York College

Who is it for and what is the Aim?

This is a one-day training course that gives you the basic understanding of using Adobe Illustrator and will introduce you to some of the key aspects of working with the leading vector drawing software.

This course is aimed at people wanting to take their first steps into the world of Illustrator to understand its potential, or for people with some experience who want to gain more confidence with the application.

This course is also useful for small business owners looking to expand their skill set to improve their business marketing imagery, branding, signage etc.

What topics will be covered?

  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator, resolution/vector, palettes, tools
  • Basics to colour, drawing shapes, transform and shape builder
  • Understanding basics of drawing using the pen tool
  • Understanding basics of design; typography, fonts, styles, visual language and colour modes
  • Basic introduction to cropping, masks, meshes and blends

How to Use Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is the leading vector based drawing programme and is the industry standard. Once you understand the basics of this programme you will have the confidence to explore under your own guidance other techniques to develop your skills.

Throughout the day there will be extension activities provided for those more confident with the software to develop their skills further.

How will Delegates Learn?

  • You will be provided with tutorial handouts, to make notes on for each section
  • Through demonstration and practical application you will be guided through the tutorials throughout the day, using small building blocks of learning
  • An informal approach will be taken and so you are encouraged to question and review
  • Your understanding will be assessed through question and answer and your outcomes

This is a fun and practical course designed to help those new to Adobe Illustrator to become proficient and produce high quality imagery for a variety of purposes.

Programme Delivery and Costs

The course is delivered over 1 day – 09:30 – 16:30

Individual Cost: £99.00

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Please bring with you a fully charged laptop with access to your files, email and images that has Adobe software installed  

Further Information and Booking

If you're interested in this course then please contact us on:

Business Development Unit, York College, Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB
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Tel: 01904 770368 Option 1

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