What you'll learn with Illustrator classes
Participants in Adobe Illustrator classes learn skills for drawing and designing artwork. Illustrator courses are available for beginners through experienced users. Learn Illustrator for creating artwork that can be shared online, in print, or animated and distributed within videos.
Illustrator Classes for Beginners through Advanced Illustrator Training
American Graphics Institute offers Illustrator Classes for beginners including a two-day introductory Illustrator course that provides a solid foundation for using Illustrator, as well as a one-day course for those wanting to only learn the basics. Those wanting advanced Illustrator training can attend the advanced class, or start at the beginning and attend the Illustrator Bootcamp for a comprehensive approach to learning Illustrator.
Beginner Illustrator Classes
In beginner Illustrator courses, participants learn the Illustrator interface and to use drawing tools for creating custom artwork. Learn the essentials for using Illustrator’s artboards, as well as ways to work with the most commonly used Illustrator tools, along with organizing artwork using layers. Participants also learn to add color, use drawing tools, and export artwork in a variety of formats.
Advanced Illustrator Courses
The advanced Illustrator classes teach techniques for creating complex artwork using sophisticated tools. Participants learn to use symbols when designing artwork and how to create advanced effects and use transparency effectively. Other advanced capabilities covered include blending techniques, the use of gradient mesh, and how to work with patterns.
Learn Illustrator in one day
For those that plan to only use Illustrator occasionally, or work making edits on files created by others, the Illustrator in a day course is a good choice. This one-day Illustrator workshop covers the essential skills necessary for editing existing Illustrator files and making basic artwork.
Those that need an immersive course to learn all of Illustrator’s capabilities benefit from the Illustrator Bootcamp. This Illustrator course combines the introductory and advanced courses into a four-day bootcamp. Participants learn foundational skills and continue straight into advanced Illustrator capabilities. At the end of four days, attendees gain proficiency with all aspects of this powerful drawing tool.
Corporate Illustrator Training
If your company, group, or organization are looking to learn Illustrator, AGI offers corporate and group Illustrator classes that can be customized for your team. The course content can be from any of our existing Illustrator courses, or they can be tailored to your needs.
Private Illustrator Training
If you are looking for a private Illustrator course for yourself or your group, any of our Illustrator classes can be delivered privately for individuals or groups. Complete the contact form for private Illustrator training or call 781-376-6044 to schedule a private Illustrator course for you or your group.
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Illustrator Classes Near Me
AGI offers Illustrator classes near you with live Illustrator courses nearby, as well as live online Illustrator classes you can join from your home or office. AGI also offers instructors that come to your location, making it easy to schedule Illustrator training near you. With Illustrator training available in many cities, various options for training, different classes, and unique workshops, AGI offers you the best options for learning Illustrator that meet your location, schedule, learning preference, and budget. You can conveniently and confidently attend an Illustrator course near you.
Why Learn Illustrator
It is useful to learn Illustrator because it is the standard image editing software used by graphic designers, marketing professionals, and those working in communications and design roles. Illustrator is the professional tool for
You should learn Illustrator if you need to create professional quality artwork, illustrations, drawings, logos, wireframes, architecture and buildings, and more. Illustrator is used across a wide array of fields, and you can find Illustrator artwork in:
Illustrator is used to create professional quality images, and can be used and purchased on its own or integrated with InDesign and Illustrator, which are part of the Adobe Creative Cloud.
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Learn Illustrator for a New Career
Learning Illustrator can serve as a starting point for a design career, with Illustrator skills being a part of what is needed for a design career. Design professions use Illustrator and also require other skills including an understanding of graphic design principles, along with related Creative Cloud skills such as Photoshop. Marketing and communications roles that use Illustrator will also require communication skills.
Careers that use Illustrator
There are many jobs and careers that use Illustrator including:
User Interface Designer
User Experience Designer
Social Media Manager
Illustrator is used across graphic design, corporate communications, and marketing roles in many industries.
Become a Graphic Designer by learning Illustrator
Learning Illustrator is one of the skills needed to become a graphic designer. Graphic designers use Illustrator to draw logos and artwork, and also to create flyers and brochures that are printed, as well as animations that are shared online and in video.
Graphic designers do more than draw artwork. They need to be able to prepare complete design ideas and present them to clients and colleagues. Designers must also be capable of working with projects through the entire, iterative graphic design process. Because of this, Illustrator skills need to be combined with skills with other software tools such as Photoshop and InDesign, along with communication and collaboration skills.
Graphic designers that use Illustrator are more than just visual storytellers, as they need to achieve the objectives of clients who are often looking to communicate, brand, and sell. A successful graphic designer ensures a client’s vision is incorporated and that the client goals are met.
The average salary for a graphic designer is between $45,000 per year and $49,000 per year based upon information from indeed.com and glassdoor.com.
Along with learning Illustrator, AGI also offers a dedicated graphic design fundamentals course to learn foundational skills for making all of your designs look great, or you can learn more about becoming a graphic designer.
Adobe Illustrator is a professional software tool used for drawing, illustrating, and creating artwork. Artwork created using Illustrator can be shared digitally, in print, or on video. Illustrator artwork can be incorporated into other projects, such as logos from Illustrator that are placed into brochures, or charts designed in Illustrator used in reports. Illustrator can also be used to create flyers and documents. Learn more about Adobe Illustrator by reading the detailed article what is Illustrator.
Illustrator for High School Students
Adobe Illustrator is a great skill for high school students to learn, especially for those interested in pursuing studies or a career in graphic design or visual design. The graphic design programs for high school students provide an opportunity for high school students to learn Illustrator and other related design software tools skills.
Illustrator Classes FAQ
Because there are many options for learning Illustrator, you may have questions. We have assembled a list of Illustrator training FAQ here along with answers:
Can you teach yourself Illustrator
While you can teach yourself Illustrator using Illustrator tutorials and Illustrator books, the fastest way to learn Illustrator is through Illustrator classes. For more details, read how to learn Illustrator.
How do I become certified in Illustrator
There are three ways to become certified in Illustrator. You can take the independent Illustrator certification test online, take the Adobe Certified Professional exam, or attend an intensive Illustrator course that offers a certificate such as the Illustrator bootcamp. The certification tests require that you know specific skills, while the intensive training provides certification that you have demonstrated comprehensive skills through hands-on projects and exercises.
How long does it take to learn Illustrator
You can learn Illustrator in a two-day course and gain the essential skills to use the program for basic image editing. To become an advanced user requires completing introductory and advanced courses, which involve four days of training.
Are online Illustrator classes better than in-person Illustrator classes
The live online Illustrator classes are led by the same instructors that lead in-person Illustrator courses. The online class format allows participants to join into a live class that they might not be able to otherwise attend due to distance or travel time and cost.
If I’ve used Illustrator before, do I still need an introductory class?
The introductory Illustrator course is the best place to start for those with no formal training. The introduction to Illustrator class provides a foundation in core skills necessary for using Illustrator efficiently, including understanding of tools, layers, and effects.
When can I take Illustrator classes
Live Adobe Illustrator classes are available monthly, with classes enrolling every 30 days for both live online and live in-person Illustrator courses.
Will learning Illustrator help me get a job
Learning Illustrator will help with getting a job in graphic design. It is a good foundational skill for working in design, communications, or marketing roles. Illustrator is one of many skills that is required for most roles, and should be learned as part of the range of skills that are necessary to get a job in graphic design, marketing, or communications roles. Learn more about how to become a graphic designer.
How much does Illustrator training cost
Illustrator training costs between $495 and $695 for most introductory courses led by a live instructor at a credible school such as American Graphics Institute.
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