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Illustrator: Zero to HERO

$ 697.00 + VAT

COURSE DURATION: 5 Days

By the end of this course you will be able to

  • Draw and understand Bezier curves
  • The root of drawing in Illustrator
  • Create a logo using simple shapes
  • Accurately place and measure objects in the Illustration window
  • Trace and colour your hand drawn artwork with Live Trace
  • Live Paint and Live Colour
  • Save illustrations for both print and web purposes

  • Further adjust Bezier curves by creating Compound paths
  • Create Custom Brushes and various Graphic Styles
  • Work with Transparency and other raster effects like drop shadows
  • Accurately adjust type in an artwork
  • Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing
  • Enhance the workflow and
  • Integration of Illustrator with the rest of Creative Suite

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Description

  • DESCRIPTION
  • OUTLINE

Zero to Illustrator Hero in just 5 days and gain the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

Get recognised for the new skills you’ve just gained: Get Certified!

This fast track Illustrator course is for designers and budding developers new to the Illustrator environment, or those that have not had formal training.

You’ll produce an exciting graphic project using both the classic features and the new and improved tools in Illustrator and will leave this class with the ability to create and incorporate vector graphics for different projects. Get recognised for the new skills you’ve just gained: Get Certified! Don’t just learn Illustrator– get recognised for the knowledge you’ve learned.

Whatever your career path, proven Adobe software expertise will keep you ahead of the curve and help you develop a solid competitive advantage in today’s complex marketplace. Adobe certifications are a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility in your field.

You will be prepared for and take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam at the end of this course.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Graphic designers or people transitioning into a design job or taking on design responsibilities who need to use Adobe Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements or other graphic documents. They may have little or no experience with Illustrator, although they may already use Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Basic computer skills are necessary to complete this Illustrator course. These skills include; a basic understanding of a computer’s operating system, launching an application, creating and saving files, and copying files from CDs and other media.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • Draw and understand Bezier curves
  • The root of drawing in Illustrator
  • Create a logo using simple shapes
  • Accurately place and measure objects in the Illustration window
  • Trace and colour your hand drawn artwork with Live Trace
  • Live Paint and Live Colour
  • Save illustrations for both print and web purposes
  • Further adjust Bezier curves by creating Compound paths
  • Create Custom Brushes and various Graphic Styles
  • Work with Transparency and other raster effects like drop shadows
  • Accurately adjust type in an artwork
  • Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing
  • Enhance the workflow and
  • Integration of Illustrator with the rest of Creative Suite

 

 

Setting up Illustrator projects

  • Identify project requirements
  • Establish target audience and needs
  • Define media format and publishing requirements

User interface

  • Identify user interface elements
  • Create and select Workspaces
  • Navigate and zoom documents

Creating artwork

  • Understanding difference between vector and bitmap formats
  • Apply design principles to create artwork
  • Using pen and shape tools to create basic geometry
  • Selecting and Grouping objects
  • Transform and modify elements
  • Create and manipulate text
  • Organise artwork using layers
  • Create symbols

Colours

  • Selecting and applying colours
  • Creating colour swatches
  • Applying and modifying gradients
  • Working with spot colours

Effects and transparency

  • Apply transparency to objects
  • Blend elements using blend effects
  • Working with bitmaps
  • Placing raster images
  • Using the links panel to relink and update images
  • Tracing images using live trace presets

Publish artwork

  • Identifying common file formats
  • Choose appropriate settings to optimise graphics on the screen, print and video
  • Creating JPEG, PDF, PNG, SVG

Live Colour and Live Trace

  • Use Live Color to create colours
  • Generate a colour group
  • Recolour artwork
  • Live trace bitmap images
  • Improve the trace result

Effects and transparency techniques

  • Adjusting and applying effects such as drop shadow and 3D
  • Using Photoshop effects
  • Use the Appearance panel
  • Create transparency and opacity masks
  • 3D shading with the gradient mesh tool

Type features

  • Create character and paragraph styles
  • Leading, Kerning and Tracking
  • Horizontal and vertical scaling
  • Add text to a vector path

Create custom brushes

  • Calligraphic brush
  • Scatter brush
  • Pattern brush
  • Art brush
  • Bristle brush

Drawing techniques

  • Use the Pen tool
  • Work with compound paths
  • Use the expand appearance command
  • Use the outline strokes command
  • Create, use and update graphic styles
  • Use envelope distort
  • Blend tool
  • Create clipping masks
  • Use the Width tool
  • Use the Pathfinder panel
  • Use the perspective grid tool
  • Create and manipulate patterns
  • Work with layers and sub layers

Artboards

  • Create and manage multiple artboards
  • Export artboards

Setup for Print

  • Print terminology explained
  • Optimise the effect quality by adjusting raster effect settings
  • Create trim marks and crop marks
  • Preview artwork using CMYK soft proof
  • Package option

ACA Exam Preparation

  • Using copyrighted material
  • Identify design project requirements and deliverable
  • Establish the purpose and needs for your target audience
  • Mock exam
  • Exams

Worried about COVID-19?

