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  • Illustrator Introduction Course

    Illustrator Introduction Course

    This Adobe Illustrator Training Nottingham & all surrounding areas is an Introduction Course perfect for both complete beginners or those with some experience wishing to gain a more in-depth knowledge of the software. It is an onsite Illustrator CC course run across the UK at dates and times, including weekends, to suit you. Because this training is very flexible it is ideal for company groups, team roll-outs and one to one tuition. It is also available as an Online Illustrator Training Course


    Adobe Illustrator
    what can I create?

    This Adobe Illustrator Training Derby is flexible and can be built around you. It is used to create artwork that is clean and can be up-scaled without loss of quality to the work. Although used for digital artwork and fashion design on this Illustrator Course you would expect to create, design and work to:

    • Create logos, symbols, icons for screen, digital, print & video
    • Website Mockup Design
    • Packaging
    • Social Media Icons
    • Infographics
    • Print & Export


    On this Illustrator Training –
    What will you learn?

    This Illustrator Course will teach you how to create and design various pieces of vector artwork including logos, symbols, icons and produce strong text and art effects. During the training you will design flyers, marketing materials, social media icons, design logo’s, edit existing artwork, create patterns for unique fills and strokes.


    The Introduction to Illustrator Course shows how to design for both print & digital export and 

    • Work with Illustrator Tools, Panels & Interface
    • Understand and use selection tools in Illustrator
    • Create, edit and manipulate shapes
    • Drawing tools, pen, anchor points, pathfinder
    • Use Illustrator’s layout tools including Grids, Guides, Smart Guides
    • Illustrator Type Tools
    • Working with Images
    • Exporting /Printing to Print & Web

    *full Illustrator Outline at bottom of page


    Illustrator Vector Shapes

    Illustrator Introduction Training –
    who is it for?

    This Illustrator Introduction Course is ideal for anyone needing to learn about vector artwork and is ideal for designers, product designers, fashion designers, digital art workers, marketing.


    In fact its great for anyone who needs to create and edit new or existing artwork for either personal projects or for business. The course can be customised for you /your team with tailored content with the trainer running your course. 


    Online Adobe Illustrator Training Course

    This course is also available as an Online Illustrator Course with live instructor led training which can be delivered as a one to one session or to a group of people. Because it is virtual online training it can be run literally at any time of the day at your convenience.


    The above image gives an example of icons created by a delegate who had no prior experience of the software on one of the Introduction to Illustrator Courses. Her main objective on the course was to learn to create, edit and design icons for the company. The above example was the end result of the days training. 

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    You will have live contact with the instructor throughout your training and be able to share both your screen and see their’s in real time. All the courses featured on the website are available as online training.

    Find out more about Online Training


    Adobe Illustrator Training Course
    other locations?

    Being onsite Adobe Training Courses means training can be delivered virtually everywhere across the Midlands and UK Wide. In addition to Derby and Derbyshire Illustrator Courses are in towns and cities such as Cambridge, Worcester, Oxford, Brighton, London, Bedford, Liverpool, Sheffield, Lincoln and Warwick. 


    Please get in touch to discuss dates and availability in your area.


    Onsite Illustrator Training
    what are the benefits?


    Onsite training is extremely flexible and can be organised for one to one sessions, larger team roll outs or company groups/workshops. There are a range of pluses to opting for onsite courses but the main ones are:

    • Training is hands on meaning they will retain more than if they watched a tutorial, read an article or viewed a presentation

    • No traveling involved for you or your team saving travel & expenses

    • Cheaper than traditional training 

    • The approach is focused specifically on you and your specific needs this is not a generic one size fits all course. 

    • No external attendees on the course
    • Prior to the training you chat with me about your aims, content preferences and levels of delegate /s knowledge which means we both have clear guidelines for the Illustrator Training

    • Flexible dates & times to suit you


    Adobe Illustrator Training
    Course Info

    This Adobe Illustrator Training Course content takes between one and two days depending on the amount of people sitting on the training – for one person a day usually suffices but for small groups of between 4 and 6 people two days is more realistic. The dates and timings are completely flexible to your schedule and convenience. Please note these Illustrator Courses are run to your convenience and are also available over the weekend.


    Laptop Hire

    Short of a laptop or 6?  If so, then I can supply laptops and projector hire and take care of all aspects of your Illustrator training course – again, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal chat about your needs.


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    Adobe Illustrator Training Derby



    Illustrator Introduction Course - Overviews

    Meeting Adobe Illustrator

    • Tools Box
    • Illustrator Panels
    • Illustrator Properties*
    • Illustrator Control Bar*
    • Illustrator Views
    • Illustrator Preferences


    *Illustrator Properties & Control Bar depending on version


    New Document /Artboard Setup

    • Colour RGB & CMYK
    • Resolution
    • Pasteboard
    • Multiple Artboards
    • Illustrator Document Presets


    Adobe Illustrator Shapes

    • Geometric & Primitive Shapes
      (Ellipse, Poly, Spiral, Rectangle tools
    • Drawing /Editing geometric shapes
    • Reshaping / resizing
    • Transform Tools / scale, reflect, shear and rotate etc
    • Pathfinder Panel


    Adobe Illustrator Stokes & Fills

    • Brush Stokes
    • Apply/ Change/ Edit Strokes
    • Variable Stroke Widths
    • Apply Fills


    Adobe Illustrator Selection Tools

    • Selection tool
    • Direct selection tool
    • Adding / removing to selections
    • Tips / tricks for sleeker selecting

    Adobe Illustrator Colour 

    • Colour palettes
    • Process / Spot / Global / Pantones
    • Swatch palette /Adding / Editing /Deleting Swatches
    • Working with Fill & Stroke colours
    • Gradient adding colour/ editing colours
    • Eyedropper tool
    • Paintbucket tool


    Adobe Illustrator Layers

    • Working with Layers
    • Adding /Shuffling /Deleting Layers
    • Stacking order
    • Sublayers
    • Layer Properties


    Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools

    • Bézier pen
    • Adding /Removing points
    • Knife Tool /Joining /Cutting Paths
    • Pencil Tool
    • Smooth Tool
    • Reshape Tool
    • Eraser Tool


    Illustrator Accurate Layout

    • Rulers
    • Creating /Editing Guides
    • Show /Hide Guides
    • Making /Releasing Guides
    • Grids, Grid Properties
    • Snap-to Features
    • Align & Distribute
    • Grouping /Ungrouping

    Adobe Illustrator Type Tool

    • Creating / editing type
    • Typeface attributes / tracking / leading / kerning etc
    • Type on a path
    • Type path options
    • Outline type
    • Type area tool
    • Frame options


    Effect Panel & Transparency

    • Working with Object transparency
    • Blend Effects


    Images into Illustrator

    • Placing Images
    • Linking & Embedding
    • Links Panel
    • Tracing Images in Illustrator


    Illustrator Trace

    • Trace Tool
    • Working with Tracing
    • Trace Properties Panel
    • Expand
    • Editing Paths


    Adobe Illustrator Print

    • Package
    • Export
    • Printing files
    • Print options
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