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Bespoke Adobe Illustrator CS5 - 1 Day Introduction training

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Learn the basics of Illustrator with our bespoke introduction which 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.

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  • Private Training
  • Bespoke Course Content
  • Date(s) arranged to suit
  • Onsite courses available

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Adobe Illustrator CS5 training is offered at the London, Manchester and Glasgow centres or onsite at your offices.

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Version: Adobe Illustrator CS5
Level: Introduction
Duration: 1 Day (10am-5pm)
Computer: Windows & Mac

Bespoke Illustrator CS5 - 1 Day Introduction Overview

Illustrator Logo and Introduction Course Delegates

Adobe Illustrator CS5 is the latest version of Adobe's industry standard vector-based illustrating tool and with the likely demise of Freehand it looks set to retain its crown for some time. It is used by graphic designers throughout the world to create a vast variety of different media including illustrations, package designs, leaflets & flyers, web graphics & animations, notice boards, billboards, and many other graphic objects. Mastering the basics then means you'll be able to produce an almost endless scope of graphic designs.

Adobe Illustrator CS5 adds some great new features that beginners can start using straight away such as Control palette, Adobe Bridge, Live Trace and expanded export options.

By the end of this 1 day course for beginners, you will have learnt about the key Adobe Illustrator CS5 features and tools that you need to begin designing attractive graphic designs and art work.

(This course is also available as a 2 day course which provides sufficient time to cover the features in a more complete manner and allows more time for experimenting and creating completed designs.)


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.

 

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

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

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Bespoke Illustrator CS5 - 1 Day Introduction 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.

Essential Illustrator Concepts
  • Overview of Programme Capabilities
  • What are Vector Graphics?
Creating a document
  • Colour Space RGB & CMYK
  • Resolution
  • Pasteboard
  • Multiple Artboards
  • Tabbed open documents
The Illustrator Interface
  • The Tool Bar (including Key Shortcuts)
  • Using the Control Panel
  • Intro to Panels
  • View Options
  • Basic Shortcuts
  • Basic Navigation
  • Preview/Outline Options
  • Preferences
Guides
  • Rulers
  • Creating Guides
  • Hiding/Showing Guides
  • Locking/Unlocking Guides
  • Making/Releasing Guides
  • Smart Guides -Grids
  • Snap-to Features
Panel and Workspaces
  • In-Depth Functions
  • Customising
  • Saving a Workspace
  • The Options Button
Creating Objects
  • Exploring Object Options
  • Shortcuts
  • The Bounding Box
  • Altering Objects
Creating Lines, Segments, Spirals & Grids
  • Exploring Object Options
  • Shortcuts
Moving, Duplicating & Groups
  • Moving & Copying
  • Transform Again
  • Multiple Copies
  • Duplicating Shortcuts
  • Group/Ungrouping
Object Hierarchy
  • Send to Back/Send to Front
  • Send Backward/Send Forward
  • Shortcuts
  • Intro to Layers and Sub Layers
Transformations
  • The Reference Point
  • Scaling
  • Rotating
  • Shearing
  • Reflecting
  • Shortcuts
  • Free Transform Tool (for Perspective)
  • Transform Each
Selection Tools
  • Exploring the difference between the two
  • Methods of Selection
  • The Bounding Box
  • Editing Objects with the Direct Selection Tool
  • Selecting Objects within Groups
  • Undo/Redo
  • Multiple Undo/Redo
Open Paths
  • Joining Points
  • Averaging Points
Working with Colour
  • Fill & Stroke Tool overview
  • Shortcuts
  • Colour Panel Overview (for Custom Colour)
  • Swatches Panel Overview (for Saved Colour)
  • Creating and Saving Colours
  • Editing Colours
  • Global Colours
  • Pantone and Spot Colours
  • Creating Swatch Groups and Libraries
  • Using Libraries
  • Adobe Swatch Exchange
Gradients - The Gradient Panel
  • Creating Gradients
  • Editing Gradients
  • The Gradient Tool
  • Working with Gradient Libraries
  • New Gradient Features
Patterns
  • Working with Patterns
  • Creating Patterns
  • Editing Patterns
  • Working with Patterns Libraries
Strokes and Paths
  • The Strokes Panel
  • Corners and Caps
  • Alignment
  • Custom Dash Options
  • Outlining Paths
  • Offsetting Paths
  • Using Borders (through Brushes)
Basic Text Editing
  • Creating Point Text
  • Creating Area Text
  • Text Formatting
  • Area Type Options
  • Creating Text Threads
  • Using the Glyphs panel
  • Checking spelling
  • Using the Change Case function
  • Convert Text to Outlines
  • Style Sheets
  • Text on a Path
Working with Images
  • Placing images
  • Image Masks
  • Making/Releasing Masks
  • Using the Links panel
  • The Edit Original workflow
  • Live Trace
  • Rasterizing artwork
Working with Layers
  • Overview, Purpose and Function
  • Looking at Layered Files
  • Working with layers
  • Layers and object hierarchy
  • Sub Layers
  • The Layers Panel Explained
  • Creating Layers
  • Duplicating Layers
  • Layer Groups
  • Layer Shortcuts
The Pen Tool
  • Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool
  • Mastering the Pen Tool
  • Editing Paths
  • Editing Anchor Points
  • Direct Selection Tool Shortcuts
  • Shortcuts for Related Tools
  • Pencil & Eraser Tools
The Align Panel
  • Aligning objects
  • Distributing objects
Pathfinder
  • Combining Objects etc
  • Shape Modes
  • Pathfinder Modes
  • Using Align & Pathfinder Together
Compound Paths
  • Making Compound Paths
  • Releasing Compound Paths
  • Do’s and Dont’s of Compound Paths
Brushes
  • Overview of How Brushes Work
  • Working with Brushes
  • Using Brush Libraries
  • Brush types
Transparency & Blends
  • The Transparency Panel
  • Blend Options
Symbols
  • Working with Symbols
  • Using Symbol Libraries
  • Editing Symbols
  • Creating Symbols
  • Symbol Sprayer Tool
Graphic Styles
  • Overview of Graphic Styles
  • Using Graphic Style Libraries
Filters
  • Overview of Filters
  • Drop Shadow
  • Feathering
  • Warping
  • Other Filters
Saving and Printing
  • Saving in Illustrator
  • Printing in Illustrator
  • Exporting in Illustrator
  • PDF options
  • Setting up page tiling
  • Using the Crop Area tool

