What is the course about?
You will learn to use key tools and techniques in Illustrator. Through demonstrations and practical exercises, you will learn how to effectively use and integrate a range of tools to create graphic illustrations, logos and for working with text.
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?
The course is for beginners in Adobe illustrator and wish to learn new skills, or for those who wish to improve their knowledge for the workplace. You need good general computer skills to take this course.
What topics does the course cover?
Introduction to the Photoshop environment, and tools; Paths, strokes and fill; Working with colour for print and screen; Creating, manipulating and transforming basic shapes; Drawing and amending paths with Bezier pen tools; Type tools inc. manipulating type and type on a curved path; Working with Layers; Saving work for print and web.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, and by completing practical exercises. Apple Mac computers are provided for each student with all the necessary software installed. Student preparation and homework outside class is encouraged. Notes will be provided. At the end of the course learners will assess their individual progress and progression with the tutor.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
A memory stick (USB) to save your digital files.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
Use Illustrator with confidence; Use drawing tools to create basic shapes and designs; Use the Pen tool to create and manipulate curves; Format and manipulate type; Save your work in the required format.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You can develop your skills further on one of our specialist short courses, or take an accredited course in Graphic Design starting in September.