Adobe Illustrator Training - intermediate

Two day beginners and intermediate Adobe Illustrator training course.

One to one or small group custom Adobe Illustrator training course In Birmingham and Midlands and around the UK. Learn the basics of illustration and design with this 2 day Adobe Illustrator course, then move on to intermediate Adobe Illustrator training and creating your own designs and artwork.

 

Day one is an introduction to Adobe Illustrator and the tools and techniques used to create simple artwork and designs.

Day two of this Adobe Illustrator course will include a more detailed look at certain tools and techniques, as well as creating more complex artwork and designs.

The course can be customised and will normally be based around working with some of your own designs.

 

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Adobe Illustrator training summary

Adobe Illustrator course duration: 2 days
Level: Beginners and intermediate
Software: Illustrator CS5, Illustrator CS6, Illustrator CC versions
Numbers: One to one or small groups of up to 4 trainees
Trainees in a group should have the same skill level and the same requirements.
Locations:
At client's office or home in Birmingham and Midlands areas and around the UK.

Adobe Illustrator course requirements:
You should have good computer skills.
Some previous knowledge of design software would be helpful, but not essential.

 

Adobe Illustrator training - 2 day course outline

 

Day 1 - Adobe Illustrator beginners introduction

An introduction to Adobe Illustrator and the tools and techniques used to create simple artwork and designs.

Creating a new Illustrator document
Starting a new document
Viewing the document and working in artwork or preview modes
Grids, guides, and other features to help you accurately position objects
Adding and using guidelines - locking and unlocking, positioning accurately

Illustrator workspace
Floating palettes
Opening, shrinking and expanding to see extra options
Hiding palettes

Zooming in and out
Zoom tool, keyboard shortcuts, menu

Moving around the document

Selection tools & basic shapes
Selection Tools - Selection - Direct Selection - Group Selection

Shape tools
Creating shapes (rectangle, ellipse, star or polygon)
Specify shape dimensions

Set a fill colour for an object
Set stroke colour and stroke weight

Drawing with the pencil and paintbrush tools

Modifying shapes and selected objects
Shape Modifying (transform, rotate, scale, shear)
Duplicating selected objects
Grouping selected objects
Locking objects
Align objects
Using the Transform Palette to resize objects and re-position objects

Custom shapes
Using the pen tools to create custom shapes and modify shapes
Use pathfinder to modify shapes
Compound shapes (e.g. a hollow ring)

Colours
Picking RGB, CMYK & Pantone colours
Using the eyedropper
Gradients and blends
Saving and modifying colours

Pictures and graphics
Placing photographs and other artwork into Illustrator
Choosing whether to link or embed image files
Checking linked images with the Links palette
Tracing the outlines of scanned artwork or photograph

Text & typography
Text Tools
Create type on the page
Set type colour
Flowing type between two text frames
Basic typography (Leading, Kerning, Tracking, etc.)

Layers
Using Layers to organise images, graphics and text
Creating, deleting, and changing stacking order
Visibility and locking layers
Moving selected objects between layers

Saving Files
Saving a document and organising files
Exporting artwork for use in other applications

 

 

Day 2 - Adobe Illustrator intermediate / custom

Day two of this Adobe Illustrator course will include a more detailed look at certain tools and techniques, as well as creating more complex artwork and designs. The course can be customised and will normally be based around working with some of your own designs.

Paths and Shapes
Use the knife & scissors tools to slice a path or an object in two
More work with the pen tools to create complex custom shapes
Modifying paths - including:
Joining open ended paths
Pathfinder filters
Compound paths

Use the Info Palette, Control Palette & Transform Palette to accurately move & resize objects
Using align and distribute

Use Effects and Filters to modify objects and shapes
Using the Appearance Palette and Expand settings

Copying attributes from object to another
Using Graphic Styles - to repeat object style on another object

Clipping Masks - using an Illustrator path to mask an image or other artwork
Creating textures and patterns

Type and Typography
Typography settings - using the Character palette and Paragraph palette to format type
Tabs - hanging indents & tabbed lists

Threading text between boxes and frames
Changing text threading

Create type which follows the shape of a path
Type on path options
Wrapping text around objects

Convert type into outlines which can be filled or manipulated like any shape
Use Envelope Distort to distort text shape

Colours and Shading
Gradients and blends
Using the gradient mesh tool to create complex shading
Modifying image colours

Various
Using transparency and masking options
Creating and editing basic graphs

Using the brushes - editing the brush settings
Creating brushes

Creating designs with photographs, artwork, and text
Working with artwork, illustrations and designs of your own choice

Saving and exporting artwork as different file types for print or web use
Saving PDFs

 

 

 

It may be possible to include some other Illustrator topics in the 2 day course if required. Please ask if you want to cover something specific which is not listed. If you have specific artwork which you want to produce, let us have a sample.

 

A one day Adobe Illustrator beginners course is also available

If you already know some of the the basics, ask about a one day intermediate / custom Adobe Illustrator course, which can be based on the beginners / intermediate course outline above.

 

Adobe Illustrator training is available onsite (at your home or office) in Birmingham and Midlands areas, including Solihull, Redditch, Bromsgrove and Worcester. Adobe Illustrator training can be be arranged with trainers around the UK including Manchester, Yorkshire, Bristol and other areas.

 

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