Adobe Illustrator – Basics

Bring your ideas to life with creativity and innovation using Adobe Illustrator. Learn to create and edit stunning vector graphics, logos and illustrations with ease.

Whether you are just starting to create your own designs or are called upon to edit work built by others, this class will help unleash your imagination and productivity. This hands-on course familiarizes students with the Illustrator environment and tools, setting the stage for limitless possibilities in graphic design.

Be sure to check out other UWM School of Continuing Education courses exploring Adobe Creative Cloud companion programs, including Photoshop and InDesign.

Note: This course requires participants to have their own Adobe ID and access to Adobe Illustrator software.  Participants may enroll in a free trial of Adobe Illustrator which requires the entry of a credit card and subsequent cancellation if a subscription purchase is not desired.

This course can be applied to the Creative Powerhouse Certificate.

Instructor

Shelly Rosenquist

Shelly Rosenquist

Shelly Rosenquist is the creative manager for Children’s Wisconsin where she is in charge of the visual design needs of the organization. Her team creates everything from digital/web graphics to the full gamut of print designs as well as billboard ... read more

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for marketing professionals who want to create their own Illustrations or edit those created by others.

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
  • Creation of documents containing basic shapes
  • Understanding and using vectors
  • Creation of graphics containing customized text
  • Customization of objects
  • Preparation of documents for deployment

Prerequisites

Please note that this course requires participants to have their own Adobe ID and access to Adobe Illustrator software.  Participants may enroll in a free trial of Adobe Illustrator which requires the entry of a credit card and subsequent cancellation if a subscription purchase is not desired.

Testimonials

"I appreciated Shelly’s enthusiasm and her willingness to be interrupted with questions. There is a LOT to cover, and the course syllabus was very well planned."  —  class participant - Spring 2023

"It was a great course. The instructor was very knowledgeable and helped me learn a lot of new information."  —  Ryan Ardini, class participant

"Love the content. The teacher was fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable."  —  Class Participant

"Shelly was very engaged, informative and supportive of 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 [learning] Illustrator more manageable and achievable."  —  Class Participant

Date: Fri, Mar 1, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 9am-4pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Shelly Rosenquist

Fee: $374

CEUs: .6

Enrollment Limit: 12

Program Number: 5026-15522

Note: Participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials and Zoom links several days prior to the course start date.

 

Registration Deadline: Mar 1, 2024

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