Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

Published June 1, 2020
388 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-68198-531-2


Key Features

  • Delivers a full course curriculum of the essentials for those new to Adobe Illustrator
  • Includes a compendium of key features and concepts for in-depth exploration of topics
  • Lessons focus on engaging and easy-to-follow actions to create vector graphics
  • Walks you through basic set up to a final advanced project and how to output your creations
  • No experience with drawing or graphic design necessary
  • Teaches you the concepts and vocabulary of graphic design and page layout as you go

In Detail

Adobe Illustrator: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features is your guide to building vector graphics, whether you’re creating logos, icons, drawings, typography, or other illustrations—and regardless of their destination: print, web, video, or mobile. First, with a complete Course that includes a set of projects and lessons derived from Adobe Certified Instructor Jason Hoppe, you will learn the procedures needed to use Illustrator effectively and professionally. Dozens of lessons are included that can be applied to any graphics you have in mind. Through these step-by-step lessons, you’ll be exposed to all of Illustrator’s features in practical contexts and its best practices for optimal workflows.

To complete the Course, we’ll supply lesson documents and their assets to download. These can even serve as starting points for your own projects.

Then, for greater depth of knowledge and subsequent reference, you’ll use the Compendium to uncover more of the “how” and “why” of Illustrator. With each topic easy to access, you can find and explore all of Illustrator’s key features and concepts in depth. With cross references between the Course and Compendium, the two parts of the book complement each other perfectly. Best of all, when the lessons in the Course are done, the Compendium will continue to serve for months and years to come.

Learn step-by-step how to

  • Draw basic shapes and lines
  • Build graphics using Illustrator’s deep and diverse toolset
  • Create complex icons using the Pathfinder and Shape Builder
  • Use color with predictable and harmonic results
  • Work effectively with type
  • And much more!