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


Suitable for all levels

94 Lessons : 11 Hours

Certification Awarded

1 Year access

Watch the video about this Illustrator Course

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 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.

Course curriculum

Part 1 : Illustrator Course Curriculum

We start with these 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
Part 2 : Illustrator Course Curriculum

And progress to these.

  • 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