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Certificate in Adobe Illustrator

Detailed Course Curriculum
The Introduction to Adobe Illustrator module is the first step in the Certificate in Illustrator course, which is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to use Adobe Illustrator effectively. In this module, students will learn about the benefits of using Illustrator, such as its versatility in creating vector-based graphics, and the types of projects that can be accomplished using this tool. Additionally, students will receive instructions on how to download the course project files, which will be used throughout the course to complete various exercises and projects.
The Illustrator Basics module is the first step to learning Adobe Illustrator, a powerful vector graphics editing software. This module covers the fundamentals of Illustrator, such as creating and managing documents, working with artboards, navigating the user interface, working with vectors, and modifying objects using the properties panel. By the end of this module, students will have a solid understanding of the basics of Illustrator and be prepared to move on to more advanced techniques.
The Working with Objects module in Adobe Illustrator course is aimed at teaching students the fundamental skills required for creating and manipulating objects in Illustrator. This module covers the creation of basic shapes, transformation of objects, combining them to create complex shapes, selecting objects, organizing them, aligning and distributing them, and working with precision. Through practical exercises, students will have the opportunity to apply the concepts learned and reinforce their understanding of the material. By the end of this module, students will have a solid foundation in working with objects in Illustrator.
The Appearance of Objects module in the Adobe Illustrator course is an important topic that teaches students how to modify the look of objects they create in Illustrator. This module covers the essential tools and techniques for modifying the appearance of objects, including setting stroke settings, using swatches to apply colors and patterns, creating and editing gradients, using the Appearance panel to modify object appearance, applying effects to objects, and completing exercises to reinforce understanding. Students will also take a quiz to assess their comprehension and ensure that they have understood the concepts taught in this module.
The Drawing module is designed to teach students how to use drawing tools in Adobe Illustrator. This module covers basic drawing tools, coloring, drawing assistance tools, using the Draw Inside feature, the Pen Tool and its alternatives, the Curvature Tool, distort and transform tools, symmetrical drawing, concentric drawing techniques, manual tracing exercises, completing exercises to reinforce understanding, and a quiz to assess comprehension.
The Brushes module of Adobe Illustrator course focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills to effectively use various types of brushes in their designs. The module covers the different types of brushes, including calligraphic brushes, scatter brushes, art brushes, bristle brushes, pattern brushes, and image brushes. The students will also complete exercises to reinforce their understanding and take a quiz to assess their comprehension of the concepts covered.
The Images module in the Adobe Illustrator course is designed to teach students the skills required to work with images effectively. The module covers the process of preparing images for tracing, using the Image Trace feature, and improving and coloring traced images. Students will also complete exercises to reinforce their understanding and a quiz to assess their comprehension. The module teaches how to create vector images from raster images and how to use different tools in Adobe Illustrator to improve the quality of the traced image. Overall, this module is important for students who want to understand how to work with images in Adobe Illustrator.
The Typography module in the Adobe Illustrator course teaches learners how to work with text effectively. This module covers everything from character formatting to more advanced features like touch type and 3D type. Students will learn how to format text using text styles, fonts, and variable fonts, as well as how to use text on a path, warp text, and create outlines from text. The module also includes exercises to reinforce understanding and a quiz to assess comprehension. Overall, this module provides students with a comprehensive understanding of how to work with text in Illustrator.
The Advanced Techniques module of the Adobe Illustrator course is aimed at teaching students more advanced skills for working with the software. This module covers a wide range of topics, such as masking, recoloring artwork, live paint bucket, envelope distort, puppet warp, symbols and symbol tools, graphs, blending objects, creating patterns, refining pattern design, gradient mesh, and perspective drawing. By the end of this module, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques available in Illustrator and will be able to create more complex designs and artwork. The module includes exercises to reinforce understanding and a quiz to assess comprehension.
The Exporting Your Illustrations module in the Adobe Illustrator course focuses on providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to export and save their creations in various file formats for different purposes. This module covers the different export options available in Adobe Illustrator, including exporting for print, web, and social media, and introduces the use of tools like CC Libraries and Adobe Bridge to streamline the process. Additionally, students will understand the benefits of integrating Illustrator with other Adobe apps and tools to optimize their workflow and complete exercises to reinforce their understanding of the concepts covered.
The Conclusion module of the Certificate in Illustrator course aims to provide students with a summary of the key concepts and skills covered throughout the course. It will reflect on the participants’ learning journey and highlight the most important takeaways from the course. The module will also suggest next steps for students, including possible avenues for further practice, learning, and professional development. Overall, the Conclusion module serves as a capstone to the course, helping participants to consolidate their knowledge and skills and chart a path forward in their use of Adobe Illustrator.

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Patricia, a seasoned video editing professional, brings her passion for storytelling to her role as a tutor at the Online Business Academy. With a focus on motion graphics and video editing, she excels in captivating audiences through the power of visual storytelling. Patricia's extensive experience in the field provides her with technical expertise and practical insights into the art of video editing. She is proficient in using a variety of editing software and tools to transform ideas into visually compelling narratives.

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Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as an illustrator. In Australia, an illustrator earns approximately $64,377 per year but can be as high as $79,720 per year. (Payscale)

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