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Adobe Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator Course will give attendees the skills to become creative with Adobe Illustrator CC. A practical hands-on tutorial for users of all levels. You'll learn how to create stunning designs graphics, pictures and icons.


Intermediate to Advanced

2 Day Course

Certification Awarded

Online Resources

Course overview

  • Go from Zero to Hero on this 2 Day hands on course that takes you through the Key fundamentals of this amazing graphic design application.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Understand vector graphics and creative industry terminologies
  • Design and create Illustrator artwork from scratch
  • Work with images and layout pages for posters, fliers or ads
  • Create infographic elements, icons and logos
  • Create graphs and charts and link to Indesign
  • Make maps, plans and point of sale signage

Who would benefit

  • Existing Illustrator users, beginners looking to get an understanding of Adobe Illustrator, or upskill to a career into the following creative areas, Graphic Design, Web Design, Social media & Digital Marketing, Interior Design, Production Design, Video and animation.

Why take this course

  • To become proficient in Adobe Illustrator, to be able to produce a wide range artwork. This includes being able to create and edit infographics, logo Design, maps, posters, flyers, web UI and large format point of sale graphic design.


  • At the end of the course, you’ll be Certified by the Irish Academy of Computer Training.
  • CPD Certification

CPD Certification


  • Course participants must have good computer, file management, keyboard and mouse skills. No prior knowledge of Illustrator is required.
  • Software is provided in the Classroom and Live Virtual options

Learning paths

Why choose IACT

  • Ireland’s leading training provider for 30 years
  • Full-time Certified Trainers who use the software every day
  • Smaller class sizes to accelerate learning

Course curriculum

Day 1 : Illustrator Course Curriculum
Day 1

On Day 1 you will cover the following topics;


  • The Workspace
  • Take a look around
  • Panels and Palettes


  • Starting a New Document
  • Print vs Screen ?
  • File formats, Resolution, Colour Mode
  • Document Navigation, Zooming and Panning
  • The Pasteboard


  • Basic drawing objects
  • The Stacking order
  • An introduction to Layers
  • Grouping and Isolation mode


  • Alignment tools
  • Pathfinder and Shape making


  • The White arrow
  • Vectors and Anchor points
  • The Pen tool, adding, editing, deleting
  • Basic Curves
  • Drawing from scratch


  • Cutting tools
  • Simple effects
  • Introducing Text
  • Gradients and Blends


  • Bringing it all together
  • Creating your first Illustrator artwork, a 45 minute recap
  • Saving your files.


  • Colours Swatches and Libraries
  • Advanced Text
  • Time for a challenge, finish the day with a 60 minute recap of the day
Day 2 : Illustrator Course Curriculum
Day 2

On Day 2 you will cover the following topics;


  • Art Boards
  • Editing, adding, deleting
  • Save to PDF
  • Export for other formats


  • Working with Images
  • Linking and embedding
  • Clipping masks
  • Page Layout
  • Rulers and Guides
  • Importing Text
  • Working in Columns
  • Linking Text Frames
  • Text Wrap


  • Symbols
  • Image Trace
  • Making icons
  • Looking at Stock
  • Infographics
  • Recap Exercise


  • Graphs and Charts
  • Linked files to Indesign
  • Overview of online content


  • Final Exercise
  • Creating Maps and Plans

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