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Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard vector drawing tool. It’s used by print professionals as well as illustrators and web designers. Illustrator CC Fundamentals explains the key concepts and techniques for producing vector-based artwork.

This Adobe Illustrator CC Beginner is the first in a series designed to help you master one of the world’s most popular page layout applications. This course is aimed at people new to Illustrator & design in general. We’ll start right at the beginning, working our way through step by step.

Through the Adobe Illustrator CC Beginner you will gain the fundamentals necessary to tackle the world’s best vector-based illustration software Adobe Illustrator. The course is designed to explain everything a beginner needs to know to get up and running with Illustrator. Learn the elements that makeup vector graphics such as paths, strokes, fills and other key concepts and techniques for drawing in Adobe Illustrator CC.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand drawing basics
  • Measure and Transform objects
  • Apply fills and strokes
  • Set type
  • Paint with brushes
  • Apply effects
  • Export from Illustrator


  • Basic computer skills

Course Curriculum

Introduction 00:01:00
Introduction to Illustrator
Why Adobe Illustrator? 00:03:00
Using Selection Tools 00:02:00
Creating New Documents 00:08:00
Saving Adobe Illustrator Filesc 00:06:00
Navigating the Interface 00:08:00
Managing Workspaces 00:05:00
Drawing Basics
Creating Shapes 00:13:00
Using the Drawing Tools 00:10:00
Mastering the Pen Tool 00:09:00
Editing Shapes 00:08:00
Grouping and Aligning Shapes 00:06:00
Understanding Layers 00:06:00
Putting it all Together 00:07:00
Measuring and Transforming Objects
Working with Rulers and Guides 00:05:00
Discovering the Transform Panel 00:08:00
Using Transform and Distort 00:04:00
Applying Fills and Strokes
Editing Fills with the Color 00:08:00
Editing Fills with the Swatches 00:09:00
Modifying Strokes 00:09:00
Creating Gradients 00:09:00
Using the Freeform Gradient 00:06:00
Setting Type
Using Type Tools 00:10:00
Discovering Type Panels 00:08:00
Working with Adobe Fonts 00:04:00
Painting with Brushes
Discovering the Brush Panel 00:06:00
Creating Custom Brushes 00:06:00
Using the Blob Brush 00:08:00
Applying Effects
Using the Appearance Panel 00:04:00
Understanding the Effects Menu 00:07:00
Exporting from Illustrator
Creating PDF’s 00:07:00
Exporting to Other Formats 00:08:00
Importing Adobe PDF´s 00:03:00
Understanding Metadata 00:04:00
Printing your Document 00:07:00
Course recap 00:01:00
Resources – Adobe Illustrator CC Beginner 00:00:00
Course Certification


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

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