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Adobe Illustrator Private Training

Learn how to draw and edit vector graphics using Adobe Illustrator. This course covers the basics and advanced features, including the Pen tool, effects, layers, masks, and more. Perfect for creating logos, icons, and packaging.

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  • 13 and older
  • $399
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  • 3 hours

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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this illustrator class:

From logos to patterns, from packaging to type, you’ll learn a lot of what Illustrator can do. You’ll create numerous graphics throughout the course, using the standard drawing tools, the Pen tool, type, compound paths, effects, layers, masks, patterns, blends, colors, and more.

Mastering Illustrator’s vector Pen tool is not the most intuitive process, but using our drawing templates we’ll help you to master this tool. You’ll also learn ways to more easily create complex shapes out of basic shapes that are easier to draw. You’ll be able to use these techniques for any kind of graphic, whether it’s for print or web.

What You’ll Learn at a Glance

  • Create different types of graphics: logos, icons, patterns, packaging, typography, and much more.
  • Use the Pen tool to create digital (vector) drawings.
  • Our tracing templates will make it easier for you to master this drawing tool.
  • Learn about shapes, brushes, and paint tools. 
  • Create colorful vector graphics with gradients & blends.
  • Create patterns to use in graphics & fashion design.
  • Make graphics for packaging.
  • Save files for web or print.

Course Syllabus

Section 1

  • Straight Lines
  • Curves
  • Corners and Curves

Section 2

  • No Smoking Sign
  • Super Hero

Section 3

  • What’s Behind the Green Door?
  • Mask Till You Drop
  • Masking with Type
  • 3D Shape: Milk Duds Box

Section 4

  • Will It Blend?
  • Wavy Line Blend
  • Juggling Colors and Gradients
  • Combining Shapes with the Pathfinder

Section 5

  • Patterns
  • One-Page Advertisement
  • Stylin’ Effects
  • Appearance and Graphic Styles

Section 6

  • Illustrating a Shirt Design
  • Layers, Artboards & Recoloring Artwork

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Also available in-person in NYC

Syllabus

Section 1

Straight Lines

  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Adjusting the Workspace
  • Arranging Objects
  • Color Fills

Curves

  • Drawing Curves (Pen Tool)
  • Anchor Points and Direction Points
  • Default Fill and Stroke

Corners and Curves

  • Drawing Corners and Curves (Pen Tool)
  • Adjusting Anchor Points

Section 2

No Smoking Sign

  • Fill and Stroke
  • Basic Shape Tools
  • Grouping Objects
  • Layers Panel
  • Working with Templates
  • Saving Illustrator Files: Options

Super Hero

  • Live Trace and Live Paint
  • Tracing Hand-Drawn Images
  • Coloring Live Paint Objects
  • Brushes
  • Flare Tool

Section 3

What’s Behind the Green Door?

  • Compound Paths
  • Group Selection Tool

Mask Till You Drop

  • Clipping Masks (Shapes)
  • Blob Brush Tool
  • Eraser Tool
  • Reflect Tool

Masking with Type

  • Type Tool
  • Clipping Masks (Editable Type)
  • Filling Text with a Photo
  • Placing Linked Images

3D Shape: Milk Duds Box

  • 3D Extrude & Bevel
  • Creating Symbols from Artwork
  • Mapping Symbols onto 3D Objects
  • Lighting and Shadows for 3D Objects

Section 4

Will It Blend?

  • Blend Tool
  • Blending Options

Wavy Line Blend

  • Blending Lines
  • Reflect Tool
  • Rotate Tool

Juggling Colors and Gradients

  • Dashed Lines and Stroke Options
  • Saving Colors as Swatches
  • Blending Modes
  • Gradient Tool
  • Saving Gradient Swatches

Combining Shapes with the Pathfinder

  • Merging Paths (Pathfinder)
  • Transparency Options
  • Grouping Objects

Section 5

Patterns

  • Creating and Applying Pattern Swatches
  • Scaling and Rotating Patterns
  • Working with Layers
  • Align Panel

One-Page Advertisement

  • Working with Type
  • Text and Character Options
  • Adding a Drop Cap
  • Type on a Path
  • Text Wrap
  • Fill Text with a Pattern

Stylin’ Effects

  • Using the Appearance Panel
  • Transparency
  • Blending Modes
  • Drop Shadows
  • Arrowheads

Appearance and Graphic Styles

  • Graphic Styles
  • Appearance Panel
  • Multiple Fills
  • Auto-sizing Text Boxes

Section 6

Illustrating a Shirt Design

  • Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together
  • Creating/Editing Clipping Masks
  • Compound Paths

Layers, Artboards & Recoloring Artwork

  • Adding and Removing Layers
  • Creating and Using Multiple Artboards
  • Recoloring Artwork
  • Converting CMYK Art to Spot Colors

Refund Policy

  • Students may cancel up to 14 days before the class/program start date and receive a refund, less the registration fee (10% of the undiscounted course price). 
  • Cancellations within 14 days are not permitted, but students may reschedule up to three business days before the class start date.
  • For cancellations and reschedules, please email us at [email protected]"

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