Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals

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Course Syllabus

chapter 1


  • 1. Introduction to Adobe Illustrator CC for Beginners (2:15)
  • Illustrator Essential - Exercise Files
  • Illustrator Essential - Completed Files
  • 2. Course Exercise Files for Adobe Illustrator CC Essentials (1:20)
  • 3. Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator CC (7:34)
chapter 2


  • 4. How to Draw in Adobe Illustrator CC with Shapes & Lines (22:32)
  • 5. How to Draw Using the Shape Builder Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC (7:29)
  • 6. How to Draw a Fox Using the Shape Builder Tool in Adobe Illustrator (10:09)
  • Drawing - Quiz
chapter 3


  • 7. How to Draw Custom Logo Shapes Easily in Adobe Illustrator CC (4:53)
  • 8. How to Draw Anything Using the Curvature Tool in Adobe Illustrator (13:08)
  • 9. How to Draw Using the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC (13:18)
  • 10. Drawing with the Pencil Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC (13:10)
  • 11. How to Use Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CC (12:55)
  • 12. How to Draw Lines with the Width Tool in Adobe Illustrator (9:15)
chapter 4

Type & Fonts

  • 13. How to Use Type & Fonts in Adobe Illustrator to Design a Postcard (14:16)
  • 14. How to Curve Type Around a Badge Using Adobe Illustrator CC (12:51)
  • 15. How to Break Apart & Destroy Text & Fonts Using Adobe Illustrator CC (3:55)
chapter 5


  • 16. What is RGB & CMYK Colors in Adobe Illustrator CC (3:59)
  • 17. How to Steal Colors from an Image Using Eye Dropper in Illustrator (3:42)
  • 18. How to Find Amazing Colors in Illustrator Using Color Theme (4:50)
  • 19. How to Make Gradients in Adobe Illustrator CC (6:04)
  • Color - Quiz
chapter 6


  • 20. How to Mask an Image Inside Text in Adobe Illustrator CC (7:08)
  • 21. How to Cut Holes in Shapes Using Compound Shapes in Illustrator CC (10:39)
  • Masking - Quiz
chapter 7

CC Libraries

  • 22. How to Use CC Libraries in Adobe Illustrator CC (10:28)
chapter 8

Effects & Patterns

  • 23. Making Things Liquid & Distorted in Adobe Illustrator CC (8:01)
  • 24. How to Bend & Warp Shapes & Text in Adobe Illustrator CC (5:32)
  • 25. Drawing Amazing Repeating Shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC (5:11)
  • 26. How to Create Repeating Patterns in Adobe Illustrator CC (8:52)
  • 27. How to Vectorize an Image in Adobe Illustrator CC (11:53)
  • Effects & Patterns - Quiz
chapter 9

Capture App

  • 28. How to Use Adobe Capture App with Adobe Illustrator CC (11:23)
chapter 10

Free Templates

  • 29. Using Free Templates in Adobe Illustrator CC (3:46)
chapter 11


  • 30. Exporting for Print (5:59)
  • 31. How to Save Your Illustrator Files as Jpegs for Websites (5:21)
  • Exporting - Quiz
chapter 12

Real World Exercises

  • 32. How to Redraw the MasterCard Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC (4:50)
  • 33. How to Redraw the Instagram Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC (7:50)
  • 34. How to Redraw the Kodak Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC (11:22)
  • 35. How to Redraw the eHarmony Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC (10:39)
  • 36. How to Redraw the Tinder Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC (6:07)
  • 37. How to Redraw the BP Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC (7:47)
chapter 13

Next Steps

  • 38. Cheat Sheet for Adobe Illustrator CC (9:43)
  • 39. Course Conclusion for Adobe Illustrator CC (1:15)
chapter 14

Final Quiz

  • Final Quiz

Course Description

Whether you're brand new to Illustrator CC, or have played around with it but need some more practice, this course will help you feel confident and comfortable using the industry-standard, vector-based graphic application. This course is designed for the complete beginner, with tons of practice files and fun projects. Throughout this Illustrator CC course, you'll be designing your own real-world professional projects that will inspire you to do even more!

