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  • NONAC08029

Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud - Beginner-Intermediate

Non-accredited Short Course
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At a glance

Learn the world of logos, illustrations and graphic artwork with Illustrator!

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Course overview

Course overview

Learn the world of logos, illustrations and graphic artwork with Illustrator!

If you are interested in learning about the creation and editing of vector artwork such as logos, illustrations and graphic artwork then we recommend you complete this course. Students will start at the beginning and learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator. On completion users will be able to create artwork for commercial use in magazines, business stationery, brochures and posters.

Course content includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Illustrator’s interface - the work area, tools panel, application bar and Illustrator’s preferences
  • artwork creation - the use of vector drawings and bitmap images, opening a file, changing the Illustrator artboard and/or page size, zooming in and out, undo and redo, using rulers, guides and grids
  • drawing vector art - using the pen tool, drawing shapes, adding or deleting anchor points and an introduction to the pathfinder tool
  • object selecting and arranging
  • selecting objects, moving and duplicating objects, the align panel and grouping objects
  • transforming objects - using the transform panel to transform, scale, rotate, reflect and shear objects long with using warp effects
  • using colour in your graphics - using the colour panel, the swatches panel, creating spot colour swatches, using pantone colours, fills and strokes
  • layers - the layers panel, locating an item in the layers panel, using template layers to redraw artwork and locking and unlocking objects
  • clipping masks, transparency and gradients - creating clipping masks, editing a clipping mask, transparency and gradients
  • use of type - adding type, creating area type, creating text along a path, importing text, kerning, tracking and converting text into graphic objects

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
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Important Information


Selection criteria

  • Course prerequisites are that you have previous experience using applications on a PC or Mac and are capable of navigating around your computer, saving files and have an understanding of folder structure.
  • This course requires a solid understanding of computers, importing, locating and opening files on a PC platform.
  • It is also required that students have a working knowledge of the internet.
  • Students must have intermediate computer skills using Windows before enrolling in this course as they will use computers running Windows in class.

Resources required

  • Please bring a USB to save your work and a pen and paper for note taking.
  • Students will receive a comprehensive manual with the course.

Please note:  Students are advised to bring their own refreshments.

Need to know

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

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All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland