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Adobe Illustrator, Introduction | UEWD.X400

Adobe Illustrator, Introduction | UEWD.X400

Illustrator's vector-based, small graphic format makes it a must for print and Web graphics. This hands-on course introduces the essential features and tools of Adobe Illustrator. Students develop basic competency in the use of this complex software, with emphasis on the Pen tool.

Skills Needed

  • To be successful in this class all students should have working knowledge of Google’s G Suite or Microsoft Office, proper email etiquette, and essential understanding of Canvas.
  • Working familiarity with the Mac and/or Windows operating system including the fundamentals of file management and navigation.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Understand Adobe Illustrator
  • Select and align objects
  • Create an illustration with the drawing tools
  • Organize your artwork with layers
  • Customize objects and basic shapes

Topics Include

  • Using the Pen tool to draw curved, corner and cusp points
  • Using templates
  • Selection techniques
  • Layers
  • Color swatches
  • Transformation tools
  • Moving dialog boxes
  • Painting objects
  • Gradients and blends
  • Gradient Mesh tool
  • Transparency
  • Type basics: point, area, path
  • Patterns and brushes
  • Compound paths, masks


At this time, students will be required to purchase Adobe Creative Suite individually for this course. Adobe Creative Cloud offers a discount for Students. Your tuition bill is considered proof of enrollment and can be used as your proof of eligibility to receive the student discount. If you have any questions, please let us know so we can assist you.
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