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134 Reviews

  • 4.9
  • Anna Stoermer

Great course with applicable examples and many valuable hints about Adobe Illustrator.

  • Namra Pasha

This course was really helpful, easy to understand and follow, and very informative! I enjoyed it till the very end.


  • danielgallardo .

Intuitive and useful. Great teacher!

  • Rabin Chandra Chakma

Instructions are very fast, hard to get the points for non-natives. After all the course is okay and affordable.

  • prodesign47 .

It was good, learnt few new techniques.

  • rareanimation .

good course

  • superdon .

Really enjoyed the learning process. Even i have more than 7 years of experience, i learned few more techniques how to easily create and edit. Thank you!

  • Ahsanul Hoque

A wonderful tutorial for the beginners who wanna make their career on Fiverr.


Very Good!!!

  • bilaldesigner1 .

Wow amazing course.

  • Kassandra Hambrosio

I absolutely loved this course. I was such a newbie with Adobe Illustrator, this was a very informative course. Thank you!!

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Very helpful. I love this curse!

  • Paul Catalano

He was thorough and explained everything. Quality teacher.

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  • ck__design .

Some steps were really awesome, I love to learn more from fiverr courses. Thanks

  • Rizwan Khan

Excellent course and trainer.Thanks.

  • anas_mullick .

Dan is Awesome, 100% Recommended.

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  • nobodysnewton .

Excellent course

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  • Muhammad Hammad Khan

Nice course, good learning source

  • Ibrahim Zaki

The course is very comprehensive and detailed. I enjoyed every bit of it.

  • andelby .

Great beginner's course in illustrator! I can't wait to follow the Illustrator Mastery course.

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  • Aftab Hossain

This Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals Course is outstanding!! I have learned much more than my expectations.

  • Md. Bayezid Bostam

Very helpful. Thank you for the good work

  • Jeronimo Torres

I love this curse!

  • Zeeshan Tahir

Course is excellent for the beginners and superb audio quality. Definitely Recommended.

  • hussienfahmy .

Wonderful material and very clear instructions that are easy to follow and implement. Thank you so much!

  • davediy .

  • gangnam_service .

This tutorial is very helpful. Recommended for everyone.

  • hishamhkarim .

This Illustrator course is great for the basic person. But, I was working for 7 years.

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  • Muhammad Tallat Mehmood Khan

it was Outclass..

  • Fredy Francisco Sandoval Linares

Awesome course! :), I've learned a lot!

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  • chana goodman

really great course. been using illustrator since 2000 and wanted a refresher to bring me back into the modern world. it did just the trick. thanks so much!!!


This Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals Course is outstanding I have learned much more than my expectations.

  • Kasun Jayasinghe

Really awesome. I learned some new tricks tips and techniques.

  • mohiltanti .

  • graphics_media .

Amazing course for the beginner!
I have been already working with Adobe Illustrator for 10 Years. Want to learn more. So, looking forward to seeing the "Adobe Illustrator Mastery"
Thank you!

  • Monoranjon Ray


  • mr_enthusiastic .

it is very awesome, so nice teacher and method of teaching is excellent.. thank you

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  • artemanuella .

English is not my mother tongue and I have all my programs in German. The trouble was to find out all the commands in German, which were announced very quickly

  • steven41 .

Great. I'm very happy because i learn here then i can earn here. Really very good tutorial. many thanks.

  • Ian Probets

Great course, really well explained and easy to follow.

  • zacharyelkins .

Awesome course! Did not know a single thing about AI and now my workflow is excellent!

  • moinahmed1 .

Was pretty good but real time project was so sufficient. The only thing I saw in this course to uses of pen tool on real time project but no advance uses of illustrator.


That was a wonderful course by Daniel Walter Scott. Thanks to fiverr for arranging such a great person. I am definitely buying the next module ''llustrator mastery'' next week.

  • arecia .

This was an amazing course!

  • mirvai .

This course was really very helpful for me. Informative course and my skills increased by this course i think. I recommend this course for everyone who are interest in Adobe Illustrator CC. Thank You.

