Dreamweaver course in north London

Introduction to Illustrator (Level 1)

Discover high quality drawing and illustration with Adobe Illustrator . You will start with an overview of Illustrator and work on lessons that will step you into a greater skill level. Explore the unique features of Adobe Illustrator, including how to create logos, professional type effects, complex airbrush effects and color control. This course is totally hands-on.

This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities, who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.Graphics professionals who need an essential understanding of vector illustrations.

The amount of material covered in class is quite vast (see outline below). It's therefore required that students are comfortable using a mouse, opening/ saving files and with the general operation of computers. While we will make every reasonable effort to help, students with insufficient skills still wanting to take this course should first consider undertaking an IT skills course so as to not slow down the rest of the class.

Course outline

Introducing Illustrator
  • Using the Welcome Screen
  • Navigating the Interface
  • Introducing Vector Based Paths
  • Working with Layers in Illustrator
  • Introducing Anchor Points
  • A Look at the Shape Tools. Creating a Circle, Star and Rectangle
  • Aligning Shapes
  • Combining Shapes
Fill, Stroke and Colour
  • Fill and Stroke
  • An Overview of the Colour Palette
  • CMYK vs. RGB
  • Creating and Saving new Colour Swatches
  • Creating a fill Patter
Creating and Formatting Type
  • Importing Text into Illustrator
  • Selecting Text for Reformatting
  • Moving Text to a New Text Container
  • Reformatting Text with the Paragraphs Pallet
  • Altering Text Font and Size
Transforming Paths
  • Introducing Path Transformations
  • Duplicating Objects
  • Moving Objects in Increments
  • Moving Paths
  • Working with Swatches
  • Grouping Paths
  • Using the Scale Tool
  • Using the Rotate Tool
  • Rotating Multiple Objects
  • Advanced Rotate Options
Using the Pen Tool
  • Drawing with the Pen Tool
  • Modifying a Path
  • Using and Editing Spline Curves
  • Using Bezier Curves
  • Using Direction Handles & Anchor Points
  • Working with the Pathfinder Palette
  • Comparing Pathfinder Behaviours
  • Joining Paths
  • Cropping, Uniting and Arranging
  • Selecting and Deselecting Paths
  • Fill Options and other pathfinder operations

Class time is 10:00 a.m.- 4:30/5:00 p.m.
Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled between 1-2 pm. We provide you with Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and other refreshments on the house. We also have a fridge and a microwave available for you to store/warm up any food you wish to bring along for your lunch.

We recommend the following courses that relate to this class: Adobe Photoshop Introduction, Adobe Flash Introduction and Adobe InDesign

Course Duration 1 Day
Dates and Prices This course is only available as individual 1:1 on a bespoke
Please call centre on 0208 443 2888 for a quote and to arrange dates
Course Times 10:00 till 16:00