Adobe Illustrator training
at your office.

Learn from professionals in instructor‑led training.

Learn Adobe’s industry-standard vector graphics tool to create logos, drawings and more.

Our comprehensive one-day courses in Illustrator are delivered by our highly experienced instructors throughout Southern Ontario and the GTA. Choose from two standard courses, or build your own course to meet your specific needs.

Adobe Illustrator training at your office.

Learn from professionals in instructor‑led training.

We travel to you.

Training delivered right to your office on a day that works best for your team.

Hands-on experience.

Professional instruction, lots of practise time, and solutions for your Illustrator concerns.

No computers? No problem.

If you're short on computers, we will gladly supply a laptop for each person.

Everything you need to succeed.

We provide a free assessment to determine the right course content for your team.

Illustrator is a vector-based graphics program. You use it to create drawings or to edit images that will be scaled, like logos.

Our comprehensive one-day courses in Illustrator are delivered by our highly experienced instructors throughout Southern Ontario and the GTA. Choose from two standard courses, or build your own course to meet your specific needs.


Standard Illustrator Courses

1 day of training, reference manuals and 30 days of technical support: $ 325 / person

Minimum charge of 3 people. Discounts available for groups of 6 or more.

Level 1

Creating Illustrations

Learn how to use Illustrator to create “drawn” graphics.

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Level 2

Complex Illustrations

Draw complex illustrations and enhance them by using various painting options.

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Build your own custom course.

Have specific needs, or just want a more personalized experience? Simply send us your list of topics or we can work with you to create a full-day course. Mix‑and‑match beginner and intermediate topics to ensure every person gains valuable knowledge.

Every "build your own course" includes a customized reference manual featuring your topics, and the same 30 days of technical support as our standard offerings.

    $ 350 / person

Minimum charge of 4 people. Discounts for groups of 6 or more.

$ 350 / person. Minimum charge of 4 people. Discounts for groups of 6 or more.

Level 1: Creating Illustrations

1 day of training, reference manuals and 30 days of technical support: $ 325 / person (discounts available)

This course focuses on using Illustrator to create “drawn” graphics. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Illustrator to create illustrations that include graphics and text. You will:

  1. Identify the components and capabilities of Illustrator.
  2. Create basic shapes.
  3. Create custom paths.
  4. Create graphics that contain custom text.
  5. Customize objects.
  6. Customize basic shapes.
  7. Prepare documents for deployment.

Course Prerequisites: familiarity with computer basics.

  

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Illustrator

  • Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphics Composition
  • Evaluate Graphics Scalability
  • Navigate the User Interface
  • Customize the User Interface
  • Lesson 2: Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes

  • Create Documents
  • Save Documents
  • Draw Basic Shapes
  • Lesson 3: Creating Documents Containing Customized Paths

  • Draw Paths
  • Modify Paths
  • Lesson 4: Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text

  • Insert Text
  • Apply Flow Text Along a Path
  • Insert Bounded and Threaded Text
  • Apply Text Styles
  • Insert Typographical Characters
  • Lesson 5: Customizing Objects

  • Import, Place, and Link Graphics
  • Alter the Appearance of Objects
  • Lesson 6: Customizing Basic Shapes

  • Apply Strokes and Brushes
  • Fill Shapes
  • Apply Graphics Styles
  • Distort Text with Text Envelopes
  • Lesson 7: Preparing Documents for Deployment

  • Update Text
  • Wrap Text
  • Hyphenate Text
  • Optimize Content for Print
  • Optimize Content for the Web
  • Optimize Content for PDF Documents

Level 2: Complex Illustrations

1 day of training, reference manuals and 30 days of technical support: $ 325 / person (discounts available)

In this course, you will draw complex illustrations and enhance them by using various painting options. You will also use painting tools, manage colors, format type, work with effects, prepare artwork for commercial printing, and prepare graphics for the web. You will:

  1. Draw complex illustrations.
  2. Enhance artwork by using painting tools.
  3. Customize colors and swatches.
  4. Format type.
  5. Enhance the appearance of artwork.
  6. Prepare content for deployment.
  7. Set up project requirements.

Course Prerequisites: knowledge of Illustrator Level 1 topics.

  

  • Lesson 1: Drawing Complex Illustrations

  • Apply the Grid, Guides, and Info Panel
  • Combine Objects to Create Complex Illustrations
  • Organize Artwork with Layers
  • Create a Perspective Drawing
  • Trace Artwork
  • Lesson 2: Enhancing Artwork Using Painting Tools

  • Paint Objects Using Fills and Strokes
  • Paint Objects Using Live Paint Groups
  • Paint with Custom Brushes
  • Add Transparency and Blending Modes
  • Apply Meshes to Objects
  • Apply Patterns
  • Lesson 3: Customizing Colors and Swatches

  • Manage Colors
  • Customize Swatches
  • Manage Color Groups
  • Adjust Color
  • Lesson 4: Formatting Type

  • Set Character Formats
  • Apply Advanced Formatting Options to Type
  • Lesson 5: Enhancing the Appearance of Artwork

  • Apply Effects to an Object
  • Create Graphic Styles
  • Apply a Mask to an Object
  • Apply Symbols and Symbol Sets
  • Lesson 6: Preparing Content for Deployment

  • Prepare Artwork for Printing
  • Prepare Transparency and Colors for Printing
  • Create Slices and Image Maps
  • Save Graphics for the Web
  • Prepare Documents for Video
  • Prepare Files for Other Applications
  • Lesson 7: Setting Project Requirements

  • Identify the Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs
  • Determine and Evaluate Standard Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use
  • Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities