape’s dimensions using the Transform panel

• Rotating and shearing using the Transform panel

• Constraining a shape

• Entering exact dimensions

• Selecting artwork

• Helpful keyboard shortcuts for selections

• The selection tools

• Using shape and transform tools to create artwork

• Using the transform tools

• Adding a fill color

• Viewing in Outline view

• Using layers when building an illustration

• Creating a new blank layer

• Cutting and pasting objects

• Moving objects from one layer to another

Adding Color

• Basics of the Appearance panel

• Changing colors

• Adding Effects

• Creating a colorful illustration

• Using Live Paint

• Adding a symbol to your artwork

• Expanding the symbol

• Saving swatches

• What is a Global Color?

• Selecting the Same color

• Saving a set of colors as a group

• Creating a color group from selected colors

• Using the Color panel

• Adding Pantone colors

Working with the Drawing Tools

• Working with the Pen tool

• Drawing straight lines

• Drawing curved lines

• Drawing hinged curves

• Drawing curved lines to straight lines

• Drawing straight lines to curved lines

• Shape Tools

• Using the Eraser tool

• Editing existing paths

• Adding and removing points

• Cutting and joining paths

• Working with Live Trace

• Expanding Live Traced artwork

• Working with Live Paint

• Combining shapes using the new Shape Builder tool

• Subtracting with the Shape Builder tool

Working with Text

• Formatting type

• Paragraph formatting

• Formatting imported type

• Paragraph and character styles

• Text on a path

• Warping text

• Text in a shape

• Creating outlines

• Check spelling

• Find and Replace

Working with Symbols

• Cleaning out the symbol library

• Creating symbols

• Editing symbols

• Importing a symbol library

• Using the symbol sprayer tools

• Editing nested symbols

• Replacing symbols 

Saving and Exporting

• Saving using the AI file format

• Saving an illustration with layers

• Saving a layered PDF

• Integration with other applications

• Saving as EPS

• Save for Web

Whats New

• Getting into perspective

• Defining the grid

• Changing the plane

• Using the Perspective Selection tool

• Creating shapes with the

• Shape Builder tool

• To combine shapes

• To delete shapes

• To divide overlapping shapes

• New Brush Controls

• Advanced drawing controls

• Artboard panel

• Touch Type Tool

• Images in Brushes

• Font Search

• Font Sync

• Multiple-file place

• CSS Extraction

• Colour Sync

• Area and Point Type Converion

• File packaging

• On-art free transform


Schedule Dates and Booking

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Note: places are only fully secured once payment has been made.

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Mon 28 Sep 2020 Woodmead
Mon 23 Nov 2020 Woodmead

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