Illustrator Training:
SF Classroom or Online

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 class 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, we break it down step-by-step, guiding you through simple and easy-to-follow exercises. We offer introductory Illustrator classes and advanced training. All our Illustrator classes are offered both in-person at our downtown San Francisco facility as well as online with a live instructor.


Illustrator Fundamentals

Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator: navigating the interface, using the drawing tools, and common Illustrator techniques and best practices.

  • Getting Started
  • Working with Type
  • Shape Tools and Drawing Tools
  • Precise Drawing
  • Drawing Exercise
  • Symmetrical Drawing
  • Managing Colors in Artwork
  • Tracing Images, Live Paint and Art Brushes
  • Using Symbols
  • Using 3D Effects
  • Gradients and Blends
  • Masking
  • and much more! See full outline for Illustrator training
Price:  $695 for 12 hours.
In-Person Training:
        No classes scheduled. Get a quote for private training.

Illustrator Advanced

Now that the fundamentals are in place, it's time to discover the techniques used to increase efficiency and productivity. After our Illustrator Advanced training you will know how to:

  • Illustration of Color Inked & Scanned Images
  • Illustration of Black & White Designs
  • Seamless Repeating Pattern Creation
  • Logo Design Techniques
  • Creating Intricate Designs
  • Converting Images to Vector Artwork
  • Creating Designs with Typography
  • and much more! See full outline for Illustrator Advanced training
Price:  $750 for 12 hours.
In-Person Training:
        No classes scheduled. Get a quote for private training.

Illustrator Training Reviews:

4.5/5 review stars
Rated 4.7/5 based on 185 student reviews.

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.
- Jolie Devoto, Devoto Gardens & Orchards, Sebastopol

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

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