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Illustrator - Introduction

This is the course for students wanting an introduction to the software used for graphic illustration and drawing techniques. Widely used in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design it is a course of special interest to those interested in graphic design, website development or video and animation production. This is an introduction to Adobe Illustrator and is suitable for beginners. The course will cover all the basics of using this vector graphics programmes and will introduce students to the skills that are used for graphic design, typesetting and creative work.
  • Who is it for?

    Learn the software used for graphic illustration and drawing techniques that is widely used in typesetting and logo graphic areas of design. It is a course of special interest to those interested in graphic design, website development or video and animation production. You may wish to combine this course with our Photoshop and InDesign courses

  • What does it cover?

    Illustrator environment; Creating Shapes, Control Stroke and Fill; Rotate tool; Reflect tool; Free Transform tool; Clipping Paths; Bezier Pen tool; Create Patterns; Create Gradients; Place Images; Create Brushes - Pattern, Art brush; Type Options - Warp and Filters; Live Trace tool; Design a logo.+ Illustrator environment; Creating Shapes, Control Stroke and Fill; Rotate tool; Reflect tool; Free Transform tool; Clipping Paths; Bezier Pen tool; Create Patterns; Create Gradients; Place Images; Create Brushes - Pattern, Art brush; Type Options - Warp and Filters; Live Trace tool; Design a logo.+

  • What will it be like?

    Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives. Ongoing monitoring of students' work including questions, observation and tasks. Start and End of class student self-assessment/achievement tick sheet.

    Ongoing monitoring of students' work including questions, observation and tasks. Start and End of class student self-assessment/achievement tick sheet.

    Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
    Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
    One-to-one and group discussion.
    How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
    Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Students will need to bring along their own USB memory stick, min 4GB.
    Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre.
    As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.

  • What could it lead to?

    Illustrator Stage 2
    This is the course for students wanting to learn the software used for graphic illustration and drawing techniques. Widely used in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design it is a course of special interest to those interested in graphic design, website development or video and animation production.
    Students may wish to combine this course with our Photoshop and InDesign courses.

    There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.

Available Courses

Illustrator - Introduction

This is the course for students wanting an introduction to the software used for graphic illustration and drawing techniques. Widely used in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design it is a course of special interest to those interested in graphic design, website development or video and animation production. This is an introduction to Adobe Illustrator and is suitable for beginners. The course will cover all the basics of using this vector graphics programmes and will introduce students to the skills that are used for graphic design, typesetting and creative work.

13 May 2024 – 08 July 2024
Monday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:2016D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Photoshop For Photographers

This course is designed to introduce artists and designers to the technical and creative use of a digital camera or device to help promote their work. You will learn how to take basic images and then how to format them for use on different platforms. Bring your camera to each session or if you do not have your own the college has a limited number of cameras but you will need to book one.

26 April 2024 – 14 June 2024
Friday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2014D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Illustrator - Introduction

This is the course for students wanting an introduction to the software used for graphic illustration and drawing techniques. Widely used in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design it is a course of special interest to those interested in graphic design, website development or video and animation production. This is an introduction to Adobe Illustrator and is suitable for beginners. The course will cover all the basics of using this vector graphics programmes and will introduce students to the skills that are used for graphic design, typesetting and creative work. If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: MWEnquiries@marywardcentre.ac.uk or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon-Fri

15 January 2024 – 04 March 2024
Monday, 14:30 to 17:30
Course Code:2015D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Photoshop - Introduction

A chance to gain understanding of Photoshop. The essential features that you will require for photograph, image and scanned image manipulation. You will learn about image selection tools, blending, modes, layers and layer effects, groups, patterns, styles, vector objects, adding text, clipping, masks and filters, history panel, history brush and snapshots.

24 April 2024 – 12 June 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:2018D
£193 / £68
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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15 January 2024 – 04 March 2024
Monday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2011D
£187 / £65
8 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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