We run a variety of Illustrator Training Courses which follow either the set course outlines or course content set by you. We specialise in tailoring Illustrator courses around you then run the course onsite. The training is suitable for individuals or company groups with timings and dates to suit you.
Adobe Illustrator is used in so many ways, logo design, artwork, fashion and textile design to name but a few and our set courses are listed below. If you are looking more for a workshop or perhaps Illustrator refresher training drop us an email for an informal chat about content.
Our approach to Illustrator training is totally organic and we work with you to create a unique course blended for you and your teams. Whether you are looking to introduce someone to Illustrator for the first time, upskill a current team member or run a class for the whole team we can ensure the Illustrator Training is specific to you.
Being design orientated we provide specialist design training like the Illustrator Course for Textile Design and Illustrator Course for Fashion Designers. Both these Illustrator Courses are designed for anyone looking to enter the the world of textile and fashion design, designers already working but looking to upgrade their skills.
Our Illustrator Course for Fashion Design shows how to draw out garment spec's including garments, zips, sequins, design patterns and textures and bring them together into a digital portfolio. We show how to work with Illustrator to create and adapt patterns, work with textiles, scan patterns, work on seamless, repeat patterns. Learn how to create and adapt brushes to produce stitching, use paths for shading, light and tone and work with a myriad of Illustrator tools to produce stunning design.
Adobe Illustrator Introduction Course Duration...
This Adobe Illustrator Course runs for one day in which you will learn the tools and techniques used to get to grip with the software quickly and effectively. Having got a firm grip of the basics you the work with different types of artwork to create logo design, flyer layout, drawing over lineart and applying colour and shading to enhance current art.
Illustrator Introduction Course Content...
Meet Adobe Illustrator
Tool Panel & Tools
Working with Preferences
Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools
Adding /Removing Anchor Points
Joining / Cutting Paths
Knife /Scissors /Shape /Eraser /Smooth
Pen Drawing Techniques
Curves & Angled Corners
Adobe Illustrator Selection Tools
Direct Selection Tool
Adding to /Removing from Selections
Tips & Tricks for Sleeker Selections in Illustrator
Select & Edit Paths
Lasso Selection Tool
Add /Remove to Lasso Selection Tool
Select Menu Techniques
Adobe Illustrator Colour
Process /Spot /Global Colours /Pantones
Adding /Editing /Deleting Swatches
Adobe Illustrator Type Tool
Creating /Editing Type
Typeface Attributes /Tracking /Leading /Kerning
Type on a Path
Type Path Options
Type Area Tool
Adobe Illustrator Shapes
Elliptic, Poly, Spiral, Rectangle Tools
Reshaping / Resizing
Transform Tool /Scale /Reflect /Shear /Rotate
Shear /Scale Tool
Adobe Illustrator Layout Tools
Align & Distribute
Adobe Illustrator Images
Importing & Placing Images
Matching Image Colour
Linking /Embedding Images
Working with Links Palette
Basic Image Tracing
Adobe Illustrator AutoTrace
Using AutoTrace to map Outlines
Working with Trace Paths
Using Live Paint to recolour Artwork
Prices for the Illustrator Introduction Training Course - price is per course per day
the more persons on the course the more you benefit - ALL PRICES INC VAT
Standard rate for one person is £275.00 inc VAT
Second person £75.00 inc VAT
Understanding Print Jobs
Print to .PDF
Print to Professional Bureau
Illustrator Intermediate Training...
This Adobe Illustrator Intermediate Course hones on the skills and techniques learnt either on the Adobe Illustrator Introduction Course or real world experience. Learn how to use the path tools to create more complex and professional artwork. Discover how to make best use of smart guides for precision object placement, work with type and typography to produce logo's and area text.
Amongst other modules during your Illustrator Intermediate Course you will learn to create artwork such as 3D cubes, tubes, recolour and shade lineart, create logos, design info graphics and produce a layout using outlines, block text and masked graphics. These exercises are extremely flexible and can be substituted for ones of your choice on the course if required.
