Illustrator 101: Yellow belt HC063 / K30

Start date
20 May 19
2 Days
Academy Class, Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester M12 6JH View on Google Map


Explore a number of functions and tools needed to create basic vector illustrations. Discover how to create documents, explore graphic sizes, image resolutions, colour concepts and design principles. Familiarise yourself with the interface and panels to boost your confidence with this program.

Learn how to use colour swatches, and patterns as well as a number of other tools, whilst learning how to create geometrical shapes and control their appearance. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to create artwork and export projects confidently for different media.


At end of the course, you should be able to:

  • set up Illustrator projects and identify project requirements
  • prepare graphics for web, print and video format text using various typographical features and techniques
  • apply design principles to create graphic compositions
  • modify and apply colours
  • create symbols, place images and organise artwork using layers
  • archive, export, and publish graphics


This course is for graphic designers, or people transitioning into a design job or taking on design responsibilities, who need to use Adobe Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements or other graphic documents. They may have little or no experience with Illustrator, although they may already use Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.

We will assume little or no prior knowledge of Illustrator in this course but you should have a basic working knowledge of either the Windows or Mac interface as well as exposure to either Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

Course fee includes lunch and refreshments. This course is also available online. And we have many other top courses available for designers and developers. Please email for more information

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heated memberActivity fee£337.45 +VAT
heated non-memberActivity fee£397.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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