This 18-hour Illustrator Bootcamp is a comprehensive look at the variety of tools available to you through Illustrator. Learn how to create and manipulate vector art for design and web, as well as master the Pen tool to create logos and digital art. Likewise, learn all about compound paths, effects, layers, masks, patterns, blends, colors, and how to save your files for both print and web.
This class is perfect for graphic designers, amateur and professional graphic artists, advertising designers, UI/UX designers, and anyone who wants to see what Illustrator has to offer.
This course is offered at our design school, Noble Desktop. View upcoming dates and register for this course directly on Noble Desktop’s website.Register at nobledesktop.com
Students get a custom workbook with step-by-step instructions.
Modern computer classroom with your choice of Mac or PC to work on.
Small In-Person Classes
Get personalized attention in small groups with an expert instructor in the classroom.
Refresh the course materials within six months for free as long as there's space in the class.
What You'll Learn
- How to work with shapes and objects
- Drawing, color, and painting
- Types and layers
- Working with brushes and creating new brushes
- Creating 3D objects from 2D artwork
I took a two-day Adobe Illustrator course here and found it well worth my time. Eugenio was the instructor and covered everything I was looking for, and more. The class was small, so he made extra effort to make sure our individual needs were met. His teaching style is mostly hands-on, and very quick, which I find to be helpful in courses like this, where there's a ton to learn and you really just need an overview. He had many examples to test out the tools in real time, printed takeaway material, and his contact information for questions later. If you're looking for a beginner to intermediate course on Illustrator, I'd definitely recommend NYIM, especially with Eugenio. Bring ideas and questions if you want more personalized help - there's time allotted for this.
John K. attended Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp
I just finished the 2-day Adobe Illustrator course. The course was one of the better computer software courses I have taken. The instructor, Eugenio, took the time to find out about us and tailor much of what we covered to our interests and needs. He gave welcome advice on where we should go next and what we should investigate to further our knowledge and our careers. Eugenio knew Adobe Illustrator inside and out so when I pressed the wrong keys, he knew exactly what I had done and got me on track again without numerous explanations. We were on the computer from the very first minute until the last; he walked us through each assignment. I particularly like that NYIM has the computers and the software on site for use (no need to bring your own). Loved the coffee available upon arrival on a Sunday morning!
K.M. attended Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp
Eugenio is such a patient teacher! He is so knowledgeable and always providing tips and tricks for the class. Very fun and very flexible with his teaching.
Rosanna C. attended Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp
Full Course SyllabusDownload PDF Outline
- Using the Pen Tool
- Adjusting the Workspace
- Arranging Objects
- Color Fills
- Drawing Curves (Pen Tool)
- Anchor Points and Direction Points
- Default Fill and Stroke
Corners and Curves
- Drawing Corners and Curves (Pen Tool)
- Adjusting Anchor Points
No Smoking Sign
- Fill and Stroke
- Basic Shape Tools
- Grouping Objects
- Layers Panel
- Working with Templates
- Saving Illustrator Files: Options
- Live Trace and Live Paint
- Tracing Hand-Drawn Images
- Coloring Live Paint Objects
- Flare Tool
What’s Behind the Green Door?
- Compound Paths
- Group Selection Tool
Mask Till You Drop
- Clipping Masks (Shapes)
- Blob Brush Tool
- Eraser Tool
- Reflect Tool
Masking with Type
- Type Tool
- Clipping Masks (Editable Type)
- Filling Text with a Photo
- Placing Linked Images
3D Shape: Milk Duds Box
- 3D Extrude & Bevel
- Creating Symbols from Artwork
- Mapping Symbols onto 3D Objects
- Lighting and Shadows for 3D Objects
Will It Blend?
- Blend Tool
- Blending Options
Wavy Line Blend
- Blending Lines
- Reflect Tool
- Rotate Tool
Juggling Colors and Gradients
- Dashed Lines and Stroke Options
- Saving Colors as Swatches
- Blending Modes
- Gradient Tool
- Saving Gradient Swatches
Combining Shapes with the Pathfinder
- Merging Paths (Pathfinder)
- Transparency Options
- Grouping Objects
- Creating and Applying Pattern Swatches
- Scaling and Rotating Patterns
- Working with Layers
- Align Panel
- Working with Type
- Text and Character Options
- Adding a Drop Cap
- Type on a Path
- Text Wrap
- Fill Text with a Pattern
- Using the Appearance Panel
- Blending Modes
- Drop Shadows
Appearance and Graphic Styles
- Graphic Styles
- Appearance Panel
- Multiple Fills
- Auto-sizing Text Boxes
Illustrating a Shirt Design
- Using Photoshop and Illustrator Together
- Creating/Editing Clipping Masks
- Compound Paths
Layers, Artboards & Recoloring Artwork
- Adding and Removing Layers
- Creating and Using Multiple Artboards
- Recoloring Artwork
- Converting CMYK Art to Spot Colors
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to bring a computer?
No. We provide a computer with the necessary software for each attendee. Choose a Mac or a PC during the checkout process.
Are discounts available for this course?
No. This course is not eligible for any discounts.
We offer discounts for packages of classes, including our Excel Bootcamp, SQL Bootcamp, Data Analytics, and PowerPoint Bootcamp.
We also provide discounts for ten or more classes purchased together. Please reach out for more information on our voucher programs.
Does this course come with a book?
Yes. This course includes a complimentary book or manual at no additional cost.
What if I need to retake this course? May I retake it for free?
Yes. You may retake this course for free once within six months, provided that the class is running with an available seat. For more information, visit our policies page.
3-day Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp in New York City
The Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp concentrates on the most common topics that you will need to quickly create vector graphics. By the end of this course, you'll be able to create vector art for design and websites, create perspective drawings, and control your brushes to create a more natural brush stroke. This class is perfect for graphic designers, amateur and professional graphic artists, advertising designers, UI/UX designers, and anyone who wants to see what Illustrator has to offer.