At the end of this course you will be able to confidently begin creating new visually compelling design layouts and output them successfully to PDF.


Familiarity with Windows or Mac OS.


Courses are delivered in CS5, CS6, CC.

What will I learn?

Getting started

The Illustrator environment, Navigation techniques and using the help files

Creating a simple illustration

Creating a new document with multiple artboards, modifying the document setup, creating basic shapes, manipulating shapes and exporting an illustration

Working with Colour

Creating and applying colour to artwork, working with colour books, setting stroke options and copying object attributes with the Eyedropper tool

Drawing paths

Exploring the difference between raster and vector images, basic drawing techniques using the Pen tool, selecting and editing paths, using the Blob brush

Working with text

Adding and styling text


Creating and manipulating layers

Working with fills and colours

Creating swatch libraries, building gradients and employing transparency effects

Adjusting typography

Flowing, formatting and editing type

How We Deliver

We currently deliver all training online to comply with the Government's guidelines.

Online training works well for businesses whose staff are mainly working from home.

It allows us to train all of your staff with the same training needs at the same time. Your people simply log on from home, using details provided in advance by our team.

Choose from Watch and Learn sessions for larger groups or interactive hands on sessions for smaller groups.

When permitted we also offer face to face training at your offices.

All sessions can be customised to a half day or 90 minute sprint session and tailored to fit your needs, covering the topic(s) within a course that are most important to your business.

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