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  • lara1984 .

I´ve been working with Illustrator for several years now, and I learned so much in this course even though it was "fundamentals" I loved it, the instructor is great.

  • Zahid Munir

  • dwoehr .

Engaging voice and clear instructions on how to perform a wide variety of tasks on Illustrator. I've been using Illustrator off and on for many years and never quite got the hang of the text on a path feature. Daniel walked me through how to do this.

  • Camila Cacho

Good course, the professor teaches at a great pace and explains everything thoroughly and in a way that is easy to understand. The only thing i would improve is the final test at the end, there are a lot of typos and one of the questions involving clipping masks and which image should be in the foreground was a little confusing and hard to decipher. Besides that it was a nice course and i would recommend it to anyone starting out with illustrator.

  • Alomgir Hosen

I'm really very satisfied! very helpful video! good job!
Thank you so much!

  • softbright .

Very good Course! A good step by step explanation of Adobe Illustrator

  • Sumaer Jolly

  • renelisabreur .

Learned a lot from Dan, excellent teacher and course! Next stop, Illustrator Mastery!

  • cornelv .

Great introduction for people who want to start with Adobe Illustrator. Covers the basics and more.

  • kathrinemorgans .

Very helpful course!

  • Meka Platt

Fantastic course! The Instructor was easy to follow, very specific/detailed, and had a great sense of humor. Wonderful experience!

  • adnan_siddiqui .

Amazing course cover all essential tools to get started the creativity

  • atikrahmanshuvo .

Another Great course.

  • whiteboardgirl .

  • Misbah Qureshi

Loved It. I was good at illustrator but there were so many small things I was missing. This course was really helpful and amazing.

  • Daniel Fabunmi

loving every bit from this course... worth the value

  • Rita Ruiz

I loved this course! It was more thorough than I imagined it would be, which was great! He did a great job of explaining everything. The file exercises he provided to follow along really are what helped me to practice the techniques as he explained them. My only semi-negative comment is that once in a while, he talked rather softly, almost like mumbling to himself, and it made it hard to hear those parts. Luckily, I could replay a part, if needed, to hear him more clearly. I take that as part of filming to a camera rather than an actual audience, so was not too much of a problem and understandable. His demeanor was nice and positive. I like the practice activities he gave to be able to try the techniques on my own. I will be taking his master class shortly. I feel confident in his knowledge and his sharing of tips as well. Great tutorials!

  • lukian025 .

  • Guilherme Faquim

Great course.

  • unlimitedeffect .

Very useful course! Thank you so much for the course!

  • design2all .

The course is absolutely amazing! Daniel explained everything in great details. I recommend it to anyone who is not very familiar to the Adobe Illustrator designing platform. I will be sure to watch his second course named "Adobe Illustrator Mastery". I am so glad I purchased this course and for being a part of this fantastic freelance platform that Fiverr is! Thank you, Dan, you nailed it! :D

  • priyasumit786 .

Amazing course, very helpful.
Lots and lots of thing to learn

  • ryanplusadv .

Very helpful and easy to understand, most importantly its fun!

  • luhisan .

very awesome course, easy and simple. highly recommended!

  • Faisal Ahmed

This course Illustrator fundamental, really an effective course for basic learners, Specially I would like to thanks Daniel Walter Scott, his course curriculum strategy is very cool. Anyone can easily increase knowledge about Illustrator fundamental and learn from this course.

  • mfaizanfaizi .

Get good experience. Thanks sir for guiding to me

  • Faruck Ahmed

Great course. Great project by Fiverr but the course wasn't detailed. There should be some more tool's video. Lot's of tool remain unused. Still, I learnt so many things from this course. I am very happy with Fiverr.

  • logo_des1gner .

Great course i learned a lot :) Very happy with the purchase.

  • Jagoda Jazic (Andric)

I am not beginner at Illustrator, however I learned many useful stuff and ideas how to do something as I had another way of doing some things.
Nicely presented with extremely useful links and application.

