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Adobe Illustrator Training Courses

Adobe Illustrator is a tool used by digital artists, graphic designers and others to create images to work in print and digital form.

Although Illustrator is complex and requires a significant amount of time to master, it is quite easy to learn the basics and create professional quality work.

Adobe Illustrator is used to create illustrations, company logos, charts, diagrams, cartoons of real photographs, promotional material and much more.

Adobe Illustrator courses from Keystroke Learning have the potential to take you from a beginner to an advanced level user with a minimum of fuss.

Beginners will be able to focus on building foundational skills and advanced users can expect to delve into some of the more technical aspects of Adobe Illustrator.

Our skilled and experienced Adobe Illustrator trainers will work closely with you to help you become more confident in using the software, answering your questions along the way. Courses are Hands-on, and are available in One day, and Two day options, providing you with practical experience and useful tips and tricks.

If you require 1 on 1 or group bookings on dates that suit you contact us to discuss your needs. We also have the experience to customise courses for your requirements.

We provide onsite Adobe Illustrator training nationwide and we are based in Melbourne, Australia.

Adobe Illustrator Training Courses

Adobe Illustrator Training courses covering Creative Suite CS5, CS6 CC Creative Cloud and previous versions
Adobe Illustrator Training courses covering Creative Suite CS5, CS6 CC Creative Cloud and previous versions

Getting Started with Illustrator1 DayBeginner
Illustrator Beyond the Basics1 DayIntermediate

Adobe Illustrator FAQ

Who uses Adobe Illustrator?

Adobe Illustrator is a program used by artists and graphic designers, as well as anybody who needs to create vector images. These images can be used for company logos, promotional catalogues, brochures, and posters, both in print and digital form.

It is typically used to create illustrations, charts, logos, diagrams, cartoon renderings of real photographs, and much more.

Illustrator is part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, which also includes Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, Lightroom and several other tools. Illustrator integrates tightly with these other Adobe products. Learn more about Creative Cloud.
Key features of Illustrator:

  • Precise Photo Editing
  • Graphics Creation
  • Website Design
  • Project Layout
  • ePub Support

These are just some of the features in Adobe Illustrator, but keep in mind that it is a huge application that you can use for years and still not know everything about it.

Should I buy an Adobe Illustrator for Dummies book or attend a Training Course?

Have you ever wondered why the Dummies books are so popular? Well, it’s probably because so many of us are self-taught, using Google to find out how to use a function, or we are shown how to use software by someone at work. Although this can be useful, it also means we tend to spend a lot of time with trial and error, or we are just picking up somebody else’s bad habits. Trial and error unfortunately involves a lot of error, and the bad habits you pick up will probably be passed on to the next person, so soon they spread across the business, meaning entire teams can end up working inefficiently.

At this point, you might head to the bookstore or do an online search to find an Adobe Illustrator for Dummies book to help solve some of those tricky issues. That’s a step in the right direction, and we sometimes use reference manuals ourselves. The problem is that trying to learn by trial and error may cost you many times the cost of a good training course.

Our Adobe Illustrator courses are designed to target the key features and tools included in the application to help you get back to work and apply them right away.

Why choose Keystroke Learning?

We Know What Works – Hands-on fully interactive training courses are our bread and butter. Years of real world experience and feedback from our participants have shown us that this type of training produces the best results.
We Listen – By gaining a better understanding of your needs and listening to your feedback we can be sure the training is right for your abilities and goals.
We Innovate – At Keystroke Learning we continuously monitor technological developments which may have an impact on your business. We also keep a close eye on our training courses and materials and update them as soon as needed.

Why should I attend an Adobe Illustrator Training Course?

Attending a Adobe Illustrator course can help you to save time right away. You will be shown the best ways to use the application and you will learn shortcuts and tips that will continue to be of use long after your training course with Keystroke Learning has finished.

Typically, one of our experienced trainers will walk you through the features and functions of the software, then you will try them out on your own, with tips and guidance on getting the best out of the features. We also encourage participants to ask lots of questions to help you get the most out of your learning experience.

