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  • Adobe Illustrator Training - Introduction Course

    Illustrator Course

    This Adobe Illustrator Training Derby is run for both complete beginners or those with some experience wishing to gain a firm understanding of Vector Graphics. 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.


    Please get in touch for an informal chat about your Illustrator training.


    Illustrator Introduction Training –
    who is it for?

    This is a comprehensive Illustrator CC Course run at introduction level and is ideal for designers, product designers, fashion designers, digital art workers, marketing. 


    Do I need to be an artist?

    Absolutely not! Although of course artists and digital artists use the software extensively. The beauty of Adobe Illustrator is its provision of tools such as Trace that help you to generate new editable images from existing ones.


    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. You will to put together flyers, marketing materials, social media icons, design logo’s, edit existing artwork, create patterns for unique fills and strokes.


    • 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


    Adobe Illustrator Training Derby
    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.


    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


    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



    Adobe Illustrator Training - Introduction Course - Overviews

    Meeting Illustrator

    • Vector Artwork
    • Artwork Examples


    Beginning Illustrator

    • Opening existing Illustrator artwork
    • Creating new artboards /documents
    • Working with Illustrator Panels & Tools


    Artwork Layout

    • Viewing Modes
    • Rulers, Guides & Grids
    • Smart Guides
    • Grouping /UnGrouping
    • Layers
    • Isolation Mode


    Basic Vector Shapes

    • Creating Shapes
      Polygon’s, Stars, Ellipses etc
    • Rounded Corners
    • Rounded Corner Shortcuts
    • Lines & Grids
    • Working with Primitives
    • Working with Live Shapes
    • Pathfinder Shaping


    Illustrator Brushes & Painting

    • Using Existing Brushes
    • Creating New Brush Tips
    • Editing Existing Brushes
    • Apply Arrowheads to Strokes
    • Understanding Various Brushes
      Calligraphic, Art, Scatter & Bristle
    • Brush Libraries


    Illustrator & Drawing

    • Pencil Tool
    • Pen & Pen Curvature Tool
    • Paths & Handles
    • Drawing Straight Paths
    • Drawing Curved Paths
    • Drawing Curves & Bends Tips
    • Splitting, Cutting & Erasing Paths
    • Path Manipulation
    • Path Modificiation
    • Working with Anchors


    Illustrator & Colour

    • Colour Modes
    • Spot, Process Colours
    • Pantone Colour
    • Colour Fills & Strokes
    • Colour Themes
    • Colour Groups


    Illustrator Gradients

    • Create & Edit Gradients
    • Work with Gradients for Shading 
    • Diffuse Gradients (Illustrator 2019)


    Working with Layers

    • Creating Layers
    • Layer Stacking
    • Layers Place in Illustrator


    Objects & Transformations

    • Working with Transform Tools
    • Transform Panel
    • Transform Shortcuts






    Illustrator Type

    • Type Tools
    • Type Tools Panel
    • Character & Paragraph’s
    • Outline Text
    • Text & Paths
    • Text on a path


    Illustrator Tracing

    • Trace Images in Illustrator
    • Trace Tool
    • Trace Panel
    • Converting to Vector
    • Working with Traced Paths


    Illustrator More Complex Shapes

    • Shape Builder Tool
    • Creating & Designing Complex Shapes
    • Pathfinder
    • Pathfinder Functions


    Saving and Exporting Illustrator Files

    • Proofing & Packaging
    • Exporting to PDF
    • Exporting to File Formats
    • Exporting for Photoshop Edits

    (the more persons on the course the more you benefit).  All prices inc. VAT

    • Standard rate for one person: £275.00
    • A second and subsequent persons: £75.00
    • *Laptop Hire £25.00 per machine per day
      *T&C’s apply for laptop hire

    Depending on your location in the UK expenses for the InDesign and Photoshop Training course may be incurred.


    The Illustrator Training Derby is held onsite UK wide, the Midlands and all major cities including Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford, Reading, Norwich, Cambridge, Hull, Chester, Lancashire, Peterborough, Northampton, Coventry, Stratford, Warwick, Leicester

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