Adobe Illustrator is the premiere program for creating high-quality line art. Mastering the fundamentals of this powerful
software is crucial to creating professional-looking graphics for both print and the web.
Many of the skills you'll learn in this Illustrator training in San Francisco also apply to other design applications, so you'll soon be on your way to becoming a graphic design pro.
Although Illustrator can be intimidating to a first-time user, AcademyX breaks it down step-by-step, guiding you through simple and easy-to-follow exercises. Following our Illustrator training, you'll learn how to:
Navigate through Illustrator using windows and palettes
Differentiate between vector and pixel-based graphics
Create line drawings using the pen tool
Add and configure shapes
Enliven your drawings with color and gradients
Configure layers to maximize flexibility and control
A very thorough overview of Illustrator with an extremely knowledgable instructor and easy-to-understand textbook. I plan on taking another course at AcademyX and with this instructor specifically.
- Alissa Fiset , PIER 39 , San Francisco
The training was awesome. The pace was really good. Even though I had some previous experience with the program, I learned a ton more that I can do with it.
- Dori K Skelding , Visa Inc , Foster City
Learning Illustrator was so much better that I thought it would be. I expected to be either bored or frustrated but instructor did a great job at keeping everyone interested while also addressing individual needs. She was great at applying concepts to many different
- Emily Maywood , eHarmony , Santa Monica
The training was great, it was hands on and it is clear that the instructor is an expert in Illustrator. Overall the class was great, I learned a lot and look forward to attending more classes at Academy X.
- Fernanda Del Aguila , West Valley Staffing Group , Sunnyvale
It was a blast. The "students" were a mixed bag, all with different interests. instructor provided individualized tidbits that kept us all happy.
- Jane Maxwell , self-employed , Berkeley
I was very impressed by the amount of material that was covered and how versatile each technique is that was taught. I am confident in using Illustrator now for my work and other uses that I know I will need it for.
- Jessica Sato , Lilikoi Design + Letterpress
I came into the class with zero knowledge about illustrator. With just a little bit of training, I was able to create my company logos and label design for our ciders.
It was great! It covered all of the basics in great detail and hinted at different methods to be more artistic versus executing the basic function of a tool. I was worried about this when I was choosing a class -- I didn't want it to be too design heavy an
- Lucy Shaw , ClearSlide
► More reviews...
I loved the class! it was very informative and showed me a whole lot of tools and tricks.The instructure was awesome and so patient! The class set up was awesome, the two screen next to each other helped a lot.
- Mary Tran , West Valley Staffing Group , Sunnyvale
instructor, is a great instructor who explains things in layman's terms which helps first time users like myself understand the world of a designer.
- Stephen Adams , Genomic Health , Redwood City
Very well paced and thorough, like a good lawyer who knows how to build a case from the ground up. (That was a compliment, not sarcasm).
- Steven Cravis , StevenCravis.com
Best adult learning class I have ever had. Instructor was so knowledgeable yet also a had great teaching skills. I learned a ton. Couldn't have been better. Instructor really is a fantastic instructor.
- Taryn Hoppe , SFO Forecast Inc.
This was a helpful course and instructor was a very insightful trainer. The guidebook, along with his instruction, made it easy to follow along.
- Alyssa Holden , NUDE Skincare , San Francisco
The pace was really nice and the instructions were easy to follow.
- Chelsea Fisher , Uneka Concepts , Pleasanton
Very accurate and hands-on. I liked the double screen approach. Very knowledgeable instructor. Good pace
- Christos Samaras , GPFF Inc , Emeryville, CA
Great... very responsive and very knowledgeable.
- Dave Morris , San Francisco
Excellent course, instructor was very knowlegeable and ensured we understood the instruction before proceeding to the next.
- David Davenport , United States Air Force , Hurlburt Field
Excellent and very thorough. Lots of info but presented in an easy to understand fashion.
- Dennis Mochon , Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority
The training was great, I learned a lot. I will definitely be able to apply everything I learned at work.
- Erika Lopez , Divine Home Care , San Leandro
Very good class, instructor is very knowledgeable and able to adapt the training to my needs.
Pace was very good, didn't spend a lot of time over explaining one subject. Provided a lot of useful tips for the "shift, Alt" keys in conjunction of the mouse