Adobe Illustrator training

By | February 24, 2016

Like PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator has a number of features. When using this tool, pick and choose only what you need to get the job done (this course is over 6 hours in length).



  1. 3m 7s

    1. Welcome

      1m 12s

    2. How to use exercise files
    3. How to send feedback
      1m 13s
  2. 38m 14s

    1. What is Adobe Illustrator?
      2m 22s
    2. Installing Illustrator via Creative Cloud
    3. Touring the Illustrator interface
      9m 23s
    4. Exploring the Illustrator’s Tools panel
      3m 38s
    5. Creating new documents
      7m 52s
    6. Modifying and saving your documents
      2m 26s
    7. Setting up your Illustrator preferences
      11m 35s
  3. 33m 4s

    1. Navigating a single document
      5m 40s
    2. Navigating multiple documents
      2m 59s
    3. Working with Illustrator’s panels
      6m 24s
    4. Building and saving your own workspace
      2m 59s
    5. Understanding screen modes
      2m 37s
    6. Creating and using custom views
      3m 40s
    7. Creating and using custom guides
      4m 34s
    8. Locking and hiding artwork
      4m 11s
  4. 19m 22s

    1. Creating multi-artboard documents
      2m 21s
    2. Exploring the Artboards panel
      6m 19s
    3. Adding artboards on the fly
      4m 40s
    4. Manipulating artboards with the Artboard tool
      3m 12s
    5. Exporting your artboards as files
      2m 50s
  5. 26m 18s

    1. Exploring the Layers panel
      4m 17s
    2. Creating and editing layers
      5m 24s
    3. Targeting objects inside the Layers panel
      2m 9s
    4. Working with sublayers
      4m 50s
    5. Hiding, locking, and deleting layers
      5m 25s
    6. Tips for organizing your artwork using layers
      4m 13s
  6. 42m 48s

    1. Understanding vector paths
      3m 18s
    2. Drawing basic lines and curves
      4m 38s
    3. Drawing spirals
      2m 53s
    4. Drawing rectangles and ellipses
      7m 1s
    5. Drawing polygons and stars
      7m 50s
    6. Using the Pencil tool for freehand drawing
      8m 0s
    7. Modifying existing shapes and paths
      3m 35s
    8. Exploring Illustrator’s drawing modes
      5m 33s
  7. 37m 15s

    1. Using the Direct Selection tool
      5m 41s
    2. Grouping objects together
      3m 20s
    3. Using isolation mode to edit grouped artwork
      3m 53s
    4. Moving and duplicating objects
      3m 17s
    5. Scaling objects
      3m 10s
    6. Rotating objects
      4m 31s
    7. Distorting and transforming objects
      3m 42s
    8. Using the Transform Each command
      4m 39s
    9. Reflecting objects
      5m 2s
  8. 40m 35s

    1. Adding color fills to your objects
      6m 18s
    2. Creating and using gradient fills
      9m 53s
    3. Adding strokes to your objects
      4m 59s
    4. Adding endpoints and dashed lines to your strokes
      5m 59s
    5. Adding gradient strokes to your objects
      5m 34s
    6. Creating variable-width strokes
      7m 52s
  9. 22m 11s

    1. Understanding CMYK vs. RGB color
      1m 57s
    2. Adjusting Illustrator’s color settings
      4m 57s
    3. Understanding process vs. global swatches
      5m 15s
    4. Creating and using spot colors
      2m 27s
    5. Working with color groups
      3m 9s
    6. Importing Adobe Color themes
      3m 17s
    7. Loading ASE files into Illustrator
      1m 9s
  10. 14m 59s

    1. Exploring the Appearance panel
      2m 31s
    2. Attribute stacking order explained
      2m 2s
    3. Applying multiple fills and strokes
      2m 54s
    4. Working with live effects
      4m 55s
    5. Saving appearances as graphic styles
      2m 37s
  11. 21m 25s

    1. Creating compound paths and shapes
      2m 17s
    2. Working with the Pathfinder panel
      4m 12s
    3. Using the Illustrator Brush tools
      6m 42s
    4. Using the Eraser tool
      2m 42s
    5. Creating artwork with the Shape Builder tool
      5m 32s
  12. 29m 30s

    1. Pen tool basics
      4m 54s
    2. Drawing curves with the Pen tool
      5m 27s
    3. Drawing complete shapes with the Pen tool
      3m 42s
    4. Enabling and disabling the rubberband preview
      2m 23s
    5. Avoiding the “whips” with the Pen tool
      3m 59s
    6. Tracing exercise
      9m 5s
  13. 27m 39s

    1. Creating point and area type objects
      3m 40s
    2. Making basic edits with the Control panel
      3m 19s
    3. Exploring the type panels
      5m 21s
    4. Flowing text around objects
      2m 10s
    5. Setting type onto a path
      3m 8s
    6. Learning essential type shortcuts
      2m 11s
    7. Adding Typekit desktop fonts to Illustrator
      6m 4s
    8. Converting text into paths
      1m 46s
  14. 21m 9s

    1. Placing linked images into Illustrator
      2m 20s
    2. Working with the Links panel
      4m 43s
    3. Embedding images into your Illustrator documents
      2m 48s
    4. Using clipping masks
      2m 14s
    5. Using the Image Trace panel
      6m 43s
    6. Converting pixels into paths
      2m 21s
  15. 19m 26s

    1. Printing your artwork
      3m 52s
    2. Saving files for print using PDF
      1m 51s
    3. Packaging files for print production
      2m 16s
    4. Saving files for the web
      4m 8s
    5. Saving in legacy formats
      1m 36s
    6. Placing linked Illustrator files into Photoshop
      3m 18s
    7. Placing linked Illustrator files into InDesign
      2m 25s
  16. 1m 27s

    1. Next steps
      1m 27s