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Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

Create logos and vector graphics

Learn Adobe Illustrator™.

From logos to patterns, from packaging to type, you’ll learn a lot of what Illustrator can do. You’ll create numerous graphics throughout the course, using the standard drawing tools, the Pen tool, type, compound paths, effects, layers, masks, patterns, blends, colors, and more.

Mastering Illustrator’s vector Pen tool is not the most intuitive process, but using our drawing templates we’ll help you to master this tool. You’ll also learn ways to more easily create complex shapes out of basic shapes that are easier to draw. You’ll be able to use these techniques for any kind of graphic, whether it’s for print or web.

What you will learn at a glance
Kshs 65,600 8 weeks
Get a solid understanding of Illustrator so you can draw/edit vector graphics to create logos, icons, patterns, packaging, typography, and much more.
  • Create different types of graphics: logos, icons, patterns, packaging, typography, and much more.
  • Use the Pen tool to create digital (vector) drawings. Our tracing templates will make it easier for you to master this drawing tool
  • Learn about shapes, brushes, and paint tools.
  • Create colorful vector graphics with gradients & blends.
  • Create patterns to use in graphics & fashion design.
  • Make graphics for packaging.
  • Save files for web or print.

Frequently Asked
Questions.

Who is the target audience for this course?
  • All creative works designers
  • Logo Designers
  • Brand Identity Designers
  • Mockup creators
Does this course require any prior knowledge or experience?

Students must be comfortable using a computer. No other prior knowledge is required. 

Do I need to bring anything to the class?

No. We provide computers (Mac or PC) with relevant software installed.

This course requires Adobe After Effects software which will run on either Mac or PC.

Should you prefer to use your personal computer, make sure it meets the minimum system requirements for After Effects

Do you offer payment plans or student financing for this course?

This course does not qualify for payments plans or student financing.  Students with disability are however eligible for a subsidised fee structure. Please call our admissions office to discuss your specific financial need.

Can I take this course online (remote learning)?

This course requires in-person attendance. Students in the diaspora are eligible for e-learning. Please call our admissions office to discuss your specific attendance need.

Course Syllabus

Section 1
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Adjusting the Workspace
  • Arranging Objects
  • Color Fills
  • Drawing Curves (Pen Tool)
  • Anchor Points and Direction Points
  • Default Fill and Stroke
  • Drawing Corners and Curves (Pen Tool)
  • Adjusting Anchor Points
Section 2
  • Fill and Stroke
  • Basic Shape Tools
  • Grouping Objects
  • Layers Panel
  • Working with Templates
  • Saving Illustrator Files: Options
  • Live Trace and Live Paint
  • Tracing Hand-Drawn Images
  • Coloring Live Paint Objects
  • Brushes
  • Flare Tool
Section 3
  • Compound Paths
  • Group Selection Tool
  • Clipping Masks (Shapes)
  • Blob Brush Tool
  • Eraser Tool
  • Reflect Tool
  • Type Tool
  • Clipping Masks (Editable Type)
  • Filling Text with a Photo
  • Placing Linked Images
  • 3D Extrude & Bevel
  • Creating Symbols from Artwork
  • Mapping Symbols onto 3D Objects
  • Lighting and Shadows for 3D Objects

Course Syllabus

Section 4
  • Blend Tool
  • Blending Options
  • Blending Lines
  • Reflect Tool
  • Rotate Tool
  • Dashed Lines and Stroke Options
  • Saving Colors as Swatches
  • Blending Modes
  • Gradient Tool
  • Saving Gradient Swatches
  • Merging Paths (Pathfinder)
  • Transparency Options
  • Grouping Objects
Section 5
  • Creating and Applying Pattern Swatches
  • Scaling and Rotating Patterns
  • Working with Layers
  • Align Panel
  • Working with Type
  • Text and Character Options
  • Adding a Drop Cap
  • Type on a Path
  • Text Wrap
  • Fill Text with a Pattern
  • Using the Appearance Panel
  • Transparency
  • Blending Modes
  • Drop Shadows
  • Arrowheads
  • Graphic Styles
  • Appearance Panel
  • Multiple Fills
  • Auto-sizing Text Boxes
Section 6
  • Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together
  • Creating/Editing Clipping Masks
  • Compound Paths
  • Adding and Removing Layers
  • Creating and Using Multiple Artboards
  • Recoloring Artwork
  • Converting CMYK Art to Spot Colors
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