Illustrator tutorials

Learn Illustrator basics, or upgrade your existing skills with our bite-size tutorials recorded by one of our own Adobe certified Illustrator instructors designed to inspire.

Presented by one of our trainers from the Certitec training team, view a wide range of video tutorials that will help you up your Illustrator game by understanding the power of vectors, shapes and brushes.

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How do I create graphics for use in video?

How do I create graphics for use in video?

Creating graphics for video (After Effects, Premiere Pro or Animate) can be challenging since they are many aspect…

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How do I create an airbrush effect with a mesh?

How do I create an airbrush effect with a mesh?

Our video shows how we can clone a tomato using the eye dropper and mesh tool. This means you can create a complex grid…

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How do I scale text from the centre?

How do I scale text from the centre?

We show how easy it can be to scale a text frame from the centred outwards in Illustrator. The ability to use the…

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How do I create a freeform gradient?

How do I create a freeform gradient?

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How do I use the appearance panel?

How do I use the appearance panel?

The appearance panel provides the ability to add new fills and strokes with gradients in Illustrator. This can be…

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What’s the difference between vector and pixel?

What’s the difference between vector and pixel?

We look at the real differences between what is a vector and what is a pixel-based graphic. Vector graphics…

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What are anchor points and how are they controlled?

What are anchor points and how are they controlled?

Understanding shapes and anchor points is extremely important in Illustrator. Any shape you create in Illustrator is…

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How do I create a vector ellipse logo?

How do I create a vector ellipse logo?

Our video shows how to draw ellipses in a controlled and accurate manner whilst taking advantage of smart guides. They…

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How do I create a 3D pie chart infographic?

How do I create a 3D pie chart infographic?

Learn how to convert data into a pie graph/chart and easily add amazing effects! Discover how the direct selection tool…

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How do I draw vector shapes the easy way?

How do I draw vector shapes the easy way?

Understanding anchors in Illustrator is fundamental to mastering the drawing of objects. We demonstrate how smart…

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How do I learn more about vectors?

How do I learn more about vectors?

Vectors have many benefits over pixel based elements. The biggest advantages of vector is that since they're…

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How do I create linked circles rings?

How do I create linked circles rings?

Whilst creating two overlapping rings seems an optical illusion - it is an Illustrator function. We introduce the…

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How do I create text around a bottom path?

How do I create text around a bottom path?

When creating type-on-a-path at the bottom, if you already have type at the top - it can be more productive to…

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How do I format my text on a path?

How do I format my text on a path?

In addition to the normal text formatting options, the type-on-a-path function enables more options for additional…

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How do I create text around a top path?

How do I create text around a top path?

Text can not only be positioned around a circle path - but can be formatted according to the precise effect you are…

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How do I advance the trace feature?

How do I advance the trace feature?

Once an bitmap/raster graphic has been converted to a vector using the trace feature, the direct selection tool can be…

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How do I use the live paint feature?

How do I use the live paint feature?

The live paint function enables an easy way to apply different colours from the live-paint bucket function. This…

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How do I create a background element?

How do I create a background element?

A background element as part of a logo is a fairly standard design requirement. The ellipse tool in conjunction with…

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How do I use the trace image feature?

How do I use the trace image feature?

The trace image function enables a bitmap/raster image to be converted to a vector (series of paths) object. This means…

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How do I place / insert a new graphic?

How do I place / insert a new graphic?

Inserting a new graphic into Illustrator can be a very logical process. After selecting File and Place you can either…

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How do I setup a brand new art board?

How do I setup a brand new art board?

When creating a new art board (document) its good to know about intents, units, margins, bleeds and pixels at the very…

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