Adobe Illustrator

Introduction to advanced level Adobe Illustrator course in London taught by graphic designers. Learn Illustrator, prepare for Adobe ACA exam and create practical projects for your portfolio

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Upcoming dates

There are no open public schedule dates for Adobe Illustrator course. We can offer you a private training or arrange a public course for you. Contact us here and we can make arrangements for your course.

Delivery Formats

This course can be attended face to face in an open classrooms, live online virtual classroom remotely from home or office, private one-to-one and on-site for your team at your office.

Course Outline

Adobe Illustrator course overview

Adobe Illustrator is an application widely used for its brilliance in creating professional vector graphics, Adobe Illustrator is very popular amongst Graphic Designers for that very reason. This course will guide you through from the very basics to the advanced skills you will need to be a professional.

This Illustrator course is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. A list of all upcoming public Illustrator training course is given on training dragon website. Each course is restricted to a maximum of ten delegates to ensure an excellent training experience.

Who is Adobe Illustrator training for?

This Adobe Illustrator is for everyone who would like to increase their field in graphics to vector graphics which enables you to do more than ever.

Prerequisites for Adobe Illustrator course

There are no prerequisites for this course.

What will I get?

  • Training from professional Illustrator designers:

    Training Dragon consultants have been using Illustrator for creating professional vector graphics for many years. Those consultants write and teach our Illustrator training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

  • Real-time Practice and Projects:

    Our Illustrator courses are designed to get you started in Adobe Illustrator. We work on industry related projects and tasks in this Illustrator course.

  • Course Material:

    Illustrator electronic notes are included in this course.

  • Course Completion Certificate:

    After completing this training your will receive Illustrator course completion certificate.

  • Support and Careers Advice:

    After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding Illustrator do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our trainers.

Adobe Illustrator Course Contents

Part 1. Introduction

Introduction to Illustrator

  • Vector vs. Bitmap
  • Configuring the Workspace
  • Creating a New Document
  • Artboard Arrangements
  • Simple Shortcuts to Work Efficiently

Drawing with Illustrator

  • Shape Tools
  • Line Tool
  • Pen Tool and its Shortcuts
  • Adding / Removing / Editing points with Pen Tool
  • Bézier Curves
  • Transforming Tools
  • Basic Blends
  • What are Symbols?
  • Spraying Symbols

Colours in Illustrator

  • Colour Palette and Swatches
  • Stroke and Fill
  • Modifying Stoke Attributes
  • Gradients and Patterns

Altering Objects

  • Using Selection, Direct Selection, Magic Wand and Lasso Tool
  • Smart Guides to the Rescue
  • Using Grids and Guideline
  • Aligning Objects
  • Grouping and Duplicating
  • Twirl, Bloat and other Warp Tools
  • Understanding Layers
  • Hiding and Locking Layers
  • Using Isolation Mode
  • Compound Paths
  • Clipping Masks
  • Importing Images
  • Converting Bitmap into Vector

Text with Illustrator

  • Adding Point and Area Type
  • Spell Checking
  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • Creating Type Outlines
  • Warping Text

Saving your Artwork

  • File types
  • Defining a Crop Area
  • Saving for Web and Devices
  • Saving in Vector Format
  • Saving as PDF
  • Simulating Multiple Pages
  • Exporting to Photoshop
  • Release to Layers
  • Exporting for Adobe Flash

Part 2. Advanced Techniques

More Advanced Drawing with Illustrator

  • Using Compound Paths
  • Expand Appearance
  • Attributes
  • Outline Strokes
  • Using Styles
  • Shape Builder
  • The Width Tool
  • Using Perspective Grids
  • Creating Custom Brushes
  • Creating Calligraphy, Scatter, Pattern, Art and Bristle Brushes

Altering Artworks

  • Envelope Distort
  • More about Clipping Masks
  • Using Live Paint
  • Transparency and Opacity Masks
  • Drop Shadows and Outer Glows
  • Gradient Mesh for Realistic Colouring
  • 3d Shading and Highlights to 2D Graphics
  • Filters vs. Live Effects
  • Advanced Blending Techniques
  • Generating a Colour Group
  • Using Colour Guides

Advanced Text Features

  • Creating Character and Paragraph Styles
  • Kerning
  • Baseline Shift
  • Horizontal and Vertical Scaling
  • Adding Text to Vector Paths
  • Gradients with Text
  • Using 3D to Extrude Text

Improving your Workflow

  • Using Live Colour
  • Using Smart Objects
  • Creating Templates

Adobe Certified Exam

  • Preparation
  • What to Expect
  • Pass or Fail

Projects in Adobe Illustrator

Project 1: Create a logo with Illustrator

Project 2: Create a business card design

Project 3: Drawing and tracing images using Illustrator

Project 4: Create a web banner graphic

Project 5: Create a publication cover

Project 6: Create an info graphic

This project uses a wide range of tools in Illustrator including custom charts and graphs

Project 7: Draw a portrait of yourself with Illustrator

Project 8: Create a t-Shirt design using Adobe Illustrator

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Daily schedule

The scheme below shows what a typical day at Training Dragon looks like.

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Looking for a
2-12 months


Graphic Designer career programme

Our Trainers

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many maximum people are on my course? 

To make sure that personal attention is provided to everyone in the class, we keep our classroom size very small. There are maximum 8 delegates in all our classrooms.
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