Adobe Illustrator

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Adobe Illustrator Department[edit]

Welcome to the School of Graphic Design's Adobe Illustrator Department. In this department, you will learn the basic elements of Adobe Illustrator and how to use it to accomplish simple tasks. Many versions of Illustrator are used in these lessons, as this was created by many users. Use the screenshots as a guideline, not as a definitive. The lessons in this department will walk you through a variety of subject areas.

Other Creative Suite Training Resources:


Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Dreamweaver

Department news[edit]

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - Minor page reformat, intro beef
  • Saturday, April 28, 2007 - Added diagram of workspace and toolbox, lessons reorganized into parts
  • Sunday, December 17, 2006 - Basics lesson finished.
  • Monday, December 4, 2006 - Department founded!

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Lessons[edit]

PART ONE: GETTING STARTED WITH ILLUSTRATOR

  1. Introduction To Adobe Illustrator
  2. The Illustrator Workspace
  3. Creating A New File


PART TWO: INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP TOOLS

  1. Selection Tool
  2. Direct Selection Tool
  3. Group Selection Tool
  4. Magic Wand Tool
  5. Lasso Tool


  1. Pen Tool
  2. Add Anchor Tool
  3. Delete Anchor Tool
  4. Convert Anchor Tool
  5. Type Tool
  6. Type on a Path Tool
  7. Verticle Type Tool
  8. Verticle Area Type Tool
  9. Verticle Type on a Path Tool


  1. Line Tool
  2. Arc Tool
  3. Spiral Tool
  4. Rectagular Grid Tool
  5. Polar Grid Tool


  1. Eraser Tool
  2. Background Eraser Tool
  3. Magic Eraser Tool
  4. Paint Bucket Tool
  5. Gradient Tool


  1. Blur Tool
  2. Sharpen Tool
  3. Smudge Tool
  4. Path Selection Tool
  5. Direct Selection Tool


  1. Type Tools
  2. Pen Tools
  3. Shape Tools
  4. Notes Tool
  5. Eyedropper Tool

PART THREE: BASIC EDITING

PART FOUR: ADVANCED EDITING TUTORIALS

  1. Background Removal
  2. Converting Color Photographs To Black & White

PART FOUR: MISCELLANEOUS TUTORIALS & INFORMATION

  1. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Understanding File Types

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This learning project offers learnings activities to teach people how to use Adobe Illustrator, a graphics editing program for Windows and Macintosh platforms. Starting with the very basics, people will learn the various functions of the program through a series of hands-on tutorials, and learn how to use them together to create different results.

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