What will I learn in this Illustrator training course?

 
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Illustrator 101: Yellow Belt

£397.00

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At this course, you will learn a number of functions and tools needed to create basic vector illustrations. We will be looking at creating documents, explore graphic sizes, image resolutions, colour concepts and design principles. At the Illustrator course, you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the interface including panels. You will learn to use colour swatches, and patterns as well as a number of tools, while learning how to create geometrical shapes and control their appearance. The course aims at giving you the knowledge and skills needed to create artwork and export projects confidently for different media.

 

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

We will assume little or no prior knowledge of Illustrator in this course but you should have a basic working knowledge of either the Windows or Mac interface as well as exposure to either Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

At end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Set up Illustrator projects and identify project requirements
  • Prepare graphics for web, print and video format text using various Typographical features and techniques
  • Apply design principles to create graphic compositions
  • Modify and apply colours
  • Create symbols, place images and organise artwork using layers
  • Archive, export, and publish graphics

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

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28 reviews for Illustrator 101: Yellow Belt

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Good stuff

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great class

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    was all great and very well structured

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent trainer – patient and helpful.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    The instructor was fantastic and was very thorough

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Really enjoyed Peter’s style of tuition and he clearly knows his stuff!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great instructor, great examples, gave plenty of time for notes and more importantly time to practice on our own with interesting examples.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed the session. Deborah explained all aspects of the course clearly, ensuring that we all had a chance to repeat the steps ourselves and ask any questions if we did not understand. She went at a good pace through everything, so I could follow along without getting lost/bored.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Deborah, for me, ran the sessions at a very good pace and gave the class the right amount of time to practice new techniques as the class progressed

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    The course tutor has a very good calm manner and great knowledge

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Although basic, this course has been useful in providing me with a grounding in Illustrator, filling in many gaps that my self-teaching had left up to this point. The pace wasn’t too slow, although I would have liked to have covered a little more ground.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great instructor, good learning pace. Commendable.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    I took Adobe Illustrator training course and I was afraid that can not keep up, because I am still quite a newbie in Photoshop and have worked more by drawing to the paper. But it all went very well. Instructor was able to explain every step very clearly and I I feel that it was a really good start.I would like to continue studying there. Also the Bespoke course, what I received was very usefull- highly targeted to that what I need mostly in my work. The trainers are very professional and all staff very friendly. I would recommend Academy training center to everybody in all Europa!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    I attended the Illustrator 101, and the InDesign 101 and 201 courses. I was very impressed with the level of knowledge of the instructors and facilities at the training centre in London. I would be more than happy to go back and do further training there.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    I went on the Adobe Illustrator Yellow Belt course. I would thoroughly recommend it – goes through different tools and techniques to learn the basics. The whole set up is very efficient and you are well looked after by tutors and academy class staff.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    I did an illustrator course with Academy Class and from researching the course to the course itself couldn’t have been easier, with their friendly customer service and excellent classes. I felt that Academy Class gave me the best advice in what course suited me and my company. The classes were very well structured and answered all my questions. Excellent service and can’t wait for my next courses.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    From initial contact Academy Class were extremely supportive and patient. Roberto was very helpful and eventually I opted for the Adobe Illustrator course in Glasgow and was not disappointed. The trainer, David Smith, certainly knew what he was talking about and guided us through different scenarios, exploring the design tools, and finally really getting a handle on creating designs. Only thing that could have been improved – it would have been nice to have taken away some kind of quick step-by-step guide for the things we had done so that we can try them again in our own time. Highly recommended.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    I was lucky enough to be able to take the Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign 101 at Manchester Academy Class, I highly recommend any of these for a complete novice looking to see if graphic design is for them, excellent accessible location catering for both PC and MAC users, well-paced learning with nothing going over your head and a friendly encouraging atmosphere, hopefully I will be able to take further courses here in the future.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    I took the Illustrator 101 course and it has boosted my knowledge massively, I can now do a wider range of tools in illustrator and have a better understanding of the dreaded ‘layers’! The teacher was superb and never went to fast so everyone could keep up! Can’t wait for the advanced course.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Life begins at 50 ! Academy Class were instrumental in helping me attain the skills and qualifications I needed in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, for a job I had been offered with an International media company based in the USA. A rare chance as I turned 50 in 2012. The courses were well structured, well presented and professionally taught. I achieved my accreditation, I got my H1B working visa, I am now happily living and working in Florida.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pete is a fantastic instructor who talked through things slowly and confidently, demonstrating and setting tasks to embed learning. He was able to differentiate levels of learning for different learners and so I learned all that I hoped to in this course. Many thanks, would highly recommend!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    An outstanding teacher who has restored my faith in my graphical abilities

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    A comprehensive and well rounded view of the new programm

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Severino was a very good instructor. He made sure everyone understood the content before we moved onto the next section and didn’t go too fast at any point.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Knowledge was fantastic. A great tutor. Moved slightly to quick for me occasionally.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Got a lot more information from the course than was in the original course plan.
    There were different levels of understanding but the tutor handled it all very well

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    The tuition I received from Ian has made me feel far more comfortable using Adobe Illustrator. He answered my questions with distinction, and provided me a great variety of new methods of using the software.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love the class great stuff!

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