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If you’re looking for really great Adobe Illustrator Training you’re in the right place.

Companies large and small choose us – why? Your own tailored, Adobe Illustrator Training course, at your own premises at the same price as a standard course from elsewhere.

On your Adobe Illustrator training course, you will learn how to create sophisticated vector artwork for virtually any medium. You will learn to capture your ideas easily with industry-standard drawing tools, and experiment freely with flexible new color controls.

The JMD Training difference is clear:

  • We come to you – your Illustrator Training will be given on your site
  • We can train using your own files and images
  • There will only be people from your company on your course
  • We offer a money-back guarantee if any delegates are not completely satisfied
  • The training date is around you, not us!
  • Our prices are astounding
  • We can assess all learners in advance for free
  • Our courses are never cancelled

Visit our blog If Only I’d Known That,; we have called it that because we hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only we had an extra £50for every time someone says “If only I’d known that.” ….

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Course Type Cost per day
1 to 1 training £345+ VAT
2 to 4 delegates £525 + VAT
5 to 8 delegates £745 + VAT

Prices are PER DAY, and NOT per-person! E.g. if there’s 6 people on the course, you pay £745 + VAT.

Our Adobe Illustrator training course will help you explore its main features and unlock the secrets to using the package in an efficient and creative manner, whether you are a complete beginner or self-taught.

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Who should attend

This one day course is aimed at new and novice users of Illustrator. This course is ideal for those who have little or no experience using Adobe Illustrator and who need to learn the basic skills that are necessary to begin using the program effectively.


Students should be familiar with Macs/PCs and their respective environments.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course you will be familiar with the Illustrator working environment and be confident in creating and manipulating open and closed paths, working with type and outputting to both print and web.

Course Content

Understanding the Interface

  • The Illustrator interface
  • Setting preferences
  • Understanding the artboard and its components
  • Showing/hiding and rearranging panels
  • Using the tools and control panel
  • Creating and using Workspaces
  • Zooming in and out
  • Opening, closing and saving a file.

Selection Techniques

  • Selecting objects
  • Working with the Selection and Direct selection tool
  • Selecting type
  • Using the Navigation panel
  • Switching between Outline and Preview mode
  • Creating custom views

  • Creating a new file
  • Working with rulers, grids and guides
  • Setting Grid and Guide preferences
  • Inserting and resizing additional artboards
  • Drawing rectangles, squares, ovals, circles, polygons and stars
  • Aligning, Distributing, grouping and ungrouping objects
  • Using different drawing modes.


  • Understanding the difference between filling and stroking an object
  • Applying different stroke styles and weights
  • Working with the colour and swatches panel
  • Applying colour to object fills and strokes.

More Drawing Tools

  • Drawing line and arc segments
  • Drawing spirals
  • Drawing grids
  • Using the Pen and Pencil tools
  • Working with anchor points to add, remove and convert to corner points.

Transforming Objects

  • Using the scale, skew and rotate commands
  • Using the transform again command
  • Working with the Pathfinder panel.

Working with Type

  • Adding type to a document
  • Creating columns of type
  • Setting character and paragraph properties
  • Working with text wrap
  • Setting type along a path.

Working with Layers

  • Understanding the role layers have within an Illustrator file
  • Creating and naming new layers
  • Showing, hiding and locking layers
  • Rearranging layers
  • Moving objects from one layer to another
  • Deleting layers and setting layer options.


  • Outputting your artwork to Print and for the Web.

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