About

As an artist or illustrator when you get an idea in your head, you want to create it. You don’t want to spend hours figuring out how your design program works. Where to find the tools you need.

Fast-track your knowledge by signing up for this easy-to-follow Adobe Illustrator online course with videos compiled by graphic designer Alice Thorpe. By the end, you will produce stunning artwork for your portfolio.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: An Introduction To Adobe Illustrator

    • Meet the designer: Alice Thorpe, graphic designer, and YouTuber
    • What does Adobe Illustrator do? Is it easy to use? (Hint: YES!)
    • Customizing your workspace: software and hardware
    • The tools: what they do and easy shortcuts
    • How to create a new document and make simple shapes

      Module 2: Getting Started: A Practical Workshop

      • Working with shapes: pen tool, shape builder, align, Bézier
      • Enhance your work: colors, light and shadows, gradients, patterns, brush strokes
      • Working with fonts: creating your own fonts, font effects
      • Applying and editing effects: Stylize, Distort, Warp, 3D
      • Combining different elements: compound path, groups, layers

        Module 3: Create Your Own Logo: From Start To Finish

        • How to put pen to paper: fine tuning your ideas and inspiration
        • Digitize your designs using image trace or the pen tool
        • Refine your design: anchor points, handles, copy, cut and paste
        • Bring your design to life with color: CC color palettes, color wheel
        • Present your work in different formats for different applications

          Module 4: Build A Professional Brand Using Illustrator

          • Build your brand identity: logo variations, fonts, colors
          • Design double-sided business cards ready for print
          • Design a flyer or poster
          • Create a dynamic web banner with images and graphics: edit, crop, erase
          • Design an infographic
          • How to correctly save and export graphics for your website, social media, and print

            Module 5: How To Make Money Using Adobe Illustrator

            • Illustrator projects that you can make and sell
            • How to put a price on your work and earn money
            • Finding clients & building your business
            • How to fine-tune your workflow and meet deadlines
            • Useful tips and tricks that design professionals love
            • Final thoughts and goodbye

              Career

              Who is this course for

              • All graphic designers and digital artists need to know the market leader in graphics editor and design programs
              • Existing Illustrator users looking for a quick way to learn exactly what the program does, including shortcuts and what the different tools do
              • Any small business owner or entrepreneur who needs marketing material or is building their own website
              • Social media managers who want to create eye-catching infographics and posters to engage viewers

                Career path

                • Anyone who works in marketing will benefit from knowing how to use Illustrator to create artwork such as brochures, media packs, posters and flyers for print, web or social media
                • Web designers and bloggers can create their own banners, custom buttons and original artwork
                • Social media managers can create infographics, ads and other material for their posts
                • Being able to use Illustrator will be a welcome skill in any business  - you can be that go-to person when they need worksheets, publicity material, invitations, and anything creative

                Certification 

                You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

                Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

                All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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                About

                As an artist or illustrator when you get an idea in your head, you want to create it. You don’t want to spend hours figuring out how your design program works. Where to find the tools you need.

                Fast-track your knowledge by signing up for this easy-to-follow Adobe Illustrator online course with videos compiled by graphic designer Alice Thorpe. By the end, you will produce stunning artwork for your portfolio.

                  Requirements

                  International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

                  Lessons

                  Module 1: An Introduction To Adobe Illustrator

                  • Meet the designer: Alice Thorpe, graphic designer, and YouTuber
                  • What does Adobe Illustrator do? Is it easy to use? (Hint: YES!)
                  • Customizing your workspace: software and hardware
                  • The tools: what they do and easy shortcuts
                  • How to create a new document and make simple shapes

                    Module 2: Getting Started: A Practical Workshop

                    • Working with shapes: pen tool, shape builder, align, Bézier
                    • Enhance your work: colors, light and shadows, gradients, patterns, brush strokes
                    • Working with fonts: creating your own fonts, font effects
                    • Applying and editing effects: Stylize, Distort, Warp, 3D
                    • Combining different elements: compound path, groups, layers

                      Module 3: Create Your Own Logo: From Start To Finish

                      • How to put pen to paper: fine tuning your ideas and inspiration
                      • Digitize your designs using image trace or the pen tool
                      • Refine your design: anchor points, handles, copy, cut and paste
                      • Bring your design to life with color: CC color palettes, color wheel
                      • Present your work in different formats for different applications

                        Module 4: Build A Professional Brand Using Illustrator

                        • Build your brand identity: logo variations, fonts, colors
                        • Design double-sided business cards ready for print
                        • Design a flyer or poster
                        • Create a dynamic web banner with images and graphics: edit, crop, erase
                        • Design an infographic
                        • How to correctly save and export graphics for your website, social media, and print

                          Module 5: How To Make Money Using Adobe Illustrator

                          • Illustrator projects that you can make and sell
                          • How to put a price on your work and earn money
                          • Finding clients & building your business
                          • How to fine-tune your workflow and meet deadlines
                          • Useful tips and tricks that design professionals love
                          • Final thoughts and goodbye

                            Career

                            Who is this course for

                            • All graphic designers and digital artists need to know the market leader in graphics editor and design programs
                            • Existing Illustrator users looking for a quick way to learn exactly what the program does, including shortcuts and what the different tools do
                            • Any small business owner or entrepreneur who needs marketing material or is building their own website
                            • Social media managers who want to create eye-catching infographics and posters to engage viewers

                              Career path

                              • Anyone who works in marketing will benefit from knowing how to use Illustrator to create artwork such as brochures, media packs, posters and flyers for print, web or social media
                              • Web designers and bloggers can create their own banners, custom buttons and original artwork
                              • Social media managers can create infographics, ads and other material for their posts
                              • Being able to use Illustrator will be a welcome skill in any business  - you can be that go-to person when they need worksheets, publicity material, invitations, and anything creative

                              Certification 

                              You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

                              Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

                              All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

                              1513 Students

                              Guarantee

                              Accredited

                              Accredited