Using the pathfinder palette to create compound shapes
Adjusting stacking order
Exporting illustrations in different file formats
Adding Metadata to Illustrator files
Mixing swatches using the swatch palette
Saving Swatch Libraries
Loading swatch Libraries e.g. pantones, tricolour, Custom.
Adding swatches from a spot colour library
Applying colour to Illustrations
Exploring the colour palette
Creating and using spot colours
Applying colour to strokes and Fills
Modifying Stroke items
Aligning Stroke options
Using the Eyedropper tool
Locking and Unlocking Items
Using the pen tool to create paths
Using the Pencil and smooth tools
Creating Complex paths
Selecting and editing paths
Understanding Anchor Points
Editing Anchor Points
Cutting paths using the knife and Scissors
Using the area type tool
Creating type on a path
Position type on a path
Converting text to outlines
Creating a new layer
Adjusting the layer stacking order
Hiding and locking layers
Organising layer contents
Creating duplicate layers
Working with gradients
Creating a basic gradient
Preparing a document for print
Understanding print settings
Creating an exportable file
Am I Ready For This Course?
This is a beginners’ course. You don’t need previous experience with Illustrator to attend it.
So long as you have a reasonable understanding of Windows, and the ability to work with multiple windows, navigate the desktop and an understanding of computer file storage (i.e. drives, files and folders) you’ll be absolutely fine.
On The Day
We provide everything you’ll need for a busy 2 days of Illustrator training.
Our courses run from 9.30 am to roughly 4.30 pm with refreshments throughout the day and a break for lunch.
We offer a relaxed, fun learning environment and comfortable, fully air-conditioned facilities. We also have some of the nicest instructors on the planet!
Also, you’ll receive:
✔ A full-colour manual covering everything in the course. ✔ A USB stick for the course exercises to let you practise in your own time. ✔ A Certificate of Attendance.
Online Training Requirements
To attend this Adobe Illustrator course online, you will need:
✔ Illustrator on your Windows PC with a camera, speakers & microphone ✔ A stable internet connection capable of running Zoom ✔ To be a confident computer user and able to use Zoom
If you have access to a second screen, we would encourage you to use it as it improves the experience.