Adobe Illustrator CC

Adobe Illustrator CC

Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard vector graphics software, with the comprehensive Adobe Illustrator CC course. While there are different Adobe Illustrator courses available on the market, this course encompasses all topics covered in the Illustrator certification exam and much more, extending beyond mere exam preparation. It offers practical, real-world applications, illustrating how to leverage Illustrator's powerful tools in design work. Suitable for both new and experienced users, this online adobe illustrator training course provides valuable insights into creating intricate vector illustrations, logos, and typography.

You will explore Illustrator's latest features and learn advanced techniques to enhance your vector art. Whether starting from scratch or seeking to refine existing skills, this course will help you learn how to use Adobe Illustrator more efficiently.

3 Months Access / 40 Course Hrs
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This comprehensive Adobe Illustrator course caters to both beginners and experienced users, aiming to foster proficiency in this industry-standard vector graphics software. The curriculum is expansive, covering all facets pertinent to the Illustrator certification exam while delving into practical, real-world applications that demonstrate how to effectively utilize Illustrator's robust tools in design projects. You are guided through creating detailed vector illustrations, logos, and typography, with a focus on leveraging the latest features and mastering advanced techniques to elevate your vector art.

This online Adobe Illustrator training course offers extensive benefits, including improving your workflow efficiency by becoming adept with the Illustrator interface. It provides detailed instruction on creating and manipulating vector shapes, using Illustrator’s precision tools, and advanced techniques for drawing and path tools, including the Pencil and Pen tools. Participants will develop crucial skills in managing layers and artboards, applying color theory in vector graphics, and employing swatches and color panels effectively.

The course covers the creation of complex illustrations using Pathfinder and Shape Builder tools, and introduces you to gradients, patterns, brushes, and advanced typographic designs, equipping you with the skills to manage project components and prepare for projects in various print and digital formats.

The course is structured to facilitate self-paced learning, granting 24/7 access to on-demand content for flexibility. The curriculum is carefully laid out to guide students from the basics of the Illustrator interface and document creation to more complex tasks such as organizing projects, creating advanced illustrations, managing shapes, and working with type and project components. Practical exercises are interspersed throughout the course to reinforce learning, culminating in the ability to share and export projects proficiently. By the end of the course, you are prepared for the Illustrator certification exam and ready to tackle design projects with confidence and creativity, making you a valuable asset in the design industry.


  1. The Illustrator Interface
    1. Illustrator Home Screen
    2. Creating New Documents
    3. Inserting a Shape
    4. The Illustrator Interface
    5. Setting Preferences
    6. Zooming
    7. Panning
    8. Rulers, Guides, and Grids
  2. Getting Started
    1. Creating a Project
    2. Create New Document (Exercise)
    3. Creating Basic Shapes
    4. Selection
    5. Creating and Modifying Shapes (Exercise)
    6. Using Drawing Modes
    7. The Alignment Tools
    8. Draw Components of the Project (Exercise)
    9. Working with Colors
    10. Working with Swatches
    11. Fill and Stroke Attributes
    12. Format Artwork (Exercise)
  3. Organizing a Project
    1. Organizing a Project
    2. Work with Layers (Exercise)
    3. Artboards
    4. Artboards and Duplication (Exercise)
  4. Creating Advanced Illustrations
    1. The Pencil and Pen Tools
    2. Drawing with the Pencil Tool (Exercise)
    3. More on the Pen Tool
    4. Drawing with the Pen Tool (Exercise)
    5. Using the Line Tools
    6. Adding Spirals (Exercise)
    7. Transforming Objects
    8. Align and Distribute Objects
    9. Tools for Reshaping
    10. Working with Grouped Objects
    11. Manipulate Project Components (Exercise)
  5. Advanced Management of Shapes
    1. Appearance Panel
    2. Appearance Panel (Exercise)
    3. Working with Pathfinder
    4. Working with Shape Builder Tool
    5. Path and Shape Builder Tools (Exercise)
    6. The Paintbrush Tool
    7. Live Paint
    8. Creating Patterns
    9. Brushes and Patterns (Exercise)
    10. Using Gradient Tools
    11. Gradients (Exercise)
    12. Working with Graphic Styles
    13. Styles (Exercise)
  6. Working with Type
    1. Working with Type
    2. Format Text
    3. Creating Types of Text (Exercise)
    4. Working with Styles
    5. Using Tab Stops
    6. Styles and Tabs (Exercise)
    7. Working with Glyphs
    8. Converting Type to Outlines
    9. Type to Outlines (Exercise)
  7. Managing Project Components
    1. Project Components
    2. Custom Art Brush
    3. Reuse (Exercise)
    4. Import Text and Thread Text Frames
    5. Import Styles
    6. Import Artwork
    7. Import (Exercise)
    8. Manage Linked and Embedded Project Components
    9. Working with Linked Content (Exercise)
  8. Sharing Your Project
    1. Proofing Your Project
    2. Preview Project
    3. Proof (Exercise)
    4. Printing
    5. Export Options
    6. Save for Video
    7. Package a Project
  9. Working In The Design Industry
    1. Client Goals and Audience
    2. Communicating about Design Plans
    3. Basic Project Management Concepts for Designers
    4. Copyright, Permissions, and Licensing
    5. Digital Image Terminology
    6. Typography
    7. Visual Composition



There are no specific prerequisites for this program, but experience with basic software programs such as Microsoft Word is recommended.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 11.0 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Illustrator (not included in enrollment)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14277