Adobe Illustrator course

Join a teacher-led practical course for beginners, learn how to use Adobe Illustrator in graphic design and build your first portfolio cases.
/6571 learners
4, 6
Study with a live teacher online!
Adobe Illustrator course
Join a teacher-led practical course for beginners, learn how to use Adobe Illustrator in graphic design and build your first portfolio cases.
/6571 learners
4, 7
Study with a live teacher online!

Training duration

3
classes
per week
practical lessons
week
course
2
6
1 ½ hours each
1. Understand design principles
It will be easier for you to use your creative potential to accomplish the tasks set by your client
You will learn to
2. Create design
After the course, you will be able to create design from beginning to end.
4. Work with composition
It will be easy for you to work with composition, observing the rules of typography and applying the latest fonts in your work.
3. Create a selling portfolio
You will make your portfolio truely eye-catching, as you can fill it with works done in accordance with all the rules of web design.

Course programme

Participate in virtual classes or watch the recorded sessions
Ask questions and chat with a live expert
Study materials
Your lecturer will answer your questions personally
We provide our learners with resources and recorded lessons. Keep them to refresh your knowledge whenever you need to.
100% interactive course

Adobe Illustrator overview

1
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Setting up your workspace in Adobe illustrator

⦁ Creating a new document with several artboards, drawing a complex geometric figure and colouring it with tools

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Adobe Illustrator
Panels
Hotkeys
Pallets
1. Adobe Illustrator scope
2. Raster vs Vector
3. A Bezier curve
4. Pixels
5. Interfaces and tools
6. Adobe Illustrator settings
7. Settings for panels
8. Settings for pallets
You will practice

Main tools

2
content and tools
You will learn
⦁ Creating a business card layout using the tools taught in the lesson

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Paintbrush
Free Transform
Pattern swatch
RGB and CMYK
1. Tools in detail
2. Brushes palette
3. To create your own brush
4. To create your own patterns
5. To make your own swatch palette
6. Process colours
7. Spot colours
8. Gradient
You will practice

Guidelines

3
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Making a booklet layout with 2 folds

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Guidelines
Net tool
Crop marks
Prepress
1. Artboard rulers
2. Global rulers
3. Units
4. Contour and real objects
5. Booklet template
6. Formats
7. Folding
8. Booklet layout
You will practice

Effects basics

4
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Making a logo with any effects

⦁ Drawing a sketch

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Vector Effects
SVG-styles
Raster Effects
NTSC-colors
1. Types of effects
2. Deformation
3. Shadows
4. Contour
5. Volumetric Image
6. Perspective and distortion
7. Imitation
8. Stylization
You will practice

Pixel image tracing

5
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Drawing an outline sketch

⦁ Making vector pics using automatic tracing

⦁ Coloring

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Pen
Fill box
Selection
Transparency panel
1. Types of image tracing
2. Tracing panel overview
3. Automatic tracing
4. Exporting to Photoshop and CorelDraw
5. How to work with PNG, TIFF, JPEG
6. Layers panel
7. Contouring with pen tool
8. Stroke techniques
You will practice
Realistic images
6
content
and tools
You will learn
⦁ Your final project

Your teacher will check your results and give a detailed feedback
Tools
Size and distance
Perspective grid
Skewing
Shearing
1. Main aspects of perspective
2. To draw objects in perspective
3. To attach/detach objects
4. Text and symbols in perspective
5. Rotation parameters
6. Lighting effects
7. Fills and strokes
8. Course review
You will practice
Participate in virtual classes or watch the recorded sessions
Ask questions and chat with a live expert
Study materials
Your lecturer will answer your questions personally
100% interactive course
We provide our learners with resources and recorded lessons. Keep them to refresh your knowledge whenever you need to.
You want to change your job

The course will be suitable if:

You want to develop your own business
You want new experience
You want to improve your practical skills
If you would like to try and work in the field of design, the best way to start is to learn to use the main tools. Adobe Illustrator will help you to edit vector graphics.
This course will help you learn to use convenient tools for if you want to work on developing your own visual brand.
If you've already learned graphic design and you would like to improve your skills in vector graphics editing, you can choose this basic course on Adobe Illustrator.
If you would like to learn new skills that can turn into a hobby, try Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to work with vector graphics.
The eLearning platform



How are classes delivered?
Virtual classes
Home tasks
During your course, you will get practical and written tasks to complete outside of the scheduled lessons (home study). Our expert tutors will check your work and give you regular feedback, which will go towards your accredited certification.
Community


We keep our students constantly motivated by providing them with regular feedback and a direct channel of communication with each other and our practising experts. Live tutors share professional up-to-date information and will help you keep on track to complete your qualification with confidence.
As soon as your course starts you'll get access to the educational platform where you will find your study materials. You will also be able to communicate with tutor and other learners in your class.
You do virtual face-to-face training with a tutor in a small group. You ask questions and get answers. Training is also available in the recording if you miss the class but the live participation stimulates your progress.
Student reviews
I have wanted to start learning adobe illustrator for a long time. I am glad that there are notes and various materials for each lesson.Nothing vague, everything is clearly explained. You can always count on feedback, which is important.
Florence Burgess
Great Adobe Illustrator training! I'm a beginner and didn't know how to approach illustrators. Here, the information is given in a very detailed form, where to start, what basic tools you should know at the beginning of the journey. I am glad that I learned about this course. The information content for me is huge!
Joseph Burke
I am a real fan of online courses and go through everything of interest that I have time for. I had not yet used Illustrator so I had to study the program from scratch. The digital illustration course caught my eye. What was my surprise when after a few hours I was able to draw good icons!
Frank Lewis
I want to say thank you for the interesting and informative Adobe Illustrator lessons! Tips on using hotkeys and other shortcuts that significantly speed up work were helpful. It's cool that you show how to arrange work for a portfolio, work with colour.
Sarah Barnett
Student reviews
I have wanted to start learning adobe illustrator for a long time. I am glad that there are notes and various materials for each lesson.Nothing vague, everything is clearly explained. You can always count on feedback, which is important.
Florence Burgess
Student reviews
I have wanted to start learning adobe illustrator for a long time. I am glad that there are notes and various materials for each lesson.Nothing vague, everything is clearly explained. You can always count on feedback, which is important.
Florence Burgess
Student reviews
I am a real fan of online courses and go through everything of interest that I have time for. I had not yet used Illustrator so I had to study the program from scratch. The digital illustration course caught my eye. What was my surprise when after a few hours I was able to draw good icons!
Frank Lewis
Student reviews
Great Adobe Illustrator training! I'm a beginner and didn't know how to approach illustrators. Here, the information is given in a very detailed form, where to start, what basic tools you should know at the beginning of the journey. I am glad that I learned about this course. The information content for me is huge!
Joseph Burke
Student reviews
I want to say thank you for the interesting and informative Adobe Illustrator lessons! Tips on using hotkeys and other shortcuts that significantly speed up work were helpful. It's cool that you show how to arrange work for a portfolio, work with colour.
Sarah Barnett
Student reviews
I want to say thank you for the interesting and informative Adobe Illustrator lessons! Tips on using hotkeys and other shortcuts that significantly speed up work were helpful. It's cool that you show how to arrange work for a portfolio, work with colour.
Sarah Barnett
Study and earn
A graphic designer is a promising profession: amid the rise of e-commerce, the market is facing a shortage of skilled graphic designers. These specialists usually work on the development of corporate identity, create the graphic part of web interfaces. A graphic designer can work from anywhere in the world, be it as a freelancer or an employee.
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Manage to get a discount on the course
£80*
Upfront
payment
from *£, if you pay monthly
To be enrolled in this course, you must:
⦁ Be over 18 years old on the first day of the course

⦁ Speak and read English fluently

⦁ Have an access to a desktop/tablet device


Get this course at £80 per month:
⦁ We offer secure payment plans with equal payments split over 2-4 months. To use this option you'll have to fill in our application form.

⦁ Service provided by Stripe inc. We reserve the right to deny your instalment plan application at our discretion

Course fee

£640
discount until 21.03.2021
A Personal Certificate will be presented to you after you have completed the course.

