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Regularly scheduled Adobe Illustrator classes in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, online, or on-site Illustrator Training nationwide at your location.

  • Adobe Illustrator classes led by the authors of the best-selling book: Adobe Illustrator Digital Classroom.
  • Since 1994 we've delivered Adobe Illustrator training to thousands of designers and artists.
  • Illustrator courses can be customized and delivered as private classes at your office or in our classrooms.
  • Live Illustrator trainer in the same classroom with you at our training centers.

Adobe Illustrator Classes Offered

Attend introductory to advanced Adobe Illustrator Classes in our training centers, online, or at your office.

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Need help choosing the right Adobe Illustrator Classes? Call us at
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We have Adobe Illustrator Classes for every schedule and budget.

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Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction

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Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction

In this introduction to Adobe Illustrator course, you discover the tools that will help you to create professional quality artwork. This Illustrator training class introduces you to the workspace, tools for creating shapes, and additional options for adding color and text. You also discover how to use layers so that you can maximize your productivity right away.

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Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced

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Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced

In this advanced Adobe Illustrator course you discover how to take advantage of symbols, effects, styles, and transparencies along with advanced drawing and blending techniques. This Illustrator class covers advanced techniques for creating artwork with more impact, while using the tools to work more efficiently.

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Adobe Illustrator Class for Fashion, Apparel & Accessories Design

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Adobe Illustrator Class for Fashion, Apparel & Accessories Design

This Adobe Illustrator training class is focused on fashion, apparel, and accessories design. Whether you are a clothing designer, shoe designer, or accessories designer, our experienced professionals help you convert your visions into reality using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Whether you're completely new to using computer design tools, or migrating from a dedicated CAD system, our Illustrator trainers show you how to expand your creative process. Our unique in-depth knowledge of Illustrator and fashion design technology provide a unique and comprehensive training experience. You'll receive the skills you need to be productive and competitive, and create designs that can be easily transferred to production. You'll learn to produce easily-modified flat drawings, fashion sketches, patterns, storyboards, textile designs, and accessory designs. Our Illustrator for Fashion, Apparel, and accessories design classes can also be tailored to your specific needs.

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Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction

Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction: Course Overview

In this Adobe Illustrator course, you will learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create high quality illustrations, logos, and other custom artwork. This is the entry-level of our Illustrator classes, and introduces you to the powerful Pen tool, discover how to transform existing shapes, and learn how to add color to drawn objects. You’ll also use layers to organize your artwork, and explore the options for exporting Illustrator files.

All Illustrator courses at our training centers or at your location are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you. If you do not want to travel to one of our classroom locations, we also offer live online Illustrator training.

Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction: Course Length

This two-day (or four evening) Illustrator training class is available as a regularly scheduled class at AGI’s classroom locations, as a private or custom course at your location or online. This Illustrator training class is delivered by the instructors who wrote the Adobe Illustrator Digital Classroom. You learn from Illustrator experts in a small group setting when you take an Illustrator class with AGI.

Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Course Dates

All classes in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you.
All online classes are led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Event Name Course Dates Location Fee Register
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Thu, Jan 8 2015 to Fri, Jan 9 2015 AGI Training Philadelphia $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Mon, Jan 12 2015 to Tue, Jan 13 2015 AGI Training Boston $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Mon, Jan 12 2015 to Tue, Jan 13 2015 Online Training $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Mon, Jan 19 2015 to Tue, Jan 20 2015 AGI Training New York City $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Wed, Feb 4 2015 to Thu, Feb 5 2015 AGI Training Boston $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Mon, Feb 9 2015 to Tue, Feb 10 2015 Online Training $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Wed, Feb 11 2015 to Thu, Feb 12 2015 AGI Training Philadelphia $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Mon, Feb 16 2015 to Tue, Feb 17 2015 AGI Training New York City $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Mon, Mar 2 2015 to Tue, Mar 3 2015 AGI Training Boston $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Mon, Mar 9 2015 to Tue, Mar 10 2015 AGI Training Philadelphia $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Wed, Mar 18 2015 to Thu, Mar 19 2015 AGI Training New York City $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Mon, Mar 23 2015 to Tue, Mar 24 2015 Online Training $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Mon, Apr 6 2015 to Tue, Apr 7 2015 AGI Training Boston $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Wed, Apr 8 2015 to Thu, Apr 9 2015 AGI Training Philadelphia $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Mon, Apr 13 2015 to Tue, Apr 14 2015 AGI Training New York City $695.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction Wed, Apr 22 2015 to Thu, Apr 23 2015 Online Training $695.00

