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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Learn the essentials of Adobe Illustrator in this 1-Day hands-on workshop. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard tool for creating and editing vector graphics for illustration and design. This hands-on workshop will cover the key tools and techniques of Illustrator. You will learn how to use artboards, workspaces, shapes, paths, strokes, fills, drawing tools, text, color, brushes, and effects. You will also learn how to combine and clean up paths, and organize them into groups and layers.

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  • 18 and older
  • $570$600
  • 198 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY & Virtually Online
  • 6 hours
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What you'll learn in this illustrator class:

Learn the essentials of Adobe Illustrator in this 1-Day hands-on workshop. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard tool for creating and editing vector graphics for illustration and design. This hands-on workshop will cover the key tools and techniques of Adobe Illustrator that can be applied to workflows for print, web, digital fabrication, or other imaging workflows. You will learn how to use artboards, workspaces, shapes, paths, strokes, fills, drawing tools, text, color, brushes, and effects. You will also learn how to combine and clean up paths, and organize them into groups and layers. You will also learn how to archive and export your projects for a print and digital formats.

Topics Covered

  • Vector Graphics Fundamentals
  • Understanding File Formats
  • Creating & Transforming Paths
  • Working With Color, Fills & Strokes
  • Applying Patterns & Gradients
  • Applying Effects
  • Working with Transparency & Blending
  • Basic Pen Tool Techniques
  • Typography
  • Managing Layers
  • Using Image Trace on Bitmaps
  • Exporting For Print, Web, Screen, Decks
  • Archiving Projects

BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP 
Bring your own laptop with any version of the software installed. Each student works on their own laptop with course materials provided by the instructor at the start of class.

FREE FOLLOW UP SESSION
All Plexus Creative workshops include a complimentary 15-minute Zoom session to answer questions relating to workshop exercises. Follow up sessions can be booked within thirty days of workshop date.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Laura (she/they) is a New York City based multimedia artist. Her award winning projects incorporate a variety of tools and techniques including digital imaging, motion graphics, animation, video, interactivity, AI, 3D, and sound. She has taught new media art courses and studio practice workshops at Stanford University and numerous arts institutions and was a National Endowment of the Arts Digital Arts Fellow. For over two decades, she has provided creative technology training and consulting to clients including Apple, Spotify, Etsy, The New Museum, The New York Times, BET, Chanel, Havas Media, and numerous independent artists and designers.

Refund Policy

  • Refunds: Clients will receive a full refund for cancellations made 5 business days in advance of session start date. Cancellations for sessions purchased on Coursehorse.com can be emailed to [email protected]
  • Enrollments: Enrollments are valid exclusively for the session purchased and are non-transferrable to other scheduled session dates or times.
  • Transfers: If you would like to transfer your enrollment to a friend or colleague, please provide their name, email, and phone number at least 24 hours in advance of the session so they may receive course details.
  • Attendance: Clients arriving more than twenty minutes late for any session without prior notice will be considered a "no-show".

Reviews of Classes at Plexus Creative (468)

(4.9-star rating across 468 reviews)
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Reviewed by Frances B. on 1/15/2022
    Laura was very thorough and made sure we understood concepts before moving forward. I will take what I've learned into the workplace with me!
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Reviewed by Sylvia A. on 11/4/2021
    Laura was flexible, patient, knowledgeable and clear. What more could you ask?
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Anonymous review on 12/21/2020
    I like that I was able to do the exercises after Laura walked through them and, I appreciate pausing here and there to let me take notes as we went along.
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Reviewed by Victoria T. on 9/21/2020
    Overall a great course. It went a touch slower than I would have liked but the instructor was thorough and covered everything very clearly. I would recommend it to anyone who is a beginner with Illustrator, I learned a ton and will probably take additional classes!
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Reviewed by Sheri H. on 4/12/2020
    I found the Intro to Adobe Illustrator course helpful and worthwhile. Laura, the instructor, was professional and knowledgeable on the subject. She was able to answer any questions I had and made learning the content easy. I enjoyed the flow of the course. I knew a few self-taught basics before this course, but Laura helped me fill in the gaps and gave me a sturdy foundation in Illustrator. I have a lot more confidence with using the software now. Thanks!
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Reviewed by Stacey on 12/3/2019
    Covered a ton of ground in one day, which is exactly what I needed. I was a complete beginner, but relatively tech-savvy, and it was perfectly paced. Laura was also happy to take any questions. She has a ton of knowledge and experience!
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Reviewed by Hannah on 12/19/2018
    Extremely organized, detailed and clear. I really enjoyed everything about this class!
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Anonymous review on 12/19/2018
    Very informative and fast paced, covered a lot of ground!
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Anonymous review on 7/11/2018
    This course was great. I was able to learn a lot of tricks I was not aware of in Adobe Illustrator. It was a really great beginner course.
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Reviewed by Clara on 4/21/2018
    Very easy to follow, clear and concise, I really nice approach to learning illustrator.
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Anonymous review on 4/21/2018
    Great class! Lots of material covered.
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Reviewed by Gisele G. on 2/12/2018
    The instructor had a really good pace and shared some very useful and easy to remember tips on how to use the software. I'd recommend it, for sure!
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Anonymous review on 2/9/2018
    I liked that the class was hands on. It really helped seeing how the tools could be applied to real life projects.
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Reviewed by Reuben on 2/9/2018
    The course was great. We learned so much in one day. This is my third class with Laura and she always teaches in a thorough, patient and fun style. The exercises are always clear and easy to follow.
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Anonymous review on 2/9/2018
    liked small class size, instructor answered all questions i had and was very clear
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Students praised the Introduction to Adobe Illustrator class for its thoroughness, clarity, and hands-on approach. They appreciated that the instructor Laura takes times with each student on lessons before moving forward. Many students mention that they learned a lot and feel more confident using Illustrator. The class covers a wide variety of skills and provides a solid foundation, making it a great beginners course. Students found the class well-structured and the exercises effective. Overall, students highly recommend the class for its helpfulness, comprehensive instruction, and practical application of the basics. Quotes: 1. "I enjoyed the flow of the course... Laura helped me fill in the gaps and gave me a sturdy foundation in Illustrator. I have a lot more confidence with using the software now. Thanks!" 2. "The instructor had a really good pace and shared some very useful and easy to remember tips on how to use the software. I'd recommend it, for sure!" 3. "The class covered a wide variety of skills for Illustrator. This is an excellent beginners course. I highly recommend for anyone starting out."

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