Illustrator CS2

Course Code: CT12-650 

This course is specially designed for people starting out in Adobe Illustrator.  You will learn how to create documents and drawings, use layers and various other aspects of this package..

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Start Illustrator and explore the Illustrator environment

  • Create and save a new document, draw basic shapes

  • Adjust fill and stroke colours for shapes

  • Embed raster images

  • Use text tools to insert text into illustrations

  • Create new layers

  • Import and use swatch libraries

What you will learn
Topics covered by this course include:

Getting started

  • The Illustrator environment
  • Navigation
  • The Adobe Help Centre

Creating a simple illustration

  • Create a new document
  • Basic shapes
  • Manipulate shapes
  • Export an illustration

Applying basic colour

  • Apply colour
  • The Eyedropper tool
  • Stroke options

Drawing paths

  • Raster images
  • Basic drawing
  • Selecting and editing paths

Working with text

  • Adding text
  • Altering text


  • Layers

  • Manipulating layers

Working with fills and colours

  • Swatch libraries

  • Gradients

  • Transparency

Course participants should have basic computer skills.

Dates and times
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