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Illustrator Bootcamp Training Course

Course Description

This is our most comprehensive Illustrator course, taking you from beginner to master in 5 days. Our trainer will take you step-by-step through 13 Real World projects and show you how professional designers use Adobe Illustrator in the Real World.


Live face-to-face instructor. No minimum class size - all classes guaranteed to run!


This course is ideal for designers, marketers and anyone who is pursuing a career in graphic design. No prior experience of Illustrator is needed. Training available on both Mac and PC.

View our full range of Adobe Illustrator courses, or see below for the detailed outline for Illustrator Bootcamp.


5 Days | $1695.00


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Detailed course outline

  • Project 1: Drawing Basic Shapes
    • Setting up the Workspace
    • Creating a New Document
    • Using Smart Guides
    • Drawing Basic Shapes
    • Control Fill and Stroke Attribute
    • Transforming Objects with the Bounding Box
    • The Free Transformation Tool in Depth
    • Align and Distribute Objects
    • Using the Group Selection Tool
    • Create Artwork with Lines
    • Reflect and Rotate Drawing Objects
    • Divide Basic Shapes into Components Pieces
    • The Stroke Panel in Depth
    • The Pathfinder Panel in Depth
    • Draw with the Pencil Tool
  • Project 2: Advanced Drawing Techniques
    • Drawing Complex Artwork
    • Use the Pen Tool to Trace the Sketch
    • Select and Edit Complex Paths
    • Build Shapes from Overlapping Paths
    • Shape Builder Tool
    • Adjust Anchor Points and Handles
    • Anchor Point and Bezier Curve Tools
    • Add Detail with the Pencil and Line Segment Tools
    • Create Shapes with the Blob Brush Tool
    • Using the Color Panel to Define Custom Swatches
    • Use the Gradient Tool
    • Manage Artwork with Layers
    • Exporting EPS and PDF Files
  • Project 3: Corporate Identity Package
    • Working with Gradient Mashes
    • Draw the Apples Shapes
    • Work with Type and create Point-Type Objects
    • The Character Panel in Depth
    • Manipulate Type Object
    • Convert Type to Objects
    • Create Custom Graphics from Letter Shapes
    • Working with Multiple Artboards
    • Use the Layers Panel to Organize Artwork
    • Convert Mesh Objects to Regular Paths
    • The Appearance Panel in Depth
    • Convert Mesh Objects to Regular Paths
    • Add Spot Color to the Two-Color Logo
    • Combining Text and Graphics
    • Understanding Placed-Image Bounding Boxes
  • Project 4: Creating a Ski Resort Map
    • Working with Custom Swatches
    • Using Spot Colors in Gradients
    • Create a Custom Pattern
    • Working with Brushes
    • Understanding Art Brush Options
    • Control Art Brush Options
    • Control an Art Brush Stroke
    • Create Pattern Brush Tiles
    • Using Symbols
    • Open Custom Symbol Libraries
    • Control Symbol Instances
    • Editing Symbols in place
    • Replace and Spray Symbols
    • Symbolism Tools options
    • Create a Clipping Mask
  • Project 5: Creating a Letterfold Brochure
    • Use Artboards to Create a Panel Layout Structure
    • Create Margin and Bleed Guides
    • Create Folding Marks
    • Place Layout Images
    • Manage Linked and Embedded Files
    • Import Text for the Inside Panels
    • Thread Multiple Type Areas
    • Work with Hidden Characters
    • Define Paragraph Styles
    • Define a Character Style
    • Fine-tuning Text and Apply Smart Punctuation
    • Control Tabbed Text
    • Create a Job Package
    • Export PDF for Print
  • Project 6: Candy Packaging
    • Building the File Structure
    • Create the Package File from a Template
    • Use Image Trace to Create a Complex Image
    • Working with Styles and Effects
    • The Glyphs Panel in Depth
    • Apply a Warp Effect
    • Create Type on a Path
    • Place a Native Photoshop File
    • Creating an Opacity Mask
    • Preparing Artwork for Output
    • Define Raster Effects Settings
    • Preview Transparency Flattening
    • Export a PDF File for Proofing
    • Previewing the Box Design in 3D
  • Project 7: Consumer Infographic
    • Project: Creating Graphs and Charts
    • Create a Line Graph
    • Create a Bar Graph
    • Create a Pie Graph
    • Drawing in Perspective
    • Define the Perspective Grid
    • Moving Objects in Perspective Grid
    • Work with Type in Perspective
    • Attach Objects to the Perspective Grid
    • Transforming Perspective Type Objects
    • Other Perspective Grid Options
  • Project 8: The Power of the Appearance Panel
    • Working with Transformation Tools
    • The Layers Panel for Dynamic Attributes
    • Applying Attributes in the Appearance Panel
    • Creating Depth using Translucent Strokes
    • Adding, Layering, and Offsetting Strokes
    • Duplicating Entire Groups of Attributes
    • Turning Stacked Stroked into Editable Paths
    • Simplifying a Multi-Stroke Effect
    • Dynamic Effects
    • Repeating a Series of Transformations
    • Adjusting and Updating a Dynamic Effect
    • Improving the Performance of Drop Shadows
    • Applying a single effect multiple times
    • Saving Graphic Styles
    • Working with the Symbol Panel
  • Project 9: Advanced Text and Typography Features
    • Project: Create a Typography Based Poster
    • Type Features in Depth
    • Kerning, Tracking, Illustrator's logo-making features
    • Customizing a Single Character of Type
    • Combining a Letter form with a Path Outline
    • Creating Logo Type along an Open Path
    • Creating Logo Type around a Closed Circle
    • Working with Touch Type
  • Project 10: Image Tracing, Type, Special Effects, Symbols & Artboards
    • Project: Creating a Logo for a Non Profit Foundation (5 samples)
    • Choosing Typeface and Font
    • Creating Symbols for the Type
    • Placing an Image and Working with the Links Panel
    • Working with Image Trace Panel
    • Saving Presets
    • Changing the Image in Photoshop
    • Expanding the Trace
    • Saving Colors in the Swatch Panel
    • Recoloring Artwork using Live Paint
    • Recoloring Artwork using the Color Guide
    • Presenting the Project via Artboards
  • Project 11: Painting in Illustrator: Creating Brushes & Patterns
    • Project: Product design: Wine Bottle, Label and Package
    • Creating a Label
    • Creating a Symbol
    • Using the Perspective Tool
    • Prototyping with the Perceptive Tool
    • Designing the Bottle
    • Creating a Presentation
  • Project 12: Phototyping with 3D Effects and the Perspective Tool
    • Project: Product design: Wine Bottle, Label and Package
    • Creating a Label
    • Creating a Symbol
    • Using the Perspective Tool
    • Prototyping with the Perspective Tool
    • Designing the Bottle
    • Creating a Presentation
  • Project 13: Blending, Transparency, Opacity Masks, Symbols and Brushes
    • Project: Event Poster: Art in the Park
    • Working with Masks
    • Opacity Masks
    • Blending Modes
    • Blends and Gradients
    • Working with Transparency
    • Creating Knockout Effects
    • Using Special Effects and Warp Tools
    • Width Tool
    • Tracing Images

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

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Chicago
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Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

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