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Illustration Essentials

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What is Adobe Illustrator

ADOBE Illustrator is a digital application founded on vectors that enables you to design, modify and edit vector graphics images and save them as vector graphics formats.  The most popular formats are  (PDF), (SVG), (EPS) and (AI).

Some examples of what you can create using ADOBE Illustrator.




Course description

Good Illustrations are the heart of presenting your personal image, branding of a  company or product. As a graphic designer, it is of crucial importance to obtain the appropriate knowledge of creating digital illustrations.

Job Opportunities

Digital marketing, Graphic designers, Web Designers and illustrators for logos,  poster designers, Digital comic illustrations and more.

For whom is this course

This course is relevant to learners wishing to develop an understanding of ADOBE Illustrator features and functions obtaining essential skills in illustration design producing efficient illustrations for various purposes and different audience. The unit will introduce the background of ADOBE Illustrator concepts and key of digital graphic design methods leading to creating a portfolio of illustrations. No previous competence of using ADOBE Illustrator or digital graphic design is assumed.


At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1.  Use of  ADOBE Illustrator, identifying essential digital illustration tools.
    (Set an appropriate artboard, Identify main tools, Familiarize with workspace, Create basic illustrations)
  2. Distinguish the difference between bitmaps and a vector image.
    (Use of tracing tool, converting bitmaps to vectors, use of vectors, manipulating vectors)
  3. Create illustrations for various purposes and audience.
    (Guided tutorials)
  4. Prepare a portfolio with various illustrations completed during the course.
    (Developing of portfolio for various outputs).

After completing this course you will have the appropriate skills to use ADOBE illustrator and create illustrations according to appropriate targets.

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