Course Code: AIL01

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Our one day Illustrator course is the ideal starting point for anyone who wants to be able to effectively use Adobe’s professional illustration and graphics software. Learn live online or visit us at our London training studios. This course will give you a thorough understanding of vector graphics. You will learn essential Adobe Illustrator skills including how to use the pen tool, how to edit paths and modify objects. Your expert tutor will guide you through how to work with colours, gradients, layers, fonts and images. You’ll soon be able to create eye-catching illustrations and stunning text effects, create professional-looking logos and printable documents. View course dates and booking form.


Completing this Adobe Illustrator course will enable you to do the following and more:

  • Understand core concepts of vector graphics
  • Master the Pen Tool
  • Effectively edit paths
  • Work with colours
  • Access Adobe Illustrator AI
  • Conceptualise, consider and refine Logo drafts
  • Design professional Logos
  • Export designs for web and print
  • Develop a brand identity
  • Letterhead and stationery design
  • Create social media assets


  • Core Illustrator Concepts
  • The Interface
  • Creating Illustrator Documents
  • Drawing in Illustrator
  • Working with Layers
  • Working with Transparency
  • Modifying Objects
  • Working with Colours in Illustrator
  • Text copy in Illustrator
  • Outputting your Artwork
  • Save for Web & Devices
  • Save as editable PDF
  • Prepare for commercial print


Our introductory Adobe Illustrator course is ideal for beginners. You don’t need any existing knowledge of the software; only basic PC or Mac skills are required. If you already have a basic working knowledge of Illustrator, then Platform’s Intermediate Adobe Illustrator or Advanced Adobe Illustrator courses might be more suitable for you. We can also provide one-to-one training in Adobe Illustrator.


We run classroom based courses at our London studios. We also offer this course in live online format for you to participate remotely. Whichever mode you choose you can be assured that you will receive the same engaging, interactive training. Private training is also available.


Book a classroom place

These courses are delivered at our London studios. You do not need to bring anything with you as all equipment is provided. You can choose to use Windows or Mac when you book.


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Book an online place

These courses are delivered live online. To participate you will need a reliable broadband internet connection and a copy of the software already installed on your computer.


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Book private, bespoke training

We offer this course in a range of private and fully bespoke formats including: one-to-one training, private groups and on-site at your premises. Contact us with your requirements.


Any questions?

If you have any questions about our beginners Illustrator course please send us a message using our contact page and we will reply to you as soon as possible – or call us on 0203 3974567.


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