Good News! All of our courses are offered virtually in the comfort of your home or offices.

Academy Class Benefit from the Wisdom

Benefit from the Wisdom

Delivering Quality Training since 2006.

Training Budget Maximised!

Lower Price Match Guarantee & Flexible Training Vouchers

Practical, Cutting-Edge Training

From industry experienced professionals.

Work Faster, Earn More

Reduce your production time by improving all your workflow processes, best practices and shortcuts.

Gain a Competitive Edge

Boost your career by improving your skills and getting Accreditation.

When, How and Where You Want To Learn

Course Time

9:30am - 4:30pm

individual training

Individual

Corporate

Customised

Classroom​

Live-Online

Worldwide

Contact Information

Give Us A Call (United Kingdom)

Give Us A Call (United States)

Email Addresses

General Enquiries: office@academyclass.com

Training Enquires: training@academyclass.com

Support Enquiries: support@academyclass.com

    • DESCRIPTION
    • OUTLINE

    Zero to Illustrator Hero in just 5 days and gain the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

    Get recognised for the new skills you’ve just gained: Get Certified!

    This fast track Illustrator course is for designers and budding developers new to the Illustrator environment, or those that have not had formal training.

    You’ll produce an exciting graphic project using both the classic features and the new and improved tools in Illustrator and will leave this class with the ability to create and incorporate vector graphics for different projects. Get recognised for the new skills you’ve just gained: Get Certified! Don’t just learn Illustrator– get recognised for the knowledge you’ve learned.

    Whatever your career path, proven Adobe software expertise will keep you ahead of the curve and help you develop a solid competitive advantage in today’s complex marketplace. Adobe certifications are a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility in your field.

    You will be prepared for and take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam at the end of this course.

    WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

    Graphic designers or people transitioning into a design job or taking on design responsibilities who need to use Adobe Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements or other graphic documents. They may have little or no experience with Illustrator, although they may already use Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

    ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

    Basic computer skills are necessary to complete this Illustrator course. These skills include; a basic understanding of a computer’s operating system, launching an application, creating and saving files, and copying files from CDs and other media.

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
    • Draw and understand Bezier curves
    • The root of drawing in Illustrator
    • Create a logo using simple shapes
    • Accurately place and measure objects in the Illustration window
    • Trace and colour your hand drawn artwork with Live Trace
    • Live Paint and Live Colour
    • Save illustrations for both print and web purposes
    • Further adjust Bezier curves by creating Compound paths
    • Create Custom Brushes and various Graphic Styles
    • Work with Transparency and other raster effects like drop shadows
    • Accurately adjust type in an artwork
    • Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing
    • Enhance the workflow and
    • Integration of Illustrator with the rest of Creative Suite

     

     

    Setting up Illustrator projects

    • Identify project requirements
    • Establish target audience and needs
    • Define media format and publishing requirements

    User interface

    • Identify user interface elements
    • Create and select Workspaces
    • Navigate and zoom documents

    Creating artwork

    • Understanding difference between vector and bitmap formats
    • Apply design principles to create artwork
    • Using pen and shape tools to create basic geometry
    • Selecting and Grouping objects
    • Transform and modify elements
    • Create and manipulate text
    • Organise artwork using layers
    • Create symbols

    Colours

    • Selecting and applying colours
    • Creating colour swatches
    • Applying and modifying gradients
    • Working with spot colours

    Effects and transparency

    • Apply transparency to objects
    • Blend elements using blend effects
    • Working with bitmaps
    • Placing raster images
    • Using the links panel to relink and update images
    • Tracing images using live trace presets

    Publish artwork

    • Identifying common file formats
    • Choose appropriate settings to optimise graphics on the screen, print and video
    • Creating JPEG, PDF, PNG, SVG

    Live Colour and Live Trace

    • Use Live Color to create colours
    • Generate a colour group
    • Recolour artwork
    • Live trace bitmap images
    • Improve the trace result

    Effects and transparency techniques

    • Adjusting and applying effects such as drop shadow and 3D
    • Using Photoshop effects
    • Use the Appearance panel
    • Create transparency and opacity masks
    • 3D shading with the gradient mesh tool

    Type features

    • Create character and paragraph styles
    • Leading, Kerning and Tracking
    • Horizontal and vertical scaling
    • Add text to a vector path

    Create custom brushes

    • Calligraphic brush
    • Scatter brush
    • Pattern brush
    • Art brush
    • Bristle brush

    Drawing techniques

    • Use the Pen tool
    • Work with compound paths
    • Use the expand appearance command
    • Use the outline strokes command
    • Create, use and update graphic styles
    • Use envelope distort
    • Blend tool
    • Create clipping masks
    • Use the Width tool
    • Use the Pathfinder panel
    • Use the perspective grid tool
    • Create and manipulate patterns
    • Work with layers and sub layers

    Artboards

    • Create and manage multiple artboards
    • Export artboards

    Setup for Print

    • Print terminology explained
    • Optimise the effect quality by adjusting raster effect settings
    • Create trim marks and crop marks
    • Preview artwork using CMYK soft proof
    • Package option

    ACA Exam Preparation

    • Using copyrighted material
    • Identify design project requirements and deliverable
    • Establish the purpose and needs for your target audience
    • Mock exam
    • Exams

    Worried about COVID-19?

    Good News! All of our courses are offered virtually in the comfort of your home or offices.

    Academy Class Benefit from the Wisdom

    Benefit from the Wisdom

    Delivering Quality Training since 2006.

    Training Budget Maximised!

    Lower Price Match Guarantee & Flexible Training Vouchers

    Practical, Cutting-Edge Training

    From industry experienced professionals.

    Work Faster, Earn More

    Reduce your production time by improving all your workflow processes, best practices and shortcuts.

    Gain a Competitive Edge

    Boost your career by improving your skills and getting Accreditation.

    When, How and Where You Want To Learn

    Course Time

    9:30am - 4:30pm

    individual training

    Individual

    Corporate

    Customised

    Classroom​

    Live-Online

    Worldwide

    Contact Information

    Give Us A Call (United Kingdom)

    Give Us A Call (United States)

    Email Addresses

    General Enquiries: office@academyclass.com

    Training Enquires: training@academyclass.com

    Support Enquiries: support@academyclass.com

      • DESCRIPTION
      • OUTLINE

      Zero to Illustrator Hero in just 5 days and gain the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

      Get recognised for the new skills you’ve just gained: Get Certified!

      This fast track Illustrator course is for designers and budding developers new to the Illustrator environment, or those that have not had formal training.

      You’ll produce an exciting graphic project using both the classic features and the new and improved tools in Illustrator and will leave this class with the ability to create and incorporate vector graphics for different projects. Get recognised for the new skills you’ve just gained: Get Certified! Don’t just learn Illustrator– get recognised for the knowledge you’ve learned.

      Whatever your career path, proven Adobe software expertise will keep you ahead of the curve and help you develop a solid competitive advantage in today’s complex marketplace. Adobe certifications are a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility in your field.

      You will be prepared for and take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam at the end of this course.

      WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

      Graphic designers or people transitioning into a design job or taking on design responsibilities who need to use Adobe Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements or other graphic documents. They may have little or no experience with Illustrator, although they may already use Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

      ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

      Basic computer skills are necessary to complete this Illustrator course. These skills include; a basic understanding of a computer’s operating system, launching an application, creating and saving files, and copying files from CDs and other media.

      WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
      • Draw and understand Bezier curves
      • The root of drawing in Illustrator
      • Create a logo using simple shapes
      • Accurately place and measure objects in the Illustration window
      • Trace and colour your hand drawn artwork with Live Trace
      • Live Paint and Live Colour
      • Save illustrations for both print and web purposes
      • Further adjust Bezier curves by creating Compound paths
      • Create Custom Brushes and various Graphic Styles
      • Work with Transparency and other raster effects like drop shadows
      • Accurately adjust type in an artwork
      • Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing
      • Enhance the workflow and
      • Integration of Illustrator with the rest of Creative Suite

       

       

      Setting up Illustrator projects

      • Identify project requirements
      • Establish target audience and needs
      • Define media format and publishing requirements

      User interface

      • Identify user interface elements
      • Create and select Workspaces
      • Navigate and zoom documents

      Creating artwork

      • Understanding difference between vector and bitmap formats
      • Apply design principles to create artwork
      • Using pen and shape tools to create basic geometry
      • Selecting and Grouping objects
      • Transform and modify elements
      • Create and manipulate text
      • Organise artwork using layers
      • Create symbols

