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Adobe Illustrator CC Getting Started

£295 per delegate. This may be less for special offers on specific course dates and in-company training courses

Duration: 1 day

Trainer: G083IH

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Illustrator Getting Started Training

Our Illustrator training courses will help you learn to make the most of this great package, and have you up and running with Illustrator in no time at all.

The Illustrator Getting Started course is the aimed at those with little or no experience using Illustrator, so if you are looking to get up to speed quickly this is a good place to start. Taught by our Adobe Certified Instructors with many years experience using Illustrator, you will learn best practice right from the start and a wealth of new techniques.

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will:

- Understand the difference between vector and raster images
- Be able to create artwork in Illustrator such as logos, technical drawings, typography and illustrations
- Know how to customise the Illustrator interface to improve efficiency and work better
- Feel comfortable using Illustrator's tools to create shapes, lines, bezier curves (we'll explain these too) and more.
- Understand and be able to organise your layers, artboards, templates, etc..
- Apply colours, gradients and a wide range of effects to your illustrations
- Save your illustrations for reuse in both print and web using formats such as ai, pdf, svg and more.

Prerequisites

The Illustrator classes are suitable for anybody who wants to get to grips with Illustrator but has no previous experience. If you already have experience using Illustrator you might want to consider our Advanced Illustrator Training Course.

Before attending this course you should be comfortable using a computer to perform basic functions such as copy and paste, and opening applications and files. You should also be comfortable using the internet, for example for browsing and interacting with websites.

If you are unsure which Illustrator courses are most suitable you can try our free Illustrator Skills Test to help you test your current skills.

Core Modules

The following core modules are covered in this course:

Illustrator overview

- What are vectors
- What are Bézier curves
- The pen tools

Creating shapes

- The pen tool
- Primitive shapes
- Adding/deleting anchor points
- Creating Bézier curves
- Combining shapes
- Creating outlines from text
- The shape builder tool
- The blend tool

Editing shapes

- Adjusting existing shapes
- Cutting paths
- Combining paths and shapes
- Erasing paths and shapes

Organising your work

- Artboards
- Custom artboards
- Layers
- Sub-layers
- Layer properties
- Templates
- Group Isolation mode

Colour

- Choosing a colour
- Using swatches
- Saving your swatches
- Spot colours
- Process colours
- Global colours

Stroke and fill

- Creating strokes
- Creating fill
- Applying colour to strokes and fills

Transforming shapes

- Duplicating
- Moving, rotating
- Reflecting, Shearing
- Scaling
- Step and repeat
- Transform again

Effects

- 3D
- Stylize
- Distort & Transform
- Warp
- Organising your effects
- etc

Text

- Adding text
- Text within a a shape
- Text on a shape
- Controlling text
- Creating outlines from text

Saving and Exporting

- Saving options
- Exporting options
- Exporting to pdf
- Other export formats
- Using Illustrator with other applications
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.
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