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Illustrator Training

For me this was without doubt the most creative and downright fun training course I've ever been on; not only for discovering the tools and functions of the software but also for the wonderful trainer who led the course. He was animated, funny and with years of industry knowledge - was extremely knowledgeable.

Stephen Whitehead - Bellerbys College

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What is Illustrator Training?

If you want to learn how to produce professional looking vector graphics - look no further than Adobe Illustrator training.

Illustrator Training

The vast majority of company logos and major signage you see in print or online will have been created in Illustrator - it's an essential tool for any graphic designer.

Discover the unique features of Illustrator, including how to create logos, professional type effects, complex airbrush effects and colour control on our 2-day Adobe Illustrator training course.

Aimed at those new to Illustrator or with limited experience, our Illustrator course is taught by professional graphic designers who have been running courses for years. Over the 2-day training course they will pass on their knowledge of how to use Adobe Illustrator like a professional. By the end you will be able to use Illustrator with skill - your only limitation will be your creativity!

As well as our public Illustrator training courses in Brighton, we can also tailor private and in-company to your requirements.  Call us on +44 (0)1273 622272 for a consultation.

Most graphic designers use Illustrator with InDesign and Photoshop, book all three together for a great discount. Click the banner below for more information.

Course Objectives

Once you've attended our Illustrator training course, you will be able to:

  • Use the Illustrator interface with ease and competence
  • Create professional graphics using Illustrator
  • Use Illustrator's complex airbrush effects and colour control
  • Turn your design ideas into real, finished creations

Course Feedback

The Illustrator Training course covered a wide range of topics and was very clearly presented by an excellent trainer

Charlie Price - GVS Assist

Very thorough course with good pace and time for questions. Everything was explained in detail so that we understood how to achieve good results. Plenty of new tools covered and effects explained too.

Kate Storey - Will Create

The Illustrator course built up basic knowledge for absolute beginners so that my confidence grew with each module.

Annabel Johnson

I started this course with zero knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. But after the course I feel that I have the tools to carry out all my work.

Trever Campbell - Department of Work & Pensions

I found the programme relatively easy once I had got the basics. The training manual is good – I can find what I need, and generally work out what to do from it. I have had very little time to apply my new skills – practice is very definitely needed, and the trainer did emphasise this!!

Polly Stebbens - BHCC

the Trainer delivered an insightful, really useful and extremely fun introduction to Illustrator. Highly recommended. I now feel confident applying what I have learned back at the office and it will greatly enhance my daily work.

Tracey Webber - Enable Ltd

Silicon Beach's Adobe Illustrator course enabled me, a beginner, to fully grasp the software in a comfortable environment with great support and attention. I loved it and will take another course here definitely!

Veronica Malley - St Wilfrid's Hospice

What a course! I loved every minute of it. the Trainer was very enthusiastic & was very clear when explaining. She made sure she could relate various steps to each person's job which made it personal.

Katie Hanley - Travel Places

This course gives a great introduction to Adobe Illustrator, and more. The tutor is extremely knowledgeable and a great character!

Sam Caveney - Ricardo UK

Superb tutor with enormous energy. Great facilities and lots covered. I'm feeling completely inspired and can't wait to use all these new skills!

Nina Cornwall - Glyndebourne Productions Ltd

the Trainer was a brilliant trainer. Her wealth of knowledge about Illustrator is excellent and her teaching style is fun and easy to follow. I would recommend this course to beginners and intermediate designers. Thank you very much, I now feel confident using Illustrator.

Lorna Coward - Hurstpierpoint College

The Trainer has amazing enthusiasm for design, which made the course feel not only interesting but exciting also. I came into this training not really knowing much about Illustrator and I left knowing its capabilities and excited to start designing!!

Jennifer Sachs - GroundSure

Great course, enthusiastic trainer and all at a convenient location.

Dani Rose - Amber House

An excellent course as with the other adobe packages (InDesign and Photoshop). The content is great, but what makes it work is the tutor, who is amazing and has a world full of knowledge on these packages.

Alena Walker

Another amazing course with the Trainer! She is such a great character and teaches courses in such a fun and interesting way.

Amy Downes - Eljays44 Ltd

Illustrator Training was loads of fun and I learnt a lot. This knowledge will definitely be useful in my day to day job and enhance the quality of work.

Jennifer Kreger - Brighton Alridge Community Academy

Another great course from the Trainer. Feel much more confident using Illustrator now.

Jemma Jones - University of Sussex Library

This course has taken my Adobe fear away. I feel capable of working with Illustrator now and build on my knowledge.

Rebecca Koch - Camlock Systems Ltd

Illustrator Training Course Content

Selection Tools & Drawing tools

  • Drawing and modifying basic shapes
  • Using the pen and pencil tools to create paths
  • Using brushes
  • Using the pathfinder tool
  • Selection tools and options
  • Understanding isolation mode
  • Using live trace

Using Colour

  • Applying Stroke and Fill colours
  • Mixing and picking RGB, CMYK & Pantone colours
  • Using Kuler & the ‘live colour’ panel
  • Re-colouring artwork with ‘live colour’
  • Gradients and blends, gradient mesh
  • Saving and modifying colours for later use, and then importing them
  • Using ‘live paint’ to simplify complex illustration tasks

Working with Text

  • Typing directly onto the page and importing text from a text file
  • Setting text attributes (font, colour, size, kerning, etc.)
  • Wrapping text around objects or flowing along a path

Working With Images

  • Placing images and other artwork into Illustrator
  • Choosing whether to link or embed images
  • Working with clipping paths
  • Modifying image colours and appearance
  • Using ‘live trace’ to create vector art from photographs

Effects and the Appearance Panel

  • Using effects and appearances
  • Multiple fills & strokes on a path
  • Creating and using graphic styles

Working with Layers

  • Creating layers - setting layer properties
  • Viewing, hiding and locking layers
  • Moving objects between layers


  • Document profiles
  • Managing artboards
  • Grids, guides, and positioning
  • Adding and using guidelines
  • Exporting artwork for Photoshop or InDesign
  • Using the Info Panel & the Transform Panel
  • Moving, aligning, & grouping objects
  • Using envelope distortions
  • Creating and altering symbols
  • Creating 3D objects in Illustrator
  • Keyboard Shortcuts


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For in-company or private training please request a quote

There are no scheduled dates for this course.

Total price (excluding any discounts and offers)
£1,895.00 ex VAT
£2,274.00 Inc VAT

Course Details

  1. Course Title

    Illustrator Training

  2. Duration

    1 Day

  3. Price Starting From

    £1,895.00 + VAT

Onsite Training

This course can be run in-company anywhere in the world & we can tailor the content to focus on your requirements.

We regularly provide training in London, Manchester, Bristol and all over the United Kingdom.

Who is this course for?

Graphic designers, small business owners, creative professionals and marketers who need to create illustrations, logos, marketing materials or any type of graphics using Adobe Illustrator. No previous experience is required but we do recommend familiarising yourself with the Illustrator interface.