Adobe Illustrator Intermediate 4 Week Evening Course

London Software Training
Course summary
Professional Training
4 weeks
245 - 295 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Professional Training
Course Dates
Online courses
245 GBP

295 GBP

Course description

Adobe Illustrator Intermediate 4 Week Evening Course

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics software that allows you to create everything from web and mobile graphics to logos, icons, book illustrations, product packaging and billboards. 

This London Software Training Adobe Illustrator course covers the concepts of digital illustration and design and teaches you everything you need to know to create incredible artwork such as maps, corporate logos, icons and complex illustrations. 

You’ll leave with the confidence to apply your newfound knowledge and broaden your creative horizons. 

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is ideal for anyone who has a foundation knowledge of Illustrator and is looking to build on their existing skills. The Illustrator training will greatly aid anyone looking to further their study or gain employment within the design, architectural, construction and engineering fields.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Students will receive a certificate on successful completion of this course. 

Training Course Content

The Pen Tool

• Drawing Paths with the Pen Tool
• Mastering the Pen Tool
• Editing Paths
• Editing Anchor Points
• Direct Selection Tool Shortcuts
• Shortcuts for Related Tools
• Pencil and Eraser Tools

Strokes and Paths

• Outlining Paths

• Offsetting Paths


• Setting up Documents
• The Artboard Tool
• Artboard View
• Editing Artboards
• Rearranging Options
• Best Practice
• Artboards and Advanced Guides
• Artboards and Interface
• Artboards and Smart Guides


• The Appearance Panel
• Making new Strokes
• Making new Fills
• Layering
• Applying Filters
• Object Attributes
• Multiple Attributes
• Applying Live Effects

Graphic Styles

• Overview
• Graphic Style Libraries
• Creating Graphic Styles
• Saving Graphic Styles
• Graphic Styles and Appearance


• Overview
• Working with Brushes
• Using Brush Libraries
• Brush Types
• Editing Brushes
• Creating a Calligraphic Brush
• Creating a Scatter Brush
• Creating an Art Brush
• Creating a Pattern Brush

Transparency and Blends

• The Transparency Panel
• Blend Options


• Working with Symbols
• Using Symbol Libraries
• Editing Symbols
• Creating Symbols
• Symbol Sprayer Tool

Image Trace

• Settings
• Adjustments
• Editing

Live Paint

• Live Paint Overview
• Live Paint Tools
• Live Paint Explored
• Selecting Areas
• Selecting Paths
• Gap Detection

Advanced Patterns

• Working with Patterns
• Pattern Libraries
• Creating Patterns
• Editing Patterns
• Modifying Patterns

Recolour / Live Colour

• Colour Editing Overview
• Live Colour Overview
• Modifying Colour in Artwork
• Using Colour Libraries
• Extracting Colours from an artwork

Advanced Gradients

• Gradient Tool
• Gradient Panel
• Creating Gradients
• Editing Gradients
• Using Gradient Libraries
• Gradient Annotator
• Freeform Gradient Tools
• Gradients and Transparency

Separations Preview

• Overview
• Using Separations Preview
• Options

Creating Blends

• Overview
• Blend Options
• Creating a Basic Blend
• Expanding a Blend


• Distortions
• Drop Shadow
• Feathering
• Stylize Effects
• Scribble Effects
• Warp Effects
• Other Filters
• Warp and Distortion Tools
• Expanding Appearance

3D Functions

• Extrude and Bevel Effect
• Revolve Effects
• Transforming Effects
• Other Filters

Warp & Distortion Tools

• Using Warp Effects
• Expanding Appearance

Gradient Mesh

• Overview
• Gradient Mesh Tool Selecting
• Editing


• The Graph Tool
• Creating Graphs
• Inputting Graph Data
• Editing Graphs

Envelope Distort

• Using Warp
• Using Mesh
• Envelope Distort Options
• Uses and Limitations
• Releasing and Expanding

Advanced Type Functions

• Style Sheets
• Touch Type Tool
• Area Type
• Colouring Type & Frames
• Type on a Path

Perspective Drawing

• Switching On & Off
• Grid Options
• Editing the Grid
• Perspective Tools
• Drawing in Perspective

Shape Builder Tool

• Overview
• Relationship to Pathfinder

Course delivery details

This is a 4 week course, one evening each week, 6.45pm to 9.30pm 

London Software Training courses are delivered live online and in-classroom, offering you the option to attend from the comfort of your home or at our training studio in Hackney, east London.

Live online training enables you to:

  • See the lecturer's live screen - guiding you step by step
  • Share your live screen with the lecturer who can offer immediate help and feedback
  • Speak with other students, as you would in a classroom setting

We provide a link to download the free software trial 2 days before your training (trials are free for 30 days). Closer to your training, we will send a link to join the online training.

Please put in as much practice in between sessions as you can so that you develop and retain your new skills. After your course finishes, you will need to practice for at least 2 weeks, putting in as much time and effort as possible - we promise that you will get so much more out of your training if you do this!


Your course price includes:

  • Free group course re-take within 18 months
  • Expert teaching from practising architects, designers and software pros
  • Hands-on, practical lessons
  • Tailoring of syllabus and work on your projects
  • Video tutorials and digital reference book for revision and development
  • LST certificate of completion for your CV and LinkedIn
  • Free career guidance

Continuing Studies

Adobe Illustrator opens up many opportunities within various industries, we offer guidance on CV and portfolio building as part of the course. You may also want to look at London Software Training’s Career Development Packages to develop your creative opportunities.

Career path:

  • Videography
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography

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