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4th May - 5th May | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Adobe Illustrator Advanced Course, May Foundation Course


Creating basic Documents

  • Explore the pre built Document Profiles
  • Shortcuts to navigate the Artboard
  • Work in a Custom Workspace

Drawing in Illustrator

  • Use the Pen tool for straight lines
  • Add, delete or adjust points along a path
  • Understand how Bezier Curves work, learn to draw and edit these Curves
  • Freeform drawing and editing with this powerful tool
  • Create Logos using simple Shapes
  • Using Live Trace to transform your hand drawn sketches into vector artwork that can be further adjusted
  • Modifying Objects

Lasso select and the other goodies in the Select Menu

  • Transform objects with scale, shear, rotate & reflect tool
  • Be precise using Smart Guides, Grids & Guidelines
  • Align, Group & Duplicate to achieve better results
  • Layers palette: Hide & Lock Objects
  • Intro to Isolation Mode for effective editing
  • Working with Colours in Illustrator

Difference between Swatches and Colour palette

  • Applying colour to Stroke and/or Fill
  • Adjusting Stroke with the Stroke palette
  • Live Colour for perfect Complementary / Analogous colours
  • Live Paint as an easy way to colour artwork
  • Introducing Gradients & Patterns

Text copy in Illustrator

  • Point, Area and Type on a path
  • Import Body Type & fix Spelling Errors
  • Find and Replace Text or Insert Typographic Characters
  • Create Text Outlines to design your own fancy headlines

Outputting your Artwork

  • Defining cropping area
  • Saving your artwork in vector formats
  • Save for Web & Devices

Find out more and book:

To book a place on this course or for more information please email us training@sync-store.co.uk or call on 0330 159 5901.

If you’d like to arrange a private course, please get in touch to discuss with our team.

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