Course Description

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web. In this course, you will learn Adobe Illustrator fundamentals to set up a print document and use various tools to draw, type and color all kinds of shapes and illustrations. Learn how to efficiently manage layers and artboards, and create print-ready PDF documents. Access to Adobe Illustrator software required.

Course Outline


Unit 1

Getting to Know the Interface and Drawing Tools

  • Interface menus, tools and panels.
  • Working with various drawing and transformation tools
  • Drawing anything from simple to complex shapes and illustrations.

Unit 2

Working with Color and Text

  • Working with color panels in the software
  • Creating, managing and applying color and color groups
  • Learning how to type and format text using various text formatting and styling tools and panels.

Unit 3

Working with Layers and Pen tool

  • Layers and layer management.
  • Working with the Pen tool.
  • Modifying a drawing using Pen tool options.

Unit 4

Working with Artboards

  • Creating and managing multiple Artboards
  • Learning how to layout and design corporate package
  • Business cards, letterhead and envelopes
  • Creating print-ready PDF files



This Online Course is offered through partnership with UGotClass/LERN.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Adobe Illustrator Essentials (Online)
Online-fixed date/synchronous meeting(s)
Feb 01, 2021 to Feb 26, 2021
Course Fee(s)
COURSE FEE non-credit $225.00
Section Notes

This Online Course is self-paced, with access dates of February 1 - February 26, 2021.

Note: No Discounts Apply to Online Courses

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policy

A participant who withdraws from a non-credit course, in writing, up to one-week prior to the starting date of the course, will receive a refund, minus a $25 withdrawal fee; for all certificate programs the withdrawal fee is $50. For courses costing $75 or less, the withdrawal fee is $10 per course. No refunds will be given after that time. E-mail your withdrawal request to: course.withdrawals@temple.edu. Please note that if you do not officially withdrawal from a course and you do not attend the course, you are still responsible for payment. Temple University reserves the right to cancel a course for any reason. If the course is cancelled, you will be notified and your entire tuition will be refunded.

For more information contact us at ncce@temple.edu or 267-468-8500.