Certificate In Adobe illustrator Basic

Course Objectives:

Adobe Illustrator software defines the future of vector graphics with groundbreaking creative options and powerful tools for efficiently publishing artwork on the Web, in print, everywhere. Produce superb Web graphics using symbols and innovative slicing options. Explore creative ideas with live distortion tools. Publish in record time with dynamic data-driven graphics and other productivity features.


This course is instructor led, involving the utilisation of examples and exercises in a workshop environment.

Adobe Certification:

The content of this training is in line with the Adobe Certified Expert exam and in conjunction with further modules would make you eligible for the full Adobe Certification qualification.

Course Benfits:

This course will teach students the basics of this point-and-line design system, including such elements as artboard control, zooming and scrolling, using and customizing keyboard shortcuts and fine-tuning image transformations etc. and building custom shapes, modifying the artboard grid, adding and manipulating text, creating animations and taking advantage of the raster-conversion feature.

It is also geared towards the various type of drawing, such as fashion design, cartography, cartooning or architectural drafting. Since the vector design system is so flexible, Adobe Illustrator courses can be helpful to creative professionals in nearly any visual discipline.

Who Should Attend:

5th pass with artistic skills

Course Contents:

Adobe Illustrator Introduction Intermediate:

  • The Illustrator window components

  •  Exploring the Illustrator Interface

  • Illustrator Palettes

  •  Managing Files using Adobe Bridge

  •  Using the Navigation Tools

  • The Adobe Help Centre

  • New Document Setup

  •  Editing document setups

  • Creating new Documents


Creating Simple Illustrations:


  • Creating and using shapes

  • Drawing Shapes Precisely

  •  Manipulating shapes

  • Scaling Shapes

  •  Duplicating Shapes

  •  Aligning and Distributing shapes

  •  Using shape mode commands

  •  Using the Pathfinder palette to create compound shapes

  •  Grouping shapes

  •  Rotating Shapes

  •  Adjusting stacking order

  •  Exporting illustrations in different file formats

  •  Adding Metadata to Illustrator files

Applying Colour:


  • ​Mixing swatches using the swatch palette

  •  Saving Swatch Libraries

  •  Loading swatch Libraries e.g. pantones, tricolour, Custom.

  •  Adding swatches from a spot colour library

  •  Applying colour to Illustrations

  •  Exploring the colour palette

  • Storing colours

  •  Creating and using spot colours 

  • Applying colour to strokes and Fills


Stroke Options:

  • Modifying Stroke items

  • Aligning Stroke options

  •  Using the Eyedropper tool

  •  Drawing Paths


Working with Images:

  •  Locking and Unlocking Items

  • Using the pen tool to create paths

  •  Using the Pencil and smooth tools

  •  Creating Complex Paths

  •  Selecting and editing paths

  • Understanding anchor points

  • Editing Anchor Points

  • Cutting paths using the knife and Scissors


Working with Text:

  • Creating text

  •  Importing Text

  •  Altering text

  •  Using the area type tool

  •  Creating type on a path

  •  Position type on a path

  •  Converting text to outlines

The layers:

  • Creating a new layer

  • Adjusting the layer stacking order

  • Hiding and locking layers

  • Organising layer contents

  • Creating duplicate layers

  • Working with gradients

  • Creating a basic gradient

  • Adjusting gradients

  • Using transparencies


Preparing for Printing:

  • Preparing a document for print

  •  Understanding print settings

  • Creating an exportable file

Course Details

Duration: 2 Months

Effort: 6 hours per week

Price With GST: /-

Subject: Graphic Design

Level: Beginner


There a no prerequisites for this course, our Adobe Illustrator course is aimed at new users or existing user who have had no previous formal training.