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XChange Training Location Leeds

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

Adobe Illustrator CC Introduction 2 Day - Leeds

Key Course Details:


Introduction to Intermediate


- 10am to 5pm


£450 + 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 Day

    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
    • 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
    • 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 Leeds training centre located at:

    Old Broadcasting House
    148 Woodhouse Lane
    LS2 9EN

    The Old Broadcasting House is located at Leeds Metropolitan University on Woodhouse Lane which is easily accessible by car and from Leeds train station. If you are driving, the nearest car park is the Woodhouse Lane NCP multi storey which is close by.

    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 Leeds

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  • Illustrator Introduction 2 Day - Upcoming Leeds Course Dates

    Next 12 Aug - 13 Aug £450 + vat
    Next 07 Oct - 08 Oct £450 + vat
    Next 02 Dec - 03 Dec £450 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

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

    Richard Littler, Brother, Illustrator - One Day Intermediate

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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