Adobe Illustrator Basics

Duration: 1 Day

Objectives

This Adobe certified course is designed for anyone who needs to understand just the basics of using Adobe Illustrator. It is a great starter course to give students an overview of the software.

Pre-requisites

None other than a working knowledge of Windows or the Macintosh.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Basic concepts, overview and tools

  • Vector and Bitmap images
  • The Illustrator toolbox: paths and points selection; drawing simple shapes and selecting objects
  • Transformation tools and the Free Transform tool; Using online help

Drawing

  • The pen tool; controlling curves, manipulating anchor points
  • Using Pencil, Erase, Smooth and Brush
  • Adding and deleting anchor points

Colours and fills

  • Fills and strokes on objects and paths
  • Gradients, patterns
  • Live Paint and Live Colour

Brush effects

  • Calligraphic, art, scatter & pattern brushes

Typography

  • Basic typography; the type tool; type on and in a path; type as outlines
  • Character and paragraph styles

Arranging your work

  • Send to back/Bring to front
  • Group/Ungroup and group selections
  • Working in Group Isolation Mode
  • Cut/copy/paste & paste in front/ behind
  • Working with Rulers, Guides and Smart Guides
  • Getting the best from Layers
  • Using multiple artboards
  • Editing the artboard size
  • Positioning elements
  • Aligning and distributing artwork

Working with layers

  • Creating layers
  • Using layers effectively

Modifications and special effects

  • Pathfinder panel and compound paths
  • Using the Shape Builder tool
  • Effects, graphic styles and masks
  • Using Live Paint to modify images

Working with patterns

  • Simple patterns and artwork patterns
  • Converting logos to symbols for reuse
  • Using the symbol spray to instance symbols around page
  • Update symbols, manipulate symbols

Using Illustrator to present data

  • Graphs and graph types
  • Graph styles such as pies and bars

Course Dates

London CentralLondon GreenwichBristol

London Central

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All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

Exams and Certification

The knowledge gained on this course is a valuable contribution towards passing the Adobe® Illustrator® ACE Exam, allowing a successful candidate to become an Adobe Certfied Expert in Illustrator.


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