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XChange Training Location Birmingham

Use AI to create stunning Digital illustrations User Interfaces 3D printing designs Motion graphics Branded designs

Adobe Illustrator CC Introduction 2 Days - Birmingham

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction to Intermediate

Duration:

2
Days
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£495 + vat

Learn the fundamentals of Illustrator as we guide you through this comprehensive introduction to the leading graphic-design program. Get up to speed as you learn how create, edit, and export crisp vector graphics. The perfect starting point for anyone interested in creative visuals.

After we give you a complete tour of the Illustrator environment, we will show you how to create and export your own artwork. You will also learn useful vector-drawing concepts such as Bézier curves, paths, and anchor points. Pick up the tips you need to get started in the exciting world of digital graphics.

Learn the fundamentals of Illustrator as we guide you through this comprehensive introduction to the leading graphic-design program. Get up to speed as you learn how create, edit, and export crisp vector graphics. The perfect starting point for anyone interested in creative visuals.

After we give you a complete tour of the Illustrator environment, we will show you how to create and export your own artwork. You will also learn useful vector-drawing concepts such as Bézier curves, paths, and anchor points. Pick up the tips you need to get started in the exciting world of digital graphics.

  • Illustrator Introduction 2 Days

    Course Details

    This 2-day Introduction 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
    • Apply gradients and patterns
    • Edit paths and anchor points
    • Set attributes in the Appearance panel
    • 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 gain a comprehensive understanding in 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.

    Core Illustrator Concepts
    • What are Vector Graphics?
    • Creating a Custom Workspace
    • Fill and Stroke Attributes
    • Document Settings
    The Interface
    • Exploring panels and workspaces
    • Using the Control Panel
    • Navigation
    • Smart Guides
    • Preview Options
    • Grids and Guides
    • The Bounding Box
    • Panels
    • Libraries
    Illustrator Colour Tools
    • Defining swatches
    • Working with gradients
    • Working with patterns
    • Using the Colour Guides
    • Live Colour
    • Finding colours with Kuler
    Drawing and Selection Essentials
    • Draw Paths with the Pen Tool
    • Shape Tools
    • The Selection Tools
    • Methods of Selection
    • Shapes
    • Duplicate Objects
    • Mastering the Pen Tool
    • The Pencil tool
    Editing Paths
    • Editing Anchor Points
    • Compound Shapes
    • Pathfinder Options
    • Path Options
    Appearances
    • The Appearance Panel
    • Object Attributes
    • Multiple attributes
    • Applying Live Effects
    • Appearance Panel settings
    Working with Groups and Layers
    • Defining groups
    • Editing groups
    • Working with layers
    • Layers and object hierarchy
    Object Transformation and Positioning
    • Moving and copying objects
    • Rotating and scaling objects
    • Reflecting and skewing objects
    • Using the Transform panel
    Brushes
    • Creating a calligraphic brush
    • Creating an art brush
    • Creating a pattern brush
    Using Symbols
    • Defining and editing symbols
    • Editing symbols
    Applying Filters and Live Effects
    • Minding your resolution settings
    • Transforming Effects
    • Using the Warp effect
    Basic Text Editing
    • Creating Point Text
    • Creating Area Text
    • Text Formatting
    • Creating Text Threads
    • Text on a Path
    • Using the Glyphs panel
    Creating Blends
    • Creating a basic blend
    • Using a blend to create an airbrush effect
    • Working with Images
    Placing images
    • Using the Links panel
    • The Edit Original workflow
    • Live Trace
    • Rasterising artwork
    Specialised Tasks
    • Creating graphs
    • Using Gradient Mesh
    • Using Envelope Warps
    • The Liquify Distortion tools
    Illustrator Output
    • Saving your Illustrator document
    • Printing your Illustrator document
    • Using the Crop Area tool
    • Setting up page tiling
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the Birmingham training centre located at:

    Groundworks Building
    5 Scotland Street
    Birmingham
    B1 2RR


    The training centre is conveniently located a short walk from Central Birmingham and Birmingham New Street Station and is located near the Barclaycard Arena with excellent links to public transport.

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

    XChange Training Location Birmingham

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  • Illustrator Introduction 2 Days - Upcoming Birmingham Course Dates

    13 Sep - 14 Sep £495 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "Very relaxed atmosphere & friendly atmosphere. Trainer very informative, knowledgable and willing to help with any questions or difficulties. Offices in a good central location. An enjoyable and informative course."

    Kerry Duguid, Plant Integrity Mgmt., Illustrator - Two 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

    "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

    "The trainer was fantastic, we covered a lot of material but at a pace we could all keep up. He really tailored the course to our company's specific needs and was really helpful when we asked loads of questions!"

    Charlotte Mew, TPP, Bespoke InDesign and Illustrator 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

    "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 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

    "Excellent, as always! Great teaching methods, fun and interesting, easy to follow. Always a great experience!"

    Richard Littler, Brother, Illustrator - One Day Intermediate

    "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

    "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