Adobe Illustrator Training Course – Intro

Adobe Illustrator Training Course – Intro

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Illustrator Fact Sheet

Intro to Adobe Illustrator Training Course Description:

ThinkBIG’s Adobe Illustrator training will introduce you to the industry-standard illustration application for print, multimedia, and online graphics providing hands-on real world exercises. Whether you are a designer or a technical illustrator producing artwork for print publishing, an artist producing multimedia graphics, or a creator of web pages or online content, Adobe Illustrator offers you the tools you need to get professional-quality results. In this introduction to Adobe Illustrator training, you will learn the basics of Illustrator.

• An overview to the workspace.
• How to select object using both the five selection tools and also with advanced selection techniques. You will understand how to work in groups and with Isolation mode.
• Create and modify basic shapes and join them together to create new shapes using both the classic pathfinder and the new Shape Builder. Learn about strokes and how to change the width, alignment, and create a variable width.
• Use Image Trace to trace raster images and make vector paths.
• Understand how to use artboards, including how to create, resize, rename, reorder, and delete them.
• Learn to scale, reflect, rotate, shear, and position objects with precision.
• Be introduced to the Pen tool to create straight and curved paths.
• Understand how color works in Illustrator, and create solid, pattern, and gradient swatches.
• Create and format basic type.

Prerequisites for Attending Intro to Illustrator Training Course:

Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use Illustrator:

Artists
Graphic Designers

Projects That Use Illustrator:

Creating Vector Images
Creating Illustrations such as Logos, Charts, Graphs, Diagrams

Locations for Intro to Illustrator:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for Intro to Illustrator:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Illustrator Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

Intro to Adobe Illustrator Training Course Reviews:

“Even though I came into the course with extensive knowledge of the Adobe Illustrator program, I was able to take away numerous techniques to improve my design. It was a great learning experience for beginners and experts alike.” – Sean M. – Department of Defense

“We switched over to using Illustrator suddenly & with the training classes we’ll be ready to tackle new projects without a massive amount of downtime. This is the nicest training facility I’ve been to. Everyone was friendly & the experience was top notch.” – Amy D. – Department of Defense

“I thought I knew a lot about Adobe Illustrator but this course showed me how much I did not know! Very useful for people who already think they know the program well. The training will help me work faster and more efficiently.” – Adrienne D. – Department of Defense

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Related Training and Certification Courses:

Illustrator Advanced
Illustrator ACA Training & Certification Pack
Photoshop Advanced
Photoshop Intro
Photoshop ACA Training & Certification Pack
InDesign Advanced
InDesign Intro
InDesign ACA Training & Certification Pack

Adobe Illustrator Class Outline

1. Getting to Know the Work Area
Adjusting the interface brightness
Working with panels and panel menus
Resetting and saving your workspace
Zooming with View commands and the Zoom tool
Navigating through a document with artboards
Working with multiple documents

2. Selecting and Aligning
Selecting objects using the selection tools
Using advanced selection techniques
Using Preview and Outline modes
Aligning objects to each other and to the artboard
Aligning anchor pointsDistributing objects
Working with groups
Working in Isolation mode
Selecting objects behind other objects

3. Creating and Editing Shapes
Creating a new document
Working with Basic Shapes
Drawing modes: Normal, Behind, Inside
Changing the stroke width and its alignment
Working with line segments & joining paths together
Using the Width tool and outlining strokes
Working with the Shape Builder, Pathfinder, Eraser, Knife, and Scissor tools
Using Image Trace to create vector shapes

4. Transforming Objects
Adding, editing, renaming, and reordering artboards
Transforming content: scaling, reflecting, rotating, and shearing objects
Working with rulers guides
Positioning objects precisely
Applying multiple transformations

5. Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
Using the Pen tool to create straight & curved paths
Drawing arrows and creating dashed lines
Editing curves, deleting and adding anchor points
Converting between smooth points & corner points
Using the Scissors, Knife, and Eraser tools
Drawing and editing with the pencil tool

6. Color and Painting
Understanding color, color modes, & color controls
Creating custom color, spot color, & tint swatches
Editing a swatch and using Illustrator swatch libraries
Creating and editing a Global color swatch
Creating and editing color groups
Working with the color guide panel
Creating, applying, and editing patterns
Working with Live Paint

7. Type Basics
Creating point type and area type
Formatting type

Disclaimer:

All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Watch below for more information on Adobe Illustrator. This is just an informational video from Adobe & does not reflect how our online live courses are conducted.

