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Adobe Illustrator – Tutor Led

This Adobe Illustrator Training Course is available in our Pitman Training Scotland Centres in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dumfries, Inverness and Forres.

This course provides a complete introduction to Adobe’s industry standard software for producing print, multimedia and on-line graphics. Learn to create illustrations, drawings, maps, logos, advertisements, multimedia and web navigation graphics.

Course Duration: 1 Day

IT Tutor Led 3L

Upon successful completion of this one day workshop you will have covered:

Selection Tools & Drawing Tools

  • Drawing and modifying basic shapes
  • Using the pen and pencil tools to create paths
  • Adjusting path segments
  • Applying Stroke and Fill colours
  • Using the knife & scissors tools to slice a path or an object in two
  • Using paintbrushes
  • Pathfinder filters

Using Colour

  • Picking RGB, CMYK & Pantone colours
  • Using the paint bucket & the eyedropper
  • Gradients and blends, gradient mesh
  • Saving and modifying colours for later use

Working with Text

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

Working With Images

  • Placing photographs and other artwork into Illustrator
  • Using an illustrator path to mask an area of an image
  • Tracing the outlines of a photograph or bitmap image
  • Rasterising your vector artwork in bitmaps

Working with Layers

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


  • Page setup
  • Viewing the document and working in artwork or preview modes
  • Grids, guides, and other features to help you accurately position objects
  • Adding and using guidelines – locking and unlocking, positioning accurately
  • Getting information about the document and contents
  • Exporting artwork for Photoshop or for a DTP program
  • Tools & Palettes
  • Using the Info Palette & the Transform Palette to maintain accuracy
  • Moving, aligning, & grouping objects
  • Scaling, rotating and transforming and distorting objects
  • Using filters – Vector and bitmap filters

Practical Exercises

  • Creating Logos & Buttons
  • Building Compound Shapes
  • Working with Graphic Styles
  • Creating Headlines for Other Documents

This course is designed to show you how to:

  • Use vector drawing tools
  • Draw shapes, paths and patterns
  • Create and edit text outlines
  • Work with masks, layers and colour profiles
  • Create illustrations and logos for print and web

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Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

Claim up to £15,000 for Training your employees

This fund provides Levy Paying Companies an opportunity to up-skill or re-skill Employees and in turn, support economic growth.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a Levy Paying Employer
  • The Company must be based or operate in Scotland, wholly or partially
  • Employees must reside in Scotland

For more information on applying for this funding, contact our Course Advisors by clicking below:


A funded training opportunity is now available to those facing redundancy or those who have been made redundant from March 2020 onward.

The National Transition Training Fund aims to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering short sharp training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

If you are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020 and are aged 25 or over, you can access an industry recognised qualification to help you gain employment.

For further information on how to proceed then contact us referencing the course(s) you are interested in.

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