Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

Initially intended for users who are graphic designers or work within the fashion or textile industry. Our Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator training course will give you the skills to create shapes and logos.

On this course you will understand the basic principles of how to produce simple logos that can be used on the web or for print. You will create shapes and curves to use in combination with text to produce some eye catching effects and illustrations.

The course will give you hands on experience via structured exercises during the session and will give you the opportunity to practice the skills you have learned.
To get the most out of this course no previous experience of using Adobe Illustrator is required but ideally you should be comfortable with the Microsoft Windows environment.

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Content

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  • The Illustrator Environment
    • Getting familiar with Illustrator
    • Navigating in Illustrator
    • Creating and Saving Files
  • Creating Simple Illustrations
    • Drawing Basic Shapes
    • Modifying Objects
    • Painting with Brush
  • Achieving Precision
    • Drawing Paths
    • Editing Objects and Paths
  • Adding Colours
    • Changing Fill and Stroke Colours
    • Manipulating Stroke Options
    • Eyedropper and Paint Bucket
  • Working with Text
    • Using the Text Tools
    • Using the Type Palettes
    • Altering Text
  • Working with Layers
    • Working with Grouped Objects
    • Using the Layers Palette
  • Printing Illustrations
    • Adjusting the Document
    • Print Specifications
  • Advanced Type Features
    • Using the Tab Ruler
    • Advanced Features
  • Modifying Images
    • Transforming Objects
    • Using Pathfinder
    • Managing Colours
    • Creating Masks
  • Applying Filters and Effects
    • Using Colour / Distort filters
    • Pen and Ink filters
    • Applying Effects
  • Working with Raster Images
    • Using Raster Art
    • Filters and Raster Images
  • Saving / Importing / Exporting
    • Saving files in Native formats
    • Importing files
    • Exporting to other file formats
  • Illustrator for the Web
    • Creating Hyperlinks
    • Saving files for the Web
  • Automating Tasks
    • Recording and Playing Actions
    • Modifying Actions

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