|Tuition fees per individual||£660*|
4 January - 11 January 2021 daily 09:00 - 12:30
1 February - 15 March 2021 on Mondays 17:00 - 20:00
*If you're a student or staff different fees apply. Please visit our Software Training area for specific information.
Become an Adobe Certified Associate
Take advantage of the precision and power of sophisticated drawing tools, expressive natural brushes, and a host of time-savers. Paint with vectors that resemble real-world brush strokes.
Who's the course for?
Adobe Illustrator is the most commonly used vector graphics application today and one of the most important tools for designers. This course is for graphic designers, or people transitioning into a design job or taking on design responsibilities. If you need to use Adobe Illustrator to create distinctive vector artwork for illustrations, logos, advertisements or other graphic documents this course is for you. Although you may already use Adobe Indesign and Adobe Photoshop, you may have little or no experience with Illustrator.
We will deliver this course via Microsoft Teams which you can install for free. We can provide the Adobe licence for the duration of the course and the ACA exam will be delivered online.
What you'll learn
Adobe Illustrator software is the industry’s premier vector-drawing environment for creating scalable graphics. Digital media designers bring their unique vision to life with shapes, colour, effects, and typography by using a host of powerful functions to make fast work of their most complex designs.
With hands-on practice, we will take you from knowing nothing or just a little, to a level where you can confidently start creating vector graphics. This course will enhance your digital skills in the competitive job market. At the end of the course you will be provided with the opportunity to take an online Adobe exam and become an Adobe Certified Associate
The course will start with an overview of the Illustrator CC. We will then begin to look at the fundamentals of vector Graphics and what illustrator can do:
Vector vs Raster
Basics of colour – RGB & CMYK
Creating vector shapes
Transform tools and menus
Fill & Stroke
Colour - using Adobe online facilities
Pencil and blob tool
sub layers and groups
Different functions of layers
Artboard tool & panel
Bringing images into illustrator
Shape builder tool
Saving in Illustrator
Symbols & 3D
Selection tools - magic wand etc
Creating type outline
Pucker & bloat tools
Creating type outline
Pucker & bloat tools
You will have access to online learning resources and prep exams to prepare for your Adobe exam.
|ACA Illustrator course structure (441 KB)|
Attaining the ACA Certification
At the end of the course you'll be able to take the ACA online exam. You'll receive ACA status on successful completion of the exam and will also receive a digital badge and certificate. The badge can be attached to your LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook profile as well as put on your email signature.
*The ACA qualification last three years
Susannah Travis - Course Lead
Susannah is the Software Training Team Lead and delivers a range of courses. She has over a decade of experience delivering Adobe and Microsoft courses on an individual and tailored group basis. Her aim is to enable students to achieve a high level of digital literacy to help their work and everyday lives.
‘This course was exactly what I needed to help me take my skills to the next level. Learning lots of shortcuts has helped me create better designs as well as save time. Susannah was a great teacher.'
- Sammy, Tide + Seek
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