Adobe Illustrator – Basics

Adobe Illustrator is an 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 hands-on course familiarizes students with the Illustrator environment and tools. It covers all 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 course can be applied to the Digital Marketing Certificate.


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, 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.


"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: Wed, Oct 25

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 9am-4pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Shelly Rosenquist


$349 by Oct 11
$374 after Oct 11

CEUs: .6

Enrollment Limit: 4

Program Number: 5026-15462

Note: Participants will receive email several days prior to class with instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials and Zoom links.

Registration Deadline: Oct 25

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