Getting started with Adobe Illustrator

Use this activity to introduce your students to the interface, terminology, and basic panels in Illustrator. Students will work with swatches to manage colors in an Illustrator document, understand and work with layers, and save and export files.

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Last Updated July 30, 2021
Lesson plan


Graphic Design UX/UI Design View more

Student Time

1-2 hours estimated class time

Create beautiful vector art and illustrations on desktop and iPad.

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Learn more about Adobe Illustrator

Learn more about Adobe Illustrator

The industry-standard vector graphics software lets you create everything from web and mobile graphics to logos, icons, book illustrations, product packaging, and billboards.
Get started with Illustrator

Get started with Illustrator

View a series of short video tutorials to learn the basic tools and techniques of Adobe Illustrator.
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