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Katherine V.

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  • Advertising and Graphic Design from Art Center College of Design
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Matthew M.
Katherine's lessons are absolutely brilliant. She is kind, informative and so patient. I'm only sad that I cant have a lesson with her every day!
Matthew M.
Brilliant first session. clear, informative and really helpful. Good progress.
Alden
great to work with.
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Etana H.

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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • MS in Technology from University of Advancing Technology
  • 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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Etana is easy to work with. After 1 90 minute class I was able to come home and do many different types of edits even ones she did not directly show me.
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Vincent P.

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  • Digital Media Studies (Bachelors) from University at Buffalo
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Vincent P.

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Illustrator is an essential tool for any designer as Its vector focused format give it very little competition. Logos, minimalist art, and designs that are to be animated are a just a few areas that I would only use illustrator for. It is a difficult tool that when used well, can create some of the most appealing images a designer can create. With over 5 years of experience, I have developed a strong foundation with Illustrator. My lessons will focus on the aspects of Illustrator that separate it from other adobe products. My main specialty is Logos, Landscapes, and Pre-Production Animations. If you are interested feel free to message me anytime!

About Vincent

Hi! My name is Vincent (Vinnie, Vince, Vinnie Spaghetti) I am a University at Buffalo graduate with a desgre in digital Media Studies. I'm currently working as a fulltime graphic designer, with over six years of freelance experience. Just like you, I started designing as a way to express mys

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Vincent really helped me out on a very short notice! I was struggling with an Illustrator project. He was so knowledgable and patient and showed me exactly how to use the tool I needed to learn. I will definitely use him again and recommend to anyone who is looking for help. Thank you Vincent!
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Sylvia L.

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  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Antoine
Sylvia was great during my first session. She was very patient and understanding being that I was new to adobe illustrator. Her step by step approach was very helpful.
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.

Ana Z.

39 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, English, Dutch (Netherlands), Portuguese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2015
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Ana Z.

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Illustrator can get a bit tricky.
Many people don't like to use it because it's not very user-friendly.
But with the help of some useful tips, life can be made a lot easier in Illustrator.

Attention: Illustrator is like sports - only 10% is theory, the remaining 90% is practice. For every hour of class, you should practice on your own for about 8 to 9 hours.
Skipping or significantly reducing the practice time will be equivalent to throwing your money away: if you don't take the time to repeatedly apply what you have learned in the class, I can guarantee you that you will forget everything you've learned and will not be able to make progress.

Minimum requirements for enrolling in this class: A desktop computer with Adobe Illustrator CC. Good internet connection.

Please read all Terms and Conditions on my profile main page in the "About" section.

About Ana

I am a Graphic Designer and a former Photoshop and Photography teacher in the public schools system. After receiving many requests from amateur and professional photographers, as well as aspiring graphic designers, willing to learn the unlimited creative possibilities that Photoshop has to offer,

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Tricia O.
Ana has been an amazing Photoshop teacher. What I am most impressed with besides her in-depth knowledge is her passion to understand my goals and build a custom path to get there. Ana is very patient and goes the extra mile. I haven't been impressed with whatever TakeLessons software is provided for screen sharing. It's problematic getting to a place where it's functional and the screen sharing is blurry which is not good, Ana - AMAZING! Software - Needs some fine tuning for Photoshop type lessons. It may work well for guitar lessons but when details are needed to learn it's just not there.
Susan
Ana is an extremely patient, highly knowledgeable teacher with great communication skills. I was starting at a very basic level with no previous knowledge, and she made sure I understood each concept before moving on to the next one. She also came very well prepared to teach me exactly what I needed to learn. Highly recommend.
Susan
Ana is absolutely amazing; I explained that I am a slow learner and she went through Photoshop steps with extremely clear instruction at my own pace, making sure I understand the concepts, not just memorizing steps. Also sent me links to instructional videos to prepare for my class. Among the best instructors I have ever had in my life.
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Hasaan R.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Hasaan R.

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My substantial areas of expertise are women and men patternmaking, draping, garment construction (sewing), tailoring, technical drawing, concepts sketching, from basic to advance skill set. I am also a big fan of incorporating recycled / repurposing materials such as leather, suede into garments.I encourage students to construct their own learning in an environment that stimulates and helps students to realize their full potential.

About Hasaan

I have obtained a degree in Menswear Design and Marketing from Fashion Institute of Technology and a degree in Applied Science Visual Communications from Katharine Gibbs School. I’ve taught garment construction, sketching and CAD design classes (Adobe Suite) for five years and have over 17 years o

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Catherine
Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! Very knowledgeable and caring! I am so happy! I’m buying a lot more lessons! Hassan is the best!!!!
Lyrana
Hasaan is a very patient teacher--which is definitely a requirement for online sewing/pattern making lessons. We worked on my bodice sloper, and he was able to quickly identify the fitting issues I had. He shares best practices, tips, and terminology all throughout the lesson so that you learn as much as possible. Will continue with him.
Lauren Stein
I had a tight time schedule to finish a summer project before I went in for surgery and Hasaan was very sensitive to that. He was able to teach me new skills in pattern making and cutting that made the process easier/ more accurate as well as sewing techniques. I would say my experience with him was very positive and he was always cheerful and and in a great mood and helped me out a lot with my project. I would definitely recommend using him for lessons.

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Average Cost of Adobe Illustrator Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Adobe Illustrator lessons is $88. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $117 per hour.
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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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"Sylvia was great during my first session. She was very patient and understanding being that I was new to adobe illustrator. Her step by step approach was very helpful."
Antoine
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Sylvia L.
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"Really, really good! Appreciate the help!"
Mark
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Etana H.
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"Etana is a great instructor...patient and very informative. Thanks!"
Lindsay
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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"Ethan very helpful. She took my project on board and gave me lots of helpful tips from the start. Very easy going and a lovely manner."
Jacqueline Mellett
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Etana H.
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"Great lesson? Etana is so nice to work with."
Sherrie
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Etana H.
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"I didn't know what to expect with my first online class and I am very happy!"
Cathy
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Etana H.
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"Awesome first session. You are very patient and great at answering random questions as we go along. I'm feeling much more solid in this program."
Stacey
Took Adobe Illustrator lessons from Etana H.
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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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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 possibilit

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ies 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!