Illustrator 1 — Oct 6


Object Creation and Modification
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Pen Tool
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Compound Shapes
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Bonus: Working with Type in Illustrator
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Files for Use in Class

Illustrator 1 Cheat Sheet

Illustrator Samples

Zen of Pen



Illustrator 1 Exercises


Readings from Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools Digital Classroom

508-527 / 584-591 – Object Creation

564-572 – Pen Tool

593-598 – Compound Shapes


Additional Tutorials & Readings

Illustrator Tutorials – Illustrator Help

Drawing Basics – Illustrator Help

Drawing Simple Lines and Shapes – Illustrator Help

Drawing with the Pen, Pencil or Flare Tool – Illustrator Help

Essentials of the Pen and Pencil Tools – Adobe TV

Creating Objects with the Shape Tools – Adobe TV

Combining Objects – Illustrator Help

A Comprehensive Guide to the Pathfinder Tool – VectorTuts

A Comprehensive Guide to the Pathfinder Tool, Part 2 – VectorTuts