Adobe Illustrator - Summer School

This intensive introductory course is designed for those keen to grasp the basics of Adobe's industry-standard vector graphics software Illustrator CC. You will learn how to use Illustrator’s powerful brushes and other tools and effects to create the distinctive flat colour artwork used in comic strips and other illustrative graphics, graphs etc.

The course is aimed at those whose intention is to learn or brush up existing technical skills rather than to achieve a qualification.

Course Content

Your course will explore the power and versatility of Illustrator CC in a series of practical exercises designed to build your knowledge and develop confidence in your creative ability to use this industry-standard vector software for design and illustration purposes.

Topics covered include:
- navigate the Illustrator interface
- the Illustrator toolbox
- vector v raster
- creating shapes
- reshaping tools
- free transform (scale, rotate, warp etc)
- scissors and slice
- gradients and perspective
- the pen and pencil tools
- live trace and live paint
- individual project

This course can function as a stand-alone introductory course in Illustrator CC but is also designed to be taken in conjunction with C01641 Adobe Photoshop Saturday Intensive (Introduction) and C01643 Adobe InDesign Saturday Intensive (Introduction) which follow later in the year. Combined, these three courses will give you a good fundamental knowledge of how these programs work together seamlessly to produce fliers, brochures, magazines, logos etc.

Intermediate courses in these three programs will be available subsequently so that you can continue to develop your skills and technical knowledge after completion of the introductory courses.

Course outcomes:

You will learn how to create vector artwork.
You will learn how to design a logo using Adobe Illustrator.
You will learn how to export your designs using the various industry standard vector file formats such as AI, PDF & SVG.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Open to beginners

Additional Information

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This specialist course has been identified to run with fewer numbers due to either the student demand for the course and subject area or the need for increased one to one tuition. This course will be able to run with only 6 learners and will have a maximum of 10 in the class.