Adobe Illustrator Introduction

2 Days

Description

In this introductory Adobe Illustrator course you’ll learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create high-quality illustrations, logos, and other custom artwork. This class is for anyone who needs to understand the workspace, tools, and drawing features that are available in Adobe Illustrator.

What you’ll learn in this training course:

  • The Illustrator workspace
  • Essential Illustrator tools and panels
  • Working with color
  • Using the drawing tools
  • Gradients and additional color options
  • Adding and formatting text
  • Placing text on a path
  • Working with layers

Audience for this training course

  • This introductory Adobe Illustrator course is designed for media professionals with little to no prior knowledge of using Adobe Illustrator. Experienced Illustrator users with no formal training will also benefit from this class as tips, tricks, keyboard shortcuts and essential foundation skills are covered throughout this class. Users include fashion illustrators, graphic designers, user experience designers, video, and multimedia professionals, and more.

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 11, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
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Classroom Live
October 19, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
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Virtual Classroom Live
November 08, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
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Classroom Live
November 16, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
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Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
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Classroom Live
December 18, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
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Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Course Overview

Module 1: Getting to Know the Adobe Illustrator Workspace
  • Exploring the Illustrator interface
  • Choosing a workspace
  • Opening a file
  • Using artboards
  • Changing your view
  • Zooming and scrolling
  • Using tools and panels
  • Exploring the Control panel
  • Working with panels and the dock
  • Saving workspaces and shortcuts
Module 2: Adobe Illustrator Essentials
  • Using Illustrator's shape tools
  • Repositioning and visually resizing the shapes
  • Putting the Transform panel to work
  • Constraining a shape
  • Entering exact dimensions
  • Selecting artwork
  • Using the shape and transform tools
  • Introducing layers
  • Cutting and pasting objects
  • Repeating transformations
Module 3: Adding Color
  • Exploring the Appearance panel
  • Changing colors in Illustrator
  • Adding effects
  • Using Live Paint
  • Adding a symbol
  • Saving swatches
  • Selecting the same color
  • Creating a color group
  • Using the Color panel
  • Adding Pantone colors
Module 4: Working with the Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools
  • Understanding the Pen tool
  • Drawing straight, curved and hinged lines
  • Tracing images
  • Creating a tracing template
  • Working with Image Trace
  • Using the Line, Pencil and Eraser tools
  • Editing existing paths
  • Adding and removing points
  • Cutting and joining paths
  • Combining shapes with the Shape Builder
Module 5: Exploring Additional Adobe Illustrator Color Options
  • Adding tonal values with gradients
  • Customizing an existing gradient
  • Saving the gradient
  • Applying a second instance of the gradient
  • Using the Gradient panel
  • Updating a gradient
  • Creating and using patterns
  • Creating a bounding box
  • Applying the pattern
  • Editing a pattern fill
  • Locating existing patterns
  • Finishing up the illustration
  • Creating a Color Group
  • Using the Color Guide
Module 6: Working with and Formatting Text using Illustrator
  • Formatting text
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Using paragraph and character styles
  • Editing styles
  • Putting text on a path
  • Warping text
  • Putting text in a shape
  • Creating outlines
  • Checking spelling
  • Using Find and Replace
Module 7: An Introduction to Illustrator's Layers
  • Getting to know the Layers panel
  • Using layers to organize your illustrations
  • Using the Layers panel to make selections
  • Creating new layers
  • Showing and hiding layers
  • Locking and unlocking layers
  • Rearranging layers
  • Moving items between layers
  • Remembering layers when pasting
  • Creating a template layer

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 11, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
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Classroom Live
October 19, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
November 08, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
November 16, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
December 18, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Prerequisites

  • To ensure your success, you must have a basic understanding of your computers operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 11, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
October 19, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
November 08, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
November 16, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
December 18, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Course Comments

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 11, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
October 19, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
November 08, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
November 16, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Classroom Live
December 18, 2017

St. Paul, MN
$995.00
2 Days    8:30am - 5:00pm
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date