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Gain a comprehensive overview of Adobe Illustrator, the premier drawing program.

  • Understand drawing basics.
  • Measure and Transform objects.
  • Apply fills and strokes.

Course Description

Adobe Illustrator is the premier drawing program used by artists and graphic designers to create vector images. In this introductory course, students will learn what Illustrator is about and when to use Illustrator. Students will learn how to use selection tools, create and save new documents, how to navigate, and how to use Adobe Bridge. In addition, students will learn how to create basic shapes, use drawing tools, master the pen tool, editing shapes, and using layers. Students will learn how to measure and transform objects, apply fills, strokes, and gradients, work with the CC libraries, and set type. Students will also learn to paint with brushes, apply special effects, and export to other file formats. Instructor: Deb Uscilka

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand drawing basics
  • Measure and Transform objects
  • Apply fills and strokes
  • Set type
  • Paint with brushes
  • Apply effects
  • Export from Illustrator

Prerequisites and Target Audience

What will students need to know or do before starting this course?

Basic computer skills

Who should take this course? Who should not?

Any student wishing to learn the basics of Illustrator


Module 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Introduction
Resource 1 Student Data Files

Module 2: Introduction to Illustrator

Lecture 2 Why Adobe Illustrator
Lecture 3 Using Selection Tools
Lecture 4 Creating New Documents
Lecture 5 Saving Adobe Illustrator Files
Lecture 6 Navigating in Illustrator
Lecture 7 Managing Workspaces
Lecture 8 Using Adobe Bridge

Module 3: Drawing Basics

Lecture 9 Creating Basic Shapes
Lecture 10 Creating Additional Shapes
Lecture 11 Using the Drawing Tools
Lecture 12 Mastering the Pen Tool
Lecture 13 Editing Shapes
Lecture 14 Understanding Layers

Module 4: Measuring and Transforming Objects

Lecture 15 Working with Rulers and Guides
Lecture 16 Discovering the Transform Panel
Lecture 17 Using Transform Tools

Module 5: Applying Fills and Strokes

Lecture 18 Editing Fills
Lecture 19 Modifying Strokes
Lecture 20 Creating Gradients
Lecture 21 Working with CC Libraries

Module 6: Setting Type

Lecture 22 Using Type Tools
Lecture 23 Adding Type on a Path
Lecture 24 Discovering Type Panels
Lecture 25 Inserting Special Characters
Lecture 26 Working with Typekit

Module 7: Painting with Brushes

Lecture 27 Discovering the Brush Panel
Lecture 28 Creating Custom Brushes
Lecture 29 Using the Blob Brush

Module 8: Applying Effects

Lecture 30 Using the Appearance Panel
Lecture 31 Understanding the Effects Menu
Lecture 32 Using Transparency

Module 9: Exporting from Illustrator

Lecture 33 Exporting to Other Formats
Lecture 34 Creating PDF's
Lecture 35 Understanding Metadata
Lecture 36 Printing in Illustrator

Module 10: Conclusion

Lecture 37 Course Recap