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Illustrator 101 Rookie


This is an introductory course for designers and budding Developers new to the Illustrator environment, or those that have not had formal training.

You will produce an exciting graphic project using both the classic features and the new and improved tools in Illustrator and will leave this class with the ability to create and incorporate vector graphics for different projects.


Graphic designers, or people transitioning into a design job or taking on design responsibilities, who need to use Adobe Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements or other graphic documents. They may have little or no experience with Illustrator, although they may already use Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

Assumed Knowledge

We will assume little or no prior knowledge of Illustrator in this course but you should have a basic working knowledge of either the Windows or Mac interface as well as exposure to either Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint.


  • Draw and understand Bezier curves
  • The root of drawing in Illustrator
  • Create a logo using simple shapes
  • Accurately place and measure objects in the Illustration window
  • Trace and Colour your hand drawn artwork with Live Trace
  • Live Paint and Live Colour
  • Save illustrations for both print and web purposes

  • Course content

    The Adobe Illustrator environment
    * Create new documents for print or web
    * Manage a custom workspace
    * Navigate your document
    * Document preview modes
    * Use Grids and Guides
    * Use Smart guides

    Work with colour
    * Understand Stroke and Fill attributes
    * Use the Swatches and the Colour panels
    * Use the Stroke panel
    * Use Gradients and Patterns

    Draw in Illustrator:
    * Draw with the Line tool
    * Draw with the Pen tool
    * Pen tool shortcuts
    * Edit a drawn path
    * Understand Bézier curves
    * Use the transform tools
    * Use Symbols
    * Create a logo
    * Create Illustrations

    Images in Illustrator
    * Import images
    * Understand image links
    * Turn bitmap images into vectors

    * Understand the Selection tools
    * Use cursor based selection methods
    * Use keyboard based selection methods
    * Use Menu based selections
    * Discover tool based selection methods
    * Use Pathfinder and Shape Modes
    * Use non-destructive Shape Modes
    * Create drawings and logos
    * Use the Shape Builder tool

    Work with multiple objects
    * Group objects
    * Duplicate Commands
    * Align and Distribute objects
    * Create Compound paths
    * Create Clipping masks
    * Use the Isolation mode
    Work with layers
    * Understand layers
    * Create and delete layers
    * Hide and lock layer objects
    * Move objects to different layers
    * Discover the layer options

    Text in Illustrator
    * Add Point type
    * Add Area type
    * Add type to a vector path
    * Spell check
    * Create type outlines
    Output from Illustrator
    * Save Illustrator artwork
    * Export art in non-vector formats

Duration: 2 days
Level: Introduction
Price: £497.00

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