simplified graphic design: illustrator for beginners


Create graphics of your own with ease


This online course was created for the beginner graphic designer who is new to Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator enables you to create professional vector artwork (images that can be scaled to any size without losing quality) for both print and web graphics.

While the program can be intimidating upon first glance, this course will walk you through the most essential and helpful tools showing you how to create your own designs and leaving you with a comfortable understanding and confidence in working in Illustrator.

This is a great class for those who want to learn how to create their own graphics. Whether you have no experience in Illustrator or a basic knowledge of the program, you will finish the course a more proficient designer with a handful of shortcuts that will make the process simple and enjoyable.

Because most of us learn best by watching a task being done, this course is a made up of 11 in-depth videos. You can watch and re-watch to learn new techniques and then pause the video to practice on your own.

The course includes:

* familiarizing ourselves with Adobe Illustrator
* using the most common functions for every day designing
* how to create, transform and design with text
* using clipping masks and digital paper to create art
* turning hand drawn doodles into vector graphics
* altering images using the live trace & paint functions
* how to create shapes, templates and tags
* printing and saving your work
* the work flow of a start-to-finish invitation
* the work flow of a start-to-finish web graphic
* resources for tools, design elements and inspiration


The course and all its content takes place online in a password protected classroom.

Go at your own pace, moving from section to section as quickly or slowly as needed. You will have unlimited access to the class for one year so you can always refer back to it as needed.

All questions can be asked in the comment section of each topic. This will act as our forum and helpful troubleshooting for all students.


Adobe Illustrator ($29.99 per month with a free 30-day trial – sign-up here)
Internet access
Due to the digital nature of the course, registration is non-refundable.


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