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. 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.


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
  • 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 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 Adobe 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 offer this course in live online format for you to participate from your home or your office. We also run classroom based courses at our London studios. Whichever mode you choose you can be assured that all other attendees will be attending in the same mode as you.

To book a (live) online course and learn from home click on the 'Online' tab above. To book a classroom based course, at our studios, click on the 'Classroom' tab above.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our Adobe Illustrator Introduction 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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Book an online place

These courses are delivered live and online using Zoom. 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 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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