Spring 2014 – Introduction to Adobe Illustrator – Day 1

Tuesday, January 6th, 2014

Welcome to Adobe Illustrator!

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard vector graphics drawing program, and my favorite application in the Adobe Suite. We are going to spend the next couple of weeks getting comfortable with the program and exploring its capabilities. We are also going to explore color theory, symbolism and advanced typography in the weeks to come, so prepare yourself with the following week’s exercises!


To learn and demonstrate an understanding of the creation and configuration of new documents in Illustrator.

Student-Friendly Learning Target: 

I can create and configure new documents in Adobe Illustrator.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Start a new document in Illustrator CS4 using the Welcome screen.
  • Adjust settings in the New Document dialog box.
  • Establish multiple artboards.



Create a new Illustrator Web document with four default-sized artboards. Save this document as “YOURNAME – Illustrator Week 1”. We will use this document throughout the week to practice with the basic drawing tools.

Assigned: January 6th, 2014
Due Date: January 10th, 2014