Adobe Illustrator Training Class Introduction: Complete Topics Covered

Module 1: Getting to Know the Adobe Illustrator Workspace

  • Exploring the Illustrator interface
  • Choosing a workspace
  • Opening a file
  • Using artboards
  • Changing your view
  • Zooming and scrolling
  • Using tools and panels
  • Exploring the Control panel
  • Working with panels and the dock
  • Saving workspaces and shortcuts

Module 2: Adobe Illustrator Essentials

  • Using Illustrator's shape tools
  • Repositioning and visually resizing the shapes
  • Putting the Transform panel to work
  • Constraining a shape
  • Entering exact dimensions
  • Selecting artwork
  • Using the shape and transform tools
  • Introducing layers
  • Cutting and pasting objects
  • Repeating transformations

Module 3: Adding Color

  • Exploring the Appearance panel
  • Changing colors in Illustrator
  • Adding effects
  • Using Live Paint
  • Adding a symbol
  • Saving swatches
  • Selecting the same color
  • Creating a color group
  • Using the Color panel
  • Adding Pantone colors

Module 4: Working with the Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools

  • Understanding the Pen tool
  • Drawing straight, curved and hinged lines
  • Tracing images
  • Creating a tracing template
  • Working with Image Trace
  • Using the Line, Pencil and Eraser tools
  • Editing existing paths
  • Adding and removing points
  • Cutting and joining paths
  • Combining shapes with the Shape Builder

Module 5: Exploring Additional Adobe Illustrator Color Options

  • Adding tonal values with gradients
  • Customizing an existing gradient
  • Saving the gradient
  • Applying a second instance of the gradient
  • Using the Gradient panel
  • Updating a gradient
  • Creating and using patterns
  • Creating a bounding box
  • Applying the pattern
  • Editing a pattern fill
  • Locating existing patterns
  • Finishing up the illustration
  • Creating a Color Group
  • Using the Color Guide

Module 6: Working with and Formatting Text using Illustrator

  • Formatting text
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Using paragraph and character styles
  • Editing styles
  • Putting text on a path
  • Warping text
  • Putting text in a shape
  • Creating outlines
  • Checking spelling
  • Using Find and Replace

Module 7: An Introduction to Illustrator's Layers

  • Getting to know the Layers panel
  • Using layers to organize your illustrations
  • Using the Layers panel to make selections
  • Creating new layers
  • Showing and hiding layers
  • Locking and unlocking layers
  • Rearranging layers
  • Moving items between layers
  • Remembering layers when pasting
  • Creating a template layer

 

Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction: Prerequisites

We recommend that you have the Adobe Illustrator application before starting the class. You can purchase the software, license Creative Cloud, or obtain a trial version of it at from the Adobe website.

Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Introduction: Course Materials

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the Adobe Certified Instructors at AGI. AGI instructors that have created many of the official Illustrator training guides and books for Adobe Systems, including the Adobe Illustrator Digital Classroom for versions CC, CS6, and CS5. You can see examples of our training content by viewing our Illustrator tutorials.

AVAILABLE DELIVERY METHODS FOR THIS CLASS

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CLASSROOM LIVE ONLINE PRIVATE MY LOCATION ON-DEMAND

 

Questions about Adobe Illustrator Classes? Interested in private or customized Adobe Illustrator Classes? Call to speak with a training consultant: 781-376-6044.

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Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced: Class Length

In this two-day (or four evening) advanced Illustrator course you will discover the power and versatility of vector artwork. As the most advanced of our regularly scheduled Illustrator classes, this course takes you beyond the basics to learn the many capabilities available to you in Illustrator. This two-day course also covers troubleshooting for production personnel as well as advanced techniques for interesting design effects.

This Illustrator training class has been updated for Adobe Illustrator CC, but is suitable for users of versions CS6 and CS5 as well, and training for previous versions of Adobe Illustrator is also available. This Illustrator training class is available as a regularly scheduled class at our classroom location, or as a private class at your location or online. This Illustrator training class is delivered by the instructors who wrote the Adobe Illustrator Digital Classroom, so you learn from expert instructors that have extensive experience designing and teaching.

Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Course Dates

All classes in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you.
All online classes are led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Event Name Course Dates Location Fee Register
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Jan 21 2015 to Thu, Jan 22 2015 AGI Training Philadelphia $995.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Jan 21 2015 to Thu, Jan 22 2015 AGI Training Boston $995.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Jan 21 2015 to Thu, Jan 22 2015 Online Training $995.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Jan 21 2015 to Thu, Jan 22 2015 AGI Training New York City $995.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Feb 25 2015 to Thu, Feb 26 2015 AGI Training Boston $995.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Feb 25 2015 to Thu, Feb 26 2015 AGI Training New York City $995.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Feb 25 2015 to Thu, Feb 26 2015 AGI Training Philadelphia $995.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Feb 25 2015 to Thu, Feb 26 2015 Online Training $995.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Mar 25 2015 to Thu, Mar 26 2015 Online Training $995.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Mar 25 2015 to Thu, Mar 26 2015 AGI Training Boston $995.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Mar 25 2015 to Thu, Mar 26 2015 AGI Training Philadelphia $995.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Mar 25 2015 to Thu, Mar 26 2015 AGI Training New York City $995.00
Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced Wed, Apr 29 2015 to Thu, Apr 30 2015 AGI Training Boston $995.00

Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced: Complete Course Topics

Illustrator Essentials skills review

  • Setting up the artboard
  • Creating a background shape
  • Combining shapes
  • Sampling a color
  • Applying a fill and stroke
  • Applying color and effects
  • Aligning and distributing shapes
  • Adding text
  • Distorting a shape
  • Importing an image

Working with symbols in Illustrator

  • Understanding symbols and instances
  • Cleaning out the symbol library
  • Creating symbols
  • Editing symbols
  • Importing a symbol library
  • Modifying symbol instances
  • Using the symbolism tools
  • Editing nested symbols
  • Replacing symbols
  • Saving symbol libraries

Using Adobe Illustrator effects and transparency

  • Working with the Appearance panel
  • Applying effects
  • Editing effects
  • Using graphic styles
  • Creating and saving graphic styles
  • Working with object transparency
  • Experimenting with multiple opacities
  • Understanding blending modes
  • Saving and importing graphic styles
  • Applying graphic styles to layers and symbols

Exporting and saving files from Illustrator

  • Saving using the AI format
  • Saving an illustration with layers
  • Saving a layered PDF
  • Exporting for Photoshop
  • Integrating with InDesign
  • Integrating with Flash
  • Integrating with Microsoft Expression Blend
  • Integrating with Premiere and After Effects
  • Saving as EPS
  • Saving for Web

Advanced Illustrator blending techniques

  • Using the Blend Tool in Adobe Illustrator 
  • Applying a gradient
  • Understanding linear vs. radial gradients
  • Using Gradient Mesh options
  • Adjusting a mesh
  • Revisiting Blend Options
  • Selecting multiple mesh points
  • Overlapping images
  • Using the Mesh tool
  • Adding a highlight

Adobe Illustrator new features

  • 64-bit support
  • New, adjustable user interface
  • Image Trace
  • Pattern Options panel
  • Gradients on strokes
  • Make Mask and Release button
  • Expandable color spectrum
  • Character panel enhancements
  • Transform panel additions
  • Redesigned Control pane

 

Adobe Illustrator Training Class - Advanced: Prerequisites

We recommend that you have the Adobe Illustrator application before starting the class. You can purchase the software, license Creative Cloud, or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe website.

Adobe Illustrator  Training Class Advanced Course Materials

You will receive a comprehensive book for this class developed by the Adobe Certified Instructors at AGI. AGI instructors that have created many of the official Illustrator training guides and books for Adobe Systems, including the best-selling Adobe Illustrator Digital Classroom book. Our Illustrator tutorials provide an example of the training materials created by our instructors.

AVAILABLE DELIVERY METHODS FOR THIS CLASS

Classroom Training Icon Live Online Icon Private Training Icon My Location Icon On-Demand Training Icon
CLASSROOM LIVE ONLINE PRIVATE MY LOCATION ON-DEMAND

 

Questions about Adobe Illustrator Classes? Interested in private or customized Adobe Illustrator Classes? Call to speak with a training consultant: 781-376-6044.

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Adobe Illustrator Class for Fashion, Apparel & Accessories Design

Illustrator for Fashion and Apparel Design Class Length: 2 days

This Adobe Illustrator training class provides a foundation for creating fashion, apparel, and accessories designs using Adobe Illustrator. Whether you are moving from a proprietary system or CAD to Adobe Illustrator or moving from traditional pen-and-ink to Adobe Illustrator, our specialized Illustrator classes help you master the Adobe Illustrator tools necessary for fashion, apparel, and accessories design.

AGI has trained thousands of fashion and apparel designers around the globe on how to best use the tools in Adobe Illustrator to create fashion, apparel, and accessories using the latest creative tools. Our customers include many of the largest labels and designers in the world, and our global presence has us delivering Adobe Illustrator training from the fashion centers of New York City, Paris, Milan, and Hong Kong.

AGI’s curriculum for this Adobe Illustrator training has been designed in cooperation with AGI’s on-staff Adobe Illustrator experts and on-staff Fashion Institute of Technology graduates. This Adobe Illustrator training class is offered as a private or custom class and is focused on your needs to design apparel and accessories with Adobe Illustrator. For private and customized training, contact a training consultant at 781-376-6044.

