Adobe Illustrator Foundations Training

Learn the foundations of Adobe Illustrator with this 2 day, hands-on, Adobe Certified Instructor-led class

This hands-on introduction to Adobe Illustrator will get students creating vector illustrations, ads, logos, brochures, postcards or any type of digital artwork that requires dramatic colors and clean, sharp lines at any size. The real-world projects covered in this 12 hour class will be led by an in-classroom Adobe Certified Instructor with over 20 years of Illustration and prepress experience. The projects include: a dozen unique illustrations (each prepared for web and print), postcard, poster, logos, icons, ads and brochures.

Who should attend this class?

This class is designed for the absolute beginner, self-taught Illustrator users and anyone that needs a solid, professional, practical understanding of Adobe Illustrator.

Basic understanding of your preferred computer operating system (Mac or Windows). No previous experience with Adobe Illustrator necessary.

  • 12 hours of hands on training – 9am to 4pm both days
  • 100% custom training content exclusive to C2
  • USB Flash drive with all class files
  • Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a book provided as homework (we do not use the Adobe book for any class exercises)
  • 1 year of email tech support
  • 1 year free retake policy
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee
Class Outline by Topic

Illustrator Workspace

  • Opening and saving files
  • Tools, panels and menu overview
  • Basic drawing process
  • Basic keyboard shortcuts
  • Options/info bar

Viewing Documents

  • Viewing options
  • Choosing the correct color mode
  • Deconstructing someone else’s file (where things hide)

Selections And Transforming Basics

  • Selecting objects, points, and parts
  • Aligning objects
  • Selecting groups
  • Bounding box basics
  • Transforming objects

Creating Basic Shapes And Objects

  • Using the primative shape tools
  • Using the primative line tools
  • Drawing basic shapes to create the C2 Pencil

Color, Stroke And Fill Frames

  • Color palette and swatches basics
  • Spot colors
  • Color Guide
  • Adding stroke and fill to the pencil

Image Trace

  • Image Trace and scanned art
  • Image Trace and photography

Saving And Exporting

  • Saving files and formats available
  • Exporting for print
  • Exporting for web
  • Exporting for video
  • Exporting for digital media

Introducing The Pen Tool

  • Creating paths and curves
  • Creating objects using the pen tool

Pen Tool Level 2

  • Creating curves
  • Recreating shapes
  • Variable stroke widths
  • Shape Builder Tool

Working With Type

  • Creating text boxes in Illustrator
  • Importing text
  • Area type options
  • Linking text boxes
  • Open Type 101
  • Formatting text
  • Character and paragraph styles
  • Text wrap
  • Text warp

Working With Layers

  • The layers palette
  • Renaming layers
  • Organizing objects and layers
  • Pasting layers between docs
  • Blending modes
  • Creating clipping masks
  • Merging layers

Appearances

  • Appearance Palette
  • Applying stroke and fill options
  • Using stacking order in palette
  • Creating multi-stroke and multi-fill objects

Symbols

  • Creating symbols
  • The Symbol Sprayer
  • Editing symbols
  • Updating symbols

Graphic Styles

  • The Graphic Styles Palette
  • Creating a graphic style
  • Applying graphic styles
  • Copying graphic styles
  • Removing graphic styles
  • Making local changes to styles

Upcoming Class Dates

Pick your own class dates!

Schedule this class on dates that work for you.

I found the class incredibly helpful for laying the foundation I need to use Illustrator. It’s a vast improvement over teaching myself and will save me a lot of time. Thank you!

Tony S.

Tactical Marketing Specialist

The pace of the class was very good. Great to learn from such a knowledgable teacher.

Kay G.

Administrative Assistant

The material was presented in a very straightforward manner. The instructor was pleasant and easy to follow along with, keeping a perfect pace. I left with the tools necessary to perform work tasks and explore on my own back at work.

Mary I.

Administrative Assistant