Intro to Adobe Illustrator

Intro to Adobe Illustrator


Adobe Illustrator can be used to accomplish many different design tasks, from illustration to app development.

This course demonstrates core concepts and techniques that can be applied to any workflow—for print, the web, or building assets that will find their way into other applications. This workshop curriculum is best suited for the beginning user of Adobe Illustrator.

Topics covered include:

  • working with vector shapes

  • text manipulation

  • painting tools and technique

  • using filters with objects

  • brushes settings

  • swatches

  • creating gradients

  • managing multiple layers

  • 2D transformations

  • importing bitmap graphic and file formats for output

All classes take place in MMAC's iMac computer lab. All software courses are taught on iMac computers. Mac experience is strongly suggested for any ASoF software course but not required.

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INSTRUCTOR: Alie Jackson is a Multimedia Artist, Art Director and 2D Motion Designer born and raised in Austin, TX. She received her B.F.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University with a focus on Advertising Design and Photography. As a multimedia artist, she has screened experimental films and music videos at Transform Film Festival, Austin Music Video Festival and was the Boss Babes Resident Artist for February/March 2018. Alie currently works as a Senior Art Director at Arts + Labor where she creates branding, motion graphics and social media for independent films, documentaries, TV programing and more. She has also worked with clients including Nike, Jordan, ABC, FX, Disney, TNT, Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Amazon Studios, and Marvel.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: this class is intended for people who are brand new to Illustrator, as well as basic users who wish to fill in gaps in their knowledge.

PRE-REQUISITES: none necessary; all levels welcome!


SUPPLIES: all supplies provided for the duration of this workshop, including iMac workstation & software.


All ASoF courses are certified by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide Continued Professional Education (CPE) credits.

This class is partially sponsored by: