About this course
Learn Illustrator in this online Introduction class for professional designers, architects, engineers, contractors, marketers, and others seeking professional advancement or job transition through the acquisition of Adobe Illustrator skills for their professional or personal advancement.
Learn to use Adobe Illustrator including the tools and features that make Illustrator useful for photo and graphic projects. In this online training class, students will learn basic Illustrator strategies necessary for adjusting, correcting, and supplementing photos and graphics.
VDCI encourages a strong online engagement between you, your instructor and your classmates. You will participate in group discussion forums, connect with your instructor and message your classmates. You are also invited to join us in the VDCI Student Lounge, where our instructors, staff, current students and alumni share information and help one another.
Video Lecturer & Course Instructor
Owner & CEO, IntoMore Media
Adobe Certified Instructor
One-time payment, no fees or subscriptions
5.5 hours on-demand video
Access your course from anywhere, anytime
Create your own schedule around set due dates
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I work at my own pace?
Yes. You can work at your own pace. Each course is 18 days long. You will have two weeks and three weekends to complete the course. There are set deliverable schedules which are addressed in the course syllabus. You can login to the Learning Hub at your convenience.
When does this course meet?
You do not need to log in at a specific time. You may log into the Learning Hub at any time to access your course materials, video lectures, and assignments.
If the course is pre-recorded/self-paced, then why do I need to take it during the course cycle? Why can't I start now?
The courses are self -paced but they do run during the scheduled course cycles, have set due dates and require interaction with your instructor and classmates.
I work full time; can I still take classes?
Yes! There are no set class times or required login times. Lectures and course materials are pre-recorded by our instructors and provided through the online learning hub on the first day of the course cycle. Lectures can be accessed as many times as you would like during the 18 day cycle. During the course cycle students have 24/7 access to the online Learning Hub, making it easy to schedule and work on the courses when you have time.
What is the refund policy?
You are eligible for a refund as long as you have not accessed the course in the Learning Hub. By signing the Cancellation & Refund acknowledgement, you will no longer be eligible for a refund for the individual course. Refunds for Training Bundles, Fast-Track Programs, and Technology Certificate Programs are calculated differently and offer partial and pro-rata refunds.
Will I be certified after I complete the course?
Students will receive a certificate of completion for each course passed with a 70% or higher. Autodesk software courses will also include a certificate of completion that comes directly from Autodesk. Additional certification exams can be purchased through testing organizations, and VDCI does not provide industry certification exams.
Will I have lifetime access to the videos?
You will only have access to course videos during the 18-day course. You can watch the videos whenever you'd like, and as many times as you'd like, during this time. You will also receive a complementary 7-day access period, which can be activated any time after completing the course.
Can I purchase the course for someone else?
Yes, all of our courses have the option to “Purchase for someone else.” This option can be found next to the purchase button at the top of the course page. When checked, the purchased course(s) can be transferred to another person with our without a VDCI Learning Hub account. If you are planning on taking the course yourself, you do not need to check the “Purchase for someone else” checkbox.
When a course is purchased for someone else, it can be transferred on the “Seats” tab in the purchase summary window. If the course is being transferred to someone with an existing Learning Hub account, they can be found by clicking the “Enroll” button. If the course is being transferred to someone without a Learning Hub account, the “Bulk Email” button can be used, to send one or more Seats to individual email addresses so that they can access the course.
If you have any questions about purchasing for someone else, placing a large or bulk order, or transferring a purchase to another user, please reach out to our team at email@example.com.
What is Adobe Photoshop?
Adobe Photoshop is a software application for designers and creative professionals. This tool allows users to create, edit, and enhance images and other visual artworks. Images can be edited for use online or in-print.
Photoshop is Not a Drawing Program. Although it is possible to use Photoshop to design and construct original graphics, you will find that it is difficult and limited. The reason is that Photoshop is not intended to be used for this type of work. Photoshop is an image editing tool, not a design tool. To create original images, Adobe provides other specialist programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Image Ready.
What is Adobe Illustrator?
Adobe Illustrator is a software application for creating drawings, illustrations, and artwork using a Windows or MacOS computer. Illustrator was initially released in 1987 and it continues to be updated at regular intervals, and is now included as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Illustrator is widely used by graphic designers, web designers, visual artists, and professional illustrators throughout the world to create high quality artwork. Illustrator includes many sophisticated drawing tools that can reduce the time need to create illustrations.
Adobe Illustrator is used by graphic designers, web designers, artists and illustrators to create various digital and printed images. This application utilizes many features and tools that allow users to create artworks with reduced time.
Many people are intimidated by Adobe Illustrator due to the fact that they believe they have no artistic skill. If you can’t draw on paper, what makes you think you can draw on the computer? While this self-doubt is certainly not the right way to look at things, Adobe Illustrator actually doesn’t require any prior knowledge of drawing or painting. You can use this program to create freehand drawings, but you can also import a photograph and use that photograph as a guide to trace and re-color a particular subject – turning it into a work of art that looks as though you drew it freehand.
As a graphic designer, you can use Illustrator to easily create sleek, aesthetically pleasing company logos. Do you want to type in a circle around a particular image or logo? Not a problem! Do you want to type in the shape of the CEO’s head? You can do that as well, and it’s not as complicated as you’d assume.
Illustrator is not only limited to artists and graphic designers. Those who are looking to create a website can create a mockup through Illustrator, which they can use to create vector images that can be used over a wide variety of platforms. Since it is an Adobe product, Illustrator works seamlessly with other Adobe Programs in the Creative Suite. After creating your initial image, you can drag it over into Photoshop to further edit it and apply filters, or drag it over to InDesign for flawless printing and digital booklets or magazines. Want to turn your illustration into a game or animation? Import it into Flash and watch it come to life! You can even add your logo and illustrations to videos or animate them through After Effects.
What language is this course taught in?
All VDCI courses are taught in English.
How can I communicate with my instructor and classmates?
VDCI encourages a strong online engagement between you, your instructor, and your classmates. You will participate in discussion forums, connect with your instructor and message your classmates. You are also invited to join us in the VDCI Student Lounge, where our instructors, staff, current students and alumni share information and help one another.
Is there a required textbook for this course?
There are no required textbooks for any VDCI courses; however, we have provided software-specific recommended textbooks as an additional resource to reference for all Autodesk and Adobe software courses. Additionally, there are no recommended textbooks for Blueprint Reading, Construction Fundamentals, Construction Estimating or for SketchUp.
Here is the course outline:
Welcome & Resources
Lesson 1: Mock-Up a Homepage
Lesson 2: Charts and 3 Panel
Lesson 3: The Night Skyline
Lesson 4: Building the Mars Rocket
Course Completion Survey and Certificate
The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed: