Adobe Illustrator CC Training
Apps & tools
There are three Adobe apps – Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator – which are core graphic-design workflow tools that work seamlessly together and, in many cases, overlap in terms of possible outcomes.
Illustrator outputs designs as vectors that are infinitely scalable without loss of quality and offers an unparalleled scope of drawing tools – think logo design, designs for t-shirts/hoodies and creative illustration.
How will I learn?
For those without any Illustrator experience, our training begins with a tour of the workspace and basic tools before moving on to loftier objectives. After that we have a collection of suggested pathways you can follow or we can apply your newly acquired skills to any custom project(s) that are relevant to your goals.
To help you get focused we’ll send you a free copy of the book Graphic Design for Everyone when you sign up for six hours of lessons.
All our courses offer a choice between Adobe software or our free alternative, we’re committed to ensuring nobody is excluded due to low income.
If you have any questions about this training please email us at email@example.com or call 0113 282 9146.
More knowledge incoming!
We're passionate about the apps and software that we teach and we hope to pass some of that on to you.
These skills can make you powerful so, to make your training more of a learner journey, we'll send you a hand-picked book relevant to your chosen discipline when you sign up for at least 6 hours of training.
Who is this training for?
- Artists and illustrators.
- Graphic / web design students and professionals.
- Architects and others professionals required to create technical drawings.
- Marketing students and professionals.
What's covered in this course?
Our dynamic training quickly snaps to learner skill levels and aims but broadly:
- An overview of the Illustrator workspace and tools.
- How to create designs using the shape, pathfinder and pen tools.
- Exporting your artwork for various purposes.
- Integration with Adobe Photoshop; using smart layers.
Will I get a certificate?
Absolutely, but only if you want one. You will be provided with a certificate of attendance and we can optionally add specific achievements and skills learned to the parchment.
Our training is dynamic so we reduce time spent learning tools or techniques that are irrelevant to your chosen path unless they are fundamental to the software and best practice workflow. That's why, for now, we don't issue one-size-fits-all certificates.
What will I need for remote training?
- A stable internet connection.
- For Adobe training, a full or trial version of the relevant Adobe app(s) installed on your desktop or laptop computer.
- For free software like Inkscape, GIMP or Scribus, a full version of the relevant app(s) installed on your desktop or laptop computer.
- For shared video display with remote control access: Google Meet and Google Remote Desktop.
Lesson pathway suggestions
We’ve put these lesson pathways here to give you an idea of what kind of stuff you could create during your training. Whatever you choose to do, the fundamental skills that you learn along the way can be applied to a multitude of projects.
If you have a specific project you would like to apply your training to you can add details at checkout or let us know via email or phone.
Logos should ideally be created as vector graphics. It ensures designs can be scalable without any loss in quality. We can tell you more about this on the course!
Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector app but if you don’t have access due to cost we offer Inkscape training too.
User Experience (UX) or User Interface (UI) design refers to implementing clear and easily navigable visual wayfinding for apps and websites.
It’s a pretty on-trend design discipline right now and sure to be a highly useful skill for employment in the future. Our UX-design lessons can be centred around your current website or app, or just for fun.
Design a t-shirt, hoodie or cap
Pick a theme (street art, logotype, music…) and explore designs, fonts and colours. Finish up by getting your design printed onto a real-life product and start selling online.
Graphic design for social media
Learn how to make sure your social-media images look their best across all platforms. We can include Canva training as part of this pathway.
Design a flyer or poster
Got a community group or event you want people to know about? Here’s how to make something to help get the word out – perfect for those wanting to advance their marketing skills.
Your Digital Skills Training
Dynamic curriculum shaped around chosen course, skill level and individual or group goals.
Option to bring a buddy to your first lesson, maybe a workmate or family member – get ‘em involved!
Flexible scheduling – lessons are valid for up to one year after purchase.
Free hand-picked, hard-copy book relevant to your chosen digital skill set.
All tuition, follow-ups, skills and employment mentoring comes from local digital skills experts.
Book your digital skills course
Please select how many learners will be attending the training, how much time you would like to book and whether the training will be remote or in-person / onsite.
After you have completed checkout you will be given the option of: scheduling date(s) and time(s) for your digital skills training.
Please note the free 30 minute consultation can only be selected as a remote option.
Please see the price matrix to find out how our pricing structure works.
Do you need a mixture of in-person / onsite <-> remote? Easily done! We can create a bespoke costing depending on:
- What your goals and objectives are (thus how many hours are needed).
- Your budget.
- How many learners will be taking part.
- The location of the training. We charge less if we do the training remotely over video call due to reduced travel time and equipment use.
Hardware and software
We have two fast MacBook Pro laptops that learners can use. You may feel more comfortable learning on your own machine with your own preferences. Either is fine by us, just let us know if you would like us to bring anything.
Software / apps
At any one time we have access to a certain amount of Adobe Creative Cloud licenses but please check with us, especially if the number of learners is high. The same applies to Microsoft Office licenses. As with hardware, if you already have your machine setup with the required software just let us know. We have a list of free and open-source alternatives to mainstream apps – please ask for more details.
Charities and community organisations
As a social enterprise we may be able to offer extra discounts to charities, community interest companies, social enterprises and other community-focused organisations. Please get in touch to discuss.
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