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  • Adobe Illustrator Training in Derby & Derbyshire

    Adobe Illustrator Training
    in Derby & Derbyshire


    Adobe Illustrator Training in Derby and Derbyshire - onsite and online Illustrator CoursesOur Adobe Illustrator Training in Derby & Derbyshire is hosted onsite at your premises across the region or is available as an Online Illustrator Training session with a live instructor.


    On this Illustrator Training Course you will learn to create /edit either new or existing artwork and design for both print and digital output. Because Illustrator is part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud it works seamlessly with the other apps letting you create, design and share vector assets with InDesign, Photoshop, Premier Pro and After Effects.


    Our Illustrator Training Courses are privately run as one to one sessions or for company groups which can be tailored to suit your company /individual needs.


    Online Illustrator Training

    Onsite Adobe Illustrator Training in Derby and DerbyshireAs with the onsite Adobe courses our Online Illustrator Training Courses are flexible and can be customised to individual and group training.


    These can be delivered on video software of your choice including both Zoom and Teams and are available across all time zones. We’re quite happy to deliver this at international times in the evening and nights.


    Training is delivered via a live instructor in a virtual environment where you can share screens and interact with one another.


    The only real problem about Online Illustrator Training courses is not being able to share digestive biscuits (or Rich Tea or Chocolate Chip – I could continue) unless you have your own of course. Apart from that hiccup our Adobe Training Courses work in much the same way as our onsite ones.


    Onsite Illustrator Courses
    what are the benefits?

    The Adobe Illustrator Training in Derby & Derbyshire is an extremely flexible course and can be organised for one to one sessions, company groups /workshops and larger team roll-outs. Onsite training offers great flexibility with both course content and dates and times which can all be worked around you.


    • The Illustrator Training is hands on working through tasks, theory and discussion
    • No travel, hotels or other expenses are involved for your staff
    • Onsite Illustrator Courses are cheaper than traditional training
    • The course is focused on you and your team as there are no external attendees.
    • Prior to the course you chat about the course with the trainer and have a clear structure.
    • Flexible dates and times.


    Illustrator Introduction Course 
    what will you learn?

    Adobe Illustrator Training Courses in Derby and DerbyshireOn this Adobe Illustrator Introduction training course you will learn how to create, edit and retouch images for a range of different purposes including both digital media, print and the web. 


    You will work with the interface, tools and Illustrator features to produce high quality artwork.


    Our digital design courses are extremely flexible and can be tailored around you and your company so you can create artwork relevant to you.


    For example you may want to change logos, colours and perspective of clothing or design high impact flyers and infographics or specialise in social media icons and logo design.


    It’s your choice and your Illustrator course. 


    On this Illustrator training you will learn how to: 

    • Work with Illustrator Tools, Panels & Interface
    • Understand and use selection tools in Illustrator
    • Create, edit and manipulate geometric shapes
    • Create your own patterns
    • 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


    The full Illustrator course outline is available at the bottom of the page. We constantly update our Illustrator Training materials to incorporate new tools one of which is Illustrator’s wonderfully named Intertwine Tool.


    Adobe Illustrator 
    what can it be used for?

    Use to create Vector artwork (you can find out exactly what vector artwork is here) some examples would be:


    • Create logos, symbols, icons for screen, digital, print & video
    • Website Mockup Design
    • Design Packaging
    • Social Media Icons
    • Social Media Images & Posts
    • Infographics
    • Charts, Graphs & Spreadsheets (to enhance documents like financial reports & tenders)


    Illustrator Introduction Course
    who is it for?

    This is an Introduction to Illustrator Course so perfect for beginners or those looking for refresher training. Although an intro course it is very comprehensive so ideal for anyone wanting to work in vector graphics. 


    Over the years this Illustrator Course has been delivered to a wide range of people from many different companies.


    It is used by marketeers, designers, product designers, content creators, fashion design, studio crew, digital artwork, administrators and educators to name a few. 


    If you want to create vector graphics for infographics, social media icons, schematics etc then Adobe Illustrator is a perfect choice.



    Download our Adobe Illustrator Introduction Training Course Overview


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    Adobe Illustrator Training in Derby & Derbyshire - Overviews

    Meeting Illustrator

    What is Vector Artwork

    Vector Artwork Examples


    Basics of Illustrator

    Opening existing Illustrator artwork

    Creating new artboards /documents

    Working with Illustrator Panels & Tools


    Artwork Layout

    Viewing Modes

    Rulers, Guides & Grids

    Smart Guides

    Grouping /Un-Grouping

    Adobe Illustrator 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 Tools

    Pencil Tool

    Pen & Pen Curvature Tool

    Paths & Handles

    Drawing Straight Paths

    Drawing Curved Paths

    Drawing Curves & Bends Tips

    Splitting, Cutting & Erasing Paths

    Path Manipulation & Modification

    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 Tools

    Type Tools

    Type Tools Panel

    Character & Paragraph Formatting

    Outline Text

    Text & Paths


    Illustrator & Social Media

    Design for Social Media 

    Create Social Media Icons

    Adapt Existing Social Media Icons

    Design Considerations for Online


    Illustrator Trace

    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 Functions


    Saving and Exporting Illustrator Files

    Proofing & Packaging

    Exporting to PDF

    Exporting to File Formats

    Exporting for Photoshop Edits

    Adobe Illustrator Training in Derby & Derbyshire


    Our Adobe Illustrator Training in Derby & Derbyshire is held onsite at your premises across the UK. We visit 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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