Adobe Illustrator Level I

Adobe Illustrator I


Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud is the most powerful, versatile and connected Illustrator ever! Learn how to create digital content and vector artwork for any application or project you're working on.

Adobe's Creative Suite of software tools remains the gold standard for creating digital media and content around the world. Pace CPE (Continuing and Professional Education) offers beginner to advanced training in the most popular Adobe programs.

Course Details


Spring 2015 Course Schedule

Thursday & Friday
April 16 & 17, 2015

Class Location:
Pace University Midtown
551 Fifth Avenue at 45th
New York, NY 10176

Tuition: $650 (includes all course materials)
Course #:90167



Course Description

Adobe Illustrator is a comprehensive vector-based drawing program for print and the Web. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard for designers creating scalable and resizable images. Adobe Illustrator is used to create logos, product packages, labels, clothing patterns, posters, billboards, drafting, engineering and more. Using Adobe's authorized courseware and led by a certified Adobe instructor, students will learn to create and transform simple and complex images of great value in a number of business settings.

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You Will Learn To

  • Create shapes
  • Transform shapes
  • Create complex shapes with the Pen tool
  • Paint Shapes
  • Work with colors
  • Add and format text
  • Organize with Layers
  • Blend shapes and colors
  • Create symbols
  • Use brushes and patterns
  • Use Layer styles
  • Use 3-Dimensional Effects

Who Should Enroll

Participants should want to create drawings, for print and for the Web. They should be comfortable with a PC (or Mac). Experience with other graphic programs is desirable, but not required.


Course Format

Two Days (9am- 4pm); Instructor-led by an Adobe Certified Instructor. Taught in state-of-the-art computer facilities with Adobe Creative Cloud software.

COST: $650



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Outline for Illustrator Level I

Day 1

Working with Illustrator

Workflow in Graphic Design

Vector vs Pixels


Illustrator vs InDesign and Photoshop

The work area

Making selections and working with shapes

Creating and Editing Shapes

Align and distribution

Arrange elements

Using the Pen and Pencil Tools

Color and painting




Saving for web


Classwork: Creating  logo, banner and illustrations



Day 2

Working with type
Working with layers
Blending shapes and colors
Working with brushes
Special effects
Graphic styles
Working with symbols
Outputting for Print or the web
Integrating Illustrator graphics with other Adobe programs
Classwork: Design a trifold, save a PDF for printing

Location: 1 Martine Ave, Suite 424 White Plains, NY 10606

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Location: 551 5th Ave (at 45th Street), 8th Floor, New York, NY 10176

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