Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals

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Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals

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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1


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

  • play 39 Videos
  • time 5.4 Hours

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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263 Reviews

  • 4.9
  • Chandima

This is very impressive! Thanks!

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  • anishadesign

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

  • sujon_workplace

Very helpful. I love this curse!

  • Faruck

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.

  • Logoos

Nice course

  • graphic23

  • hussienfahmy

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

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  • Sherwin

Loved the course, it was super easy to understand and the lessons were fun!!! Learnt and understood a lot about illustrator.

  • Camila

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

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

  • andelby

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

  • blehman524

This is a great course to learn how to us Adobe Illustrator. Makes it much easier to understand.

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  • Misbah

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

  • cheriftig

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

  • Justin

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  • Nazia

An amazing experience for a newbie like me. Loved every second of the detailed course. Thank you!

  • Dinusha

Perfect Place to improve

  • mfaizanfaizi

Get good experience. Thanks sir for guiding to me

  • Ahsanul

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

  • raihansuman209

Very helpful. I learned a lot. Very satisfied!

  • Florian


  • rokibul2018

Glorious course. Exactly what I am looking for!

  • ck__design

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

  • lomoliam

Great course. I mainly use Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects but had a bit of a fear using Illustrator. However Dan's tutorial has helped to guide me through it and I feel very confident now. I will of course keep hopping back over the videos to fully grasp the concepts. This tutorial is a great starting point and I'm excited to create new things in Illustrator.

  • Maja

Amazing!!!!! I've learned so much from the very beginning. Would highly recommend this course. He covers the very basics and many advanced tricks as well. Even if you're not new to Illustrator, you can still learn a lot. Had so much fun!

  • 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.

  • imran5555

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

  • Mauro

It's a pretty useful course; Daniel gives you details instructions you can follow along. Recommend for anyone new to Ai.

  • Mohsin

The course was absolutely amazing.

  • steven41

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

  • unlimitedeffect

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

  • Manuella

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

  • Saad

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

  • chana

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!!!

  • leoreh

Great to learn for the beginner. As a professional market researcher and Business planner, Design is most important to me. I've used ordinary designs for my reports earlier. From now on I'll be able to provide better designs with my reports. This course is going to set up a new dimension in my works. I'm very happy with this. Highly recommended by me. Specially for those who want to learn something about Adobe illustrator.

  • mariaamir566

Amazing course.

  • tom_designs

I got more info and it's really helpful

  • atikrahmanshuvo

Another Great course.

  • nimrakhan123

  • Asanga

wonderfull class...Thank You very mach...

  • Arham

Out Standing love this course!

  • Sanjoy Kanti

Really Helpful Courses, All lesson was great. I recommend everyone. Who need to improve their skill on illustrator.

  • rebekaskrjanc

Absolutely loved this course!!!

  • tacuki

Thank you so much for this course! I would recommend it to anyone who is at the beginning of their career as an illustrator. It was a pleasure listening to such detailed tutorials!

  • Tuhin Subhro

A very detail-oriented and easily understandable guide with step by step instruction. They won't give you a chance to get bored. Worth the money!

EDIT: I wrote this review after a few course videos and now I have completed it. I wish I could rate 6 out of 5. Dan is awesome!

  • univsolmc

I started out not knowing anything about illustrator and wanted to find out how to vectorize. The course gave me the fundamentals of Illustrator and so much more. Thank you Dan!

  • Anna

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

  • Rabin Chandra

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

  • 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.

  • Hassan

thank you so much you help me (big hart) i learn new tools

  • isaqibiqbal

Thank you

  • danielgallardo

Intuitive and useful. Great teacher!

  • 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 :)

  • mr_enthusiastic

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

  • Chris

Super Helpful. puts things into a tidy order that is easy to follow!

  • Tehseen Raza

Great course!

  • iexpartnobel1

that might be helpfull

  • philipjefferson

  • ryanplusadv

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

  • ktmart

Nice course. Thank you.

  • camodesign

great course, very recomended

  • angela_winslet

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

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too speed

  • Agha Muqeet Ur Rehman

I Just Love how dan step by step explain each and every point! Worth Learning Course. Thankyou Fiverr

  • Jagoda

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.

  • 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!

  • chrisdata

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

  • Zeeshan

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

  • prapty_rh

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

  • softbright

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

  • Meka

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

  • sharoonkhalid

Dan's flair of teaching is amazing. He makes such complex topics so easy to interpret and make you understand. If you are looking to brush up your illustrator skills, this course is exactly for you.

  • kili1994

Scott is a very experienced instructor. His classes was very interactive. I enjoyed the whole course. I look forward to the next course. This course is highly recommended

  • 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 :)

  • Rita

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!


Thank you very much. I learned a lot

  • gabanque

Really helpful and well detailed Course. The Instructor is certainly a plus, so practical and fun to follow. Thanks! Daniel Walter Scott for make my designer life easier.

  • Zahyd


Very Good!!!

  • mk_sanwal

I really love the course, he explain the every part in unique and easy way!! Thanks for your efforts to make it so easy and perfect for beginners.

  • adnan_siddiqui

Amazing course cover all essential tools to get started the creativity

  • Mohammod

this is really awesome and I learn from here to many things that really helpful. thanks

  • reduan88

I love it very much! just amazing!! This course is very very helpful.

  • renelisabreur

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

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  • Wendi

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

  • tori_pixels

Thanks Fiverr...

  • Paul

He was thorough and explained everything. Quality teacher.

  • arecia

This was an amazing course!

  • Talha

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

  • bilaldesigner1

Wow amazing course.

  • Jackson

Very nice course, had no idea about Ai but am better off now. Thank you

  • samuel

Good and well laid out step by step procedures.

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Adobe Illustrator Fundamentals

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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.

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    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.

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