Best Free Adobe Illustrator Courses

Find the best online Free Adobe Illustrator Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Professional Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to design a logo that stands out from the crowd.

Created by Rawson Uddin - Graphic Designer/ Instructor

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Students: 254487, Price: Free

Logos are a critical part of the modern visual landscape. To learn how to create your own, it's important to be able to identify the components and design techniques behind the most successful Logos. In this course, we will be deconstructing Challenging logos in order to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator. These tutorials combine theory with nuts-and-bolts techniques that emphasize simplicity and readability: the principles that ground the best logo designs.

Topics include:

  • Choosing the right typeface
  • Designing with simple shapes
  • Adding shine, texture, beveled edges, and transparency
  • Designing with negative space
  • Choosing logo colors
  • Preparing final files

* Note: I have use used Adobe Illustrator cc version for this course.

Design a logo that stands out from the crowd with the help of these video tutorials.

* Fully explained tutorial from starting to end.

* Provided you secret techniques of creation.

You also get the Project file to enhance your work flow..

Contents and Overview

This course, containing over 45 lectures and 2.5 hours of content, provides step-by-step instructions on logo design.

Along with this you also get the AI. Working File to download and practice along the tutorials.

No logo design experience is required; however, you should have a full or free trial version of Adobe Illustrator, even though you don't need prior knowledge working in this program.

Upon completion of this course. You'll know how to create unique symbols, add elements to a word, use geometric shapes and initials, and position text properly.

Students will nail the basics of Illustrator, and create logos in color, black and white, and in different formats. All of these skills will make you a more valuable designer or allow you to use your creativity to make your own logos.

Illustrator CC 2020 for beginners : Basics & Tricks

Familiarize with Adobe illustrator and get to know the the essentials

Created by Khalil Ibrahim - Chief Design Officer & Wordpress Expert

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Students: 78592, Price: Free

Adobe Illustrator is a very powerful application and it's the standard vector application in the design field.

& if you are new to illustrator this course could be a great intro for you to get familiar and know the basics of this program from scratch all the way to get you to know about the important tools & panels and the main mechanism of how to operate this application easily and do most of the common regular design work you might be thinking of.

the best way for you if you are completely new to illustrator is to watch each lecture then start applying right away on your illustrator and keep the lecture nearby to refer to any step if needed. 

hope you enjoy this course and feel free to contact me for any support.

Useful Tricks & Tips in Adobe Illustrator

In this training course, you will learn a variety of useful tricks and tips to improve your skills in Adobe Illustrator.

Created by Daniel White - Designer & Instructor

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Students: 57917, Price: Free

In this training course, you will learn a variety of useful tricks and tips to improve your skills in Adobe Illustrator.

The course is made up of 16 lessons, with each one being labelled individually, so that you can always come back and remind yourself how to do something whenever you like. We start off by looking at creating some basic and advanced shapes, before moving on to working with paths and imagery, followed by several text applications, and other cool effects.

By the end of this course, you will have developed a greater knowledge and understanding of how you can use some of the different tools in Adobe Illustrator to great effect.

Illustrating with Adobe Illustrator CS3

This is aimed to guide High School Students in Mr. Levin's Digital Art and Design Course through the Illustration Proces

Created by Jonathon Levin - Digital Art and Design Instructor

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Students: 43355, Price: Free

This is aimed to guide High School Students in Mr. Levin's Digital Art and Design Course through the Illustration Process. You will walk through some of the best practices for working with layers, tracing and outlining an image and then explore some ideas for colors, fills and special effects.

How to Design an Awesome Letterhead in Adobe Illustrator

Learn Letterhead Design from a published professional!

Created by Daniel Evans - Published, Award Winning Logo Designer. 21 Years Experience

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Students: 39829, Price: Free

* 'Smashing - great insight and step by step instructables. Thank you!'

* 'Really good! Enjoyed the course! Thanks so much Daniel! You're great!'

* 'This is my 3rd course from the instructor and all 3 are great!'

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A letterhead helps to give backbone to a brand, to deliver its essence and its message in every instance where correspondence is passed!

As a professional logo and stationery designer, I’m going to show you the no-nonsense way of how to design awesome letterhead designs as quickly and as easily as possible!

Rest assured, there’s nothing mystical about the process in the slightest, but there are some tricks that are worth their weight in gold!

