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Adobe Illustrator Level 1 (Basic)

What You'll Learn in Adobe Illustrator Level 1 (Basic)

Course Length:

6 hours (1 day)

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe Illustrator to create illustrations that include graphics and text. You will:


  • Identify the components and capabilities of Illustrator
  • Create basic shapes
  • Create custom paths
  • Create graphics that contain custom text
  • Customize objects
  • Customize basic shapes
  • Prepare documents for deployment

Target Student

This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities and who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.

Course Outline

Section 1: Introduction to Illustrator

Evaluate Graphics Scalability

Navigate, View, and Measure Graphics

Customize the User Interface

Section 2: Creating Documents Containing Basic Shapes

Create Documents

Save Documents

Draw Basic Shapes

Section 3: Creating Graphics Containing Customized Paths

Draw Paths

Modify Paths

Section 4: Creating Graphics Containing Customized Text

Insert Text

Flow Text Along a Path

Insert Bounded Text

Thread Text

Apply Text Styles

Insert Typographical Characters

Section 5: Customizing Objects

Import and Link Graphics

Alter the Appearance of Objects

Section 6: Customizing Basic Shapes

Apply Strokes

Fill Shapes

Apply Gradients

Apply Graphic Styles

Distort Text with Text Envelopes

Section 7: Preparing Documents for Deployment

Update Text

Wrap Text

Hyphenate Text

Optimize Content for Print

Optimize Content for the Web

Optimize Content for PDF Documents

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Adobe Illustrator Level 1 (Basic)

Upcoming Classes

All Public classes are held online
with a live instructor
Dates Price Qty
May 1, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$550.00 Online
September 24, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$550.00 Online
December 4, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$550.00 Online
April 15, 2025
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$550.00 Online
* Applicable taxes will be applied on checkout

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This course comes with

PDF Reference Guide

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