What you’ll learn
Design illustrations with Adobe Illustrator
Use the various tools of Illustrator
Stylize and customize type and shapes in Illustrator
Apply gradients, warp effects, blends, and other styles to shapes in Illustrator
You will need a copy of Adobe Illustrator, either through 30-day free trial, Creative Cloud subscription, or older versions will work for most techniques.
Learn Illustrator and start creating logos, infographics, vector art and more illustrations today!
In this course, students learn the essentials of Illustrator, the industry-standard vector software, including
formatting and stylizing type
creating custom shapes
applying effects and styles
drawing with the brush and pen tools
tracing over photos
creating basic logos
using the various tools in Illustrator, including when to use certain ones
creating patterns, blends, and more
I’ve used Illustrator for years as a freelance graphic designer, and I’ve also used Illustrator when I was Internet Development Director at an award-winning advertising design firm. While I was Managing Editor of two international graphic design magazines, one of the magazines I oversaw focused on Illustrator.
For the past eight years, as I’ve continued freelance work, I’ve taught students Illustrator and logo design in classes such as Layout and Design, as a full-time university professor.
I have a BA in Communication, an MA in Journalism and Media Studies, a PhD in Communication, and a passion for teaching.
Enroll now and let’s get started learning and illustrating!
Who is the target audience?
This course is meant for people new to Illustrator or those who know a little about it and want to know more.
This course is NOT for people who are experts at Illustrator already.
If you already enrolled in my higher-priced Logo Design: Become a Professional Logo Designer course, then you do not need this course, since much of the Illustrator introduction in a few sections of that course overlaps with this course.