Live Online Illustrator Training with Digidemy

Level: Beginner

Duration: 12 hours

Cost: £4/hour

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Overview of the course
Docklands Media is proud to offer this unique Illustrator training experience in partnership with Digidemy ( This live online training course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of Illustrator and help you understand the core concepts behind working with vector graphics in Illustrator. 

Just like attending a classroom training session, with Digidemy’s Illustrator course, you will be able to attend the classes over the internet while they take place live. You will be able to interact with your Illustrator trainer just like you would in a classroom.

This course is for…
Those who find it difficult to book time off work, or travel to our training centres. Digidemy Illustrator course runs entirely online. This Illustrator course is also ideal for those who find it difficult to afford a traditional training course. Our partner Digidemy offers this fantastic Illustrator course for only £4 per hour. 

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 Digidemy
Digidemy is a partner company of Docklands Media, and offers cost-effective, live online training courses spread across several weeks. Digidemy offers a different training experience than our traditional classroom based courses. For more information about how Digidemy works, please visit

This Illustrator course consists of six sessions of two hours each. You will be attending a live two-hour session, and given homework before your next session. The entire duration of the course varies between 3-5 weeks.


Class 1 – Introduction to Adobe Illustrator and Vector Shapes
During this first two-hour class, you will learn the importance of vector art as well as the foundations of Adobe Illustrator. You will be introduced to the illustration terminology, custom workspaces, different file types and software preferences. You will then start working with basic geometrical shapes such as rectangles, polygons, ellipses and more.


Class 2 – Working with Colours and Gradients
Once you start drawing illustrations, you will soon need to colourise them. This class will teach you how to use solid colours, as well as gradients both inside shapes and on their strokes. You will learn how to use swatches and colour libraries.


Class 3 – Layers and Selections in Illustrator
During this class, you will learn how to work with multiple layers in Illustrator. You will import external images and learn how to trace them, as well as using the various selection tools.


Class 4 – Pen Tool
One of Illustrator’s most powerful tools, the Pen, will help you create illustrations that are difficult or impossible to create by using geometrical shapes. You will learn how to create straight and curved lines as well as combining these two types. You will be introduced to “Bezier Curves”, “Paths”, “Segments” and “Anchor Points”.


Class 5 – Rotate, Reflect and Shape Builder Tools
In this class, you will be introduced to the concept of symmetry in Illustrator. You will start by drawing half a shape and reflect this half to create the final illustration. You will also learn how to rotate a shape precisely around a circular path, which is an invaluable technique in Illustrator. You will learn how to combine shapes with one another as well as creating complex illustrations by using the “Shape Builder” tool.


Class 6 – Clipping Masks, Compound Paths and Typography and Exporting
You will learn how to mask your artwork with a shape, as well as creating hollow illustrations. You will also be introduced to the “Type” tool in order to create text, and change its appearance in style, size and colour. During the final part of this last class, you will learn how to save your artwork as different formats including JPEGs, PNGs, PDFs and more.

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 10% 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 10% discount.


Training Credits

Training Credits do not apply to Digidemy Online Courses.


Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 10% discount from the original price.


Students and Freelancers

Student discounts do not apply to Digidemy Online Courses.