  • Wendi Taylor

My only criticism is that I wish the instructor would slow down. He speaks too fast. Using the audio option to slow down the speed makes him sound intoxicated. Otherwise, the course is awesome. I appreciate having quizzes and assignments. I had no way of handing in my projects. He said to go to Twitter and look him up. I opened a Twitter account for the first time and found the teacher so I left 2 messages for him asking how to submit the homework. What a JOKE. He never got back to me. Relying on social media to hand in homework is UNPROFESSIONAL. NOT IMPRESSED. Wendi Taylor

  • designer_waqas .

Amazing Course

  • taniyaswift .

I learn many things from this course. Truly helpful

  • borydesign .

Very useful, I'm a pro myself but wanted to refresh some keypoint and its a great tutorial ... will start the Master right away!

  • hello_friday .

Great Course!

  • whiteboardxpert .

Fantastic Experience! The accent of the Instructor was very clear. I'm loving Illustrator so much. I'm already enrolled in course 2 as well.

Thank you :)

  • drinidesign .

Things I already know before but anyway it was a great course and some new tips and things.

  • creativemelon .

Just Awesome!!!

  • mirandaholt .

Great course! Very useful information. I really appreciated the shortcut cheatsheet at the end as I am all about working efficiently.

  • ktmart .

Nice course. Thank you.

  • Michael Despenza

This course is excellent for beginners and really helpful with building a strong foundation in Adobe Illustrator.

  • strider90 .

Daniel is a great teacher, and I would definitely recommend this course for people who are planning to become graphic designers...

  • tori_pixels .

Thanks Fiverr...

  • graphic23 .

  • anishadesign .

Very quick and helpful course to understand the essential things in Adobe Illustrator. I really enjoyed the course. Thank you.

  • camilozuluagaf .

The whole course was amazing, even if you know already the overall functionality of Illustrator, the course will give you some tips, tricks and great information and knowledge, about the tools and software that is very useful, Daniel is awesome and very easy to learn with him. Recommended for those starting on the design world and for those who even already know how Adobe Illustrator works.

  • shaheengraphic .

Absolutely Amazing! i am using Corel Draw from few years and were looking for some instructor to help me change the software to Adobe Illustrator! i watch a lot of tutorials online but this the best i ever find.

  • aj_thees .

Worth it

  • kha1ed .

Just Amazing course! I love the tutor and his style and accent. Everything is cool :D

One thing though, he is using the last version of Illustrator which is CC 2018, I have CC 2017 on my machine, and I found it really hard to follow at the beginning. I found my self put extra effort on googling how to find things.

For this tiny part, this course lost a start from my end :)

  • Dylan Kyle

  • Adam Samaeli

If I could give a 10 star I would. I loved learning from this course. He's an excellent teacher, speaks clearly and exciting to learn from. There were so many useful skills I learnt from him. Just gained much more confidence in Illustrator. Perfect for beginners!!!

  • jamie_temple .

  • dsstudio4u .

Loooooooooove it.......

  • blueraysdesigns .

  • Saad Hussnain

One of the best courses for the Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals. Thank you Dan

  • asif4321 .

Good Exercises, learn some new tools and tricks
Recommended for new users
Thanks Fiverr

  • aminurp .

Daniel knows well how to make lesson easier & use illustrator smartly. A great value of money. He showed all the chapter distinctly. Nothing is hidden here. Highly recommend this course who has interest in Illustrator, who want to get skilled more & who are already experiencing with it to ensure more effectiveness. Thank you.

  • cheriftig .

great experience ! i really liked shortcuts video . that's awesome

  • cre8iveartwork .

simply awesome

  • deesajn .

I would say it's pre-fundamental course. Also, dear designers, learn the pen tool from the beginning, not the curvature tool, because it's lame.

  • prapty_rh .

I say just wow!!! "Learn More, Earn More" is a perfect slogan. I love this course.

  • tauhidislam115 .

Very helpful and impressive. I have learned a lot of things.

  • rosiana099 .

i learned a lot of things

  • mrnope .

