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Adobe Illustrator training

All levels of Illustrator training courses are taught by Illustrator expert, Angie Taylor – a motion graphic designer and illustrator with 25 years industry experience.

Angie was employed by Adobe’s as their senior demo artist in the UK for many years and has several tutorials featured on Adobe TV. She is an author with five books published on motion graphic design and several video training courses on Lynda.com.

In 2014 Angie moved to the south coast to set up her own private art school – Creative Cabin. Her passion is providing creative training to designers and artists and inspiring them with new ideas and techniques. As well as offering one-to-one bespoke training at the Creative Cabin, she also offers on-site training at your own place of work.

Illustrator training details

Adobe Illustrator is more powerful than ever before. In this Adobe Illustrator training Angie Taylor shows just how easy it can be to use. Get a tour of the interface, gain an understanding of the workflow, and be introduced to core techniques like working with artboards, understanding layers and objects, and making and moving selections. Angie also shows how to create images from shapes, apply color, reshape paths, and save and export artwork for the web, print, or animation.

Topics include:

  • Setting up a new document
  • Navigating within the workspace
  • Understanding layers and objects
  • Creating images from shapes
  • Applying color
  • Using the Appearance panel
  • Creating shapes with the Blob Brush and Eraser tools
  • Working with the Pen and Pencil tools
  • Tweaking, exporting, and saving artwork

1. Getting to Know Illustrator

Setting up a new document
User interface tour
Navigating within the workspace
Working with artboards
Understanding layers and objects
Making and moving selections

2. Creating Images from Shapes

Using the shape tools
Combining shapes with the Pathfinder
Grouping objects
Transforming objects
Isolating shapes
Working with text

3. Applying Color

Fills and strokes
Gradients
Coloring artwork

4. Alternative Techniques

Using the Appearance panel
Creating shapes with the Blob Brush and Eraser tools
Working with the Pen and Pencil tools

5. Tweaking, Exporting, and Saving Artwork

Reshaping paths
Saving and exporting artwork

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Location

The Creative Cabin is situated to the east of Brighton on the cliff-tops, overlooking the English Channel. It’s a beautiful and inspiring place to learn about your favourite software applications.

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