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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Essentials Introduction 1 Day - London

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Learn the basics of the leading vector-graphics program. Our introduction will show you how to combine shapes with type to make simple logos ready for the web and for print, and is an essential starting point for anyone interested in graphic design.

After we guide you through the essentials of controlling the Illustrator environment, we will show you how to create simple logos, draw and trace objects, and export the results for the web and for print. This course is a great first step toward becoming a digital artist.

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Price: £275.00 ex VAT
Version: Adobe Illustrator CS6
Level: Introduction
Duration: 1 Day (10am - 5pm)
Location: Central London
Computer: Windows & Mac
Next Dates: 30 Jun
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Illustrator Essentials Introduction 1 Day Overview

Illustrator Logo and essentials course participants

This 1-day Essentials course helps you learn about the tools and features available in Adobe Illustrator CS6. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes graphical design to a new level. You will learn how to create and manipulate shapes and curves, combining them with text to produce simple logos ready for the web and for print. Together, we will work with colours, gradients, layers, fonts, and photos to create eye-catching illustrations and text effects.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Navigate the Illustrator environment
  • Draw and understand Bézier curves, the root of drawing in Illustrator
  • Create a logo using simple shapes
  • Measure objects and place them with precision
  • Trace and colour your hand-drawn artwork with Live Trace, Live Paint, and Live Colour
  • Export illustrations for web and for print

Our goal is for you to understand the basics of creating and manipulating shapes and text.


Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites

This course is intended for graphic designers and textile/fashion designers, and anyone else who has visual-design responsibilities.

You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

 

Illustrator CS6 Essentials 1 Day

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 30 Jun
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Illustrator CS6 Essentials 1 Day Course Outline

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

Creating basic Documents
  • Explore the pre built Document Profiles
  • Shortcuts to navigate the Artboard effectively
  • Work in a Custom Workspace
Drawing in Illustrator
  • Use the Pen tool for straight lines
  • Add, delete or adjust points along a path
  • Understand how Bezier Curves work, learn to draw and edit these Curves
  • Freeform drawing and editing with this powerful tool
  • Create Logos using simple Shapes
  • Using Live Trace to transform your hand drawn sketches into vector artwork that can be further adjusted
  • Modifying Objects
Lasso select and the other goodies in the Select Menu
  • Transform objects with scale, shear, rotate & reflect tool
  • Be precise using Smart Guides, Grids & Guidelines
  • Align, Group & Duplicate to achieve better results
  • Layers palette: Hide & Lock Objects
  • Intro to Isolation Mode for effective editing
  • Working with Colours in Illustrator
Difference between Swatches and Colour palette
  • Applying colour to Stroke and/or Fill
  • Adjusting Stroke with the Stroke palette
  • Live Colour for perfect Complementary / Analogous colours
  • Live Paint as an easy way to colour artwork
  • Introducing Gradients & Patterns
Text copy in Illustrator
  • Point, Area and Type on a path
  • Import Body Type & fix Spelling Errors
  • Find and Replace Text or Insert Typographic Characters
  • Create Text Outlines to design your own fancy headlines
Outputting your Artwork
  • Defining cropping area
  • Saving your artwork in vector formats
  • Save for Web & Devices

Illustrator CS6 Essentials 1 Day

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 30 Jun
  • 10 Jul
  • 21 Jul
  • 11 Aug
  • 21 Aug
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  • 22 Sep
  • 02 Oct
  • 13 Oct
  • 03 Nov
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  • 15 Dec
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What's Included

The following are provided for your best experience on this course:

  • All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems
  • Small class size (limited to a maximum of 4-8 attendees on all sessions)
  • Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
  • 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
  • Official Adobe Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
  • Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Greggs
  • Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits
  • Pads and pens

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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Further details on benefits included with this Adobe Illustrator CS6 course:

We are an Adobe Authorised Training Centre and our trainers are Adobe Certified Instructors with years of experience teaching Illustrator. Get the Vector graphic skills you need with our experienced Illustrator professionals.

Included with our Illustrator courses is the Brilliant Illustrator book provided for free to use as a post course reference resource. This is a full 300+ page manual to supplement the content covered during the course.

Included with your course booking for all delegates on this course is 6 months free support so if you run into problems or need assistance relating to anything covered during your course we would be happy to assist you during this time.

