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

Training can be delivered in either of the following ways:

  • Online

    Online training is ideal if you have staff in different geographical locations who have the same Microsoft or Adobe training requirements.

    Our expert trainers can deliver Watch and Learn sessions to up to 100 people. Alternatively, they can produce an interactive session that allows delegates to complete practical exercises within the Microsoft or Adobe apps of your choosing.

  • Face to face

    Choose from one or half day training sessions or our popular 90-minute Sprint sessions, which can be delivered in your offices or at another location of your choice.

    All we need is a room with a table and chairs and we look after the rest. We can even provide laptops and a projector should you not have spare IT equipment to use.

Sprint learning

Short on time, but still want to boost staff performance?
Book a Sprint Session!

Each Sprint Session follows a 90-minute format for ultra-focused team learning.

Pick a topic, tell us what you want to achieve from your session, and we’ll put together a short, fun, entirely bespoke programme that meets the needs of your team.

Designed to cater for 10-15 delegates at a time

Developed by our team to cover the subject matter of your choice

Delivered online or face-to-face

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