I’ll be touching upon these things as you progress and you’ll garner enough information to design a letterhead head yourself using Adobe Illustrator.

So, rather than hang around, let jump right in and get started….

Get your Certificate of Completion after finishing the entire course!

Setting Up Adobe Illustrator CS6 CC For Maximum Productivity

Set up Adobe Illustrator CS6/CC to make you a more productive graphic artist. Beginners to Experts welcome!

Created by Douglas Butner - Designer, Artist, Evolving Consciousness

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Students: 30355, Price: Free

This video series will teach you how to set up Adobe Illustrator CS6 to make you a more productive graphic artist. Learn how to set up Illustrator for exactly what you want to do, and create effective templates that you will use in all of your future projects.

This course covers:

  • New Document Creation
  • Document Setup
  • Preferences
  • Artboards
  • Workspaces
  • Components of the Workspace
  • Templates
  • Finding Free Resources

Most Wanted Flat Design Techniques #1: Desert Island

Flat design : How to create advanced flat design projects in Illustrator Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Created by Dawid Tuminski - Adobe Certified Expert Designer and Online Entrepreneur

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Students: 18944, Price: Free

Have you ever googled flat design, looked at the fantastic flat design images and thought to yourself: Man, I wish I could do that…

Well, with my teaching method, you absolutely can.

This is what one of my students, Ioannis Tsiakos, had to say about one of my courses:

I learnt more in one hour watching this course, than i would have if I had spent days reading online tutorials. Super easy to follow and great examples/ cases that illustrate how illustrator works and how designers think (...). Recommended!

Flat design is the hottest trend in the design world right now and with this course you can get your piece of the flat design pie.

Take a look at just a bit of proven flat design skills you will find inside:

  • This course is
    about you learning how to create a flat design desert island. It’s 6 mini projects
    packed with some great advanced Illustrator tools and techniques such as
    blending or, warping to satisfy your flat design hunger
  • Experience the fun and straight to the point approach: feel your Illustrator and flat design skills grow immediately
  • Step-by-step process: direct, well-paced and actionable techniques with no unwanted space in the tutorials

Join the group of the best designers out there and start creating your own, spectacular flat designs.

Quickly learn powerful and proven Illustrator techniques to jump from the beginner to the advanced level.

And don’t forget, that what you get is a
30-day money back guarantee
So the risk is really on me.

Enroll in the course and find out what it feels like to become a flat design superstar.

See you inside!
Dawid

Convert Image to Vector in Adobe illustrator

Learn how to create full deatiled vector shapes and patterns from image in Adobe illustrator .

Created by HU Shahir - Motion Graphic & UI/UX Designer (Polygon Motions)

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Students: 18106, Price: Free

This is a short course on how to create vector shapes and paths from image in adobe Illustrator also covering on how to create custom patterns shapes and use them in your graphic projects .

Understanding of differences :

We will discuss about some differences between different graphic models (Raster, vector) with some examples for better understanding of students .

A short overview to adobe illustrator User interface is also covered in this course for those people with experience of working with other graphic software like photohsop or corel draw.

Some feature of this course :

  • Complete guide on how to use different option for creating vector shapes from image .
  • Using of different presets and knowing difference between them in illustrator.
  • Creating high detailed shapes with different styles .
  • What is patterns ? complete explaining of patterns and why to use them .
  • How to create custom pattern using illustrator pattern maker .
  • How to export vector shapes from illustrator to other soft wares  like Photoshop , Corel draw or Adobe after effect (for creating motion)
If you really want to know the differences in graphic models and also creating vectors and patterns with illustrator in less time and easy ways then  take this course :)

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator for beginner

Crash course to enhance your creative journey!

Created by Max Liow - Graphic Designer

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Students: 9413, Price: Free

This course is specially designed for beginners who want to start their graphic design journey with Adobe Illustrator.

In this course, I'll be sharing the basic function to operate Adobe Illustrator. At the same time, I would be guiding you step by step on how to create your first two designs using the method taught!.

Draw Creative Vectors and Designs with Adobe Illustrator

By mastering some Advanced tools and Techniques for vector graphics.

