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Adobe Illustrator - Accredited Diploma in 4 weeks

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£10 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 Month
8 CPD points / hours
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Our Diploma in Adobe Illustrator introduces students to the basic concepts of design and teaches how to create artwork with the Adobe Illustrator application. Adobe illustrator is a vector-based graphic editor and design tool and can be used for logos and typesetting, among many other designs. Illustrator works in conjunction with Photoshop & InDesign as a part of the “holy trinity” of graphic design. In this course, you will learn the skills and knowledge you need to design and create images to a professional standard while adding a whole new layer to your skill set as a designer and builds skills in this area with hands-on lessons.


Course Syllabus:

  • Lesson 1 -

    Introduction To Illustrator

    Get introduced to Adobe Illustrator! This lesson will get you familiar with the vector editing powerhouse that is Illustrator. Learn all of the possibilities of what we can design with the application and understand the key skills needed to progress through this course. Dive straight in covering topics such as installation, opening documents and how to use layers.

  • LESSON 2 -

    Illustrator Tools & The Interface

    The workspace is the life of Illustrator, it contains all the necessary tools and menus to help you find a workflow that matches your current skill set. In this lesson, we will set up and customize a standard workspace, discussing all of the different options like our toolbar and the many available panels. During this lesson we will discuss the many tools available in Illustrator and break them down into easy to learn categories so you will know exactly when and why you would use a specific tool.

  • LESSON 3 -

    Design Elements

    In this lesson you will develop a “Designer’s Eye”, by understanding the building blocks of Design. You will understand how to use Line, Shape and Colour in and combine these elements with the Illustrator tools to help add structure to your designs.

  • LESSON 4 -


    Typography plays a critical role in all designs from strengthening your brand, creating interest in your designs, and highlighting the message of your artwork. Learn all of the theory behind what makes a good typeface and put it all into practice with a hands on look at how typography is used in in Adobe Illustrator and our designs.

  • LESSON 5 -

    Logo Design Principles

    Logo design is all around us. They serve as instant reminders and points of recognition of products or brands. Here we examine best practices associated with creating logos and the challenge of incorporating a client’s ideologies into a single graphic, all while utilising the power of Adobe Illustrator for logo creation. We will also dive into the importance of colour in our designs by looking at how they affect our overall design and logo design.

  • LESSON 6 -

    Infographic Design

    Infographics are visual representations of data and information. They are intended to help convey information faster, as the mind processes images faster than words. We will be discussing the different infographic elements available and the best practices when designing infographics before approaching our own infographic creation in Adobe Illustrator.

  • LESSON 7 -

    Creative Techniques

    This lesson breaks away from the topical based lessons to focus solely on Adobe illustrator and how we can increase our understanding of some of the tools. We will tackle some creative techniques to fully develop your understanding of the Adobe Illustrator tools and their possibilities.

  • WEEK 8 -

    Finishing Touches

    With all of our knowledge know obtained on various topics, tools and skills, it is time to put it all into action with a defining project. Understand the steps involved from creation to export and finialish your artwork with all of the essential finishing touches.


On successful completion of this Diploma in Adobe Illustrator Course learners can purchase a CPD Diploma

This certificate will be produced in PDF format.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Diploma Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with online, email and phone support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.

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