Illustrator Basic and Advanced Skills Online Bundle

$990.00 $299.00

Expand your knowledge of the Illustrator application by signing up for this package that covers both basic and advanced skills so that you can benefit from a comprehensive understanding of all of its key features and functions, including the more complex tools.

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Product Description

Expand your knowledge of the Illustrator application with these Essentials and Advanced Courses

Expand your knowledge of the Illustrator application by signing up for this package that covers both basic and advanced skills so that you can benefit from a comprehensive understanding of all of its key features and functions, including the more complex tools. As a key application used by designers worldwide, Illustrator is a perfect tool for anyone who wishes to push their artistic and creative skills to the next level, creating outstanding graphics that could rival those created by a professional, every single time. Whether you’re hoping to impress prospective employees, or you’d like to become a more versatile, and thus highly valuable, member of your current team, signing up to this all-encompassing course would be a great place to start.

Key Learning Points

This course would be ideal for anyone wishing to broaden their professional skill set by delving into graphical design, but would also suit those who enjoy expanding on their personal development and learning how to use a valuable application to create professional results every time.

  • Explore the Illustrator interface and navigate the various menus, toolbars and panels.
  • Learn how to set up individual, and multiple, artboards and learn how to overlap them when needed.
  • Learn how to draw simple 2D shapes, such as rectangles, circles and polygons. Draw arcs and spirals and get to grips with editing your creations using the direct selection tools.
  • Explore some of the uses of the Adobe pen tool, including drawing shapes with Bezier points and adding, deleting and converting anchor points. Understand more complex features, including the uses of the blob tool, and the variable width tool.
  • Explore the colour panel and the eyedropper tool, and understand the difference between RCB and CMYK colour spectrums.
  • Learn how to use the blend tool to help automate shapes and colours.
  • Explore the Adobe type engine, and learn how to work with point text, area text and the character panel. Understand more complex features, such as glyphs, fractions and ligatures.
  • Learn how to complete quick image cropping, and how to clip an image to text.
  • Use a gradient to control opacity and create real-life shading effects using the mesh tool.
  • Trace drawings and photographs automatically with image trace functions.
  • Learn how to draw with perspective, making use of the perspective grid.
  • Learn how to draw in 3D, including the extrusion of a stick figure into a 3D object, revolving and rotating objects and mapping patterns, which have been created using the pattern editor, onto 3D objects.
  • Explore distortion of illustrations, and the tools that can be used to do it, including warp, twirl, pucker, bloat and scallop.
  • Learn how to create a composite proof and export your creations to a folder, drive or disc.

Advantages of This Course

  • Learn a complete range of Illustrator skills with this all-in-one course – from basic through to advanced.
  • Add this graphic design skill to your CV and start using it practically from day one of learning.
  • Grow your confidence, improve your job prospects and become a valuable member of any design team!
  • Interactive courseware support available to help you navigate the courseware and learn how to use it.
  • Course material is available for a full 12 months after signup, giving you plenty of time to work through the syllabus at your own pace.
  • Interactive simulations, combined with hands on practice using trial software, will ensure that you learn by doing and are able to apply your training in a practical sense.
  • Test yourself with self-assessments, to help monitor your progress and to retain the material.

Course Fast Facts

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  3. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  4. You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion of this course

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Duration and Delivery Method

12 Months

Delivered solely online, this creatively brilliant course encompasses all aspects of the Illustrator application, and should take an average of 16 hours to complete. Don’t be overwhelmed by the study hours though – you have up to a year to progress through the course and walk away with the course completion certificate.

Delivery Method

Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Course Units

Illustrator CS6: Essentials

  • Illustrator Interface & Setup
  • Document Setup & Artboards
  • Creating Objects
  • The Adobe Pen Tool
  • Groups, Layers & Transformations
  • Colors & Color Spaces
  • Swatches, Gradients & Patterns
  • Strokes, Effects & Appearance
  • Automating Shapes & Colors
  • The Adobe Type Engine
  • Saving & Sharing Your Work

Illustrator CS6: Advanced

  • Clipping & Opacity Masks
  • Advanced Drawing Tools
  • Controlling Transparency & Layer Modes
  • Using The Mesh Tool
  • Using Image Trace
  • Painting & Recoloring
  • Drawing With Perspective
  • Advanced Type Effects
  • Presenting Data With The Graph Tool
  • Drawing In 3D
  • Creating Patterns
  • Creating a Pattern Brush
  • Distorting Your Illustrations
  • Creating, Using & Editing Symbols
  • Understanding Color Management
  • Using Illustrator With Photoshop
  • Exporting, proofing & Pre-Press

Recognition and Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a downloadable certificate of completion.

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Additional Information

Delivery Method



Short Course

Course Category


Study Type

International, Domestic

Training Provider

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