Welcome to a website for Training in Illustrator

The following is a list of what you will be learning  sectioned off in this order.  Each section has a PowerPoint presentation and an assignment with it.  When it comes to the test you must ask your teacher for the test.  All else, save the file with the unit name on it and your name together (ie basicshapes_yourname.ai) and email it to your teacher. Thank you and good luck.


  1. What is Illustrator? – 1 day
  2. Getting Started in Illustrator – learning about the parts of Illustrator – 1 day
  3. Drawing Basic Shapes
  4. Drawing with Pencil Tool
  5. Drawing with Pen Tool
  6. TEST – Parts of Illustrator
  7. Using Brushes
  8. Creating Compound Paths
  9. Working with Color and Strokes
  10. Editing Ojbects, Layers and Groups
  11. Transparency and Graphic Styles
  12. Transforming and Moving Ojbjects
  13. Basic Text
  14. Blending Shapes & Colors
  15. Photoreaslism with Gradient Mesh
  16. Using Symbols Tool
  17. Circle of stars 
  18. Creating Special Effects
  19. Applying 3D Extrude & Bevel
  20. Distort using Warp Effects
  21. Applying Live Paint
  22. Masking Using Clipping Path/Opacity Mask
  23. Project – Making a Logo together – Using a PowerPoint presentation yourself – 3 days.
  24. Final Project – Designing your own Logo – 3 days.
  25.  Creating Special Effects
  26. Applying 3D Extrude & Bevel
  27. Distort using Warp Effects
  28. Final Project -  Designing a Logo for a new business.







Videos of using masking in Illustrator