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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Getting Started Aberdeen

  • Price £295.00
  • Duration 1 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


Our Illustrator training courses will help you learn to make the most of this great package, and have you up and running with Illustrator in no time at all.

The Illustrator Getting Started course is the aimed at those with little or no experience using Illustrator, so if you are looking to get up to speed quickly this is a good place to start. Taught by our Adobe Certified Instructors with many years experience using Illustrator, you will learn best practice right from the start and a wealth of new techniques.


The Illustrator classes are suitable for anybody who wants to get to grips with Illustrator but has no previous experience. If you already have experience using Illustrator you might want to consider our Advanced Illustrator Training Course.

Before attending this course you should be comfortable using a computer to perform basic functions such as copy and paste, and opening applications and files. You should also be comfortable using the internet, for example for browsing and interacting with websites.


Upon completion of this course you will:
•Understand the difference between vector and raster images
•Be able to create artwork in Illustrator such as logos, technical drawings, typography and illustrations.
•Know how to customise the Illustrator interface to improve efficiency and work better
•Feel comfortable using Illustrator's tools to create shapes, lines, bezier curves (we'll explain these too) and more.
•Understand and be able to organise your layers, artboards, templates, etc..
•Apply colours, gradients and a wide range of effects to your illustrations
•Save your illustrations for reuse in both print and web using formats such as ai, pdf, svg and more.

Course Content

The following core modules are covered in this course:

Illustrator overview
•What are vectors
•What are Bézier curves
•The pen tools

Creating shapes
•The pen tool
•Primitive shapes
•Adding/deleting anchor points
•Creating Bézier curves
•Combining shapes
•Creating outlines from text
•The shape builder tool
•The blend tool

Editing shapes
•Adjusting existing shapes
•Cutting paths
•Combining paths and shapes
•Erasing paths and shapes

Organising your work
•Custom artboards
•Layer properties
•Group Isolation mode

•Choosing a colour
•Using swatches
•Saving your swatches
•Spot colours
•Process colours
•Global colours

Stroke and fill
•Creating strokes
•Creating fill
•Applying colour to strokes and fills

Transforming shapes
•Moving, rotating
•Reflecting, Shearing
•Step and repeat
•Transform again

•Distort & Transform
•Organising your effects

•Adding text
•Text within a a shape
•Text on a shape
•Controlling text
•Creating outlines from text

Saving and Exporting
•Saving options
•Exporting options
•Exporting to pdf
•Other export formats
•Using Illustrator with other applications

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Phone01423 534 630