Creative design using Adobe illustrator Course


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June 2024

Code Date Duration Location Fee Action
CDU01 17 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 10 days Kisumu, Kenya KES 165,000 | $2,200 Register
CDU01 24 Jun 2024 - 5 Jul 2024 10 days Nakuru, Kenya KES 166,000 | $2,200 Register
CDU01 17 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 10 days Kampala, Uganda $3,300 Register
CDU01 17 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 10 days Accra, Ghana $4,400 Register
CDU01 24 Jun 2024 - 5 Jul 2024 10 days Pretoria, South Africa $4,400 Register
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June 2024

Date
Duration
Location
Fee
Action
17 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
10 days
Kisumu
KES 165,000 $2,200
24 Jun - 5 Jul 2024
10 days
Nakuru
KES 166,000 $2,200
17 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
10 days
Kampala
$3,300
17 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
10 days
Accra
$4,400
24 Jun - 5 Jul 2024
10 days
Pretoria
$4,400
I Want To See More Dates...

Unfortunately, we do not have any dates scheduled at this time. Do you have a date in mind when you would like to take your training?

Request Custom Schedule

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected].


INTRODUCTION

This Course includes a thorough review of the Illustrator interface including how to use tools and panels, and how to customize and save workspaces. You will learn how to set up documents and save document presets, use multiple artboards, and navigate and zoom in and out as needed as you create illustrations.

You will also learn to use the selection and drawing tools to create basic shapes and paths, and then combine them to create more complex drawings. A thorough understanding of how to use type in illustrator includes point and area type, as well as the use of styles, and creating type on a path. The class also includes a lesson on the layers panel, and how to organize the elements of your design, and use layers for creating multiple versions of a layout.

Target Audience
This course is appropriate for beginners and for anyone who is self-taught on the basics of Illustrator. Quite often even experienced users find they benefit from a Core Skills: Level 1 class to fill in the gaps in their knowledge. However, if you feel that you are already familiar with the content covered in the Level 1 course, you can view the Level 2 course outline here:

Prerequisites
Basic computer and file management skills are required for Core Skills level Adobe courses. Students should know how to - locate, copy and open files; create folders; arrange, re-size, minimize and maximize application windows; start and exit programs; manage use of multiple programs simultaneously; and switch between open programs.

Duration

10 days


Course Level:

Course Objectives

  • Work efficiently in the Adobe Illustrator environment with various modes, panels, and settings.
  • Use the full range of shape drawing and freehand drawing tools to build illustrations.
  • Apply fill and stroke colors to objects created with the drawing tools.
  • Develop attractive illustrations using advanced selection, organization, and drawing tools.
  • Use the full range of transformation and distortion tools to accurately modify objects' shapes.
  • Draw accurate vector objects using the Pen tool and its associated features.
  • Use the various type tools, and apply wrap, flow, shape, and path modifications to typography.
  • Design an advertisement using appropriate typography, drawing tools, and a clipping mask to contain the art within a shape.
  • Align multiple objects with the Align panel and create complex shapes from simple objects with the Pathfinder panel and Shape Builder tool.
  • Design a logo using the appropriate tools and features covered throughout the course.

Course Outline

Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Introducing Adobe Illustrator
  • Starting Illustrator and opening a file
  • Exploring the workspace
  • Getting to know the Tools panel
  • Working with the Properties panel
  • Working with panels
  • Docking panels
  • Switching workspaces
  • Saving a workspace
  • Using panel and context menus
  • Changing the view of artwork
  • Using view commands
  • Using the Zoom tool
  • Scrolling through a document
  • Viewing artwork
  • Navigating artboards
  • Using the Artboards panel
  • Arranging multiple documents
  • Finding resources for using Illustrator

