Illustrator training details

Adobe Illustrator is more powerful than ever before. In this Adobe Illustrator training, motion graphic designer and illustrator, Angie Taylor shows just how easy it can be to use. Get a tour of the interface, gain an understanding of the workflow, and be introduced to core techniques like working with artboards, understanding layers and objects, and making and moving selections. Angie also shows how to create images from shapes, apply color, reshape paths, and save and export artwork for the web, print, or animation.

One-to-one Adobe Illustrator training

All Adobe Illustrator courses at Creative Cabin are one-to-one courses. All courses are taught by Adobe Community Expert, Angie Taylor.

Angie will customizse the training course to fit your unique workflow. There’s just you and Angie at the desk. You can go at your own speed and ask questions whenever you want.

All courses are bespoke and can be customised to fit your own needs.

Your Instructor

Angie worked as a motion graphic designer for over 25 years. You can see examples of Angie’s work here on her portfolio.

Angie is an Adobe Community Professional. She has worked with Adobe since the early 1990’s. She regularly helps people on the Adobe community forums. She was their senior demo artist for video products for many years. She toured the world, speaking at trade shows and conferences on behalf of Adobe and Apple.

Angie is a published author with five books on motion graphic design. She also has several video training courses. These are available on LinkedIn Learning & Lynda.com. Angie also has several tutorials featured on Adobe TV.

In 2014 Angie moved to the south coast to set up her own private art school – Creative Cabin. At the cabin, Angie provides one-to-one bespoke training in several creative software applications.

Angie’s passionate about creative training. She loves to inspire designers and artists with new ideas and techniques. You can read some reviews of Angie’s training here on Google or Facebook.

Training Location

The Creative Cabin is situated to the east of Brighton on the cliff-tops, overlooking the English Channel. It’s a beautiful and inspiring place to learn about your favourite software applications.

If you cant get to Creative Cabin that’s no problem. Angie can offer you onsite training. She also offers remote training via Adobe Connect.

Customer Reviews

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Topics include:

  • Setting up a new document
  • Navigating within the workspace
  • Understanding layers and objects
  • Creating images from shapes
  • Applying color
  • Using the Appearance panel
  • Creating shapes with the Blob Brush and Eraser tools
  • Working with the Pen and Pencil tools
  • Tweaking, exporting, and saving artwork

1. Getting to Know Illustrator

Setting up a new document
User interface tour
Navigating within the workspace
Working with artboards
Understanding layers and objects
Making and moving selections

2. Creating Images

Using the shape tools
Combining shapes with the Pathfinder
Grouping objects
Transforming objects
Isolating shapes
Working with text

3. Applying Color

Fills and strokes
Gradients
Coloring artwork

4. Alternative Techniques

Using the Appearance panel
Creating shapes with the Blob Brush and Eraser tools
Working with the Pen and Pencil tools

5. Exporting & Saving 

Reshaping paths
Saving and exporting artwork

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