Graphic Design with Illustrator – Beginners

Graphic Design with Illustrator – Beginners

This course introduces you to this leading graphic design software, showing you how to create complicated 2-D vector drawings and typographic effects.

  • Course Type Adult - Leisure
  • Subject Area Graphics and Photography
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Beginners
  • Location Victoria House
  • Course Length 9 weeks
  • Start Date Various (see overview below)
  • End Date Various (see overview below)
  • Day Tuesday
  • Times 18.30-20.30
  • Fee £170 per term
  • Reduced Fee £83 per term

This course is for those with little or no experience of Illustrator.

  • Spring term: 14/01/20 to 17/03/20
  • Summer term: 21/04/20 to 23/06/20

What topics will I study?

You will learn how to:​

  • Effectively use the Illustrator workspace
  • Draw basic vector shapes and lines
  • Organise your drawing using layers
  • Create a logo using the Pen tool
  • Create website buttons and icons
  • Generate creative effects with typography
  • Merge elements to create compound shapes
  • Convert hand-drawn illustrations to vectors with Image Trace
  • Create various 3-D effects for typography and objects
  • To us aligning, compound shapes and graphics styles
  • Transform effect and liquify tools​
  • Live paint​
Entry Requirements

This is an in-depth professional design software so is only suitable for those with good basic computer skills.


Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. All computers have Adobe CC on Windows 10. You can use this software outside of lesson time in the Learning Centres.

Additional Costs

It would be an advantage, but not essential, to obtain a copy of Adobe CC whilst on the course.

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