Graphic Designing Using Adobe Illustrator

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Course Description

Dive deep into the world of vector graphics with our comprehensive Adobe Illustrator training, designed for those eager to excel in creating professional vector images, intricate web and print designs and engaging typography. This course is tailored to empower you with the skills to craft visually captivating presentation materials, educational content and effective visual communication, paving the way to success in the visual arts field.

Course Title: Graphic Designing Using Adobe Illustrator
Duration: 2 Days
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Leisure Commerce Square, PJ / Zoom Meeting
Trainer: Mr Yavinesh

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Master selection, alignment and distribution techniques to organize complex vector illustrations
  • Utilize basic and advanced shape tools, including Shape Builder and Pathfinder, to design custom shapes and logos
  • Transform objects through scaling, rotating and distorting to create eye-catching designs like flyers
  • Use Pen and Pencil tools to create and edit paths and draw characters from scratch
  • Explore color modes, develop custom palettes and apply color theory to digital and print projects, such as comic strips
  • Implement typography tools and effects to design engaging text and event posters
  • Organize vector artwork using basic and advanced layer techniques, including clipping masks and appearance attributes
  • Apply gradient, transparency and blending techniques to create detailed and realistic illustrations
  • Customize brushes, use 3D effects and apply various Illustrator effects to enhance visual designs and create realistic mockups

Training Investment and Advantages

The course fee is RM1800 per participant (RM1400 for online sessions).

Benefits include:

  • Assurance of competency
  • Official Certificate of Completion
  • Three months of post-training support
  • Options for personalized in-house training sessions

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Course Outline

  • Selecting and Aligning
    • Overview of Selection Tool and Tool Panels
    • Techniques for Selecting, Aligning and Distributing Objects
    • Grouping and Isolation Mode
    • Practical Exercise - Organize a complex illustration - Use selection and alignment tools to organize elements in a complex vector illustration
  • Creating and Editing Shapes
    • Working with Basic Shapes
      • Exploring the use of rectangles, ellipses and more
    • Drawing Modes and Their Uses
    • Advanced Shape Editing Tools
      • Using the Eraser, Width Tool and Pathfinder for custom shapes
    • Shape Builder and Shape Modes
      • Combining and modifying shapes with the Shape Builder tool
    • Practical Exercise - Create a logo - Use shape tools and techniques to design a unique logo
  • Transforming Objects
    • Artboard Management
      • Adding, editing and organizing artboards for multi-page projects
    • Working with Rulers, Guides and Grids
      • Utilizing guides for precise positioning and measurement
    • Object Transformation Techniques
      • Scaling, rotating and distorting objects to fit design needs
    • Practical Exercise - Design a flyer - Transform and layout elements to create an eye-catching flyer
  • Drawing with Pen and Pencil Tools
    • Mastering Straight and Curved Lines
      • Techniques for creating and editing paths with the Pen tool
    • Pencil Tool Creativity
      • Drawing freeform paths and editing them with the Pencil tool
    • Practical Exercise - Illustrate a character - Use Pen and Pencil tools to draw a character from scratch
  • Colour and Painting
    • Fundamentals of Colour Modes and Controls
      • Exploring RGB, CMYK and other color modes for digital and print
    • Colour Creation and Management
      • Developing custom color palettes and saving them for future use
    • Practical Exercise - Colour a comic strip - Apply colour theory and techniques to bring a comic strip to life
  • Working with Typography
    • Typography Tools and Techniques
      • Creating and editing text, understanding flow and formatting
    • Text Effects and Styles
      • Applying creative text effects for visual impact
    • Practical Exercise - Design an event poster - Incorporate advanced typography techniques for an engaging poster design
  • Layers and Organization
    • Layer Basics for Vector Artwork
    • Advanced Layer Techniques
      • Using clipping masks and appearance attributes for sophisticated effects
    • Practical Exercise - Assemble a scene - Layer management and organization in a detailed scene composition
  • Blending Colours and Shapes
    • Gradient and Transparency Techniques
    • Creating and Modifying Blends
      • Using blends for smooth transitions and detailed illustrations
    • Practical Exercise - Design a landscape - Utilize blending techniques to create a realistic landscape illustration
  • Working with Brushes
    • Brush Customization and Usage
      • Editing brushes for unique stroke effects
    • Blob Brush for Natural Shapes
    • Practical Exercise - Create an expressive artwork - Experiment with various brushes to create an expressive piece of art that showcases different textures and stroke styles.
  • Applying Effects
    • Mastering Illustrator Effects
    • 3D Effects for Visual Impact
      • Creating and manipulating 3D objects for dimensional designs
    • Practical Exercise - Design a product mockup - Utilize effects to create a realistic product mockup demonstrating 3D features.
  • Apply Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
    • Using Appearance Attributes
      • Enhancing objects with multiple fills, strokes and effects
    • Graphic Styles for Efficiency
    • Practical Exercise - Branding project - Develop a cohesive set of branding materials using graphic styles and appearance attributes.

Who Should Attend this Course?

  • Ideal for a wide range of creatives from photographers to graphic designers and anyone interested in enhancing their skills in vector graphic design and visual communication. Suitable for beginners and professionals alike, this course caters to those in photography, advertising, graphic design and related fields, aiming to acquire new content creation skills.

The Instructor

Yavinesh Rajagopal

Prior to becoming a trainer, he has worked as DTP artist, graphic designer and multimedia designer for more than 6 years. Plus with 13 years’ experience in teaching working adults on Figma, Adobe XD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Captivate, Autodesk Autocad, Catia, Autodesk Revit, Inkscape, GIMP and Autodesk Maya in the area of Graphic Designing, UI & UX, Course Authoring, Video Editing, Vfx, Motion Graphics, Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Drawing, BIM (Building Information Modeling) and 3D Animation Production.

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