Illustrator for Textile Design or Fashion Design

This Adobe Illustrator training class is focused primarily on the needs of fashion and apparel designers. If you are looking for a course to assist with textile design, our introductory and advanced Illustrator classes will assist you learn the skills you need to create digital designs using Adobe Illustrator. This fashion and apparel design course will then help you construct your designs into garments.

Adobe Illustrator Class for Fashion, Apparel & Accessories Design Course Dates

All classes in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you.
All online classes are led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Event Name Course Dates Location Fee Register
Adobe Illustrator Class for Fashion, Apparel & Accessories Design Mon, Jan 12 2015 to Tue, Jan 13 2015 AGI Training Boston $795.00
Adobe Illustrator Class for Fashion, Apparel & Accessories Design Wed, Jan 14 2015 to Thu, Jan 15 2015 AGI Training New York City $795.00
Adobe Illustrator Class for Fashion, Apparel & Accessories Design Mon, Jan 19 2015 to Tue, Jan 20 2015 AGI Training Philadelphia $795.00
Adobe Illustrator Class for Fashion, Apparel & Accessories Design Mon, Jan 19 2015 to Tue, Jan 20 2015 Online Training $795.00
Adobe Illustrator Class for Fashion, Apparel & Accessories Design Mon, Feb 23 2015 to Tue, Feb 24 2015 AGI Training Boston $795.00
Adobe Illustrator Class for Fashion, Apparel & Accessories Design Mon, Feb 23 2015 to Tue, Feb 24 2015 AGI Training New York City $795.00
Adobe Illustrator Class for Fashion, Apparel & Accessories Design Mon, Feb 23 2015 to Tue, Feb 24 2015 AGI Training Philadelphia $795.00
Adobe Illustrator Class for Fashion, Apparel & Accessories Design Mon, Feb 23 2015 to Tue, Feb 24 2015 Online Training $795.00

Adobe Illustrator Training Class for Fashion, Apparel, and Accessories Design: Course Topics

Module 1: Getting To Know the Workspace

  • Raster vs. Vector
  • Choosing a workspace
  • Opening a file
  • The document window
  • Using Artboards
  • Changing your view
  • The Tools panel
  • Using tools and panels
  • Custom workspaces
  • Customizing keyboard shortcuts
Module 2: Illustrator CC Essentials
  • Using the shape tools
  • Constraining a shape
  • Selecting artwork
  • Using shape and transform tools to create artwork
  • Using layers when building an illustration
  • Cutting and pasting objects
  • Repeating a resize transform
Module 3: Working with the Drawing Tools
  • Working with the Pen tool
  • Tracing images
  • Adjusting the variable width of a stroke
  • Getting rid of stray points
  • Adding Dashed strokes
  • Additional Stroke options
  • Placing an image and using Image Trace
  • Editing existing paths
  • Reflecting and combining a shape
  • More practice with combining shapes using the Shape Builder tool
  • Using brushes in fashion illustration
  • Create new brush libraries
Module 4: Adding Color
  • Basics of the Appearance panel
  • Creating a colorful illustration
  • Using Live Paint
  • Adding a symbol to your artwork
  • Saving swatches
  • Using the Color panel
  • Adding Pantone colors
  • Taking advantage of the new and improved Kuler panel
Module 5: Tracing Artwork
  • Importing images as templates
  • Placing an image using Image Trace
  • Image Trace Options
  • Working with the Method option
  • Abutting vs. Overlapping
Module 6: Using Live Paint
  • Creating a Live Paint Group
  • Using the Live Paint Bucket
  • Setting color
  • Editing Gap Options
  • Modifying Live Paint regions
Module 7: Organizing Illustrations with Layers
  • Getting to know the Layers panel
  • Using layers to organize your illustrations
  • Using the Layers panel to make selections
  • Creating new layers
  • Moving items between layers
  • Paste remembers layers
  • Template layers
Module 8: Working with Symbols
  • Cleaning out the symbol library
  • Using symbols in the fashion industry
  • Creating symbols
  • Editing symbols
  • Importing a symbol library
  • Using the symbolism tools
  • Editing nested symbols
  • Saving symbol libraries
Module 9: Using Patterns
  • Exploring the Pattern Options panel
  • Creating a pattern
  • Applying a pattern
  • Editing a pattern swatch
  • Editing a pattern in an object
  • Editing a pattern's application visually

Our instructors are the authors of numerous Illustrator books. You can see examples of the training materials created by our instructors by viewing our Illustrator tutorials.

AVAILABLE DELIVERY METHODS FOR THIS CLASS

Classroom Training Icon Live Online Icon Private Training Icon My Location Icon On-Demand Training Icon
CLASSROOM LIVE ONLINE PRIVATE MY LOCATION ON-DEMAND

 

Questions about Adobe Illustrator Classes? Interested in private or customized Adobe Illustrator Classes? Call to speak with a training consultant: 781-376-6044.

 
 

AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience.