Adobe Illustrator CC Level 1

This course covers all the fundamental concepts and tools in Illustrator CC, allowing you to provide design solutions for others or yourself.

Course Length: 10 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to Illustrator CC
  • Understanding the Workspace
  • Working with Documents
  • Basic Drawing
  • Modifying Your Drawing
  • Working with Text
  • Managing Objects
  • Formatting
  • Brushes

Course Description

Illustrator CC Level 1 covers all the fundamental concepts and tools found in the Adobe program. It will allow you to provide design solutions for your company, clients, and yourself.

To start, you will identify core concepts and familiarize yourself with the workspace and basic tools. Then, you’ll create custom drawings and format them. You’ll also learn how to organize objects and work with text. By the end of this course, you will be able to navigate the Illustrator environment, create and modify illustrations, and manage objects with layers and libraries.

To get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend you review every topic within the course, and use all the learning styles to ensure you retain the important information within. We also encourage you to take all the progress tests to ensure you have retained the knowledge, and most importantly practice with the real world, Let Me Try examples.

Course Outline

Adobe Illustrator CC Level 1 Course Outline


  • About Illustrator

Understanding the Workspace

  • Workspace fundamentals
  • Working with Panels and Windows
  • Using and Creating Workspaces

Working with Documents

  • Creating New Documents and Saving Files
  • Artboards and Navigation

Basic Drawing

  • Working with a Drawing
  • Line Tools
  • Shape Tools
  • Drawing for the Screen

Modifying Your Drawing

  • Strokes
  • Modify Paths
  • Reflect and Rotate
  • Pen and Pencil

Working with Text

  • Text
  • Text Styles

Managing Objects

  • Align, Distribute, and Group
  • Layers
  • Creative Cloud Libraries


  • Colors and Swatches
  • Gradients
  • Patterns
  • Masking


  • Calligraphic and Bristle Brushes
  • Scatter and Art
  • Pattern Brushes
  • Blob Brush

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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