Course Details and Schedule

Illustrator is a software package used for creating illustrations such as diagrams, technical drawings, maps and logos. It produces vector-based graphics which can be scaled without losing quality making them ideal for printed documents. Illustrator can also be used for simple page layout. This course must be taken before the Illustrator: Further techniques course. (Did you know there is a free, open source equivalent called Inkscape? We run Inkscape courses too.)

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Overview and setting up the interface
  • Creating shapes
  • Modifying shapes
  • Gradients
  • Working with layers
  • Working with text
  • Saving documents
Course information
Intended audience Staff and students who need to produce logos and technical illustrations
Prior knowledge Basic IT skills. Knowledge of text formatting in a word-processing package such as Word.
Resources A course book must be purchased when you attend the course (included in the Cost below)
Software Illustrator CS6
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Where next? Illustrator: Further techniques
Taught using:
Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) / Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme


Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.