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Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

Illustrator Classes in New York City

Learn Adobe Illustrator to Create & Edit Vector Graphics

From logos to patterns, from packaging to type, in this class you’ll learn a lot of what Illustrator can do. You’ll create numerous graphics throughout the course, using the standard drawing tools, the Pen tool, type, compound paths, effects, layers, masks, patterns, blends, colors, and more.

Mastering Illustrator’s vector Pen tool is not the most intuitive process, but using our drawing templates we’ll help you to master this tool. You’ll also learn ways to more easily create complex shapes out of basic shapes that are easier to draw. You’ll be able to use these techniques for any kind of graphic, whether it’s for print or web.

If you only have 1 day (or 2 nights) to spare, check out our 6-hour Illustrator workshop.

Take this class with Photoshop, InDesign, and our project-based Graphic Design Bootcamp course to earn a New York State-licensed Graphic Design Certificate.

  • Small Classes
  • Computer Provided
  • Book included
  • Free Retake

Take this class as part of a certificate program and save:

  • NYC colorful bike poster using Live Color

    Use Layers and Live Color to quickly make big changes.

  • Superman vector art using brushes and Live Paint

    Learn the Brush tool, Live Trace, and its cousin Live Paint.

  • Car ad using Illustrator styles

    Use styles to keep your designs consistent and flexible.

  • Learn to use Colors, Gradients, Blend Modes, and Strokes.

  • Plane logo using Illustrator's clipping masks

    Get going with Clipping Masks and Blob Brushes.

  • Milk Duds 3D packaging created with Adobe Illustrator

    Master package design with 3D Effects.

  •  Door artwork created with Illustrator's compound paths

    Learn Compound Paths and Group Selection.

  • Shirt pattern using Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

    Learn to use Photoshop and Illustrator together to get the best of both worlds.

  • No smoking sign using Illustrator shapes

    After this exercise your Illustrator skills WILL be smokin’.

Learn Adobe Illustrator in Hands-on Courses

This Illustrator course will have you using professional techniques to create scalable typography, logos, and graphics for print and web. Importantly, you’ll learn how to master the Pen tool and learn how to create complex shapes out of easy to draw basic components. Learn these skills with hands-on exercises in small classes led by a leading Adobe Illustrator instructor.

  • “If Illustrator leaves you in the dark, let Noble Desktop be your torch. The classes are very well taught, easy to follow along, and the instructor very helpful, and friendly. You can count on me coming back for more classes. THANK YOU”

    Luis Pimentel

    Loved Noble's teaching method to learn Illustrator

  • “I was always intimidated by Adobe Illustrator and never properly learned the program. After taking the Noble Desktop class I started using it immediately in my concepts and designs. It is a valuable program to know and Michele taught the class in a simplified and easy to use manner. I highly recommend it.”

    Victoria Greiss

  • “Whether you are a complete beginner or a professional just wanting to beef up your skills, Noble Desktop is the premier choice for computer training in NYC. I’ll definitely be coming back for more courses.”

    Steven Gant

  • “This class was very comprehensive for three days—I learned so much about Illustrator! The instructor was perfect: knowledgeable, attentive, and dynamic, delivering rather dry material with a sense of humor and fun. I’d recommend Noble Desktop courses to anyone.”

    Jennifer Clark

    Jennifer loved learning Illustrator from a fun, knowledgeable instructor.

  • “Eugenio is very thorough in explaining the step-by-step process on everything. Whether it’s creating your own brush or gradient, he explains a few times and is eager for feedback and if anyone needs help.”

    Ashley Lateef

  • “Adobe Illustrator is overwhelming with a lot of information and tools to master, but the instructor made sure everyone can follow and understand the concept before he moves on to the next topic. This is a great introduction to Illustrator and is open to all levels, from someone who has never used the software before to even professional designers.”

    Abigail Butalid

  • “The Illustrator class was great. We covered a ton of material over the course of three quick days, and the material really filled in my knowledge gaps. I'm more confident now in my Illustrator skills...and what I can bring to my business and clients! Thanks Noble Desktop. :)”

    Danielle Mehta

  • “After using Illustrator for over 15 years I now understand how to use the pen tool more efficiently and will be able to do my job faster! Fabulous class.”

    Dorinda Balanecki

    Learned to master the Illustrator Pen Tool in just three days.

  • “I absolutely loved this class! I had no Illustrator experience going in and now I feel like an Illustrator ninja. Ethan, the instructor, moved quickly enough for those of us already experienced with other Adobe products, but explained everything so clearly that I think even a straight-up beginner would be able to follow along with no problems.”

    Michelle Failing

  • “The class was great! I needed an Illustrator refresher course since I hadn't used it since college and needed it for my current job! I learned so much in 3 days. Michele was patient, thorough and fun. Great job! Looking forward to taking the Photoshop course!”

    Dalia Ghanem

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there prerequisites for this course?

    • Prior experience is not required, but experience with other Adobe apps (such as Photoshop or InDesign) is recommended.
    • Illustrator is not as easy to learn as other Adobe apps (such as Photoshop and InDesign). If you’re going to be using Photoshop or InDesign, we suggest learning at least one of them before Illustrator.
    • Students need to be comfortable with using a computer.
  • Do I need to bring anything to the class?

    No. We provide computers (Mac or PC) with Illustrator installed. Choose your operating system at checkout.

  • Do you offer discounts or a payment plan for this course?

    Discounts
    • 10% Alumni Discount: Get 10% off this course if you’ve previously taken any 12+ hour course.
    • $100 Individuals Discount: Take $100 off this course if you’re an individual paying for yourself (you’re not being reimbursed by a company).

    Discounts are applied at checkout (no promo code required) and will be verified after you place your order. Discounts are subject to change. Read our discount policies for more details.

    Payment Plan

    This course is not eligible for a payment plan, which is only available for programs priced at $2,495 and above. Read our Payment Plan FAQ for more details.

    Take this course as part of a certificate program and save:
  • Can I take this course online (remote learning)?

    You may attend this training virtually (online) at the scheduled time the course is offered (New York, Eastern Time).

    How does attending “live online” work?
    • Students can attend this training remotely through screen sharing software (we use Zoom).
    • Participants can hear the instruction, ask questions, and even share their screen with the instructor.
    • For audio you can use your computer’s microphone/speakers or call a phone number that we’ll provide.
    • Classes are activity-based and taught by a live instructor, so we strongly encourage students who are local to the area to attend in person!

Learn to Master Illustrator’s Pen Tool

“Mastering the pen tool has always eluded me, and Michele showed me the basics in a way that I can practice and build on this vital Illustrator skill.”
Carmen Yazejian, Network9
 

Class material covers Illustrator's Pen tool

Learn, then Practice Teaching Method

Learn Illustrator by creating numerous graphics including logos, patterns, and packaging. First by watching a short instructor demo, then by practicing through step-by-step exercises included in our custom workbook.

Adobe certified instructor teaches student hands-on Illustrator

Professional Illustrator Instructors

“Learning from professionals who have practical and personal knowledge of the applications proved to be extremely helpful. The instructor used real-life scenarios to illustrate the lessons and demonstrated more than one way to complete a task. I feel better equipped to navigate the program on my own, not just qualified to repeat the exercises which were covered in class.”
Amy D. Harkins

Students learning Illustrator in class at Noble Desktop