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Adobe Illustrator Introduction

Location London
Price ex. VAT 496 GBP
Start Date 30 April 2019

About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code QAILINTC
Duration 1 Day

This introductory course covers some of the basic and more commonly used features of Adobe Illustrator, so that delegates can navigate the software and use Illustrator's tools to create and work with vector graphics.

Prerequisites

Delegates do not need any experience of using Adobe Illustrator as all required skills will be covered during the course. All delegates should have basic computer skills and know how to launch applications, navigate their computer and have good keyboard and mouse skills.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Create vector artwork using Illustrator
  • Format paths using fills and colour
  • Understand and use the Pen Tool
  • Add type to designs
  • Manage artwork using layers
  • Output graphics in different file formats

Outline

Module 1: Introducing Adobe Illustrator

  • The Illustrator interface
  • Zooming and navigating

Module 2: Illustrator basics

  • Vector and raster graphics
  • Creating documents
  • Working with artboards

Module 3: Basic shapes

  • Understanding Illustrator terminology
  • Drawing and modifying simple lines, shapes and paths

Module 4: Formatting paths

  • Working with colour
  • Applying fills and strokes

Module 5: The Pen Tool

  • Creating simple line paths
  • Creating curved paths
  • Combining straight and curved paths
  • Modifying paths

Module 6: Working with text

  • The Type tools
  • Formatting type

Module 7: Using layers

  • Working with layers
  • Managing layers

Module 8: Outputting from Illustrator

  • Outputting from Illustrator
  • Adobe Swatch Exchange
  • Exporting artwork from Illustrator

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