You’ll receive a manual to take away at the end of the course, as well as exercise files so you can practice later, or just to jog your memory when you need.

Where are you based?

Keystroke Learning is based in Melbourne, Australia. Most of our training courses take place in the Melbourne CBD, but we also provide Adobe Illustrator in-house training nationwide.

Do you provide online training?

This solution takes educational, training and collaborative experiences to a whole new level, it’s a dynamic learning solution that allows real-time online trainers to work directly with remote users in a virtual classroom environment.

What if I need help after my course?

We’ve got you covered. Every course we run comes with post course support. Just contact us using the support page, or email us at We will do our best to help you out if you run into a problem.

What’s a Vector Image?

Creating vector images allows you to create artwork that can be scaled up and down infinitely without any loss of quality. You have probably seen resized images that are pixelated and look horrible. If the image was too small to begin with, you may need to start all over again.

This is not the case with Adobe Illustrator. Unlike the familiar formats such as gif, jpeg, tiff, etc. vector images are not made up of pixels. Instead, they are instead created by paths. These paths relate to each other using mathematical formulas, allowing them to be scaled infinitely.

This makes Adobe Illustrator an ideal program for creating images and logos that can be small enough to fit on a business card or large enough to appear on a billboard.

What’s the difference between a layer and a group?

Technically there is very little difference between a Layer and a Group.  They both create a parent object that can contain one or more child objects.  The main difference is in the purpose of each element.

Groups are generally used to bundle artwork items that you want to keep together when scaling or moving. Layers are normally used for managing visibility and stacking order of objects. Layers can also be used to control visibility of parts of an image.

Can I create a table in Illustrator?

To create a table in Adobe Illustrator, do the following. First draw an object such as a rectangle using the rectangle tool. Make sure the shape is selected, then go to the object menu and select path, split into grid.

In the Split into Grid dialog box, use the spinners to choose the number of columns and rows required, along with any other options such as width, height, gutter etc. Then click on the ok button.

How can I use the exact colour of one object on another?

This is a common task. Maybe you have an image sitting open in your desktop, but it’s outside of your Illustrator window. You want to use one of the image colours in your text, but you don’t know exactly what the colour is. No problem, Eyedropper tool to the rescue!

Select the eyedropper tool, then click and hold down on the document window. While the mouse is still held down, drag over the area of the screen you want to sample the colour from and then release. The eyedropper is loaded with the external colour, ready to use.

I have a scanned image that I want to use to start a new one. Do I have to draw it all over again?

No way, if you want to base a new drawing on an existing piece of artwork, you can trace it. For example, you can create a graphic based on a pencil sketch drawn on paper or a raster image saved in another graphics application and tracing over it.

The easiest way to trace artwork is to open or place a file into Illustrator and automatically trace the artwork with the Live Trace command. You can control the level of detail and how the tracing is filled. When you are satisfied with the tracing results, you can convert the tracing to vector paths or other objects as needed. This technique can be a huge time saver

How can I book a course?

The easiest way is to give us a call on (03) 9999 7780 and let us take care of all the hard work. Or, you can fill in your details on our booking form.

What if I want to customise a course?

If an Off the Shelf solution is not quite what you are looking for, training courses can be tailored to the unique requirements of your team. Our courses are modularised with this option in mind, which means that you could mix and match from a selection of existing topics, or we can work with you to develop something specific to your organisation. Either way, we are on hand for advice about the best way to structure your customised training course.

Where to from here?

Your learning doesn’t stop once you have completed your course. We hope you will continue your experience by taking some time to practice what you have learned and apply it to your own situation and environment.

If we have done our job well, you may be inspired to learn even more by attending another course. If you are looking for something other than Adobe Illustrator, we have a comprehensive range of courses available for you to choose from.

We are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further advice.

What’s included in the course.

All Keystroke Learning courses come with a USB Pen loaded with your course manual and exercise files, along with a notepad so you can scribble down all those handy shortcuts.You’ll find there is quite a lot included in your course.

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