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  • Adobe Illustrator Training - Introduction Course

    Adobe Illustrator Training

    This Adobe Illustrator Training Midlands is for those with little or no experience with Illustrator and are looking to learn the tools and functions to gain a firm understanding of vector graphics. You will learn how to create and manipulate social media icons and logos, create flyers and banners and produce unusual graphic imagery for both print and digital output. This Illustrator course gives you the opportunity to create, among other things beautiful artwork for eshots, infographics, social media icons, symbols and many more. Any content can be adapted to suit you and your company needs.


    This Adobe Illustrator Training based in the Midlands runs across the UK at dates and times to suit you. Please get in touch for an informal chat about your training.


    Illustrator Introduction Training –
    who is it for?

    This is an introduction to Illustrator course and is ideal for beginners or anyone who feels they may need some refresher training. This is a comprehensive Illustrator Introduction course so is ideal for designers, product designers, fashion designers, digital artworkers and marketeers, in fact just about anyone who is looking to create rich vector images for print and /or web. 


    Do I need to be an artist?

    Absolutely not! Although of course artists and digital artists also use the software extensively. However Adobe Illustrator provides tools such as Trace and the Pen tool which let you work with existing artwork to produce your own unique imagery. This Illustrator Course will show you how to create professional and unique artwork


    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 Midlands –
    where do you travel?

    Being onsite Adobe Training Courses means pretty much everywhere across the Midlands and UK WideAll the major cities, towns and their surrounding area’s are included. It might be easier to say where don’t I go but for example recent courses have been held as far apart as Cambridge, Worcester, Oxford, Brighton, London, Bedford, Liverpool, Swansea, Exeter and Warwick. 


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


    Adobe Illustrator
    what can I use it for?

    This Adobe Illustrator Training Midlands 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. Some of the typical things it does is to to:

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


    What are the Benefits of –
    Onsite Illustrator Training?



    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 Midlands based –
    Course Info

    This Illustrator 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.

    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 Midlands - Illustrator Courses run onsite UK wide



    Adobe Illustrator Training - Introduction Course - Overviews

    Meeting Adobe Illustrator

    • Toolbox
    • Overview of Palettes
    • Control Bar
    • Views
    • Preferences


    Adobe Illustrator Shapes

    • Elliptic, poly, spiral, rectangle tools
    • Drawing geometric shapes
    • Reshaping / resizing
    • Transforming tool/ scale, reflect, shear and rotate
    • Pathfinder palette


    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 colours / pantones
    • Swatch palette / adding / editing / deleting swatches
    • Working with Fill & Stroke colours
    • Gradient adding colour / editing colours / inkwells
    • Eyedropper tool
    • Paintbucket tool


    Adobe Illustrator Layout Tools

    • Grids
    • Guides
    • Rulers
    • Stacking order
    • Grouping / ungrouping
    • Align and distribute


    Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools

    • Bézier pen
    • Adding / removing points
    • Joining / cutting paths – knife tool
    • Pencil tool
    • Smooth tool
    • Reshape tool
    • Eraser tool

    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


    Adobe Illustrator Print

    • Package
    • Printing files
    • Print options
    Onsite Illustrator Training Pricing

    Onsite per day

    • Standard rate for one person: £275.00 All Inc per day
    • Subsequent persons: £75.00 All Inc per day
    • *Laptop Hire £25.00 per computer per day
    • Depending on location Travel Expenses may be involved

    *T&C’s apply to laptop hire


    Adobe Illustrator Training Midlands are available UK wide including Nottingham, Lincoln, Leicester, Worcester, Derby, Oxford, Cheltenham, Stoud, Hereford and surrounding areas. Creative Cloud Courses are held across the UK, do get in touch for an informal chat your location and how I can help with your Adobe Illustrator Training needs.


    Adobe MasterClasses are also available. These incorporate Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop – again drop me a line for an informal chat about your requirements.

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