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Graphic Design Software I: Adobe Illustrator Essentials


Adult Classes / Graphic Design Software -
UGotClass: Spring 2023

This is the first of the three courses that make up the Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate Program.

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web. In this course, you will learn Adobe Illustrator fundamentals to set up a print document and use various tools to draw, type and color all kinds of shapes and illustrations. Learn how to efficiently manage layers and artboards, and create print-ready PDF documents. Access to Adobe Illustrator software required.

This class can be taken individually, or together with the other two classes for the certificate. If you pay for all three classes at once, there is a discount at checkout. 

Software Requirements:
For all online Adobe classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for their course. Trial versions of Adobe software are sometimes available on the Adobe company website.  If you're taking the entire “Graphic Design certificate” you'll need Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. Otherwise you may sign up for a single software. 

The other courses in this program are: Adobe InDesign Essentials  and  Adobe Photoshop Essentials

To progress through this course you will:

  • Read the print readings.
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings.
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides.
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned.
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants.
  • The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

Discussion:

  • The discussion for each unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.
  • Your instructor will log into the discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
  • We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
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UGCGD01
Virtual Class
Sun-Sat, Feb 6 - Mar 3
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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Ages   18 yr. - 99 yr.

Price: $ 225 00