Illustrator 2024

Fundamentals Training Course

On this 3-day beginner to intermediate class you will learn Adobe Illustrator by completing a series of Real World projects. Our instructors will lead you step-by-step through each project, teaching the correct workflow, how to master each tool and show you useful shortcuts to speed up your production. This hands-on training is a proven method for those looking to learn Illustrator.

What's Included

  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Training Manual
  • FREE Class Repeat (valid for 6 months)
3 Days $1295.00
Authorised Training Centre

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 Mac and PC.

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Detailed Course Outline

Learn the basics of viewing & navigating the Illustrator interface and the fundamentals of working with images.
  • Lecture: Concepts of Raster vs Vector
  • Lecture: Artificial Intelligence features in Illustrator
  • Creating & Managing A New Document / Workspaces
  • Setting up to work with Images: Open/Place/Export
  • Vector Design Fundamental Workflows
Create and design using primary shapes and shape tools to create popular artwork.
  • Working with Shapes & Lines
  • Working with Tools
  • Hidden features and tweaks for shapes
  • Combining multiple shapes to create art
  • Popular graphic design art using shapes
Take things to the next level and learn how to create and modify custom artwork for any design project
  • From clip art to design elements for a presentation
  • Introducing the Pen Tool (Don’t be afraid)
  • Why the Pen Tool is much easier in Illustrator
  • Anatomy of the Pen Tool / The Ultimate Multi-Tool
  • No-Skills-Needed drawing for all
Learn the basics of typography and commonly used effects like drop shadows, glows and more.
  • Fundamental Typography in Illustrator / Adobe Fonts
  • Creating great-looking text: Paragraphs vs Titles
  • Making your text look professional
  • Having fun with various text effects
Bring all the design elements and images together into one flowing project and create variations for review.
  • Determining Project Size and Color
  • Getting creative with backgrounds
  • Decorative enhancements / Clip Art / Free Clip Art
  • Layout & Visual Flow
Learn many different ways to export various types of art and designs.
  • The most important file formats for your artwork
  • Exporting for Screen: Social Media, Web, Video
  • Exporting for Digital Distribution: PDF, Interactive PDFs
  • Exporting for Print: CMYK and You
Time to take things up a notch and learn the fundamental
power tools needed for most professional artwork in Illustrator.
  • Introducing Compound Paths
  • Working with Compound Shapes using Pathfinder
  • Complex artwork tweaks
  • Tips and tricks for combining
Use compound shapes and paths to create a more advanced
level of vector graphics.
  • Popular logo, brand, and clipart techniques
  • Shattering design / Cutting Effects / Offsetting
  • Faux texturing and notes about “near” photorealism
  • Troubleshooting Tools that don’t seem to work
  • The new Mockup (Beta) in Illustrator 2024
Learn about symbols and their ability to speed up your
workflows and then create complex artwork using symbols.
  • What are symbols and how can they help you
  • Creating symbols and management
  • A deep dive into the Symbol Tools
  • Use symbols to create and design artwork
Go beyond type fundamentals and harness the effects of
Illustrator to create titles and creative paragraphs.
  • A detailed look into the Character and Paragraph Panels
  • Lorem Ipsum, Ligatures and Glyphs / Stylistic alternates
  • Custom Typography / Fonts / Unique Brands
  • Text Effects and Text on a Path
Unlock the creative power of the Pen Tool to create amazing
effects and art.
  • Warping & The Tools of Chaos
  • The Blend Tool and Going Retro
  • Path Tools / Pencil Tool / The Shaper Tool
  • Magic Wand and Lasso Tool / Hidden Properties
Learn the difference between Raster and Vector effects and
how to effectively use them together.
  • Raster Effects in Illustrator and worrying about resolution
  • Why do Raster Effects exist in Illustrator
  • Classic Professional uses of raster effects in vector art
  • Typography vs Art vs Effects rendering understanding
  • Design and Export of artwork with effects
Learn how to create and save color themes and work with
Adobe Color online and in Illustrator.
  • Swatches, Gradients, and Color Theme Libraries
  • Stealing Color from Vector Objects
  • Getting precise with Spot Colors
  • Color Management and File Formats
Here we go! Check out the new AI Recolor feature and tweak
the color of your artwork.
  • How does the new Recolor work in Illustrator?
  • Applying the new feature to artwork
  • Alternate color themes and saving colors to Libraries
  • What are the limitations of Recolor
Use the deeper Illustrator color and formatting features to create and deliver accurate color in your projects.
  • Color Settings and Color Syncing
  • Working with Color Libraries (Pantone & More)
  • Setting for working with Print
  • Settings for working with Screen (social, film/tv, etc)
  • Fundamental color tweaking
Learn to create, modify, and use the many different types of brushes in Illustrator.
  • Creating fundamental brushes
  • Creating more advanced brushes
  • Applying brushstrokes to artwork and more
Generate vector artwork using artificial intelligence using the new Text to Vector (Beta) feature.
  • The new artificial intelligent feature Text to Vector (Beta)
  • Applying AI to a multipanel design in Illustrator
  • Color themes and lining up design continuity
  • Injecting AI into your design workflow
  • The detailed properties that most people will ignore
  • Pulling apart and redesigning your AI artwork
Go further with AI in Illustrator to explore useful web tools and functions like Adobe Express.
  • What is Firefly? The different tools and features that use it
  • What is Adobe Express? Design for Adobe Express
  • From Illustrator to Adobe Express
  • From Adobe Express to Illustrator
  • Using general Firefly features with Illustrator

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