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Etana H.

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  • MS in Technology from University of Advancing Technology
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Etana H.

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We will start by getting to know one another a bit so I can gain a clear idea of what you are hoping to gain from our sessions. Whether it be an intro to a software or taking developing a full start to finish project. After our first meeting I will use my 11 years of professional experience to develop a unique lesson plan for you and your goals.

About Etana

Hi! My name is Etana, M.S. I am a detail-oriented, self-starting designer with 15 years of professional experience under my belt. From print to web, design is not simply what I do for a living, it is my passion. I run a Tempe, Arizona based business called SocietyJazz = ‘Society’ as in the total

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Angela C.
I love working with Etana. She is a great teacher and she is an expert at heart. She is very passionate about rhe art of Adobe products. I am a first time learner of Adobe and Etana is very patient with me . Most important part i am learning alot and the class is worth the money. Angela Cotton
Karla I.
Thanks for everything Etana, you are the best!
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Tim L.

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Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Awarded Recognition of Artistic Excellence from HUB Digital Art & Design Gallery
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Tim L.

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Welcome to the world of Digital Art! Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to gain an understanding of the layout and the different uses for the tools found in Illustrator. As time goes on you'll be able to render and stylize your work, to give them that creative edge you have been seeking. I also specialize in Digital Painting, which also can be done here in Illustrator. All you need to get started is Photoshop CC, a mouse, Wacom/ Graphics Tablet (optional). Start today!

About Tim

Greetings! My name is Tim and I can't wait to get you started on the awesome journey of visual arts! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students with the basics of creative problem-solving, understanding different workflows, and how to achieve their desired resu

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Adam F.
Tim was amazing. Its very clear he has a passion for what he does and truly enjoys teaching people.
Emily
Tim is Absolutely amazing! knowledgeable, patient, super helpful and a great sense of humor. I learned so much in just one lesson, I shall work on what I’ve learned and really looking forward to next weeks lesson and learning more. Thank you Tim.
Hayley B.
Tim was great. We went over what I will need ti be learning and he was patient.
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Sylvia L.

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  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Awarded Flair Awards Designer of the Year from The Flair Awards
  • Teaching since 2000
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Sylvia L.

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Experienced fashion designer of 6 years available to teach eager students of all experience, levels and ages! I adjust and build my lesson structure so students learn what they are interested in and want to learn, while building strong foundations of basic Illustrator vector sketching, as well as converting images scanned into Illustrator and manipulation.Designing prints for canvas or fabric printing, technical drawing, and anything that the student is interested in learning.

About Sylvia

Hello! My name is Sylvia and I'm here to help you learn a new skill or master it to a new level! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and am currently available to teach lessons at your home, at the public library, in my studio and online. I have loved helping my students with education cl

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William
I took my first class with Sylvia this week and she is a very good teacher. She helped me learn a new skill on first class by showing me than having me do the same tasks. She is patient, straight forward in her instructions and a clear communicator. I have signed up for 3 more classes because of my first class with her
Raphael
Sylvia is an excellent teacher. I was starting from scratch, and she was able to quickly teach me how to do numerous important tasks relative to what I was looking to accomplish. I recommend her without reservation.
Jessan M.
Sylvia was excellent! I came to her class with very little knowledge of the subject but she was patient and taught me step by step on the topics I wanna learn. She was very knowledgeable of Adobe software, professional and very understanding of my schedule. I am confident now on using the program after our classes. I highly recommend her! Thanks Sylvia!

Katherine V.

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  • Advertising and Graphic Design from Art Center College of Design
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Katherine V.

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Adobe Illustrator is a very useful vector based program. Some of the things you may do in it are: illustrations, logos, flyers and packaging. You'll need to have the program on your computer.
I have used it as a professional for over 20 years years.

