Course Overview


October 2019 – new dates coming soon



10 evenings 6-9pm (dates tbc)



John Gridley



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.

Your tutor John Gridley 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 art boards, formatting type, drawing vector paths, understanding anchor points, curves and applying dynamic effects. Boost your productivity with the use of multiple art boards, 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, 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 & Devices

Course files & exercises to take away

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