Welcome to the 2019-20 Adobe Illustrator Class Page
ACA Test Prep
ACA Illustrator Exam Study Guide
Illustrator Standards Check-off Sheet
Adobe's Creative Magazine
Fantastic Videos from an Adobe colleague and former Olympian (in the Hammer Throw)
Illustrator Master
Take a break and get some inspiration here
For EVERY unit, you MUST take the quiz, show me your score, and
turn-in the project that you did while watching the videos.
Week 6: October 7-11, 2019
If you have never used Illustrator before, I strongly suggest that you go to ACA Test Prep and work through AT LEAST the first 2 Units: Intro to CC18 and Nature Path Signage. Turn-in your work. Then, go to Jason Hoppe's website. Click on the picture that you want to make and follow the directions.
Week 5: September 30 - October 4, 2019
You should be through the 2nd Unit by the end of this week. Show me your work from Unit 2 to receive a grade.
Assignment: Illustrator is all about the Pen tool! You must learn how to use it! Do ALL of the exercises HERE and show me your completed final screen to earn 50 points.
ASSIGNMENT: Make an ACORN in Illustrator. GO HERE
Week 4: September 23-27, 2019
  • ASSIGNMENT: Due Friday, Sept. 27th - Worth 100 points.
  • Use your imagination and do something with this object (pictured below) in a creation.
  • CREATE FILE: 2200 pixels wide x 1500 pixels high. 96 pixels per inch. Save your file as: YourFullName.jpg
  • Download the Photoshop File HERE. Open it in Photoshop. Select All (Ctrrl-A). Copy (Ctrl-C). Open the file you made and paste this new file (Ctrl-V). In Photoshop, change the mode to Grayscale, then change it again to RGB.
  • USE LAYERS - Make certain your layers are labeled. Do NOT flatten layers.
  • RUBRIC HERE
  • TURN-IN YOUR FILE using the Bear Button at the top-left of this page. Save your file as a .jpeg. If you are having trouble submitting your file, ZIP your file and try again.
Week 3: September 16-20, 2019
Assignment: Illustrator is all about the Pen tool! You must learn how to use it! Do ALL of the exercises HERE and show me your completed final screen to earn 50 points.
Week 2: September 9-13, 2019
Continue watching the videos. If you need a break, take a look at the latest issue of Create Magazine. You will be amazed at what you can make with Adobe software!
Check out this video and try the exercises. All from Design Dojo. Ask Ms. Durkin for the file that accompanies the video.
Week 1: September 4-6, 2019
Need a PDF of the Illustrator Class Syllabus? CLICK HERE