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Illustrator Training Course | Illustrator Courses in London

Learn Illustrator from Illustrator graphic designers in classroom based training course in London

Upcoming Illustrator Classes:

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10:00 - 17:00 Sun 02 Jan 2022 4 £950.00 Reserve your place
10:00 - 17:00 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 17 Jan 2022 4 £950.00 Reserve your place
10:00 - 17:00 Sun 30 Jan 2022 4 £950.00 Reserve your place
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10:00 - 17:00 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 28 Feb 2022 4 £950.00 Reserve your place
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  • eNotes included
  • Hands on training
  • Free online support after course

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Illustrator course overview

This course explains how to create modern graphic designs for print using Adobe Illustrator. After completing this course you would be able to create designs in Illustrator yourself.
The complete course is hands-on based. Few practical Illustrator projects at the end of the course will ensure that you can create designs for print.

Goal oriented approach

The aim of this course is to teach Adobe Illustrator from beginner to advanced level and also create projects for your portfolio. If you have a project or an idea that you wanted to create using Adobe Illustrator then present that idea during the course and our trainers will help you to work on your own project.

Adobe ACA Qualification

This course also prepare you for Adobe ACA certification in Illustrator.

Learn from Illustrator graphic designers

DotPeak’s consultants have been creating Illustrator based designs for different businesses. Those consultants write and teach our Illustrator training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

Who is this Illustrator training for?

This course is for you if you are interested in creating designs using Illustrator.
Our training courses are classroom based, instructor-led and help you learn advanced Adobe Illustrator techniques.

Requirements for Illustrator training

This course is for complete beginners but some previous experience of any graphic design software would be helpful.

Course contents

Part 1. Introduction

Introduction to Illustrator

  • Vector vs. Bitmap
  • Configuring the Workspace
  • Creating a New Document
  • Artboard Arrangements
  • Simple Shortcuts to Work Efficiently

Drawing with Illustrator

  • Shape Tools
  • Line Tool
  • Pen Tool and its Shortcuts
  • Adding / Removing / Editing points with Pen Tool
  • Bézier Curves
  • Transforming Tools
  • Basic Blends
  • What are Symbols?
  • Spraying Symbols

Colours in Illustrator

  • Colour Palette and Swatches
  • Stroke and Fill
  • Modifying Stoke Attributes
  • Gradients and Patterns

Altering Objects

  • Using Selection, Direct Selection, Magic Wand and Lasso Tool
  • Smart Guides to the Rescue
  • Using Grids and Guideline
  • Aligning Objects
  • Grouping and Duplicating
  • Twirl, Bloat and other Warp Tools
  • Understanding Layers
  • Hiding and Locking Layers
  • Using Isolation Mode
  • Compound Paths
  • Clipping Masks
  • Importing Images
  • Converting Bitmap into Vector

Text with Illustrator

  • Adding Point and Area Type
  • Spell Checking
  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • Creating Type Outlines
  • Warping Text

Saving your Artwork

  • File types
  • Defining a Crop Area
  • Saving for Web and Devices
  • Saving in Vector Format
  • Saving as PDF
  • Simulating Multiple Pages
  • Exporting to Photoshop
  • Release to Layers
  • Exporting for Adobe Flash

Part 2. Advanced Techniques

More Advanced Drawing with Illustrator

  • Using Compound Paths
  • Expand Appearance
  • Attributes
  • Outline Strokes
  • Using Styles
  • Shape Builder
  • The Width Tool
  • Using Perspective Grids
  • Creating Custom Brushes
  • Creating Calligraphy, Scatter, Pattern, Art and Bristle Brushes

Altering Artworks

  • Envelope Distort
  • More about Clipping Masks
  • Using Live Paint
  • Transparency and Opacity Masks
  • Drop Shadows and Outer Glows
  • Gradient Mesh for Realistic Colouring
  • 3d Shading and Highlights to 2D Graphics
  • Filters vs. Live Effects
  • Advanced Blending Techniques
  • Generating a Colour Group
  • Using Colour Guides

Advanced Text Features

  • Creating Character and Paragraph Styles
  • Kerning
  • Baseline Shift
  • Horizontal and Vertical Scaling
  • Adding Text to Vector Paths
  • Gradients with Text
  • Using 3D to Extrude Text

Improving your Workflow

  • Using Live Colour
  • Using Smart Objects
  • Creating Templates

Adobe Certified Exam

  • Preparation
  • What to Expect
  • Pass or Fail

Projects in Adobe Illustrator

Project 1: Create a logo with Illustrator

Project 2: Draw a portrait of yourself with Illustrator

Project3: Create a t-Shirt design using Adobe Illustrator

Project 4: Create a business card design

Project5: Create a dvd, cd and album cover with Illustrator

Project 6: Create a leaflet design