Adobe Illustrator - Create professional graphics for print or the web

This course shows you how to use Illustrator to create graphics for print or the web. After learning the major Illustrator features and tools, it will allow you to use Illustrator creatively to make logos, plans or maps. The course also covers how to create flyers, posters or www graphics.

Scheduled courses in Sheffield and Chesterfield or a bespoke course tailored to the requirements of your organisation.

Adobe Illustrator Introduction - What will I cover?


By the end of the course, using practical hands-on tuition, you will have an understanding of the following features and techniques:

  1. The Illustrator interface – Creating, saving and navigating documents, understand the work area.
  2. Setting up – Understand how to set up your document for print or screen and use guides.
  3. Tool Box & Panels – Learn how to organise the work area and manipulate panels.
  4. Paths – Learn about paths and how to manipulate them to create vector shapes.
  5. Typography – Learn how to work and manipulate type and add special features.
  6. Colour – How to use the swatches palette and how to apply colours to objects. Learn about the stroke, fill and gradient modes.
  7. Graphic Styles – Using libraries and manipulating instances of the library contents.
  8. Transforming Objects – Learn how to scale and transform objects in Illustrator.
  9. Manipulating Paths – Learn how to control multiple objects in Illustrator.
  10. Transparency – Learn how to colourise images and add transparency.
  11. Layers – Using layers to manipulate objects and protect your work.
  12. Live Effects – Learn how to use live effects on objects.
  13. Exporting – Export a PDF for the web or for print, creating other file formats for working with page design programs.
  14. Further techniques – Keyboard shortcuts, file formats, Q and A

The above outlines are intended as a guide only, topics may not be covered in this order. Actual course content can be tailored to suit client's needs.

Please contact us for charges and further details on either bespoke or scheduled courses.