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Adobe Illustrator (Intro to Vector Art Design) - Resources

Workshop/Session Resources

Illustrator Practice (.zip)

Illustrator reference files for in-class work.

 

Poster with cartoon faces, illustrating waking up"

Slides/Presentation (PDF)

Slideshow that includes class/session goals and vector art (Illustrator) examples.

 

Infographic as example of Illustrator vector art.

Links

Self-Paced Online Tutorials 


Create & Edit Shapes

Learn the basics of creating and editing shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC, including how to draw, combine, and trace shapes.
Illustrator shape robot


Quickly Join & Trim Paths
 
Clean up line work in an illustration by joining paths. Learn how to trim excess line segments from intersecting paths and close gaps between two open paths.
Umbrella lying on its side in the rain - Vector illustration

 


Import/Embed Images
 

Adobe Illustrator place image menu



Charts & Graphs
 

Create different types of graphs and customize them to suit your needs.
Add Symbols or Pictures to your Graph
Gray scale column & line graph

 

 

Video Tutorials

Diagram Assignment Tutorial 
Step-by-step tutorial (originally designed for UMGC CMST320 course) to design a simple diagram using the shape tool in Adobe Illustrator.

Logo Assignment Tutorial 
Step-by-step tutorial (originally designed for UMGC CMST320 course) to design a logo for use in multiple media sources (multiple artboard sizes).

Change Units of Measure 
Step-by-step tutorial (originally designed for UMGC CMST320 course) to quickly change the units of measure in an Adobe Illustrator document.