Adobe Illustrator is a powerful, versatile tool for creating illustrations for print & web
Adobe Illustrator is a multi-purpose application for creating artwork suitable for both screen and print graphics. It is a primarily vector based program which will allow you to create detailed and scalable art for almost any use.
In graphic design, Illustrator is used to create anything from logos and business cards, to advertisements and posters. In a fashion design setting, Illustrator has become quite popular in the creation of technical drawings and renders, due to its specialised brushes and patterns. Whatever your intention, this course covers not only the Illustrator essentials, but explores a host of features that sets Illustrator apart from other vector graphic packages.
Students should have working knowledge and understanding of the following:
- Basic Computer Skills for PC/Mac.
By the end of the course students will have useable knowledge of the following:
- Navigating the Illustrator work environment
- Creation and management of documents and artboards
- Working with colour, gradients and patterns
- Creation & manipulation of vector objects
- Working with strokes and brushes
- Managing & importing artwork
- Advanced object creation and manipulation
- Creation of text within a graphic enviroment
- Management and application of effects & styles
- Setting up of vector art in perspective
- Export pdfs for printing purposes
Pricing also available for customised, on-site and group training.
Duration: 4 weeks
- 28 August – 20 September 2017
- 20 November – 13 December 2017
17h30 – 20h30 Mon, Tues & Wed*
* Any class falling on a public holiday will be carried over to be held the next available Thursday evening (to be arranged between the lecturer and class).
Module 1 - Getting Started
Module 2 - Working with Colour
Module 3 - Creating & Manipulating Objects
Module 4 - Working with Strokes
Module 5 - Managing & Importing Art
Module 6 - Advanced Object Creation
Module 7 - Working with Text
Module 8 - Effects & Styles
Module 9 - Cool Features
Module 10 - Final Thoughts
What is the difference between your Part Time and your Full Time courses?
The Part Time courses are Modular Based, and run for 4-5 weeks each, with one project per module. The Full Time courses are made up of various modules that run for 3 – 8 weeks each with more than one project per module.
How do I know which one to choose?
The Full Time courses are geared towards students who wish to commit to a much longer and more involved course, with an aim to get a Higher Certificate and a Portfolio. The Part Time courses are excellent for those who wish to add new skills to their existing skills, i.e. a Print Designer who wants to learn Web Design skills. The Part Time courses are also often chosen by those who wish to prepare to do longer courses, or individuals whose companies need them to learn skills to apply within the workplace immediately.
Are there any discounts offered?
Yes! If you book all 3 courses offered on the Print Design Courses (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), you get a fantastic discount on the modules, booked consecutively.
When do the courses run?
They run in the evenings, Mondays, Tuesday & Wednesdays from 17h30 – 20h30.
Does the module run more than once in the year?
Yes, each module runs every 3 months.
What do we need to bring to the course?
Just yourself, a notebook and pen. We provide the machines and the software. You will also receive a 2GB Flashstick, which you can keep after the completion of the course.
Is there safe access & parking available?
Yes, you receive an electronic access tag upon enrolment & parking can be found in Bree Street.
Who are your trainers?
All trainers are freelancers in their industries, so bring this unbeatable experience into the classroom straight from the workplace. They are passionate about what they do and always ready to help.
Are there any projects and / or tests?
Yes, each module has a project that is worked on continuously to test your skills. No formal tests or exams are held.
What do we receive at the end of the course?
You will receive an attendance certificate showing the Apple & Adobe logo as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.
COST P/P INCL VAT
- R6, 280.00
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"Andrew interacts well with students and doesn't project as 'class and teacher'. "