Adobe Illustrator Essentials for Textile Designers

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Adobe Illustrator Essentials for Textile Designers:

This is a comprehensive introduction to Adobe Illustrator. The course has been designed to enable anyone new or starting with Illustrator to produce professional graphics, designs and illustrations.

The course covers Illustrator’s sophisticated drawing and text controls, creating complex shapes, using adjustable strokes, using painterly effects and the Image Trace and LivePaint features allowing you to create beautiful, professional artwork and designs.

Throughout the two days the emphasis is on practical, hands-on learning with a series of exercises designed to consolidate new skills and build confidence.

You Will Learn

  • To Use the Graphic Tools and Panels
  • To Create Shared Libraries & Assets
  • Use Artboards and Layers
  • Create Colour Swatches and Schemes
  • Use and Manipulate Type Effectively
  • Draw and Paint Brushes, Symbols
  • Working with Graphs
  • Place and Export Files
  • Create Stunning Scaleable Graphics
  • Create Infographics

What is Illustrator used for?

  • To Create Logos
  • Illustrations and Maps
  • Infographics
  • Exhibition Graphics
  • Pop-Up Stands
  • For Creative Typography
  • Technical Drawings
  • For Packaging and Labelling
  • For Fashion Textile Design
  • For Wallpapers Designs

and much more...

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Illustrator
  • Getting Started
  • Creating New Documents
  • Exploring Panels & Workspaces
  • Essential Shortcuts
  • Artwork / Object Features
  • Illustrator Panels
  • Creating Shapes
  • Drawing with Illustrator
  • Painting with Illustrator
  • Using Colour & Colour Themes
  • Using Libraries & Assets (CC only)
  • Using Layers
  • Typography & The Type Tool
  • Using Fonts from Typekit (CC only)
  • Importing graphics
  • Transforming objects
  • Using Artboards
  • Using Effects & Applying FX
  • Using LiveTrace
  • Using LivePaint
  • Creating Infographics
  • Saving and Exporting
  • Printing Illustrator Files
  • Adobe Draw & Line - Design on the Go

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wants to create stunning vector graphics that will scale to any size and who would like to convert their designs to a digital format including;

  • Graphic Designers
  • Branding Designers
  • Illustrators
  • Exhibition Designers
  • Packaging Designers & Artworkers
  • Textile & FashionDesigners
  • Exhibition Designers
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Anyone wanting to Create Infographics

Illustrator can be combined with companion programs such as Adobe InDesign, Quark XPress and Adobe Photoshop which forms part of most designers creative armoury.

Additional entry requirements

As this course is aimed at beginners no previous experience is required.

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

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Certificate of Attendance

Study Hours:

12 hours



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Course type:

This is a distance learning course

Total time for completion:

2 weeks

per course


Customised dependent on number of delegates/location


More info on price: GROUP TRAINING For two or more attendees from the same company, please call for special pricing from £150 per person per day.

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