An Introduction to Illustrator
Adobe released Illustrator in the late 1980s. The primary purpose of the program is to create resizable vector graphics that can be used in print and digital designs. Illustrator is often used to create advertisements, logos, and business cards. Recent updates to the software also make it a popular option to create one-page designs, like flyers.
What are the differences between Photoshop and Illustrator?
Both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are used to create graphics, but there are some differences. Photoshop is primarily used to alter photos, while Illustrator is used to create graphics. Photoshop is the best tool to create images for the web because of its ability to add layers and filters. Print graphics, such as logos and icons, should be designed with Illustrator.
Illustrator Classes in New York City
The Illustrator in a Day class is perfect for beginners and includes all of the essential information to begin creating graphics in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll also have a few samples in your portfolio by the end of the course. This introductory class explains how to draw lines, curves, group shapes, add colors, and create digital art from hand-drawn graphics.
For serious graphic designers, the Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp includes advanced graphic design training. By the end of the three-day course, you’ll have experience designing a TShirt, creating a one-page flyer, and design product packaging. Choose from an intensive bootcamp held over three consecutive days, or opt for a series of courses spread over several weekend days.
In addition to training in Adobe Illustrator, aspiring graphic designers can also participate in the Graphic Design Bootcamp or Graphic Design Certificate program.
- The Graphic Design Bootcamp is a portfolio-building class in which students work through a series of design exercises in Illustrator, Photoshop, or InDesign.
- The two-week Graphic Design Certificate program includes three bootcamps—Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, and concludes with the Graphic Design Bootcamp.
Illustrator courses are held at our sister school, Noble Desktop, in SoHo.