Adobe Illustrator Class Reviews From Our Students

“I just added a huge trick to my toolbox with just 2 days of Adobe Illustrator training. I have taken relative classes in college and did not get this much information.” – Rodney R. – DHS

“The Illustrator instructor definitely knew everything about the software. No matter what question was asked she was able to answer without having to look things up in a book. This allowed the class to move at a quicker pace than one where the teacher only knows the exact course material but little else.” – Jeff R. – DHS

“The Illustrator instructor was phenomenal and such an expert. She was flexible and catered to the participants’ needs.” – Jane C. – DHS

“ThinkBig has a great training facility with welcoming, friendly staff. The rooms are clean with big monitors, and the instructor was well prepared. Although Adobe has stopped including instructions on graphs in their textbooks, the Illustrator instructor was able to provide additional information that I was looking for. I will be able to take this specific skill and apply it immediately at work.” – Caprice R. -The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

“I would absolutely recommend this Adobe Illustrator training to a coworker or friend. I felt the instructor was very knowledgeable, and the entire staff was extremely helpful in providing a valuable, yet flexible, education. The class was taught by walking through standard features of Adobe, but the instructor made sure to help hone in on our personal needs.” – Ashley P. – TESSCO

“This Illustrator training course translated a program that once felt like a daunting foreign language into an adventure on which I am eager to embark. I came in with no idea how to approach my goal and I can now see a path.” – Shannon R. – Insignia Federal Group

“Fantastic Training, excellent facilities, wonderful location, trainers go extra mile to make sure you can use and apply work to your needs. Instructor is very knowledgeable in all aspects of Adobe products.” – Paul K. – Department of Defense

“I love whenever I get to train here! The classes are always great, the information I gain is helpful and timely to what I’m doing at work….All I can say is thanks! I’d recommend you guys to anyone in a heartbeat!” – Laurie B.  – Department of Defense

“Even though I came into the course with extensive knowledge of the Adobe Illustrator program, I was able to take away numerous techniques to improve my design. It was a great learning experience for beginners and experts alike.” – Sean M. – Department of Defense

“We switched over to using Illustrator suddenly & with the training classes we’ll be ready to tackle new projects without a massive amount of downtime. This is the nicest training facility I’ve been to. Everyone was friendly & the experience was top notch.” – Amy D. – Department of Defense

“I thought I knew a lot about Adobe Illustrator but this course showed me how much I did not know! Very useful for people who already think they know the program well. The training will help me work faster and more efficiently.” – Adrienne D. – Department of Defense

“The instructor was very informative and did a great job of tailoring the content of the class to our specific needs, not just sticking rigidly to a predetermined syllabus. He was great at reading the room and determining when to move on and when to spend additional time on a concept.” “The training was incredibly helpful and will allow me to create more interesting graphics for our proposals. I learned new concepts and faster, more efficient methods for items I was already familiar with.” –Eric R., Clark Construction, PVT Illustrator Intro Training

“The instructor was very willing to apply the course outline to fit what we as a company and group wanted/needed to learn for our business. I’m very happy that I took this course. I feel more comfortable within the program itself and by using the relevant examples in class, I believe I can better apply this program to my everyday work. I would highly recommend [the instructor] to anyone looking for further training and I hope to extend my training beyond today’s class with the ThinkBig company.” –Sallie S., Clark Construction, PVT Illustrator Intro Training

“I really appreciated that the course was able to train my team onsite at our office- it made the logistics of a full two-day course very easy. I also liked the ability for us to ask questions and learn techniques very specific to our group. I think we will make a lot of headway because the learning was tailored to our needs.” –Erin T., Clark Construction, PVT Illustrator Intro Training

“The instructor was extremely helpful, patient and knowledgeable to help us all individually and collectively. The hands on class allowed us to learn useful/relatable skills that are specific to our industry and our jobs. The instructor was clear when explaining each skill/process and the small class allowed for 1 on 1 help that was extremely beneficial.” -Greer W., Clark Construction, PVT Illustrator Intro

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IllustratorACA

Get Certified! Validate Your Skills!

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Become a Certified Associate and stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities. ACA Certification is valid for three years after you complete each exam. Plus, if you earn 3 ACA Certifications you automatically be awarded an ACA Specialist Certificate, proving your competencies in 3 different digital media categories!

Adobe Illustrator CC is the industry-standard illustration application for print, multimedia, and online graphics, providing hands-on real world exercises. Whether you are a designer or a technical illustrator producing artwork for print publishing, an artist producing multimedia graphics, or a creator of web pages or online content, Adobe Illustrator offers you the tools you need to get professional-quality results. Vector graphics can be scaled up or down without loss of quality. Illustrator is also used for creating Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), charts, logos, flyers, and more. New in CC is the ability to copy and paste to create SVG images and CSS.

ThinkB!G makes getting ACA Certified in Illustrator CC easy!

Just purchase one of our ACA Certification Packs!

For only $1550, you will receive everything you need to Get Certified:

Illustrator Intro-Advanced (4 Day Class, In-Person or Online)
Self-Paced Online Test Prep Tool (Mapped to the exam objectives & simulates the actual test)
Testing Voucher with 1 Free Retake (In-Person, scheduled at your convenience)
Testing Proctor Fee (Only included if you take your test at ThinkB!G’s office in Columbia, MD)

Click here for a list of all the ACA Certification Packs we offer.

Course Location Start Date End Date Time
Illustrator - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 02, 2017 Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 02, 2017 Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register