Adobe Illustrator Intermediate Course Prequistes...
This Adobe Illustrator Intermediate Course is suitable for those with prior experience of the software either from the workplace or from attending our Illustrator Introduction Course. The Illustrator Training can be run on a one to one basis or for small company groups.
Adobe Illustrator Intermediate Course Content...
Work in depth with Pen Tool
Create Complex and Custom Shapes
Work with Path Modification
Accurate Path Drawing
Additional Pen Tools
Work with Pathfinder
Create Images using Compound Paths
In this module you draw a piece of artwork ie
a shoe, bag, clothing using Pen
Create Textures, Patterns and Fills
Define and Design Patterns
Use Pattern maker
Create Flawless Repeats and Seamless Patterns
Create Organic Flowing Textures
Create Dramatic Graphic Fills
In this module use texture, fill and patterns to fill in existing pieces of art
Work with Smart Guides for Precise Positioning
Use the Select and Direct Selection Tools
Work with Illustrator Grids
Learn to create a 3D cube using the above positioning and shape tools
Colours and Shades
Use Gradients for Light and Shade
Work with Gradient Mesh
Sample and Modify Colours
Work with Colour Themes
In this module you will colour and shade a piece of manga artwork
Type and Typography
Edit Outlines using Path Tools
Work with Character & Paragraph Styles
Work with Text on a Path
Text on a Path Options
Area Type Tool
In this module you design your own unique logo
Create and Design New Brush Tips
Work with Art, Calligraphic, Pattern Brushes
Work with Jitter, Spacing, Sizing etc Options
Fit to Path and Along Stoke Options
Apply Artwork to Brushes
Use the Brush Panel
Save and Load Brush Panels
You will create a variety of organic brushes including floral, plastic, wet media and grunge
Graphics and Text
Work with Area Text
Create Various Text Wraps
This module shows how to create a
professional and informative infographic
Save for Web
Prepare one of the above pieces of work for print output.
Illustrator Intermediate Course Prices...
First Delegate £275.00 All Inc per Day
Subsequent Delegates £75.00 All Inc per Day
Our Illustrator Courses can be run in most versions including Illustrator 7, Illustrator 8, Illustrator CS and Illustrator CC. It can be combined with other Adobe Course content including Photoshop for full digital design solutions.
Illustrator Course Locations...
As well as covering Midlands, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Liverpool, York, Lincoln, Cambridge, Oxford, Norwich, Cheltenham, Coventry. We cover various regions including Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Chester, Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool, Bradford
Some of the locations for our Illustrator Introduction Training and the Illustrator Fashion Designers Course...
Gloucestershire, Cheltenham and Gloucester
Yorkshire and Leicestershire Leeds, Harrogate
Cheshire, Chester, Crewe
Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, Ely, Norwich and Lincoln
Derby and Derbyshire including Chesterfield
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Lincoln and Lincolnshire
Manchester and Lancashire
Adobe Illustrator Intermediate Training Course Location...
Midlands, The North,
Adobe Illustrator Advanced Training Course Locations...
Nottingham, Worksop, Newark and Nottinghamshire
Illustrator Introduction /Design Bespoke...
All objectives were met and I learnt much more than I expected, many things I didn't even know existed on Illustrator. Really good and engaging course that felt like fun not hard work.
Designer - VillaNova Brand
The Trainer was brilliant and enthusiastic about the software, her method of teaching kept us all engaged all day. I already knew Illustrator but learnt a lot more things to take back to the studio with me. Today was good fun and we learnt useful things to do with colour, pattern, texture, repeats and a general knowledge of what all the tools do.
Designer - Black Edition Brand
ROMO - Nottingham /London
Illustrator Introduction Training...
We really enjoyed the course and felt we covered a lot that was relevant to our work. Very much looking to put this into practice.
Very informative and interesting. The training was both friendly and easy to digest. Would recommend.
Lincs Radio FM Group
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