Event DetailsWednesday 4th - Thursday 5th April 2018
09:30 – 17:00
Cloth Hall Court, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University
Brilliant course, absolutely loved my time here. It's given me all the tools to progress in my career.Attendee review, 14 February 2018
Adobe Illustrator has firmly established itself as a market leader in digital illustration and ‘infographics’, shaping the way branding and advertising has evolved over recent years. From cereal box design to multinational corporate logo and identity, Adobe Illustrator is at the heart of global visual communications.
This course will develop the skills you will need to create, manage, and edit vector artwork. Gain a sound introduction to the concepts of vector graphics and their implementation within the design process, and learn best practice approaches to boost your productivity.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Produce vector artwork for screen, web and print.
- Understand the application of vector-based graphics.
- Save time and boost your productivity as well as the quality of your finished design.
This course is ideal for you if:
- You want to produce impactful graphic visuals - from logo design to tracing complex images.
- You want to learn from an experienced practitioner and Adobe authorised trainer.
We expect delegates to be familiar with operating systems; able to navigate for files, and proficient using a keyboard and mouse.
(The price is inclusive and as an education provider we do not charge VAT.)
We offer a 10% discount to Leeds and Bradford Chamber of Commerce members. To claim your discount please call 0113 812 1725 and quote your Chamber membership number.
To keep you posted we will post upcoming additional dates for this course here. If you would like to enquire about future dates, please feel free to contact us.
We can design our courses to meet your specific business objectives, developing a tailored plan to deliver the results you're looking for.
- The opening module aims to build confidence in exploring and modifying the workspace. Browsing, opening and viewing documents and defining preferences, colour management and image navigation tools.
- Learn how to open, set up and manage document size, orientation, format and artboard properties for a range of uses such as screen, web and print. Learn how to build an efficient layer structure.
- Before you can edit vector graphics you'll learn how to select, place and arrange them on the artboard. Includes techniques for hiding, locking, duplicating and transforming objects.
- Learn how to create simple shapes, lines and grid objects. Master the pen tool and explore how custom shapes can be drawn and edited efficiently.
- Build complex artwork from simple rectangles and ellipses by combining them together, using the pathfinder panel to merge, join and divide objects.
- This module looks at techniques for specifying and applying colour strokes and fill swatches. Create patterns, gradients, colour groups and browse spot colour libraries. Capture colour inspiration as themes from your iOS and Android device and download them direct to your desktop app for use in your artwork.
- Create and apply special effects to object appearance. Once saved, these "styles" can be reapplied to multiple objects, saving you valuable time.
- Learn how to import and format text with character and paragraph formatting controls. Add text inside an object shape and around a path.
- This module looks at techniques for achieving consistent colour for print and web, including managing web-safe colour.
What will I learn?
You will learn:
- Essential drawing and production techniques using diverse tools and features.
- The advantages of vector-based graphics for developing your skills.
- How to use professional vector editing software correctly in order to save time and increase your productivity.
- The characteristics and concepts of vector graphics.
- Opening and defining specifications for new document settings.
- How to save and export artwork.
- How to customise the user interface to better suit your workflow.
- How to create simple shapes and objects with shape and line tools.
- How to create complex artwork using The Pen Tool to create custom shapes.
- How to work with colour, styles and effects to characterise your artwork.
- How to format type characters and paragraphs.
- How to work with layers and artboards to maximise your workflow efficiency.
Attending the course
We are open from 09:00.
Refreshments will be available and lunch will be provided.
All the materials you will need will be provided.
We’re based in the centre of Leeds at Broadcasting Place, and we have cutting-edge facilities including the Development Studio for desktop, web and mobile platforms. The studio draws on academics with extensive high-level industrial experience in advanced programming techniques and world-class creative digital content essential to success in the creative digital industries.
Trainer & Reviews
Gary Bradley is an Adobe Certified Instructor and an award-winning graphic designer with over 17 years' commercial experience working as a designer and Creative Director in digital print, animation, CGI and illustration.
Gary has led global projects in creative multimedia technology, art direction and management for prestigious brands such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Nike, and Sainsbury's. His courses are designed to nurture and enhance your talent. He will take the knowledge that you have got and help you become more adept, more effective and more productive. He will share with you proven best practice techniques and little-known short cuts that can and will save you hours - all delivered in a style and language that you can relate to.
Gary is a great teacher, really easy to chat to. He has been amazing in answering my questions outside of lessons too.Kiera Gardner, 24 January 2018
Great course, tutor and facilities.Jack Taylor, 24 January 2018
Gary was absolutely excellent, one of the best trainers i have come across.Attendee review, 20 January 2017
Brilliant course, would highly recommend, NTI staff really helpful & organisedAttendee review, 20 January 2017
Gary was fab, helpful and very knowledgeable.Attendee review, 3 November 2016
Gary is an asset to NTI and i would highly recommend him, the NTI facilities were absolutely perfect too in a great location with good proximity to transport links.Nick Elliott, 8 September 2016
Excellent course, very well presented. Clear to understand & at a good pace.Attendee Review, 4 May 2016
Absolutely BRILLIANT! Loved the course & Gary! Learnt so much in an enjoyable way. Now I want to do the Advanced course!Attendee review, 3 March 2016
Excellent course which is well taught & Gary presents in such a way that it is easy to understand.Attendee review, 3 March 2016
Gary's teaching style & approachability is perfect for this type of practical learning course. I honestly can't fault it!Attendee review, 3 March 2016
Fantastic course & tutor - couldn't have asked for anything better. Very good value for money!Rachel Percy, 21 January 2016
Everything was fantastic. The course was excellent and has really helped my understanding of Illustrator. Thank you!Attendee review, 3 November 2015