Really impressed with the learning style used, all very simple to follow.

  • Manal Tariq

Just Amazing. I've learnt a lot. Love it!

  • palash paik

Amazing Experience. Thank you very much

  • camodesign .

great course, very recomended

  • priyavideos .

Awesome ..

  • imran5555 .

That was very helpful for me to learn something new, nice work...

  • srdjanstojicic .

Excellent course! Very helpful shortcuts and easy to learn!

  • newbold3d .

Good refresher. I've been using Illustrator for 10+ years but still picked up some handy shortcuts!

  • angela_winslet .

Exceptional Instructor. Everything was thoroughly explained and I loved the whole process.

  • Mohsin Yasin

The course was absolutely amazing.

  • Talha Gondal

Very informative. and he is one of the best teacher for illustrator! Thankyou!

  • chrisdata .

A great start gets into Adobe Illustrator.
It's kinda fun to follow and learn from Dan.
Thanks fiverr for this! Thumbs up.

  • jahadul .

It was an amazing course and I learn a lot of important things. The tutor was excellent and easy to learn from him. I also enjoyed the examination.
Thanks fiverr for the course system.

  • skydesigner .

just awesome :)

  • jagodesign .

Really nice for people that want to start digging around illustrator! Very explanatory! And the instructor is very cool though.

  • Chandima Jayadewa

This is very impressive! Thanks!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does an illustrator do?

    Professional illustrators create beautiful artwork for their clients. This artwork can range from drawings for children’s books, through to logos and icons for corporate branding, as well as typography and even visual assets for use in animated videos. Most illustrators either work for agencies or as freelancers; many work right here on Fiverr! In the past, most illustrators worked with pen and ink, or pencil and paper; some still do, but many modern illustrators have switched to software like Adobe Illustrator.

  • What is Illustrator best used for?

    Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based graphics program. Vector images can be rescaled without damaging their quality – unlike raster images created in Photoshop. This makes Illustrator perfect for creating assets like logos, icons, typography, illustrations, and digital drawings that need to be reproduced in different sizes. Generally, Illustrator is used for creating bold graphical work; often, the artist will start from scratch and create a fully finished image. Again, this is different to Photoshop, which is normally used to edit existing images like photographs.

  • Is illustration a good career choice?

    If you’re creative, and you love art and design, then illustration could be the perfect career choice! Many illustrators are freelancers – a great way of working if you want to set your own hours and choose which projects you work on. It’s important to practice and increase your skillset, in order to make a success of your career. Focusing on a niche can also help. You might love logo design, typography, or illustrations; by specializing in a niche, you could build your reputation and secure many orders here on Fiverr.

  • Are illustrators in demand?

    Yes – illustrators are always in demand. The rise of social media platforms like Instagram, and video-sharing platforms like YouTube means that businesses need more help than ever to develop their branding. The growth in online publishing also means many self-published authors need illustrators for their books. Our Logo Design category is one of the most popular on Fiverr; other popular categories include Poster Design, Brochure Design, and Portraits and Caricatures. There are also many offline opportunities to work for marketing or creative agencies.

  • Do I need the Adobe certification to work as a freelance designer?

    Not necessarily; many freelance designers have built successful careers on Fiverr without Adobe certification. Although completing this course won’t lead to you being Adobe Certified, you will earn a badge that will appear on your Fiverr profile. It will also enhance your illustration skills, help you work more efficiently, and improve the quality of your work. Ultimately, the key to success on Fiverr is delivering top-notch work along with exceptional customer service. This will ensure every buyer’s experience is positive, increasing the chances of repeat orders and 5-star reviews!

  • How can I start my illustration career with no previous experience?

    Starting a career in illustration can feel a little scary, but Fiverr is a great place to offer illustration services, and many sellers have built full-time careers on our platform. Taking this course is the perfect way to start; the badge you earn will show buyers that you are skilled and have experience of using Adobe Illustrator. Longer term, the most important thing is not to give up! If you’re committed to learning and practicing your new skills, then you could build an exciting career as a freelance illustrator!