Adobe Illustrator + Photoshop Primer

Learn the basics of both Adobe Illustrator AND Photoshop to kick start your design skills with these world-leading applications.

These very different applications are part of every designers skillset. Illustrator is used to create scaleable vector graphics that can be used at any size. Adobe Photoshop is a bitmap (pixel-based) program which was originally designed for working with photos but now can do so much more. Learning to use both together, is very useful for different types of graphics and an ideal way to get started with both programs.

  • Course Outline

    Illustrator Tools & Panels
    Draw Shapes
    Typography & Working with Text
    Using & Applying Colours
    Create Logos & Icons
    Share Your Graphics


    Photoshop Tools & Panels
    Opening or Importing Photos
    Combining Text & Graphics
    Resize And Crop Images
    Work With Layers
    Basic Retouching Techniques
    Use Colours & Web Safe Colours
    Optimising Photos
    Save Images for Web And Print

    Download the PDF which shows a more detailed description of what is covered. 

  • Used to Create

    Photoshop is ideal for:

    Working with photos
    Web Banners & Graphics
    Creative imagery

    Illustrator is ideal for:

    Branding Design and to Create Logos
    Illustrations and Maps
    Creative Typography
    Technical Drawings
    Packaging and Labelling
    For Fashion Textile Design
    For Wallpapers Designs
    and much more...

  • Who Should Attend?

    Anyone who wants to design and create unique graphics that are scaleable for print or web.

    Marketing Personnel
    Business Owners & SME's
    Printers and Publishers and Designers

  • Takeaways

    On this course you will learn how to work efficiently and productively using the various tools in both Illustrator and photoshop.


    • Comprehensive Course Notes
    • Certificate for Career Progression
    • UnlimitedPost training e-mail support


Really having fun with the designs and just love using the mac, never ever thought I would be saying that!
Thanks again for your invaluable help couldn’t have got this far without you!


Tina was a good Teacher, she was very patient and knowledgable. The class was very relaxed, the day went by in a flash and I learnt a lot. The course was was taught on a one-to-one basis. I would certainly book another!

General Information

Training typically starts at 9.30am and finishes at approximately 4.30pm each day.

For Tailored courses we can adjust the timings to suit the individual or group.

Online training can be taken at a prearranged time and date and typically in three or four hour sessions.


  • Comprehensive Course Notes & Resources
  • Certificate for Career Progression
  • Lunch & refreshment each day
  • Dedicated experienced trainer
  • All equipment & software PC or MAC*
  • For tailored courses - combine relevant applications
  • Tailored courses on Dates/times to suit you
  • UNLIMITED post-training email or phone supports

About Us

Computer Graphics Training have been providing software training courses, consultancy and graphic design services to a diverse range of companies for over 25 years.