Illustrator Training

Rating 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

Illustrator Course Brighton

2 days – £495 + vat

Adobe Illustrator is the professional’s choice of vector graphic design software.

From business logos to billboard adverts – Illustrator is the tool of choice for vector graphic creation.

This two day Illustrator training course in Brighton will teach you how to use Adobe Illustrator to create professional looking graphics. The course is aimed at people who are new to Illustrator or are looking to improve their skills.

We also offer private and in-company training. Please call 01273 622272 to discuss.

Adobe Illustrator Training Objectives

After attending the Illustrator course you will be able to:

  • Use Adobe Illustrator tools
  • Design graphics with colours and images
  • Use the Illustrator appearance panel
  • Apply professional effects
  • Use layers effectively
  • Create and edit vector drawings to professional standard design specifications

Illustrator Training Course Prerequisites

  • You must be proficient with either a Windows or Mac operating system.
  • We recommending familiarising yourself the Adobe Illustrator interface. A trial version can be downloaded from

Adobe Illustrator Training Course Content

Selection Tools & Drawing tools

  • Drawing and modifying basic shapes
  • Creating paths using the pen and pencil tools
  • Path adjustment
  • Tools and options for selection
  • Understanding isolation mode
  • Brushes
  • Pathfinder tool
  • Live trace


  • Applying Stroke and Fill colours
  • Mixing and picking RGB, CMYK & Pantone colours
  • Using ‘live colour’ panel to create colour schemes
  • Using ‘live colour’ to re-colour atwork
  • Using ‘live paint’ to simplify complex illustration tasks
  • Kuler
  • Gradients and blends, gradient mesh
  • Saving and modifying colours for later use, and then importing them


  • Typing directly onto the page and importing text from a text file
  • Copying text attributes from other text
  • Setting text attributes (font, colour, size, kerning, etc.)
  • Wrapping text around objects or flowing along a path


  • Placing images and other artwork into Illustrator
  • Choosing whether to link or embed images
  • Working with clipping paths
  • Modifying image colours and appearance
  • Using ‘live trace’ to create vector art from photographs

Appearance Panel and Effects

  • Using effects and appearances
  • Applying effects
  • Multiple fills & strokes on a path
  • Creating and using graphic styles


  • Creating layers – setting layer properties
  • Viewing, hiding and locking layers
  • Moving objects between layers


  • Document profiles
  • Managing artboards
  • Viewing in outline and preview modes
  • Navigating around your document
  • Grids, guides, and other features to help you accurately position objects
  • Adding and using guidelines – locking and unlocking, positioning accurately
  • Exporting artwork for Photoshop or InDesign
  • Tools & Panels
  • Using the Info Panel & the Transform Panel to maintain accuracy
  • Moving, aligning, & grouping objects
  • Transforming and warping objects
  • Using envelope distortions
  • Creating symbols and altering how they are applied and their appearance
  • Creating 3D objects in Illustrator
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

2 Reviews

5 / 5 stars

For me the Illustrator Course was without doubt the most creative and downright fun training I’ve ever been on; not only for discovering the tools and functions of the software but also for the wonderful trainer who led the course. He was animated, funny and with years of industry knowledge – was extremely knowledgeable.

5 / 5 stars

The Illustrator Training course covered a wide range of topics and was very clearly presented by an excellent trainer.

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