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Adobe Illustrator – Basics

Adobe Illustrator CC is an amazing Adobe program that works in conjunction with many of the other Adobe Creative Cloud software products. Use Illustrator to create professional-looking “drawn” vector graphics for print or digital.

This one-day, hands-on course familiarizes students with the Illustrator environment and tools. It covers all the basics you need to get started, regardless of your artistic ability. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and lines, create text and import graphics. Illustrator is the perfect program for creating logos.

This is a great introductory course to Illustrator that gives you basic knowledge to get started on your next big project.

Please note that this course requires participants to have their own Adobe ID prior to class.

Take all three Adobe classes – Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator – and save 10%! Use discount code “ENHANCE” at the time of registration.

This course can be applied to the following certificates:
Digital Marketing Certificate
Managing Digital Content Certificate


Shelly Rosenquist

Shelly Rosenquist

Shelly Rosenquist is the Senior Art Director/Creative Lead in University Relations and Marketing Communications at UW-Milwaukee. Along with design, she is also instrumental in creating branding and integrated marketing campaigns, project management, and art direction for projects and photo shoots ... read more

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for marketing professionals, web designers, publishers, pre-press professionals or those who need to use Adobe® Illustrator® CS6 to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, web icons or other graphic elements.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the components and capabilities of Illustrator CC
  • Create basic shapes
  • Create custom paths
  • Create graphics that contain custom text
  • Customize objects
  • Customize basic shapes
  • Prepare documents for deployment

Course Outline/Topics

  • Introduction to Illustrator® CC
  • Creating documents containing basic shapes
  • Creating graphics containing customized paths
  • Creating graphics containing customized text
  • Creating objects using photographs
  • Customizing objects
  • Customizing basic shapes
  • Preparing documents for deployment


Experience using Windows operating system and familiarity with basic design terminology.


Please note that this course requires participants to have their own Adobe ID.


"Shelly was very engaged, informative and very supportive with the various skill levels of her students. She stayed within the coursework which she clearly outlined at the beginning of class, but also took the effort to add in additional bits of information that made Illustrator more manageable and achievable."  —  Participant, 2015

Dates and locations to be announced.