Illustrator CC 2018 Essentials

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Overview Illustrator CC is a vector graphics editor which is available in the Adobe systems package. Adobe illustrator was developed …


Illustrator CC is a vector graphics editor which is available in the Adobe systems package. Adobe illustrator was developed in 1985 and is considered as the best vector graphics editing program in 2018 by PC magazine. Illustrator is mainly used to design and edit vector graphics images. it can also be used to create logos for organizations, to draw cartoons, icons, objects and maps. Organizations use illustrator to create and present statics and data that are to be published in websites, newspapers and posters as well. The latest version of Adobe illustrator is the Illustrator CC 2018.

Adobe illustrator is considered to be the most popular editing program for vector graphics in the modern world. Therefore, it is important for you to be well acquainted with illustrator in order to embark on a successful career in vector graphics. This diploma in Illustrator CC 2018 essentials is aimed at people new to Illustrator and design in general. You will learn about the techniques needed to create just about everything in Illustrator – including icons, logos, postcards, and hand-drawn illustrations. You will also master how to use and manipulate type through this diploma. You will learn how to push, pull, cut, repeat artwork and how to redraw real-world examples of famous logos through this diploma. The essentials of illustrator like correct saving and exporting, and so much more will also be covered through this diploma.

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With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments.

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  • Learn about the techniques used in Illustrator such as icons, logos, postcards, and hand-drawn illustrations.
  • Understand how to use and manipulate type
  • Learn how to push, pull, cut, and repeat artwork.
  • Understand how to redraw real-world examples of famous logos.
  • Gain an insight into the essentials like correct saving and exporting, and so much more

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

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  • Anyone interested in learning the essentials of illustrator CC 2018

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Illustrator CC 2018 essentials certificate by CPD & iAP. The qualification will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Daniel Scott is a Microsoft Trainer and Adobe® Certified Instructor. He’s been teaching for more than 14 years – covering topics such as print, digital publishing, web, and video. He loves to see how it all connects, and how we can share those connections. He prides himself on delivering the best service to his clients and making sure all his students learn to their fullest potential. He is currently the lead trainer at Bring Your Own Laptop Training Center in New Zealand.

With the successful completion of this diploma in Illustrator CC 2018 essentials, you can kick start a successful career in vector graphics. This certificate will help you get ahold of many high paying job positions in the vector graphics field. Few of the job positions you can qualify for with this diploma, along with the average UK salary per annum according to, is given below,

  • Graphic designer – £21,865 per annum
  • Illustrator – £20,462 per annum
  • Software engineer – £34,671 per annum
  • Web designer – £22,780 per annum
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for TOTUM discount card

Course Curriculum

Introducing Adobe® Illustrator CC Essentials
Downloading the Course Files
Getting Started with Illustrator CC
Drawing Shapes and Lines
Using the Shape Builder Tool
Drawing a Fox with the Shape Builder Tool
Drawing Custom Logos with the Shape Builder Tool
Using the Curvature Tool
Using the Pen Tool in Illustrator
The Pencil Tool and Advanced Stroke Options
Using Brushes
Using the Width Tool
Design a Postcard with Type and Fonts
Typing on a Curved Path
Break Apart and Destroy Text
Sampling Colors with the Eyedropper Tool
Using the Color Theme Tool to Find Amazing Colors
Creating Gradients
Masking in Illustrator
Using Compound Paths to Cut Holes in Shapes
Using CC Libraries in Illustrator
Liquifying and Distorting
Bending and Warping
Repeating Shapes
Creating Patterns
Vectorizing an Image
Using the Adobe Capture App with Illustrator
Using Free Templates in Illustrator
Saving and Exporting for Print
Saving and Exporting for the Web
Redrawing the MasterCard® Logo
Redrawing the Instagram® Logo
Redrawing the Kodak® Logo
Redrawing the eHarmony® Logo
Redrawing the Tinder® Logo
Redrawing the BP® Logo
Illustrator Cheat Sheet and Shortcuts
Course Conclusion

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