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Illustrator Fundamentals

Master the art of Adobe Illustrator with hands-on training at Training Connection. Learn essential techniques, shortcuts, and workflows to complete real-world projects. Ideal for designers, marketers, and aspiring graphic designers.

  • Level Beginner
  • Age 14 and older
  • Price $1,295
  • Location 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this illustrator class:

On this 3-day beginner to intermediate class you will learn Adobe Illustrator by completing a series of Real World projects.

Our instructors will lead you step-by-step through each project, teaching the correct workflow, how to master each tool and show you useful shortcuts to speed up your production. This hands-on training is a proven method for those looking learn Illustrator.

This course is ideal for designers, marketers and anyone who is pursuing a career in graphic design. Training available on Mac and PC.

Course Outline:

Project 1: Drawing Basics
  • Using Raster Images as Drawing Templates
  • Creating and Managing basic Shapes and Lines
  • Transforming Objects' Color, Position, and Shape
  • Cloning Objects to Reduce Repetitive Tasks
  • Using Layers to Organize & Manage Complex & Artwork
  • Drawing Complex Shapes by combining Simple Shapes
Project 2: Advanced Drawing Techniques
  • Drawing Complex Custom Shapes Using the Pen Tool
  • Editing Anchor Points and Handles to Control the Precise Position of Vector Paths
  • Drawing Irregular Shapes with the Blog Brush Tool
  • Creating a Custom Color Scheme using Swatches
  • Adding Interest and Depth using Color Gradients
  • Adjusting Color in Selections and Globally
  • Saving Multiple Versions for different Print Applications
Project 3: Developing a Corporate Identity Package
  • Develop a Logo based on a Photograph
  • Using a Gradient a Mesh to create Realistic Color Blends
  • Converting Type to Outlines & Manipulating to create Logo Type
  • Using Layers to easily Manage Complex Artwork
  • Creating Multiple Artboards to Handle specific Projects & Layouts
  • Saving EPS files
  • Printing Desktop Proofs
Project 4: Creating a Ski Resort Map
  • Managing Swatches, Brushes & Symbols
  • Applying & Controlling Brush Strokes
  • Saving Libraries of Custom Assets
  • Using Symbol Libraries created by Others
  • Creating and editing Symbols & Symbol Instances
  • Replacing Symbols in Placed Instances
  • Creating Clipping Masks
Project 5: Creating a Letterfold Brochure
  • Creating a Template
  • Placing and Managing Links to External Graphics & Images
  • Importing Client-supplied Text and Controlling Flow across Multiple Frames
  • Working with Styles to Automate Repetitive Tasks
  • Correct Typography Problems such as Windows
  • Formatting Tabbed Text for Better Readability
  • Exporting PDF files of Specific Artboards for Print
Project 6: Creating a Cereal Box
  • Sampling Colors to Create Custom Swatches
  • Place a Variety of External Images in Locations to meet Package Design Requirements
  • Create Type on Irregular Path
  • Control Object Blending Modes and Opacity
  • Using Warp and 3rd Effects to add Depth to Artwork
  • Working with Raster Effect Settings
  • Flattening Transparent Effects
  • Previewing 3D Artwork
Project 7: Consumer Infographics
  • Creating Graphics to Present Data in a Visual Format
  • Editing Graphic Data to Change the Appearance of the Graph
  • Importing Data form an External File
  • Managing Fills, Legends & Labels to make Graphs more Visually Appealing
  • Defining a Perspective Grid
  • Putting Objects into Perspective
What's Included:
  • Adobe Illustrator Training Manual
  • CD Rom with Student Files
  • Adobe Certificate of Course Completion
  • Free repeat policy
Note:
Outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

Refund Policy

All cancellations and rescheduling requests must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected]

  • Rescheduling requests made 9 business days before the commencement of the training are free.
  • Rescheduling that takes place within 9 business days of the commencement of the training will incur a $150 administration fee.
  • We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations.

While we make every effort to deliver classes as scheduled, we reserve the right to reschedule previously confirmed classes for a variety of reasons including but not exclusively, the illness of the Trainer. In such cases, we will endeavor to inform the Client as soon as possible of the new training dates. We are not liable for any additional expenses incurred as a result of rescheduling training.

We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Training Connection (158)

(4.6-star rating across 158 reviews)
  • Illustrator Fundamentals

    Anonymous review on 4/6/2015
    This class was great. I really liked our teacher and the projects were fun to do. The class size was small. One guy in the class kept getting behind and asking annoying questions which slowed the class down, but I guess that couldn't be helped.
  • Illustrator Fundamentals

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Students who took the Illustrator Fundamentals class had a positive experience overall. They enjoyed the class due to the great teacher and engaging projects. The small class size was also appreciated. Students were able to gain valuable skills in Illustrator with this course. Quote: 1. "I learned so much in this class! The teacher really broke down the concepts and I now feel confident using Illustrator."

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Questions & Answers (1)

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Question from Sonia P.
Hello, I am interested in learning either Adobe Illustrator or Adobe In design, which course would you recommend if I am going to use it to make flyers, social media publicity/ads, menu digital and printed, etc?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Sonia! Definitely Indesign is better suited for those tasks. You may check the class here: https://coursehorse.com/los-angeles/classes/tech/all-software/adobe/indesign/indesign-fundamentals1. Hope this helps!
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