Make Adobe Illustrator Your Friend: A Practical Introduction

Do Powerpoint and Microsoft Word's built-in design tools fall short of your visual communication needs? Adobe Illustrator might be the solution. Illustrator is one of the most popular and effective vector-based applications in use today. Illustrator can be useful for the layout of text, shapes, and pictures to create posters, artwork, logos, typographic pieces and visual assets that can stand alone or be brought into other Adobe applications.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, students will be able to: 

  • Understand the function and best usage of the program
  • Navigate the interface and use the major tools for drawing, type, shape creation, working with photos, saving and exporting for print and screens
  • Complete a short project by identifying and implementing the illustrator skills covered in this workshop

Students must have access to “Adobe Illustrator” to participate in this workshop. If you do not have a license to the software, you can download a free trial version via https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/illustrator.html.

Workshop Facilitator 
Gillian Goerz (she/her), Cartoonist, Graphic recorder, and Writer