From logos to patterns, from packaging to type, we’ll teach you lots of what Illustrator can do. You’ll create numerous graphics in class, 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 isn’t the most intuitive process, but using our drawing templates, we’ll help you to learn how to master this tool. We’ll also show you ways to easily create complex shapes out of easy to draw basic components. In the end you’ll be able to use these graphics and techniques on any graphic, whether it’s for print or web.
Use Layers and Live Color to quickly make big changes.
Learn the Brush tool, Live Trace, and its cousin Live Paint.
Use styles to keep your designs consistent and flexible.
Learn to use Colors, Gradients, Blend Modes, and Strokes.
Get going with Clipping Masks and Blob Brushes.
Master package design with 3D Effects.
Learn Compound Paths and Group Selection.
Learn to use Photoshop and Illustrator together to get the best of both worlds.
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”
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.”
“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.”
Marketing Manager, bark Frameworks
Jennifer loved learning Illustrator from a fun, knowledgeable instructor.
“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. :)”
“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.”
Director of Design, Horsman, Ltd.
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 CS products, but explained everything so clearly that I think even a straight-up beginner would be able to follow along with no problems.”
Webmaster, Columbia University, Office of Communications & Public Affairs
“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!”
“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.
“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