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Adobe Illustrator Creative Essentials

Adobe Illustrator Creative Essentials

1 Day Crawley £220.00+VAT
Available Date(s): Call for dates

Is this course right for me?

Adobe Illustrator is a sophisticated graphics program used to create complex illustrations.

Our Adobe Illustrator – Introduction training course is ideal for those who have little or no experience using Adobe Illustrator and who need to learn the basic skills necessary to begin using the programme effectively.

What will I get out of it?

By the end of this Adobe Illustrator training course, you will be able to:

  • Effectively create and edit illustrations using the Pen tool to draw and edit paths
  • Use specialised shape tools to produce rectangles, circles, arcs, spirals and stars
  • Create complex shapes by combining simple shapes into compound paths
  • Transform objects and create special effects with type
  • Create and apply gradient fills/strokes, manage swatch libraries
  • Work with layers
  • Output to print or web

Versions available

CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6

The Illustrator work area

  • Opening files
  • Changing views
  • Scrolling and zooming
  • Working with the toolbox
  • Displaying palettes

Making selections

  • Selecting objects and parts of objects
  • Selecting type

Creating basic shapes

  • Creating a new file
  • Creating polygons, spirals and stars
  • Copying and combining shapes


  • Filling objects with colour
  • Applying colour to strokes
  • Building a custom palette
  • Gradients
  • Swatches
  • Pantone┬ácolours

Drawing with the pen tool

  • Drawing straight lines
  • Creating and editing curves

Transforming objects

  • Using the scaling tool
  • Rotating and distorting objects
  • Using the shear tool
  • Positioning and reflecting objects

Working with type

  • Adding type to a document
  • Changing character size
  • Changing the appearance of a paragraph
  • Wrapping type around a graphic

Working with layers

  • Creating layers
  • Moving objects and layers
  • Locking layers
  • Viewing layers

Creating output

  • Printing artwork
  • Saving for the web

Call our expert Learning and Development team today on
0800 077 36 46 for more details about the training options available to
you or to book your course.