Adobe Illustrator

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Welcome to the School of Graphic Design's Adobe Illustrator learning project. In this learning project, 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 learning project will walk you through a variety of subject areas.


Getting Started with Illustrator[edit]

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

Introduction to Illustrator Tools[edit]

Group 1[edit]

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

Group 2[edit]

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

Group 3[edit]

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

Group 4[edit]

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

Group 5[edit]

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

Group 6[edit]

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

Basic Editing[edit]

Advanced Editing Tutorials[edit]

  1. Background_Removal
  2. Simple Photography Editing

Miscellaneous Tutorials and Information[edit]

  1. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Understanding File Types

See Also[edit]