Adobe Illustrator Fast Track Silver Training Course - (Beginner + Intermediate)

Docklands Media


£954 inc VAT
Study method
5 Days, Full-time
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Location & dates

3 Laybourne House
Admirals Way
East London


Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Adobe Illustrator training, neither are we. Let us know on the first day and we will make it right. Otherwise, we will refund 100% of your money.

Lifetime Support
Once you have completed your Illustrator course, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any questions or technical issues, related to what you’ve learned on your training course.

24-Month Free Class Retake
If you want to come back and attend this Illustrator course again to refresh your skills, you have 24 months to do so. The retake is free of charge.

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Illustrator Fast Track Silver is a combination of the Beginner and Intermediate courses. It is a great way to learn how to create outstanding vector graphics to be used in print, web, video or mobile platforms in a short amount of time. With hands-on practice, you will be guided through some real life projects by one of our expert instructors.

Introduction to Illustrator

  • Toolbox
  • Overview of the palettes
  • Control bar
  • Views
  • Preferences

Using the Selection Tools

  • Selection Tool
  • Direct Selection Tool
  • Editing selections
  • Tips and tricks

Working with Drawing Tools

  • Pen Tool
  • Adding/removing points
  • Paths
  • Pencil Tool
  • Smooth Tool
  • Reshape Tool
  • Eraser

Layout Tools

  • Working with Guides, Grids and Rulers
  • Stacking order
  • Grouping
  • Alignment and Distribution

Working with Colour

  • Colour palettes
  • Colour Terminology
  • Fill and Stroke options
  • Gradients


  • Creating and editing type
  • Typeface attributes
  • Working with paths
  • Frames

Compound Paths

  • Creating compound paths
  • Editing compound paths
  • Updating the structure

Working with Images

  • Importing images
  • Matching colour
  • Linking and Embedding


  • Different file formats
  • Saving images
  • Optimising for the web


  • Object Guides
  • Smart Guides
  • Exact positioning

Shape Builder

  • Merging shapes together
  • Subtracting one shape from the other
  • Creating complex shapes


  • Understanding the different modes
  • Using Pathfinder to create complex shapes

Clipping Masks

  • Using Clipping Masks
  • Advantages
  • Creating and releasing a clipping mask

Pen Tool

  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Scissors and Knife Tools
  • Average command
  • Splitting paths

Live Trace

  • Using Auto-Trace
  • Tracing options
  • Expanding a traced image
  • Recolouring artwork


  • Advanced colour modes
  • Colour palettes/swatches
  • Gradient Editor and the Colour Picker

3D Effects

  • Revolving and Rotation
  • Texture mapping
  • Using filters to change lighting

Working with Charts

  • Importing chart data
  • Formatting and customising charts
  • Working with graphs
  • Styling a graph


  • Symbol Tools
  • Instances
  • Symbol Sprayer
  • Managing symbols

Who is this course for?

Those who want to learn the fundamentals of one of the most powerful vector drawing tools out there. Our instructors will help you learn how to create and edit geometric shapes, design logos, use type, and work with colour.


You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

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