Start Creating Amazing Graphics and Illustrations.

Learn to create amazing vector content from start to finish.

This 1 Day class is focused on those needing to compose vector elements for print, web, mobile and video. You will start with the basics by learning to navigate the Adobe Illustrator interface. Then you will dive deeper into the various tools and techniques for creating and manipulating vector artwork. Finally, you will learn how to export your vector content for use in print production, web, mobile and video.

Classes are taught on the latest Adobe Creative Cloud version of the software.

  • Learn essential skills in just one day!
  • Hands-on exercises
  • View class recordings for up to six months
  • Instruction from eLearning experts

Time: 10 AM – 4:30 PM ET
Length: 1 Day Class
Type: Instructor-led
Materials: Handouts, templates and course assets
Location: Online via Lodestone Live

Cost: $349.00

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Understanding “Workspaces”
  • Creating a Custom Workspace
  • Changing the view of Artwork
  • Creating New Illustrator Documents
  • Working with Artboards
  • Viewing and Arranging Multiple Documents Simultaneously

Lesson 2: Creating and Editing Shapes

  • Drawing with Shape Tools
  • Working with Strokes
  • Selecting Objects
  • Aligning Objects
  • Grouping Objects
  • Using Layers to Stay Organized
  • Using Rulers and Guides
  • Scaling and Rotating Shapes
  • Moving and Duplicating Shapes

Lesson 3: Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools

  • Getting Familiar with the Pen Tool
  • Working with Anchor Points
  • Drawing a Complex Shape with the Pen Tool
  • Editing your Pen Tool Shapes
  • Freehand Drawing with the Pencil Tool
  • Editing a Pencil Tool Drawing

Lesson 4: Color

  • Understanding Color Modes
  • Mixing a Custom Color
  • Creating a Color Swatch
  • Importing Pantone Colors
  • Creating Gradients
  • Generating Color Themes

Lesson 5: Working with Type

  • Creating Point Type
  • Creating Area Type
  • Creating Type on a Path
  • Creating Columns of Text
  • Formatting Type
  • Creating and Applying Text Styles
  • Wrapping Text Around Objects

Lesson 6: Saving and Sharing Vector Content

  • Saving Your Work
  • Exporting for the Web and Mobile
  • Exporting for Print
  • Exporting for Video Production
  • Exporting for eLearning Production