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

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

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What's Included

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

  • Tailored course content arranged around your requirements
  • Flexible dates to suit your desired timeframe
  • Course location either at our training centres or onsite at your premises.
  • Adobe Certified Instructor to ensure quality tuition.
  • All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems (not onsite)
  • Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
  • 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
  • Adobe Authorised training 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 (not onsite)
  • Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits (not onsite)

Normal daily course times run between 10am and 5pm however we can offer flexibility for this bespoke course should your time requirements vary.

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.

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

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

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Training Location Options

This course is offered for your convenience either at one of our bespoke training centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow or onsite at your offices anywhere in the UK. Just let us know what would work best for you or your team.

The location details of our bespoke training centres are shown below:

LONDON
5 St John’s Lane
Clerkenwell
London
EC1M 4BH

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.

MANCHESTER
Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP

Piccadilly House is located in central Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

GLASGOW
Centrum Business Centre
38 Queen Street
Glasgow
G1 3DX

The Queen Street training centre is located in central Glasgow within easy walking distance of the 3 local train options of Central Station, Queen Street and Argyle Street offering excellent transport connections.


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

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

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

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Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

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

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Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

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

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Testimonials

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

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

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

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

Had an absolutely fantastic tutor and session - covered everything I asked and didn't know to ask!! So happy with the aftercare support as well and would love the opportunity for another relevant course in future.

Emily Theodore, Catersales, Illustrator - 1 Day Advanced

Hugely helpful and really appreciated the amount of tailoring and personalisation of the content of the course to what I would be doing in my role. Will definitely recommend.

Emily Radforth, Octopus Healthcare, Adobe Illustrator - One Day Introduction

Very well presented course, delivered at the right pace for for both beginners and those with a bit more knowledge. I feel much more confident to use this product now.

Michael Knight, Offshore Marine Safety, Adobe Illustrator - Two Day Introduction

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

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

Bespoke Training Prices

The regular course pricing is indicated below for a range of delegate numbers. Additional costs may apply for onsite training and specialist requirements. Prices exclude vat.

  • 1 delegate: £495
  • 2 delegates: £595
  • 3 delegates: £645
  • 4 delegates: £695
  • 5 delegates: £745
  • 6 delegates: £795
  • 7 delegates: £845
  • 8 delegates: £895
Book this training course

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

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