Created by Harshit Srivastava - SME on Cloud, Bluemix

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Students: 1226, Price: Free

In this course, you will be learning to create creative designs and illustrations in Adobe Illustrator using various tools and techniques with practical lessons right from the beginning. You could be a Student, Creative Artist, Graphics Designer or anyone looking to advance your skills and start creating Vector Graphics and Digital Art or Illustrations. Don't worry if you just a beginner, you will be learning everything right from the scratch. You will also learn some advanced tools and techniques with in-depth practical lessons on Shape Builder Tool, Image Tracing, Typography, Masking, Perspective Illustration and Gradient.

What is Adobe Illustrator?

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor and design program developed by Adobe Systems and used by Creative Artists, Graphics Designers, Vector Artists, Animators, Students and others. But it is also widely used by Hobbyists and Illustrator enthusiasts.

What you will be learning in this course?

In this course you will be learning the following Illustrator tools and techniques-

  • Creating Complex Shapes

  • Joining and combining different shapes with Shape builder

  • Creating Mechanical Tools, Flowers, and other objects

  • Various image tracing techniques

  • Recolor Artwork

  • Designing Posters with Clipping Mask and Tracing

  • Typography and text design

  • Envelop distort

  • Type on Path

  • Area Type

  • Knife tool

  • Clipping and Photo Masks

  • Perspective Illustrations

  • Embedding images

  • Gradient

This course is designed specially for people who are desperate to learn significant and useful tools and techniques in Illustrator as soon as possible without wasting time on long bogus walkthroughs about dashboard, options and tools you would probably never use.

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Master Image tracing with Adobe Illustrator

Add more creativity to your Illustration

Created by Harshit Srivastava - SME on Cloud, Bluemix

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Students: 869, Price: Free

Have you ever wondered, how to trace some simple objects and complex subjects with Adobe Illustrator? When you have to trace some real life objects such as fruits, vegetables, animals, equipment and other things in simple and efficient way very quickly, you can trace and recolor your traced image or vector using various tracing presets available in Adobe Illustrator. In this course, you will be learning how to use Tracing tool to trace and recolor some real life objects quickly and efficiently.

Various complex posters and web illustrations are created with Image tracing tool in Illustrator. Its been used to trace both images and vectors used in various kind of projects. Tracing is one of the key component of Adobe Illustrator, that makes it the market leader in Graphics design software. So, if you are someone curious about Illustrator, or planning to build a career around Design, then you must learn and harness the power of Image tracing. This class is designed in a way to help you develop this skill of tracing complex objects very easily, with a pragmatic approach where you will learn everything with practical examples and tutorials. A designers focus should not be to learn each and every tool in a software, but to optimally use minimal tools to draw maximum design. So don't rush to learn each and every tool, because it may take long time to learn every tool, and you may get exhausted in the process. Try to learn a few tools first, and then try to practice as much as possible by drawing various shapes and art. This course will not teach you complete Illustrator, but will teach you effectively use image tracing tool to draw some amazing illustrations.

All the bests! Keep Learning.

Adobe Illustrator For Beginners

Discover the basics of Adobe Illustrator... perfect for new users.

Created by Chris Parker - Photography | Photoshop | Lightroom | GIMP | Taught by a Pro

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Students: 831, Price: Free

Adobe Illustrator CC for beginners.  No previous Adobe Illustrator experience required.  In this Adobe Illustrator training course, you will learn everything you need to know to get started with Illustrator.  Plus, I'll show you the same time-saving techniques I use for a fast and productive workflow. 

RAVE REVIEW!  This testimonial (from my Lightroom course) sums up all the courses I provide...

"The content of the course is perfectly structured and expertly delivered. The flow of the content builds knowledge and skills in a logical fashion. Chris has a really good presentation style. Of key importance, when students ask questions, Chris answers them in a thorough and comprehensive manner. Highly recommended. Regards." ~ Mick

The course starts off with the basic foundations and proceeds to more advanced tools.  A course worksheet is included.  Use to follow along with and practice what you learn.  Stuck?  No problem, I'm available for continued discussions relating to the course material.  Throughout the course, I encourage students to practice what they learn and post their work in the discussion area for any type of feedback (or additional questions).

Once you've completed this comprehensive course on Adobe Illustrator CC, you'll be comfortable with the tools, how to apply them, and have the skillset for a fast and productive workflow.

A fun, entertaining training course on Adobe Illustrator CC. This Adobe Illustrator course is designed for beginners.