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Illustrator: The Basics (IT Training)



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About the Course

Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator in this training. We'll explore basic skills like working with color, creating and combining shapes, and using gradients.  We'll create a basic landscape drawing and some simple logos -- and during the process we'll learn concepts important to creating artwork in Illustrator, such as working with paths, anchor points, and saving our finished artwork in different formats.Whether you're absolutely new to page design or have some experience, it's always helpful to spend some time thinking about how to approach putting together a publication. In this training, we'll explore how to build an engaging publication for print and digital media. We'll also explore page design principles and layout techniques, while learning more about the art and science of page design.

Learning Objectives

  • Navigate the Illustrator interface
  • Understand fundamental concepts involved in creating art in Illustrator
  • Create, edit, and manipulate art elements
  • Combine and transform simple shapes to make complex objects
  • Export artwork for print and web use

Prerequisite Skills

  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic file management and organization skills

Meet the Instructor

This course is created and maintained by IT Training, a department of University Information Technology Services of Indiana University (IU). IT Training provides educational opportunities around technologies and software made available by IU. In an effort to expand the reach of IT Training's award-winning, high-quality content, this online series has been available to members of the IU community—and beyond. We hope you enjoy this learning experience.



Length: 2-4 hours


UITS IT Training


Credit: Certificate of completion


Audience: Public

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This course is part of a UITS IT Training Certificate Series. Learn more about the series and how to enroll.


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