      Colours

      • Selecting and applying colours
      • Creating colour swatches
      • Applying and modifying gradients
      • Working with spot colours

      Effects and transparency

      • Apply transparency to objects
      • Blend elements using blend effects
      • Working with bitmaps
      • Placing raster images
      • Using the links panel to relink and update images
      • Tracing images using live trace presets

      Publish artwork

      • Identifying common file formats
      • Choose appropriate settings to optimise graphics on the screen, print and video
      • Creating JPEG, PDF, PNG, SVG

      Live Colour and Live Trace

      • Use Live Color to create colours
      • Generate a colour group
      • Recolour artwork
      • Live trace bitmap images
      • Improve the trace result

      Effects and transparency techniques

      • Adjusting and applying effects such as drop shadow and 3D
      • Using Photoshop effects
      • Use the Appearance panel
      • Create transparency and opacity masks
      • 3D shading with the gradient mesh tool

      Type features

      • Create character and paragraph styles
      • Leading, Kerning and Tracking
      • Horizontal and vertical scaling
      • Add text to a vector path

      Create custom brushes

      • Calligraphic brush
      • Scatter brush
      • Pattern brush
      • Art brush
      • Bristle brush

      Drawing techniques

      • Use the Pen tool
      • Work with compound paths
      • Use the expand appearance command
      • Use the outline strokes command
      • Create, use and update graphic styles
      • Use envelope distort
      • Blend tool
      • Create clipping masks
      • Use the Width tool
      • Use the Pathfinder panel
      • Use the perspective grid tool
      • Create and manipulate patterns
      • Work with layers and sub layers

      Artboards

      • Create and manage multiple artboards
      • Export artboards

      Setup for Print

      • Print terminology explained
      • Optimise the effect quality by adjusting raster effect settings
      • Create trim marks and crop marks
      • Preview artwork using CMYK soft proof
      • Package option

      ACA Exam Preparation

      • Using copyrighted material
      • Identify design project requirements and deliverable
      • Establish the purpose and needs for your target audience
      • Mock exam
      • Exams

      Worried about COVID-19?

      Good News! All of our courses are offered virtually in the comfort of your home or offices.

      Academy Class Benefit from the Wisdom

      Benefit from the Wisdom

      Delivering Quality Training since 2006.

      Training Budget Maximised!

      Lower Price Match Guarantee & Flexible Training Vouchers

      Practical, Cutting-Edge Training

      From industry experienced professionals.

      Work Faster, Earn More

      Reduce your production time by improving all your workflow processes, best practices and shortcuts.

      Gain a Competitive Edge

      Boost your career by improving your skills and getting Accreditation.

      When, How and Where You Want To Learn

      Course Time

      9:30am - 4:30pm

      individual training

      Individual

      Corporate

      Customised

      Classroom​

      Live-Online

      Worldwide

      Contact Information

      Give Us A Call (United Kingdom)

      Give Us A Call (United States)

      Email Addresses

      General Enquiries: office@academyclass.com

      Training Enquires: training@academyclass.com

      Support Enquiries: support@academyclass.com

        6 reviews for Illustrator: Zero to HERO

        1. Andy Ebdy, FMC Technologies Ltd

          The training course was extremely beneficial, it covered a lot of objectives I was looking for and more, also, the presenter was well qualified and passionate about the subject matter, I would highly recommend the course to others.I would also recommend the use of academy class as there staff were very friendly as well as being exceedingly professional.

        2. Liam

          Relaxed friendly environment, knowledgeable staff.

        3. STA Hounslow

          I done the Adobe Illustrator zero to hero in February – the trainer Mark was fantastic. Small class sizes mean you can get 1-1 attention and go over things a few times. The venue is good, they provide luncheon vouchers and unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits

        4. Jon Hall

          Excellent course

        5. Sarah

          Illustrator Zero to Hero – Highly recommended!
          I completed the Illustrator Zero to Hero with Ian Gilbert. Although I had never used the software before, Ian was able to teach me all that I needed to know in order to pass the ACA exam.
          Having worked as a trainer myself, I can only recommend Ian, who was happy to answer all my questions, and trust me I had plenty. With his knowledge, passion for the subject, and support for all of us, Ian managed to teach us a huge amount of engaging material, in a short period of time. I am confident using the software now and I cannot wait to start creating work with my newly found skills. Highly recommended.

        6. Carrie-Ann

          Thoroughly enjoyable course with a highly knowledgeable and friendly tutor. Will definitely recommend to others and hope to book another course soon.

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