Course Description

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web. In this course, you will learn Adobe Illustrator fundamentals to set up a print document and use various tools to draw, type and color all kinds of shapes and illustrations. Learn how to efficiently manage layers and artboards, and create print ready PDF documents. Access to Adobe Illustrator software required.



Course Outline

Unit 1

Getting to Know the Interface and Drawing Tools

  • Interface menus, tools and panels.
  • Working with various drawing and transformation tools
  • Drawing anything from simple to complex shapes and illustrations.

Unit 2

Working with Color and Text

  • Working with color panels in the software
  • Creating, managing and applying color and color groups
  • Learning how to type and format text using various text formatting and styling tools and panels.

Unit 3

Working with Layers and Pen tool

  • Layers and layer management.
  • Working with the Pen tool.
  • Modifying a drawing using Pen tool options.

Unit 4

Working with Artboards

  • Creating and managing multiple Artboards
  • Learning how to layout and design corporate package
  • Business cards, letterhead and envelopes
  • Creating print-ready PDF files

About Your Instructor:

Andy Helmi is a graphic and website designer, technical consultant and an online marketing specialist located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His education background includes over ten years  of academic training in electronic/computer engineering, graphic and web design, music and digital photography. Andy’s professional experience in digital media started in 1996. He has worked for a few companies and also has been running his own freelance design business ever since.

Andy also has passion for teaching. He is an Adobe certified instructor and has completed “BC Instructional Skills” certification. He has been developing courses/programs and teaching at several local colleges and universities including Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Community College, Langara College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Learner Outcomes

Course Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this workshop students should be able to:
  • Work comfortably with the software most common tools and panels
  • Create and edit all sorts of print documents
  • Insert images, draw shapes, paint, type and apply color
  • Design and save print ready digital files


Software Requirements:

For all online Adobe classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for their course. Trial versions of Adobe software are sometimes available on the Adobe company website.

If you're taking the entire “Graphic Design certificate” you'll need Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. Otherwise you may sign up for a single software.

More information on Adobe Creative Cloud software can be found at adobe.com.

Course Objectives

To learn about Adobe Illustrator CC interface and work with menus, tools and panels.

To draw and edit simple and complex shapes using shape and transform tools

To work with color panels to create, manage and edit color and color groups

To work with type and text formatting tools

To work with documents, layers and artboards

Applies Towards the Following Digital Badges

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Section Title
Adobe Illustrator Essentials
Online-Self Paced
Jun 03, 2024 to Jun 28, 2024
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $225.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

For more information on this course, please contact dlanpher@harpercollege.edu.




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