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Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator helps you to take advantage of the precision and power of sophisticated drawing tools. This course provides you with an introduction to Adobe’s popular vector drawing application Illustrator CC.

Course overview

Dates
Spring term: Thursday 14 January – Thursday 18 March 2021

Duration

10 Thursday evenings 18.00-21.00

Tutor

Sarah Shirtcliffe

Fee

£319

Course details

Your tutor Sarah Shirtcliffe will show you how to create professional quality illustrations for print and digital output. During this course, you will be guided through the basics of setting-up artboards, formatting type, drawing vector paths, understanding anchor points, curves and applying dynamic effects. Boost your productivity with the use of multiple artboards, symbols, and the ability to edit object characteristics in the appearance panel.

To support your learning, you will be shown how to integrate your work with other Adobe packages such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign.

Each session will cover a specific area, with examples, and will be followed by a practical tutorial to enhance your design and practical skills.

The course will culminate in the production of a portfolio of work that will highlight the skills learnt during the course.

  • Core Illustrator concepts
  • Overview of the Interface and toolset
  • Creating basic Documents
  • Modifying Objects
  • Outputting your Artwork
  • Saving for Print, Web and Devices
  • Course files and exercises to take away
  • Post-course support via email

The course aims to:

  • Cover all main topic areas, as well as best practice principles
  • Provide a set of tasks each session in which to practise and consolidate your understanding. Students are walked through the process to completion
  • Practical – The students are expected, with support from the tutor, to gain independence within each category taught

  • The goal of this course is to give the student a comprehensive overview, understanding and hands-on experience working with Adobe Illustrator
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance detailing course contents, and study hours

This introductory course assumes students possess no previous knowledge and is suitable for beginners, or those with some previous knowledge who wish to improve their understanding

This course will be of more benefit to you if you have access to a computer with Adobe Illustrator outside of the class in order to practice your skills between sessions

Adobe Student discount is available to eligible students on short course enrolment

All course materials are included in the course fee.

Important information about evening and weekend courses

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How to Enrol

Looking to book onto one of our Evening and Saturday courses? You’ll find everything you need to book your place here.

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FAQs

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Booking Terms and Conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking onto our Evening and Weekend courses.