Adobe Illustrator Training - Fast Track Silver

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Duration: 5 days

Cost: £795

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Overview of the course
Illustrator Fast Track Silver is a combination of the Beginner and Intermediate courses. It is a great way to learn how to create outstanding vector graphics to be used in print, web, video or mobile platforms in a short amount of time. With hands-on practice, you will be guided through some real life projects by one of our expert instructors.

Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Adobe Illustrator training, neither are we. Let us know on the first day and we will make it right. Otherwise, we will refund 100% of your money. 

Lifetime Support
Once you have completed your Illustrator course, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any questions or technical issues, related to what you’ve learned on your training course.

24-Month Free Class Retake
If you want to come back and attend this Illustrator course again to refresh your skills, you have 24 months to do so. The retake is free of charge.

This course is for…
Those who want to learn the fundamentals of one of the most powerful vector drawing tools out there. Our instructors will help you learn how to create and edit geometric shapes, design logos, use type, and work with colour.

Prerequisites
You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

About the application
Adobe Illustrator is experts’ choice for creating vector graphics. This application is one of the most important tools in a designer’s arsenal. You will be using Illustrator to create logos, symbols and wireframes, draw precise shapes, create patterns, work with type, trace photographs to turn them into resolution-independent artwork.

Introduction to Illustrator
  • Toolbox
  • Overview of the palettes
  • Control bar
  • Views
  • Preferences
Using the Selection Tools
  • Selection Tool
  • Direct Selection Tool
  • Editing selections
  • Tips and tricks
Working with Drawing Tools
  • Pen Tool
  • Adding/removing points
  • Paths
  • Pencil Tool
  • Smooth Tool
  • Reshape Tool
  • Eraser
Layout Tools
  • Working with Guides, Grids and Rulers
  • Stacking order
  • Grouping
  • Alignment and Distribution 

Working with Colour

  • Colour palettes
  • Colour Terminology
  • Fill and Stroke options
  • Gradients
Typography
  • Creating and editing type
  • Typeface attributes
  • Working with paths
  • Frames
Compound Paths
  • Creating compound paths
  • Editing compound paths
  • Updating the structure
Working with Images
  • Importing images
  • Matching colour
  • Linking and Embedding
Output
  • Different file formats
  • Saving images
  • Optimising for the web
Layout
  • Object Guides
  • Smart Guides
  • Exact positioning
Shape Builder
  • Merging shapes together
  • Subtracting one shape from the other
  • Creating complex shapes
Pathfinder
  • Understanding the different modes
  • Using Pathfinder to create complex shapes
Clipping Masks
  • Using Clipping Masks
  • Advantages
  • Creating and releasing a clipping mask
Pen Tool
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Scissors and Knife Tools
  • Average command
  • Splitting paths 
Live Trace
  • Using Auto-Trace
  • Tracing options
  • Expanding a traced image
  • Recolouring artwork
Colour
  • Advanced colour modes
  • Colour palettes/swatches
  • Gradient Editor and the Colour Picker
3D Effects
  • Revolving and Rotation
  • Texture mapping
  • Using filters to change lighting
Working with Charts
  • Importing chart data
  • Formatting and customising charts
  • Working with graphs
  • Styling a graph
Symbols
  • Symbol Tools
  • Instances
  • Symbol Sprayer
  • Managing symbols

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 15% discount for each student from the original price of this course.

Education and Non-profit Organisations

If you are working for a non-profit organisation or an educational establishment, you can claim an additional 15% discount on all our courses.

Training Credits

Our Training Credits Scheme is the most cost-effective way to train your entire team. With this scheme, you buy training days up front and use them over one year. To see full details, visit our Training Credits Page.

Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 15% discount from the original price.

Students and Freelancers

We know how difficult it can be to try and self-fund a course – that’s why we introduced a 15% discount to all university students and those who work as freelancers.