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Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor which allows people to design precise, easily scalable illustrations. It is especially useful for typesetting, logo design, web layout, and line art.

Where can you use Illustrator?

  • Download a free 30-day trial (Mac or Win) at http://www.adobe.com/downloads
  • Use it for free in the Vitale Digital Media Lab or in the Weigle Information Commons
  • Purchase it at a discounted price at the Computer Connection (located in the Penn Bookstore)

Why learn Illustrator?

IllustratorAdobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor which allows people to design precise, easily scalable illustrations. It is especially useful for typesetting, logo design, and line art. 

Penn Libraries offers assistance with Illustrator through workshops, small-group and individual consultations, online tutorials and access to Lynda.com tutorials.

Workshop Materials

What you'll learn in our Illustrator Workshop:

  • The difference between Vector and Raster graphics
  • Examples of Illustrator created work
  • Overview of program tools and layout
  • Creating a simple logo with shapes and text
  • Changing fill and stroke colors
  • The pen tool
  • Modifying paths
  • Using layers in Illustrator
  • Advanced type tool options

Lynda.com @ Penn

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Lynda.com provides over 77,000 training videos related to new technologies and software. Faculty, students, and permanent staff can access Lynda through pennkey access via Lynda Campus.

Contact WIC

Please contact us with questions!

Weigle Information Commons
wic1@pobox.upenn.edu
215-746-2660

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