About Katherine

I look forward to tutoring you. I teach Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Drawing, PowerPoint and more. I graduated from the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, CA. and later took some additional classes at UCLA. I taught graphic design and illustration at Woodbury University. I've w

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I had a great time with Katherine learning different drawing techniques. She was very knowledgeable and was able to adapt each lesson to what I needed to know that week. I really enjoyed our lessons last semester. :)
Elizabeth
Katherine is great!
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Moataz A.

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  • Speaks English, Arabic, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Korean
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Moataz A.

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Adobe illustrator is my favorite designing tool, and I use it every single day, and I know the ins and outs of it, and I would love to share that with you. It's really not that hard and you can master it in days, I'll help you master the basics and give you advanced techniques and shortcuts so you can maximize your workflow and make beautiful vectorized work in no time.

About Moataz

I am a Freelance Graphic Designer living in Powell, Ohio. I love learning and teaching, like a lot. I teach languages, Lettering, branding, and the basics of Graphic design as well as the adobe programs that bring it to life. My promise to you is that I will teach you everything I know in the ti

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Stacy D.

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  • Medical Art, Masters of Science from University of Dundee
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stacy D.

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Like Photoshop, Illustrator can be intimidating, but once we break it down, we can just into making fun and creative designs! Illustrator is great for line art and graphic design, simple characters, even vehicle illustration! No matter what you'll use it for, send along a message and see if we're a match! Open to all ages!

About Stacy

I'm an Artist from Buffalo, New York and I'm super excited to start teaching and sharing what I've learned and practied with others! In 2017, I received my Bachelor's Degree from University at Buffalo in Biological Sciences with a Minor in Studio Art, and my Master's from University of Dundee in

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Friendly, knowledge and patient. She interviewed me before the class, so she could customize the lesson to my needs. She answered all my questions and made recommendations for practices that would best suit my end goals. You cannot go wrong by choosing this teacher.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing Adobe Illustrator teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream Adobe Illustrator teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Adobe Illustrator Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Adobe Illustrator lessons is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $117 per hour.
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"Sylvia is an excellent teacher. I was starting from scratch, and she was able to quickly teach me how to do numerous important tasks relative to what I was looking to accomplish. I recommend her without reservation."
Raphael
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Sylvia L.
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"Moataz was awesome! Taught me what I wanted to learn. Would definitely take lessons with him again."
Azizah
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Moataz A.
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"Fantastic experience, Lily is very clear friendly communicator and is patient and thoughtful with her instruction. Really customized the lesson to my wants and needs and looking forward to our next session!"
Liz
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Lily S.
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"I learned SO MUCH in just a short amount of time. Etana makes it SO MUCH FUN to learn and it's even more enjoyable because you're actually finally learning! Before Etana I tried a college, endless online courses (snore) and private lessons. They were all boring, not what I needed or just went by way too fast with no one to ask questions to. This experience was AWESOME! And Im SO glad I chose this Instructor out of the others. Great personality, funny sense of humor and learned alot."
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Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Etana H.
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"Tim has such an admirable passion for teaching and art. I'm so glad I was able to learn new techniques with him. Definitely would recommend anyone who would like to up their skills to take his online teaching course!"
Shari Nicol
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Tim L.
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"Etana was great, very understanding and patient with me. Who says you can't teach an old dog a new trick! Anyhoo I'm excited of the possibilities over the next few lessons."
Raymond Velarde
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Etana H.
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"I had some very specific questions and design concerns that Jessica was able to answer clearly and in a manner that allowed note-taking and testing on my part, which is of course the point of on-line learning. She's a very thoughtful and thorough instructor and I will be taking more classes with her going forward."
Ann
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Jessica C.
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"Etana is well organized and a very patient teacher."
Sakura
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Etana H.
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"Etana was a great teacher! She was very knowledgeable, kind, and made sure to give me instruction that would help with my specific projects. I would definitely take more lessons with her."
Amanda
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Etana H.
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"She's the bomb.com!!!!"
Aidan Nicholas
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Etana H.
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Private Adobe Illustrator Lessons Near You

The world of graphic design has evolved much further than the clipart of yore, which might have been fun, but featured only lifeless, basic images. These types of images (such as jpeg, tiff, and gif) are designed to remain mostly static. Although they can withstand some enlarging, they're based on pixels and become distorted quite quickly. 

