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Adobe Illustrator CC for Beginners

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  •   01 What is Adobe Illustrator?

  •   02 Explore the Adobe Illustrator Interface


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About The Class

Get Up and Running with Adobe Illustrator

This course is part of: Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud: Essentials for Creating Projects 

Gain the fundamentals necessary to tackle the world’s best vector-based illustration software Adobe® Illustrator®. Brian Wood will take you step-by-step and explain everything a beginner needs to know to get up and running with Illustrator, including:

  • Interface & tools
  • Using the pen tool
  • Applying color
  • Formating Text 

In Adobe Illustrator CC for Beginners Brian will use a series of projects to teach you everything you need to create your first graphic or illustration. 

Software Used: Adobe Illustrator CC 2015

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    What is Adobe Illustrator?

  2. 02

    Explore the Adobe Illustrator Interface

  3. 03

    Create and Save New Documents

  4. 04

    Zoom and Navigate in Adobe Illustrator

  5. 05

    Working with Artboards in Adobe Illustrator

  6. 06

    Introduction to Layers in Adobe Illustrator

  7. 07

    Rulers and Guides in Adobe Illustrator

  8. 08

    Shapes and Drawing in Adobe Illustrator

  9. 09

    Aligning and Combining Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

  10. 10

    Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator

  11. 11

    Manipulating Stroke and Fill in Adobe Illustrator

  12. 12

    Creating and Editing with Color in Adobe Illustrator

  13. 13

    Painting with Gradients in Adobe Illustrator

  14. 14

    Getting Started with Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

  15. 15

    Adding Text To Your Document in Adobe Illustrator

  16. 16

    Formatting Text in Adobe Illustrator

  17. 17

    Strokes and Variable Strokes in Adobe Illustrator

  18. 18

    Rotating Objects in Adobe Illustrator

  19. 19

    Effects and the Appearance Panel in Adobe Illustrator

  20. 20

    Adding Photo Images in Adobe Illustrator

  21. 21

    Working with Linked Content in Adobe Illustrator

  22. 22

    Packaging your Project for Handoff in Adobe Illustrator

  23. 23

    Best Formats to Save Your Files


Meet Your Expert

Brian Wood

Brian Wood is a web developer, the author of 14 books, including Adobe Muse CC Classroom in a Book and Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 Classroom in a Book. The author of numerous training titles including Muse, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator and more. ... read more

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83% of students recommend this class.
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  • Colleen


    February 2019

    I've been trying to learn Illustrator on and off for years. This is the best instruction I've had! Brian is a great instructor. Finally feeling comfortable with it. It does use an older version but I just adapt.

  • Bill Neill

    Bill Neill

    March 2019

    Great content and a good instructor. Not his fault the world marches on and doesn't stay in 2015. Any reasonably intelligent person will be able to figure out the changes since 2015 and how they relate to this course. It is early 2019, and I'm not having any trouble, but then I am reasonably intelligent and not to lazy to do some thinking.

  • Creativelive Student

    January 2018

    Pretty good so far but he's using a very different version of Illustrator and my currently updated version does not have the tool bars top and bottom for dealing with artboards.

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