Adobe Illustrator Essentials

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, 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.

  • Course Outline

    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

  • Used to Create

    Branding Design and to Create Logos
    Illustrations and Maps
    Exhibition Graphics
    Pop-Up Stands
    For Creative Typography
    Technical Drawings
    For Packaging and Labelling
    For Fashion Textile Design
    For Wallpapers Designs
    and much more...
  • 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
    Exhibition Designers
    Packaging Designers & Artworkers
    Textile & Fashion Designers
    Exhibition Designers
    Marketing Professionals
    Anyone wanting to Create Infographics

  • Takeaways

    On this course you will learn how to work efficiently and productively using the various drawing tools to create graphics that can be used for all types of documents and media.

  • Pre-requisites

    • No previous knowledge required.
    • Scanner, digital camera, iPad, iPad Pro with Apple Pencil or tablet camera is helpful
    • Paper & eraser.

Illustrator can be combined with companion programs such as Adobe InDesign, Quark XPress and Adobe Photoshop which are the tools professional designers use

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Very relevent - work undertaken was all work that i needed to do for my job. The training was specific to what i needed to do. Very professional. Very up to date and more than one machine to get used to all the media. Extremely friendly atmosphere. very relaxed. I felt very welcome the whole time i was there I would definately recommend this.

Thoroughly enjoyable and found the course both useful and informative. Very nice setting to learn in.


Really having fun with the designs and just love using the mac, never ever thought I would be saying that! Thanks again for your invaluable help couldn’t have got this far without you!

Tina was a good Teacher, she was very patient and knowledgable. The class was very relaxed, the day went by in a flash and I learnt a lot. The course was only for one day, and was taught on a one-to-one basis. I would certainly book another!

General Information

Training typically starts at 9.30am and finishes at approximately 4.30pm each day.

For Tailored courses we can adjust the timings to suit the individual or group.

Online training can be taken at a prearranged time and date and typically in three or four hour sessions.


  • Comprehensive Course Notes & Resources
  • Certificate for Career Progression
  • Lunch & refreshment each day
  • Dedicated experienced trainer
  • All equipment & software PC or MAC*
  • For tailored courses - combine relevant applications
  • Tailored courses on Dates/times to suit you
  • UNLIMITED post-training email or phone supports

About Us

Computer Graphics Training have been providing software training courses, consultancy and graphic design services to a diverse range of companies for over 25 years.