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Adobe Illustrator Introduction


Audience:This course is designed for new users of Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator is a vector based drawing program that is any designer’s best friend. Vector graphics are scalable to any proportion without losing any resolution or quality. Illustrator is used to create detailed cartoons, elaborate illustrations, technical diagrams, simple or photo finish logos, print ready layouts and exceptional graphics

Course Duration: 1 day(1)

Course Types: Group bookings, public courses , 1-2-1 sessions, bespoke tailored courses and Saturday club.

Course Location:This Adobe Illustrator Introduction training course is delivered at our training centre in London situated close to Liverpool Street station; training can also be delivered at your offices. Tailored course content can be customised to meet your specific requirements, with scheduled dates to suit you.


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After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand the Illustrator environment
  • Use different drawing techniques
  • Select and manipulate Illustrator objects
  • Create Graphs
  • Apply Special effects


  • Course Content

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    Module 1: Illustrator Basics
    • Illustrator's approach to drawing
    • Setting stroke and fill attributes
    • Printing documents
    • Basic geometrical shapes
    • Drawing straight paths
    • Drawing curved paths
    • The freehand tool
    • The auto trace tool
    • Selecting and arranging objects
    • Editing objects Text handling
    • Entering and editing text
    • Text labels and text boxes
    • Entering text along a path
    • Entering text within a path
    • Creating and editing text outlines
    Module 2: Drawing techniques
    • Creating your own patterns
    • Measuring and constraining
    • Guide objects and crop marks
    • Hiding and locking objects
    • The transformation tools
    • The use of compound paths
    • The use of masking objects
    • Mastering the pen tool
    • Creating paths with the paintbrush tool
    • Using calligraphic mode
    • Using variable width mode
    • Radial symmetry and its uses
    • Creating blends and tiles
    • Effective use of layers
    • Creating custom views
    • The blend tool
    • Working with layers
    • Overview of Illustrator filters
    • Setting object attributes
    • Defining colours
    • Saving colours as swatches
    • Spot and process colours
    • Setting stroke attributes
    • Adding arrows
    • Setting fill attributes
    • Creating gradients
    • Applying gradients
    Module 3: Objects
    • Making selections
    • Saving selections
    • Moving objects
    • Duplicating objects
    • Aligning objects
    • Changing the stacking order
    • Grouping and ungrouping
    • Locking and hiding
    Module 4: Graphs
    • Creating a graph
    • The graph types
    • Importing data
    • Customising graph design
    Module 5: Special effects
    • Masking techniques
    • Transparency effects
    • Blending modes
    • Using the blend tool
    • Creating a blend within text
    • Mastering compound paths
    • 3-D simulation through shading
    • Isometric representation of objects
    • Understanding filter operations
    • Using pathfinder operations
    • Creating text effects
    • Page layout
    • Illustrator and page layout
    • Importing text
    • Linking text boxes
    • Mixing text and graphics
    • Creating reusable resources
    • Text wrap
    • Using symbols
    • Defining symbols
    • Redefining symbols
    • Printing and output options
    • Preparing graphics for separation

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