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Adobe Illustrator CC Essentials Introduction 1 Day - London

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction

Duration:

1
Day
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£275 + vat

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.

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.

  • Illustrator Introduction 1 Day

    Course Details

    This 1-day Essentials course helps you learn about the tools and features available in Adobe Illustrator CC. 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.

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  • Full 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
  • Location Details

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

    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.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm 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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  • Illustrator Introduction 1 Day - Upcoming London Course Dates

    10 Sep - 10 Sep £275 + vat
    01 Oct - 01 Oct £275 + vat
    29 Oct - 29 Oct £275 + vat
    19 Nov - 19 Nov £275 + vat
    10 Dec - 10 Dec £275 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "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

    "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

    "The Illustrator course was well-organised, well-paced, informative, and I learned many new features and ways to use the software for potential real-world applications."

    Megan Wolf, Makro, Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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, small class 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 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