City Lit Pro: Adobe Illustrator intensive

Course Dates: 04/02/22 - 18/02/22
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
City Lit Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace. On this intensive and fast-paced course you'll learn the fundamental skills you need to design and manipulate vector graphics to create graphics, logos and simple illustrations using Adobe Illustrator. Students should be comfortable with a fast-paced learning environment and have good computer skills.
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Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £349.00 Concession £213.00

Course Code: VK539

Fri, day, 04 Feb - 18 Feb '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

In this course, you will learn to use the essential tools in Illustrator using up-to-date software
Through creative demonstrations and practical exercises, you will learn Illustrator’s fundamental tools and panels. Starting with the pen tool to understand and design vector graphics from scratch, you will quickly learn how design with simple shapes and manipulate them to create graphics, designs and illustrations. You will learn how to design with type and how to save graphics effectively. You will create patterns and symbols to use in your illustrations and save your graphics for different formats.
This course will enable students to design with Illustrator for the Web and print, whether you’re working as a company employee, freelance or to produce your personal projects.

What will we cover?

• Managing the Illustrator work environment
• The Layers panel
• Rulers and measurements
• Vector Graphics
• Pen tool- drawing with Paths
• Stroke, Fill and gradients
• Drawing with Shapes
• Editing and transforming Shapes
• Creating complex graphics
• Designing with Type
• Creating patterns
• File Formats for print and Web.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Choose colour space effectively
• Create multi-layered images
• Create and manipulate vector graphics
• Draw using the Pen Tool
• Draw using the Shape Tool
• Apply colour to fills and strokes
• Build complex shapes
• Create illustrations with type
• Create patterns
• Save and export in various file formats – both for print and web.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge of Illustrator is required,However, students should be confident and competent computer users on a Mac or Windows PC and be proficient with a mouse and keyboard in either a creative software, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or equivalent and should be able to download, upload, save, open and retrieve files. Some awareness of design for print or any other art/design practice would be useful.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, and by completing practical exercises on Computer. Computers are provided for each student with all the necessary software installed. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. Notes will be provided.
Should you wish to practice homework you will need to have access to your own Adobe® Creative Cloud licence for Illustrator, which is what will be used to teach this course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

To participate on this course you will need access to the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud. As a City Lit student, you may be entitled to student discount on Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Please visit the Adobe website for full details.

You will need to create an Adobe account using your City Lit email address which includes your student number. (This is in the format You can access your City Lit email through your supplied Office 365 account.

Please check the suitability of your computer system here: Adobe system requirements Adobe Creative Cloud for Students - system requirements

*Please note that your Adobe account is not accessible to City Lit and no technical support can be provided. At renewal, you will need to create another Adobe account using your personal email.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please click here to view our flowchart which outlines all courses in the Adobe area and their progression courses.

Andrea Marzano

Andrea is a skilled and qualified educator, currently teaching various areas of Design and Marketing, emphasizing real world practice and the latest trends. She studied graphic design at the Royal College of Art and Education at Westminster University. She has over 14 years’ commercial experience working as an art director for high profile advertising agencies on local, pan European and global accounts in Sao Paulo, Rio, London and Amsterdam. She has also freelanced for small agencies and in-house marketing and design studios in London. She now splits her time between teaching, her own practice and her young family.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.