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Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals

Topic:ICT, Media & Design

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    23 Mar 2023 to 24 Mar 2023
    03 Apr 2023 to 04 Apr 2023
  • Registration Period:

    19 Dec 2022 to 02 Mar 2023
    09 Jan 2023 to 14 Mar 2023
  • Time:

    09:30 AM to 06:00 PM,
    15 hours
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

Course Objective

Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals is a short course to designing graphics using Adobe Illustrator. The course orientates the participants to the workspace and importation process of different types of graphics including integration with Adobe Photoshop. It touches on basic layering and drawing tools, blend modes and integrating text for visual appeal.

This course aims to equip participants with the necessary fundamental vector creation skills to take on entry level graphics designer roles. By the end of the course, participants should be able to turn approved sketches or drafts and turn them into screen or print design outcomes.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

1. Set up a document and artboard
2. Work with graphics in layers
3. Draw using drawing tools
4. Create complex shapes
5. Create and format type
6. Import Raster Images
7. Paint with Colour and Create Patterns
8. Use graphic styles and symbols
9. Export an artboard

Topics to be covered

1. Introduction
2. Document Setup and Artboards
3. Working with Layers
4. Drawing Tools
5. Pathfinder
6. Typography
7. Integrating Raster Images
8. Colour, Colour Gradients, Live Paint and Patterns
9. Styles and Symbols
10. Exporting your Artwork

Minimum Requirements

Basic English Proficiency and Computer Literacy

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Graphics Designer/Design Assistant

Course Fees

Full Fees (before GST): $450.00

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $405.00 $10.80 $55.80
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $315.00 $10.80 $145.80
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $315.00 $10.80 $145.80
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $405.00 $10.80 $55.80
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $36.00 $486.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

¹ Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
² Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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