Adobe Illustrator

Learn the skills to become creative with Adobe Illustrator CC. A practical hands-on tutorial for users of all levels. You'll learn how to create stunning designs graphics, pictures and icons


All levels

2 Days


Online resources

Learning Options for this Course


This course can be taken at our Training Centre in Dublin 2. Socially distanced learning. Full interaction with expert trainers.

Virtual Classroom

Daytime or evenings using iLiveLearning. Full interaction with the trainer, just like in the classroom. Software provided.

Self-paced eLearning

Self-paced online course on our Learning Hub with Assessment and Certification. 1 Year access. Software required.

Skills You will have at the end of the Course

  • Understand vector graphics and creative industry terminologies
  • Design and create Illustrator artwork from scratch
  • Work with images and layout pages for posters, fliers or ads
  • Create infographic elements, icons and logos
  • Create graphs and charts and link to Indesign
  • Make maps, plans and point of sale signage

Course overview

Go from Zero to Hero on this 2 Day hands on course that takes you through the Key fundamentals of this amazing graphic design application.


Course participants must have good computer, file management, keyboard and mouse skills. No prior knowledge of Illustrator is required.


At the end of the course, you’ll be Certified by the Irish Academy of Computer Training

Who would benefit

Existing Illustrator users, beginners looking to get an understanding of Adobe Illustrator, or upskill to a career into the following creative areas, Graphic Design, Web Design, Social media & Digital Marketing, Interior Design, Production Design, Video and animation.

Why take the Course

To become proficient in Adobe Illustrator, to be able to produce a wide range artwork. This includes being able to create and edit infographics, logo Design, maps, posters, flyers, web UI and large format point of sale graphic design.

Online Option


Course curriculum

Day 1 : Illustrator Course Curriculum
Day 1

On Day 1 you will cover the following topics;


  • The Workspace
  • Take a look around
  • Panels and Palettes


  • Starting a New Document
  • Print vs Screen ?
  • File formats, Resolution, Colour Mode
  • Document Navigation, Zooming and Panning
  • The Pasteboard


  • Basic drawing objects
  • The Stacking order
  • An introduction to Layers
  • Grouping and Isolation mode


  • Alignment tools
  • Pathfinder and Shape making


  • The White arrow
  • Vectors and Anchor points
  • The Pen tool, adding, editing, deleting
  • Basic Curves
  • Drawing from scratch


  • Cutting tools
  • Simple effects
  • Introducing Text
  • Gradients and Blends


  • Bringing it all together
  • Creating your first Illustrator artwork, a 45 minute recap
  • Saving your files.


  • Colours Swatches and Libraries
  • Advanced Text
  • Time for a challenge, finish the day with a 60 minute recap of the day
Day 2 : Illustrator Course Curriculum
Day 2

On Day 2 you will cover the following topics;


  • Art Boards
  • Editing, adding, deleting
  • Save to PDF
  • Export for other formats


  • Working with Images
  • Linking and embedding
  • Clipping masks
  • Page Layout
  • Rulers and Guides
  • Importing Text
  • Working in Columns
  • Linking Text Frames
  • Text Wrap


  • Symbols
  • Image Trace
  • Making icons
  • Looking at Stock
  • Infographics
  • Recap Exercise


  • Graphs and Charts
  • Linked files to Indesign
  • Overview of online content


  • Final Exercise
  • Creating Maps and Plans

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