Techniques for Selecting Artwork

  • Starting the lesson
  • Selecting objects
  • Using the Selection tool
  • Using the Direct Selection tool
  • Creating selections with a marquee
  • Hiding and locking objects
  • Selecting similar objects
  • Selecting in Outline mode
  • Aligning objects
  • Aligning objects to each other
  • Aligning to a key object
  • Aligning anchor points
  • Distributing objects
  • Aligning to the artboard
  • Working with groups
  • Grouping items
  • Editing a group in Isolation mode
  • Creating a nested group
  • Exploring object arrangement
  • sArranging objects
  • Selecting objects behind

Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard

  • Starting the lesson
  • Creating a new document
  • Working with basic shapes
  • Creating and editing rectangles
  • Rounding corners
  • Working with the Rounded Rectangle tool
  • Creating and editing ellipses
  • Changing stroke width and alignment
  • Creating and editing a circle
  • Creating polygons
  • Editing the polygons
  • Creating a star
  • Drawing lines
  • Working with drawing modes
  • Using the Draw Inside mode
  • Working with Draw Behind mode
  • Finishing up

Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths

  • Starting the lesson
  • Editing paths and shapes
  • Cutting with the Scissors tool
  • Joining paths
  • Cutting with the Knife tool
  • Outlining strokes
  • Using the Eraser tool

Transforming Artwork

  • Starting the lesson
  • Working with artboards
  • Adding artboards to a document
  • Editing artboards
  • Aligning artboards
  • Renaming artboards
  • Reordering artboards
  • Working with rulers and guides
  • Creating guides
  • Editing the ruler origin
  • Transforming content
  • Working with the Bounding Box
  • Positioning artwork using the Properties panel
  • Scaling objects
  • Reflecting objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Distorting objects with effects
  • Transforming with the Free Transform tool
  • Shearing objects

Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools

  • Starting the lesson
  • An intro to drawing with the Pen tool
  • Selecting paths
  • Drawing straight lines with the Pen tool
  • Introducing curved paths
  • Drawing a curve with the Pen tool
  • Drawing a series of curves with the Pen tool
  • Converting smooth points to corner points
  • Rounding corner points
  • Editing paths and points
  • Deleting and adding anchor points
  • Converting between smooth points and corner points
  • Working with the Anchor Point tool
  • Creating a dashed line
  • Adding arrowheads to a path
  • Working with the Pencil tool
  • Drawing freeform paths with the Pencil tool
  • Drawing straight segments with the Pencil tool
  • Joining with the Join tool

Using Color to Enhance Signage

  • Starting the lesson
  • Exploring color modes
  • Working with color
  • Applying an existing color
  • Creating a custom color
  • Saving a color as a swatch
  • Creating a copy of a swatch
  • Editing a global swatch
  • Editing a non-global swatch
  • Using the Color Picker to create color
  • Using Illustrator swatch libraries
  • Adding a spot color

Adding Type to a Poster

  • Starting the lesson
  • Adding type to the poster
  • Adding text at a point
  • Adding area type
  • Working with Auto Sizing
  • Converting between area type and point type
  • Importing a plain-text file
  • Threading text
  • Formatting type
  • Changing font family and font style
  • Fixing missing fonts
  • Changing font size
  • Changing font color
  • Changing additional character formatting
  • Changing paragraph formatting
  • Working with Glyphs
  • Modifying text with the Touch Type tool
  • Resizing and reshaping type objects
  • Sampling text formatting
  • Wrapping text
  • Working with type on a path
  • Creating type on a path
  • Creating type on a closed path
  • Creating text outlines
  • Finishing up

Organizing Your Artwork with Layers

  • Starting the lesson
  • Understanding layers
  • Creating layers and sublayers
  • Creating new layers
  • Creating sublayers
  • Editing layers and objects
  • Locating layers
  • Moving content between layers
  • Viewing layers
  • Reordering layers
  • Changing layer order

Exporting Assets

  • Exporting artboards and assets
  • Exporting artboards

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Course Administration Details:

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]  

Mob: +254 715 077 817 or +250 789 621 067

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817 or +250 789 621 067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010, +250 789 621 067 or mail [email protected] or [email protected]

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before course start date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]  or [email protected]


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