Course description

Adobe Illustrator CC for beginners.

No previous Adobe Illustrator experience required.

In this Adobe Illustrator training course, you will learn everything you need to know about using Illustrator and all the tools available.  Plus, I'll show you the same time saving techniques I use for a fast and productive workflow.

The course starts off with the basic foundations and proceeds to more advanced tools.  A course worksheet is included.  Use to follow along with and practice what you learn. 

What will you learn in this Adobe Illustrator CC master course?  Here is a list of just some of the Chapters in this course on mastering Illustrator CC...

  • The Illustrator Pen tool
  • Be More Productive in Illustrator
  • Color Management in Illustrator
  • Illustrator Image + Masks
  • Illustrator Anchors + Paths
  • Creating Vector Shapes in Illustrator
  • Effects + Appearance Panel in Illustrator
  • Typography in Illustrator
  • Output
  • Image Trace in Illustrator <-- I love this one!
  • an much more...


Once you've completed this comprehensive course on Adobe Illustrator CC, you'll be comfortable with the tools, how to apply them and have the skill set for a fast and productive workflow.

Course curriculum

  • 2
    Layers
  • 3
    The Basics
    • Illustrator vs Photoshop
    • Preferences
    • Illustrator Interface
    • Illustrator Control Panel
    • Workspaces
  • 4
    Be More Productive
    • Printing
    • Working with Multiple Documents
    • View and Navigation
    • Grids and Guides
    • Extra tips for guides and rulers
    • Art Boards
  • 5
    Color Management
    • End in mind
    • Colorsync Settings
    • Swatches Panel
    • Global Colors
    • Color Theme Inspiration
  • 6
    Image + Masks
    • Link and Embed Placed Images
    • Links Panel
    • Non Destructive Editing in Illustrator
    • Basic Clipping Masks
  • 7
    Selections
    • Selecting with Preferences
    • Group and Direct Selection Tips
    • Lasso Tool
    • Selecting with the Magic Wand Tool
    • Isolation Mode
  • 8
    Create & Manipulate Objects
    • Basic Shapes
    • Math
    • Re-Size, Scale + Rotate
    • Distort Tools
    • Object + Stroke Fills
    • Create + Modify Patterns
    • Live Corners
  • 9
    Anchor + Paths
    • Paths vs. Strokes
    • Open vs. Closed Paths
    • Join & Average
    • Scissors + Knife Tools
  • 10
    Creating Vector Shapes
    • Drawing Modes
    • Pathfinder Tools
    • Shape Builder Tool
    • Symbol Sprayer
    • Blob, Paintbrush and Pencil Tools
  • 11
    Pen Tool
    • Pen Tool 101
    • Create Simple Paths
    • Anchor Points
    • Gaining Control - Pen Options
  • 12
    Effects & Appearance
    • Control Effects
    • Appearance Panel
  • 13
    Image Trace
    • Image Trace 101
    • Image Trace Options
    • Live Paint
    • Gap Detection
  • 14
    Typography
    • Container and Point Type
    • Custom Type Containers
    • Straight and Curved Text
    • Character and Paragraph Panels
  • 15
    Output
    • Save an Illustrator Documents
    • Save for the Web and More
    • Direct Output to Print
  • 16
    Course Resources
    • Download Course Resources

Meet your instructor!

Chris Parker
Photography | Photoshop | Lightroom | GIMP | Taught by a Pro


30 years experience as a pro photographer.  Teaching photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, and GIMP.  

I've photographed thousands of portrait sessions and 500+ weddings in the last 30 years.  I'm also a graphic designer and a lifelong user of Photoshop (since 1991) and Lightroom (since 2007).

Helping photographers achieve their creative vision since 2010.

Take this course today!

"Adobe Illustrator CC for beginners."

Bundle including this course!