Training Courses For Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator training

Adobe Illustrator has firmly established itself as a market leader in digital illustration and "infographics", shaping the way branding and advertising has evolved over the decades. From cereal box design, to multi-national corporate logo and identity, Adobe Illustrator is at the heart of global visual communications.

All Adobe Illustrator training courses are instructor-led at your site or scheduled (contact us for more information) and include PC Hire, course notes and exercises PLUS six months' post-course support. All courses can be customised to your needs at no extra cost.

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Introductory course

This two day Illustrator training course develops the skills you need to create, manage, and edit vector artwork. Gain a sound introduction to the concepts of vector graphics and their implementation within the design process, and learn best practice approaches which will speed up and increase your productivity.

Course contents

  • Open, set up and manage document size, orientation
  • Format and artboard properties for screen, web and print.
  • Build an efficient layer structure.
  • Select, arrange, hide, lock, duplicate and transform
  • Draw simple shapes, lines and grid objects.
  • Draw and edit custom shapes
  • Build complex artwork from simple shapes
  • Merge, join and divide objects.
  • Patterns, gradients, colour groups and colour libraries
  • Capture themes from your iOS and Android device and use in your artwork.
  • Create and apply special effects to object appearance.
  • Add text inside an object shape and around a path.
  • Output - techniques for achieving consistent colour for print and web

Product: Adobe Illustrator

Level: Introductory

Duration: 2 days

 

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Advanced course

Simplify the process of creating complex and challenging illustration work. During the course you will explore techniques for developing image finessing, styles and effects; Importing and enhancing scanned images. Learn how to create 3D illustrations, lighting effects, and apply artwork to 3D objects. Discover how to create vibrant, concise statistical data with graph tools. Explore advanced typographic features.

Course contents

  • Free Transform tool ,gradient Mesh, Envelope Distort Mesh/Top Object/Warp
  • Modify shape dynamics, Shaper tool, Opacity masks
  • Drawing modes, Curvature tool, Blend tool
  • Smoothing and simplifying paths, Shape Builder tool
  • Paint groups, bucket, brushes
  • Colour guide panel, Recolouring artwork
  • Colour themes based on a company colour
  • Spray symbol artwork
  • Create 3D Extrude/Revolve/Rotate
  • Lighting and texture/Extrusion settings
  • Export SVG/Responsive SVG
  • Type: Touch Type, around a path, within a shape
  • Charts: Types, creating and defining, column chart values
  • Creative Cloud Integration

Product: Adobe Illustrator

Level: Advanced

Duration: 2 days

 

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