Qualification

Personal certificate
Your CV right after the course

Key competencies:

Design and transform vector objects

Work with colour, create vector gradients and patterns

Create icons and transform images and photos into vector objects

Design unique lettering and fonts

Create textures and 3D lettering

Prepare files for printing and usage
Job opportunities



384 vacancies were scanned on Indeed.co.uk based on the current market demand to create this course. We guarantee that your skills are up to date.
of our learners were able to find a new job or increase their income within 6 months after the course
74%
British HR-specialists recommends us
There is no doubt that the ICS is an excellent place to study. You'll be able to boost your career and raise your salary by learning skills from the ICS courses.
Within six months of completing the course, 74% of our learners were able to find a new job or increase their income.
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HR-specialist in Digital Farm
FAQ:
How do the online courses work?
Studying at International Career School is an entirely unique experience, unlike any other online course. You are personally guided by a professional teacher and provided with regular opportunities to discuss and submit your work to get expert feedback and analysis on your homework:
  • Live group sessions are held where the whole class is online with the teacher every week for 1.5 hours.
  • All live interaction is recorded for you to re-watch at your leisure, along with written content.
What materials do I get on this course?
  • 6 Live Group Masterclasses with your teacher and the whole class
  • Comprehensive course notes
  • 30-day access to all of the above
  • Access to a learner chat group
Is this course suitable for beginners?
Yes. The course caters for learners who have little or no prior knowledge. Learners with previous experience can also greatly benefit from ICS courses.
Are there academic entry requirements?
No. There are no academic requirements for this course. This course or programme is practical and therefore aimed at those who wish to develop their skills to a professional standard.
What equipment do I need to take this course?
We recommend that you have access to the items below to make the most of your course:
  • A laptop or PC with a stable Internet connection and the capacity to use necessary software.
  • The Chrome web browser
  • Preinstalled The Zoom app
  • Adobe Ilustrator
Please note that ICS will not be liable for any costs relating to software access purchases. Therefore, we recommend that you only purchase course materials once you have confirmed that you will take the course.
What support do I get during this course?
Throughout your course, you will be instructed and supported by a professional teacher. You will be able to contact your teacher via the eLearning platform, raise any issues that you may encounter on your course, and receive a response. All of the teachers are highly experienced in their professional fields and will be able to offer valuable advice and guidance. You will also be able to participate in a learner chat group where you can raise specific questions related to the module you are currently taking.
How to enrol on the course?
Our courses are available on training start dates and in order of payment.
To secure a place, please contact our Registration assistant or take the following steps:
  • Read through our Terms and Conditions before booking.
  • Click on 'Select the start date'. Please make sure you are booking for the correct course and option (i.e., start date, Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu if more than one option is available).
  • Click "Enrol now" and follow the steps through to the completion of the booking.
If your preferred dates are sold out, you can join the waiting list and we will let you know if a place becomes available.
How can I pay for my course?
After processing your booking, our Registration team will be in touch to request payment. We accept payment by Visa and MasterCard. All payments are secured and processed by the Stripe system.

Please note that the courses have practical lessons. They require access to professional software that is not included in the course fee.

Remember, we have a 100% refund policy. You can claim a refund at any time before the course starts.

If your company is paying for the course, our Registration team will email you an invoice with the payment details. If you need our banking details to make a payment, contact our team and they'll be happy to forward them to you or help with any other payment query you might have.
How can I take advantage of the instalment plans?
We propose several payment schemes: for 2, 4 and 6 months. If you would like to pay in instalments, please, contact our Registration team on the eLearning platform.
Will I get a certificate after the course?
Yes, you will receive a certificate or diploma of completion after completing home assignments, payment plan and assessment. It will confirm your new skills.
What happens if I need to cancel or postpone the course?
Our full Terms and Conditions can be found on our booking page. If you need to transfer from one course to another or change the date, please contact your registration manager as soon as possible. We will always try to help.
Help! My question is not answered here.
If you have further questions, please contact our registration manager, who will be happy to help.