Adobe Illustrator Training Course – Introduction

Adobe Illustrator Training Course – Introduction

This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training and Certification Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018).

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

Adobe Illustrator Introduction Training Course Description:

ThinkB!G’s hands-on, two-day Illustrator Introduction Training is for creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2018 release). Explore the new Essentials workspace that makes learning Illustrator even easier. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with the new Puppet Warp tool. Create drawings from basic shapes and with the drawing tools. From exacting illustration to free-form painting, you’ll build a strong foundation in Illustrator as you progress through the lessons.

Adobe Certification Available For This Course:

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certifications are available for Illustrator. ThinkB!G offers all-inclusive ACA Certification Packs that will give you everything you need to become an Adobe Certified Associate in Illustrator.

Prerequisites for Attending Adobe Illustrator Introduction 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 Adobe Illustrator:

Artists
Graphic Designers

Projects That Use Adobe Illustrator:

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

Locations for Adobe Illustrator Introduction:

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 Adobe Illustrator Introduction:

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.*

Adobe Illustrator Introduction 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.

Adobe Illustrator Introduction 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 Introduction Course Outline

1. Getting to Know the Work Area
Starting Illustrator and opening a file
Exploring the workspace
Working with panels
Changing the view of artwork
Navigating artboards
Arranging multiple documents

2.Techniques for Selecting Artwork
Selecting objects with different selection tools and techniques
Aligning objects and anchor points
Working with groups
Exploring object arrangement
Editing in isolation mode

3. Using Shapes to Create Artwork
Creating a new document
Working with basic shapes
Rounding corners
Working with the Shaper tool
Using Image Trace to convert raster images
Working with drawing modes
4. Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths
Editing paths and shapes
Using the Scissors, Knife, and Eraser tools
Combining shapes with the Pathfinder and Shape Builder
Using the Width tool

5. Transforming Artwork
Working with artboards
Working with rulers and guides
Scaling, Reflecting, Rotating, and Shearing Objects
Positioning objects precisely on the artboard
Using the new Puppet Warp

6. Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools
Creating artwork with the Pen tool
Drawing with the Curvature tool
Working with the Pencil tool
Editing anchor points
Creating a dashed line
Adding arrowheads to a path

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

“This is my first training course in many years and I’ve been thrilled by the experience. I’m going back to my manager today to try and secure more funding to complete the rest of the Adobe catalog of training classes available at TBLS!” – John L., General Dynamics Mission Systems

Instructor very thorough, excellent for beginners.” – Yolanda J., DMA

“Always a GREAT experience with ThinkBig. Friendly staff and friendly instructors. Will be back!” – Adam D., FDA

“Great location, instructor and accommodations.” – Steven P., Veterans Affairs

“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 20, 2018 Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, Sep 04, 2018 Friday, Sep 07, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, Sep 04, 2018 Wednesday, Sep 05, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 01, 2018 Thursday, Oct 04, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 01, 2018 Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Nov 05, 2018 Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Nov 05, 2018 Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator ACA Training and Certification

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Dec 03, 2018 Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
Illustrator - Intro

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Dec 03, 2018 Tuesday, Dec 04, 2018 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register