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. Transforming lines.
  7. Mixing lines - Pathfinder
  8. TEST – Parts of Illustrator
  9. Using Brushes
  10. Downloading Brushes
  11. Creating Compound Paths
  12. Working with Color and Strokes
  13. Editing Objects, Layers and Groups
  14. Transparency and Graphic Styles
  15. Transforming and Moving Objects
  16. Basic Text
  17. Blending Shapes & Colors
  18. Photoreaslism with Gradient Mesh
  19. Using Symbols Tool
  20. Circle of stars 
  21. Creating Special Effects
  22. Applying 3D Extrude & Bevel
  23. Distort using Warp Effects
  24. Masking Using Clipping Path/Opacity Mask
  25. Project – Making a Logo together – Using a PowerPoint presentation yourself – 3 days.
  26. Final Project – Designing your own Logo – 3 days.
  27.  Creating Special Effects
  28. Applying 3D Extrude & Bevel
  29. Distort using Warp Effects
  30. Final Project -  Designing a Logo for a new business.







Videos of using masking in Illustrator