What is the course about?
ILLUSTRATOR IS - a magical piece of software which can be used to create anything from maps and packaging to cartoons and logos. You'll get to grips with the basics and explore Illustrator's powerful drawing tools. Whether you are an expert draughtman or cannot draw for peanuts - you can create in Illustrator. This course is designed for smart beginners or those who need a refresher course.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
Level 1. You should be a confident computer user. This is NOT a beginners computer course.
What topics does the course cover?
You will use the basic tools: Pen tool, brushes, stroke and fill etc., to create artwork. You will ues shapes and compound paths to create a logo. Finally you will explore some of the other powerful tools and techniques which can be useful to the artist or designer.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be taught by a ADOBE CLOUD (formerly ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE) expert. In our intensive courses you concentrate on one single software package, so you learn fast. Your Tutor will Guide the class through the techniques and support you as you complete the exercises. You will use the latest ADOBE CLOUD software applications on MAC computers in our Design Studios.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Notebook and pen. Bring a USB stick to collect any work you make. If you don't have Illustrator you can use the College Learning Centre to practice or you can download a free trial from Adobe Cloud.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
Know the purpose of Illustrator and work on your own ILLUSTRATOR project.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You can progress onto our advanced Illustrator courses or take any of our other intensive software courses. If you would like to find out more about Graphic Design, you can take a qualification course such as the Graphic Design Level 1 (which introduces you to Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign as well as graphic techniques