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Key points about this course

Duration : 2 Days
Course Fee : RM 2,400.00 (+SST)

HRD Corp Claimable Course

Adobe Illustrator CC Essentials

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Public Class

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Private Class

Course Overview

This 2-day Essentials course helps you learn about the tools and features available in Adobe Illustrator CC. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes graphical design to a new level. You will learn how to create and manipulate shapes and curves, combining them with text to produce simple logos ready for the web and for print.


Together, we will work with colours, gradients, layers, fonts, and photos to create eye-catching illustrations and text effects.

Course Prerequisites

This course is intended for graphic designers and textile/fashion designers, and anyone else who has visual-design responsibilities.

You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:


  • Navigate the Illustrator environment
  • Draw and understand Bézier curves, the root of drawing in Illustrator
  • Create a logo using simple shapes
  • Apply gradients and patterns
  • Edit paths and anchor points
  • Set attributes in the Appearance panel
  • Measure objects and place them with precision
  • Trace and colour your hand-drawn artwork with Live Trace, Live Paint, and Live Colour
  • Export illustrations for web and for print


Our goal is for you to gain a comprehensive understanding in the basics of creating and manipulating shapes and text.

Course Content

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.


Core Illustrator Concepts

  • What are Vector Graphics?
  • Creating a Custom Workspace
  • Fill and Stroke Attributes
  • Document Settings


The Interface

  • Exploring panels and workspaces
  • Using the Control Panel
  • Navigation
  • Smart Guides
  • Preview Options
  • Grids and Guides
  • The Bounding Box
  • Panels
  • Libraries


Illustrator Colour Tools

  • Defining swatches
  • Working with gradients
  • Working with patterns
  • Using the Colour Guides
  • Live Colour
  • Finding colours with Kuler


Drawing and Selection Essentials

  • Draw Paths with the Pen Tool
  • Shape Tools
  • The Selection Tools
  • Methods of Selection
  • Shapes
  • Duplicate Objects
  • Mastering the Pen Tool
  • The Pencil tool


Editing Paths

  • Editing Anchor Points
  • Compound Shapes
  • Pathfinder Options
  • Path Options



  • The Appearance Panel
  • Object Attributes
  • Multiple attributes
  • Applying Live Effects
  • Appearance Panel settings


Working with Groups and Layers

  • Defining groups
  • Editing groups
  • Working with layers
  • Layers and object hierarchy


Object Transformation and Positioning

  • Moving and copying objects
  • Rotating and scaling objects
  • Reflecting and skewing objects
  • Using the Transform panel



  • Creating a calligraphic brush
  • Creating an art brush
  • Creating a pattern brush


Using Symbols

  • Defining and editing symbols
  • Editing symbols


Applying Filters and Live Effects

  • Minding your resolution settings
  • Transforming Effects
  • Using the Warp effect


Basic Text Editing

  • Creating Point Text
  • Creating Area Text
  • Text Formatting
  • Creating Text Threads
  • Text on a Path
  • Using the Glyphs panel


Creating Blends

  • Creating a basic blend
  • Using a blend to create an airbrush effect
  • Working with Images


Placing images

  • Using the Links panel
  • The Edit Original workflow
  • Live Trace
  • Rasterising artwork


Specialised Tasks

  • Creating graphs
  • Using Gradient Mesh
  • Using Envelope Warps
  • The Liquify Distortion tools


Illustrator Output

  • Saving your Illustrator document
  • Printing your Illustrator document
  • Using the Crop Area tool
  • Setting up page tiling

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About the Certification

This course is a non-certification course.
If you require certification, please do reach out to us.
Adobe Certified Professional in Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator

Advance your skills, demonstrate clear business impact, and get hired. Adobe offers a wide range of online certification programs designed to help you take your career to the next level.

Show what you know
  • Validate your knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, the world’s leading vector graphics software.
  • Adobe has worked with creative industry experts and the test design specialists at Certiport to identify the skills and concepts that are critical to using Illustrator effectively in a professional context.
  • The resulting 50-minute exam is integrated with the Illustrator desktop app, allowing for an authentic assessment of job-ready skills.
  • 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience is recommended.