Adobe Illustrator empowers graphic designers, visual artists, and marketers to create vector images, which can be infinitely shrunk or enlarged — without compromising the integrity or quality of the original image. This means a single logo image file, designed as a vector image in Adobe Illustrator, can be minimized to be used as an icon or blown up 10,000 times for use on a billboard. Both images remain crisp and clear. Imagine the possibilities of having this kind of versatility (the ability to twist, turn, revise, edit, shrink, and grow) with any design you create. With Adobe Illustrator the visual possibilities and design applications are limitless!

Why Learn How to Use Adobe Illustrator?

In addition to having the ability to create highly versatile graphics, images, logos, and other designs, learning Adobe Illustrator opens up a myriad of professional opportunities in media arts and other industries. You can get hired on in the marketing department of a business in any industry. You could work as a designer for a graphic design company or handle graphics in a marketing agency. Professionals who know Adobe Illustrator also have opportunities in gaming and animation. You could even become an Adobe Illustrator teacher on TakeLessons!

With a background in Adobe Illustrator, you can start your own business, working as a freelance graphic designer. You can create fun, goofy images and put them on lapel pins or print them onto t-shirts, make posters, stickers, or stencils. In Adobe Illustrator, you can test the limits of your creativity in a limitless graphic environment. 

The Best Way to Learn Adobe Illustrator and What You'll Study in Classes

Sure, it's easy to find free Adobe Illustrator classes online — even Adobe offers tutorials. The best way to learn, however, is with a private Adobe Illustrator tutor. With a private teacher's undivided attention, you'll get your questions answered quickly and be able to focus on the topics and features that interest you most. 

Plus, no two private lessons are exactly alike! For example, you'll find that Adobe Illustrator classes for kids differ greatly in terms of content and teaching style from Adobe Illustrator lessons for adults. Your private teacher will keep you interested and motivated, while you learn efficiently at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Adobe Illustrator

If you have little or no experience with Adobe Illustrator, then beginner lessons are for you. Your teacher will introduce you to the basics of the software and set you on a path for success — no matter your graphic design goals. In beginner classes, your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of vector images
  • Navigating menus, panels, controls, and tools
  • Design illustrations using simple shapes
  • Draw lines and curves

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Adobe Illustrator

If you have some familiarity with Adobe Illustrator or Adobe's other Creative Suite products, then you'll likely fare well in intermediate lessons. You'll build upon your basic knowledge and learn to create increasingly complex designs. In intermediate lessons, your Adobe Illustrator teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Color and composition theory
  • Gradients and blending
  • Graphic figures
  • Organize your artwork
  • Logos and the golden ratio

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Adobe Illustrator

Advanced lessons are intended for students who already know their way around Adobe's software. In advanced lessons, you'll have a chance to workshop your designs with a professional and learn highly advanced techniques and tools. Subjects covered in advanced classes depend greatly on the student's individual goals and interests, but your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Infographic design
  • Mastering the pen tool
  • Posing with puppet warp
  • Making and using a custom brush
  • Working with multiple-exposure images

How to Find an Adobe Illustrator Teacher Near You

If you're ready to learn Adobe Illustrator, studying with a private teacher will help you immensely. Luckily, finding a private Adobe Illustrator tutor on TakeLessons is easy. A quick search will direct you to a long list of experienced and educated teachers who offer private lessons both in-person and online. Before choosing the teacher who's best for you, we recommend perusing several profiles and reading reviews left by other aspiring visual artists or designers, like you. 

The cost of private Adobe Illustrator classes varies, but most teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you won't have a problem finding someone who fits your budget and schedule. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays of fast, as you learn to use more features and improve your Illustrator skills after just the first lesson!