This introductory level training course in Illustrator addresses the basic elements that make up vector graphics – paths, strokes and fills – and examines how to use Illustrator’s powerful drawing tools, as seen in Adobe’s Creative Cloud (CC) offering.
Illustrator is a software application that lets the user ‘create logos, icons, sketches, typography and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video and mobile’ (adobe.com).
This course can be successfully completed by anyone with a standard level of ICT knowledge and skills.
Prior knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is not needed.
What is the target audience?
This course is for anyone who wants to gain a rock-solid foundation of Illustrator. Although aimed at the beginner-to-intermediate learner, it could also be useful to the many self-taught users who may have missed out on specific techniques and features.
- - Working with Documents
- - Selecting and Transforming Objects
- - Working with Colour
- - Working with Fills and Strokes
- - Working with Paths
- - Creating Shapes
- - The Pen Tool
- - Using Type in Illustrator
- - Exploring the Appearance panel
- - Working with Layers
- - Working with Images
- - Creating and Using Symbols
- - Drawing in Perspective
- - Printing, Saving and Exporting
- - Summary
ACA certification is an industry-recognised design credential that can be used to effectively validate your skills in Adobe Illustrator software. It represents the creative skills in demand today by industry and academia and reflects well when presented on a resume or college application. Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design professionals, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill expectations for visual communication. Adobe.com This exam can be completed by anyone who has completed our 2-day Illustrator introduction course.
Certificate of Completion presented to all learners who have completed our courses.
I attended the Introduction to InDesign and Illustrator courses, both of which were extremely informative and enlightening. Peter is a very responsive tutor and always makes things very easy to understand with practical examples and on-screen demonstrations. The speed of the course delivery was perfect – it was fast enough to ensure that you packed in as much as possible, but not too fast that you were struggling to understand. Peter was always very willing to slow it down to answer queries and re-explain complex parts when required. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Peter’s courses to friends or colleagues.
We provide a training manual with our Illustrator course, with exercises detailed throughout.
We provide a morning break that includes tea, coffee and light refreshments. We only provide lunch with our closed courses.
Our office in Belfast has on-street parking. Our Dublin office has a paid parking centre nearby.
We certainly do. We provide our support by either email or YouTube video tutorial. We also invite learners to call into the office if they are having issues that cannot be resolved by email or video tutorial.
At the moment the software is available via a subscription model on the Adobe Creative Cloud (CC).