Illustrator 2023

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 $1195.00
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

Explore the interface and navigation of Adobe llluStrator - the World's no. 1 vector editing program.
  • Create a New Document
  • Navigate the Illustrator Interface
  • Get familiar with Panels and Working with Objects
Create basic shapes to create vector icons and other popular artwork.
  • Work with Various Shapes & Lines
  • Transform Shapes
  • Combine and Manipulate Shapes
  • Work with Object Transforms
Use the ultimate precision path creation tool in Illustrator to create some of the most complex vector artwork.
  • Learn about Vector Paths
  • Learn to use the Pen Tool
  • Other Path Manipulation Tools
Learn the fundamentals of working with text and formatting with the Character and Paragraph Panels.
  • Learning about the type of text for any design
  • Working with fonts
  • Using the Character panel to format text
Use various tools and techniques to create an event poster for a band called The Mosquitos.
  • Properly setting up your project
  • Practice Creating and Arranging Text
  • Work with and Modify Vector Graphics
  • Learn One Way how to Distort Text Creatively
Learn the best way to finish your artwork and export it for websites, social media and beyond.
  • Saving and Archiving Projects
  • Prepping your Artwork for Export
  • Export As function
  • Learn about Save for Web Legacy
Get creative and learn how to combine several different shapes into a single piece of vector artwork.
  • What are Compound Shapes
  • Creating Compound Shapes
  • Use Compound Shapes to Create Complex Art
Use the powerful Pathfinder tool to create compound and other types of unique custom shapes.
  • Access and Use the Pathfinder Panel
  • Shape Modes vs Pathfinders
  • Use the Pathfinder to Create Compound Shapes
Harness the power of the Pathfinder panel and some new techniques to create logos.
  • Outlining text
  • Using graphics to create texture for artwork
  • Layout your logo before combing elements
Learn about the power of Symbols. This will allow you to combine vector art and use it in many different ways.
  • What are Symbols?
  • Create Symbols
  • Use Symbols in your Artwork
  • Working with Symbol Tools
Time to delve deeper into the world of typography and explore text path effects to expand your artistic abilities.
  • Character & Paragraph Panel Properties
  • Advanced spacing understanding
  • Add Text inside of Paths
  • Add Text to Paths
  • Manipulate Text on Paths
Use what you have learned in previous lessons combined with some new tools to create a title for a feature film.
  • Working with text to format a feature title
  • Adding vector textures
  • Working with the Knife tool
Learn about Illustrator's Swatches panel to manage and create color for any project.
  • Learn about the Swatches Panel
  • Create new Colors and Groups
  • Learn more efficient Color Workflows
Use your skills in Illustrator and the power of multiple artboards to create several social posts.
  • Working across Multiple Artboards
  • Working with Standard Social Media Sizes for Artwork
  • Batch Export your Social Media Posts efficiently
Explore the feature known as the Puppet Warp Tool. This tool allows you to articulate vector images in a fluid way.
  • What is Puppet Wrap Tool
  • What Type of Art is best for the Puppet Wrap Tool
  • Apply and Use the Puppet Wrap Tool
Use Illustrator's weird WARP tools to enhance text elements to modify and create vector artwork.
  • Learn about all the Warp Tools
  • Explore some of the Warp Tool Options for more creative power
  • Create ripped and torn edges
  • Re-model graphics like clay
  • Use Warp tools to creatively warp text
Dynamically transfer vector art to Photoshop to add organic textures and so much more.
  • Moving Vector Content to Photoshop
  • Enhancing Vectors in Photoshop
  • Sending Information from Photoshop to Illustrator
Use all that you've learned with new techniques to create a multi-panel brochure.
  • Setting up a Project for Print
  • Create and Use Multiple Graphic Elements
  • Finish and Save your File for Print

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.