After your Adobe class with XChange Training you will receive our official Adobe Authorised Training Certificate as a record of your successful completion of the Adobe Certified Illustrator course.

Delegates attending scheduled or bespoke courses at our training centres will receive lunch and plentiful refreshments including tea, coffee and hot chocolate for each day of the course.

Illustrator CS6 Essentials 1 Day

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 30 Jun
  • 10 Jul
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  • 21 Aug
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  • 22 Sep
  • 02 Oct
  • 13 Oct
  • 03 Nov
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  • 15 Dec
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Training Location

This course is provided at the XChange Training main London training centre based at:

5 St John’s Lane
Clerkenwell
London
EC1M 4BH


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St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.

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Illustrator CS6 Essentials 1 Day

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Illustrator CS6 Essentials 1 Day

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 30 Jun
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  • 21 Aug
  • 08 Sep
  • 22 Sep
  • 02 Oct
  • 13 Oct
  • 03 Nov
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  • 15 Dec
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Illustrator CS6 Essentials 1 Day

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 30 Jun
  • 10 Jul
  • 21 Jul
  • 11 Aug
  • 21 Aug
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  • 22 Sep
  • 02 Oct
  • 13 Oct
  • 03 Nov
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  • 15 Dec
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Illustrator CS6 Essentials 1 Day

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 30 Jun
  • 10 Jul
  • 21 Jul
  • 11 Aug
  • 21 Aug
  • 08 Sep
  • 22 Sep
  • 02 Oct
  • 13 Oct
  • 03 Nov
  • 13 Nov
  • 24 Nov
  • 15 Dec
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This is my third class, they have all been excellent. Earning my Adobe Illustrator qualification with you has made a big difference in my job hunting. Thank you.

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Testimonials

This is my third class, they have all been excellent. Earning my Adobe Illustrator qualification with you has made a big difference in my job hunting. Thank you.

Velo Mitrovich, Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction

I am very pleased with the course and its contents. I feel it will generally enhance my abilities to undertake tasks which previously I would not be confident with. Highly recommended and would have no hesitation in suggesting the course to anyone with a professional interest in graphics.

David Sparkes, Brady, Illustrator - 2 Day Introduction

Very accommodating environment, friendly staff, excellent instructor and added extra benefits from the course i.e food vouchers, resource books and contact information.

Abbie Hulson, 2 Day Illustrator Advanced

An excellent course and a very informative couple of days, I feel much more confident in using Illustrator following this great course, thank you.

Keith Baker, Current Medicine Group, Illustrator - 2 Day Advanced

Knowledgable, very small class (2!) so almost one to one training and made it easy to ask questions and get feedback within the time limit. Friendly people, plenty of tea, coffee etc, comfortable surroundings.

Claire Huntley, Ryman, Adobe Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction

The training was very useful and there were two of us in the class so we had a lot of 1-on-1 training which was great. Relaxed but a focused atmosphere.

Clare McCarthy, Charles Tyrwhitt, Illustrator - 2 Day Advanced

A great session, covering some fantastic tools and knowledge about the product. The trainer was excellent, and was great at tailoring the course to my specific needs, and explained and demonstrated things in a well executed manner - thank you so much!

Lauren Orange, The Freeston Academy, Adobe Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction

I found this course to be extremely helpful. I now feel like I have a lot more confidence using the software and have a much better knowledge.

Abi Griffin, 2 Day Illustrator Advanced

Highly enjoyable session - having had no previous experience with Illustrator it proved very easy to pick things up under guidance. Thank you XChange!

William McPhail, Sothebys, Illustrator - 2 Day Introduction

The trainer was very good indeed. We got a lot out of the experience and will book again for more training in the future.

Neil Cleverley, TTS Group, Illustrator - 2 Day Migration

Illustrator CS6 Essentials 1 Day

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 30 Jun
  • 10 Jul
  • 21 Jul
  • 11 Aug
  • 21 Aug
  • 08 Sep
  • 22 Sep
  • 02 Oct
  • 13 Oct
  • 03 Nov
  • 13 Nov
  • 24 Nov
  • 15 Dec
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This is my third class, they have all been excellent. Earning my Adobe Illustrator qualification with you has made a big difference in my job hunting. Thank you.

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